March 16, 2013 Selma, NC

March 16, 2013 match report
Selma, NC
Tar Heel Air Gun Club Inaugural Field Target Match
Shooters 14
Lanes 12
Number of shots: 56
PCP Hunter Rifle Scope Score
1 Chris Berry Steyr LG110AZ Hawke 6-24×56 46
2 Joe Duty Discovery Swift 12x 44
3 Mike Jeune Theoben Rapid Hawke Sidewinder 30 27
4 Eric Smith Discovery Centerpoint 4-16×40 17
PCP Open
1 Scott Allen Steyr LG100AZ Tasco 10-50 47
2 Gene Whitehead FX Typhoon Hawke 30 40
3 Doug Harwood USFT Falcon T50 22
4 Grady Harwood USFT Falcon T50 14 (1st plc junior)
Piston Hunter
1 Ed Canoles R9 4-12 Vortex Diamondback 38
2 Eric Geyer BAM B26 Xisico 3-9×40 27
3 Stevem Barnes Gamo Nikon EFR 8
4 Adil Marwane Beeman Beeman 4x 3
Eric Polsky Balakai .177 Tasco no score
Ben Polsky Balakai .177 Tasco no score

 

 

Here’s a write up by Ed Canoles, thanks Ed:

Here is the link to THAGC:
http://thagc.com/field-target/

This fledgling FT club is now AAFTA sanctioned and seeking a permanent home, however the first ever THAGC FT match was in Selma, NC where a landowner mowed his field to provide a place for 14 shooting lanes. LOL…for some targets it was necessary to shoot “around or between the stubble” going across the killzones! happy.gif The target locations were previously marked with numbered stakes and early arriving shooters set up the targets prior to the “shooters meeting”.

The match started out rather cool in the 50s with an occasional drop or two of rain, however half way through the match it started raining enough to get the equipment and score sheet wet unless covered, then the rain subsided and the match was completed under cloudy but dry skies as the temp rose to 79 degrees. The variable/swirling wind never ceased during whole match so the combination wind plus no rain dried the equipment out very nicely by match end.

This match had a rather large percentage of first time field target shooters so it was determined that all the Gamo field target killzones would be “un-reduced”. Also, during the “shooter’s meeting” there was a “question and answer” session concerning springer vs PCP shooting since there was a high percentage of novice shooters present. For the match some of the new shooters were loaned rifles that were kindly provided by other shooters, so ALL had a good time shooting! The unreduced Gamo targets made for some a very easy close targets, however the unreduced Gamo kill zones created some real “butt squeezer shots” for the longer distances with the swirling variable winds (4-14mph)! The lanes were broken down by shooters after the match and then there was the “awards ceremony”. Also, some new folk came to observe and shoot a few targets without actually entering the match.

As a side note….for this match I even had a “first” by shooting my .177 R9 at NEAR the 12fpe level (CPL @ 830fps) instead of my usual 14.5 fpe level. LOL….quite a “schoolin” I had shooting “Nerf power” for the first time in a match!

March 16, 2013 match report
Selma, NC
Tar Heel Air Gun Club Inaugural Field Target Match

Shooters 14
Lanes 14
Number of shots: 56

PCP Open
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1 Scott Allen…………Steyr LG100AZ…….Tasco 10-50………47
2 Gene Whitehead………FX Typhoon 40…….Hawke 30…………40
3 Doug Harwood………..USFT…………….Falcon T50……….22

PCP Hunter Rifle:
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1st Chris Berry……….Steyr LG110AZ…….Hawke 6-24×50…………..46
2nd Joe Duty………….Discovery………..Swift 12x………………44
3rd Mike Jeune………..Theoben Rapid…….Hawke Sidewinder30………27
4th Eric Smith………..Discovery………..Centerpoint 4-16×40……..17

Piston Hunter:
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1st Ed Canoles………….R9…………….Vortex Diamondback 4-12….38
2nd Eric Geyer………….BAM B26………..Xisico 3-9×40…………..27
3rd Steven Barnes……….Gamo…………..Nikon EFR……………….8
4th Adil Marwane………..Beeman…………Beeman 4x……………….3
Eric Polsky…………Balakal .177……Tasco…………..(no score)
Ben Polsky………….Balakal .177……Tasco…………..(no score)

Junior:
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1st Grady Harwood……….USFT……………Falcon T50……………..14

Some pics………..
As I arrived at about 8:00am to help with target setup, Scott & Chris were already setting up.
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Scott the match director setting up the sightin range with his “100 yard tape”.
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Unwinding strings and setting out the targets.
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The sight in range.
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Time to register for the match and pay our entrance fees. LOL..Scott discussing a “puffer gun” with Doug and his son Grady.
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Scott still showin’ “puffer gun” to Doug.
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Eric on the right who I was squadded with discussing airguns with another shooter. Looks like he was having a good time!
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Shooters at the sight-in range.
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Scott, at the sight-in range.
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The shooters meeting before the match. LOL…..we even had some spectators looking on!
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Eric who I was squadded with shot the match in “hunter class” with his BAM B26, 3-9 power scope, sittin’ on the ground. LOL…..imagine a hunter class shooter with no bucket, no cross stick, a 9x max scope with no range tape around the AO! If you notice Erics BAM B26 score it shows that most everyone who practices with their rig can shoot field target and knock down a satisfying number of targets!
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A couple “new to field target” shooters.
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Chris helping a new shooter.
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The last three lanes were on the other side of a ditch….notice the tall grass.
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Chris taking score when shootin’ targets on the other side of a ditch.
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Father Doug and son Grady shootin’ on the lanes on the other side of a ditch.
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Many positive comments were made by the “new inductees to the sport”, all had a great time (myself especially), and I wish to personally thank Scott, Chris, the land owner who acted as safety officer for the match and all who helped make field target a reality in North Carolina!

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