WWCCA May 3rd 2009 Field Target Match Report

We had our first field target match this year on our air gun range since the walk through range was a miniature lake on Saturday when we did our set up for the event. Fritz Sanders and club members Bill Dodt, Karen my wife and I set up the 30 field targets for the 60 shot match along with the paper and spinner targets for sighting in on Sunday in preparation for the event. The air gun range was even a bit wet when we set up, but by the time we completed the course of fire it had dried out nicely for the course clean up.

Sunday arrived too early for me and we arrived at the range around 8:45, the temperature was 48 and the winds were a calm 3 mph. The forecast predicated a temperate of 65 and when we finished the event it was 62 with very light winds although they were gusting slightly as the day progressed. The sun was out, there were plenty of targets to drop and we couldnít have asked for a nicer day in Michigan in early May.

We had seven shooters show up for the match and it was a blessing to be there with good weather and those that we have not seen for a while. Fritz and Eric Sanders, Karen and I, Bill Dodt from the club was a new shooter to the group, Phil Herman shot with us again and Andy Wong a first time field target shooter had a wonderful day on the range. I am sure we all could have shot better scores but for me at least after not shooting an air gun for about 5 months I was just happy to be there. Andy shot with Eric, Karen, Bill and Fritz were in the next group and Phil and I shot together as Phil was shooting two rifles in the match. Andy had a good time and Iím sure he gained a head full for knowledge and advice from Eric and said that he would be back to shoot with us again. Bill also had fun with it and as long as he can do it he will also return. Bill had shot air guns at the club before I got involved in it which was encouraging to me. Phil Herman also returned after not shooting for over a year. It was nice to see Phil again and I was happy to shoot with him for the first time as far as I can remember.

ShooterGunScopePelletScoreClass
Eric Sanders Styer LG100BSA 10-50CPH50PCP
Phil HermanUSFT #24Hakko 8-32JSB H47PCP
Fritz SandersTX-200 HCSwift 8-32X50CPL41Piston
Tim EngelhardtProsportBushnell 6-24X40JSB L39Piston
Phil HermanDaystate MK3Hawke 8-32JSB H34PCP
Bill DodtTX-200Simmons 6.5-20X44JSB L31Piston
Karen EngelhardtHW-97 KNikko 10-50X60CPL22Piston
Andy WongGamo Big CatBSA 4-12X40Daisy6Piston

I wanted to thank everyone for coming out for the event and a special thanks to my wife, Fritz and Bill for their help in setting up and taking down the range. The next field target match is scheduled for June 14th and we hope to see everyone again.

Tim Engelhardt

WWCCA Air Gun Chairman