Results from Mar. 15, 2008 in Cherry, AZ
|Match Winner||Steve Montgomery||34 / 40||USFT||B&L 8-32||JSB 10.3|
|1||Bobby Corcorran||23 +3||Daystate Huntsman||Elite 6-24||CPH 10.5|
|2||Larry Nelson||23 +1||Daystate Timberwolf||MTC Viper 6-24||JSB 10.3|
|3||Larry Piercy||22||Daystate LR-90||B&L 8-32||CPH 10.5|
|4||Guy Zamudio||22||Daystate Mk3||Elite 6-24||JSB 10.3|
|5||Klayton Kidd||20||Daystate X2||B&L 6-24||CPH 10.5|
|6||Jim Russell||20||Daystate||MTC Viper 6-24||JSB 8.44|
|7||Debbie Keiser||20||Daystate CR-97 SE||Burris 8-32||CPH 10.5|
|8||Dale Keiser||19||Daystate CR-X||Burris 8-32||CPH 10.5|
|9||Sandy Corcorran||17||Air Arms Pro Target||B&L 8-32||JSB 10.3|
|10||Mark Kauffman||15||Daystate Huntsman||Swift 8-32||JSB 8.44|
|11||Jeff Bates||12||Daystate Huntsman||Elite 8-32||Kodiak Match 10.6|
|12||Ric Grassmick||6||BSA Ultra||Centerpoint 4-16||CPL 7.9|
We had 13 shooters this
month for our match in the pines in the Tonto National Forest near Cherry, AZ.
It started out a little bit cool (mid 40’s), but bright and sunny at this
5000 foot elevation, but boy did it get windy! There was a weather front
coming through Arizona, and winds were predicted to be moderate with gusts up
to 37 mph. It was every bit that and then some at times, but that only made it
interesting. LD would have loved it!
Bobby and Sandy Corcorran drove their camper and set up shop on Friday afternoon, along with their 2 dogs, and set up a very interesting course using a lot of, shall we say, existing obstacles.
This penguin, shot at about 18 yards, was through a tangle of branches from a fallen pine.
Most of the targets were at mid to far range, with the closer targets either partially obstructed, or in the shadows, making rangefinding a bit tricky. These next 2 were out in the open and subject to the winds.
“Tweety-bird” only has a 3/8” kill zone and is a #$%&* to hit!
Equally hated is this squirrel, also with a 3/8” kill zone.
Did I mention that Bobby and Sandy set up an
interesting course? It showed by the scores shot….with the exception of one
notable. Steve Montgomery, who also shoots 1000 yard big bore rifle, smoked
the entire assemblage with 34 out of 40! Considering the conditions, that is
Collectively, we want to send best wishes for a speedy recovery to Robin Montgomery, Steve's wife, who is recovering at home from a recent surgery, and could not make the match. Get well soon!
Our next match is Saturday, April 19 in Camp Verde, AZ. See the website, www.airgunsofarizona.com/Airgunners for more information.
Mark Kauffman, Secretary