Dallas Field Target Club Match Results…April 14, 2017
Match day dawned at 50° and sunny, but a Northerly wind signaled the arrival of a cold front in the Dallas area. High for the day was an unseasonably cool 60° which was OK. But the 15-20mph breeze, gusting to 30mph or more, offered challenges throughout the match.
This match comprised 60 shots over 15 lanes, two targets per lane, including both a kneeling and standing lane. The difficulty was 32.1 Troyer, average KZ size was 1.07” at an average distance of 31.5yds.
The last lane (#15) featured a new custom target locally made by Kevin Enzian, a 3/8” Wide-Mouth Frog sitting on a polka-dot toadstool. The second target was a Yegua Crab, a former 3/8” KZ drilled out to 7/16”. This prompted Kevin to nickname the lane 15… and 3/8s.
We had a couple cancellations, leaving a fun group of 13 to contest the match. Kevin and I shared equipment with two new shooters, Deryl Holcomb and Chris Evans. Both seemed to enjoy their first attempts at FT. We are finding that it is better to squad new folks with experienced shooters and known-good and prepped equipment, rather than welcome new shooters with their own, improperly set-up rifles and scopes.
Mike Vredenburg continued his good form of late, winning Open Class with 48/60. Jim Clarke took Hunter Piston honors with 35/60. Bob Dye led the Hunter PCP group with 54/60, followed by Paul Kocurek 51/60, and Terry VanPool 46/60. Cliff Montgomery was our only WFTF Piston shooter, posting a 34/60.
Our next match will be Saturday, June 9, at Elm Fork Shooting Sports.