Eleven (11) shooters came out for the fourth installment of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League for 2022. The weather was close to still, and comfortable, but cool.
The high Any Rifle Shooter was Peter Church with a 598-40, followed by Mike Quillinan with a 593-24. For F-Open the high shooter was Dave Strycharz with a 589-29. High F-TR was Leo Cebula with a 576-12. Lastly, high Service Rifle was Tom Fiege with a 559-15.
Two updates, the Suburban Mid-Range Prone league match scheduled for October 15, 2022 has been moved to October 8, 2022 (it was conflicting with the MSU Homecoming game, to which I have tickets). The Halloween BSA Charity match is scheduled for October 22, 2022 (which is before I leave for the winter).
Saturday, September 3, 2022 was a calm sunny day, that turned challenging as the morning continued to noon. Twenty-four (24) competitors competed for the Michigan Championships.
For this match, we combined Palma, Service and Any Rifle shooters into a single category. The match winner was Gary Duda using a Palma Rifle with a score of 596-27. He was trailed by John Luitnik with a 593-19 and Peter Church with a 592-33.
Of note, Jason Quayle firing a service rifle briefly had a 200-8 in his first string. Unfortunately, his target was configured for a .30 bullet, however, he was using a 223 Remington. Given the few thousandths difference between the a .308 and a .224 I did not expect to see a change, but one close round converted to a "9" as a result of a change. Jason's 199-8 was still his highest 600 yard score. Good job, Jason!
In F-Class the F-open winner was Dave Monette with a 599-36, followed by Marcel Bollinger with a 598-35, and Don Hicks with a 597-36. For F-TR Jim Grissom was high in a small turnout with a 591-22.
On a calm, still day we had eleven (11) competitors see two (2) F-Class 600's fired.
In F-Open, Marcel Bollinger fired a 600-37 to lead the field. In F-TR Charles Hayes fired a 600-41using a 223 Remington with Hornady A-Tip 90 grain bullets. I had to look back to the Halloween Match of 2021 to find another 600 in F-Class. That was Bret Solomon with a 600-53 (which would have been an National Record, except for the fact that the match wasn't registered).
Along with firing his 600, Charley also shepherded his grand son, Nikhil Datta who produced the third highest F-Class score with a 594-36 in F-TR.
On Easter Saturday, April 16, 2022 seven (7) competitors fired in match 4 of the Winter Mid-Range League.
The high Palma Rifle was Ray Gross with a 395-18X. High F-Open was Mike Ruhlman with a 396-14X. High Any Rifle was Mike Quillinan with a 395-18X, and high Service Rifle was Kyle Matzelle with a 394-17X. It is surprising to note that only 2 points separated the high shooters in each category from one another.
This was the last Winter Mid-Range Prone match of 2022. The next match at Midland County Sportsman's Club will be the first Suburban Mid-Range Prone League match 1 on April 30, 2022. These will be 3x600s. The program is: 2022 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League-2.