Results from July 19, 2008 in Rocky Park, AZ
With the recent triple digit heat that we have been having in
the valley, it was a much needed respite to get back up into the cool pines of
northern Arizona. The weather held out with high clouds, lower temps, and a
nice breeze. It could not have been
a nicer day!
Steve and Robin Montgomery, with the aide of Bobby Corcorran
laid out a very nice course; 6 lanes with 3 targets per lane, in a semi-circular
pattern. With the exception of 2 or
3 targets that were positioned at the longer distances, the rest were in the
medium ranges (20 to 35 yards) with a few closer.
All in all a nice layout……especially when you considered that THEY
were also going to be shooting spring piston guns this month!!!
Yes, we had 5 guys shooting springer, and the other 5 shooting
PCP. A nice mix.
We had another new shooter this month; JW, aka: James Walker and his
lovely wife Peg, joined us for a plink in the pines.
With all the lanes starting from the same mid point, we all had a chance
to shoot the varying distances and still chat and harass each other from close
Thanks to BJ (aka: “the troublemaker”) we learned that Robin Montgomery is expecting! Great news! What she is “expecting” in about 4 months or so, is a new USFT in burnt orange coloration. Thanks Bonni! I promised you I would not publicly print your other nickname, and I will hold true to that. LOL!
I decided to shoot my recently, beautifully restocked TX200
(by Steve Corcoran), and to make me feel that I was not the Lone Ranger, the
guys (Bobby, Steve, Scott, and Jim) decided to shoot theirs also…..and kick my
butt in the process! I learned a
lot about shooting springer after sighting in at 1200 feet above sea level
(Phoenix) and then shooting a match at 6800 +/- feet above sea level in Rocky
Park. With the air being thinner, the pellet flies farther.
I was shooting waaaaaaaaaay high, and missing some reasonably easy (all
of them were easy) targets. After figuring out that I had to hold under by 2 mil dots, I
finished the match OK, but learned a valued lesson. Needless to say, I was taken to the cleaners by my
Over on the other side (PCP), Debbie Keiser put on a clinic,
by missing only one target for the match and coming away match winner after
claiming she hasn’t picked up her gun in months!
Anyway, here are the match results for our 6 lane, 36 target July match;
|Debbie Keiser||35 / 36||Daystate CR-97 SE||B&L 8-32||CP 10.5|
|1||Dale Keiser||33||Daystate CR-X||B&L 8-32||CP 10.5|
|2||Robin Montgomery||32||USFT||B&L 8-32||JSB 10.3|
|3||Bonnie Jo Drye||16||Daystate Mk3||Centerpoint 8-32||JSB 10.3|
|4||James Walker||8||FX Tarantula||Simmons 6.5-20||Kodiak 10.4|
|1||Steve Montgomery||26||Air Arms TX200||Bushnell 8-32||JSB 8.44|
|2||Bobby Corcorran||25||Air Arms TX200||Bushnell 6-24||JSB 8.44|
|3||Scott Rogers||24||Air Arms TX200||B&L 4200 36||JSB 8.44|
|4||Jim Russell||23||HW97K||Bushnell 6-24||JSB 8.44|
|5||Mark Kauffman||20||Air Arms TX200||Bushnell 6-24||JSB 8.44|
Our next match will be Saturday, August 16 here again at the
Rocky Park location. Please refer
to our website for more information.
We are carpooling from Phoenix area (that would include Sue and Klayton
from Tucson) to cut down on the cost of gas.
Please call or email if interested.
Our fearless leader, Larry Piercy (club pres.) is down and out
with a surgically repaired torn meniscus to his left knee and carpal tunnel
repair to his right wrist. Drop him
a line to say “hey” and let him know you were thinking of him.
You can just imagine the verbal abuse I gave him with that combination of
maladies! Anyone know where I can
get a left-handed roll of toilet paper? Oh!
Sorry Larry, I forgot this is going out on the internet!
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona