Competition Match Results

.22 Two Gun Match Sept. 8th

Results

           On an overcast but comfortable Saturday morning, there was a relatively small turn out of 12 people for the match. This just meant that everyone got to shoot more than if there had been a larger crowd.

Each pair of competitors had to navigate through a challenging array of 16 reactive steel targets each; 10 shots with their rifle, the rest with their handgun getting to the stop plate before their opponent.

When it was all over, after some great shooting the match was won by two non, club members (our new friends) Bob N. in first place and Jen P. finishing second.

I’d like to congratulate our winners, and as always, thanks to  all that came to participate and help out. I hope to see you all at the next .22 Two Gun match scheduled for Sunday Sept. 23rd.

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.22 Action Bench Rest Match Sept. 1st

Results

In a first of its kind .22 rifle match at our club, competitors went head to head from the bench shooting reactive steel targets of various sizes. The targets each shooter had to engage (seven in all) were displaced horizontally and vertically at distances from 25 to 100 yards.

Almost two dozen participants descended upon our range to take part. Their challenge was to hit two, six inch round plates at 100 yards, one five inch round plate at 75 yards, two four inch square plates at 50 yards, one three and one half inch round plate at 35 yards, and finally one three inch diamond at 25 yards, all before their opponent did.

When it all was said and done, Rockville’s own Bernie D. emerged victorious, with non, club member Robert N. the runner up.

Hats off to everyone that attended and especially those who worked (tirelessly) as assistant range safety officers and target re-setters through out the day. No match like this one can be successful without the help and cooperation of all who attend.

Congratulations Bernie, and again many thanks.               

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 Falling Plates – Pistol Caliber Rifle

This annual match was attended by a number of competitors using both semi-automatic and lever-action firearms chambered in a variety of current and obsolete calibers.  Two competitors weredrawn at random to determine which shooter was first to knock down his or her five (5) falling plates.  After seven (7) preliminary rounds, competitors were divided into squads for double eliminations.  Those with four (4) or more wins were assigned to A Squad with the remaining competitors assigned to B Squad.  The winners of each squad are as follows:
A Squad
Mike C.  –  1st Place
Nick S.  –  2nd Place
B Squad
Bernie D.  –  1st Place
Ed V.  –  2
nd Place
Congratulations to the winners of each squad!  In addition, thanks are extended to all who helped to set-up and teardown the match equipment.  Special appreciation is especially extended to those who served as Assistant Range Safety Officers to promote match safety.

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22-2 Gun (Timed)

07/29/2018

Once again a core group of shooters turned out to vie for top gun.  Shooters had sixteen steel targets to hit with twenty shots and a mandatory mag change.  This stressed both accuracy and speed.  Once again Kris S. showed us that he is a TOP GUN.  Kris had the best time and the best average time of all shooters.  Good job Kris.

NAMEAVE. TIMEBEST TIME

IRON ONLY

Don H.81.2380.81

IRON / OPTIC

Kris S.41.9439.29

Chris V.​​56.2253.49

Steve L. ​​62.035​​​56.78

Phil M.88.2367.84

Ed V.90.535​​78.12

Patrick S.158.295138.88

OPTIC

Rick G.​​54.755​​50.50

John C.​​66.3464.84

Bernie D.69.3467.92

Alan S.69.4368.64

Jim Q.80.0376.32

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2018 Benchrest Match Results            July 15, 2018

A mixed group of adults and older adults (>65 yrs.) participated in this year’s fun match. George K showed his skills remain sharp winning the 50yd rimfire with a very high score (246) and one of the top all-time 22 rimfire precision (100yd. 5 shot group) scores of .619. Glen T took 2nd in 50yd rimfire (239) then 2nd in 100yd accuracy (166) for the overall combined top score of 405 taking home top prize of a Newington Gun Gift Certificate. Chris V and Gordan G combined scores of 398 and 396 rounded out the top three with Gordan taking home a McDonalds Gift Certificate. Other noteworthy scores include Bernie D 22 rimfire accuracy (145) and Gordan’s varmint class 100yd accuracy of (188) shooting his 243 Rem. 700 with handloads. No records were broken but both George and Gordon came close in this demanding shooting discipline that requires a good rifle scope combo, good ammo and skill to shoot consistently shot after shot from a bench. Thank you all who participated and all who assisted in match preparations, set-up and take-down.

It is hoped in 2019 that some of Rockville’s numerous Tactical Rifle owners come out to see how well they can shoot 100yd accuracy and precision events.

NAME

AGE

CAL.

50yd Rim/Place

100yd Acrcy/Place

100yd Prcs/Place

COMBINED SCORE/PLACE

 

 

 

* Heavy Rifle

 

 

 

Bernie D

Ad

.22LR

 

145/1st

 

 

Bonnie F

>65

.22LR*

199/8th

 

 

 

Jim F

>65

.22LR*/308

210/7th

134/4th

 

344/6th

Rick G

Ad

.22LR/22LR

236/3rd

141/2nd

 

377/4th

Gordon G

>65

.22LR/243

212/6th

184/1st

 

396/3rd

George K

>65

.22LR

246/1st

 

.615/1st

 

Kris S

Ad

.22LR/22LR

225/5th

131/3rd

 

356/5th

Glenn T

Ad

.22LR*/308

239/2nd

166/2nd

 

405/1st

Chris V

Ad

.22LR/222

235/4th

163/3rd

 

398/2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.