Competition Match Results

22 Two Gun Match – July 7th, 2018

Saturday July 7th dawned bright, sunny and cool. The heat wave had broken! Nearly two dozen shooters came out to participate in a “man on man” contest with .22 rimfire rifle and pistol. Competitors were challenged by 18 reactive steel targets ranging in size from 4” to 8” in diameter at distances from 35 to 65 feet. Opponents were selected by random draw.

After everyone shot through the course of fire three times, the field was separated into two classes designated A and B, based upon the number of wins and losses it the three preliminary rounds. A and B class then paired off and shot against the others in their respective class; A shooters against A shooters and B shooters against B shooters. When any shooter sustained two losses they were out. This continued until there were only two shooters left in each class. The winner of the last shoot off was declared the champion of their class.

Everyone that attended the event seemed to have a lot of fun. When the smokeless cleared and the brass settled, the match winners were:

A class champ: Konrad K.  Runner up: Kris S.

B class champ: Shelly O.Runner up: Mike C.                              

 

RF&G Pistol & Rifle’s  .22LR Silhouette Shoot
June 24th, 2018
Start Time 10 am @ Rifle
Open to Club and non-Club members 

With all the fun of an old fashion carnival shooting gallery without the cotton candy or stuffed animal prizes, 16 shooters turned out to take on this old favorite. This reactive target match pitted the shooter’s skill to knock over small, medium and large size metallic animal silhouettes at 25,50,75 and 100 yards using .22 LR ammo.  While many of the participants were old hands but we did entice a few new shooters.  Everyone had a great time with the match finishing in the early afternoon.

Only rifles were used by participants though pistols are permitted.

The first number is targets hit out of 40 possible and the second number is the number of 100 yard rams hit. There were 2 rounds of competition.

In Round 1, the winners were as follows:
Bob F.                  25-5
Kris S.                   23-6
Don H.                 20-3

In the second round:
Kris S.                   27-8
Alan S.                 24-5
Bob F.                  24-4

Special kudos to Phil M. for posting a 19-5 as the only shooter to attempt this course with iron sights.

Come and enjoy shooting accuracy with your fellow sports-men and sports-ladies on July 22nd at 10AM !

 

 

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2018 MILITARY RIFLE RESULTS
CLASS COMPETOR RIFLE SCORE
PRE-1945, IRON-SIGHT CHRIS V. 7.62X54R MOSIN NAGANT 193
PRE-1945, IRON-SIGHT ED V. 303 LEE JUNGLE CARBINE 184
MODERN, IRON-SIGHT JOHN G. 223 AR-15 231
MODERN, SCOPED JOHN G. 223 AR-15 228

 

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Airgun Fun Day

 

An Airgun Fun Day was held at the Rifle Range on Saturday, May 12th 2018 with cloudy, cool weather, coffee and a propane heater to keep those trigger hands warm. We challenged the weather and won with an airgun “Field Target” type education provided by three visiting Lebanon, CT based “CT Airgunners” who were nice enough to demonstrate their equipment and shooting techniques. Their shooting involved the challenge of hitting several 1 1/2″ diameter targets out to 55 yards with each RF&G member and them some trying their equipment. Precision shooting !

We learned that serious Airgunners consider the concept of the wind. Each of the visiting airgunners had rifles with a tiny feather out by the muzzle indicating wind speed by the lift of the feather, so affected is the pellet in wind.  An unexpected lunch was provided by Chief Range Officer Chris V. with his famous “Hawaiian Venison” Stew. Bernie D. and Bill H. also helped immensely with the range set up and assisting the visiting new to airgun shooters which included a 12 year old boy with his father.

The Lebanon folks noted several times the excellence of our facilities in support of further airgun competitions such as precision benchrest and Field Target. Our goal is to continue discussions with the Lebanon CT based airgunners in effort to promulgate the art of future regional airgun shooting.

RF&G thanks the Connecticut Airgunners as well as the young man and several new RF&G faces who saw a new hobby.

The CT Airgunners can be found on the web at “ctairgunners.weebly.com”.

Bruce S.

 

 

 

 

Centerfire Falling Plates Match Results

05-26-2018

The first of two (2) Centerfire Falling Plates Matches that were planned for 2018 was attended by a number of competitors devoted to the venue.  Several ladies participated in the match and gave respectable performances while a number “old hands” continued to demonstrate their proficiency by choosing to use a “Wheel Gun” and compete against those with semi-automatic handguns.

After seven (7) preliminary rounds, competitors elected to all compete in one squad for triple eliminations. Results of the closely contended competition are as follows:

Robert D. –  1st Place
Don H.  –  2nd Place
Rick G.  –  3rd Place

Congratulations to those who earned the Gold, Silver and Bronze!  Thanks to those who helped by serving as Assistant Range Safety Officers and assisted in the set-up and tear-down of the Falling Plate Racks including clean-up of the range.

As this type of friendly completion increases in popularity, club members are encouraged to join fellow members in future events.  Check the RF&G Web Site.  Click on Events, then Competition to review the variety of offerings 2018.

John C. / Jim F.