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20151205 BAC Fun Shoot

posted Dec 7, 2015, 6:42 AM by BayouAirgun Club   [ updated Dec 7, 2015, 7:02 AM ]
By Ken Green

The morning started out with some colder temps in the 40’s. One half of the practice range was set up with targets and then everyone started doing some last minute practice and sight in adjustments on the other half of the range with paper targets. We also delayed the match for a little while to let the temps warm up a little. This is a little colder temp than I like to shoot in. The temps slowly warmed up and we had a beautiful December day to shoot a match.
  Putting wind flags out proved to be a good decision because we had to contend with some light to mild wind. There were times where the wind was blowing to the right at the close targets and at the other end of the range the wind would be blowing to the left. Then the wind would be doing just the opposite.  The wind was just unpredictable at times. A couple of times, there would be a brief moment with no wind.
  Since we are getting closer to holding the annual Cajun Spring Classic match in March, I decided to make this match a little more challenging. I actually had 2 of the Dick Otten super popper targets set out with the ¼ inch kill zone. One was set at approx. 6 inches short of 10 yards and the other one was set at 13 yards.  This proved to be a challenge to everyone. Some of the shooters said that they liked having the smaller kz(s) because it was a challenge. I think by shooting the ¼ inch kill zones in a practice match, then the 3/8 kill zones should seem to be a little easier to shoot in a big match. I set the 40 shot match up to have smaller kill zones at all distances. I think it was well received by all shooters.  
    We had 6 shooters show up to shoot. Frank Thomas was only able to shoot at one target. He had to stop shooting due to a shoulder injury. We wish him a speedy recovery. Paul Plauche was working with his click settings on his scope due to the colder temps. He actually started shooting the match after it was under way. He rushed through all 10 lanes and had to leave early because of other commitments.  Don is a new FT shooter but is showing promise. He is eager to learn and is asking a lot of questions. I want to thank everyone for helping with the setup and picking up of the targets.
 
The scores were:
 
Hunter class:
Ken Green  31/40  Raw HM/TM1000  Sightron SIII Hector Special  AA 10.3  
Griff Crutti  29/40  HM/TM1000  Sightron  STac
Wayne Smith 18/40 Daystate Huntsman Regal Hawke 8-32  JSB 10.3
 
WFTF class:
Paul Plauche  28/40 Steyr  Sightron SIII
 
Piston Hunter class:
Don Andries 10/40  TX200
 
Open class:
Frank Thomas  DNF  Air Arms FTP 900 Sightron SIII 10-50X60 JSB pellets
 
Field Target match target set up for December 5, 2015
 
Lane #1:  23 yards with 1/2 inch kz.
          50 yards with 1 inch kz.
 
Lane #2:  10 yards with 1/4 inch kz. (super popper)
          45 yards with 3/4 inch kz.
 
Lane #3:  20 yards silhouette chickens (standing)
 
Lane #4:  17 yards with 3/8 kz.
          42 yards with 3/4 inch kz.
 
Lane #5:  21 yards with 1/2 kz.
          55 yards with 1.5 inch kz.              
 
Lane #6:  30 yards silhouette turkeys (standing)
 
Lane #7: 13 yards with 1/4 inch kz. (super popper)
         26 yards with 1/2 inch kz.
 
Lane #8: 19 yards with 3/8 inch kz.
         36 yards with 5/8 inch kz.
 
Lane #9: 47 yards with 3/4 inch kz.
         52 yards with 1 inch kz.
 
Lane #10: 15 yards with 3/8 kz.
          39 yards with 5/8 kz.
 

Target distance with kill zone size.
  
Lane #2: 10 yards with a 1/4 inch (super popper)
 
Lane #7: 13 yards with a 1/4 inch (super popper)
 
Lane #10: 15 yards with a 3/8 inch
 
Lane #4: 17 yards with a 3/8 inch
 
Lane #8: 19 yards with a 3/8 inch
 
Lane #3: 20 yards silhouette chickens (standing)
 
Lane #5: 21 yards with a 1/2 inch
 
Lane #1: 23 yards with a 1/2 inch
 
Lane #7: 26 yards with a 1/2 inch
 
Lane #6: 30 yards silhouette turkeys (standing)
 
Lane #8: 36 yards with a 5/8 inch
 
Lane #10: 39 yards with a 5/8 inch
 
Lane #4: 42 yards with a 3/4 inch
 
Lane #2: 45 yards with a 3/4 inch
 
Lane #9: 47 yards with a 3/4 inch
 
Lane #1: 50 yards with a 1 inch
 
Lane #9: 52 yards with a 1 inch
 
Lane #5: 55 yards with a 1.5 inch
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