Connecticut Air Gunners CT State Match Report 2018 October 21
Location: 1001 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon, CT 06249
Match Site: Wide, slighty sloping open field with trees on the North and East sides.
Temperature: 45 degrees Fahrenheit Rain then clearing to a partially cloudy day.
Wind: 10-15 MPH
Number of Targets: 30 (60 points maximum)
Average Distance: 35.8 yards (13 targets over 40 yards)
Average Kill Zone: 1.46 (Mix of 1, 1 ½ & 40mm kill zones)
Course Difficulty: 33.1T with Wind (27.05T)
Match Times: Practice 9:0010:05 AM, Match 10:15 AM-1:00 PM, Course Takedown 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Results/Attendees: (14 shooters total)
(1) 52/60 Nathan Thomas FWB 800 Basic FT Bushnell 8-32Χ40 AA 8.4 grains
(2) 44/60 Mike Harris Steyr LG100 AZ Sightron 10-50Χ60 AA 8.4 grains
(3) 43/60 John Eroh FWB 800 Basic FT Sightron 10-50Χ60 AA 8.4 grains 780 fps 11.35 FPE
37/60 Vasyl Povroznyk Air Arms FTP 900 AA 8.4 grains Leupold 35Χ45 Competition 780 fps 11.35 FPE
(1) 54/60 Chas DiCapua RAW TM1000 JSB 10.34 grains Sightron 10-50Χ60
(2) 43/60 Brian Van Liew FX 400 FT Nikko Diamond 10-50Χ60 AA 10.34 grains 880 fps 17.8 FPE
(1) 40/60 Ray Apelles Custom Diana 54 bullpup March FX 5-40x AA 8.4 grains 720 fps 9.7 FPE
(2) 36/60 Matt Sawyer HW97K AA 8.4 grains Nikko Diamond 10-50Χ60 787 fps 11.6 FPE
(3) 28/60 Tom Holland Walther LGU JSB 4.53mm 8.44 grains Sightron 10-50Χ60 798 fps 11.9 FPE
(DNC) 52/60 Leo Gonzales Walther LGU JSB 4.53mm 8.44 grains Sightron 10-50Χ60 798 fps 11.9 FPE
(1) 36/60 Ron Dumond Air Arms TX200 AA 8.4 grains SWFA 16Χ42
(2) 3/60 Mike Dumond Umarex Forge
(1) 24/60 Hans Apelles Crosman 1720T AADF 8.4 grains 760 fps 10.77 FPE Mueller 8-32Χ44
(2) 19/60 Rosalie Paulsen Crosman 1720T AADF 8.4 grains 760 fps 10.77 FPE Mueller 8-32Χ44
(1) 13/40 Artemis PP700S-A UTG 1x red dot
(2) 9/40 Crosman 1720T 2x pistol scope
(3) 3/40 Mike Dumond Crosman 1720T 2x scope
(DNC) 17/40 Leo Gonzales Air Arms Alfa Proj Millet SP-1 red dot JSB 4.53mm 8.44 grains
I would like to thank Ron Dumond for hosting our final CT State match.
I gave Ron the distances for the match and he laid out the course as he saw fit with 10 lanes.
Ron, I and Vasyl set up the course on Saturday morning. Ron had added some Halloween decorations to enhance the days event. Pumpkins, skull heads, foam tombstones, corn stalks, mums and even a spider was to be found moving from lane to lane.
It was raining when I drove to Rons house. Thankfully, it stopped raining just in time for the practice at 9 am. The forecast for the day was a partially cloudy day with winds up to 15 mph. The weather forecast was spot on. It was a perfect cold fall weather day.
Tom Holland had a leaky TM1000. He accepted my offer to shoot my LGU. We shared shooting my rifle for the match.
There was plenty of wind indicators. Leaves were falling from the trees. You hear the leaves rustling behind you. The blades of grass were swaying. The surveyor's flags were flapping.
Lane 1 located on the north side of the property next to a stone wall and a row of trees was sheltered a little by the wind. The rest of the lanes had full exposure to the wind. I shot and got the short and middle targets by holding on the left or right side or edge the kill zones. I shot the far targets by holding off a few inches away from the kill zone.
I am happy to report there were no cold lines during the match. Before the start of the match, I had one target that failed with the use of the target tester. I was able to fixed it before the match started. The match went smoothly with seven two-man squads occupying seven of the ten lanes.
We ordered some pizzas for lunch. Most of us finished the rifle match by 12:45 pm. The pizzas arrived in time at 1 pm. After having everyone get their fill with food, I was able to quickly tally the scores and proceed with the rifle match awards. Congratulations to the first-place finishers who also got a custom face plate (bull silhouette).
After the rifle match awards, we then proceeded to setup the off-hand pistol course. I would like to thank the people who helped out quickly set up the pistol course. Shooting the pistol course did not take that long when you are shooting off-hand. Within half an hour we were done with 40 shots each.
Congratulations to John who received a custom prairie dog face plate for his efforts.
For all the people who attended our last outdoor match, a big thank you to all of you. I was happy that everything went smoothly despite the rain at start of the day.
Next match: Possible indoor standing and kneeling match (20 yards max) at Center Sports of Columbia in December.
CT Air Gunners
Link to photos, course planner and match report below. https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ausj-Y-SAaOxipsUPQhcTIvKOAs5ug