Per the Governor's Executive order, Midland County Sportsman's Club will be closed until April 13, 2020. As a result the Winter League matches scheduled for April 4, 2020 and April 11, 2020 are canceled.
With luck we will be able to start again after the 13th.
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.
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