Saturday, December 23, 2023

QUICK REMINDERS for FEBRUARY 2024

SHOOT SCHEDULES:
February 25, 2024 - PETTICODIAC - 22 RIMFIRE @ 50yd

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2024 CLUB RECORDS/ GUN SHOW DATESNEW BRUNSWICK CLEAN TARGET RECORDS/ CONTACT INFORMATION

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2023

 WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS


AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

FROM


THE BENCHREST SHOOTERS OF


NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

DECEMBER 10, 2023 - MINTO - ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RF FUN SHOOT - RESULTS

THE MATCH AND THE SHOOTERS:
Well, this is it folks - the last shoot of the 2023 shooting season held in Minto. This shoot is the Annual Christmas RF fun shoot and awards presentations for the 2023 season.

Like in last week's fun shoot in Petitcodiac, we shot a variety of fun targets which were quite challenging for us old guys who are used the the standard bull targets in both Open and Sporter classes. These included a blank "Lucky Turkey" target where we shot 5 shots randomly on a piece of blank paper. This was then scored using a template. Any bullet hole landing on a score would then be scored with this value and added up. Pure Luck (but it gives us all an equal chance for the turkey)!!

Secondly, we shot at the dreaded "Sudden Death Squares" which contain a white bull of decreasing size in a black background. Any shot completely surrounded by white is counted while a shot touching the black eliminates all shots on that particular bull from adding to the total score. The smallest is worth 10 points for a total possible score of 50.

Third in line of fun targets was the now familiar line-up of "Crows" ranging from a large crow worth 3 points to a number of very small crows worth 10 points for a possible high score of 99. Ties are resolved by a shot at a small bull.

Finally, we shot at ten "Small Bulls in Squares" worth 10 points each for a total possible score of 100/10X. The tricky part was that you had to hit the centre to score an X, the bull for a 10, inside the square for a 5. Touching the outside line of the square eliminated that bull from the total score.

Oh, yes - both Open and Sporter shooters shot the same targets but competed within their classes. Prizes were awarded for top scores in both classes except for the "Lucky Turkey" target. Similar to the shoot in Petitcodiac, beside the turkey, shooters competed for cash prizes.

PEOPLE TO THANK: 
President David C. who has served the Minto Gun Club well for several years and who was the match director for this match. He also organised the awards presentations, brought chili, brown bread and coffee for the celebrations, helped change the targets and was RO for one of the relays.
Barbara J. who brought minced meat pies and gum drop cake for the celebrations and helped change targets;
Bruce B. who helped organise the match, brought baked beans and scored the targets.
Dale H. who helped organise the match, verified the target scoring and helped change the targets.
Conrad L. who served the Minto Gun Club as Chief Range Safety Officer for several years, helped change targets and was RO for one of the relays.
Guy H. who did a great deal of work on the shooting building renovations and helped change targets.
Danny G. who was RO for one of the relays.
Cecil H. who helped change targets.

RESULTS - OPEN CLASS:
"Lucky Turkey" - Matt McA. with a score of 40
"Sudden Death Squares" - Bert deV. with a score of 36
"Crows" - Guy H. with a score of 79
"Circles in Squares" - Barb J. with a score of  100/5X

RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS:
"Sudden Death Squares" - Wayne LeB. with a score of 27
"Crows" - Norbert S. with a score of 62
"Circles in Squares" - John McC. with a score of 100/3X
From Left: Matt McA., Guy H., Barb J., John McC.,
Norbert S., Bert deV., Wayne LeB.
ANNUAL AWARD PRESENTATION:
As in past years, the final shoot of the 2023 season is the venue for the shooting awards for top scorers in the regular shooting season. Dave C. tallied the statistics for the year, arranged for the plaques and presented them to the members. Many thanks David C. and congrats to the recipients for some good shooting this year:
Wayne LeB. - Sporter Class high rimfire match score - 400/22X
                       Sporter Class high rimfire single target score - 200/11X
                       Sporter Class Annual Terry McNeill Rimfire Championship - 400/19X
Guy H. - Sporter Class high centerfire single target score- 50/4X
Volker T. - Sporter Class high rimfire single target score - 200/11X
Gerry J. - Sporter Class Annual Centerfire Championship - 145/6X
Bert deV. - Open Class high centerfire match score - 300/22X
                  Open Class high centerfire single target score - 100/9X
                  Open Class high rimfire match score - 400/29X
                  Open Class high rimfire single target score - 200/15X
                  Sporter Class high centerfire match score - 148/11X
                  Sporter Class high centerfire single target score - 50/4X
                  Open Class Annual Centerfire Championship - 300/22X
                  Open Class Annual Terry McNeill Rimfire Championship - 400/26X
Gerald D. - Handgun Annual Rimfire Pistol Championship
Wayne K. - Handgun Annual Centerfire Pistol Championship
from left: Gerry J., Volker T., Bert deV., Wayne K.
Wayne LeB., Guy H., (missing Gerald D.)
                               and with that the year is over - we hope to see you all in 2024

Monday, December 11, 2023

DECEMBER 3, 2023 - PETITCODIAC - CHRISTMAS RF FUN SHOOT - RESULTS

We're here at the range in Petitcodiac for their final shoot of the year - the Annual Rimfire Christmas fun shoot. This is always a well attended event because it is the last one and it always is so much fun as well as being quite challenging for shooters used to the standard bullseye targets.
We shot a combination of blank, (ie., "lucky turkey target"), crows, sudden death squares, and flies targets and had a lot of fun doing it. 
Volker T. was the match director and organizer for this event with the assistance of John C. The scoring duties were shared by John McC., John C., Dan G., and Volker T. The targets were posted and changed by Bruce B., Chris S. and Grant H. The ROs today were Chris S., Darryl K., and Volker T. Thanks to you all for making this event a very enjoyable one.
Midway through the "match" we stopped for a lunch provided by the club. Thanks go to Barb J. for the treats and to John and Dorothy McC. for the dessert muffins. Also to Bruce B. and his wife who made delicious baked beans. Grant H. and Chris S. provided for the sandwiches. Many thanks to all of you!
John M. won the "Flies Target"

 Dan G. won the "Sudden Death Squares" target

Wayne LeB. won the "Crows" Target

Volker T. won the "Lucky Turkey" target

After the match we gathered in the clubhouse for the awards presentations and the annual gift table. This is a Petitcodiac tradition where all shooters select a wrapped gift from a table in drawn order. This way no-one goes home empty handed. Thank you so much to the Petitcodiac Club for this generous way to end the shooting year.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

NOVEMBER 26, 2023 - MINTO - RF FUN SHOOT - RESULTS

 Thanks to Barb J. for sending these results:

RESULTS - OPEN CLASS:
Bruce B. -     199/8X     200/9X = 399/17X
Cecil H. -      198/6X    200/11X = 398/17X
George M. -  198/6X     200/5X = 398/11X
Matt McA. -   196/8X     199/9X = 395/17X
Barb J. -        189/1X     200/9X = 389/10X
RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS:
Wayne LeB. -  200/11     200/9X = 400/20X
John M.  -       197/4X     198/7X = 395/11X
David C. -       172/0X     186/3X = 358/3X
Norbert S. -     177/0X     166/0X = 343/0X


Friday, November 3, 2023

OCTOBER 29, 2023 - MINTO - CF FUN SHOOT - RESULTS

Well, it's getting on towards the end of the 2023 shooting season. The AGM is on the horizon and the Christmas shoots are still to come.
Today was a centerfire fun shoot in Minto with 6 shooters participating. With the cooler weather and lack of components available for reloading, it's a wonder this many were able to make it.
Thanks to everyone who helped out today.
The targets for the fun shoot consisted of a sheet of stars and in each was a dot that was to be shot out without touching the lines of the star. A very difficult shot - especially with a 30BR. The second target was a sheet of foxes and the third, the now-familiar, crows on a wire.

RESULTS - CF FUN SHOOT:
Cecil H. -      70/4X     100/8X   50= 220/12X
John McC. - 50/4X     90/5X     45= 185/9X
Donald M. -  10/0X     100/9X   65= 165/9X
David C. -     35/2X     80/6X     50= 165/8X
Guy H. -        15/1X     90/5X     35= 130/6X
Wayne K. -    10/0X     20/2X     10= 40/2X

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

OCTOBER 15, 2023 - MINTO - 7th ANNUAL TERRY McNEILL RIMFIRE CHAMPIONSHIP - RESULTS

Thanks to Dale H. for sending these results.
You know it's getting to the end of the shooting season when we hold the Minto Terry McNeill Rimfire Championship. This year is the 7th Annual shooting of this championship and we had 17 shooters attend. Unfortunately, a number of our shooting friends did not qualify with 3 matches under their belts in each of the Open and Sporter classes. We missed them today!
It has been raining pretty steadily for the last couple of weeks but today we seem to have been spared and most of the match was dry! It remained overcast and windy so there was definitely a need for fall clothing with temperature ranging from about 7C to the mid teens.
The wind was very changeable with the dominant wind from the left in some relays and from 12 or 6 o'clock during others. Very tricky and hard to predict. You had to be patient and wait for your condition to return or go to the sighters to test out a new condition. The time almost ran out for some shooters who did just that.
Congrats go to Wayne LeB. who shot a clean match in Sporter class with 400/19X and in Open class Barb J. shot a clean 400/20X and Bert deV. a 400/26X.
PEOPLE TO THANK:

Match Director – David C.

Scorer and Verifier – Dale H., Bruce B.

Range Officers – Wayne K., Wayne LeB., Conrad L., Dale H., and David C. 

Treats – master baker Barb J. (Cookies and Banana Bread)

Lunch – master cook David C., (Coffee, Hot Dogs, Chips, Pop & Water)

Lunch - All those that helped cooking and cleaning up

Target Changers – Barb J., Gerald D., Cecil H., Guy H., Wayne LeB., Bruce B. and Dale H.

Pictures – Barb J., Darryl K., and Bert deV.

 

RESULTS – OPEN CLASS RIMFIRE:

Shooter                     Targets                    Total

Bert deV.          200/11X     200/15X      400/26X
Barb J.             200/11X     200/9X        400/20X
Cecil H.            199/9X       200/14X      399/23X
Darryl K.           198/10X     200/10X      398/20X
John McC.        198/8X       200/12X      398/20X
Matt McA.         199/3X       198/10X      397/13X
Dale H.             197/2X       200/9X        397/11X
Bruce B.           200/4X       196/3X        396/7X
Gerald D.         197/4X       198/8X        395/12X
David C.           197/2X       198/8X        395/10X
Conrad L.         194/5X       199/12X      393/17X
George M.        198/7X       194/8X        392/15X

RESULTS – SPORTER CLASS RIMFIRE:

Shooter                  Targets                    Total
Wayne LeB.    200/9X      200/10X     400/19X
Bert deV.         199/7X      200/7X       399/14X
John McC.      199/7X      199/7X       398/14X
Guy H.            197/4X      200/8X       397/12X
Bruce B.          196/4X     199/6X        395/10X
Gerry J.           197/2X     194/4X        391/6X
Norbert S.       194/5X      196/5X       390/10X
Wayne K.        176/2X      186/1X       362/3X