Field Target Club

TRAC match report – June 16, 2020

 Three shooters participated today in light of the recent report of an increase in Covid-19 cases in Maricopa County.  It’ll get more interesting before it gets better, but lets hope that common sense prevails.

Temps today were rather pleasant.  When we started the match at 8:30 it was 73 degrees.  When we finished at 10:00 it was 83 degrees.  As I sit and write this it is 99 degrees.  The sun was intense and there was some cloud cover to the east, but none that affected us.

We had calm conditions for almost half the match.  Wow!  That doesn’t happen often, but we’ll take it.  However, from then on the wind came at us from various positions; mostly from 9:00 around to 5:00 and fluctuating from there.  What else is new?  What was impressive was how much updraft there was from a 6:00 wind.  Ranged distance of 42 yards showed two well placed shots on top of each other, only ½” above the killzone.  The wind was carrying pretty good!

Old man Mike was top gun with 40/40.  Just another day at the office.  I had the opportunity to look through his scope; crystal clear and snapping into focus at 16X, but a tad pricey (he shoots a Kahles.  If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.  I can’t afford it.)

Barry (Red Wolf) had two wind related misses to finish with a 38/40 and I had a bunch of issues with wind to finish with 27/40 (D54).

We shot from under the shade canopy today and will probably do the same for the match this coming Saturday.

Good news is that I was contacted by the forestry service regarding Mormon Lake.  Turns out Coconino County wants to know what protocols we have in place for Covid-19.  Responded to them with the same that we follow to shoot at BASF.  We “might” be able to shoot Mormon Lake for July.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Kauffman

Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona, Inc.