On a chilly, partially sunny morning the 2017 Halloween BSA Charity Match was conducted. We had nine (9) shooters, and five members of Venture Crew 7772 from Midland in attendance.
The high score for the day, and high sling shooter (Any Rifle) was Mike Quillinan with a 596-29X. The high F-TR shooter was Doug Boyer with a 596-25X. High F-Open was a 595-28X.
In total $430 was raised for the Crew, with the majority a donation from Solomon Diving.
Venture Crew 7772 Member accepting donation checks from Bret Solomon, Solomon Diving
A Venture Crew Member firing Doug Boyer's F-TR Rifle after the match completed.
The Final Results:
2017 Halloween BSA Charity Match Results
We have one more scheduled match outdoors at Midland for 2017. That is the Annual Foul Weather Match scheduled for November 25, 2017. That will be a 2x600, and will start at 10:00 AM (vice the usual 9:00 AM). The program can be reviewed here.
Well, notwithstanding looking like we would drown in the heavy rain fall, three intrepid shooters showed up. Whether they were just looking for an excuse to get out of the house, I won't comment. However, we checked the app "Dark Sky" and it told us we had an hour of no rain fall. So we put up two targets and shot.
Starting about at 9:30 AM, we finished at about 10:45. All three of us had fired our sixty shots (in some cases more). Importantly, until the last ten minutes it hadn't rained. When it started to rain it was only a slow drizzle. Just enough to make you damp.
At any rate we had two F-Open shooters, and one Sling. The high score for the day was an F-Open shooter, Terry Scurlock with a 591-22X.
I don't know if it was the fact that we had dodged the weather, or if people just wanted to shoot, but everyone left the range smiling. I guess that made it worth it.
2017 SMRP - Match 6
Please note the next match at Midland is the Halloween BSA Charity Match. It will be held on October 28, 2017. It is a 3x600, and scoring will be provided by the Midland Explorer Crew. The program is available here.