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On one of the first days this year that it was actually hot, 19 competitors completed the Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship.  We had a few no shows, and three withdrawals (heat, rifle issues were the major culprits).

Then the Techno-Gods decided to strike.  First two targets failed to function, then after finding a broken cable on one, and just a loose connection on the other, we did our move to 500.  Where upon, our master server died by issuing an error message, and could not be convinced to resurrect itself.  That forced the use of the targets directly, which worked okay, except not all targets had the 500 yard F-Class and Target rifle targets.  After finding away through that goat rodeo, we moved to 600 yards, where all of the targets operated.  Amazingly, we didn't finish much later than we expected.

We had eight (8) F-Open competitors, Mark Ruhlman of Charlevoix was the F-Open Champion with a score of 443-9X.

In the F-TR category we had six (6) competitors, with John Pierce besting Josh Moore with a 444-25X, bettering Josh with a 443-22X.

Lastly amongst the sling shooters, we had five (5) competitors.  Dan Altman from Ohio won with a 449-32X. Dan becomes the match winner, but because he is not a Michigan resident, the second place shooter, Chris Whitney with a 448-24X became the Michigan Target Rifle Champion.

2018 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship Results

The first Suburban Mid-Range Prone League Match of 2018 was held on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  On a cool, dark day we had nine (9) competitors, plus one who decided it was too cool to shoot.  The rest of the group commenced fire shortly after 9:00 AM, and finished around noon.

There was no precipitation, and it slowly warmed a bit, we moved from the low 40's to the mid-40's.  Not a day to work on your tan, but a decent day to shoot a rifle match.

The high Any Rifle shooter was Ray Gross with a 598-31X.  High F-Open was Ed Gostomski with a 595-29X, chased closely by Steve Goyette with a 595-28X.  High F-TR shooter was Junior shooter Sydnie Lipski with a 587-22X.

2018 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 1

The next match of 2018 is the Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship on May 26, 2018.  Program is:  2018 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship