Friday, November 30, 2018

QUICK REMINDERS for NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2018

November 25, 2018 - PETITCODIAC - CF FUN SHOOT @ 100-150yd

December 2, 2018 - MINTO - CHRISTMAS SHOOT - RF and CF
December 9, 2018 - PETITCODIAC - CHRISTMAS SHOOT - RIMFIRE
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GUN SHOW DATES - 2018 click here: GUN SHOW DATES
>> The Irishtown gunshow (cancelled) will take place in Grande Digue on May 12/13 with setup on the 11th . Its in the local community center . Tables can be booked by calling Earl at 383 9579 . Earl McGee on the Gun show - Grande-Digue Community Center, Route 468, Civic # 530
>> Fredericton O'Dell Gun Show

CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW:

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NOVEMBER 18, 2018 - AGM AND 22RF MATCH - RESULTS

Following the AGM, we first presented Bill H. with the awards for his participation in the team shooting and his 2nd highest score in CF Open Class.

Then there was a 22RF Open and Sporter shoot.
John McC. was the match director and Don M. the head scorer with Guy H. verifying the scores.
Several people changed targets - thanks to Ben F., Shawn R. and David C. Wayne was the RO.

RESULTS - RF BR OPEN CLASS:
Mike C. - 399/16X
Guy H. - 397/17X
David C. - 395/13X
George M. - 379/6X
Wayne K. - 359/4X

RESULTS - RF BR SPORTER CLASS:
Don M. - 388/13X
Shawn R. - 359/5X
Ben F. - 334/3X

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

NOVEMBER 4, 2018 - MINTO CENTERFIRE FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP - RESULTS

The eagerly awaited day for the Minto final centerfire championship shoot finally arrived after a night of high winds that blew down trees and knocked out the power in many places across the
province of New Brunswick. There was no power at all in Fredericton so it wasn't until we got to Ripples that we could get a cup of coffee. Attendance was a bit low for a final shoot and this may have been a combination of power outages and the time change 
which had happened the previous night.
The one saving grace was that on Sunday, it did not rain. It was as cool as it was at the shoot in Florenceville on the day before but it was so nice to have a warm fire in the stove in the clubhouse. The wind was blowing hard with frequent gusts and it was inconsistent across the range. A wind flag near the firing line might indicate a left wind while another, further down the range pointed in the opposite direction. It was very hard to determine the velocity of the wind as, most often, the daisy wheels were spinning out of control and the tails were horizontal like a well behaved pointer on a bird.
Today, John McC. was the match director and organised everything extremely well as he does so often. Don M. was the scorer wih George M. verifying the scores. Targets were set and changed by Wayne K., David C., Tony L., George M. and Bert deV. The range officer duties were shared by Wayne K., David C., Tony L., and Dan G. Thanks, everone, for your help which made this shoot so enjoyable.
As this was a final shoot, a feast was laid out for the shooters. Tony L. had brought some of Shelly's wonderful squares. David and Susan C. had prepared lovely sandwiches, cheese and squares. Thank you all so much for a great lunch during the shoot.


RESULTS - CENTERFIRE BR OPEN CLASS:
Don M. - 292/10X
Bert deV. - 288/10X
John McC. - 287/10X
David C. - 277/4X
Tony L. - 277/2X
Dan G. - 274/4X

RESULTS - CENTERFIRE BR SPORTER CLASS:
Bert deV. - 141/3X
Guy H. - 134/1X
John McC. - 131/2X
Dan G. - 129/0X
Wayne K. - 117/1X


 After the match was over and the match awards had been presented, the annual centerfire 2018 season awards were announced and presented as follows:



Centerfire Open Class season high match score - Bert deV.
Centerfire Open Class, second highest match score - John McC.
Centerfire Open Class, third highest match score - Don M.





Centerfire Sporter Class, season high match score - Dan G.
Centerfire Sporter Class, second highest match score - Volker T.
Centerfire Sporter Class, third highest match score - Guy H.






Centerfire Team Shoot - Minto First Place - 1182/62X
Bert deV. - 298/19X
Bill H. - 298/14X
John McC. - 297/14X
Don M. - 289/15X

President David C. then thanked John McC. for his hard work during the year and most especially for obtaining the plaques for the championship and annual awards. 


Monday, November 5, 2018

NOVEMBER 3, 2018 - FLORENCEVILLE - FALL CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP - RESULTS

It was a cold and rainy day as we set out to shoot the Fall Classic Championship in Florenceville. This weather peristed until we came close to Hartland when the rain stopped but the cold remained.
At the range we were struck by a stiff wind and cool temperatures but thankfully, no rain until the 4th relay. There was a bit of drizzle from time to time - enough to wet the barrels sticking out of the roof-
line of the firing line shelter. The rain, when it came, only served to wet the targets which made it impossible to score them in the normal fashion using a marking plug. The temperature did not make it past 5C all day. The main condition was the wind, which varied from a calm to howling around the shooting building at 50km/hr. It was "all-over-the-place" and was very hard to predict resulting in depressed scores for all except Greg S. in Sporter Class. Congrats to him for shooting a perfect 600/42X - some pretty darn good shooting for the conditions.
Jean S. was the match director and statistician while Greg S. and Ash P. did the scoring (with some of us looking on 
from time to time). Everyone went forward to change targets. The Range Officers were Ash P., Jean S. and Paul L. Jean again outdid herself in providing a wonderful lunch for all the shooters. Hot dogs were cooked by several shooters.This food was very much appreciated by all as we were ravenous after a cold morning of shooting. Thank you to all who contributed to making this Fall Classic a great time to get together in an annual championship.
There were several shooters who had not been seen much during the year. Welcome to Paul L., Sumanth., Roby Y., Murray E., Hunter S., and Jared B. The latter two were juniors who did some very fine shooting.




RESULTS - UNLIMITED CLASS 22 BR:
Bert deV. - 687/9X
Mike C. - 686/8X
Ash P. - 677/3X
Roby Y. - 671/7X
Greg S. - 665/5X
Jean S. - 648/7X
John McC. - 647/3X
Sumanth - 540/4X

RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS 22 BR:
Greg S. - 600/42X
Bert deV. - 593/39X
John McC. - 590/23X
Alden H. - 580/15X
Raymond G. - 576/13X
Paul L. - 544/1X
Murray E. - 212/0X

RESULTS - JUNIOR SPORTER CLASS 22 BR:
Hunter S. - 522/5X
Jared B. - 492/2X

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

OCTOBER 21, 2018 - MINTO - FINAL 22RF CHAMPIONSHIP - RESULTS

Sunday was a cold day in New Brunswick with a thick coating of frost on the car - quite a change from yesterday! We were a bit tired from Saturday's drive and shooting and some of us had not slept as well as
we might have hoped. Nonetheless, we were full of anticipation for this annual final rimfire shoot in Minto.

We arrived early at the range where Wayne had already fired up the stove and the club-house remained cozy warm for the entire day. The shooting
building, by contrast, was cold. The wind began blowing in earnest by about the third relay and, true to the Minto range, remained strong for the entire match and could switch in an eye-blink from one direction to another. It was very hard to read and even 
harder to adjust to. In addition, the sun was out all day, which was a bit bright on the targets for the first half of the match. Even so, some shooters shot well with no points lost on several targets and only one or two on many others.
We welcomed Lorie M., George's daughter to her first ever shoot!!
The match director for this match was John McC. The head scorer was Don M. and the score verifier was Ben F. The range officers were Barb J., Dave C. and Bruce B. Targets were changed by Ben F. and Shawn R., who did the lions share, aided by Mike C. and Wayne K.
About halfway through the match Dave C. and Barb J. began cooking hot-dogs which
were welcome by that time. Barb had also brought several breads and macaroons. Dave C. had brought Timbits and Wayne K. had brought a molasses cake (from his birthday). It is safe to say that all shooters did not go hungry
. Many thanks to all who worked hard to make this championship shoot a successful and enjoyable one.


RESULTS - OPEN CLASS:
Cecil H. - 398/18X
Darryl K. - 397/17X
Barb J. - 397/14X
Matt McA. - 397/13X
Bruce B. - 394/10X
Gerard D. - 394/7X
Don M. - 393/8X
John McC. - 390/11X
Dave C. - 390/10X
Mike C. - 389/9X
George M. - 389/9X
Dan G. - 387/9X
Lorie M. - 378/7X
RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS:
Volker T. - 397/10X
Bert deV. - 394/12X
John McC. - 387/9X
Shawn R. - 384/12X
Bruce B. - 384/10X
Dan G. - 383/10X
Ben F. - 378/9X
Wayne K. - 353/5X
Mac McD. - 301/3X 

The awards for Rimfire BR shooting during the 2018 regular season were presented as well.


OPEN CLASS:
Highest match score in 2018: Bert deV.
Second highest match score in 2018: Bill H.
Third highest match score in 2018: Volker T.





SPORTER CLASS:
Highest match score in 2018: Guy H.
Second highest match score in 2018: Bert deV.
Third highest match score in 2018: Dan G.






TEAM SHOOT (MINTO SECOND PLACE):
Guy H. - 387/15X
Conrad L. - 386/16X
David C. - 381/13X
George M. - 352/6X

OCTOBER 20, 2018 - FLORENCEVILLE - 200m BR - RESULTS

After the medal presentations and a really wonderful lunch provided by Jean S., six shooters went to the upper range to shoot the 200 meter benchrest/prone match.
It was still pretty cool but much better than in the morning. We had to wait for a shower to pass and Ash P. put up a  handy screen tent over 3 benches. Very little rain came down after that was done but the cover was a welcome addition and would also work very well in the hotter parts of the summer. 
The sun came out after a while and stayed for most of the match but because of the strong wind, there was very little mirage to deal with. Bullet holes could generally be seen with ease - for some of us, much to our disappointment.
The wind was very strong coming mostly from the left of the range. There was only one flag up about 1/3 of the way down the range and it was whipping back and forth to the point we feared the thin aluminum pole might bend. Without indicators on the rest of the range, it was imposiible to tell what the wind was doing there but the pattern of shots indicated a left wind. Once we had made the adjustments and waited for a reasonabe wind, some shooters shot pretty good scores. 
The match director and statistician today was Greg S. Scorers were Ash P. and Bert deV. The range officers were Ash P., John McC. and Bert deV. We all took turns driving down to the targets to change them.

RESULTS - 200m PRONE/BENCHREST:
Ash P. - (Prone) - 265/4X
Mike C - (Br) - 299/9X
John McC. - (Br) - 291/8X
Bert deV. - (Br) - 285/7X
Greg S. - (Br) - 267/7X
Ted S. - (Br) - 265/4X