On Saturday, May 27, 2017 the Midland County Sportsman's Club ran the 2017 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship. We had a beautiful day, and twenty-one (21) competitors enjoyed gentle conditions for the match.
The course of fire included ten (10) shots at 300, 500 and 600 yards, followed by a single fifteen (15) shot string at 600 yards.
Our turn-out was sufficient to provide three (3) State Champions: Target Rifle (the dudes with the slings), F-Open, and F-TR. Target Rifle was won by Peter Church with a 449-35X, Pete was chased by Jake Bondy with a 447-19X. F-Open was won by Marcel Bollinger with a 445-21X. F-TR was won by John Pierce with a 448-28X, who out Xed John Droelle, who posted a 448-21X.
Left to right: Marcel Bollinger, F-Open Champion; John Pierce, F-TR Champion; and Peter Church, Target Rifle Champion.
After three weekends in a row for the Winter Mid-Range Prone League, we conducted the first of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League matches. Twelve (12) shooters came out for the first of these for 2017. They enjoyed a brisk, but sunny morning. However, they were challenged by a heavy buffeting wind that rocked scores across the board.
The High Any Rifle (Sling) shooter was Jake Bondy, with a 594-31X. Notably, Jake cleaned the first string with a 200-14X. An absolutely outstanding score in the wind we experienced today.
The High F-TR shooter was John Roethlisberger with a 589-28X. Given the wind another outstanding score.
The first Suburban Mid-Range Prone League Match will be held on May 6, 2017 at the Midland County Sportsman's Club.
It will be a 3x600, and start squadding at around 9:15 AM. The match will be conducted on electronic targets. As such, you will not be required to spend time in the pits. Program is here: 2017 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League
The sixth Winter Mid-Range Prone Match will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The weather guessers forecast mid-40's and party cloudy. Should be a good day.
It will be a 2x600, and start squadding at around 9:15 AM. The match will be conducted on electronic targets. As such, you will not be required to spend time in the pits. Program is here: 2017 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program.
We had a decent, sunny day for Match 3 of the Winter Mid-Range Prone League. Moreover, we had the best turn-out of the year with ten (10) shooters.
Jake Bondy was the high Target Rifle shooter (sling shooter), with a 398-23X. John Roethlisberger was the high F-TR shooter with a 397-26X besting John Pierce by three X's. It appears everyone is starting to get into practice for 2017.
They appear to be of a notable F-TR shooter wearing a shooting jacket, slung up, and firing an Any Rifle. When we left Midland the competitors were still in shock.... We are withholding his name to protect his reputation.