Airgunners of Arizona
Field Target Club
TRAC match – December 15, 2020
Only 4 shooters today under “chilly” conditions. During set up, it was only in the mid-40’s. At the end of the match, it only warmed to the mid-50’s. The wind chill made if feel colder.
The wind was predominately out of the north, coming right at us at an average of 10 mph. It was not constant but buffeting…..like a jackhammer buffeting. The wind would hit us and rock us back, sending the muzzle skyward, then rebound and point much lower. It was rocking us 4” in each direction, up and down! You can’t even do a drive-by with that much movement. That northerly direction shifted slightly, side-to-side, so you were constantly holding into the wind which shifted frequently.
The wind finally calmed down about halfway through the second half of the match. Barry told me that as soon as the wind would start to recede, he would punch the trigger while on the move. It worked for him because he and old man Mike both ended up with 37/40.
Wayne shot his best score so far (he only joined three weeks ago) and shot 32/40 but doesn’t know how he did it. Yours truly shot Miss Diana (D54) with the new scope and scored 27/40. Rangefinding works great, now learning how much to hold off for wind with the greater magnification.
Although bundled up the entire match, it felt really good to sit inside our vehicles, which soaked up the sun and felt nice and warm afterwards.
Next club match is this coming Saturday. Suggestion; bring/wear warm clothes. We will be at the pistol silhouette range.
Nobody did anything foolish this week, so no entertainment to report. Sorry.
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona, Inc.