A total of twenty-one (21) competitors came out for the 2023 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship. The match was fired at 300, 500 and 600 yards with fifteen shots for score at each distance on a cool day with gusty winds.
The Target Rifle Champion was Ray Gross with a perfect score of 450-30X. He was distantly followed by Jamie Root with a 446-24X, and eighty-four year old Peter Church with a 444-23X.
In F-TR, the winner was Richard Dixon with a 447-22X, followed by Mike Boughner with a 443-20X, and Doug Boyer 442-23X.
In F-Open, the winner was Nick Nadenoff with a 449-30X, followed by Dave Monette with a 448-21X and Marcel Bollinger with a 447-31.
The final Winter Mid-Range Prone League match for 2023, match #5 attacted eleven (11) Shooters.
High Any Rifle was James Stewart with a 395-20. High F-Open was Mike Ruhlman with a 399-20 (winning on a tie breaker with his second twenty shots clean over Nick Nadenoff). High (and only) F-TR was Jeremy Jahr with a 387-10. High Palma Rifle was Ray Gross with a 399-19. Lastly Tom Feige was high Service Rifle with a 385-14.
Nine (9) competitors came out for the fourth Winter Mid-Range Prone Championship.
We had four (4) F-Open shooters lead by Don Hicks with a 396-10X. Two (2) Service Rifle shooters lead by Kyle Matzelle with a 392-20X. Then there were a group of cats and dogs with one each: Ray Gross 394-13X with Palma, Mike Quillinan with a 384-7X with Any Rifle, and Charles Hayes with a 390-10X shooting F-TR.
Nine (9) competitors turned out for the April Fool’s Day Winter Mid-Range League at the Midland County Sportsman’s Club.
We had three (3) F-Open, two (2) F-TR, two (2) Service Rifle, one (1) Palma, and one (1) Any Rifle. The high F-Open was Dave Monette with a 395-20X. High F-TR was Jeremy Jahr with a 370-4X. High Service Rifle was Kyle Matzelle 387-12X. High Palma (and only) was Ray Gross with a 387-15X. High Any Rifle (and only) was Roger Franklin with a 370-11X.