Monday, August 3, 2020

QUICK REMINDERS for AUGUST 2020
Organized Competition shooting in Florenceville, Minto and Petitcodiac has resumed with Covid-19 precautions.
View Revised Petitcodiac Covid Rules HERE
Please advise IF YOU ARE COMING. This will facilitate planning for relays , targets and range officers , etc.

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - FLORENCEVILLE - 50m SMALLBORE
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - MINTO CF Open + Sport, CF Pistol
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - PETITCODIAC RF BR
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - MINTO 22 RF Open + Sport, RF Pistol
     ALSO: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - RNBRA RIMFIRE CHAMPIONSHIP to be held 
     concurrently with the MINTO RF Match. Preregistration is required
     Contact: gcealeroux@outlook.com
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - FLORENCEVILLE - 50m SMALLBORE
Sunday, August 30, 2020 - PETITCODIAC - CF BR

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AUGUST 2, 2020 - PETITCODIAC CENTERFIRE BR - RESULTS










Today was a good day at the Petitcodiac range for a CF Match. The day started out at 6C on the drive from Queens County. There was a lot of fog over the rivers and streams and some of the open fields. A nice cool way to start the day.
It has really been hot in southern New Brunswick. Today, at the match, was no exception as temperatures rose to 30C (along with a heat warning). But it started out with clear skies and light wind of 6 to 14km. This made for several 100 scores. Congrats to Bert deV. and Dan G. who both pinned 300 scores. It was also good to see John McC. back on the shooting bench and shooting in top form after a long period of illness. We are happy to see your recovery to good health.


Thanks to all who helped out today starting with the Match Director (Volker T.), Scorers (Volker T. and Dan G.), Range Officers (Darryl K. and Dan G.), Target Changers (Dan G., Don M., John McC. and Volker T), Photographers (Darryl K. and Bert deV.) and the treats supplied by Dan G. Your Director, Volker

RESULTS - CENTERFIRE OPEN CLASS:
Bert deV. - 300/24X - - 30BR
Dan G. - 300/14X - - 30BR
John McC. - 299/15X - - 6mmBR
Don M. - 296/12X - - 30BR
Darryl K. - 295/8X - - 6mmBR
Volker T. - 293/8X - - 223AI
David C. - 287/7X - - 223

TWINS !


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

JULY 26, 2020 - MINTO RIMFIRE BR - RESULTS



RESULTS - OPEN CLASS RIMFIRE BR:
Dale H. - 400/14X
Gerald D. - 399/31X
Conrad L. - 399/10X
John M. - 398/21X
George M. - 397/22X
Darryl K. - 397/18X
David C. - 397/14X
Dan G. - 395/13X
Charles McQ. - 395/13X
Don M. - 394/20X
Bruce B. - 392/10X
Norbert S. - 385/6X

RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS RF BR:
Bruce B. - 391/8X
Dan G. - 375/9X
Wayne K. - 348/3X
Mike M. - 279/0X



Tuesday, July 21, 2020

JULY 19, 2020 - PETITCODIAC - RIMFIRE BR - RESULTS

Thanks to Volker T. for the write-up and to Darryl K. for the pics.

Today was a great day to host our first 22 Benchrest shoot since March.  The weather was accommodating. Skies were clear, the temperature was 28C by the afternoon making it a bit hot and humid, (especially when wearing a covid mask). The wind was light but occasionally it played some games with wind indicators making them go in opposite directions. Its "Petti-wind" - what more to say.
Congrats to John M. for the only 500 shot, and earning his long awaited PSC 500 Crest. Thanks to the ROs Dan G., Darryl K. and Bruce B. Thanks to both Joanne S.  and Dan G. for the tasty sweets and the Timbits.
Target duty was handled by Dan G. and Brian P. Thanks guys.  Volker T. was the Director and Scorer, and Dan G. did the verifying. It was a challenging day scoring with many close shots. All shooters did very well.
Your Director, Volker

RESULTS - RIMFIRE BR OPEN CLASS:
John M. - 500/21X
Darryl K. - 499/26X
Gerard D. - 499/25X
Dan G. - 498/31X
Volker T. - 498/25X
Bruce B. - 498/19X
David C. - 496/21X
John C. - 496/20X
Charles McQ. - 495/16X
Brian P. - 492/11X
Norbert S. - 475/7X
Don M. - 468/20X

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

JULY 5, 2020 - PETITCODIAC - CENTERFIRE OPEN CLASS BR AT 100YD - RESULTS

Well, PSC finally got the opportunity to host a rifle shoot. Since last March we were in limbo due to Covid concerns and a forest fire prevention lockdown. I think everyone was glad to connect with shooting buddies and


enjoy a nice day at the range. The weather was great except for a very brief cloudburst. Good lighting, little wind,but some wind activity that did have consequences for some shooters. But two shooters did get 300's - Bert deV. shot a 300/20X and Don M. shot a 300/14X. Congrats guys!

Thanks to our RO's, Bert deV. and Darryl K. and also to the target setters Dan G., Don M., Malcolm McA. and Charles McQ. who did the lion's share. Volker T. was the match director and the head scorer with Charles McQ. verifying the results. Darryl K. was the photographer.
Everyone came prepared with masks and adhered to the "new normal" social distancing rules. The match Director had set up a cleaning station and we shot from every other bench. Some of us forgot to reserve a spot in advance but were accomodated just the same!
Scores attached. Your Director, Volker.

RESULTS - OPEN CLASS CENTERFIRE BR:
Bert DeV.1005100810073002030BR
Don M.1004100710033001430BR
Dan G.10099961004299196PPC
Volker T.1004100697529715223AI
Malcolm McA.1005993983297116PPC
Bruce B.99498296029366BR
Darryl K.96197197229046BR
Dave C.9709539512874223
Wayne K.9329218602713223

Monday, July 6, 2020

JUNE 27, 2020 - FLORENCEVILLE RIMFIRE UNLIMITED AND SPORTER

The shooters in Florenceville had the honour of restarting the 2020 New Brunswick shooting season which had been suspended since the end of March due to Covid-19. Things have progressed in New Brunswick so that we feel much more secure in getting together and shooting again.
Two separate matches were shot at the same time - an unlimited class of Rimfire at 50m and a Sporter (Hunting Rifle) class on a different target - also Rimfire at 50m. Thanks to Alden H. for sending the results. 
He says "We had our first shoot of the season yesterday . We were hand sanitized, had a hand washing station, used every other shooting bench and each brought our own lunch.  Had a great time. Hope you can all come next time July 18, 2020.

Take care , Alden H."


RESULTS UNLIMITED CLASS:
Jean S. - 229.2 + 226.2 + 224.1 = 679.5
Ashley P. - 219.3 + 226.2 + 228.2 = 673.7
Cole P. - 235.6 + 213.0 + 206.1 = 654.7
Greg S. - 222.0 + 228.2 + 199.0 = 649.2

RESULTS SPORTER CLASS:
Greg S. - 197.11 + 197.7 + 200.11 = 594.29
Gabrielle H. - 195.9 + 196.6 + 194.8 = 585.23
Ted S. - 193.7 + 194.6 + 194.7 = 581.20
Alden H. - 193.4 + 192.4 + 193.4 = 578.12
Raymond - 193.5 = 182.4 + 189.1 - 564.10

Friday, April 3, 2020

APRIL 3, 2020 - COVID 19 FACTS

Very interesting facts re Covid-19 
The following is from Irene Ken, physician, whose daughter is an Assistant Professor in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University. Quite informative.

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine. Peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC WORKS. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is attached to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates as follows:
-3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).
But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars
They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, using UV light to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* SPIRITS and VODKA does not work. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE works! It is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
* You have to HUMIDIFY DRY HANDS from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

MARCH 14, 2020 - PETITCODIAC CENTERFIRE BR - RESULTS

March 14 started out as a pretty cool day. The sun came out and warmed things up a bit.
Today the story really was about the intensity of the sun on the white snow and on the target sheets. The glare was brutal and sometimes the mirage waves off the target sheets made it impossible to see the 10 ring - much less the centre dot. Many shots had to to be made after a substantial wait for the mirage to lift. This happened when the wind picked up across the range. Unfortunately, the wind was mostly from up-range which did not clear the mirage as well. So often the shot was made by guessing at the centre formula which often  worked well but which occasionally cost the shooter a point. It was certainly costly in terms of shooting 10Xs. Nevertheless, we did have some good luck and the scores were not at all bad considering the conditions. Congrats to Bert deV. who shot a 300/12X.   
The match director was Dan G. who also scored the targets along with Mike C. who verified the scoring. Targets were set and changed by Tony L., Shelly C., Dan G., Becky McC., Mike C., John McC. and Brian P.  Range officers were John McC. and Tom N. The treats were brought by Shelly C. and Timbits by Dan G. Bert deV. was the photographer.
RESULTS - CENTERFIRE BR - OPEN CLASS:
Bert deV. - 300/12X
John McC. - 299/11X
Mike C. - 296/8X
Tony L. - 293/6X
Shelly C. - 292/4X
Becky McC. - 288/2X
Brian P. - 286/6X
Dan G. - 288/6X
Tom N. - 273/3X

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

MARCH 8, 2020 - MINTO - RIMFIRE BR - RESULTS.

A bit of an unpredictable wind was the order of the day for the rimfire shoot in Minto today. It was a lovely day that started out a bit cold but warmed up to be +5 or 6 in the afternoon. A good bunch of shooters from the south of New Brunswick were in attendance anticipating a good shoot, nice weather, Barb's treats and a good time to get together.
We got all of that - plus the benefit of a learning opportunity in a stiff wind that 
switched from right to left to head on. Picking a dominant condition was a crap shoot that some lucked out on and others 
didn't (big time). When you had been watching the flags for a while and then settled in behind the scope and took that shot, the wind had changed again. A good number of shots were taken only to find that hole did not form in the 10 ring - but somewhere waaaaayy-out-there.
Congrats to the winners who shot very well indeed for the conditions.
Today, Mike C. was the match director and with Dale H. scored the targets and did the stats. Shawn R. and Ben F. did the bulk of the target changing with Becky McC. helping out.The range officers were
Barb J., Matt McA., Dave C.,
 Wayne K., and Bert deV. Barb J. and Dave C. brought coffee and many treats. Many thanks to everyone.

RESULTS - RIMFIRE BR - OPEN CLASS:
Dale H. - 398/12X
Gerald D. - 394/11X
George M. - 391/10X
Mike C. - 390/14X
Matt McA. - 389/11X
Bert deV. - 386/17X
Barb J. - 381/12X
David C. - 380/13X
John M. - 378/6X
John McC. - 377/6X
Bruce B. - 374/4X
Becky McC. - 339/1X

RESULTS - RIMFIRE BR - SPORTER CLASS:
Shawn R. - 360/3X
Wayne K. - 336/4X
Ben F. - 320/6X

MARCH 7, 2020 - LAKE GEORGE GUN CLUB - TERRY McNEILL MEMORIAL WINTER SHOOT SERIES


Congratulations to David C.- 1199/67X (Open Class) for 3 shoots,
and to Volker T. - 1191/79X (Sporter Class) for 3 shoots



MARCH 7, 2020 - LAKE GEORGE GUN CLUB - RIMFIRE BR - RESULTS

The final Terry F. McNeill Memorial Winter Benchrest Shoot for 2020 was held today at the Lake George Gun Club. It was a beautiful sunny day, cold -8C to -0C,  with confusing winds which caused the wind flags much stress as well as the brave shooters. Everyone helped with targets, and Range Officer duties, which made the shoot run smoothly. Dave C. and Wayne K. did the scoring and Bruce B. added up the totals of the three shoots. Special thanks to Bruce B. for providing home-made baked beans, bread, and hotdogs. Barb J. brought sweets. Barb J. and Darryl K. were the photographers. Thanks to them for the pics and to Barb J.  for the write-up of the shoot.
Congratulations to the medalists for today's shoot - especially to Volker T. who shot a 400 with 17X. For the three combined shoots the winning competitors 
received beautiful plaques. Results for the 3 shoot series will be posted in the next post. 
Thanks to Bruce B. for organizing these special shoots in Terry's memory.  

RESULTS - RIMFIRE BR - OPEN CLASS:
Volker T. - 400/17X
Darryl K. - 399/19X
David C. - 399/X
Dale H. - 398/21X
Dan G. - 398/20x
Lorie M. - 397/14X
John M. - 397/14X
Bruce B. - 396/14X
Barb J. - 394/10X
George M. - 392/12X

RESULTS - RIMFIRE BR - SPORTER CLASS:
Volker T. - 395/24X
Dan G. - 393/23X
Bruce B. - 386/15X
Wayne K. - 379/14XX

Sunday, March 1, 2020

MARCH 1, 2020 - PETITCODIAC RIMFIRE BR - RESULTS

Although the weather forecasts on different sites said different things about today's forecasts, in general it was to be a miserable day with temperatures starting at about
-13C in the morning and ending up at about -6C in the afternoon. Lots of cloud, no sun and snow that was predicted to be anywhere from 20cm to maybe 2 cm. The wind was going to be northwest at 13km/hr gusting
to about 20. 


I guess we got everything that was forecast except a little less snow and a bit warmer temps. The wind sure challenged all the shooters today, although surprisingly, both the scores and the X count were higher than anyone would have predicted based on the weather.


Twenty lucky shooters turned out today despite the forecast. They were lucky because they got to spend a day doing what they like doing with a bunch of good friends, eating Shelly C. and Barb J.'s delicious homemade treats, Volker T's Timbits and listening to stimulating shooting discussions.


Thanks to Volker T. who was the match director and organised the shoot today. Volker and Chris S. teamed up to score 40 x 25 bull targets - thanks guys, a big job indeed. Thanks also to the range officers - Bruce B., Dan G., Darryl K. and John McC. as well as the target changers Chris S., Mike C., Bruce B., Dan G., and John McC.

RESULTS - RIMFIRE BR - OPEN CLASS:
Bert deV. - 500/14X
Mike C. - 499/28X
Darryl K. - 499/22X
Bruce B. - 499/21X
Gerald D. - 498/16X
Barb J. - 498/14X
Shelly C. - 498/11X
Dan G. - 497/21X
John McC. - 497/17X
John M. - 496/25X
Dale H. - 496/24X
Dave C. - 496/16X
Charles McQ. - 495/19X
Chris S. - 494/14X
Tony L. - 493/16X
Guy H. - 492/17X
Matt McA. - 490/16X
George M. - 486/14X
Volker T. - 485/14X
Don M. - 471/9X