View Full Version : Results from Emerald Empire

03-11-2008, 07:48 AM
AirGun Benchrest

We held our first ever AirGun Benchrest match on Saturday, March 8th,( Yes it was the eighth even though I kept writing the ninth on everything, oldtimers disease I think the Dr. said, can't remember.) Anyway, it was Saturday I'm pretty sure of that. Conditions were pretty good, just our usual left to right then right to left and back again afternoon breeze with just a touch or two of mirage when the sun peeked out.

Fred had to borrow a rifle for the match as US Customs is holding his English built air rifle locked up, seems that they are afraid this highly powerful pellet gun might be a threat to national security if it fell into the wrong hands! Homeland Security almost put the country on Level Red. He's hoping that by next months match he will be deemed patriotic enough to own such a fearsome weapon.

Unlimited Class Match #1
Fred Leeds 244 4X, 207 6X, 244 2X 695 12X
Arlin Brewer 247 5X, 249 1X, 244 4X 740 10X
Dennis DiFeo 245 2X, 246 4X, 250 6X 741 12X

Match #2
Dennis DiFeo 236 1X, 327 0X, 237 2X 710 3X

Arlin Brewer 247 1X, 244 1X, 242 4X 733 6X

It should be noted that Fred's score on his second target would have been much better had he shot all 25 bulls instead of only 22 of them. Seems he missed a few trying to switch back and forth from the sighters trying to find a condition that would hold long enough to fire a record shot! Fred did however do an outstanding job of scoring so we had no protests. Now this left Arlin who was the referee with little to do when he wasn't shooting, maybe next time.

Both Arlin and Fred shot FWB P70 FT's, Dennis used a Steyr HP100 in the Unlimited class and an FWB 300 in the Springer class. Next match will be April 12th at 1PM after the ARA match.

The record targets are on the way to AirGunBenchrest for verification.

03-11-2008, 07:49 AM
Great Unlimited shooting. 250-6X, the mark has been moved up substainailly:D

Paul Bendix
03-11-2008, 11:53 AM
Congratulations on your first match. Good shooting everyone 249 and 250 WOW ! but the springer score of 327 that is something!! Unless it's 237 but still a good score. I can't wait until I get my gun. Hope it comes before my first match April 20 th.

Paul Bendix

Joe Friedrich
03-11-2008, 12:13 PM
Congratulations to everyone on some fine shooting. It appears Fred might have to be put on house arrest till he figures out how many record bulls there are on a target, unless he was thinking handicap. Fred this isn't Golf.

Great shooting Dennis.


03-11-2008, 03:11 PM
would have to be 237 if the total agg score was correct.

Dennis D.
03-11-2008, 05:07 PM
Yes indeed that is a 237, you'd think that when you only use two fingers to type with you could figure out which key your suppose to hit first! It was all that ARA stuff we shot before the airgun match, those big numbers are too much for my poor little mind to comprehend!

Hey, don't give Fred a hard time, the three unshot bulls in the airgun match is one less than the four unshot bulls he left in the ARA match, and he still shot in the 1600s on that target! He was just being a polite guest and didn't want to whip our butts on the first match of the season.


Joe Friedrich
03-11-2008, 05:58 PM
Dennis, since you put it that way, i won't tease Fred time next time he's down this way for a visit.

Again good shooting.