Shoot-Off is April 6, 2019. Qualified competitors will be posted shortly.
Today was an exciting day at Monroe. Well, sort of. We had eight (8) shooters, and Muskegon had four (4). So we are getting into the swing of this winter league. Except for relatively no snow. It's early, yet. I'm sure Michigan will provide an opportunity to use my snow shoes this winter, eventually.
Back to the exciting. While clearing my firing point, I accidentally dropped my rifle:
This explains why I'm having an IPA while I do the results. Fudge!
Okay, the up to date scores:
The next matches are: January 26 - Howell, February 9 - Muskegon, February 16 - Monroe. Still time to get in your four (4) matches to qualify for the Shoot-Off.
The 2019 Schedule for outdoor Mid-Range Prone and Fullbore Prone matches at the Midland County Sportsman's Club has been posted under "Events" on this site.
We have planned:
Every Saturday in March and April are potential dates for the Winter Mid-Range Prone League. These are 2x600's, for F-Class and Sling. They run dependent on weather.
May 11, June 15, July 6, September 28, October 12 for the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League (3x600's, F-Class and Sling)
May 25 Michigan Fullbore Championship (300, 500, 600, F-Class and Sling) Enter at http://www.michrpa.org.
August 31 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship (300, 500, 600, F-Class and Sling) Enter at http://www.michrpa.org
October 26 Halloween BSA Charity Match (3x600's, F-Class and Sling)
November 30 Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match (2x600's, F-Class and Sling)
We haven't posted anything for a New Year's Eve Match, but there is still time!
See you at the range!
On December 31, 2018 eight (8) shooters made it to the Midland Sportman's Club for the annual New Year's Eve Rifle Match. Unlike last year where the starting temperature was -5 F, this year we had relatively pleasant temperatures in the low 30's, and inside the tent it was probably approaching 50 F (nearby the heater, of course).
A few snap-shots of the competitors:
Results: 2018 New Year's Eve Match
High Sling Shooter was Ray Gross with a 397-21X. High F-TR was Tom Fisher with a 398-23X. High F-Open shooter was Tony Dekelaita with a 397-21X (I suppose we could be caty and mention that he was the only F-Open shooter, too).
That was our last match of 2018 (there wasn't anything left of the year). We will likely begin the Winter league in March. The program and dates are available here: 2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program.
If the weather is "frightful" you may want to consider the Snow Country English Match Series: 2018 Snow Country English Match Series.