Shooters in Las Vegas battled for the win in the “Glitter Gulch” 100/200 yd Varmint for Score Match. Our normal attendance was a little low considering the big group match in Phoenix the same weekend. But with sunny skies and cool crisp temperatures five shooters enjoyed the day not expecting the unusual outcome of match winning equipment.
We started first at 100 yards with a warm up match following five record targets. Mirage played a factor in the lower than usual “X” count except for one shooter. Sheldon Turf took first place with a respectable 250-18X. Keith Myers and John Seines both tied with 250-10X scores with John taking second place after shooting a better first target than Keith.
Next up was the 200 yard match after the warm up. Here is where things got very interesting for the next five record targets. Ron Levesque shooting his 6PPC HV group gun came preloaded to the match and proceeded to stay clean at 200 yards. For some of you this might not come as a surprise considering the inherent accuracy of the PPC. But Ron shot a 250-6X with only two wind flags the whole day! It could not have happened to a nicer guy. Coming in second place with a 248-3X was match director Keith Myers. Third place was Tom Guisewhite scoring a 246-6X.
Congratulations to Ron Levesque for winning the “Glitter Gulch” NBRSA Varmint for Score 100/200 match!
Light winds and warm temperatures invited shooters to the second annual Desert Sportsman Rifle & Pistol Club championship. With six out of seven shooters staying clean at 100 yards, it came down to the “X” count for placements. Keith Myers took first scoring a 250-18X. Right on Keith’s heels was Tom Guisewhite scoring second with a 250-17X. And following Tom with one less “X” was Sheldon Turf with a 250-16X.
Next we moved the frames out to 200 yards. After a 30 minute break for lunch and cleaning rifles, we started the 200 yard match with a warm-up. After the desert dust settled we find Keith Myers winning the 200 yard aggregate with a 248-6X. In second place once again we find Tom Guisewhite with a 248-4X and John Seines scoring a 247-8X for third.
|Sheldon Turf||250-16X “Tie decided by Creedmoor”|
|Sheldon Turf||247-6X “Tie decided by Creedmoor”|
Finally had a match with outstanding weather which I am sure had an influence on the turnout. We started with the 100 Yard match first which Keith Myers placed first shooting a perfect 250 with 13 X’s. After shooting 5 record targets we moved the frames and added extra wind flags for the 200 yard match. By this time mirage came in for a visit and decided to stick around the remainder of the match. Shooters were having difficulty trying to read the conditions with dropped shots and a few choice words. The top score at 200 yards was a 247-6X shot by Keith Myers. Tom Debacco took second shooting a 245-2X and third was Howard Bloom with a 244-2X. In Factory class Ron Ainsworth swept both yardages and won the 100/200 aggregate with a score of 434-3X.
|Sheldon Turf||249-12X Tie Broke By Creedmoor Rule|