On a Saturday where I was in Arizona (and the temperature hit the low 90's each day), we had five (5) shooters come out for the first of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone matches for 2021. I would comment on the weather, but seeing how I wasn't around, I have no clue. I will admit that it appears that conditions got dicey as the day moved forward. Many of the stage three (3) scores showed a drop.
The high F-Open was Marcel Bollinger with a 589-24X. The high and only Palma Rifle shooter was Ray Gross with a 593-28X.
On a really pleasant, although overcast day, we had only five (5) shooters come out to compete. Especially notable was the numbers, only one (1) F-Class Shooter, and four (4) Palma Shooters.
The high F-TR, and only F-TR was Charley Hayes with a 380-7X. High Palma Shooter was Dan Altman with a 399-20X. Interestingly Dan bested Ray Gross and Peter Church by one (1) point. In the X count, either Ray or Peter were better.
This was the last of the Winter Mid-Range Prone matches for 2021. Next weekend, May 1, 2021 will be the first of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League matches for 2021. Program is: 2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League.
On a sunny April Saturday, we had ten (10) competitors for Match 5 of the Winter Mid-Range Prone League. We had four (4) F-Open shooters, three (3) F-TR shooters (including one new gentleman, Robert Burner), two (2) Palma shooters, and one (1) lonely any rifle competitor.
The high F-Open was Marcel Bollinger with a 392-14X, he was chased by Tony DeKelaita with a 390-16, and Dave Monette with a 390-13.
In F-TR the high shooter was Donald Hicks with a 389-7, followed by Charley Hayes with a 387-8.
In Palma, Ray Gross was high with a 394-19 followed by Leo Cebula with a 391-14.
The sole any rifle competitor was Mike Quillinan with a 393-23.
We had seven (7) competitors out for the Winter Mid-Range Prone League at the Midland County Sportsman's Club. The weather was only slightly cool. The good news was the tent was down. The bad news was the tent was down. You can take that however, you might like.
Of the seven (7) competitors we had four (4) different categories represented. The high and only Any Rifle was Mike Quillinan with a 391-16. High F-Open was Marcel Bollinger with a 398-25. High and only F-TR was Charles Hayes with a 377-3. High Palma Rifle by outlasting the second Palma shooter was Leo Cebula, with a 387-11.
As I go through the posting I felt it was worthwhile to review the high scores by Category: So here they are:
Collegiate/Junior: Collin Fox 592.7
F-Class Prone: Ed Gostomski 638.0
Sling Prone: Dan Altman 630.6
March is upon us, so we have only one league match left: March 27 - Muskegon.
We will be making cuts at determining who will be invited to the Shoot-Off on April 10, 2021 at Jackson. We will make the final determinations after the last scores are entered from Muskegon. Watch this spot!
The Winter Mid-Range Prone Match scheduled for 3-6-2021 is ON.
We will fire a 2x600. Squadding at about 9:15 AM and firing at about 10:00 AM. The weather is clear and will be sunny as the day progresses. Temperature will be about 27 F at 10:00 AM. In the tent it should be about 50 F.
The Winter Mid-Range Prone League will be held at the Midland County Sportsman's Club in Midland, Michigan on the following dates:
February 20, 2021
March 6, 2021
March 27, 2021
April 3, 2021
April 17, 2021
April 24, 2021
Given that we will be using a heated tent to shoot from, the typical temperature limits on dates will be ignored. However, in the case where winter weather may cause extreme highway conditions we will maintain the right to cancel dates. Watch this site for information before traveling on all of the above dates.