Switching winds created interesting shooting conditions. Several times I heard, “How did that

happen?” Impacted scores with only 2 250’s, both by You Know Who. Hope to have Oliver,

Chris & our favorite firefighter from up north back one of these days.

Shooter Class Equipment Tar. 1 Tar. 2 Tar. 3 Total

Relay I

Steve Ware LV R.A.W. BM500 .177 247 9x 244 5x 241 2x 732 16x

Mike Aber LV R.A.W. BM500 .177 236 4x 246 11x 243 5x 725 20x

Bill Davis LV A.A. S400MPR .177 245 6x 235 2x 235 3x 715 11x

Ron Silveira HV Thomas BR .177 248 17x 250 19x 248 14x 746 50x

Tom Santos HV Feinwerkbau P70FT .177 247 12x 244 8x 243 5x 734 25x

Tony Farcello HV Feinwerkbau P70FT .177 240 7x 243 7x 240 7x 723 21x

Frank Kodl HV Thomas BR .177 232 4x 239 5x 241 5x 712 14x

Dick Strever Opn C.S. Sumo .177 246 12x 248 12x 241 3x 735 27x

Relay II

Mike Aber HV R.A.W. TM1000 .177 246 8x 245 7x 248 10x 739 25x

Ron Silveira Opn Thomas BR .177 250 12x 248 12x 248 13x 746 37x

Next rifle competition will be Outdoors September 27 beginning at 9:15 am.

Steve Ware, Match Director ]]>

Match 1 Results:

LV

1) Vipha Miller, 238-4x, 243-3x, 244-7x, = 725-14x. Thomas

2) Dennis Kunkel, 239-5x, 238-3x, 247-6x, = 724-14x, AA

3) Doug Miller, 241-8x, 238-10x, 244-8x, = 723-26x, Styer

HV results:

1) Bob Graybill, 249-14x, 246-8x, 241-9x, = 736-37x, Raw

2) Lou Fontana, 242-7x, 239-3x, 243-9x, = 724-21x, Thomas

US Open Result:

1) John Meyer, 228-3x, 222-1x, 226-3x, = 676-7x, USFT

Match 2 Results:

HV

1)Doug Miller, 245-7x, 247-12x, 249-12x, 741-36x, Thomas

2) Dennis Kunkel, 246-7x, 245-11x, 249-11x, 740-29x, Raw

3) Bob Graybill, 243-7x, 245-2x, 245-9x, = 737-18x, Raw

4) Vipha Miller, 244-10x, 246-12x, 246-15x, = 736-37x, Thomas

5) Lou Fontana, 246-8x, 243-7x, 246-9x, = 735-24x, Thomas

6) John Meyer, 220-3x, 229-5x, 225-4x, = 674-12x, USFT

Thanks again for your help, next match October 15th.

Regards,

Joe ]]>

Hope to see everyone Sat.,

Todd Banks ]]>

Sept 09, 2017 |
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Relay 1 |
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Name |
Gun |
Class |
1st-target |
2nd-target |
3ed-target |
Total |

Dick Strever | TBR .177 | LV | 248 13X | 248 11X | 249 14X | 745 38X |

Barbara-Rodriguez | RAW BM 500 .177 | LV | 249 8X | 246 4X | 249 12X | 744 24X |

Tony Farcello | Styre LG100 .177 | LV | 245 2X | 247 8X | 245 6X | 737 16X |

Steve Ware | RAW TM1000 | HV | 244 7X | 247 6X | 245 5X | 736 18X |

Relay 2 |
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Barbara-Rodriguez | RAW BM 500 .177 | LV | 246 7X | 244 7X | 248 10X | 738 24X |

Dick Strever | TBR .177 | HV | 249 17X | 249 10X | 249 13X | 747 40X |

Steve Ware | RAW TM1000 | HV | 247 8X | 249 11X | 247 6X | 743 25X |

Tony Farcello | FWB-P70 .177 | HV | 245 4X | DNF | DNF | 245 4X |

We were expecting bad smoke from all the fires nearby but got lucky and had an overcast cool morning getting cooler as we shot. The winds were mild and unexpected as usual, some of the flags pointed in opposite directions next to each other. Barbara shot very well for her 2nd time shooting light varmint. Tony had problems with his P70 and was unable to finish. Another fun shoot with friends from Grants Pass |

We had shooters from Florida, Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine in attendance, and I think most of the shooters enjoyed the experience of shooting the first fairly contested USARB Nationals. It was the first Nationals that each shooter shot every target from a different bench, and we pulled it off pretty well, if I do say so myself. 20 minutes to shoot, 20 minutes to move equipment and get set at the bench, and it went like clockwork. We shot 12 relays on Sat., starting at 8:15am and finishing by 4:30pm with an hour lunch break with protest period and awards for the LV match before starting the HV match.

All targets were scored by our very experienced Rimfire BR Match Director, Pete Roberson, with help from John French the first day and Marti Hicks, Ken’s wife, on days two and three. John was delivering his homemade chili to the range in the front trunk of his Can Am Spider motorcycle on Thursday morning when he hit a deer, destroying the front of the bike and spreading our chili for 150 yards down the road. He’s ok but sore, and his wife whipped up another batch for us that was a hit with everyone who tried it. A big THANKS!!! to all of them for their help!

I would also like to thank Rick Ingraham, who decided last week to buy an Omega Supercharger from Airguns of Arizona, and they were kind enough to pay the overnight shipping so we could have it in time for the Nationals. It worked great and saved us from having to rent tanks from the nearest dive shop, 30 miles from the range. My friend Ray Primeau was kind enough to stop by and cook lunch for us on Saturday. He’s not even a member of the club. Thanks Ray!!!

We gave away some great prizes by random drawing after the HV match on Saturday. John Eroh walked away with a brand new Sightron Siii 10-50x60 scope, complete with illuminated FT reticle, side wheel, eye cup and neoprene scope cover, total value well over $1500. Chas DiCapua scored a $400 Aztec Emerald 5.5-25X scope donated by AOA, who also send three sets of Sportsmatch scope rings and a scope level, as well as some other smaller prizes. Paul Bendix donated $100 that Chris Peet won. Chris decided to attend the match last Monday and drove from Texas, arriving at the range by mid day Wed!

Other prize donors were BKL, who sent 14 sets of rings, half of which we gave away at the NE Regional and half at this event, Predator International sent 2 sleeves of JSB 8.4gr pellets, and Pyramyd Air donated 10 tins of JSB Monsters. Thanks to all of our sponsors, and please consider them for future purchases!

I wish I had time to take pictures, hopefully some folks will post some of the ones they took. Here is a link to a video montage that Dan Carpenter put together for his Youtube channel- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NNyZrYc0QQ

Here are the complete results in the order the matches were shot

Open Class

1-Paul Bendix- (Sumo .22) 244-8X, 242-5X, 245-9X= 731-22X

2- Chris Sloan- (Thomas .177) 246-5X, 245-10X, 239-7X=730-22X

3- Todd Banks-(RAW TM-1000X, 18fpe) 236-7X, 243-4X, 243-6X= 722-17X

4- Rick Ingraham- (Sumo .22) 237-7X, 242-2X, 240-7X=719-16X

5- Chas DiCapua- (RAW .177) 237-10X, 239-3X, 243X-2X=719-15X

6- Chris Peet-(RAW .177) 237-5X, 238-9X, 243-6X=718-20X

7- Steve Brookhouse- (RAW TM-1000X) 243-10X, 232-5X, 243-4X =718-19X

8- Dave Shattuck- (RAW .22) 236-6X, 243-10X, 238-5X=717-21X

9- Gerry Beaudoin- (Thomas .177) 236-2X, 237-6X, 240-8X =713-16X

10- Frank Mendola- (Thomas .177) 231-3X, 240-9X, 242-4X = 713-16X

11- Mark Marini- (Thomas .177) 237-5X, 238-6X, 237-3X =712-14X

12- Howard Williams- (Steyr) 236-8X, 231-2X, 223-2X =690-12X

13- Ken Hicks- (RAW .177) 223-1X, 233-4X, 232-3X = 688-8X

14- Dan Carpenter (RAW .177) 227-6X, 214-2X, 237-3X = 678-11X

Light Varmint

1-Mark Marini- (Thomas) 248-11X, 246-9X, 246-8X =740-28X

2- Todd Banks- (RAW) 247-6X, 246-8X, 241-8X = 734-22X

3- Ken Hicks- (RAW) 245-3X, 241-6X, 247-6X =733-15X

4- Pete Wass- (EV-2) 241-4X, 246-9X, 237-4X =724-17X

5- Paul Bendix- (Thomas) 246-9X, 237-3X, 236-6X = 719-18X

6- Chris Sloan- (Thomas) 239-5X, 239-7X, 237-7X =715-19X

7- Nathan Thomas- (FWB 800?) 236-3X, 238-2X, 240-9X = 714-14X

8- Dave Shattuck- (Thomas) 237-2X, 235-6X, 239-8X = 711-16X

9- John Eroh (AA?) 238-5X, 235-4X, 238-4X = 711-13X

10- Steve Brookhouse (CZ200S) 231-4X, 240-3X, 236-3X = 707-10X

11- Roody Joseph (RAW) 237-7X, 237-4X, 229-3X = 703-14X

12- Chas DiCapua ( ?) 238-3X, 236-2X, 229-6X = 703- 11X

13- Brian Van Liew (Hammerli) 238-4X, 234-2X, 224- 3X = 696-9X

14- Frank Mendola (Thomas) 241-3X, 234-3X, 221-2X = 696-8X

15- Rick Ingraham (Dawson) 225-1X, 231-2X, 231-1X = 687-4X

Heavy Varmint

1-Paul Bendix- (Thomas) 248-11X, 245-12X, 246-14X = 739-37X

2-Ken Hicks- (RAW) 244-9X, 246-11X, 247-17X = 737-37X

3-Steve Brookhouse (RAW) 245-6X, 246-10X, 246-11X = 737-27X

4-Todd Banks (RAW) 243-7X, 245-8X, 247-5X = 735-20X

5-Chris Peet- (RAW) 244-7X, 245-11X, 244-15X = 733-33X

6-Chas DiCapua- (RAW) 239-10X, 243-10X, 249-14X = 731-34X

7-Mark Marini- (Thomas) 239-13X, 245-8X, 247-12X = 731-33X

8-Gerry Beaudoin-(Thomas) 241-10X, 244-9X, 243-6X = 728-25X

9-Frank Mendola - (Thomas) 246-7X, 242-10X, 240-7X = 728-24X

10-Chris Sloan- (Thomas) 243-11X, 242-8X, 240-5X = 725-24X

11-Rick Ingraham – (Rapid?) 244-5X, 239-7X, 234-2X = 717-14X

12-Brian Van Liew- (FX400FT) 236-5X, 238-2X, 242-6X = 716-13X

13-Bill Day- (Thomas) 240-10X, 236-6X, 235-5X = 711-21X

14-John Eroh- (AA) 240-3X, 234-7X, 232-5X = 706-15X

15-Dave Shattuck- (Thomas) 237-7X, 228-4X, 237-4X = 702-15X

16-Nathan Thomas- (FWB800) 232-5X, 234-5X, 235-3X = 701-13X

17-Howard Williams- (Steyr) 230-1X, 225-4X, 230-5X = 685- 10X

18-Roody Joseph- (Dawson) 225-4X, 237-3X, 221-2X = 683-9X

Springer (all shooters shot FWB300’s)

1-Chris Sloan- 233 -2X, 234-7X, 234-1X = 701-10X

2-Ken Hicks- 229-4X, 234-3X, 230-2X = 693-9X

3-Nathan Thomas- 238-5X, 224-3X, 230-6X = 692-14X

4-Bill Day- 226-3X, 228-1X, 233-2X = 687-6X

5-Pete Wass- 218-1X, 225-4X, 223-7X = 666-12X

Besides the official USARB classes, we also awarded trophies for the overall LV, HV, and Open agg. Here are the top five ( I was tired, didn't bother adding up the X's)

1-Todd Banks- 2191

2-Paul Bendix- 2189

3-Mark Marini- 2183

4-Chris Sloan- 2170

5-Steve Brookhouse- 2162 ]]>

.177 16g JSB at around 850-870fps or whatever the best fps would be in general for that pellet out of a LW Poly barrel. If a rifle could push them that fast.

.22 18g JSB at around 870-890fps.

.22 25g JSB at 785 fps (just under the 35fpe limit) Would this be to loopy of a trajectory?

What do you all think. Which would be most accurate/buck the wind best at 25m and 50m?

Thanks for any input.

Chas ]]>