NERFTC match report

July 20, 2008

The weather forecast was bleak and the sky looked rather ominous early on but conditions gradually improved throughout the day. The result was a hot and sultry summer day with a stiff breeze kicking up late in the match. We had a total of 19 competitors from 3 states including a 5 man contingent from Crosman Corporation who sponsored the event. Turnout was solid for Hunter Division but the PCP Division was light with 4 shooters on the line and Piston Division was very light with only 2 shooters. Due to the limited number of entries the team competition was cancelled.

Division Name Air Rifle Scope Pellet

PCP

Apelles, Hans

Crosman Discovery Match Prototype

Centerpoint 8-32

CPL

PCP

Apelles, Ray

Crosman Discovery Match Prototype

Centerpoint 8-32

CPL

PCP

Day, David

Theoben MFR

Nikko Sterling 10-50x60

FT8

PCP

Frazier, George

Daystate CRX

Nikko Sterling 10-50x60

JSB Heavy

Piston

Miller, Mike

HW97

Nikko Sterling 10-50x60

JSB .177 cal. 8.4gr.

Piston

Sporer, Mike

HW97

Bushnell Elite 4200 8-32x40

JSB Exact .177 cal.

Hunter

Campbell, Bill

Air Force

Air Force

CPH .22

Hunter

Day, Bill

AA S400

Nikko Sterling

JSB Exact .177 cal. 10.4 gr.

Hunter

Day, Melissa

R7

Leapers

CPL

Hunter

DeBoard, Mark

Crosman Discovery

 

 

Hunter

Flickman, Mike

Theoben MFR

MTC 10x

JSB Heavy

Hunter

Footer, Dick

Crosman Discovery

 

 

Hunter

Lee, David

 

 

 

Hunter

Messinger, Keith

Crosman Discovery

 

 

Hunter

Page, Russ

Crosman Discovery

 

 

Hunter

Schaeffer, Harold

HW97

Hawke 4-12

JSB 8.4 gr.

Hunter

Shirhall, Greg

TX200

Leapers 3-12x44

CPL

Hunter

Trumpowsky, Doug

Crosman Discovery

 

 

Hunter

Williams, Brian

Daystate Airwolf

Nikko Sterling 6-24

JSB .20


The layout of the course featured lanes set out "bowling alley style" with all 10 lanes adjacent to one another and one contiguous firing line. There were 2 targets per lane and the course of fire called for 2 shots per target for 40 shots in both rounds 1 and 2 for a match total of 80 shots. Each score sheet clearly identified both targets in a lane so there was no confusion as to which targets were in which lane.


Round 1

Target

KZ

Yards

Adj.

T

Remarks

Lane 1

Black Squirrel

1

33

1.25

41

Extreme Dark

 

Tree Sq.

0.5

14

1.5

42

Extreme Elevation

Lane 2

Skunk

0.75

18

1

24

 

 

Red Squirrel

1 9/16

27

1

17

 

Lane 3

Coyote

1.5

38

1

25

 

 

Grey Squirrel

1 9/16

45

1.25

36

Extreme Dark

Lane 4

Can

0.5

15

1

30

 

 

Black Snake

1.25

50

1.125

45

>45 yards

Lane 5

Crow

1.25

37

1.25

37

Elevation

 

Blue Jay

1.75

54

1.125

35

>45 yards

Lane 6

Bat (Windmill)

1.25

41

1.25

41

Elevation

 

Mouse (Windmill)

1.75

43

1

25

 

Lane 7

Frog (Pond)

1.5

13

1

9

 

 

Green Snake

0.5

17

1

34

 

Lane 8

Rat

1 9/16

45

1

29

 

 

Rabbit

0.5

18

1

36

 

Lane 9

Cardinal (Well)

1.75

30

1

17

 

 

Vulture

1.5

42

1

28

 

Lane 10

Crab

1.75

47

1.125

30

>45 yards

 

Rook

1

25

1.25

31

Elevation

 

AVG

1.23

32.6

 

30.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round 2

Target

KZ

Yards

Adj.

T

Remarks

Lane 1

Black Squirrel

1

33

1.25

41

Extreme Dark

 

Tree Sq.

0.5

14

1.5

42

Extreme Elevation

Lane 2

Skunk

0.5

18

1

36

 

 

Red Squirrel

1 9/16

27

1

17

 

Lane 3

Coyote

1.5

38

1

25

 

 

Grey Squirrel

1 9/16

45

1.25

36

Extreme Dark

Lane 4

Can

0.5

15

1

30

 

 

Black Snake

1.25

50

1.125

45

>45 yards

Lane 5

Crow

1.25

37

1.25

37

Elevation

 

Blue Jay

1.25

54

1.125

49

>45 yards

Lane 6

Bat

1.25

41

1.25

41

Elevation

 

Mouse

1

43

1

43

 

Lane 7

Frog

1.5

13

1

9

 

 

Green Snake

0.75

24

1

32

 

Lane 8

Rat

1 9/16

48

1.375

42

>45 yards, Extreme Dark

 

Rabbit

0.5

20

1

40

 

Lane 9

Cardinal

1.75

30

1

17

 

 

Vulture

1.5

42

1

28

 

Lane 10

Crab

1.75

50

1.125

32

>45 yards

 

Rook

1

25

1.25

31

Elevation

 

AVG

1.17

33.4

 

33.7

 

Several lanes featured unique challenges with elevated targets in lanes 1, 5, 6, and 10 and targets set in rather dark areas in lanes 1, 3, and 8. We also had 3 novelty lanes with a functional windmill in lane 6, a floating frog target on a small pond 1n lane 7, and a bird target gently swinging from the bucket of a wishing well in lane 9. There was a break for lunch at the conclusion of round 1 and adjustments were made to a selection of targets in various lanes to give round 2 a different look. Target functionality was good throughout the match. A cold line was called on 3 occasions to verify individual targets but only one mechanical malfunction was noted and repaired. And on 2 occasions a reset cord became entangled in the windmill but this too was repaired in short order.

At the conclusion of round 2 the scores were tallied and the first place finishers were Ray Apelles in the PCP Division with a score of 70, Mike Miller in the Piston Division with a score of 38, and Mike Flickman in the Hunter Division with a score of 57. Scores for the entire field of shooters were as follows:

 

ROUND 1

LANE

 

ROUND 2

LANE

 

Division

Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

SubTotal

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

SubTotal

Total

PCP

Apelles, Ray

4

4

4

3

4

4

4

3

4

4

38

 

4

1

4

3

3

3

4

3

3

4

32

70

PCP

Apelles, Hans

4

4

3

4

3

4

4

3

3

4

36

 

2

3

4

3

2

3

4

3

2

3

29

65

PCP

Day, David

2

4

3

3

4

4

4

4

2

4

34

 

2

4

3

2

3

3

3

2

2

4

28

62

PCP

Frazier, George

2

3

3

3

2

2

1

1

1

2

20

 

3

2

2

2

0

1

3

3

2

3

21

41

                                                   

Piston

Miller, Mike

0

1

4

2

4

3

4

3

3

3

27

 

0

0

0

2

0

3

4

0

0

2

11

38

Piston

Sporer, Mike

2

3

1

1

0

3

4

0

2

1

17

 

2

3

1

1

2

0

3

1

1

2

16

33

                                                   

Hunter

Flickman, Mike

3

3

3

1

4

4

4

1

2

1

26

 

3

4

4

3

2

2

4

4

2

3

31

57

Hunter

Day, Bill

3

3

0

3

4

2

4

4

4

4

31

 

1

4

2

0

4

2

4

1

3

1

22

53

Hunter

Williams, Brian

1

4

4

1

3

4

4

3

0

3

27

 

0

3

3

2

1

3

4

1

2

3

22

49

Hunter

Schaeffer, Harold

2

3

2

1

1

4

2

1

2

2

20

 

3

3

2

1

3

2

4

3

4

2

27

47

Hunter

Lee, David

2

2

1

2

2

2

3

1

1

3

19

 

1

2

0

2

2

2

4

1

2

2

18

37

Hunter

DeBoard, Mark

0

3

4

1

1

4

3

0

2

1

19

 

0

2

2

0

1

2

4

1

2

2

16

35

Hunter

Campbell, Bill

2

1

2

1

3

2

0

1

2

1

15

 

1

1

2

3

1

3

1

2

2

3

19

34

Hunter

Trumpowsky, Doug

1

0

0

1

3

2

2

2

2

2

15

 

1

2

3

1

2

1

3

1

2

0

16

31

Hunter

Shirhall, Greg

2

2

2

1

1

0

3

1

2

1

15

 

0

1

1

2

0

1

3

1

2

1

12

27

Hunter

Messinger, Keith

1

2

1

0

1

1

4

2

0

1

13

 

1

2

1

0

1

2

1

0

1

1

10

23

Hunter

Footer, Dick

1

3

1

2

0

0

4

0

0

1

12

 

2

1

1

2

0

0

3

0

1

0

10

22

Hunter

Page, Russ

1

2

1

0

1

1

2

0

1

0

9

 

0

0

1

2

0

0

2

1

0

0

6

15

Hunter

Day, Melissa

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

3

 

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

3

6

Competitors received a gold medal for first place, a silver medal for second place, and a bronze medal or third place. Crosman was also generous enough to provide several door prizes that were raffled off (the pocket knife being the most popular item!) as well as 4 items that were awarded on a competitive raffle basis where shooters earned raffle tickets based on their score on a particular target. The blue jay in lane 5 and mouse in lane 6 determined ticket count for one of two cases of Crosman Premier pellets, the black squirrel in lane 1 determined ticket count for a Centerpoint scope, and the can in lane 4 determined ticket count for the special edition Discovery PCP air rifle which featured the Northeast Regional Field Target Championship logo laser etched on the stock. Hans Apelles and Mike Miller each won a case of pellets, Harold Schaeffer won the Centerpoint scope, and piston shooter Mike Miller won the Discovery PCP air rifle.

A special thank you goes out to Crosman Corporation for sponsoring the match, all of the local BCSA volunteers who helped with match preparation and operations, and all of the shooters who came out to the range for the match.