Our January cover girl and 2012 VFS National champion Sandra Simon once again shows the boys how it’s done. Sandra and her faithful chauffer Don Carter drove up from Mesa Az to Las Vegas on a mission that wasn’t impossible.
At 100 yards Sheldon Turf won the yardage with a very respectable 250-21X. Second place was match director Keith Myers scoring a 250-17X. Placing third and not giving up was Sandra Simon with a 250-15X tying with her chauffer but winning by Creedmoor.
Next up at 200 Sandra Simon takes first place with a 249-8X. Placing second with a 248-11X was Keith Myers and third was Howard Bloom scoring a 248-5X
Congratulations to Sandra Simon placing first in the grand aggregate and winning the Nevada State Varmint for Score championship.
A beautiful morning for this months match, sunny with very light winds. Five stages, all with ten rifle rounds unless otherwise stated. Snipers shot the same course of fire unless otherwise stated. To start: The tie breaker, Stage One. First the grenade pitch and then six pistol rounds at a 15yd. target. Then eight rounds at a single 185yd. target from sitting/kneeling supported position.
A shoot-‘til-you-hit, shoot-‘til-you –miss scenario o Stage Two, with targets at 300 and 250yds. From prone supported position. Sitting supported for Stage Three, engaging targets at 300 and 400yds. No sight adjustments allowed after the first shot and bonus points for hits on the farther target. Targets at 250 and 300yds. on Stage Four. Shot from sitting unsupported position. Bonus points for first shot hits on the farther target. Stage Five was shot offhand at targets at 175, 150 and 125 yds. in a Nevada Sweep. Bonus points for hits on the smallest target. Snipers shot from any position. Possible high score of 62.
|1||Jack Michnovez||Springfield M-1||.30-06||47|
|2||Rich Dague||Springfield M-1A||.308||46 (47.41 secs)|
|3||English Andy||Springfield M-1A||.308||46 (100.98 secs)|
|4||Jim Green||Springfield M-1||.30-06||41|
|5||Jim Drulensky||Springfield M-1A||.308||40|
|6||Steve Franks||Springfield M-1||.308||39|
|7||Bobby Ramsay||Springfield M-1||.30-06||36|
|8||Bruce Henry||Springfield M-1||.30-06||35|
|9||Miguel Quintanilla||Springfield M-1||.30-06||32|
|10||Tom Wright||Springfield M-1A||.308||30|
|11||Travis Lindsey||H&K G-91||.308||28|
|12||Marc McDermont||Springfield M-1||.30-06||27|
|13||Spencer Stroyer||Chinese SKS||7.62×39||26|
|14||Andrew Talcott||Springfield M-1||.30-06||25|
|15||Jim Coe||Springfield M-1||.30-06||21|
|17||Bill Harty||FN-49||7×57||12 (DNF)|
|1||English Andy||Enfield No.4(T)||.303||53|
|2||Marc McDermont||Mauser K-98||.308||52 (139.85 secs)|
|3||Jack Michnovez||Swedish Mauser M-96||6.5×55||52 (171.02 secs)|
|4||Bobby Ramsay||Finn Nagant M-39||7.62x54R||50|
|5||Klaus Thoma||FN FAL||.308||43|
|6||Steve Franks||Yugo Mauser M-48||8×57||37 (75.48 secs)|
|7||Jim Drulensky||Springfield M-1A||.308||37 (132.83 secs)|
The job of Match Director pays nothing. It eats up your time both on and off the range. And it can be a thankless, aggravating job, much like trying to herd old cats. So who would volunteer to take-on a job like that? Brian Jones is who, and all us .22 rimfire shooters are grateful he did. He is a natural and did a fine job directing our first match of the year on Sunday, January 6th.
The morning of the match was breezy and bone-chilling cold. Although the harsh conditions did not stop eight bundled-up shooters from competing with cold hands and teary eyes, the conditions did have a negative effect on the scores. Everyone shot well below their best. Everyone that is except for Ron Ainsworth who shot a very respectable 702 to win the rifle match by a wide margin over the second place finisher. For the Charger match the breeze turned into a wind, making accurate shots much harder for some, but not for all. First time Charger competitor, Alan Coffin showed us he could dope the wind hitting 74 out of 80 targets, far out-shooting the rest of the field. Last year’s first place finisher better practice.
The match was fun, but it’s more fun when it’s not windy and cold outside. So here’s hoping the winds are calm and it’s much warmer for our next match on Sunday, February 3rd. Please come and check us out. Set-up is at 8 AM and the match starts at 9 AM. Shooting in this discipline is very affordable and all are welcome.
|Ron Ainsworth||702 21X|
|Joe Caporaso||688 14X|
|Ron Orton||685 15X|
|Brian Jones||677 11X|
|Bill Guida||671 16X|
|Dave Beck||667 9X|
|John Bender||637 11X|
|Alan Coffin||600 5X|