We have established the dates and locations for the subject smallbore rifle league. The program is: https://www.semno.org/Programs/2020-2021%20Snow%20Country%20English%20Match%20Series.pdf
This year we will be making a change to machine scoring. Locations will decimal score all firing using either Orion systems or Target Scan off of a phone camera. This should provide use with a better mechanism to differentiate between performances, especially in F-class.
When Chris Whitney fired a 600-41X for his first 600 on a 3×600 course of fire, I commented that I believed it had been done only five times previously. I was incorrect. I has been done at Midland eight (8) times previously (since 2006 which is when I started using Access to produce the results).
- Leo Cebula – July 2009
- Peter Church – September 2015
- Peter Church – September 2017
- Ray Gross – June 2018
- Ray Gross – July 2018
- Peter Church – July 2019
- Ray Gross – September 2020
- Chris Whitney – October 2020
Arguably, Midland is an easy range. At least part of the year it is easy. As I thumbed through the scores for about seven (7) matches per year since 2006, I was surprised with the variability of winning scores. Some were surprisingly low, others were at the none, one, or two down. The lows were not necessarily matches with small turn-outs. Rather, they appeared to be days where the wind was not dopeable.
At any rate this was a fun exercise to keep my mind active during my retirement.
On the 3rd of October in the year of COVID (2020) we conducted the last Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match of the season. Twelve (12) shooters came out on a cool, but relatively still day.
We had one important milestone, Chris Whitney shooting a Scoped Any Rifle with Sling posted a 600-41X for the high Any Rifle. I believe this is only the fifth 600 posted at the Midland Range (I admit I could be overlooking a couple more, but they are damned scarce). So this is quite an achievement. Good job, Chris.
For the F-Open, Tony Dekelaita fired a 594-34X for highest score. Steve Goyette was high F-TR with a 589-22X, and Ray Gross was the high Palma Rifle with a 596-41.
Our next match at MCSC will be the Halloween BSA Charity Match on November 7, 2020. Click here for the program.