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October 2022 FWRRC NEWSLETTER
FWRR Club Meeting
The next meeting of the Fort Wayne Rifle and Revolver Club will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022. Meeting Place: VFW Post 857, located at 2202 West Main Street in Fort Wayne. Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. Food and drink will be available at very reasonable prices before and after the meeting.
Meeting Agenda: Standard meeting format. In addition, nominations for Club offices will be addressed. Please make an effort to attend meetings, as a quorum is required to conduct club business.
A Message from the President
“We have an election coming up in December. If anyone is interested in running, nominations can be made in October.”
“I would like to thank the grass mowers. This year, the grass could have been cut every week… [due to] rain.
Overall, the range looks good.”
The following individuals were members of the 2022 mowing crew: Bob Bausser, Marty Didion, John Halter, Joe Harbor, Matt Hice, Jim Johnston, Russ McCurdy, Dennie McNabb, Ozzie Ostheimer, Shannon Parks, David Rinaldi, Rick Schwaiger, Ted Smeltzer, Jim Sweeney and Gary Walker.
The 2022 Mowing Schedule is available on the club’s website. The mowing dates that are scheduled to occur before the December meeting are: 10/5, 10/19 and 11/2. 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.
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 and postage costs and significant manual labor. Changes in delivery method will go into effect in February, 2023.
To add or remove your Email address just send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject FWRRC-Add or FWRRC-Delete.
Nothing new to report.
Please welcome new member Derek Hatman. Derek was accepted as a member at the August meeting.
ACPDL & USPSA
Tim Wunderlich, reports that ACPDL & USPSA, “…had some great turnouts in the last few months. Tim also notes that “…USPSA practice is getting very busy.”
August 13th 50/80 Match. 1st Place: Jim Jackson, 770-22X; 2nd Place: Mark Walters, 758-24X; High Junior: Marshall Rohrbach, 702-5X.
August 18th Junior 100-yard Fun Match. 1st Place: Marshall Rohrbach, 479-13X; 2nd Place: Kileen Shaffer, 463-8X; 3rd Place: Mia King, 451-10X.
September 10 th 50/80 Match. 1st Place: Carl Johnson, 773-24X; 2nd Place: Mark Walters, 763-9X; High Junior: Mia King, 728-10X.
Wildcat Valley 300-yard Championship. State Champion: Madelyn Schnelle (Junior Girl), 791-31X; First Master: Mark Richard, 779-29X; First Expert: Mike Habel, 757-12X, High Junior: Marshall Rohrbach.
Fall Creek 100-yard Championship. State Champion: Mike King, 786-20X. Other Participants: Mark Richard, 772-17X; Mike Habel, 736-11X; Kileen Shaffer, 678-4X; Addisyn Shull, 517-0X.
ISPRA Full-Course State Championship. State Champion: Madelyn Schnelle, 1589-52X; 2nd Place (Silver): Mark Richard, 1581-49X; 3rd Place (Bronze) Mike King, 160-46X; Other Participants: Geoff Branson, 1543-57X: Emma Branson (Junior Girl), 1501-28X.
Leonard Johnson Memorial Match. First – Jerry and Doug Johnson; 764-10X. Second – Jay Werhle and Mark Walters; 761-15X. Third; Tom Easley and Norb Norbert; 742-7X.
Camp Perry, Small Arms Firing School (SAFS)
Four of our five Juniors attended the SAFS at Camp Perry. (Colton Eads had to travel to Texas A&M for the start of the school year.) Marshall Rohrbach finished 17th out of 267 competitors in the Excellence in Competition Match to win four points toward his Distinguished Rifleman Badge. Kileen Shaffer, Addisyn Shull and Mia King placed 79th, 176th and 220th, respectively.
LtCol. Eric Andreasen, former CO of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), served as FWRRC’s Junior team coach. Col. Andreasen stated that they (USAMU) see a lot of Junior teams when the they run matches. He went on to say that it has been a long time since the AMU staff has seen a group as polite, respectful, courteous, and attentive as our Juniors. Congratulation to our Juniors, their parents and their shooting mentors.
Notes and Reminders:
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.
Please make certain to close the outhouse doors and to lower the toilet seat covers.
1) .224 diameter, 90 gr., Sierra, Matchking, BTHP bullets, Qty 250. Per Larry Beardsley, ‘[will] swap for something”. Contact Larry at FWRRHPDirector@aol.com.
2) Jewel single-stage trigger for a Remington 700 or 40X. Incorporates safety and bolt release, $180.00. 6.5 mm, 142 gr., Sierra, Matchking, BTHP bullets, Qty 4 boxes. $50.00/box. 1 lb of Reloader 16, $60.00. 1 lb of Vihtavuori N550, $65.00. Contact Mark Strahan at (260) 927-5515 or email@example.com
3) 98 Mauser Sporter in Cal. 270 Win.: Forged bolt handle; Buehler-style safety; Leopold, one-piece base and 1-inch rings; Walnut Monte Carlo stock that accommodates a receiver sight. $525.00. Contact Dave Dolezal at (260) 433-1505.
Members who wish to sell shooting-related items may send ad information to Marty Didion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ads must be received three weeks before meetings in order to appear in the next newsletter.