Results from Mar. 15, 2008 in Cherry, AZ


Position Shooter Total Airgun Scope Pellet
PCP Class
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 incredible shooting.

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.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman, Secretary