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The Winter Mid-Range Prone League Match dates are posted.  The following are potential dates (depending on weather):

March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019

April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2019

Program is available here: 2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program

Watch this site for information about weather and match status (on or postponed).

Partly Cloudy
Monday
12/10 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday
12/11 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow Showers
Wednesday
12/12 50%
Snow Showers
Cloudy. Snow showers developing in the afternoon. High 34F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
12/13 10%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 37F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Friday
12/14 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

 

Match One (1) of the 2019 Snow Country was fired at Muskegon and Monroe this morning.  A total of twelve (12) competitors competed.

Of note in F-Class, Steve Jones fired two 10X cleans to start the year.  Quite a performance, moreover he finished the day with a 599-52X.  Makes you wonder what happened with the one nine (9)....

Next scheduled matches are in December.  Howell has the first of December, and then Monroe on the 22nd.  Look in "Events" for more information about future matches.

2019 Snow Country Match 1

Our annual charity match for Midland Explorer Crew will be held on November 3, 2018.  This is a 3x600 fired on electronic targets, with scoring provided by members of the Midland Explorer Crew.  The program is available here:

2018 Halloween BSA Charity Match

This year we will be providing a custom hat to the "Top Ten" competitors in the match.  This will be regardless of rifle category, it will simply treat all competitors as being the same, and the top ten scores will receive a "Top Ten" hat.

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 the Final Match of the 2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League was conducted at the Midland County Sportsman's Club.  Surprisingly given the temperature we had seventeen (17) competitors.

During the match I took a couple of interesting pictures:

We had four sling shooters (including Josh), the high shooter was Ray Gross with a 597-35X.  The high F-Open competitor was Bill Stumpf with a 590-21X.  The high F-TR competitor was Christine Howe with a 585-19X.

Results are here:

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 6

The next match will be the Annual Halloween BSA Charity Match on November 3, 2018.  The program is available here:  2018 Halloween BSA Charity Match

Please note:  MSU upset Penn State 21-17.  So, I didn't need to use too many of these:

Go Green!

Remember:  Get out on November 6, 2018 and VOTE!!!

I believe we figured out that fall had begun this morning.  When I filled my gas tank at Meijer's I realized that I didn't bring a coat.  Moreover, I figured that I needed a coat.  On checking the temperature at about 8:30 AM I noted that it was a balmy 41 degrees F.  A coat would have been nice....

At any rate, we had ten (10) shooters.  Five (5) F-Open, three (3) F-TR, and two sling shooters, who were actually glad to be wearing their sweatshirts and shooting jackets.

The high F-Open competitor was Tony Dekelaita with a 593-26X.  High F-TR was Charles Hayes with a 589-24X.  Lastly, high sling shooter was Leo Cebula with a 594-25X.  Leo had the only "clean" of the day in the last stage with a 200-11X.

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 5

It was the best of times, it was the worse of times....

Saturday, September 1, 2018 started out as a good, if a little humid day.  More importantly all the targets were operational (all eight), and we had twenty-five (25) competitors.  Towards the end, however, things got nasty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photos are of my home office with the score sheets arrayed to dry.  It got wet.

However, some very good performances were recorded:

Any Rifle Champion:  Chris Whitney  597-37

F-Open Champion:  Marcel Bollinger  600-37  (I believe this to be the first 600 clean shot at Midland on a 300-500-600 course of fire - Outstanding performance)

F-TR Champion:  Josh Moore:  599-41

Junior Champion:  Sydnie Lipski  598-39

The complete results are available here:

2018 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship Results

Our next match is on September 22, 2018, and will be the September Mid-Range Prone League match.  Program is available here:

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League

 

It was almost a perfect day.  Not too hot, but good enough to work on your farmer's tan, while comfortable.  Even competing with Cadillac we had fourteen shooters.

The high F-Open was Terry Scurlock with a 590-17X.  High F-TR was Steve Goyette with a 594-24X.  Lastly, using three different rifles, high sling shooter was Leo Cebula with a 594-27X.

Results:

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 4

Our next match is the Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship on September 1, 2018.  The program is available here: 2018 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship.

Note:  a "Michigan F-TR Team" sweatshirt was left at the range on the low end.  We have it in the block house.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 was supposed to be dry all day.  Unfortunately, the Rain God decided that we should have some weather to start the day.  After about an hour and a half delay and covering the new firing line we finally got under way.

More than a couple of comments were made regarding the new, level 600 yard firing line.  I, personally, found it very pleasant to fire off of.  It will really be nice after the line receives its sodding at the end of September.

The delay didn't affect Ray Gross, whose 600-40X topped the sling shooters.  This was the second 600 Ray has capped this year.  A really impressive performance with an iron sighted Palma Rifle. John Roethlisberger was the high F-TR shooter with a 598-29X, and Ed Gostomski was the high F-Open shooter with a 597-28X.  All and all a good day for a match.

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 3

Our next league match is:  August 11, 2018.  Program is:  2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League.