ASC FT Match Saturday January 23 in Mansfield TX + Match Report
Good morning everyone,
As per our recent FT matches, we will follow COVID guidelines for this match, so please adhere to these if you wish to participate:
· Follow social distancing guidelines from Tarrant County and the State of Texas before, during and after shooting.
· We prefer that you wear a mask while at the range, if not for your protection then to protect others.
· I have a bottle of hand sanitizer, but please bring your own just in case.
· We will have one shooter per lane unless more than 15 show up, and then we will have 2 shooters per lane. You will be on your honor to record your scores appropriately if shooting solo. Maintain distance while shooting and scoring.
Gates will open at 7:30 for sight in and sign up.
Safety meeting at 9:45. Rifle match to start at 10:00am.
All rifles must be in a case or rifle carrier when moving between lanes.
Please note that it is a club rule that all shooters wear appropriate EYE protection. We don't have extras so remember to bring your own.
ASC Members $5, non-Members $10
Arlington Sportsman’s Club is located at: 11500 County Road525, Mansfield, TX 76063 (Also called Lillian Road)
Thanks very much and look forward to shooting with you,
FT Match Report Arlington Sportsman’s Club 01/23/2021
Welcome to our first match for 2021! As it turns out, this is the first match in over a month for North Texas due to cancelations for holidays and the weather. I could tell many folks were itching to shoot, because we had 13 shooters today from as far away as Tulsa and Boerne, even though the forecast was for cold and drizzly weather. Everyone was thankful that the weather didn’t turn out as bad as had been predicted. This match used 10 of the 15 lanes in our wooded 3D archery course with 3 targets per lane including the offhand and kneeling lanes. The average Troyer was 29.4, SD 4.97, Avg Dist 28.0 yds, and Avg KZ 1.03” again. Once again, Terry, Scott and I placed many targets in locations that required the shooter to fire through and between trees, under and through dark branches and barrels, and also required them to relocate their seating position to shoot at all 3 targets on a lane. The two standing shots at 11 and 15 yards on targets with 5/8” KZ’s elicited lots of comments from shooters. On this same lane, shooters had to shoot the 1st target through a crook in a tree, then move to the right and shoot the 2nd and 3rdtargets through and over some ground cover.
At the end of the match, I finished with the match high score of 57/60 in WFTF PCP again. Ron Robinson finished 1st in Hunter PCP with a 52/60, besting Terry Vanpool with a 47/60 and Dave Cole from Tulsa with a 45/60. Mark Welker, also from Tulsa, finished 1st in Hunter Piston with a 45/60 and Eric Pianori finished 2nd with a clse 42/60. View the full list of all competitors’ scores and equipment below.
Once again, for all of you that couldn’t make it out this time, I want you to know that we maintain social distancing while shooting and take other precautions to keep everyone safe. If there is anything missing or something that could be improved for an upcoming match, please let me know. I’d like to invite any of you reading this out to shoot and try field target even if you don’t own an air rifle, because we have some to loan you to shoot with. Just let me know ahead of time and we can plan for you to shoot with someone experienced. We’d love to have you join us. We will have our next match the 4th Saturday in February (27th).
See you at the next match,
Field Target Match Director
Arlington Sportsman’s Club
Jeff, Excellent report and some great photos. I appreciate the work you do to make the match report happen. One day I will eventually work my way West to shoot some FT with you guys.
Very nice report and pictures. Nice to see another club running matches somewhat like the way we do. Really appreciate the pictures of the shooting lanes.