On 9/14/2013 the Tar Heel Air Gun Club hosted the first annual NC Field Target Championships. Beautiful weather in Mount Pleasant welcomed 21 shooters coming from all across North Carolina as well as a contingent of shooters from West Virginia. Chris Berry designed a 15 lane course with 30 targets placed with a Troyer Scale number of 31.2 which is at the lower end of the hard range (without any further adjustment for the winds which were at times impacting the shots).
The day started with sighting in and what we called the H&N Challenge. H&N contacted the club and provided a selection of pellets for us to test out. We decided to have a competition to see who could get the smallest group and what the shooters had to say about the H&N pellets. We will do a separate post on that in the near future. Thanks to H&N for that.
We also had a swap and sell going on before the match started. A few items changed hands and we will probably make the swap and sell a regular part of our get togethers.
Artie from Lexington Airguns set up a tent and supplied some shooters with things like targets and and shooting mats.
We also got some great prizes from Wild West Airguns who very generously offered three cash-value prizes to use for purchases on their website as well as discount coupons to use there.
The match started at 10am after the shooters’ meeting and a group photo. The match went off without a hitch and all the targets functioned without any protests. At the conclusion of the match awards were presented and a hotdog lunch was served. Some shooters had to leave then but others stayed and shot the course some more for fun.
All in all everyone seemed to have had a great time!
|NC Field Target State Championships|
|Mount Pleasant, NC|
|1||Chris Berry||Steyr LG110||Hawke||49|
|2||Bob Felton||HW 100||Nikko 4-16||48|
|3||Tom Miller||Webley Raider||Center Point||39|
|4||Jim Berry||Steyr LG100||Hawke||35|
|5||Roy Adkins||Marauder||Nikko Sterling||34|
|6||Bill Duranti||Discovery||Center Point||34|
|7||John Ingram||AA S400||Nikko 4-16||34|
|8||David Clark||AA 500||not given||30|
|9||Joe Earler||AA S400||not given||27|
|10||Spence Allen||AA S400||Hawke||25||junior 1st|
|11||Ben Smith||Discovery||Umarex||12||junior 2nd|
|Sue Tenney||AA S200||Nikko 4-16||no score|
|Artie C.||Hatsan AT44||Leapers 8-32||no score|
|1||Ed Canoles||R9||Vortex Diamondback||43|
|2||Eric Geyer||BAM B26||not given||19|
|3||Dwight Meyers||RWS 34||not given||16||novice|
|1||Scott Allen||Walther LG300||Leupold 40X||52|
|2||Gene Whitehead||RAW TM1000||Hawke 30||40|
|3||Skip Tenney||Daystate Airwolf||Nikko 10-50||31|
|Iron Sites||Len Hambleton||Gamo Whisper|
|19||Sue Tenney||no score|
|20||Artie C.||no score|
|21||Len Hambleton||no score||novice|