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On Saturday, May 11, 2019 the first match of the 2019 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League was held.  We had thirteen (13) competitors, who enjoyed a bright, sunny day with temperatures in the high 40's and low 50's.  It was a delightful, Michigan Spring Day.

Of our crowd we had three (3) F-Open competitors, lead by M. Ruhlman with a 580-15X.  Five (5) F-TR competitors ruled by Tom Fisher with a 589-23X.  Lastly, there were five (5) Sling Shooters, all using metallic sights.  Ray Gross continued his winning ways with a 593-34X.

2019 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 1

The next match at the Midland County Sportsman's Club is the  2019 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25, 2019.

The next match of the 2019 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Championship is on June 15, 2019.

While the southeastern portion of Michigan got pummeled with rain, Midland enjoyed the sun and being dry. However, we did get wind.  Enough wind that there were no cleans today. The closest were the two sling shooters, who both managed one 198.

After firing one of the 198s on my first string with my Mousegun Palma Rifle. I thought, that was easy, if I hadn't broke the two bad shots I would have been clean. Then I started the second string, and until my last five shots I don't between I had two tens together, and no "X's" until my very last shot.  Moreover, there was no predicting where the wind was moving me.

The high sling shooter was Ray Gross with a 392-25X.  Ray was using his Palma Rifle with 155s. The high F-Open shooter was Mike Ruhlman with a 387-13X.

2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Match 4

We had one other "fun" faux pas with Tony Dekelaita. He had 60 rounds of ammo, but only 40 of them had primers. Over the years, we have all made mistakes, but this is the first time I saw this one. He explains he ran out of one lot of brass, and just grabbed some more, without noticing that it wasn't primed, yet.

We have the potential for one additional Winter League Match for 2019. That would be on April 27, 2019. Watch this spot for updates.  Program is:  2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program.

We had a small turnout for today's match. Only four (4) competitors. We were greeted with low 40's and high winds.  Aside from that, it was a pleasant shoot....

We had one each F-Open and F-TR, so those shooters are the high in their category: F-Open - Tony Dekeliata with a 386-10X, F-TR - Charley Hayes with a 374-8X.  In the sling category (Target Rifle) we had two Luddites (using metallic sighted Palma Rifles).  Ray Gross was high with points with a 397-17X, and Leo Cebula with high with "X's" with a 396-18X.  I guess you could argue that everybody won today.

2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Match 3

The next potential date is April 20, 2019, which would be Easter Saturday.  Usually a good day for a rifle match.  Program is:  2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program


We finally reached the end of the 2018-2019 Snow Country English Match Series. Two Winners were crowned:  Al Moore with a score of 1199-98X in the F-Class Category and Dan Altman with a score of 1184-61X for the Sling Shooters.  

Left to right:  Al Moore, F-Class Winner; Mike O'Connor, Jackson Sportsman's Club; Dan Altman, Sling Winner


2019 Snow Country Shoot-Off


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This is the end of the indoor shooting until November.  Watch this site for information about the 2019-2020 Snow Country English Match Series.  We should be posting the schedule in October.

On a beautiful spring morning eight (8) competitors enjoyed the weather, and gentle breezes.

The high F-Open shooter was Marcel Bollinger with a 396-14X.  High F-TR was Scott Burr with a 393-14X.  Lastly, high sling shooter was Ray Gross with a 400-19X.

Complete results:  2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Match 2

Next potential date is April 13, 2019.  Program is 2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program

After several false starts due to the weather, on March 23, 2019, the first of the Winter Mid-Range Prone League matches was conducted at the Midland County Sportsman's Club.  Ten (10) competitors braved the 30 degree temperatures.

The high F-TR competitor was Ben Hicks with a 396-16X.  High F-Open was Larry Sustrick with 389-16X.  High Any Rifle shooter (sling) was Ray Gross with a 398-16X.

2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Match 1

Next potential match date is March 30, 2019.  Watch this spot for updates.

The "regular season" of the 2018-2019 Snow Country English Match Series is complete.

In F-Class the Winner is Ed Gostomski with a completely clean score of 2400-200X. He was closely followed by Al Moore with a 2399-210X.

In the Sling category, the winner was Dan Altman with a 2385-131X, followed by two shooters with 2375, Jason Piatek and Leo Cebula.  Jason ends up in Second place with 138X to Leo's 124X.

Complete results: 2019 Snow Country League Final Results

The Snow Country Shoot-Off is scheduled for April 6, 2019 at the Jackson Sportsman's Club.  The range will open at 8:00 AM, and we will commence fire no later than 9:00 AM.

Based upon competitor/matches 41% of the total were F-Class, and 59% were Sling. To keep things fair, I have rounded both up to 50% and 60% respectively.  As such, we are inviting five (5) F-Class competitors, and six (6) sling competitors to the Shoot-Off.

F-Class:  Ed Gostomski, Al Moore, Bret Solomon, Steve Jones, and Steve Goyette.

Sling:  Dan Altman, Jason Piatek, Leo Cebula, Gary Duda, Matt Gorby, and Jamie Root.