We shot the 300 yard match first on account of suspect winds and looming late morning mirage. Five shooters in the custom class showed up to test their skills against the fore mentioned elements. Sheldon Turf took a commanding lead throughout the match and won in some prevailing tough conditions.
|Sheldon Turf||247-2x||1st place|
|Ron Carter||243 2x||2nd place|
|Howie Bloom||242-1x||3rd place|
Target frames where moved and relocated to the 200 yard shooing line for the second match.
We shot one of the newer targets for the Ground hog discipline (smaller). As usual, shooters had a difficult time seeing the target through the mirage and holding off for wind drift. Much discussion and cussing has come up in regards to the new target. Tough beans !!!
New 100-220 yd. targets are on the design and drawing board as we speak.
|Sheldon Turf||225-3x||1st place|
|Ron Carter||218-1x||2nd place|
|David “Doc” Smith||217-4x||3rd place|
|Sheldon Turf||472-5x||1st place|
|Ron Carter||461-3x||2nd place|
|Howie Bloom||451-3x||3rd place|
This was a very interesting, fun, but competitive rifle match. Sorry Mr. Seines & Mr. Myers missed it !!
We had some really fine weather and shooting conditions for the match. Low shooter turnout kept us to 4 competitors in the unlimited class. No factory class shooters signed up.
Right out the gate, in the first match and first relay Keith Myers went in search for the all illusive high scoring point area we all know as the “eye of the groundhog”. After the first card Keith was scratching his head. Everyone sooner or later did the same and Howie Bloom came out on top at the 300 yard match.
|Howie Bloom||249-2x||1st place|
|Sheldon Turf||246-4x||2nd place|
|Keith Myers||243-6x||3rd place|
|Ron Carter||242-0x||4th place|
We moved the target frames in to 200 yards for the next yardage and Mr. Mirage showed up. Should be easier shooting 100 yards closer… right. Oh, did I mention the target gets really small and the mirage makes it real blurry at this time of day. By this time, you would have thought the only scoring ring on the target was that “eye “of the ground hog. It‘s time to make up some points. It sure is easy to count by 5’s and 15’s. Keith used one of his targets to really make up for some lost points. Ron Carter just kept chugging along shooting 10 rings.
|Keith Myers||247-1x||1st place|
|Ron Carter||242-2x||2nd place|
|Sheldon Turf||228-0x||3rd place|
|Howie Bloom||140-0x||4th place|
|Keith Myers||490-4x||1st place|
|Ron Carter||484-6x||2nd place|
|Sheldon Turf||474-5x||3rd place|
|Howie Bloom||389-4x||4th place|
After several months of Groundhog hibernation the Groundhog target’s finally made a showing for the DSRPC Championship Match… 7 shooters braved the nice weather, calm winds and warm temperature for a good day shooting competition match. The match was shot at 200yds and 300yds. A new target was used for the 200yd match, the Groundhog target could hear some whining from the benchrest shooters, but all was ok knowing it was the same difficult target for all.
For Year 2013 the Groundhog match will be held on the 4th Sunday of each month. The 400yd shooting line will be available when the ground work is complete for Range#6. Groundhog Benchrest is a fun match, dust’off that rifle, unlimited or factory and join us!