July 14, 2018 Field Target Club Match

posted Jul 28, 2018, 1:50 PM by BayouAirgun Club   [ updated Jul 28, 2018, 1:51 PM ]

We hosted an incredible 22 competitors for this months match, shot on our Belle Terre woods course, under the oaks. Typical south Louisiana summer humidity was in full force but the shade really helped to keep it comfortable. We shot 10 lanes, with a mix of 2 or 3 targets each for a 50 shot total. There were no elevated shots, but a nice mix of small KZ short targets and medium and long shots. Also, the mottled lighting on the lanes, combining deep shadow with streaks of bright sunlight made ranging quite tricky. 
I’d like to recognize a few people before getting into the results. First, thanks to Mike, Fred, Chris and Lee for driving in from Alexandria to compete. Super nice folks and they can shoot! We hope they join us again in the future. 
Kyla Abshire, David’s daughter, shot what I believe was her first match and finished with a 32! Incredible shooting, great job.
Our very own Wayne “lil’ sarge” Smith won PCP hunter, outclassing the competition with a 42/50. He was also kind enough to print custom labels  for members scorecards. Thanks, Wayne!
Rick Thornhill lost his damn mind and shot a 42/50, taking the Hunter Piston division. This was after dropping all 4 shots on kneeling, his first lane. Talk about shaking it off! Outstanding, Rick. BTW, the rest of us in Hunter were wondering when duck season starts for you?
Our best score of the day was posted by Brittany Truax, who shot a sparkling 43 in Open PCP. We can only assume that the years of having to tune out her dad have developed her powers of concentration. Proud of you, Brittany.
Last, and certainly not least, I can’t say enough about the job our members did during the week to clear lanes, prep targets and set out the course. The hard work was already done when Saturday morning rolled around, which took a bunch of pressure off of yours truly. Thanks to all you guys, just a great job.

 Wonderful match, everybody.


Brittany Truax: 43/50, RAW TM1000, Hawke Sidewinder 10-50, JSB 10.3
Ron Gioe: 26/50, Benjamin Maximus, TAC Vector, AA 10.3

Hunter PCP
Wayne Smith: 42/50, Daystate Regal XL, Hawke 8-32, JSB 13.4
David Abshire: 40/50, MROD .22, BSA 4-14, JSB 13.4
Carey Hymel: 39/50, Daystate Regal XL, Aztec Emerald 5.5-25, JSB 13.4
Casey Rabelais: 38/50, FX Streamline, 4-16, JSB 15
Carl Rodenbeck: 36/50, Daystate Huntsman, Hawke 4-16, JSB 10.3
Kingston Eversall: 36/50, Styer, Hawke 4.5-14, JSB 10.3
Mike Barham: 34/50, AA S200, SWFA 3-15, HN 8.64
Kyla Abshire: 32/50, Gamo Urban, UTG 4-16, JSB 15.89
Mike Dugas: 31/50, Daystate Airwolf, Millett 4-16, JSB 10.34
Lee Bassett: 21/50, AA S200, Weaver 4-16, AA 8.4
Jimmy Mayeaux: 18/50, Marauder, UTG 4-16, JSB 13.4

Hunter Piston
Rick Thornhill: 42/50, TX200, Hawke 4-12, JSB 8.44
Griff Crutti: 41/50, TX200, Bush 6-24, AA 8.44
Kenny Altazin: 35/50, TX200, Hawke, HN 8.6
Fred Fielder: 31/50, TX200, Hawke 3-9, CPL
Mike Kleinpeter: 30/50, Diana RWS 48, Hawke 4-12, JSB 10.34
Don Andries: 27/50, TX200, Hawke 4-16, JSB 8.44
Chris Bassett: 26/50, HW97, SWFA, FTT 8.64
Lee Domangue: 24/50, TX200, Vortex 6-18, JSB 8.44
Randy Lee: 7/50, 3-9, Crossman 

9/9/17 Field Target Results

posted Sep 30, 2017, 7:50 PM by BayouAirgun Club

     It was beautiful day with temperatures in the upper 70’s at the start of the match. We had thirteen shooters with high hopes of revenge on the Cobra. But unfortunately,
the Cobra was faster and more deadly, than the marksman. Kenny was not allowed to go out to check any target. Bill Liebke was the only one to have a problem with a target reseting.
   There were six competitors in the PCP Hunter and the scores were very close. There were only three shooters in the Spring Hunter and it was also very competitive.There were four 
shooters in the PCP Open and not that Close. This was the second time I’ve been beaten by someone shooting my gun(and I don’t like it). I did make him shoot at fifty yards with not enough pressure to reach the target and he told me it was shooting low. I said it must need more air and I went and filled the reservoir and made the fifty yard shot. But even that wasn’t enough! Wayne Smith must not like Kevin because Wayne put Kevin the in barrel and he had to shoot with me.
   Toward the end of the match we got a gallery to watch the event. I think they were related to David, but I’m not sure. It was very nice to have spectators and they seemed to enjoy themselves.
   It seems that the Piston went home with the wrong person. Mike give the trophy back to Kenny. 
  The results are as follows:

PCP Open

1. Kevin McKleveen   Strye LG110 Sightron 10-50x60 H&N 10.65                            37/42
2.Benny Lopoo           Strye LG110 Sightron 10-50x60 H&N 10.65                            32/42
3. Frank Thomas       AA?               ?               ?              ?                                    30/42
4. Ron Gioe           ?            ?                ?              ?                                    27/42

PCP Hunter

1. David Abshire        ?                   ?               ?               ?                                    35/42
2a. Mike Doiron     ?                   ?                ?               ?                                    33/42         
2b. Bill Liebke          ?                    ?               ?              JSB 13gr.                            33/42
4. Wayne Smith       ?                   ?                ?              ?                                    31/42
5. Carl Rodenbeck      ?                  ?                 ?              ?                                    28/42
6. Carey Hymel        Daystate Huntmans Aztec E. JSBH                                    26/42

Springer Hunter

1. Kenny Altazin         ?                  ?                   ?             ?                                    31/42
2. Mike Dugas            ?                   ?                  ?             ?                                    30/42
3. Don Andries       TX 200 airman 3x12x50 aa10.3H                                    23/42

According to AAFTA went there is a target in question, everyone gets credit for all shots  on that target. Thus everyone was given the full score on the Cobra, since there were so many P’s and that is the reason some of the scores changed. It hurt some people that did good on the cobra and helped those that did poorly. 
I’m very disappointed that so many people didn’t write the type of gun, scope, and pellets they used. Some didn’t sign their score card or witness it, in a national match you would have been disqualified. Lets do better in the future.

9/9/17 Pistol Match Results

posted Sep 30, 2017, 7:49 PM by BayouAirgun Club

As predicted, the day was spectacular, for several reasons.  One, the weather was the best we've had since April, one of those days where it just doesn't get any better; low humidity, clear skies, little wind, and pleasant temperature thanks to the cold front that whipped through here the previous week.  Second, we had a record number of participants; and third, a record number of spectators, mostly family members who came along to support their children/siblings, and it is a wonderful thing to see entire families get involved in an activity.  We thank you all for coming, participating, watching, and supporting us all.

A special thank you to Nick Guarneri and his family for their first visit.  Nick Sr. says he will shoot the next match with his son Nick Jr. who shot this one, and it turns out that his 6 year old son shoots Supported 10 Meter, and we hope to have him shoot with us next time also.  Thank you Cade, Debbie, Calvin and Lee for a return visit and for spreading the word about what we are doing here, Don for his first match in a long time, Wayne for dusting off the cobwebs, and regulars Carl and Mike who you may have noticed tied in the overall score.  I was going to suggest a shoot-off, but Mike probably would have insisted on an arm wrestle, something you definitely don't want to do with him (he's a former World Champion).

So let's take a look at what happened: 

BAC September 2017 Pistol Match Results

Olympic 10 Meter
         Name                           Gun                 Score out of 400
1. Cade Jenkins            Walther LP400                 361
2. Nick Guarneri            Walther LP400                 339
3. Calvin Domangue     Steyr LP10                       325 
4. Richard Harris           Walther LP400                 323 
5. Carl Rodenbeck        FWB P11                          286
6. Mike Dugas               IZH 46M                           284
7. Wayne Smith             IZH 46                              277
8. Lee Domangue          AA Alfa Proj                     269
9. Don Andries               IZH 46                             105  

                                                                       Score out of 40
1. Lee Domangue          AA Alfa Proj                       25
2. Richard Harris           Walther LP400                   24
3. Nick Guarneri            Walther LP400                   18
4. Wayne Smith             IZH 46                                16
5. Mike Dugas               IZH 46M                               9
6. Carl Rodenbeck        FWB P11                              7

Overall Combined 

1. Cade Jenkins             Walther LP400                  361   (Yes, he won overall, even without a silhouette score!)
2. Nick Guarneri             Walther LP400                  357
3. Richard Harris            Walther LP400                  347
4. Calvin Domangue      Steyr LP10                        325
5. Lee Domangue          AA Alfa Proj                       294
6. Carl Rodenbeck         FWB P11                           293 Tie
6. Mike Dugas                IZH 46M                            293 Tie
6. Wayne Smith              IZH 46                               293 Tie
9. Don Andries               IZH 46                               105

I have to say that we know there are a lot of other things you could have done on such a wonderful day, and we sincerely appreciate you all for choosing to spend part of it with us.  We hope you had a good time, please talk it up with your friends, and make plans now for next month!

Next match 10-14-17

See Ya' Shootin',
Richard Harris

August 12, 2017 BAC Match

posted Aug 15, 2017, 6:49 AM by Paul Plauche

By Benny Lopoo

We had twelve shooters to show up for the match, however one of the shooters didn’t have a scope sighted in and didn’t realize he had a problem until he arrived. Frank got new mounts for his daystate, but couldn’t get enough elevation to shoot at 10 yards.Back to the drawing board for him. To change things around a little bit, I got some really old targets out, a Two headed Cobra, a Turkey, two piece alligator, and a really small bird.I explained how to score the two piece targets with a half point for each hit on the paddles. It seems that the Cobra did a lot of biting. Only three out of the eleven that shot at it got the full two points. Bill Liebke, Keven McKlveen and Carl Rodenbeck got all two points. The rest of us sucked some more than others.

        Racist Griff got a special trophy for the Hunter springer class, but he  obviously thinks Springer Hunter is Pate’ and the other classes are chopped liver.

   There were 4 in the Hunter Springer, 3 in hunter PCP, and 4 in the PCP Open. The results were as follows:

Hunter Springer

1. Kenny Altazin  TX 200 Bush 6500 JSBL                                                                 28.5/40
2. Mike Doiron       HW 97K Hawk 30 JSBL                                                                        26.5/40
3.Griff Crutti          TX 200 Bush 6-24 AAL                                                                    22/40
4. Don Andries      TX 200 Hawk 3x12 AAH                                                                        15/40

Hunter PCP

1. Bill Liebke         RAW TM 1000 Hawke 10-50 JSB 13.4                                         30.5/40
2. Carl Rodenbeck Daystate Classic Hawke JSBH                                                   25.5/40
3.Carey Hymel   Daystate Regal Aztec    JSBH                                                    17.5/40

PCP Open
1. Kevin McKlveen  Daystate MK 4 Hawke 8x32 AAH                                                 36/40  class of the match
2. Benny Lopoo      Theobin Rapid sightron 10x50 H&NH                                           27/40
3.Ron Gioe              Maximus UTG 4x16 AAH                                                            25/40 His handicap was he had to shoot with me
4. Jennifer Wylie     FWB P70 MTC 5x30 JSBH                                                             14.5/40  I forced Jennifer to squad everyone up and that obviously caused this

I know the Cobra was tough, but some people didn’t have a problem with it, but I just wanted something different. Since I’m the only one left in the club who has shot at it in the past(with about the same results). I wanted the club to revisit the past. Please don’t let the results get you down for those that had a bad day and Bill you were very lucky and we were glad to see you again.

2017 Cajun Spring Classic Match Report

posted Apr 12, 2017, 9:47 AM by BayouAirgun Club

see below.

20170211 BAC Pistol Match Results

posted Feb 12, 2017, 7:52 PM by BayouAirgun Club

First off sorry I missed the matches today. I forgot to set an alarm last night and my other usual "alarm" slept late for once and when he finally woke up, I noticed it was after 8 which would have made it impossible for me to get there in time.  

Next up, results from the pistol matches. Sorry if you are getting this for a second time but it appears some folks aren't getting the emails as I know I didn't get Richard's original message.

Hello All,

Overcast skies and gusty winds straight in our faces were the order of the day for the pistol match.  Wayne's and Tammi's entire 10 meter racks were blown over once the targets were tacked down and acted as sails in the wind.  Reminder, this is an indoor Olympic sport.  We're the only ones crazy enough to do it outside!

In anticipation of the summer heat and as a trial run to keep us from frying in the afternoon sun, we shot both 10 Meter and Silhouette from the back posts, 8' behind where we normally shoot.  Consensus was that that position is much friendlier then hanging out in the sun to bake, and it gave us a nice, consistent light on our open sights by being in the shade.  Future matches will all be from that position.

We have 8 new Silhouette swinging targets that I had custom built by Quality Targets to replicate the exact dimensions of the racks that Dustin and the guys use with rifles.  I am donating these to the club, so we are no longer dependent on any other targets.  They are being stored in the clubhouse along with the 10 meter targets, so any one, at any time, can go out and practice either if you have a key (and some 10 meter targets).  This gives us a total of 7-10 Meter targets and 8 Silhouette swingers, so we can handle 15 shooters at a time.  One more 10 meter wooden frame would be nice, and the metal work for it is already there.  If anyone feels so inclined...

                              10 Meter          Silhouette       Total
Richard Harris           311                     31              342  
Wayne Smith             273                     12              285
Tammi Brown            169                       1              170

That 31 in Silhouette is a personal record for me, hitting 9 chickens, 9 pigs, and 9 rams, and I'm very thankful that I had two witnesses to verify it, and that Wayne suggested we paint the white animals orange right before the match for better visibility.  It sure helped me, thanks Wayne!

Wayne's "Ironing Board" made another appearance, and it sure seems to work well.  We'll have to get his blueprints.  

Tammi was hurting today but mounted a valiant effort and shot the whole match.  It is very apparent that she is hooked and hooked good, which by the way, most people who try it, are, hint... hint...  Carrying a pistol is so much easier than a rifle and all it's associated "stuff", and every bit as fun.  I think, more.  Tammi, we all hope you feel better and light up the course next time.

Many thanks to those who participated and helped with everything.

Since some folks are having trouble with the silhouettes (I swear Wayne, that chicken DOES NOT have an invisibility cloak, it's the turkey!), and everyone would like to improve their 10 Meter scores, I'm thinking about holding another "class" on the firing line to assist anyone in any way I can, and to hopefully coax people sitting on the fence about trying this to come out and give it a shot in a very non-judgmental way.  It would be wide open to whatever you want to go over, in particular showing you how to find your aim points in Silhouette.  If anyone would like to do this, please let me know, and we'll try to set a date that is convenient for everybody.

See Ya' Shootin',
Richard Harris

20170211 BAC FT Match

posted Feb 12, 2017, 7:33 PM by BayouAirgun Club   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 3:59 PM ]

By Griff Crutti

Great turnout for the second match of the year with 15 participants, including first timers Kieth Lorio and his son Gerald. We’re glad you guys joined us, hope to see you next month!

We set up 10 lanes in Belle Terre for a 40 shot match, working around a large downed oak and some over-growth. Special thanks to Mike Doiron who worked clearing the course this week. Without his help we would have been shooting the sight-in range, for sure. Also, while I’m thanking folks, Wayne Smith and Jerry Tureau have done an amazing job cleaning and refurbing the clubhouse. I think we are close to moving back in hanks to the efforts of these guys, and a few others, I’m sure, whose names escape me at the moment…

Anyway, match conditions were cloudy, warm and a bit blustery, although the Belle Terre vegetation negated most of the wind issues, at least for us 20fpe guys.  Mike Doiron had no problem with the wind or the course, though, scoring a match-high 36/40. Nice job, Mike!



Richard Harris: 26/40 AA EV2 MK4, Sightron S3. AA 8.4

Frank: 26/40  AA FTP900, Sightron S3 10-50, JSB 8.4

Kevin McKlveen: 24/40, Marauder, Hawke 8-32, AA 10.3

Ron Gioe: 23/40, Benji Maximus, UTG 4-16, AA 10.3

Benny Lopoo: 17/24, Steyr L110, NS 10-50 JSBH*Shot partial course

Kieth Lorio: 10/24, FX Cyclone *Shot partial course

Gerald Lorio: 6/24, FX Cylone*Shot partial course



Rick McAllister:23/40, FWB70ZM, Nightforce 36x, AA 8.44


Hunter Piston:

Kenny Altazin: 26/40: TX200, Bushnell Trophy, JSB 8.4 (Good shootin’, Tidy Cat!)

Don Andries: 17/40: TX200, Airmax, JSB 8.4

Tami Brown: 7/40: Walther Terrus, Open sights, .22/15.43gr


Hunter PCP

Mike Doiron: 36/40, TM1000, S-TAC 2.5-17, JSBH

Griff Crutti: 33/40, TM1000, Weaver V16, AA 10.3

Larry Hebert: 31/40, AA S510, Hawke, JSB 10.3

Wayne Smith; 30/40, Daystate Regal, Hawke 8x32, CP10.5

20170211 BAC FT Match

20161210 FT Match

posted Dec 19, 2016, 7:38 PM by Paul Plauche   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 7:38 PM ]

By Griff Crutti

Saturday morning’s 32 degree temp did not deter eight hardy shooters who arrived ready to face their metal adversaries despite frozen fingers and chattering teeth. I think everyone had a good time regardless of the cold, and I think we all learned some valuable insight about how our rifles and our bodies respond to these conditions. Most of us found that our point of impact dropped more than usual at longer ranges, but it really was a guessing game for most of these targets, depending on range, and our scores reflected it. Also, muscles tense from the cold do not hold and follow through the shot as fluidly they would in warmer temps, and that also had an effect on performance.


It was great to welcome several new shooters to the club! Thanks for coming out and shooting with us; we are glad you want to be a part of our community. Trust me, it’s even more fun when it’s not freezing! BTW, sorry again for the Abbot and Costello ‘who’s on first” routine I put everybody through trying to figure pairings by getting my Ron’s and Rick’s confused. I’m a slow learner, as Benny can attest, but I’ll get there…



Open PCP

Kevin: Marauder, Hawke 8-32, AA 10.3. (20/40)


Hunter Piston

Rick Thornhill: Diana Model 34, Vortex scope, 8.64 pellet (15/40) Really good shooting for a break barrel rifle in these conditions!

Tami Brown: Walther Terrus, open sights(!!) (6/40)

Kenny Altazin: Beeman R8, JSB 7.87. Kenny had a gremlin with either his scope or his rifle today. (0/0)


Hunter PCP

Griff Crutti: RAW TM1000, Weaver 4x16, JSB 10.3 (32/40)

Mike Doiron: RAW TM1000, Sightron S-TAC 2.5-17 (30/40)

Wayne Smith: Daystate Regal, CP 10.5 pellet (28/40)

Ron Gioe: Benjamin Maximus, UTG 4-16, AA 10.3 (16/40)


Merry Christmas and best wishes to all out BAC members! Hope everybody has a wonderful and safe holiday. Looking forward to an amazing 2017!!

20161112 FT Match

posted Nov 2, 2016, 11:41 AM by Paul Plauche   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 7:47 PM ]

For those who missed the Match, we had a good turnout sixteen participants. The sun was shining on us and the temperature was in the upper 60’s when we started and mid 70’s by the finish. 
We had ten lanes set up on Belle Terre, one standing and one kneeling. Paul “dremel” Plauche and Mike Doiron set the course with a “little help from others”. Mike did such a good job painting the targets I thought we should make any face plate hit a minus 3 and a complete miss -1. But I was voted down. Everyone should write on their score card the kind of gun and model, scope and  power of scope, and brand of pellets and weight used.  

Now for the results: 

Breakbarrel: we had a tie and didn’t know it until now otherwise a shootoff would have occurred! 
1. Ron Gioe I have no Idea what gun or scope or pellets he used. 10/40 
1.1.   Kenny Altazin (Neophyte)Diana model? scope Hawke                         10/40 
2. Rick Thornhill Diana  Hawke                  8/40 

Kenny and Rick shot Rick’s gun and Rick adjusted a stock screw just before the match. He learned a very valuable lesson which I’m sure he won’t forget. Rick don’t feel like you are the only one to be  humbled by other people shooting your gun better than you. It’s happened to me and others before. Ron didn't  have a witness and I know he shot with Don Andries. Don Andries lost his score card or didn’t turn it in. But he was a winner! 

Spring Hunter  
1. Don Andries TX 200  

PCP Hunter Second Largest group of shooters 
1. Baylor Humphrey  no information 34/40 
2. Kingston Eversall Daystate Mk iv Hawke JSB         34/40 
3. Wayne Smith                 33/40 
4. Mike Doiron                 33/40 
5. Clayton Comeaux         30/40

1.Paul Dremel Plauche  Styre LG110 Sightron 10-60JSBL          36/40
Open PCP Largest group of shooters
1. Benny Lopoo  StyreLP110 NS 10-50 JSBH                                  36/40
2. Kevin McKlveen Crossman Marauder  32/40  
3.Jennifer Wylie  FWB P70FT Hawke 8-32 JSBH  28/40 
3. Frank Thomas AA  28/40 
5. Matt Gallant FX Cyclone Bushnell 8-32 JSBH  22/40 
6. Tammi Brown FWB P70FT Hawke 8-32JSBH  20/40 

Would like to thank all the participants for making the effort and hope everyone had a good time.

   We had three new shooter Tami Brown, Kenny Altazin, and Clayton Comeaux. Come back and shoot with us again. 
I promise in the next match the offhand will not be so difficult at least the short one. I think the long shot a face plate hit would put it down. There were a lot of hits on the score cards but only a few hits on the kill zone paddle. 
Hope we have as good a turnout for Dec. 10. Please put it in your calendar.

20161022 FT Match

posted Nov 1, 2016, 2:46 PM by BayouAirgun Club

First off, sorry it has taken me this long to send out the results. In my rush to finish my light show for Halloween, I misplaced the score sheets and just found them last night.

We had a beautiful day for shooting last weekend. Mike did a wonderful job fixing up the monthly match targets and even got fancy with some of the paint jobs. He even got a nice, big tote with wheels to store them all in.

We replaced the old spools we had for the targets with some new kite reels. These are now attached to the targets and we will not be taking them off after each match. They wind up very easy and pick up was quick when we were done. I also found putting them out was easy once we got everything attached.

So thanks again to everyone that came out and helped with getting everything setup. 

Open Class:
Jennifer 28/40
   Feinwerkbau P70
   Hawke 8-32 x 56
   JSB Diablo Heavy 10.3
Kevin 28/40
   Benjamin Marauder
   Hawke 8x32
   Crossman Premier 10.2
Rick Thornhill 16/40
   Dana Model 34
   Hawke 4x12
    Assorted pellets (Rick is still trying to figure out what is the best pellet for his gun so he was trying several different types)

Hunter Class:
Mike  37/40
Don  24/40
   Diablo Exact
Clayton (Mike's grandson)  23/40

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