This is the first results for the Winter Mid-Range League you will find. We tried to shoot once previously, but were snowed out (couldn't see the targets).
Today we had seven (7) shooters. Frankly, we had a good time. The temperature outside was about 28 F. Inside we guesstimate it was in the 50's F. No cold hands, stocking hats unnecessary, no shivering. Just a pleasure to shoot inside.
However, outside the winds of February were switchy enough to cause sling shooters to fire eights. The high F-Open was Tony Dekelaita with a 391-10X, High F-TR was Tom Fisher with a 377-8X, and high Palma Rifle was Ray Gross with a 393-21X.
We will be firing the Leap Year Winter Mid-Range Prone match on February 29, 2020. We will be shooting from within the Firing Line Tent. Temperatures in the tent will be pleasant. Great opportunity to test your equipment in the new year,
Well, we tried. Under normal circumstances we would have started shooting at 9:00 AM. However, because this is the Winter Mid-Range we started at 10:00. Unfortunately, by 10:00 AM the snow had started, and after just a few shots, the targets were no longer visible. We waited until after 11:00 AM, and from the weather maps things were not going to get better.
New results for the 2019-20 Snow Country. A couple of high points:
Our first sling 600 this year was fired by Dan Altman at Monroe. A 600-42. Outstanding job, Dan!
We have a group of F-Class Shooters who have begun firing re-shoots. Per the program an unlimited number of re-shoots are allowed. Each time you re-shoot you replace your lowest score. For the re-shoots you will see a shooters name twice (three times? or Four?) in the results for a particular match. We will likely see several this year.
For those of you needing to get outside, Midland will be running its first Winter Mid-Range prone match on February 1, 2020. This will follow the typical Winter Mid-Range rules regarding weather. However, due to our heated tent, we will not cancel for temperature alone. Program: 2020 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program