Thursday, November 25, 2021

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SHOOT SCHEDULES:   

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - MINTO – Christmas Rimfire fun shoot


Sunday, December 5, 2021 - PETITCODIAC - Christmas Shoot

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2021 CLUB RECORDS/GUN SHOW DATES/NEW BRUNSWICK CLEAN TARGET RECORDSCONTACT INFORMATION

NOVEMBER 21, 2021 - PETITCODIAC SPORTER SHOOT - RESULTS

It was a good day to get together with the local 22 Sporter shooters at Petitcodiac. The Covid lockdown was dropped from Metro Moncton, so shooters were glad to hang out.

We noticed the slight icing on the side roads with the drop in temperatures. It was overcast, temps in the -2 to +5C range. And hardly any wind to deal with. Unusual for the Petitcodiac range. There were no wind flags used on the range.  Only a couple of streamers on the bordering trees which responded to the occasional wind gusts. Danny G., the match director, provided an array of fun targets and changing positions for the match.

RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS SHOOT (DIFFERENT FUN TARGETS):
Chris S. - 82 + 75 + 87 + 72 = 316                     Danny G. - 82 + 69 + 47 + 76 = 274         
Tony L. -  69 + 63 + 80 + 77 = 289                     Darryl K. - 58 + 70 + 70 + 42 = 240
Charles McQ. - 71 + 79 + 72 + 66 = 288           Grant     - 22 + 12 + 44 + 53 = 131
Volker T. - 83 + 81 + 85 + 34 = 283                    John C. - 0 + 14 + 14 + 58 = 86
Brian P. - 57 + 50 + 82 + 94 = 283

Thanks to everyone for helping with target posting, and Dan for Directing and scoring. As well as his regular Timbit treats.  They went fast. Thanks to Darryl K. for the pics. Congrats to the top three shooters: Chris S., Tony L. and Charles McQ. 


The PSC Rifle Committee also took this opportunity to present Darryl K. with the trophy for 1st place in the 2019 annual Martin Topf 22 Benchrest Championship. The cup replaced the plaque that he had been presented with before. Presentation by John C.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

NOVEMBER 14, 2021 - MINTO YEAR-END AWARDS PRESENTATION

 As part of the AGM of 2021, plaques were presented to the shooters in each discipline who had shot the high match score and the high single target score.

Cecil H. - high CF single target
     Presentations were made for the following:
    High CF Open match score - Bert deV.
    High CF Open single target - Mike C. and Cecil H.
    High CF Sporter match score - Bert deV.
    High CF Sporter single target - Bert deV.
    High RF Open match score - Bert deV.
    High RF Open single target - Bert deV.
    High RF Sporter single target - Bert deV.
    High RF Sporter match score - Bert deV.

Danny G. - high match pistol

    High CF Pistol match score - Danny G.
    High RF Pistol match score - Danny G.







RF Team BertdeV & John McC.
                                                                 The Minto Rimfire Team #1  placed 2nd:
                                                                 TOTAL = 1482/34
                                                                 Matt McA. - 377/12X; 
                                                                 Bert deV. - 372/5X; 
                                                                 John McC. - 369/10; 
                                                                 Conrad L. - 364/7X


CF Team Bert deV., David C.,
John McC. & Wayne K.
     The Minto Centerfire Team placed First:

      Total = 1198/74X
       Bert deV. - 300/25X           
      John McC. - 300/19X                 
      Mike C. - 299/18X                   
      Don M. - 299/12X 
      David C. - 296/6X
      Wayne K. - 249/0X                          

Monday, November 15, 2021

NOVEMBER 14, 2021 - MINTO - AGM AND FUN SHOOT

The Annual General Meeting of the Minto Gun Club was held this Sunday with 18 members attending. It was a long and very productive meeting that strained the stamina of the members and those running the meeting. Some of the members who would have attended, could not due to the Covid-19 situation across New Brunswick while others were ill or committed to other engagements such as the RNBRA AGM which was held at the same time.
After the AGM was adjourned, John McC. ran a fun shoot that was attended by only a few die-hard members who did not go home right after the meeting. It was reported to be a lot of fun using target that we don't see until the end of the year - crows, rats and other challenging critters (on paper of course).

RESULTS OF FUN SHOOT:
1st place = Wayne L. and Danny G. = 157 total
2nd place = John Mo. = 155 total
3rd place = Bruce B. and Volker T. = 150 total
4th place = George M. = 140 total
5th place = Dale H. = 138 total
6th place = John McC. = 135 total

Thursday, November 11, 2021

NOVEMBER 7, 2021 - MINTO - CENTERFIRE OPEN FUN SHOOT

 A few hardy dedicated centerfire shooters came together today to try their hands at shooting in cold conditions in which the wind seemed to be the least of their worries. Not so! The wind was tricky and even the 30BR had trouble with it. The match was slated to be an effort to raise some cash for the renovations planned for the shooting building and so fees and dollars raised were donated to the club for that purpose.
John McC. put the match together and scored. Targets were changed by Guy H., John McC., Wayne K., and Don M. Bert deV., Wayne K. and Don M. were the ROs.

RESULTS - OPEN CLASS:
Bert deV. - 300/18X (30BR)
John McC. - 298/15X (30BR)
Guy H. - 298/13X (30BR)
Don M. - 296/11X (30BR)
Wayne K. - 276/6X (223 Rem)

Sunday, October 31, 2021

OCTOBER 31, 2021 - MINTO - RIMFIRE FUN SHOOT - RESULTS

Yes it was a very rainy and dark day today and the weatherman must have been chuckling as he said "See, I told you so!". Not only was it wet all throughout the match but it was cool - just like a fall day in New Brunswick. It was nice to go from the shooting building to the clubhouse where the wood stove had been lit.
As it was to be a "fun shoot" today nobody had thought to bring wind flags and it sure was fun to shoot without good indicators of the wind. We ended up using the branches of trees and the few straggling ribbons still stapled to the target frames from earlier shoots. This seemed to be all some shooters needed to do pretty well in conditions that included some hearty gusts.
This shoot was organized by John McC. who, along with his son, designed the targets and printed them for us to use. John also scored the targets and worked up the stats. Many thanks John and Shane - we all enjoyed the shoot. (yes we had fun!).
Dale H., John Mo., George M. and Don Me. all braved the elements to change the targets and dry them on the wood stove. Thanks guys! Range officers were Wayne K., Conrad L. and George M.
RESULTS - OPEN CLASS RF BR (VERY INTERESTING NON-STANDARD TARGETS):
John McC. - 215/13X     George M. - 185/9X
Don Me. - 150/2X           Conrad L. - 58/1X

RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS (EQUALLY INTERESTING TARGETS)
:
John Mo. - 300/23X       Bert deV. - 273/16X          Dale H. - 251/14X
Gerry J. - 282/13X         John McC. - 257/9X         Norbert S. - 99/3X
Wayne K. - 274/11X


Monday, October 25, 2021

OCTOBER 24, 2021 - MINTO - SPECIAL RIMFIRE OPEN CLASS SHOOT - RESULTS

A special rimfire shoot was held in Minto this Sunday with only "Open Class" being shot. It was a nippy day with temperatures ranging between 2 and 9C. The wind was challenging at around 23km/hr with gusts up to about 40km/hr. No clean targets or match scores were shot in these conditions but a good time was had by all.

PEOPLE TO THANK:
Match Director - David C.
Scorer - Dale H. - Score Verifier - Bruce B.
Range Officers - John Mc., Wayne K., David C., Conrad L. and Darryl K.
Target Changers - John Mc., Bruce B., David C. and George M.
Picture - Darryl K.
RESULTS - OPEN CLASS RIMFIRE BR:
John Mc. - 397/9X     Don Mu. - 392/12X     John Mo. - 387/8X     Conrad L. - 370/6X
George M. - 396/8X    Darryl K. - 390/10X     Wayne LeB. - 384/7X     Gerry J. - 366/4X
Dale H. - 394/18X      Wayne K. - 388/9X      Danny G. - 381/7X     Malcolm McD. - 244/2X
Guy H. - 394/13X       Bruce B. - 388/8X       Volker T. - 379/6X      Don Me. - 341/2X
Gerald D. - 394/8X     David C. - 387/12X

Monday, October 18, 2021

OCTOBER 17, 2021 - MINTO - CENTERFIRE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Minto Centerfire Championship had the disadvantages of being held in the middle of a Covid 4th wave "circuit breaker" and also on a cool, dark, overcast day with a forecast of heavy rains. We had relatively few shooters come to the match but the Covid restrictions did not hamper our shooting too much.
The wind, as it often is, was the deciding factor today. It was all over the place with only in the last few relays becoming a bit more predictable. Shots that looked good ended up outside of the X-ring and a few further out than that. As a result, no clean match scores were shot today although some very nice target sheets were handed in. The record 8Xs shot during the regular season was broken by John McC with a 100 and 9Xs.

PEOPLE TO THANK
:
Match Director and scorer - Don M.
Score verifier - John McC.
Targets - set by John McC. and changed by David C., Cecil H. and Danny G. (who braved the downpour to change them)
Range Officers - Bert deV., Wayne K., and David C.
Lunch was provided by David and Susan C.
Thanks to all who made this event possible.
RESULTS - OPEN CLASS BR:
Danny G. - 299/17X            David C. - 296/16X
Bert deV. - 299/10X            Cecil H. - 294/11X
John McC. - 297/21X          Darryl K. - 279/5X
RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS BR:
Bert deV. - 143/7X               John McC. - 136/1X
Wayne K. - 136/3X               Danny G. - 128/0X

Monday, October 4, 2021

OCTOBER 3, 2021 - MINTO - THE 5th ANNUAL TERRY McNEILL RIMFIRE CHAMPIONSHIP - RESULTS

The Minto Gun Club held its annual Rimfire Championship known as the Terry McNeill Rimfire Championship on a cool fall day. Although the temperature did come up from in the morning, it remained a day in which a heavier jacket was welcome. 
The wind was very interesting throughout the match as it came and went. During the first 2 relays in the morning there was hardly any wind that we could see although it did have some effect on the shooting with surprising "flyers" going out. Subsequent relays had to cope with gusting and switching winds until later on in the afternoon when the wind became light and steady - very predictable. The last 2 relays could shoot almost at anytime and expect the same result.
Covid wave #4 is moving throughout New Brunswick and so we had to maintain distances and wear masks except on the firing line. This did not curtail our enjoyment of the event but did make socializing a little more difficult.
As a result, very good scores were posted by many shooters. Congratulations go to Bruce B. who won the match with a clean score of 400/21X. Also to Bert deV with a 400/21X and Mike C. with a score of 400/21X. Guy H. scored a 400/19X and John McC. scored a 400/16X. Good shooting guys!
This championship was well attended and many people worked to make it a success. We especially thank David C. and his wife who provided a lunch at very short notice.
PEOPLE TO THANK:
Match Director - Mike C.
Scorer - Dale H.; Score Verifier - Don M.
Targets - Bruce B., Guy H., Gerald D., David C., George M., Cecil H.
Range Officers - Darryl K., David C., Mike C., Barb J., John McC., Bert deV.
Cookies - Barb J.
Lunch/Coffee - David C.

RESULTS - 22 BENCHREST - SPORTER CLASS
:
John McC. - 393/9X
Mike C. - 388/8X
Bert deV. - 382/11X
Danny G. - 375/7X

RESULTS - 22 BENCHREST - OPEN CLASS
:
Bruce B. - 400/21X          Barb J. - 399/18X          Cecil H. - 398/19X
Bert deV. - 400/21X         Gerald D. - 399/18X      Wayne K. - 398/6X
Mike C. - 400/21X            David C. - 399/18X        Darryl K. - 396/16X
Guy H. - 400/19X             John M. - 399/13X         Dale H. - 395/11X
John McC. - 400/16X      Danny G. - 399/12X       Charles McQ. - 394/9X
George M. - 399/19X       Don M. - 399/11X           Norbert S. - 362/6X



Monday, September 27, 2021

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 - PETITCODIAC CENTERFIRE CHAMPIONSHIP AND AWARDS - RESULTS

The weatherman had predicted a lot of rain for New Brunswick today during our Final Petitcodiac Centerfire Championship and it certainly looked threatening on the way to the range. A little bit of rain fell during the first half of the match before we broke for lunch at the clubhouse. During lunch the sky opened up with sheets of rain thundering on the steel roof. Unprepared, a lot of us "borrowed" garbage bags to convert into raincoats and went back to the range to finish the last relays of the match. It was all part of the fun!
The temperature remained a comfortable 20C or so with a good bit of humidity. Winds were actually quite steady during the first relays of the match coming up the range into our faces with a few switches. During the rain storm we coped with sudden gusts that, at times, were quite strong but at other times seemed to skim over the trees without affecting the flags and targets on the range floor. If we waited for our conditions to return we were able to manage our shots quite well.
As a result, half the field shot a clean match or dropped only one point - pretty good considering. Congratulations go to Mike C. who shot a 300/23X to win the Championship. Bert deV. shot a 300/19X, John McC. a 300/18X and David C. shot 300/11X - his first ever 300 at Petitcodiac. Congrats guys - well done!
Respecting the province's new Covid restrictions including masks, distancing and proof of vaccination, many people worked to make this a successful shoot. A special thanks to John C. who prepared the lunch and the awards presentations as well as the prizes.

PEOPLE TO THANK
:
Match Director: Danny G.
Head Scorer: Danny G.
Score Verifier: John McC.
Target setters and changers: John McC., Bert deV., Tony L., Don M., Malcolm McA., Bruce B., Danny G.
Range Officers: Bruce B. and Darryl K.
Cookies: Bert deV., Dorothy McC.
Lunch: John C.

RESULTS - OPEN CLASS CENTERFIRE BR (score)
:
Mike C. - 300/23X (30BR)        Danny G. - 299/15X (6PPC)       Bruce B. - 295/12X (6BR)
Bert deV. - 300/19X (30BR)      Darryl K. - 299/12X (6BR)         Tony L. - 295/4X (6BR)
John McC. - 300/18X (30BR)    Don M. - 296/14X (30BR)           Cecil H. - 294/11X (6PPC)
David C. - 300/11X (6PPC)     Malcolm McA. - 295/14X (6PPC)  John C. - 281/6X (223 Rem)


After the shooting was finished and the scoring was done, we returned to the clubhouse for the awards presentations. First was the presentation of the 300Club badges to Mike C. and David C.


A second presentation of plaques was made to Danny G., John McC. and Bert deV. who had tied for the highest single target of 100/9X. Another plaque went to Bert deV. for the highest match score of 300/25X shot during the regular season.



Then - the big moment - scores were read out and a trophy was presented to Mike C. who had won this year's Championship. A plaque for second and third was presented to Bert deV. and John McC. Finally, all those present who had not placed were entered in a draw for prizes - all shooters went home happy.