Additional updates for matches 3 and 4.
Matches remaining: March 21 - Monroe and Muskegon; April 4 - Grand Rapids.
Once again we had seven (7) shooters come out for a Winter Mid-Range Prone match. The weather was better than the last one by about 6 degrees F. Moreover, we noticed no COVID-19 virus beastie's in the area. We did however, shake hands by banging elbows.
The conditions were very good for shooting with just a little drift noticeable. The high F-Open was Mike Ruhlman with a 390-15X. He was closely chased by Tony Dekelaita with a 388-11X. High Palma Rifle shooter was Ray Gross with a 399-28X. Leo Cebula was chasing Ray until he fired a shot on Ray's target. Then it was time to test loads with the 85.5 Bergers. Velocity looked good, but can't seem to get two of them to hit the same hole.
Notably, we had two new shooters, Dave Monette, and his son Jake. They fired F-Open for their first match. I suspect we will see a singular improvement when they come up for their second shoot.
The next scheduled match is on March 28, 2020. Program is: 2020 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program
Notwithstanding all of the closures due to COVID-19, we will be shooting tomorrow.
A standard 2x600 from our heated tent on the 600 yard line at the Midland County Sportsman's Club. Program is: 2020 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program
Here are the scores for this Snow Country Session, and a first cut at league standings:
A first cut at the league totals (high four scores count):
Remaining matches are: March: Monroe - 21; Muskegon - 21; April: Grand Rapids - 2. Program: 2019-2020 Snow Country English Match Series
Also, in March, at Midland the Winter Mid-Range Prone League the 14th, and the 28th. Program: 2020 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program
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,
Course of fire is a 2x600 fired on electronic targets. Program: 2020 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program
All February scores have been received and entered.
Next matches are in March: Grand Rapids - 5; Howell and Muskegon - 7; Monroe and Muskegon 21. Program: 2019-2020 Snow Country English Match Series
Next outdoor Mid-Range prone match is Midland on February 29. Program is: 2020 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program
New Scores from Muskegon and Howell.
Next February Matches: Monroe 22; Muskegon 29. Program is: 2019-2020 Snow Country English Match Series
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.
So we called it off. The next Winter Mid-Range Prone match is scheduled for February 29, 2020. The program is 2020 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program.
New results for the 2019-20 Snow Country. A couple of high points:
Next matches in February: 6th Grand Rapids; 8th Howell; 8th Muskegon; 22nd Monroe; 22nd Muskegon. Program: 2019-2020 Snow Country English Match Series
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