Well, it was an interesting day. The weather guessers said it would be overcast and cool. They were pretty much correct except the the last minute torrential down pour that was forecasted. So we waited, and Ray Gross stood up and said “Let it be dry”. The storm split and went on either side of us, and we only felt a little drizzle. Well, the part about the storm going around us is true, I made up the part about Ray causing it.
In general the day had gentle conditions for the thirteen (13) shooters who came out. We had five (5) Any Rifle shooters (combination of Palma, any rifle, and service rifle), representing the “sling” shooters, and eight (8) F-Open Shooters.
The high F-Open shooter was Ed Gostomski with a 592-30X. Interestingly, we had two other F-Open 592’s. Dave Strycharz and 29X, and Jim Weinrich with 24X.
In the Any Rifle category, Mike Quillinan was high shooter with a 586-22X, followed by John Luitink with a 584-20X. The remainder of the category was subject to varying levels of disaster. Ray Gross cross-fired and “X” (on a F-Class target, I might add), and Leo Cebula and Peter Church kept wondering why their shots were off call as their bullets passed through the low hanging branches of a tree on the high end of the range. Time to squad the F-Classers down there….
Our next match is scheduled for September 4, 2021, and will be the Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship: 2021 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship.