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High power match held under overcast skies

On Saturday March 19 at 0900, four riflemen met at our range to shoot our regular weekly high power match. The temperature was 29 degrees, the sky was overcast and there was a light north wind. We all fired the A Course of the John C. Garand Match as fired at the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio each summer.

Dave Spearing won the match by hitting 96+93-1X+89-1X=278-2X's with his AG42 Ljungman in Swedish 6.5X55mm caliber, and we all congratulate him. Chuck Chernoff fired his '03-A3 and hit 90+93-1X+82=265-1X, which would have won a bronze medal at Camp Perry and we all congratulate him, too. I fired my '03-A3 and hit 92+94-1X+74-1X=260-2X's. Paul Straka fired his M1 and hit 90+84+72=246.

We all went to the excellent Willow Glen Caf for beverages after the match. Brittany poured and Spearing paid. We all thank them both.

On Tuesday night March 22, ten hand gunners fired in the last shoot of the winter league. The ending shoot-off will be fired Tuesday evening, March 29.

Chuck Chernoff won the match with a rim fire score of 259-1X. George Newton was the only center fire shooter. He hit 249-3X's, for high center fire and second place in the match. Dick Bailer was second in rim fire and third in the match with 239-3X's. Lynn Lepak was third in rim fire and fourth in the match with 234. Mike Curtis was first in two hand rim fire with 257-2X's, Stuart Cook was second with 207 and I was third with 153. Congratulations to all.

Ron Roberts has advised there will be trap practice on Mondays at 1700, starting March 28.

The CNY Trap League starts Tuesday, April 19 at 1700. It will be a home shoot against the Pompey Club.

Shoot safely - and accurately, please.

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