May 11, 2019; 50/80 Match

Offhand at 200 Yards



300-Yards Looking Downrange. Look at all of the targets!


Mark Saturday, May 11th, as a day when the High Power shooters finally got a break from the weatherman!  At 8:30 when we called shooters to the line for the safety briefing, it was clear and sunny!  The temperature was a bit brisk, but what little wind there was came from the east and stayed at our backs for the entire match.  If anyone had to put on more than minute or so of wind from their no-wind zero, I would be surprised.  We had bright sun and some clouds during the day, but overall it was a good day to shoot.

Twenty one (21) shooters showed up for the match, the largest group since at least the 2017 season.  Thanks to everyone who came out for the day.  The first shot went downrange at 8:57 and the final “Cease Fire” was at 2:12.  Again, congratulations to the shooters for a well disciplined and smooth running match.

At the end of the day, results were as follows:

Match Winner             Mark Walters    778-25X

Match Second            Joe Bakies       774-21X

Match Third                Mike King        773-30X


Match 1 Winner, Offhand                 Mark Walters             188-  4X

Match 2 Winner, Sitting                    William Collins          199-  7X

Match 3 Winner, Prone Rapid           Joe Bakies               199-10X

Match 4 Winner, Prone Slow            Mike King                  199-12X

Weather permitting, we will start Thursday High Power practice on Thursday, May 15th.  Our next High Power match will be Saturday,  June 8th.  Maybe we’ll get another good weather day!



High Power Work Morning;Tuesday May 7th

Well, this year’s Work Day was pretty well a wash out, so a group of us gathered today, Tuesday May 7th, to have a High Power Work morning.  We started about 9:00 and managed to get a pretty good list of things accomplished:


Pasted up new full face MR-63 and SR targets on fresh backers.  This gives us a good stock of targets to start                       off High Power season

Emptied all of the trash out of the ammo boxes and restocked them with fresh supplies

Hauled the three boxes of scrap cardboard down to the burn pile – and burned them

Borrowed a plastic pipe from target 1 in the high power pits to replace the broken pipe on target 6

Mowed the 200 and 300 yard firing points to their putting green like condition for Saturday’s Match

Put two plastic target backers up on the 200-yard practice range

Gave all of the weeds on the place a really good dose of weed killer; “Die weeds, die!”


The wet weather has really slowed everyone down in getting the range ready for the 2019 season, but we’re getting there a day at a time.  Thanks to Mike Habel, Mark Richards, Jess Jessup, Mike and Glenna Grannis and Gary (Weed Killer) Walker for their help today.