Results from March 7, 2009 in Camp Verde, AZ
The clubs monthly field target match for March was approached with a bit of trepidation. After talking on the phone with Bobby Corcorran, this month’s match host, he stated that the morning temperatures were hovering near freezing and the days had been quite windy in Camp Verde. The heavy cloud cover that we had this past week dissipated by Saturday morning with bright sunshine and some high clouds, and it was comfortable with just a sweatshirt. NO PROBLEM!
13 shooters converged to play airgun games on a challenging course set up by Bobby Corcorran. With the amount of rain we have had in the past several months, the grass was thick, lush, and very green, and the target placement took advantage of the natural tangle downrange. We were going to have some fun!
Ron Drye brought along his 2 grandsons, Ty and Dillon, and his brother-in-law, Scott Jones. Bonni Jo was conspicuously missing using “quilting” as a lame excuse. Steve Montgomery was shooting his wife’s brand new burnt orange USFT carbine while Robin is home recuperating, and the usual cast of characters was on hand to try to best each other in the pellet wars.
We did battle tiny kill zones and some tricky wind that was inconsistent. Sometimes it blew down by the targets and sometimes back by the firing line, and not in the same direction either. Bobby’s choice of target placement, using natural features, really tested one’s ability to range the distance, and dope the wind, AFTER you found the target!
After all was said and done, Dale Keiser came out on top of the heap, only dropping 4 shots out of 40. Great shooting! Ron’s grandson, Ty, even outscored grandpa for his first FT shoot! Here are the scores:
|Match Winner||Dale Keiser||36 / 40||Daystate CR-X||Burris 8-32||CP 10.5|
|1||Bobby Corcorran||35||USFT||Bushnell 8-32||CP 10.5|
|2||Scott Rodgers||32||USFT||Nikko 10-50||JSB 10.3|
|3||Mark Kauffman||31||Daystate X2 FT||Bushnell 6-24||JSB 8.44|
|4||Jim Russell||30||Daystate Mk4||Bushnell 6-24||JSB 10.3|
|5||Steve Montgomery||29||USFT||Nikko 10-50||JSB 10.3|
|6||Debbie Keiser||27||Daystate CR-97 SE||Burris 8-32||CP 10.5|
|7 / 1st Junior||Ty Coglianese||25||Daystate Huntsman||Centerpoint 8-32||JSB 8.44|
|8||Larry Nelson||23||Daystate Timberwolf||Bushnell 8-32||JSB 10.3|
|9||Ron Drye||22||Daystate Huntsman||Centerpoint 8-32||JSB 8.44|
|10||Scott Jones||21||Daystate Mk3||Centerpoint 8-32||JSB 8.44|
|11||Ray Horneman||19||Daystate Air Ranger||MTC Viper||JSB 8.44|
|12 / 2nd Junior||Dillon Coglianese||7||Daystate Mk3||Centerpoint 8-32||JSB 8.44|
Sandy Corcorran opted not to shoot in order to feed this crew. Have I mentioned in past reports that these guys like to eat??? Sandy’s chili is phenomenal and doesn’t last long (read, “devoured”), but I experienced pure heaven in the form of those delicious little cheese cake squares! OH, MY are they wonderful! Fortunately, I was able to limit myself to only 4, or 5. No more than 6, I swear! I have no idea how I missed them in the past. Sandy, thank you, thank you, thank you, from all of us.
Next month’s match will be back here again on April 4, and we will probably have a group traveling over to LD’s match in Temecula, CA 2 weeks later, April 18 & 19. Check the club website for future match dates and locations at www.airgunsofarizona.com/Airgunners.
Until next time, keep those pellet flyin’ downrange.
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona