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This month we had our share of excitement.  First we had targets that wouldn't run (something about a humid day, or maybe it was sun spots??).  At any rate we managed to finish with 3 of the 5 operational.  Still made for a quick competition (relatively speaking), and no one needed to pull targets.

In the F-Class arena, two 200-19X strings were posted.  John Roethlisberger, and Robert Lorenz were able to nail the nineteen "X" clean.  For John it was just a part of a "hall of fame" day by posting a 600-45X.  I do not even remember an F-Open shooting posting a 600 at Midland previously (if there was one, contact me, and I will retract this).

It is notable that John Pierce finally sold John Roethlisberger the rifle that he had been using.  So, John can beat John using his own rifle, instead of using John's rifle to beat John.  Who's on first?

In the Any Rifle Land, Peter Church and Jake Bondy both nailed a 599-34X.  In reviewing the rules for breaking ties, this one appears to be settled with rule: 15.4(c)4, the value of the shots in inverse order.  With this Peter wins with a X on his third to last shot, vice Jake's 10.

SMRP Match 3

For those of you attending Mid-Range Prone, or Long-Range at Camp Perry, best of luck.  For those going to Canada for the F-Class or Fullbore Championships, best of luck, too!

Our next match is the Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship on September 3, 2016 (Day after MSU opens against Furman - who the hell is Furman?).  Program for the match is available here.

Dan Altman, one of our members, made the cut-off for the 2016 United States Dewar Team during the iron sight phase of the 2016 U.S. National Smallbore Rifle Prone Championship.

Dan, shown below firing the match, was coached by another SEMNO Member, Ken Potter.

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Dan Altman (on left) firing the Dewar Team Match against Great Britain. Ken Potter (on right) is coaching.

Well, the day was absolutely glorious.  Still, and in the high 60's and low 70's.  We had ten shooters, five each of F-TR and Any Rifle.

Turned on the targets and they all worked.  Moreover, they worked all day.  No problems.  We squadded short people on target one, so we were getting good RF propagation for the WIFI.  So things worked really well.

In the Any Rifle arena, Paul Larson nailed a 599-34X.  That's a heck of a score for any sling shooter.  Given Paul is completing his first round of Chemo for cancer, it is almost unbelievable.

Paul was being chased by Jake Bondy, who posted a 596-27X.  Additionally, look at the second two scores posted by Mike Quillinan, a 197-9X, and a 198-12X firing a scoped service rifle.  He used the first stage to get zeroes.

Over in F-TR land, Tom Majewski posted a 593-25X to best the field.  Ray Gross was chasing him with a 589-23X.

The next match is on July 16, 2016 and will be a 3x600, and the July match of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone League.

2016 Independence Day Challenge - Results