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On a beautiful spring morning eight (8) competitors enjoyed the weather, and gentle breezes.

The high F-Open shooter was Marcel Bollinger with a 396-14X.  High F-TR was Scott Burr with a 393-14X.  Lastly, high sling shooter was Ray Gross with a 400-19X.

Complete results:  2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Match 2

Next potential date is April 13, 2019.  Program is 2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program

After several false starts due to the weather, on March 23, 2019, the first of the Winter Mid-Range Prone League matches was conducted at the Midland County Sportsman's Club.  Ten (10) competitors braved the 30 degree temperatures.

The high F-TR competitor was Ben Hicks with a 396-16X.  High F-Open was Larry Sustrick with 389-16X.  High Any Rifle shooter (sling) was Ray Gross with a 398-16X.

2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Match 1

Next potential match date is March 30, 2019.  Watch this spot for updates.

The "regular season" of the 2018-2019 Snow Country English Match Series is complete.

In F-Class the Winner is Ed Gostomski with a completely clean score of 2400-200X. He was closely followed by Al Moore with a 2399-210X.

In the Sling category, the winner was Dan Altman with a 2385-131X, followed by two shooters with 2375, Jason Piatek and Leo Cebula.  Jason ends up in Second place with 138X to Leo's 124X.

Complete results: 2019 Snow Country League Final Results

The Snow Country Shoot-Off is scheduled for April 6, 2019 at the Jackson Sportsman's Club.  The range will open at 8:00 AM, and we will commence fire no later than 9:00 AM.

Based upon competitor/matches 41% of the total were F-Class, and 59% were Sling. To keep things fair, I have rounded both up to 50% and 60% respectively.  As such, we are inviting five (5) F-Class competitors, and six (6) sling competitors to the Shoot-Off.

F-Class:  Ed Gostomski, Al Moore, Bret Solomon, Steve Jones, and Steve Goyette.

Sling:  Dan Altman, Jason Piatek, Leo Cebula, Gary Duda, Matt Gorby, and Jamie Root.

 

Today was an exciting day at Monroe.  Well, sort of.  We had eight (8) shooters, and Muskegon had four (4).  So we are getting into the swing of this winter league.  Except for relatively no snow.  It's early, yet.  I'm sure Michigan will provide an opportunity to use my snow shoes this winter, eventually.

Back to the exciting.  While clearing my firing point, I accidentally dropped my rifle:

 

This explains why I'm having an IPA while I do the results.  Fudge!

Okay, the up to date scores:

2019 Snow Country Match 1

2019 Snow Country Match 2

2019 Snow Country Match 3

2019 Snow Country Match 4

The next matches are:  January 26 - Howell, February 9 - Muskegon, February 16 - Monroe.  Still time to get in your four (4) matches to qualify for the Shoot-Off.

 

The 2019 Schedule for outdoor Mid-Range Prone and Fullbore Prone matches at the Midland County Sportsman's Club has been posted under "Events" on this site.

We have planned:

Every Saturday in March and April are potential dates for the Winter Mid-Range Prone League.  These are 2x600's, for F-Class and Sling.  They run dependent on weather.

May 11, June 15, July 6, September 28, October 12 for the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League (3x600's, F-Class and Sling)

May 25 Michigan Fullbore Championship (300, 500, 600, F-Class and Sling) Enter at http://www.michrpa.org.

August 31 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship (300, 500, 600,  F-Class and Sling) Enter at  http://www.michrpa.org

October 26 Halloween BSA Charity Match (3x600's, F-Class and Sling)

November 30 Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match (2x600's, F-Class and Sling)

We haven't posted anything for a New Year's Eve Match, but there is still time!

See you at the range!

On December 31, 2018 eight (8) shooters made it to the Midland Sportman's Club for the annual New Year's Eve Rifle Match. Unlike last year where the starting temperature was -5 F, this year we had relatively pleasant temperatures in the low 30's, and inside the tent it was probably approaching 50 F (nearby the heater, of course).

A few snap-shots of the competitors:

Results:  2018 New Year's Eve Match

High Sling Shooter was Ray Gross with a 397-21X.  High F-TR was Tom Fisher with a 398-23X.  High F-Open shooter was Tony Dekelaita with a 397-21X (I suppose we could be caty and mention that he was the only F-Open shooter, too).

That was our last match of 2018 (there wasn't anything left of the year).  We will likely begin the Winter league in March.  The program and dates are available here: 2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program.

If the weather is "frightful" you may want to consider the Snow Country English Match Series:  2018 Snow Country English Match Series.

 

After our rousing success in 2017 we are doing it again this year.  The match will be a 2x600 with unlimited sighters on electronic targets.

We will have a heated tent to shoot out of (if desired), so bring your mirage bands.  Last year at -5 F, it was quite doable.  This year looks to be much warmer, so come on out!

Note, we will review the weather the morning of Sunday, December 30, 2018.  If there looks to be credible chance of dangerous weather (freezing rain or similar snow conditions) we will cancel the match.  If we it will be announced on this site.  So watch this spot.

Program:  2018 New Year's Eve Rifle Match