Monday, April 11, 2016


Remember March 13 in Minto? Well today was a repeat of those conditions minus the snow on the ground. The day started out with a good layer of frost on the windshield and about -4C. There was a brisk little wind out of the north-west and we knew we were going to be in for some challenging conditions in MInto.

The drive to the range was uneventful - although at times we could feel the gusts of wind pushing the car on the road. The day gradually warmed up some and if you stood in the leeward side of a building it felt pretty
nice with temperatures a bit above zero. Once you stepped into the shooting building you felt the full force of the winds as it mostly blew in from down range - so much so that one notable shooter lost his hat twice - we told him to grow some more hair! The wind chill was -10C while sitting on the firing line and it did not take long for your fingers to be bone-chilled. Not only did the wind blow into the building but it also whipped around crazily from all directions with gusts easily to 50-60km/hr so that it became hard to identify the same condition or to predict the effect on the bullet. You know, if it hadn't been so cold this kind of challenge would have been a heck-of-a-lot of fun.
The scores reflected the challenging conditions - (in fact one shooter was heard to say that we should really call this a 100yd event and then we could pretend that our scores were at least respectable). All of us got a good helping of humble pie,(again).
We had a good bunch of workers today. Matt McA. was the Match Director and also did the scoring with Don Mu. verifying the scores and talleys. Barb J. was the generous baker who brought plates overflowing with cinnamon/raisin bread and squares that, rather quickly, disappeared. Targets were set and changed by John McC., Bert deV., Dave C., Cecil H., George M., Don Me., and Terry McN. The Range was in the capable control of Darryl K., Terry McN., Dan G., Barb J., Bert deV., Dave C. and John McC. Many thanks to everyone for pitching in - we might have some wounds to lick but we had fun - eh?

Bert deV. - 389/8X
Sandy McC. - 384/8X
Darryl K. - 381/7X
Terry McN. - 379/6X
Cecil H. - 370/6X
Barb J. - 364/7X
Dan G. - 363/4X
Guy H. - 360/8X
George M. - 359/6X
Dave C. - 356/7X
Matt McA. - 353/3X
Gerrard D. - 351/0X
Don Mu. - 351/7X
Bill H. - 350/4X
Don McI. - 349/0X
John McC. - 342/7X
Mack MacD. - 335/2X
Carl J. - 326/3X
Norbert S. - DNC

Volker T. - 368/9X
Bert deV. - 365/8X
Wayne K. - 362/3X
Terry McN. - 361/4X
Don Me. - 356/5X
John McC. - 352/6X
Dan G. - 339/0X
Bill H. - 332/3X
Don McI. - 331/1X

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