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Wayne Burns
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May 10, 2020 21:02:10  

Oregon State 2020 Field Target Championship and AAFTA Grand Prix 7 -17- 19

 

The Oregon St 2020 FT Championships will be held under Covid 19 guidelines.  Attendance will be limited to 24 competitors.  Shooters meeting will have marked spots for competitors to stand.  Masks are recommended as a courtesy to other competitors, AND all competitors will be required to stay 6’ apart at all times.

Meals will still be provided, but will be hot, served from heated serving trays or crockpots.

Please bring your own beverages other than water, which we will supply.

Course of fire will be 17 lanes with 3 targets per lane.  One shot per target with 6 mins to setup, take your 3 shots and get off the shooting platform. The same course will be shot both days, but 40% of the targets will be moved or shot from a different distance.  The matches will start at 10am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday.

Two competitors per squad and the scoring competitor will have a chair at least 6’ behind the shooting squad member where they can see all the targets being scored.

The Pistol Match will be on Friday afternoon at 3pm.  It will be a 7 lane course with 3 targets per lane and two shots per target.

Sight In will be open from 7am to 2:30pm on Friday (and after the match Friday as well), and 7am to 9:45 Saturday and 8:45 on Sunday.  The indoor two person 25m zero range will be limited to one person at a time.  Please limit your time there to 20 mins if someone is waiting to use it.

Please send a check or use the new website to register.    https://airgunoregon.com/    Here is the registration page https://form.jotform.com/93217520999164   If you want to send a check or paypal as a friend instead, paypal to wayne.burns@naturalyards.com

Camping onsite is available to the first 8 registered guests.  See the website for nearby camping or motels.

 

 Match Fees are $75 for both days of Rifle, and $35 for the Pistol match.  The camping and meals package is another $50 if you want to have breakfast and BBQ dinners while camping onsite.

Make checks payable to Wayne Burns/Oregon St FT 2020

Send to:   PO box 3180, Ashland, Or.  97520

First 24 competitors to confirm with payment will be the contestants.

Email me for more info wayne@airgunoregon.com

 

I’ll try to let you know how many spots are left as we progress.

Blessings,

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

2020 Oregon St. Field Target Championship & AAFTA Grand Prix


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Uglyjohn
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May 10, 2020 21:28:35  

Good going Wayne!  Finally some good news on the FT front.         Uj


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Wayne Burns
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June 7, 2020 19:56:15  

Everything is a go for the Oregon St Championships/ AAFTA GP.  I've ordered the free tee shirts for registered guests.

 

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This is planned to be a "Worlds" warm up type match, although all AAFTA classes will be competing and are encouraged as well.  Again, the course of fire will be one shot per target each day on 17 lanes with 3 targets per lane.

 

Please let me know if you are considering coming, even if you are not sure.  On site camping spots are limited so if you want one let me know soon.

 

Blessings,

 

Wayne

 


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phepler
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Thanks for the opporutnity to design the tee!

-DeadEye

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Wayne Burns
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Posted by: @deadeye

Thanks for the opporutnity to design the tee!

-DeadEye

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You are totally welcome Philip!.

You did great work on our new website logo too!  And the Tees and signs for the upcoming Nationals.   Five star work... Thanks!

 

Wayne


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June 17, 2020 20:06:24  

Rifle entry is in ..... CYA in July

 

Scott S


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Wayne Burns
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June 18, 2020 11:24:54  

Current List of competitors I'm keeping

On site Camping spots are all full up now.  But our website has a list of local nearby motels

https://airgunoregon.com/links-resources/

camping links:

https://goo.gl/maps/7QaPjpubASUZzrev6

https://goo.gl/maps/SyngzqFvPgqryZvS9

 

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If I got anything wrong or missed someone or someone is not coming for sure...  or if it's blank in places like equipment or class, then feel free to help get the list accurate.

 

Blessings,

Wayne


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Motorhead
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June 18, 2020 11:44:12  

If it matters ?  Wrong gun .... Will be shooting the JSAR FTS


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Irish01
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June 22, 2020 00:11:40  

@wayne-burns

Hey Wayne this is Pat from Vegas I won’t know for another week and a half but I plan to make it if I fly in can you or Randy pick me up at the Medford airport


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Motorhead
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June 22, 2020 01:22:14  

Pat,

Do you need Waynes direct e-mail contact info ?


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Wayne Burns
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June 22, 2020 09:52:56  

@irish01

 

Hi Pat, It was great to shoot with you at Battle Mt.

Yes, one of us can pick you at the Medford International Airport.  I'm really glad you might be able to make it!  Send me an email when you know a time, so we can plan to be there for you.

 

wayne@airgunoregon.com

 

Hey, ALL, I'll be updating the competitors list later this week, so get me the info if possibly can.

 

Wayne


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Wayne Burns
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July 6, 2020 21:55:08  

Current roster

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Wayne Burns
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July 11, 2020 19:37:15  

Latest weather report

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/or/ashland/KORASHLA79

 

Everything is coming along great.  My crew is totally "getting er done" while I'm building a new deck on the lower part of the pistol course... which can double as a place to spread out while eating or chilling by the creek in the shade.

Wayne


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Motorhead
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July 15, 2020 20:18:08  

So WAYNE .... Do have  GP status 15+ ?

 

FYI on named list ... NO too

Darren T

Jon Brooks

 

How is the PISTOL entries ?


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Wayne Burns
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July 16, 2020 10:11:00  

@motorhead

 

Here is the latest list as best I can figure from what folks have told me... looks like we'll have the min 15 pretty much for sure unless most of the "Maybes" bail out..

I do have a couple other locals that plan on attending for their first FT match ever..  we should make the 15 min.

Should have enough pistol competitors as well..

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Knobs
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July 16, 2020 19:16:29  

@wayne-burns Did you get my check & registration?

Knobs


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Wayne Burns
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July 16, 2020 22:44:37  

@knobs

 

No, not as yet..

Wayne


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Wayne Burns
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July 16, 2020 22:46:04  

@knobs

Are  you coming to Oregon St Championships?  or the Nats .. or both?

 

Wayne


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Knobs
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July 17, 2020 02:37:28  

Sorry Wayne, I paid for the NATS by CC, not by check. Do you have record of that?

 

Thanks

 

___KNOBS


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Wayne Burns
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July 17, 2020 09:50:35  

Yes, Knobs,  I do have you in the Nationals file as paid with credit card.

 

sorry for the confusion, stay well!

 

Wayne


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Jacob W Sumner
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July 18, 2020 09:59:16  

Here are some photos of the pistol match. 

 2020 Oregon State Pistol

https://www.facebook.com/AirgunOregon/posts/157324772536201


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Jacob W Sumner
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July 19, 2020 11:09:16  

Oregon State rifle day one photos. Had to leave before score card was put up do to a migraine will update asap.

 

Day one photos

https://www.facebook.com/AirgunOregon/posts/157576985844313


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Jacob W Sumner
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July 19, 2020 19:16:14  

I will post the rest of the pictures either tonight, or in the morning.

 

Final results Oregon State 2020

https://www.facebook.com/AirgunOregon/photos/a.108589830743029/157697819165563/


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Motorhead
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July 20, 2020 11:05:41  

Well that was very nice weekend among friends .... Bit on the hot side while out in the full sun but otherwise summer on the west coast as is typical.

Light winds kept it interesting where you had to pay attention as they were swirling / switching constantly. 

The ASHLAND crew sure had put in the effort to clean up the property where this event was held ( Oak Haven ) while also adding much larger and improved shooting platforms along with different lanes from years past.

 

Great job and a very nice event that sadly MANY of our normal participants missed out on, or choose not to attend for obvious health reasons.

 

Scott S


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Uglyjohn
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July 20, 2020 14:23:12  

Nice report Jacob!  Made even better by your including the great pictures.         Uj


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Raymond Hawkins
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July 20, 2020 17:51:42  

Glad to see some shooting. Great report on a great match. Loved the large pictures and the looks of the course. Congratulations to all winners. The scores were very close with many high level shooters participating. How about Laren Parson of team USA.

   


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Jacob W Sumner
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July 21, 2020 03:13:59  

Oregon State was a success and I really enjoyed seeing everyone again.

 

Oregon State day three photos with awards

https://www.facebook.com/AirgunOregon/posts/158022235799788


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Wayne Burns
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July 26, 2020 14:53:50  

Match Report 2020 Oregon St FT Championships & AAFTA GP

The weather was a little hot, especially in the sun, but in the shade with the gentle breeze, it was really pleasant. The months and weeks before, while we were clearing the course and building the shooting decks, we had the Pacific winds coming from the NW, with highs in the mid 8o’s.  Only a few days before the match did it switch to hot dry air from the SE. deserts.

Friday’s Pistol match had to deal with the most wind, but it was only 6-10 mph.  The course follows along a creek that gently bends about 90 degrees eventually, so the winds in the small canyon can be very tricky as you shoot thru the course. .. Even with a 2-3 mph wind like we had starting 9:00am on Sunday morning. 

The farthest traveling competitors came from Arizona, Lauren Parson of AOA, was joined by Pat Callihan from nearby Las Vegas.  Larry Durham and Jim Ziegler made the long drive up from the San Diego CA area.  Vince Pacheco and John Knapp, and Scott Hull and family drove up from Morro Bay.  Sac Valley was represented by Scott Schneider, Jim Cyran, Al Padilla, Cameron Kerndt and Chris Merritt.  Local competitors were Randy Ebersole, Chris Lovitt, myself, and we welcomed back Mark Gravelle, who dusted off his 5fpe Diana 75 10 meter rig to shoot the course with.

The Pistol match had 8 competitors with two in the Unlimited Class and 6 in Hunter Pistol.  The course of fire was 8 lanes with mostly 3 targets per lane and two shots per target for a 42 shot course and all lanes were shot from the new deck along the creek I had just finished up a few days earlier.

Some of the best pistol shooters in the country were present, so it was expected to be a close match.   As in a lot of matches, the standing lane became the deciding factor, with Cameron going clean and everyone close to him only getting two for six. Cameron ended up missing two sitting shots for overall high of 40/42 and easily winning Unlimited Pistol.  Scott Hull made every sitting shot, but was one of those 2/6 offhand, which made him second overall with a 38/42, but first in the Hunter Pistol class. Scott Schneider lost 2 points shooting out of order or he would have tied Scott hull, there was a tie one point behind Scott Hulls 38 with John Knapp and Randy Ebersole each at 37, so Scott S just missed the podium with a 36/42.

I was making some last minute target and string adjustments on the new course Saturday morning, so we started a little late around 11:15.  I wanted to wait until the wind got going too, since a lot of good shooters were attending.  A match director can only do this on Saturday.  Sunday, we got started at 9:15 and we were done by 11:30, so folks could make their flights out on time or get driving on their 6-13 hr journeys home.

The course we carved from the berries and willows that were smothering the creek, ended up with 18 lanes, each with 3 targets that we shot one time for 54 shots on Saturday.  Sunday we removed two lanes and had 48 shots for 102 total shots over both days.  Those of you who travel to the worlds know the difficulty of one shot per target compared to the normal two shots on two targets at most AAFTA courses.  This 33.7 troyer course is three targets per lane and 18 lanes instead of two targets on 25 lanes like a world’s course.  The 18 rifle and 8 pistol lanes were all we really could fit in the space along the creek.  It’s a compromise of sorts, you still range and address a lot more targets, no second shots, but not quite as tough as a real worlds course and each shooting station has a level cedar deck to shoot from and it’s a short walk with about 10 or 12’ between lanes. 

27 targets were 40 yards or more.  The average kill zone was 1.2” and the average yardage was 35.  Difficulty was 33.7 troyer.  The hardest single target was 41.3T, the easiest was 20.8T.  Each day we had 3 kneeling and 3 standing shots.

Saturday’s late start with a little more wind didn’t bother Lauren Parson in WFTF PCP and her custom Daystate “Lauren Parsons Special edition” rifle.  You can buy one, there aren’t a lot of them.. Call AOA, but don’t ask the priceJ  Lauren smiles and says “it’s all the rifle, you should buy one”, but I say she’s a really good world class shooter and the rifle helps a lot too.  She missed only three shots on Saturday for 51/54.  She was miles ahead of me with a 42/54 and Randy with 40/54. 

Meanwhile in Hunter PCP, Scott Hull shot a 49/51, with Scott Schneider at 46/54, Jim Cyran at 45, Chris Lovitt 44, John Knapp 43, LD and Al Padilla a 40, and Jim Ziegler a 27.

Vince Pacheco led the Open Class with a 46/54, Chris Merritt a 43 and Pat Callihan 36.

Piston Class of two, was led by Cameron Kerndt with a 35/54 and Mark Gravelle and his 5fpe Diana shot a 23.

Sundays’ early start had very little wind at the start.  I paired closest by class as normal, so in WFTF PCP, I got paired with Lauren.  She is so nice, and a great shooting partner.  There was no way to make up 9 points, but I was hoping to stay close to her on the day two score, and unfortunately, I’m proud to say we were tied on day two score for a few lanesJ She missed 3 for a 45/48 and I was only two back with a 43/48.  So I was “only” 11 behind for both daysJ Lauren ended up with a 96/102 for high overall too.  Randy E, broken and beaten from months of course clearing and setting, shot a 79/102 for 3rd.

Day two in Hunter PCP Scott H and Scott S tied with 43/48, Jim C was at 42, Al P at 42, Chris L at 41, so Scott Hull held on for first in Hunter PCP with a 92/102, Scott Schneider 2nd with 89/102 and Jim Cyran 3rd at 87/102, Chris Lovitt also worked hard on setting the course and just missed the podium with an 85/102.

Open class was tightly contested also with Chris Merritt and Vince Pacheco.  Chris made up 3 points on day two to tie at 82/102, Vince graciously took 2nd without a shoot off and Pat Callihan got 3rd with 73/102.

There really wasn’t a Piston class but it still counts for the Grand Prix scores, so Cameron Kerndt shot a 71/102 in WFTF 12fpe Piston.

The match went really smoothly on Sunday and we finished earlier than expected, so Lauren and Pat could stay for awards and a bite to eat and still make their flights.  So I set up the awards on a table by itself and called out the awards for competitors to come up one at a time and stand for a picture.

Then we ate some hot pizza, some drank a few brews, while sitting 6’ apart outside in the shade for a while discussing the match before all departed home.

I thank my crew Randy, Chris L, my sister Laurie and wife Christine for the food and Jacob & Casey for the photos, and all you competitors so much for traveling so far to attend.  Hopefully next year we’ll be able to shake hands and hug like normal.

Here is the scoreboard:

2020 Oregon State Field Target Championships

  

Scores   /102

Competitor

Class

Air Rifle

Scope

Pellet speed

96

Lauren Parsons

WFTF PCP

Daystate Red Wolf LPR

Kahles k 10-50x60

AA 10.34  @  715

85

Wayne Burns

WFTF PCP

USFT  #1

Falcon X50 10-50x60

JSB 8.4 @ 795

79

Randy Ebersole

WFTF PCP

Air Arms 400FT

Falcon X50 10-50x60

JSB 8.4 @ 760

71

Cameron Kerndt

PISTON WFTF

TX 200 HC

Falcon X50 10-50x60

JSB 7.87 @ 812

42

Mark Gravelle

PISTON WFTF

Diana 75

UTG 4-16x50

AA 7.34 @640

82

Chris Merritt

Open PCP

USFT #27

Nikko 10-50x60

AA 10.34 @ 890

82

Vicente Pacheco

Open PCP

Styer LG 110

Sightron 10-50x60

JSB 10.34@ 860

73

Pat Callahan

Open PCP

USFT

Nikko 10-50x60

AA 10.34  @  930

92

Scott Hull

Hunter PCP

Diana Skyhawk

Athlon Helos 6-24x50

AA 10.34 @ 930

89

Scott Schneider

Hunter PCP

JSR FTS Custom

Hawke 6-24x56

jsb 13.7 @800

87

Jim Cyran

Hunter PCP

Styer LG 100

S&B 5-25-x56

jsb 13.7 @795

85

Chris Lovitt

Hunter PCP

TM 1000 custom

10 50 x 60 Sightron

AA 10.34 @ 900

82

Al Padilla

Hunter PCP

Air Arms S500

Aeon 6-24-x50

JSB 10.34 @ 850

76

John Knapp

Hunter PCP

Raw TM 1000

Hawke 8-32x56

JSB 10.34@880

75

Larry Durham

Hunter PCP

USFT # 3 custom

S&B  10-60x60

AA 10.34 @ 900

51

Jim Ziegler

Hunter PCP

USFT Hunter

BSA 10-50x60

CPH 10.5 @ 850

      

Pistol

     

Scores   /42

Competitor

Class

Air Pistol

Scope

Pellet speed

40

Cameron Kerndt

Unlimited

Beeman QB 79

Hawke 3-12x44

JSB 10.34 @ 715

34

Lauren Parsons

Unlimited

Beeman QB 79

Hawke 3-12x44

JSB 10.34 @ 715

      

38

Scott Hull

Hunter

Benjamin Marauder

UTG 3-12x44

AA 10.34 @ 720

37

John Knapp

Hunter

Crosman 1720T

Hawke 3-12x50

JSB 10.34 @ 715

37

Randy Ebersole

Hunter

USFT Pistol # 2

UTG 3-12x44

AA 10.34 @ 720

36

Scott Schneider

Hunter

BSA Scorpion Custom

Hawke 4-12x50

JSB 10.34 @ 720

35

Wayne Burns

Hunter

USFT Pistol # 1

UTG 3-12x44

JSB 8.44 @ 790

24

Vicente Pacheco

Hunter

M-Rod Custom

Hawke 3-12x50

JSB 10.34 @ 680

 

Respectfully reported,

Wayne Burns

Match Director

2020 Oregon State Field Target Championships & AAFTA Grand Prix


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