Next Arlington Sportsman's Club FT Match is June 27, 2020
Good morning everyone,
After a long break, ASC is going to restart our FT matches on Saturday June 27, 2020 (the 4th Saturday of the month as usual). This match will be between 50-60 shots using 2 targets per lane. The start time will be 9:00am to get us out of there before it gets too hot. The only reason I will cancel the match is if it is raining (drizzle doesn’t count). Look for an email one day before with final notification.
We will have some different procedures to follow 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 will have a box of rubber gloves for you to wear if you choose for handling the reset strings. I will try to come up with a bottle of hand sanitizer.
- 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.
- No water will be provided, bring your own.
Gates will open at 7:30 for sight in and sign up.
Safety meeting at 8:45. Rifle match to start at 9:00.
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.
The chiggers are out, so bring bug spray or you may be sorry.
ASC Members $5, non-Members $10
Arlington Sportsman’s Club is located at: 11500 County Road 525, Mansfield, TX 76063(Also called Lillian Road)
FT Match Director
Put me in coach! I’m ready!
For all FT shooters that would like to attend the next FT match at Arlington Sportsman's Club on Saturday June 27, please drop me an email or text or phone call to let me know you are coming so that I have a count for the match. The number of shooters will determine how many lanes I set out to assist social distancing, but no matter what, this will be a 56 shot match.
See you on the 27th!
jeff DASH cloud AT utexas DOT edu
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FT Match Report Arlington Sportsman’s Club 06/27/2020
We held our first Field Target match at the Arlington Sportsman’s Club (ASC) in Mansfield Texas in 4 months, and it was well attended but HOT. 13 shooters showed up for this match and followed COVID-19 guidelines and social distanced over our spread out 14 lanes in our wooded course. As is typical in Texas in June, were blessed with hot weather that was mostly sunny and also some wind to challenge our shooting skills. The match this month was 56 shots with 2 targets per lane including an offhand and kneeling lane. The average Troyer was 29.2, SD 6.61, Avg Dist 31.4 yds, and Avg KZ 1.15”. I once again placed a target inside of a large rain barrel laid on its side and covered the back end of the open barrel with a cloth, so that the target was very dark. Most shooters were able to find the KZ and knock it down twice, so I guess I’m going to have to find a more devious setup for this target. Great job everyone!
Thanks once again to Terry Vanpool who painted all the targets, and to everyone who joined us at the match, helped run the strings in the morning, and finally helped take down the course afterwards. Your help is really appreciated since it usually takes about 4 hours to get the match all setup for Saturday.
At the end of the match, we turned in our score cards, and social distanced around the picnic tables in the shade while I tallied the scores. My good friend David Alsup, whom we haven’t seen in quite a while scored the match high score 50/56. Ron Robinson, whom we haven’t seen since last June came out strong and was first in Hunter PCP with a score of 49/56. Faisal Khan finished 2nd in Hunter PCP with 47/56, and Jim Leggett was 3rd with 37/56. Jim Clarke bested Eric Pianori for first in Hunter Piston with identical 40/56 scores based on Jim’s better performance on the offhand and kneeling lanes, and club member Chris Simmons was 3rd shooting his Whiscombe JW60 with a respectable 27/56. We had 2 WFTF Piston class shooters where I ended up 1st with 38/56 and Jentry Powell finished 2nd with 37/56 in his first ever WFTF Piston match. Jentry has been shooting a HW97K .22 very well in Hunter Piston for a while, and decided to make the jump to WFTF recently. David Alsup was 1st in Open PCP with 50/56 and Cliff Montgomery was 2nd with 36/56. View the full list of all competitors’ scores and equipment below.
One last bit of news. Jim Leggett dropped a few of his Marauder magazines on the course somewhere, so if anyone found them, please let me know and I’ll get them back to Jim.
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 July (24th).
See you at the next match,
Field Target Match Director
Arlington Sportsman’s Club