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
On December 31, 2019, seven (7) stalwart competitors attended Midland's Annual New Year's Eve Rifle Match. We enjoyed snow and cold temperatures, but were protected by Midland's tent. Of our entries we had three (3) F-Open shooters, two (2) F-TR shooters, and two (2) Target Rifle (sling) shooters.
The winning F-Open shooter was Tony Dekelaita with a 391-9X. Unfortunately, due to a clerical error the bottle of Champagne was given to the second place shooter, Don Hicks, who had a 389-12X. Tony we apologize. We'll fix it in March when we start the winter league.
The winning F-TR shooter was Charles Nelson with a 366-6X, and the winning Target Rifle shooter was Ray Gross with a 397-19X.
Once again we will test Mother Nature, and plan a New Year's Eve Rifle Match.
This will be a 2x600, and be fired from our heated tents on the 600 yard line. We will not cancel due to temperature (we ran at -5 F one year). However, extreme driving conditions could cause a cancelation.