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Field Target Match - Southeast PA in Fairless Hills, PA - Sunday 5/19/2019  

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PA_plinker
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2019-05-13 19:28:54  

The Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Association in Fairless Hills PA (Philadelphia suburb) will be holding our first Field Target match of the 2019 season on Sunday 5/19/19.  The 10 lane course is laid out on the lakeside trails of the club’s 3D archery course.   We’ve planned an interesting course with numerous up angle shots with tree placed targets 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.

                                                           2019 Field Target Schedule

                                        354 Newbold Road, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania

 

DATES:                        May 19th, July 21th, September 15th & November 17th.  (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.  Eye protection is required for shooters and spectators.

 

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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rich177
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2019-05-16 19:02:31  

NOTE!  Club air will probably NOT be available for this match.

Rick

Richard bassett


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Dockey 454
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2019-05-17 17:28:09  

Richard, do you want me to bring my nitrogen bottles? Might be enough to get us thru the match.

   Tom


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rich177
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2019-05-17 17:55:17  

Tom,

Most people have their own air source.  I just wanted to make them aware of the fact that we probably won't be able to provide the usually free air.  Just bring whatever you usually bring.  Thanks for asking.

Rick

Richard bassett


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rich177
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2019-05-20 09:11:09  

I have been told that our compressor is working again thanks to Chris.  I will check it out this week when I get to the club.

Rick

Richard bassett


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josh3rd
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2019-05-20 20:33:51  

Damn I am so mad that I couldn't make it.  I want to hear all about it from everyone


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doug bruestle
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2019-05-21 13:59:49  

I'm not everyone but...Beautiful day, great course, good friends  (got to shoot with a couple guys I didn't know - now I do....I could have shot better....could have shot worse.....all in all another great match run by Rich,Jim, and Larry. Sorry you weren't able to get there Josh. I'm sure within a few days a shoot report will be posted here. See you at the next shoot.

Doug 


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PA_plinker
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2019-05-22 15:41:29  

The Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Association located in Southeastern PA held the first Field Target match of our 2019 season on Sunday, 5/19/19.   We played host to about a dozen and a half shooters from all around the greater Philadelphia metro area, Southern NJ and upstate Pennsylvania. John Eroh who journeyed in from Massachusetts and Leo Gonzales trekking from Connecticut finished first and second for the longest drive title.  The field of competitors held many regular attendees and we were also happy to see a couple of fresh faces as Matthew Cornwell and Ed Carter joined us for their first Field Target match.  Despite some unseasonably cold and wet days earlier in the week by match day we finally had truly spring like weather conditions with temperatures starting in the mid-60s, rising to the low 80s and winds varying from nonexistent to gusts at up to 15 mph.

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 set out in some lanes if the rifle targets were out of pistol range, that is beyond 35 yards. On the rifle course the average distance was 30.1 yards and the kill zones averaged 1.2 inches to yield a difficulty rating of 28.0 Troyer.  There were 8 targets set out beyond 40 yards but another 8 were under 20 yards. The pistol course had an average kill zone size of 1.1 inches and an average distance of 19.7 yards for an unweighted Troyer difficulty of 22.0 with the Pistol multiplier of 1.575 raising the difficulty to 34.59.  The course was set up on lanes we’ve used previously but as always, we looked for new target locations and seldom used targets from the club’s inventory to keep things fresh.

Once competitors began to arrive and fill the parking lot at the Airgun / 3d Archery range they found a sight in and practice area with plenty of paper targets at marked distances along with swinging reactive targets and shoot to reset Field Targets.  They had ample opportunities to knock off the winter rust along with time to kibitz and socialize with friends both new and old.  Shortly before the scheduled match start time of 9:30 AM Match Director Rich Bassett gathered everyone at the newly placed picnic tables outside the Archery Clubhouse for a brief safety and rules meeting.  That task completed, he then gave out the squadding arrangements and starting lane assignments and then sent everyone out to enjoy the course.

After shooting was completed in the early afternoon a look at the scorecards revealed Leo Gonzalez as the match high scoring shooter with a 52/60 in the under 12 ft. lb. muzzle energy division of WFTF PCP/Piston Combined.  Also, worth noting is that Leo achieved that high score shooting a spring piston powered rifle.  Tom Holland carded a 49/60 for second behind Leo and Mike Harris and John Eroh with scores of 48/60 tied for third place in the WFTF group.  In the Hunter PCP/Piston combined division Tom Ryan’s 48/60 took first place with Tom Wade finishing second with his score of 44/60 and newcomer Ed Carter knocked down 42 out of 60 targets.  Our other first timer Matthew Cornwell posted a 47/60 score which was good for a first in the AAFTA (Open) division over All Otter’s 47/60 due to Matt’s better performance on the tiebreaker lanes.  Craig Evans (31/60) chose to compete as the sole entrant in the Unlimited class while Scott Whitlock (21/60) took every shot from the off- hand position in the Standing class.  Hitting more than one third of the targets while standing is quite an achievement when doing so raised the difficulty to a 46.6 Troyer rating.  Two of the rifle entrants decided to double their pleasure by shooting the pistol targets too, with Craig Evans connecting for 25/40 shooting Hunter class off sticks while seated and Tom Wade knocked down 10/40 while standing in the Hands only class.  A full list of all the competitors scores and equipment 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.    A special thanks to all those, especially Tom Ryan, Walt Gregory, Doug Bruestle and Ed Carter, who helped 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 when we resume in the spring, Sunday July 21, 2019

Larry Bowne

For the

Field Target Committee at FTRPA

MATCH RESULTS        
 FALLS TOWNSHIP  RIFLE AND PISTOL  ASSOCIATION    
         FIELD TARGET MATCH       5/19/2019    
         
AAFTA Division        
Shooter Rifle Scope Pellet Score
Matthew Cornwell FX 400FT Nikko 50X AA 10.3 47
Al Otter USFT March-X CPH 47
Walt Gregory Styer Sightron Siii AA 8.4 31
         
HUNTER PCP/PISTON COMBINED      
Shooter Rifle Scope Pellet Score
Tom Ryan Thomas FT Sightron JSB heavy ? 48
Thomas Wade AA S-500 Hawke JSB 10.34 44
Ed Carter Daystate MTC JSB 10.34 42
Paul Varney HW-100 Hawke JSB heavy 33
Doug Bruestle HW-97 Hawke H&N 22
         
WFTF PCP/PISTON COMBINED      
Shooter Rifle Scope Pellet Score
Leo Gonzales Walther LGU Sightron 50X AA 8.4 52
Tom Holland TM 1000 Kahles 50X H&N FTT 8.64 49
Mike Harris Styer Sightron AA 8.4 48
John Eroh FWB 800 Sightron 50X AA 10.3 48
Brian Van Liew FX Bobcat Nikko 50X AA 8.4 47
Rick Bassett AA Pro Target Leupold 18-40X CPL 35
Larry Bowne AA ProSport Bushnell 32X AA 8.4 33
         
Miscellaneous Classes         
Shooter Rifle Scope Pellet Score
Unlimited        
Craig Evans Challenger Discovery 20X H&N 9.57 31
Standing        
Scott Whitlock Fx --- --- 21
         
PISTOL COMBINED        
Shooter Pistol Scope Pellet Score
Craig Evans (HUNTER) 1720T UTG 12X H&N sniper med. 25
Tom Wade (HANDS) 1701 P Red Dot Jsb 10.34 10

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PA_plinker
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2019-05-22 15:57:23  

For anyone interested in the details of the course layout, please see the attached excel file

Larry Bowne for the

Field Target Committee at FTRPA


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rich177
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2019-05-22 17:27:54  

Very nice job Larry.  Thanks again.

Rick

Richard bassett


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Johninma
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2019-05-23 14:56:52  

Thanks again for holding the match, and the match report. Considering the time it took for Mike and Brian to finish I figured they were cleaning the course. I would have liked to stick around but as it was I didn't get home until 10pm that night. It would have been nice to have a shoot off with Mike. Next time perhaps.


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