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