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Eleven stalwart shooters came out on a cold (28 degrees F) overcast day.  Fortunately, other than contending with cold fingers and feet, the wind Gods were docile.

The high shooter amongst the seven (7)  F-Open shooters was Dave Monette with a 399-25X, besting Tony Dekelaita who posted a 396-17X.

In the small end of the range we had four (4) sling shooters.  Three (3) were scoped service rifles, and one (1) lonely Palma rifle.  Of the service rifles the high score was Tom Feige with a 384-10X.  The lonely Palma rifle was Leo Cebula with a 386-11X.  Leo was sorry he wasn't at his winter home in Arizona....

2021 Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match

The next match is tentatively the 2021 New Year's Eve Rifle Match.  Watch this site for information on its schedule.

Okay, I apologize I was off in Arizona enjoying the weather, and wasn't able to get these posted until I came back.

We have four competitions that have been held so far, two at Howell, one at Monroe, and one at Grand Rapids.  As such, we have scores for matches 1, 2, and 3. For match 3 only one score has been posted, so I did reports on matches 1, and 2. Match 3 will be included once I have another match 3 score.

2021-2022 Snow Country Match 1

2021-2022 Snow Country Match 2

Our next match is the 2021 Annual Foul Weather on November 27, 2021 (aka the "Get Away from the In-Laws Match").

The Snow Country Matches continue in December with the first on the 4th at Howell.  Program is: 2021-2022 Snow Country English Match Series

Eleven (11) shooters came out for the last Mid-Range Prone League match of 2021.  After a lengthy delay due to fog, the match commenced.

We had a sprinkling of every category for this match.  High (and only) Any rifle was Peter Church with a 596-35. High F-Open was Kelley Neeley with a 594-26.  High (and only) F-TR was Ed Gostomski with a 593-29.  High (and only) Palma Rifle Shooter was Ray Gross with a 599-31.  Lastly, high service rifle shooter was Kyle Matzelle with a 575-15.

2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 5

Our next match at Midland Country Sportsman's Club is the 2021 Halloween BSA Charity Match on October 23, 2021.

It was a pleasant, if a little cool September morning.  The winds were certainly present, and did cause some difficultly, but were not terrible.  We had seventeen (17) competitors and finished by Noon.

A few photos showing the shade we had in the early morning and Dave Monett's first string.

The highs by rifle type:  Marcel Bollinger, 597-38X, High F-Open.  Ed Gostomski, 576-23X, High F-TR, Leo Cebula, 588-16X, High Palma Rifle, John Luitink, 581-23X, High Any rifle, Kyle Matzelle, 577-18X, High Service Rifle.

Complete results:

2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 4

Our next match will be the last of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone Matches for 2021, it is scheduled for October 9, 2021.  Program is here: 2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League.

Remember, we have the Halloween BSA Charity Shoot on October 23, 2021.  Program is here: 2021 Halloween BSA Charity Match.

September 5, 2021 was a somewhat dreary, overcast day, but with relatively gentle conditions.  Once again, we filled the line with thirty-two (32) competitors.

For any rifle the winner was Matthew WIeczorek with a score of 593-20X.  For F-Open we had a contest.  The F-Open was won by Marcel Bollinger with a score of 598-40X, followed by Bret Solomon with a 597-40X, and Dave Monette with a score of 596-30.

For F-TR the winner is Larry Remsnyder with a 592-31X, and finally Palma rifle was won by Raymond Gross with a 597-30X.

We did have two service rifle shooters, of which Jason Quayle was high with a 580-18.

2021 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship Results

Our next match is September 19, 2021 at the Midland Sportsman's Club:  2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League

 

The weather is getting hot, not quite Africa Hot, but pleasantly warm.  There was a breeze blowing, it did help to avoid Africa Hot, but it did cause some issues with scores.

We had nine (9) competitors, one fired a few shots, and decided his load wasn't going to work, and left.  The other eight (8) were divided with five (5) F-Open shooters, and three (3) Any Rifle shooters (they may have all been shooting Palma Rifles, but I wasn't sure).

The contest for high F-Open was decided by "X's".  Jim Weinrich and Dave Strycharz both posted 581s, with Jim having 21 X's to Dave's 18.  High F-Open was Jim Weinrich with a 581-21X.

Amongst the sling shooters, Mike Quillinan was high with a 585-23X.  We were pleased to see John Luitink come out for a match.  I think the last time we was John was several years ago.

2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 2

The next Suburban Mid-Range Prone League Match is July 3, 2021.  Program is:  2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League

On a nice, but surprisingly windy day over Memorial Day Weekend, the 29th of May 2021 the Michigan Fullbore Rifle Prone Championship was held.  Sixteen hardy competitors fired in winds of 10-20 MPH with sudden gusts.

A glimpse of the wind this morning.  Midland County is normally a relatively protected range.  Not so much today.  That flag was pretty consistent, but we suffered from varying gusts throughout the day.

Our State Champions this year are:

Larry Remsnyder, F-TR 440-15X, Marcel Bollinger, F-Open 444-21X, and for Target Rifle, Jamie Root 440-17X.

2021 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship

After today's competition the competitors were treated to a Birthday Party luncheon in the block house at the range.  Ray Gross was celebrating his 18th anniversary of his 39th birthday.  Thank you, Nora Kay Folts, Ray's significant other.

The next match at MCSC will be the second Suburban Mid-Range Prone League (a 3x600) on June 5, 2021.  Program is:  2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League.

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.

2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League Match 1

Our next match in May is the Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship on May 29, 2021.  Program is:  2021 Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship.

The next Suburban Mid-Range Prone League Match is on June 5, 2021.  The program is:  2021 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League.