Airgunners of Arizona
Field Target Club
Pat drove over from Las Vegas and shot Open PCP and scored 40/48.
He used his USFT / Sightron 10-50 / .177 JSB 10.34 pellets.
View looking south from main range parking lot showing a few of the balloons. There were 21 spread across the entire area.
What a Great Day!
Mark (I live here) shot Open Piston and scored 35/48.
He used his AA TX200 / Bushnell 6-24 / .177 AA 8.4 pellets.
Bill drove over from Lake Havasu City and shot WFTF and scored 47/48.
He used his AA EV2 / Sightron 10-50 / .177 JSB 8.4 pellets.
We will shoot here again in May. If it is forecast as being too warm, we may elect to shoot from under the firing line canopy to get out of the direct sun and dusty conditions. After that, we move up to Mormon Lake for the summer months.
As has become the other contributing draw to shooting at BASF, we reconvened after the match at Wild Horse West for their juicy burgers. That alone makes the trip worthwhile. For those who did not make it, your loss is our gain!
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona, Inc.
Pat was there early to help set up the course. We set up 6 lanes with 2 targets per lane. We figured to move the firing line back at the halfway mark and shoot through again for a challenging 48-shot match. Lane three was designated as forced position. First time through was standing and second time through was kneeling. We were situated in the desert area beyond the 100-yard berm, and with only 3 shooters, we occupied every other lane and scored ourselves. This is not to say we didn’t chat during this time and the match was quite relaxed and relaxing.
Patriot figures protect each side of the flag poles
New name for the rifle silhouette range
With a number of members making previous contact to let us know that they will not be attending this month’s match (for various reasons), we had a grand total of……….3 shooters. For those who didn’t make it, the conditions today were near perfect. Upon arriving at BASF this morning, the sky was filled with color; 21 hot air balloons were hanging in the sunshine indicating desirable wind conditions. The NWS called for (the usual) 5 to 10 mph winds out of the ESE, with gusts possible to 20 mph. Not today! The winds were mild at maybe 3 to 6 mph, coming out of the SW and swirling on the range. At times, they were blowing from left to right at the firing line, but shifting and blowing right to left downrange. I know I got caught by this on a few occasions. Likewise, temps were mild, with clear, bright skies.
Airgunners of Arizona April Match Report
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - BASF rifle silhouette range - Phoenix, AZ