FWRR Club Meeting
The next meeting of the Fort Wayne Rifle and Revolver Club will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022. Meeting Place: VFW Post 857, located at 2202 West Main Street in Fort Wayne. Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. Agenda: Standard meeting format. In addition, Mike Grannis will be presenting some very interesting membership statistics. Food and drink are available at very reasonable prices before and after the meeting. Please make an effort to attend meetings, as a quorum is required to conduct club business. In June, poor meeting attendance prevented club business from being conducted. So, please make a special effort to attend the August meeting.

A list of members who participated in Cleanup Day activities was presented in the June newsletter. Three members were not able to attend in the morning. As a result, their names were inadvertently omitted from the listing. Those individuals’ names are: Stefan Ashtary, Mark Wager, and John Wassell. John’s grandson, Jackson, a non-member, also participated.

New Members
Please welcome the following new members who were accepted at the June, 2022 meeting; Scott Berning, a law enforcement officer who was sponsored by Tim Wunderlich, and Robert Klinkenberg, who works in the transportation industry and was sponsored by Doug Clark.

Newsletter Delivery
Approximately 80% of the membership receives the newsletter via email. Those members who have email accounts and who currently opt for postal delivery are asked to consider receiving the newsletter via email next year. Doing so will save printing expenses (newsletter and mailing labels), postage, envelope cost, the time and fuel spent traveling to/from the
printer, and the manual labor associated with stuffing, labeling, stamping, and mailing envelopes.

Maintenance Activities
Thanks go to Ted Smeltzer for mowing the ditch, to John Wassell et al for installing target frames in Pistol Bays 4 and 5, to John Halter for making improvements at the 300 yard benches, and to Gary Walker for weed killer application.

DO NOT HANDLE FIREARMS WHEN PERSONNEL ARE DOWN RANGE! Proper range etiquette involves opening actions, removing all ammunition from firearms, and stepping away from the firing line. MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEHAVIOR AND ACTIONS OF THEIR GUESTS. Members may take a maximum of two guests to the range per visit, not counting family members. Do not take more guests and/or family
members than you are able to directly supervise. If your guests or family members are new to the shooting sports, it is strongly recommended that the member refrain from shooting so that all of his/her attention can be devoted to supervision.

Water obtained from the hand pump and the cistern are not potable.
Please make certain to close the outhouse doors and to lower the toilet seat covers.

Mowing Schedule
The 2022 Mowing Schedule is available on the club’s website. The mowing dates that are scheduled to occur before the October meeting are: 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/7 and 9/21. Dates are tentative, depending on weather and ground conditions. Mowing times vary according to volunteer availability. Efforts will be made to provide mowing date and time updates on
the website. The Main Range is closed during mowing and other range maintenance activities. Pistol Bays 4 and 5 remain open during mowing. It is recommended that members check the website for updates before traveling to the range.

Range Officer (RO) Reports
Tim Wunderlich, reports that he has received many favorable comments regarding the recently-installed, covered firing points in the Pistol Bays.

High-power (HP)
FWRRC ran its second-annual, three-day, Mid-summer Madness Tournament over the period June 17th-June 19th (late Spring?). The tournament included a 50-round National Match, an 80-round Regional Match, a 3 x20 Midrange Match, and the Mike Gingher Memorial M1A Match. The 50-round National Match was won by Mark Richard with a score of 490-19x. The Regional Match was won by Mike King with a score of 785-27x. The Midrange match was won by Geoff Branson who shot a 599-36x. (Geoff only dropped one point.) Geoff’s daughter, Emma, who happens to also be John Halter’s granddaughter, shot an outstanding 594-26x in the Mid-range Match. Emma is a junior girl. Three generations of the Branson-Halter family were represented at the matches this year.

The Mike Gingher Memorial M1A Match was won by Mark Walters with a 363-1X. The first aggregate winner was Mark Walters (2216-35x). The second and third aggregate winners were Mark Richard ( 2201-72x) and Ron Dague (2119-47x), respectively.

The High Junior aggregate went to Kileen Shaffer (1703-32x). The High-Junior Midrange Match high aggregate went to Emma Branson (594-26x).

The Indiana Junior State HP Rifle Championship Match was held at the FWRRC Range on July 16th. Last year was the first time that the championship match was held at the FWRRC Range. Match results are as follows.

Junior State HP Rifle Champion: Madelyn Schenelle with a score of 489-16x. This is the second consecutive year that Madelyn has held the title.
Second Place: Emma Branson. Score: 475-11x.

Class Awards
High Master: Colton Eads. Score: 473-10x.
Expert: Marshall Rohrbach. Score: 467-4x.
Sharpshooter: Kileen Shaffer. Score: 440-3X
Marksman: Emma (Sandbagger) Branson. Score 475-11x

Stage Awards
Standing Slow-fire: Marshall Rohrbach. Score: 92-0x.
Sitting Rapid-fire: Madelyn Schenelle. Score: 100-4x.
Prone Rapid-fire: Emma Branson. Score: 99-2x.
Prone Slow-fire: Madelyn Schenelle. Score: 196-8x.

The details of this report were provided by Larry Beardsley. Larry and several others are responsible for wonderful Junior participation. Thanks go to Mark Walters who provided a hot lunch and to Mike and Glenna Grannis who served as Statistical Officers.

No report.

For Sale
Members who wish to sell shooting-related items may send ad information to Marty Didion at Ads must be received three weeks before meetings in order to appear in the next newsletter.

FWRR AUGUST MEETING – August 1; 7:00 P.M.

There will be a meeting of the Fort Wayne Rifle and Revolver Club at the VFW/American Legion/Marine Corps League facility at the end of West Main Street in Ft. Wayne at 7:00 on Monday, August 1.

Our last meeting was a dud because we did not have enough members to form a quorum and we could not conduct business or receive discipline and officer reports because of that.

Make time in your busy schedules to attend this meeting.

Indiana State Junior High Power Championship

Our June match was remarkable for its beautiful weather, but the July match started out like a typical Camp Perry day.  There was a steady downpour at the appointed start time, so we waited a bit to start setup. The rain slacked up, we went downrange to set up targets and the downpour came back with a vengeance – drenching us as we set up targets.  But, by the time we finished, came back up and had our safety briefing – the rain had stopped.  By the time the second relay came to the line the sun was shining and it turned out to be a very nice day after all.

The second relay is just finishing their Offhand stage as the sun breaks out.

We had seven shooters turn out for the match – there were a number of schedule conflicts that kept the entries lower than expected and high gas prices also kept some shooters away from the match. We had an impressive showing of parents and grand-parents for the match; the ability to watch shooters in real-time on the Silver Mountain target system makes high power shooting a more viewer friendly activity as spectators can watch a shooter’s progress shoot-by-shot.

Larry (FWRR High Power RO), Madelyn, Emma, Colton, Marshall, Addysin and Kileen

Madelyn Schnelle, who recently went Distinguished, took the Indiana Junior State Championship for the second consecutive year with a 489-16X score for the 50-round National Match Course.  Emma Branson took second place with a 475-11X closely followed by Colton Eads with 473-10X.

Madelyn repeats as Indiana Junior High Power Champion

Class awards were:

High Master    Colton Eads                 473-10X

Expert             Marshall Rohrbach      467-  4X

Sharpshooter Kileen Shaffer              440-  3X            

Marksman      Emma Branson            475-11X

Stage awards were:

Offhand          Marshall Rohrbach        92-0X

Sitting Rapid   Madelyn Schnelle       100-4X

Prone Rapid    Emma Branson            99-2X

Slow Prone     Madelyn Schnelle       196-8X

Indiana Juniors and “Old Coots” Team Match

In the afternoon fun match, Juniors were teamed up with “old coot” shooters to form two-person teams. The team of Madelyn Schnelle and John Halter took the top spot with a team score of 197-5X. It should be noted that the high score in that match was shot by Colton Eads as his last match with us before he leaves for Texas A&M this fall – a 100-3X clean at 300-yards on the miserable MR-63 target.

Madelyn and John – Team Match Winners 197-5X

While the attention was on the shooters, the match was made a success by the folks who helped in the background.  Mike and Glenna Grannis acted as our Stat Office – doing their usual fantastic job of keeping all the numbers and dollars straight.  Mark Walters (assisted by Marty Didion) did a great job putting together a memorable lunch and our range crew had the place looking like one of the better golf courses – not a hayfield with a bunch of targets set up in it.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up and made it a great day.

Our next match is a 3 x 20 round Mid-Range tournament on July 30, so keep that on your calendar.