The 2018 New Year's Eve Match is ON. We expect to have temperatures in the 30's F, and no rain or snow until afternoon.
So, for your last chance in 2018 to shoot a rifle match, come on out.
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
We saw an opportunity with a nice Saturday in December and decided to shoot a match. Small turn out, only five (5) competitors. However, we enjoyed a day that was only slightly cool.
In terms of milestones it was the last time that our original Silver Mountain Targets were used in a match. We used two (2) of our original five (5). After the match all five (5) were packed to be shipped to another club. When the transaction is complete we will be replacing our original targets with Shot Marker eTargets. We expect to be using them for our Winter Mid-Range Prone league starting in March of 2019.
Our high F-TR competitor was Jim Grissom with a 399-10X. High Sling Shooter (Palma) was Ray Gross with a 399-22X.
We may try to run a New Year's Eve match. If so, it will be run on December 31, 2018 (is there anyone who was surprised by the date?). It is entirely dependent on the weather. Last year we ran it on a day that dropped to -5 F at starting time. So, it will not be a function of temperature driving our decision. However, heavy snow, or ice would cause us to pass on running the match.
If 70 degrees F sounds better, I recommend our Snow Country English Match Series, program: 2018 Snow Country English Match Series
The Winter Mid-Range Prone League Match dates are posted. The following are potential dates (depending on weather):
March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2019
April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2019
Program is available here: 2019 Winter Mid-Range Prone League Program
Watch this site for information about weather and match status (on or postponed).