Results from Feb. 16, 2008 in Wickenburg, AZ

Position Shooter Total Airgun Scope Pellet
PCP Class
Match Winner Bob Corcorran 43 / 48 USFT Elite 8-32 CPH 10.5
1 Larry Durham 42 USFT Elite 8-32 CPH 10.5
2 Dale Keiser 41 Daystate CR-X Burris 8-32 CPH 10.5
3 Debbie Keiser 39 Daystate CR-97 SE Burris 8-32 CPH 10.5
4 Vince Pacheco 38 USFT Elite 8-32 JSB 8.44
5 Larry Piercy 34 Daystate CR-X Nightforce 8-40 CP.20 14.3
6 Steve Montgomery 33 BSA Scorpion Nikko 10-50 CP 10.5
7 Klayton Kidd 31 Daystate X2 B&L 6-24 CP 10.5
8 Larry Nelson 28 Daystate Timberwolf MTC Viper 6-24 JSB 10.3
9 Mark Kauffman 24 Daystate Huntsman Swift 8-32 JSB 8.44
10 Ron Drye 23 Daystate Huntsman n/a n/a
11 Bonni Drye 19 Daystate MK 3 n/a n/a
12 Christopher Amy 18 Daystate X2 B&L 6-24 CP 10.5
13 Robin Montgomery 16 BSA Scorpion Nikko 10-50 CP 10.5

This is supposed to be the middle of winter, and while the rest of the country is having snow storms and freezing weather, those of us who live in paradise (aka Arizona) are experiencing blue skies and near 70 degree temperatures.  This month’s match could not have been any more perfect!

The day almost did not start out that way.  We had rain on Friday, as a weather front moved through, and Saturday morning the fog was quite thick in areas, while driving to the match.  By the time we started sight in, the sun had burned through and the skies cleared, and it got….how can I put this to not offend folks (read Billy LoMeli, Steve Shinis, etc, etc, etc)…..downright balmy!  If you guys want to freeze your tush’s off shooting the blue balls, go for it.  WE got sunshine and warmth….and are loving it.

We had a 48 target match, with some tricky shots and interesting target placements; behind bushes, up in trees, over a bank but under a log (double headed snake), and some deceptive long shots, too.  This owl at 48 yards, and 10 feet up in a tree was novel:

Dale and Debbie Keiser once again hosted this match and did an outstanding job of target placement.  We are indebted to them for taking on the challenge and for providing lunch also.  <Debbie, those brat’s were delicious, as was everything else.  Thank you!>

We had LD and Vince join us from California….finally.  A little mishap with time zones and misread directions, but they finally made it, and we thank them for joining us.  With 14 shooters, and only the 2nd match of the year, we did pretty good.  Of course Bobby Corcorran showed us how it is done, but drafting on his lead were some other pretty good displays of marksmanship.

Our March match will be near Cherry, AZ and the April match will be in Camp Verde, AZ Please refer to our website, for directions and times.
Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona