BCSA (Broome Co. Sportsmens Assoc.,Binghamton, NY) June 8th Match Results
BCSA (Binghamton, NY) June 8th, 2019 Match Report
Our 2nd match of the 2019 season at BCSA (Broome County Sportsmens Assoc. - Binghamton, NY) is complete! We had an excellent weekend weatherwise. This is actually the first time since September 2018 where we’ve had 3 consecutive days with no precipitation in the forecast! Brights skies were plenty………but there were plenty of dark lanes that gave the participants for the day fits of disgust! Temperatures started in the upper 50’s and rose to near 80. The wind went from calm to mild to gusts near 20 mph then back down again…………this also left quite a few people scratching their heads!
My wife Pat and I went to the range to set-up Friday around noon. With all the wet weather we’ve had, cleanup and prep work took a bit longer than usual, but we got it done.
Match day, we arrived, pulled strings, set-up the sight-in range and Game On! The competitors for the day started to arrive shortly before 8am. Bill Day was among the first to arrive after the long trek from the State of Maine. While people were sighting in, Pat and Janet Manktelow handled all the clerical stuff and kept everyone in line. Also, Mike Norris brought along a bag full of hats that were embroidered with a Field Target logo for sale. The ladies handled the sales of those too. Thanks!
After our sight-in period, we made our way over to the Field Target range to start the match festivities! Among the competitors for the day, we had a new addition to our range…Tom Hall. Tom made the drive up from downstate NY and shot both the rifle match and the pistol match hunter style using his Crosman 1720T with a Leapers 2-7 power scope!
The layout for the match had 15 of the 30 targets beyond 40 yards (7 of which were beyond 50 yards) with 1 standing and 1 kneeling lane for a difficulty of 35.38T. The tricky little wind definitely caused quite a few misses! Even though the wind was mainly light, the times that it picked up definitely made things interesting. On lane 10 for example, your wind flag could be blowing dead left yet the tall grass near the target would be showing it was blowing dead right! Who knows what was going on between the 2 points!
A couple of the guys were testing out and getting the hang of their newer acquisitions. Jerry LaRocca was trying a different barrel on his Anschutz 9015, Paul Manktelow was giving his $20 FX Crown a run in Hunter PCP, Brian VanLiew was using his recently acquired TM1000 in WFTF PCP, Sean McDaniel was using his Ataman that just came back from some down south R and R and Dennis Himes was testing out his new scope……………guess it works Dennis since you got Match high!
The $20 FX Crown
We had 1 cold line due to Louis Hopewell shooting off a reducer on a target. The Pounded Paddle reducers we use, have a spring clip on the back. Just had to pop the reducer back in place and put a little more tension on the spring and we were back in action!
As people finished up the 10 lane 60 shot match, the competitors handed their cards to the Ladies who checked and finalized them before we handed out the awards.
We had a tie for 3rd place in Hunter PCP. Tom Himes decided to give Bill Day the award. After the conclusion of the awards presentation, we took a short break while we pulled the strings for the pistol targets. During the break, people chatted, tried each others equipment and generally hung out.
We had 6 Hunter Pistol shooters for the match along with 3 of us re-shooting the course with our rifles. Craig Evans had an equipment failure and took a DNF. He said he’ll definitely have to get it on the bench to see what happened.
There were no cold lines during the Pistol match. The difficulty for the match was 32.54T, with no forced position lanes.
At the conclusion of the pistol match it was found that there was a tie for first place between Eric Brewer and Sean McDaniel. Kevin Kunkle decided that they shoot a Gamo Turkey target at 12 yards with a 1.25” KZ for the shootoff target…………WAIT, he told them to shoot it standing! Sean went first………..miss, Eric was able to connect on his first shot…………….Victory!
All the remaining people jumped in and helped with the teardown which included using the new string winders donated from Sean since the mason string winders we used took too long to wind.
Thanks to all that came out to play in what turned out to be another awesome day! That’s 2 matches in a row with no rain forecast! Also a big thanks to Pat and Janet for keeping us all in line!
Match Photos cane be seen here: https://imgur.com/a/Au1B4mX#dkGF0mi
Rifle Match Results (60 Shot Match):
|Nic Gregoris||Open - PCP||Benjamin Marauder||Hawke Airmax 8-32||AA 10.34||29|
|Mike Norris||Open - PCP||Thomas Carbine||Sighton SIII 10-50||JSB 13.43||26|
|Jerry LaRocca||WFTF - PCP||Anschutz 9015||Sighton SIII 10-50||JSB 8.4||45|
|Brian VanLiew||WFTF - PCP||RAW TM1000||Kahles 10-50FT||AA 10.34||41|
|Mike Harris||WFTF - PCP||Steyr LG100||Sighton SIII 10-50||AA 8.44||33|
|Kevin Kunkle||WFTF - PCP||Anschutz 9015 HP||Sighton SIII 10-50||AA 8.44||28|
|Nathan Thomas||WFTF - Piston||Walther LGU||Bushnell 8-32x40||AA 8.44||41|
|Ray Apelles||WFTF - Piston||Diana D54 Bullpup||March FX 5-40x56||AA 8.44||37|
|Glenn Thomas||WFTF - Piston||Walther LGU||Bushnell 6-24x40||AA 8.44||24|
|Dennis Himes||Hunter - PCP||Daystate Red Wolf||Sighton SIII 10-50||JSB 10.34||49|
|Sean McDaniel||Hunter - PCP||Ataman M2S||Hawke Airmax 8-32||JSB 10.34||42|
|Bill Day||Hunter - PCP||Thomas Carbine||Sighton SIII 10-50||JSB 13.43||39|
|Tom Himes||Hunter - PCP||Daystate Red Wolf||Hawke ED 10-50||JSB 10.34||39|
|Craig Evans||Hunter - PCP||Crosman Challenger||Discovery 5-20x50||H&N 9.57||29|
|Paul Manktelow||Hunter - PCP||FX Crown||Hawke 4-24x50||AA 10.34||29|
|Dave Lee||Hunter - PCP||Daystate Harrier||Bushnell 6-24x40||JSB 10.34||28|
|Tom Hall||Hunter - PCP||Crosman 1720T Pistol||Leapers 2-7||AA 8.44||21|
|Louis Hopewell||Hunter - PCP||Gamo Urban||Discovery VT-3||CPH||0|
|Greg Shirhall||Hunter - Piston||Walther LGU||Bushnell 6-24x40||AA 8.44||36|
|Eric Brewer||Hunter - Piston||Walther LGU||Sighton SIII 10-50||JSB 8.4||29|
|Bill Campbell||Hunter - Piston||Gamo Swarm||Leapers 3-9||CPL||3|
|Miles Howard||Hunter - Piston||--||--||--||1|
Pistol Match Results (40 Shot Match):
|Eric Brewer||Hunter - Pistol||Crosman 1720T||Optisan Viper 4-12||JSB 8.44||36|
|Sean McDaniel||Hunter - Pistol||Crosman 1720T||Hawke 4-12||JSB 10.34||36|
|Mike Norris||Hunter - Pistol||Thomas Carbine||Hawke 4-12||JSB 8.44||34|
|Bill Day||Hunter - Pistol||FX Ranchero||Bushnell||JSB 8.44||32|
|Tom Hall||Hunter - Pistol||Crosman 1720T||Leapers 2-7||JSB 8.44||32|
|Craig Evans||Hunter - Pistol||Crosman 1720T||UTG 3-12x44||H&N Sniper Med||