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BCSA (Broome Co. Sportsmens Assoc.,Binghamton, NY) October 12th 2019 Match Results  


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October 12, 2019 18:41:23  

BCSA (Binghamton, NY) October 12th, 2019 Match Report

Our 6th and final Match of the 2019 Season is complete. The early weather forecast was calling for late day rain….excellent! Well……Not so fast! The day before the match, the forecast changed and called for an all day chance of showers! Ok, match still on, let’s roll the dice. It was overcast with a light wind and just a couple of sprinkles. The temps for the day started in the low 40’s and ended in the mid 50’s.

As like last month, my wife Pat and I randomly placed the targets the day before. After setting the course, I used a rangefinder to get the distances. Upon returning back home, I ran the numbers and had set a 38.20 average yard course with a difficulty of 38.2T….oooppps! When we arrived at the range on match day, I adjusted a couple of targets in order to bring the difficulty down a little.

We ended up with 16 competitors for the day. Sight-in started right around 8am and after an hour of that and all the chit-chat, it was off to the Field Target range to start the day’s festivities! Many of the competitors for the day were sighting in 2 rifles each………more on that later.

After a quick shooters meeting, it was game on! The stats for the 30 target, 60 shot match course ended up with a difficulty of 35.86T with an average yardage of 36.73 yards. There was 1 kneeling lane and 1 standing lane. Also, 13 of the 30 targets were beyond 40 yards. We had 3 cold lines. One was a false alarm, one was due to the key ring blocking the KZ and the other was a rat decided he didn’t like being up on the bank and started to work his way back down to level ground! Other than that, things went pretty smooth!

After the conclusion of the rifle match, Ray Apelles was surprised by a visit from his dad and sister, Hans and Rosalie! In fact we all were! They are missed on the lanes and it was GREAT seeing them! They were there to bring a Birthday cake to share with all of us to celebrate Ray’s Birthday! Yep……time to get all sugared up before the pistol match!!

After our cake break, it was pistol match time! Well………..4 people shot pistol. Sean McDaniel and Glenn Thomas opted for Hunter while Leo Gonzales and Tom Hall opted for Hands only. 11 of us shot un-magnified rifles! Yep, a look below at the equipment list will show that! For quite a while, I have wanted people to shoot the pistol match with their 10M rifles. When we put our match announcement out last month, I started prepping our competitors for what was to come. This month, I laid down the course of fire. There would be 20 targets ranging from 10 yards to 35 yards and all would have black face plates with yellow full size KZ’s. I pulled out 20 brand new targets consisting of both Remington and Air Venturi. All the targets were tested and were going down with 2 fpe. This was gonna be fun! The only rule was all sights used were to be un-magnified and everyone was encouraged to keep the energy at 7 fpe or less. The stats for the pistol/10M match using the pistol spreadsheet from AAFTA was 20 targets with a difficult of 23.19T. The average yardage was 19.65 yards. Not sure what kind of difficulty factor should be added for un-magnified sights, so it was probably a little more difficult than it shows! To add to the difficulty level, John Eroh, decided to shoot all the targets standing with his open-sighted rifle!

Some of the pistol targets

After the conclusion of the pistol/10M match, everyone jumped in and helped with teardown! Thank you all! In no time, all the targets were packed up and it was time to relax and chat about the day. I asked what everyone thought about the 10M match and if I should do it again…….it was pretty much a unanimous YES! The paint scheme will change and we’ll alternate between pistol 1 month and 10M the next. This will keep things fresh and add a little fun in the mix!

Thanks to everyone that came out in 2019! We thank you for your support and will see you in 2020!!!!


The Pictures from Saturday’s match can be seen here:


The Results:

Rifle Match - 60 shots


Brian VanLiew   Open - PCP   FX 400T   Nikko Diamond 10-50   AA 10.34   56   
John Eroh   WFTF - PCP   Thomas Carbine   Sighton SIII 10-50   AA 10.34   43   
Rick Bassett   WFTF - PCP   Air Arms EV2 MKIV   Leupold 18-40x   AA 8.44   34   
Kevin Kunkle   WFTF - PCP   Anschutz 9015   Sighton SIII 10-50   AA 8.44   28   
Leo Gonzales   WFTF - Piston   Walther LGU   Sighton SIII 10-50   JSB 8.4   52   
Ray Apelles   WFTF - Piston   FWB 300S - 640fps   Storey Custom 36   AA 8.44   27   
Diane Michetti   WFTF - Piston   Air Arms TX200 MkIII   Bushnell 8-32x40   AA 8.44   19   
Greg Shirhall   Hunter - PCP   Raw TM1000   Hawke Sidewinder FFP   AA 10.34   43   
Sean McDaniel   Hunter - PCP   Ataman M2S   Hawke ED 10-50x60   JSB 10.34   41   
Craig Evans   Hunter - PCP   Benjamin Marauder   Discovery 4-20x50   JSB 10.34   34   
Glenn Thomas   Hunter - PCP   Daystate Wolverine   Nikko Targetmaster   JSB 10.34   26   
Tom Hall   Hunter - PCP   1720T Pistol   UTG 4-12   AA 8.44   17   
Louis Hopewell   Hunter - PCP   Benjamin Marauder   Discovery 6-24   H&N Sniper Med   10   
Bill Campbell   Hunter - PCP   Benjamin Maximus   4x   CPH   5   
Vasyl Povroznyk   Hunter - Piston   Air Arms TX200 MkIII   Nikko Targetmaster 10-50   AA 8.44   35   
Eric Brewer   Hunter - Piston   Dianna D54   N/A   JSB 8.4   34   



Pistol/10M Match - 40 shots


Sean McDaniel   Hunter - Pistol   Crosman 1720T   Hawke 4-12   JSB 8.44   36   
Glenn Thomas   Hunter - Pistol   Crosman 1720T   UTG 4-12   AA 8.44   26   
Tom Hall   Hands Only Pistol   Crosman 1720T   UTG 4-12   AA 8.44   23   
Leo Gonzales   Hands Only Pistol   Hammerli AP20 Pro   Centerpoint Red Dot   JSB 8.44   19   
Brian VanLiew   10M Rifle   FWB 300 S   Open   JSB 8.44   32   
Ray Apelles   10M Rifle   Diana D75   Open   AA 8.44   30   
Greg Shirhall   10M Rifle   AA 200 TA   Open   AA 8.44   27   
Eric Brewer   10M Rifle   FWB 300   Open   JSB 7.87   25   
Rick Bassett   10M Rifle   Anschutz 8002   Open   CC Wadcutter   21   
Vasyl Povroznyk   10M Rifle   Crosman Frankenstein   Red Dot   CPL   19   
Kevin Kunkle   10M Rifle   Anschutz 2002   Open   AA 8.44   18   
Tom Hall   10M Rifle   Industry B-3   Open   AA 8.44   17   
Bill Campbell   10M Rifle   Stoeger 400E   Open   AA 8.44   10   
John Eroh   10M Rifle/Standing   Crosman Vantage   Open   AA 8.44   6   
Louis Hopewell   10M Rifle   Industry B-3   Open   AA 8.44   1   

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October 13, 2019 14:26:52  

Pat and Greg


Thanks for the match. Shout out to Leo for being my lane shooter. Great day for match and 10 meter rifle was a blast.



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October 14, 2019 12:14:33  

Greg & Pat,

I had fun shooting your match. A special thank you to Sean for bringing and presenting me the 2019 AAFTA WFTF Piston Grand Prix award. I did not believe I won until I got the plaque confirming it. Hope to see you and others at Ray's NY State Match.



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October 15, 2019 20:01:42  

Always a fun time. Thanks Greg and Pat.