We had a wonderful day for field target in North Carolina. Breezy conditions and temps in the mid-70’s. Chris set up a nice 60 shot course for us. We had a couple new FT shooters with Renae coming with Jimmy from down east and Don making the trip down from Virginia. Renae took top new shooter score. In talking with Don it sounds like he’s hooked and was making plans to get a .177 FT rig and keep his .22 for hunting.
Gene and I shot together and had a good time ribbing each other. Gene took home top Open score and soundly beat me. I struggled a bit with my Open piston rig with some teething problems, but a bad day shooting FT is still a pretty good day.
Ed Canoles continues his run on top of Hunter Piston class, but Joe, Rodney and Ray, all shooting their second match, are making steady progress. Ed, as always, is great and helpful to newer shooters. On the ride home back to Raleigh Ray talked about how he learns something about spring gun shooting every time he talks to Ed.
Hunter PCP was hotly contested again with ten shooters today. Will and Ammon Piatt continue to improve with every match and today there was a tie for first place between Ammon and Chris Berry. If the rifles had not been put away by the time I tabulated score I would have like to seen Chris and Ammon do a shoot-off, but it wasn’t to be. Jimmy, in only his second match, shot very well and Dr. Smith continues to improve. Lumpy, Sue and Fleming rounded out Hunter PCP.
Ben and Sara were the two juniors today and Ben posted what I think is his highest score ever.
We had a special target out past 7o yards that was not scored, but if a shooter knocked it down he or she would get a free THAGC match. The only shooter to knock it down today was Will Piatt, and he knocked it down with both his shots!
The club continues to grow with four new members today and it’s good seeing folks like Fleming Jones return to FT after some time away from the sport. I can’t express how much I appreciate the group we have and the camaraderie and good nature of everyone involved.
|Benjamin||Benjamin Marauder .177||Crosman Ultra Magnum 10.5||Optisan Viper 6X24||Hunter||PCP||23||1st jr|
|Sarah||Ruger Blackhawk 177||CPHP 7.9gr||CenterPoint 4 x 16||Hunter||Piston||8|
|Ed||Beeman, R9, .177||CPL 7.9 gr||4-16 Center Point||Hunter||Piston||43||1st|
|Joe||Beeman R10 .20 cal||H&N FTT 11.42 gr||Vortex Diamondback 12x||Hunter||Piston||20||2nd|
|Rodney||Ruger Blackhawk 177||CPHP 7.9gr||CenterPoint 4 x 16||Hunter||Piston||18||3rd|
|Ray||Air Arms TX200||Crosman premier 7.9||CenterPointe||Hunter||Piston||18|
|Ammon||Evanix Blizzard||JSBH||Hawke 4-16 Sidewinder||Hunter||PCP||54||tie 1st|
|Chris||Steyr lg110 .177||CPH||Hawke 6-24×56||Hunter||PCP||54||tie 1st|
|Will||Evanix Blizzard||JSBH||Hawke 4-16 Sidewinder||Hunter||PCP||52||3rd|
|Jimmy||Marauder||CPH 10.5||UTG 3-12×44||Hunter||PCP||38||4th|
|Eric||AA S500 .177||JSB 8.4||Hawke 3-12×50||Hunter||PCP||37|
|Renae||Marauder||CPH 10.5||UTG 3-12×44||Hunter||PCP||30||highest score new shooter|
|Don||Air Arms S200 22 caliber||JSB 18.1||Hawke 2.5 X 10 Varmint||Hunter||PCP||26|
|David||AA S500 .177||CPH 10.5||BSA 6-24||Hunter||PCP||26|
|Susan||Benjamin Marauder .177||Crosman Ultra Magnum 10.5||Optisan Viper 6X24||Hunter||PCP||25|
|Fleming||Daystate huntsman .177||Tasco?||Hunter||PCP||20|
|Gene||TM 1000 1.77||JBS Match 10,34||Hawke 30 12X32||Open||PCP||42||1st|
|Scott||JW70||JSB 10.3||March 8-80x||Open||Piston||28|