Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:27 am Post subject: Baldwinsville 2009 FT Match Report
Baldwinsville Airgun Show FT Match report
Early Saturday morning (3:11 AM to be exact) was a mix of cloud and
moon with the odd bit of sprinkling found along the Interstate as
Baldwinsville was approached. The roads were center wet and in a few
places east of the Montezuma Wildlife Preserve, there were puddles on
the inside lane. Clouds were scattered but there were some very large
low clouds that were the bearers of rain, however, not of them left any
rain at the match. A stellar crew of volunteers joined me in setting up a
40 shot match that was strictly meant for novice and junior shooters but
had 8 targets that were there to test the rest of us.
Sixteen shooters tested their abilities, including three junior shooters
using Daisy 888 Avanti rifles with peep sights, and had a blast shooting
the course of fire. There were four of us that dropped in from the Great
White North and a couple of ladies amongst the crowd. There was no
question about which target was the toughest, however, no matter who
shot the crab target, no one was able to drop it twice. A nasty snake was
another difficult target made so by the unpredictable wind that would be
there one second and gone the next. The sun, heating the land, made
some cloud banks that were almost guaranteed to bring a rise in the wind
as they passed overhead. They were so fast that is was entirely possible
to have no wind for one shot and nasty gusts for the next.
There were 12 targets (donated by David Day) set out from 10 yards (ok,
one was a few inches short) to about 23 yards that had KZís ranging from
1.5 to 2 inches, which would drop from a shot out of a Webley Junior
(yes, one did lock up on us and no amount of pounding would unlock it).
It was a good shakedown for those targets as they are going to be a
regular fixture when pistol FT matches are held at our clubs.
Changing things up a bit from last year, full AAFTA rules were used for
the match, which did catch a couple of shooters unprepared, but they
posted excellent scores, none the less. Junior shooters were scored 1
point for a hit anywhere on the target and two points for a knockdown.
When they saw their final scores, the grins were so big that we were
afraid of their heads falling off, lol. The results you see here are based on
AAFTA Divisions with the junior shooters treated as a separate class.
Congrats to the winners and runners up, and hope more of you can make
it next year. Thanks to all that helped set up and tear down. Thanks to
the Baldwinsville Legion and Larry Behling for the fun venue to hold this
match and to the donators of the winnerís prizes. Take care.
Competitor Division Score /40 Rifle Scope Pellet
Don Irvine PCP 39 Steyr LG 100 FT S&B FT 10-50 JSB Heavy
Dennis Eden PCP 37 Theoben MFR Leupold Comp 35 CPH
Tim MacSweyn PCP 36 LDSS Deben 10-50 CPH
Jerry LaRocca Piston 31 HW R-9 Simmons 6-18 JSB Exact
Nicholas LaRocca Piston 19 HW R-9 Simmons 6-18 JSB Exact
Len Joe Hunter 33 HW 100 Bushnell 6-24 CPH
Laurie Bingham Hunter 29 AA S-300 Leapers 4-16 CPH
David Lee Hunter 28 AA S-300 Leapers 4-16 CPH
Dave Bingham Hunter 27 FWB 124 Bushnell Trophy 5-15 FTS
Steve Harding Hunter 27 HW 100 Bushnell 6-24 CPH
Joyce Behling Hunter 25 AA S-300 Leapers 4-16 CPH
George Frazer Hunter 24 AA Pro Sport G&R 4-12 JSB Express
William Campbell Hunter 18 Air Force Talon Air Force .22 CP
Kyler Dixon Junior 50/80 Daisy 888 Iron Sights Vogel
Ross Runfola Junior 43/80 Daisy 888 Iron Sights Vogel
Amber Smith Junior 39/80 Daisy 888 Iron Sights Vogel
If you notice, there is a lot of rifle swapping going on there, lol. One rifle did triple duty and two were double duty. At least the juniors brought their own rifles, hehe. _________________ Keyrigger
When you are long winded, is that a sign of Wisdom or Old Age?
Good to hear everyone enjoyed themselves... Thanks for the writeup KR..
I see that several competitors were using CPH, are those pellets still readily available in the USA? _________________ Shoot Safely, Shoot Often & Share Your Sport!
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