The Board of Directors at the Midland County Sportsman's Club approved the purchase of five (5) Silver Mountain Targets during their November meeting. As a result the club is providing a deposit to Stallings Machine (the Right Sight people and importers of the Silver Mountain Targets).
We would expect delivery and deployment in time for the summer league in 2016. Perhaps before.
The 2015 BSA Halloween Charity Match was conducted on November 7, 2015 at the Midland County Sportsman's Club in Midland, Michigan. The normal Halloween date was postponed due to the F-Class Nationals, which just completed.
It was a cold, windy day, top temperature was in the high forties, but a good deal of gusty wind chilled the competitors. Several shooters had weird shots appear a good distance off call for a shot or two, and then end up back in the "X" without a change. Just an odd day. However, it was still better than working....
The F-TR winner was Doug Boyer with a 590-12X, with John Luitink winning the Any Rifle category with a 593-29X.
With the contributions of Solomon Diving, the Midland County Sportsman's Club, and the Michigan Rifle and Pistol Association more than $600 was contributed to the Venture Crew.
Okay, it was the 17th of October. It felt like the 17th of December. We started in the mid-thirties, and ended in the low forties. However, with the wind it was at times biting. With everyone and their uncle on the way to Phoenix for the F-Class Nationals, attendance was light.
Four sling shooters, and 1.33 F-classers. Just enough for an equal number of shooters and pit pullers.
Jake Bondy continues to drill 'em with his .223, a nice 598-35X to lead the sling shooters. Tony Perry was the high of the 1.33 F-classers with a 540-4X. Ray Gross was the 1/3 shooter, he only fired one twenty shot string.
Did I mention the near snow (ice crystals) that was falling when we finished? Frankly, I was pleased to get back into my warm Mustang, and wasn't tempted at all to put the top down.
Next match is the Halloween BSA Charity Match on November 7, 2015. Come on out, and bring your friends. We will get pit service, and the Explorer Crew from Midland should make some money to assist in their activities for 2015-2016.
An interesting day at MCSC. We had eleven (11) shooters, seven (7) sling (Target Rifle), and four (4) F-TR.
Peter Church was high Target Rifle with a 600-43X with scope. In the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League that is the highest score ever recorded. The next closest dated from July 4, 2009 and was a 600-41X with irons. To provide an understanding about how difficult it is to produce this score, I counted more than ten (10) 599s shot since about 2004.
The next Suburban Mid-Range (and last for 2015) will be held on October 17, 2015. Look in "Events" for details.