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Field Target Match - Southeast PA in Fairless Hills, PA - Sunday 07/15/18  

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PA_plinker
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2018-07-03 13:06:43  

The Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Association in Fairless Hills PA (Philadelphia suburb) will be holding our second Field Target match of the 2018 season on Sunday 07/15/18.  For shooters planning to go to the Crosman All American Field Target Championship this will be the last opportunity for some competition trigger time prior to that match. The 10 lane course is laid out on the lakeside trails of the club’s 3D archery course.   We’ve planned an interesting course by going back to a couple of seldom used lane locations plus we’ve picked new target sites for previously utilized lanes in keeping with our goal of making each match a unique event. There will be plenty of targets that even novice and new shooters should be able to take down along with challenging lanes and targets for the more experienced entrants.  We certainly look forward to seeing all our regulars, urge them to bring a friend and invite anyone interested in Field Target to join us for some FT fun.

 

The full season match program with all details is pasted in below.

 

Larry Bowne for

The Field Target Committee at FTRPA

 

Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Assn.

                                                           2018 Field Target Schedule

                                        354 Newbold Road, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

 

DATES:                        May 20th, July 15th, September 16th & November 18th.  (The third Sunday of the month.)

 

CLASSES:                        AAFTA, WFTF, Hunter, Unlimited and Off-Hand.   PCP, CO2, Pneumatic and Spring powered rifles and pistols all permitted.  (additional non-AAFTA classes may be available).

 

RULESA 20 Foot Pound Maximum applies to all rifles; A 12 Foot Pound Maximum applies to all pistols.  Current AAFTA rules apply to both Rifle and Pistol configurations.   

 

ELIGIBILITY:             Open to all shooters.  Both club members and non-members alike.

 

FEES:                                         $8.00 for Rifle               $5.00 for Pistol            $12.00 for Rifle and Pistol                

 

TIME:                                Sight-in and practice 8:00 A.M. to 9:15 A.M.  Registration is from 8:00 A.M. until 9:15 A.M. The match begins at 9:30 A.M.  

 

COURSE OF FIRE:      Rifle:  The match will consist of 30 targets, two shots each.   Distances will be from 10 to 55 yards.

Pistol:  The match will consist of 20 targets, two shots each.  Distances will be 10 to 35 yards.

You may use open or optical sights.  Tie breaker targets will be used for both rifle and pistol, if a tie exists.  Rifle and Pistol matches will be shot concurrently.  If a shooter opts to shoot both rifle and pistol, they will shoot pistol first and then rifle at each lane.

 

Sodas and water are available at the Archery club house. The match will be shot straight through with no lunch break.  Food will not be served.  You may bring your lunch and eat in the clubhouse after completing the match if you desire.

 

AWARDS:                         Awards will be based on raw scores.  Awards will be given for all classes.  Prizes will be awarded after the matches as soon as the scores are tallied.  Please Note: If there are insufficient shooters in a given class the match director may consolidate classes at their discretion.

 

DIRECTIONS:                From Rte 1 (freeway) south (from Trenton):  Take Rte 1 South to Rte 13 South (Tullytown –       Bristol). This is just past Snipes Nursery in Morrisville. Take Lower Morrisville Rd exit (only a few hundred yards after entering Rte 13). At end of ramp make a right onto Lower Morrisville Rd (This will become Newbold Road). FTRPA is on the left side of the road approximately 7/10th of a mile from the exit ramp.

From Rte 1 (freeway) North:  Take Rte 1 North to exit for Rte 13 South (Tullytown – Bristol).    Take exit for Lower Morrisville Rd shortly after entering Rte 13. At end of ramp make a right onto Lower Morrisville Rd (This will become Newbold Road). FTRPA is on the left side of the road approximately 7/10th of a mile from the exit ramp.

From Calhoun Street Bridge:  Take Calhoun Street Bridge into Pennsylvania. Go through light at      end of bridge onto Trenton Avenue. Go 1.4 miles on Trenton Avenue and make left onto Rte 13. This is the 4th light after the light at the bridge and there is a Planet Fitness on the corner. Proceed on Rte 13 South for 1 mile to the Lower Morrisville Road exit. At end of ramp make a right onto Lower Morrisville Rd (This will become Newbold Road). FTRPA is on the left side of the road approximately 7/10th of a mile from the exit ramp .

MATCH DIRECTORS:          Rich Bassett,  Telephone: 215-942-7955,  E-Mail wa2gtj@aol.com,  Jim Wilcox,  Telephone: 215-443-9631,  E-Mail: jimmarie62@comcast.net


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PA_plinker
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2018-07-19 21:16:41  

Match Report Falls Twp. Rifle and Pistol Assn. in SE PA 7/15/18

The Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Association located in Southeastern PA held our second Field Target match of the 2018 season on Sunday, 7/15/2018.  We were pleased to play host to 25 airgunners from locations both nearby and far away.   There were attendees (some regulars some new ones too) from nearby New Jersey and Delaware but also some from the Maryland Eastern Shore and metro Baltimore.  A few more shooters came from upstate New York and far out on Long Island and even included some Connecticut yankees.  The return to our more classic and historically average attendance numbers was nice to see in view of the decrease we saw for the May match.

The course of fire that awaited the entrants had the 30 targets for the 60-shot rifle match arranged in 10 lanes set out along the club’s lakeside 3D archery grounds.  The rifle course was set to include a 40-shot pistol course within the rifle course using the 2 closest targets within each lane.  Special Pistol Only targets were required in some lanes if the rifle targets were out of pistol range, i.e. beyond 35 yards. On the rifle course the average distance was 31.1 yards and the kill zones averaged 1.3 inches to yield a difficulty rating of 28.0 Troyer.  There were 9 targets set out beyond 40 yards but 6 were under 20 yards. The pistol course had an average kill zone size of 1.2 inches and an average distance of 21.0 yards for a unweighted Troyer difficulty of 21.0 with the Pistol multiplier of 1.75 raising the difficulty to 36.75.

The weather in the days leading up to match day had been typical for July here in the Philadelphia area, hot and muggy and that is what the weatherman told us to expect for Sunday the 15th along with the potential for pop up thundershowers that should have been out of the picture by the time the sight in range was ready to open at 8:00 am.  For the most part that forecast held true until most shooters were on their second lane when the skies grew dark and rumbles of thunder could be heard in the distance. By their third lane shooters were feeling the first drops filter through the forest canopy and steady rain was falling all along the lanes shortly thereafter.  Once it became obvious that the precipitation wasn’t going to cease anytime soon about half the competitors decided that despite what their parents might have told them while growing up, they did indeed have enough sense to come in out of the rain.  For some it was a lack of proper rain gear, for others the desire to not abuse their gear was paramount and for some the decision to take a Did Not Finish (DNF) was simply that the day had ceased to be fun.

Meanwhile, the diehards who persevered posted some impressive scores especially in view of the conditions.  Vasyl Povoroznyk in his first match here at FTRPA carded a 55/60 to narrowly defeat his Connecticut compatriot Leo Gonzales’ (53/60) and Tom Holland’s 50/60 in the WFTF Division  Please also note that Leo’s score was shot with a 12 foot pound spring powered rifle, casting some doubt on the idea (myth?) that spring guns can’t shoot with pre-charged guns.  The always dangerous Brian Van Liew, with a 54/60 score, also had a 2-point margin of victory over Gary LaRocca.  Joel Gupta posted the match high score of 56/60 for first in the Hunter division with Kevin Kunkle finishing second with a 51/60.  Joel was a double winner also taking first in Pistol with a 35/40 score.  A full listing of all the equipment and score will be pasted in at the end of the report.

Thanks to the FTRPA archers for access to the lanes and all who took the time and spent the funds to come to the match.  Mother nature was not supportive in this instance, but we’ll hope for better next time. A special thanks to all those especially Melissa Glenn who stayed around after the match, when the rain stopped, and the sun finally returned, to help with the tear down and pack away of all the targets, strings and other match gear.  Please try to join us for our next Field Target match Sunday, 9/16/2018.   

Larry Bowne

For the

Field Target Committee at FTRPA

 

MATCH RESULTS

       

FALLS TOWNSHIP RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSOC.

       

FIELD TARGET MATCH   7/15/2018

       

Shooter

Rifle

Scope

Pellet

Score

AAFTA OPEN DIVISION, ALL PCP

 

 

 

 

Brian Van Liew

FX Elite

Kalhes 50X

AA 10.3

54

Gary LaRocca

FWB 800

Sightron 50X

JSB

52

Mike Norris

Thomas

Sightron 50X

JSB

41

Al Otter

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DNF

 

 

 

 

 

HUNTER DIVISION, ALL PCP

 

 

 

 

Joel Gupta

Hammerli AR20

Sightron

AA 8.44

56

Kevin Kunkle

TM 1000

Sightron

AA 8.4

51

Doug Bruestle

Brocock Bantam

Hawke

JSB 10.34

48

Tom Wade

AA EV 2

Hawke

AA 8.44

41

Jim Wilcox

TX 200

Hawke

JSB 8.44

24

Melissa Glenn

Marauder

Leapers

AA 10.3

DNF

Fred Mannis

1720

Tasco

7.9 gr

DNF

Lou Musella

FX Impact

Aztec

JSB

DNF

T. J. Ryan

HW 100

Hawke

JSB 10.3

DNF

Tom Ryan

Thomas

Sightron

JSB 10.3

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

WFTF DIVISION, PCP/PISTON COMBINED

 

 

 

 

Vasyl Povroznyk

FTP 900

Nikko 50X

AA 8.4

55

Leo Gonzales

Walther LGU

Sightron 50X

AADF 6.4

53

Tom Holland

Marauder

Sightron

H&N 8.5

50

Mike Harris

Steyr 110

Sightron

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41

Richard Bassett

AA EV 2

Leupold 40X

AA 8.44

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

PISTOL COMBINED

 

 

 

 

Joel Gupta

1720T

Leapers 12X

AA 10.3

35

Vasyl Povroznyk

1720

UTG 12X

CPH

29

Leo Gonzales

Alfa Proj

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AADF 8.4

4

Larry Bowne

IZH 46

Bushnell 12X

AA 8.4

DNF

Craig Evans

1720

UTG 12X

AA 8.4

DNF

Fred Mannis

1720

Tasco

Cros. 7.9

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

UNLIMITED

 

 

 

 

Hans Apelles

1720 rifle

Leupold 35X

AA 8.4

DNF

Dale Benson

Marauder

Sightron 16X

H&N Barr.

DNF

Craig Evans

Challenger

AEON 32X

HN sniper 8.5

DNF

Fred Mannis

1720

Tasco 32X

7.9 gr

DNF

Rosalie Paulson

1720 rifle

Mueller 32X

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DNF

 

 

 

 

 

STANDING

 

 

 

 

Larry Bowne

FWB 300

Bushnell 24X

AA 8.4

DNF

 


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Muzzy928
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2018-07-19 21:30:36  

Dear Rich, thanks for the report. I enjoyed myself and hope to see you in September.


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doug bruestle
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2018-07-21 21:40:04  

Thanks Rich, Jim, Larry and all others involved in putting on these matches. Good attendance,great course. Lots of fun. Thanks again.


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kevinkunkle
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2018-07-23 16:01:41  

Rich, Jim, Larry, Joel

Thanks for all the hard work to put the Match on. Your course is a park like setting.

It is always well worth the trip to shoot at Falls.

My lane crew was Great, Jim and Doug.

 

Kevin

FBD "The Legend"


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