The first Mid-Range Prone match of 2022 had Marisa Tundo fire a 396-21X to outpace her partner Dave Monette who posted a 393-10X in F-Open. The other categories were lightly competed, but Brad Sauve was high (and only) F-TR with a 384-15X, Ray Gross was high (and only) Palma Rifle with a 399-25X, and Tom Feige was high service rifle with a 388-15X.
Eleven stalwart shooters came out on a cold (28 degrees F) overcast day. Fortunately, other than contending with cold fingers and feet, the wind Gods were docile.
The high shooter amongst the seven (7) F-Open shooters was Dave Monette with a 399-25X, besting Tony Dekelaita who posted a 396-17X.
In the small end of the range we had four (4) sling shooters. Three (3) were scoped service rifles, and one (1) lonely Palma rifle. Of the service rifles the high score was Tom Feige with a 384-10X. The lonely Palma rifle was Leo Cebula with a 386-11X. Leo was sorry he wasn't at his winter home in Arizona....
Okay, I apologize I was off in Arizona enjoying the weather, and wasn't able to get these posted until I came back.
We have four competitions that have been held so far, two at Howell, one at Monroe, and one at Grand Rapids. As such, we have scores for matches 1, 2, and 3. For match 3 only one score has been posted, so I did reports on matches 1, and 2. Match 3 will be included once I have another match 3 score.
On a cool rainy Saturday in October, the Midland Sportsman's Club conducted their annual Halloween BSA Charity match. We have eleven (11) shooters who actually fired, and a few others who were almost rans, but chickened out with the rain.
Truthfully, we ended up not getting wet (unless you knelt in the wet grass), and had relatively calm conditions. Conditions so calm that Bret Solomon fired an F-Open score of 600-53X, which equalled the F-Open record (which Bret holds) for a 3x600. Needless to say, Bret was high F-Open. He was chased by Dave Monette with a 599-46X.
A notable achievement was her first clean. Marisa Tundo fired her first F-Open clean target on Saturday.
In the F-TR Category, Tom Fisher fired a 599-33X, second was Dale Lucy with a 596-29X.
For the sling shooters, we had three. I know I shot a legal Palma Rifle, but wasn't sure about the other two. At any rate I was high with a 586-29X, followed by Mike Quillinan with a 585-24X.
In terms of contributions to the Explorer Crew, we had contributions from Solomon Diving (Bret Solomon) and Pierce Engineering (John Pierce) as well as unsolicited contributions from Mike Ruhlman, and John Luitink. Adding to that the MCSC contribution of $10/competitor the Crew left with $740.00.
The next match at Midland is tentatively scheduled for November 27, 2021 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). We will watch the weather closely that date and decide whether to run the match or not. Program is: 2021 Annual Foul Weather.
Eleven (11) shooters came out for the last Mid-Range Prone League match of 2021. After a lengthy delay due to fog, the match commenced.
We had a sprinkling of every category for this match. High (and only) Any rifle was Peter Church with a 596-35. High F-Open was Kelley Neeley with a 594-26. High (and only) F-TR was Ed Gostomski with a 593-29. High (and only) Palma Rifle Shooter was Ray Gross with a 599-31. Lastly, high service rifle shooter was Kyle Matzelle with a 575-15.
It was a pleasant, if a little cool September morning. The winds were certainly present, and did cause some difficultly, but were not terrible. We had seventeen (17) competitors and finished by Noon.
A few photos showing the shade we had in the early morning and Dave Monett's first string.
The highs by rifle type: Marcel Bollinger, 597-38X, High F-Open. Ed Gostomski, 576-23X, High F-TR, Leo Cebula, 588-16X, High Palma Rifle, John Luitink, 581-23X, High Any rifle, Kyle Matzelle, 577-18X, High Service Rifle.