Added several new scores for 2019 to the results from the 2019 Snow Country English Match Series, including the first of our re-shoots (there were two at Howell).
Of note were two 600's fired at Howell (Gostomski and Goyette) on the 26th of January during the January cold spell. Seriously a cold spell, the Howell range air exchange system failed to turn on the heat while we were firing the first string. Air temperature fell to 38 degrees F. Felt like the Winter League at Midland on a windy day. I wore gloves while scoring targets. Nonetheless Ed Gostomski and Steve Goyette managed to fire 600's in F-Class.
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!
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).
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).