AoA March 7 Match Report

Camp Verde, AZ

The club's monthly field target match for March was approached with a bit of trepidation. After talking on the phone with Bobby Corcorran, this months match host, he stated that the morning temperatures were hovering near freezing and the days had been quite windy in Camp Verde. The heavy cloud cover that we had this past week dissipated by Saturday morning with bright sunshine and some high clouds, and it was comfortable with just a sweatshirt. NO PROBLEM!

Our crew, complete with Larry's attack Chihuahua, Arrow
Our crew, complete with Larry's attack Chihuahua, Arrow.

13 shooters converged to play airgun games on a challenging course set up by Bobby Corcorran. With the amount of rain we have had in the past several months, the grass was thick, lush, and very green, and the target placement took advantage of the natural tangle downrange. We were going to have some fun!

Scott Rogers shooting his new USFT
Scott Rogers shooting his new USFT.

Ron Drye brought along his 2 grandsons, Ty and Dillon, and his brother-in-law, Scott Jones. Bonni Jo was conspicuously missing using quilting as a lame excuse. Steve Montgomery was shooting his wife's brand new burnt orange USFT carbine while Robin is home recuperating, and the usual cast of characters was on hand to try to best each other in the pellet wars.

A family affair; Ron Drye with grandsons Ty and Dillon, and brother-in-law Steve Jones
A family affair; Ron Drye with grandsons Ty and Dillon, and brother-in-law Steve Jones.


We did battle tiny kill zones and some tricky wind that was inconsistent. Sometimes it blew down by the targets and sometimes back by the firing line, and not in the same direction either. Bobby's choice of target placement, using natural features, really tested one's ability to range the distance, and dope the wind, AFTER you found the target!

Dale Keiser's solid set up as he nails another target
Dale Keiser's solid set up as he nails another target.

After all was said and done, Dale Keiser came out on top of the heap, only dropping 4 shots out of 40. Great shooting! Ron's grandson, Ty, even outscored grandpa for his first FT shoot!

Ty getting advise from grandpa
Ty getting advice from grandpa.

Here are the scores:

Airgunners of Airzona FT Match Results
March 7, 2009 - Camp Verde, AZ

Place Shooter Score/40 Class Gun Scope Pellet
1 Dale Keiser 36 PCP Daystate CRX Burris 8-32 CPH
2 Bobby Corcorran 35 PCP USFT Bushnell 8-32 CPH
3 Scott Rodgers 32 PCP USFT Nikko 50 JSBEH
4 Mark Kauffman 31 PCP Daystate X2 FT Bushnell 6-24 JSB
5 Jim Russell 30 PCP Daystate MK4 Bushnell 6-24 JSBEH
6 Steve Montgomery 29 PCP USFT Nikko 50 JSBEH
7 Debbie Keiser 27 PCP Daystate CR97SE Burris 8-32 CPH
8
1st Junior
Ty Coglianese 25 PCP Daystate Huntsman Centerpoint 8-32 CPH
9 Larry Nelson 23 PCP Daystate Timberwolf Bushnell 8-32 JSBEH
10 Ron Drye 22 PCP Daystate Huntsman Centerpoint 8-32 JSB
11 Scott Jones 21 PCP Daystate MK3 Centerpoint 8-32 JSB
12 Ray Horneman 19 PCP Daystate Air Ranger MTC Viper JSB
13
2nd Junior
Dillon Coglianese 7 PCP Daystate MK3 Centerpoint 8-32 JSB
 

Sandy Corcorran opted not to shoot in order to feed this crew. Have I mentioned in past reports that these guys like to eat??? Sandy's chili is phenomenal and doesn't last long (read, devoured), but I experienced pure heaven in the form of those delicious little cheese cake squares! OH, MY are they wonderful! Fortunately, I was able to limit myself to only 4, or 5. No more than 6, I swear! I have no idea how I missed them in the past. Sandy, thank you, thank you, thank you, from all of us.

Steve Montgomery shooting his wife's new USFT
Steve Montgomery shooting his wife's new USFT


Next month's match will be back here again on April 4, and we will probably have a group traveling over to LD's match in Temecula, CA 2 weeks later, April 18 & 19. Check the club website for future match dates and locations.

Ray Horneman shooting down in the hole. Note how thick and green the grass is
Ray Horneman shooting down in the hole. Note how thick and green the grass is.


Until next time, keep those pellet flying downrange.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona