Not sure where we will shoot next month, but with the recent communication with the forestry service, it is possible we may get issued our permit for Mormon Lake. When we know, it will get transmitted right away.
With only 9 shooters and no one else coming, we started the match at 9:30 and with one person per lane, we were finished by 11:00 with everything picked up and put away by 11:30, then is was on our way to Wild Horse West for some really good burgers! We are keeping our fingers crossed for next month.
Take care, be safe, stay healthy,
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona, Inc.
Nathan (aka; "Doc"
The course. These guys stretched the targets out with only a few reasonably close
"Old man" Mike
Happy Fathers Day!
Airgunners of Arizona June 20, 2020 match report
Ben Avery Shooting Facility - Rifle Silhouette Range - Phoenix, AZ
Airgunners of Arizona
Field Target Club
Well, this is not Mormon Lake but the best we could do considering. With the Covid-19 situation, the USDA forestry dept did not issue us a permit this month, but we are keeping our fingers crossed for July.
With most of our crew over in New Mexico helping to get a new club started, we had 9 shooters show up for a pleasant day of airgunning. The temps started out at 75 and rose to almost 90 by the end of the match. It was in the upper 90’s by the time everything was put away, so with that in mind, we decided to set up under the shade canopy, which was quite nice! The skies were bright blue with a brilliant sun and a light to medium breeze shifting from 3 directions. Initially it was out of the east, then moved around to our 7:00, then back to 1:00 until it settled between 5:00 and 8:00. We have gotten used to this fineckiness (if that is a word) and enjoyed ourselves.
With 9 shooters and 10 lanes, we had one person to a lane to improve social distancing, with all scoring done on the honor system. We set the course just before the match with the shooters grabbing targets, blocks, clamps and strings and setting the lanes based upon where they "thought" the targets should go. We had some small KZ’s at longer than usual distances and a few gimme large KZ targets close up. It all worked out and we had a good time.
Open PCP class was the most populated today with Nathan being top gun with a 38/40, followed by Scott with 36/40 and Pat shooting 34/40. A blast from the past and now retired Jeff B showed up and posted a respectable 29/40 for not having shot in a number of years.
In Freestyle class, new shooter, Alex, ended up beating his dad with a 24/40 to Mike’s 21/40.
Old man Mike was the only Hunter PCP shooter this month and was high score for the match with 39/40. Yours truly is getting Miss Diana (D54) back in shape but only posting 23/40.
Here are the scores and equipment stats;