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With the move of a day from Saturday to Friday, we had a much lower turnout than last year, only six (6) shooters.  However, those chosen few enjoyed moderately warm temperatures and a sunny day.

The high F-Open was M. Ruhlman with a 393-10X.  High and only F-TR was Scott Burr with a 398-17X (also, high F-Class shooter for the day).  High sling shooter (Palma Rifle) was Ray Gross with a 398-22X.

2018 Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match

A couple pictures of what we found at the range:

The shooter in the foreground isn't swearing at the snow, just putting on his jacket.

 

 

 

This match was the last outdoor match scheduled for 2018.  As we get closer to New Year's Eve we will evaluate whether or not to run a New Year's Eve Shoot.

However, in the interim, try the 2018 Snow Country English Match Series.  Look in "Events" for locations and course of fire:  Program is 2018 Snow Country English Match Series.

Match One (1) of the 2019 Snow Country was fired at Muskegon and Monroe this morning.  A total of twelve (12) competitors competed.

Of note in F-Class, Steve Jones fired two 10X cleans to start the year.  Quite a performance, moreover he finished the day with a 599-52X.  Makes you wonder what happened with the one nine (9)....

Next scheduled matches are in December.  Howell has the first of December, and then Monroe on the 22nd.  Look in "Events" for more information about future matches.

2019 Snow Country Match 1

On a cold Saturday, just after Halloween, MCSC held their annual "Halloween BSA Charity Match".  This match was held for the benefit of Venture Crew 7772 from Midland, Michigan.

Crew member keeping score for Marcel Bollinger.

In the past the Crew would provide the pit service, however, since the implementation of electronic targets at MCSC, we have used the Crew as scorers.

Unfortunately, due to the cold weather, we had an unusually small turnout for the match.  With only eight (8) shooters, all the participants received a "Top Ten" hat to commemorate the match.

The high F-Open was Bret Solomon with a 588-22X.  High F-TR was Tom Fisher with a 595-30X.  High Sling shooter was Mike Quillinan with a 598-32X.  Even with the chill the scores were still good.

The complete results:

2018 Halloween BSA Charity Match

The crew with Bret Solomon:

This is almost the last match for Midland for 2018, we have just the "Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match" scheduled for November 24, 2018 left.  Program is available here:

2018 Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match

Get away from your in-laws and turkey left-overs and come on out!

Our annual charity match for Midland Explorer Crew will be held on November 3, 2018.  This is a 3x600 fired on electronic targets, with scoring provided by members of the Midland Explorer Crew.  The program is available here:

2018 Halloween BSA Charity Match

This year we will be providing a custom hat to the "Top Ten" competitors in the match.  This will be regardless of rifle category, it will simply treat all competitors as being the same, and the top ten scores will receive a "Top Ten" hat.

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 the Final Match of the 2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League was conducted at the Midland County Sportsman's Club.  Surprisingly given the temperature we had seventeen (17) competitors.

During the match I took a couple of interesting pictures:

We had four sling shooters (including Josh), the high shooter was Ray Gross with a 597-35X.  The high F-Open competitor was Bill Stumpf with a 590-21X.  The high F-TR competitor was Christine Howe with a 585-19X.

Results are here:

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 6

The next match will be the Annual Halloween BSA Charity Match on November 3, 2018.  The program is available here:  2018 Halloween BSA Charity Match

Please note:  MSU upset Penn State 21-17.  So, I didn't need to use too many of these:

Go Green!

Remember:  Get out on November 6, 2018 and VOTE!!!

I believe we figured out that fall had begun this morning.  When I filled my gas tank at Meijer's I realized that I didn't bring a coat.  Moreover, I figured that I needed a coat.  On checking the temperature at about 8:30 AM I noted that it was a balmy 41 degrees F.  A coat would have been nice....

At any rate, we had ten (10) shooters.  Five (5) F-Open, three (3) F-TR, and two sling shooters, who were actually glad to be wearing their sweatshirts and shooting jackets.

The high F-Open competitor was Tony Dekelaita with a 593-26X.  High F-TR was Charles Hayes with a 589-24X.  Lastly, high sling shooter was Leo Cebula with a 594-25X.  Leo had the only "clean" of the day in the last stage with a 200-11X.

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 5

It was the best of times, it was the worse of times....

Saturday, September 1, 2018 started out as a good, if a little humid day.  More importantly all the targets were operational (all eight), and we had twenty-five (25) competitors.  Towards the end, however, things got nasty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photos are of my home office with the score sheets arrayed to dry.  It got wet.

However, some very good performances were recorded:

Any Rifle Champion:  Chris Whitney  597-37

F-Open Champion:  Marcel Bollinger  600-37  (I believe this to be the first 600 clean shot at Midland on a 300-500-600 course of fire - Outstanding performance)

F-TR Champion:  Josh Moore:  599-41

Junior Champion:  Sydnie Lipski  598-39

The complete results are available here:

2018 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship Results

Our next match is on September 22, 2018, and will be the September Mid-Range Prone League match.  Program is available here:

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League

 

It was almost a perfect day.  Not too hot, but good enough to work on your farmer's tan, while comfortable.  Even competing with Cadillac we had fourteen shooters.

The high F-Open was Terry Scurlock with a 590-17X.  High F-TR was Steve Goyette with a 594-24X.  Lastly, using three different rifles, high sling shooter was Leo Cebula with a 594-27X.

Results:

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 4

Our next match is the Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship on September 1, 2018.  The program is available here: 2018 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship.

Note:  a "Michigan F-TR Team" sweatshirt was left at the range on the low end.  We have it in the block house.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 was supposed to be dry all day.  Unfortunately, the Rain God decided that we should have some weather to start the day.  After about an hour and a half delay and covering the new firing line we finally got under way.

More than a couple of comments were made regarding the new, level 600 yard firing line.  I, personally, found it very pleasant to fire off of.  It will really be nice after the line receives its sodding at the end of September.

The delay didn't affect Ray Gross, whose 600-40X topped the sling shooters.  This was the second 600 Ray has capped this year.  A really impressive performance with an iron sighted Palma Rifle. John Roethlisberger was the high F-TR shooter with a 598-29X, and Ed Gostomski was the high F-Open shooter with a 597-28X.  All and all a good day for a match.

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 3

Our next league match is:  August 11, 2018.  Program is:  2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League.