Sacramento Valley Field Target Match Saturday, May 1st, Davis CA + Match Report
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Sacramento Valley Shooting Center Yolo Sportsman's Association
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Sat Sep 25, 2021 No Oct Match Nationals in Morro Bay
Sat Nov 27, 2021
Sacramento Valley Field Target Match Sunday April 25th
Come on out and join us for our April match at the Yolo Sportsman's Association, Davis, CA (right next to the Yolo Airport). We will set up a fun course and give you a chance to get out of the house and enjoy being outdoors among friends.
The weather is looking iffy at the moment, with a chance of rain for Sunday, but things will change by the weekend. If the status of the match changes I will let you know.
Location & directions:
Yolo Sportsman's Association, Davis, CA - http://yolosportsmanassociation.com (Click on the Contacts tab, the directions are at the bottom of page)
Turn left on the lane just in front of the announcement sign stay to the left and and proceed about 75 yards to the "specialty/cowboy range where we have our own gated parking lot.
.177 or .22 caliber air rifle shooting at 20 foot lbs of energy or less. Almost all spring powered or piston air rifles qualify. Most .177 PCP rifles and most .22 PCP air rifles shooting 750 fps of less qualify.
We will be shooting a field target match using knock down targets at ranges from 10 to 55 yards with bulls eyes from 0.5 to 2.0 inches.
Gates Open ................ 8:00 am
Course set up...............8:00 am
Regstn and sight in .......8:30 am
Match start:.................9:15am (approx)
Match fees will be $20 per person
Light lunch and beverages will be provided
Questions? Contact me at jimcyran "at" pacbell "dot" net
APRIL and part of MARCH w/o any rain ... WE NEED IT !!!!!
Pains Jim and myself to cancel a match, but cold, windy and raining WHO really is going to show up ?
CYA all a week from this saturday at the Kerndt ranch
Here's a screenshot of the property setup.
Address is at the top! Drive past the house and go to the driveway up to my barn.
I'd prefer for shooters to park in the red parking area, the fields are dry and perfect for parking in. This will keep the shady area available for us to hang out during the match and after for lunch.
Orange line is the firing line.
Blue is the target area.
I'll have some picnic tables, and regular tables up for everyone's use.
Sac Valley what a class act. The venue, targets, food- fantastic. Couldn't have been a better group of people gathered as well.
With our date cancellation of April 24th ( Weather related ) we had a makeup date of Saturday May 1st.
Thanks to our long standing member Cameron K, he graciously offered his personal ranch property for use to converge upon ... and Converge they did !!! 22 strong showed up under sunny skies tho a tad breezy.
This brings up an often debated term .... BREEZY or WINDY Personally feel breezy due to the wind by in large relatively consistent. It quartered the course right to Left the entire match with only slight directional shifts or intensity. most in attendance would likely state WINDY !!! being very very few shots could be taken straight on !! Yup some wind doping was required by ALL !!! even the 20 fpe classes and those shooting heavier pellets did not get such a break.
With a bunch of help the "Crew" got a 60 shot match established ... 15 lanes x 2 targets per x 2 shots at each. We had a couple in close 10 yarders that for some sitting a tad forward in the box came up a tad short of that. You realize it ? you back up a foot or 2 or fudge your dope and aim a bit higher
Weather was t-shirt comfortable being upper 70's low 80's .. just darn nice. The "crew" shot for @ 45 min while we waited for any stragglers. @ 9:35 we have a quick and matter of fact Shooters meeting, get all the practice paper / quad targets off the course and we're off and shooting the "MATCH"
Results by Class / Shooter / Score XX/60
Cameron K ( Our Host ) 47
Jesse A 13
Riz M 47
Alex J 44
Dana W 38
Tak A 28
Scott S 52
John B 50
Jim C 46
Fred B 42
Marty G 39
Conrad R 37
Tom S 29
Jim M 29
Kevin H 25
Larry G 23
Andrew S 14
Above is 21 shooters, so we had one card not turned in.
Our Co match director Jim C had LUNCH goodies with Beverage + cookies and a fruit tray for the crew to get some lunch. Afterwards those still present helped to pick it all back up and get it back into the tubs and boxes for next months beating !! Yes the targets took quite a brusing this month and like we do every month is get out the paint and get em pretty again !!
THANK YOU to all that came out, Helped set up and tear down. Great Sportsmanship all around the entire match and not a single issue other than IIRC a target reset too hard coming off the block ... Most EXCELLENT !!!
See You all and perhaps some MORE in 3 weeks when we will officially have the MAY match in IONE on Saturday the 23rd.
Scott S & Jim C
SVFTC Match Directors