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Grand Prix Ashland, Or. Humility Hill Challenge May 18th, 19th & 20th  

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Wayne Burns
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2018-03-25 18:25:44  

The second annual Humility Hill Challenge is coming up folks.  This is the match to challenge yourself and really enjoy the beauty of Southern Oregon.  The course troyer is in the low 30s but the wind is really challenging.  Come early and get plenty of practice time on the site in line.  

The match will be one shot per target on 50 targets on 25 lanes both Saturday and Sunday.  Although it's a world style layout, all AAFTA classes and the Western FreeStyle classes are all welcome to compete.  Clean the course in any class and win a prize of $250 in cash, free match fees on our courses for a year, and a five day stay at our bed and breakfast.

There will also be a 40 shot AAFTA GP pistol match held on Friday the 18th at 2:00 PM in the afternoon.  Rifle match starts at 10:30 am on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday.  Lunch will be provided after all matches Friday-Sun.  Lots of air on the courses, so no real need to bring your tanks.  If you do and want us to fill them we can.  

Address is 250 Neil Creek Rd. Ashland, Or.  97520

Call Wayne for a registration form or more info.

541-531 six nine two six

wayne@airgunoregon.com

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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oh  man, yer killing me..... 😥 

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Wayne Burns
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2018-03-27 21:02:58  

Here is a copy of the registration form:

2018 AAFTA Grand Prix -Humility Hill Challenge

         Air Rifle & Pistol Field Target

250 Neil Creek Rd., Ashland, Oregon

Pistol Friday May 18th Rifle Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th

 

Registration Form

Name__________________________________________  Phone ___________________

Address__________________________________________________________________

City______________________________________  State________  Zip_______________ Email____________________________________________________________________

Air Rifle/Unlimited Pistol____________________________ Pellet & speed___________

Scope___________________________________________  Ft. Lbs. _________________

Rifle Divisions

Open PCP ____        Open Piston ____     WFTF 12fpe Piston____    FreeStyle _______

WFTF 12fpe PCP ____    Hunter PCP____    Hunter Piston____   Unlimited Pistol ______

Air Pistol ____________________________Pellet & speed________________________

Scope___________________________________________  Ft. Lbs. _________________

Pistol Divisions- All divisions have a 12fpe limit 

Open ____  Hunter ____    Hands Supported only  ____  Basic Break Barrel Rifle _____

 

I ____________________________________ hereby release all the owners of the property and managers of the “Humility Hill Challenge” field target event from any and all liability from any injuries, losses and any other liabilities that might occur before, during, or after the air gun matches at any Corp Ranch Properties, Ashland, Or. 97520

 

Signed by competitor___________________________________________  Date_______________

 

Cost is $60 if paid by April 15th, 2018, or $70 if paid after.

 

Send to:   Humility Hill Challenge, PO Box 3180, Ashland, Oregon 97520

Match Director: Randy Ebersole
Cell phone – 541-613-7829             email wayne@airgunoregon.com

 

 Camping onsite and nearby.  Call or email for info.

 

 

2018 AAFTA Grand Prix -Humility Hill Challenge

         Air Rifle & Pistol Field Target

250 Neil Creek Rd., Ashland, Oregon

Pistol Friday May 18th Rifle Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th

SCHEDULE

Cost is $60 if paid by April 15th, 2018, or $70 if paid after.

 

PLEASE REGISTER BY May 1st, 2018.  We have to order food & awards.  We can’t order awards for the classes that don’t have at least 3 shooters by May 5th, 2018. 

 

All AAFTA Rifle & Pistol rules and classes apply.  See at www.aafta.org  The “Western Free Style” class will also be allowed.   In any matters arising and not covered by these rules, the Match Director’s decision will be final.

 

Emigrant Lake Campground has tent and full hookup site available, with flush toilets and hot shower available onsite.

 

Practice on sight in line for registered competitors, on Friday between 7am and 7pm.  Equipment inspection and FPE testing will be done before you get to sight in and during the matches at testing lanes.

 

NO lasers or separate range finding devices are allowed, (except for the “Western Free Style” class/squads), and anyone seen with a range finder on the course at any time before or during any of the pistol or rifle matches will be disqualified.

 

FRIDAY FREE LUNCH STARTS at 12:30 pm

 

PISTOL FIELD TARGET MATCH – May 18th   (IF AT LEAST 6 PRE REGISTER)

Safety Meeting will be at 1:45pm on Friday afternoon.  Match starts at 2:00Pm.  This will be a 42 shot course, 7 lanes, 3 targets per lane, with two shots per target.   Targets will be set from 10 to 35 yards and kill zones will be from ½” to 2”.  Timers will be given with the score cards.  Competitors are allowed 7 minutes to make 6 shots.  One lane will be standing only.  Note that this course is also open to “Basic Break Barrel rifles”, (if 3 shooters preregister), with 12 X or less scopes. 

 

Unlimited class pistols can shoot the RIFLE course and win separate awards if 3 shooters register.

 

RIFLE FIELD TARGET MATCH- DAY ONE – May 19th  

Competitors can start sight in practice for the Rifle Field Target match at 7am.  Safety Meeting begins at 9:45am.  The match starts at 10:00am.  This will be a 52 shot course, with 26 lanes, two targets per lane, and ONE shot per target.  Timers will be given with the score cards.  Competitors will be allowed 4 minutes to set up, make their 2 shots and get their equipment out of the shooting box.  Two lanes will be standing and two will be kneeling.

 

SATURDAY FREE LUNCH STARTS at 1:00 pm

Bring your favorite low power offhand rig for the afternoon and evening side shoots.

 

RIFLE FIELD TARGET MATCH- DAY TWO – May 20th

Competitors can start sight in practice for the Rifle Field Target match at 7am.  Safety Meeting begins at 9:00am.  The match starts at 9:30amThis will be a 52 shot course, with 26 lanes, two targets per lane, and ONE shot per target.  Timers will be given with the score cards.  Competitors will be allowed 4 minutes to set up, make their 2 shots and get their equipment out of the shooting box.  Two lanes will be standing and two will be kneeling.

 

SUNDAY FREE LUNCH STARTS at 1:00 pm.   AWARD PRESENTATIONS will follow.

 

Randy Ebersole,

Match Director - 541-613-7829

2018 Humility Hill Challenge

Air Gun Field Target Championships

 

Registration forms:   wayne.@airgunoregon.com

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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gokidd
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2018-03-29 10:25:30  

Sounds great, Wayne! Do we make checks payable to Wayne Burns?

Bob

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Wayne Burns
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2018-03-29 22:18:17  

Yes, Thanks Bob, checks made out to Wayne Burns while I'm in transition from "Ashland Air Rifle Range' to "Air Gun Oregon" is fine.  The new website that is in progress will be Airgunoregon.com

 

 The 3 WFTF style 25 lane, 50 target courses are really a fun challenge.  AirGunOregon plans to be the field target heaven on earth.  Come and practice or compete just about anytime.   Email your desires.

 

Wayne@airgunoregon.com

 

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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gokidd
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2018-03-30 10:19:31  

I can't wait to see your place, Wayne.

All my club mates who've shot there rave about it. Rant about it?? Well, maybe both.  🤡 
I can see from the photos that you've got a gorgeous setting.

Many thanks,
B

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Wayne Burns
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2018-04-11 21:42:14  

There will also be some trading tables set up so bring stuff to trade.... and money to buy some of my ggggreat stuff:-)

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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Wayne Burns
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2018-04-24 20:47:19  

If you want to fly into the Medford international or Ashland (airplanes and lear jets) airports, you can rent one of my Van conversion RVs to drive around and sleep/camp in too.  It's $65 per night and I'll pick you up for free at the airport.

Also, we are ordering food and awards, so please let us know if you are planning on coming.

 

Thanks,

Wayne Burns,

for Randy Ebersole

Match Director,
Humility Hill Challenge II

 

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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Wayne Burns
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2018-05-07 21:58:12  

Looks like we have at least 20 .. maybe 25 competitors.  6 or so in Hunter PCP, 6 in assorted Piston classes, 5 or 6 in WFTF PCP, and 5 or 6 in Open PCP.  All classes should be competitive, so come on over and join in the fun!

Wayne

Air gun Oregon

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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Wayne Burns
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2018-05-09 20:37:44  

The winds have been crazy here while we work on the course.  I'd advise you come a day early and spend plenty of time on the practice course:-)

Wayne at AirGun Oregon

 

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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gokidd
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2018-05-22 11:42:36  

WAHOO, Wayne!

That was great fun and a beautiful course.

Thanks for all your hospitality and hard work.

Bob

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Wayne Burns
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2018-05-22 13:11:00  

Here is the match report and scores:

Match Report Humility Hill - May 18 -20th - 2018

Our match director, Randy Ebersole, tore his hernia patch during the setup of the courses, and he is laid up for a while waiting for surgery.  So, I’m writing the match report for him.

The weather was really comfortable, although a little chilly in the 50 degree mornings with the cloud cover and gusty winds coming up the valley.  We had a thunder shower the evening before the pistol match on Friday, but the winds dried out the new jeep road I had built and we all made it up just fine.  The high temp was about 75 for the weekend with partly cloudy to sunny skies.  The 4 to 11 mph winds switched directions and gusted as they normally do on that hillside and top.  Timing your shot for a wind you “think” you know was the name of the game for most shooters. But the wind switched so quickly that by the time one looked back at the scope it had switched directions before you could break a shot. Balancing the sometimes uplift effect against the steep downhill angle adjustments needed on most shots, was a challenge for all.  But the weather was so much nicer this May weekend, than last year’s inaugural event we held in March with snow falling on the hills arounds us and gale force winds chilling us to the bone.  We all really enjoyed the incredible views of the valley below and mountains beyond, while groaning about the gusty, switching winds. 

The high rifle score shot over both days reached 80%.  Saturday’s course was 35T with 20 of the 26 targets past 40 yds.  With the downhill and wind factors it reached 42T.  On Sunday, 13 targets were past 40 yds, the course troyer was 32T and 37T with environmental factors.  The standard deviation was 5.73 and 7.70 on Sunday.

We had 16 competitors that shot on both days, and John Berkquist shot with us on Sunday.  He, Larry Durham, Vince Pacheco, John Knapp, and Scott Hull came up from Southern CA.  Riz Marquez, Jim Cyran, Chris Merritt, Mike Culbertson, Bob Kidd, Son Lu, Jim Poh, Darren Taylor, and Fred Biergiel journeyed from Northern CA joining locals Chris Lovitt, Randy Ebersole and myself.  Our match director, Randy Ebersole reinjured his hernia patch setting the courses and could barely walk by match time, so we reduced the walking by shooting two shots per target and splitting up the course into two courses, to save some walking and time for those needing to get an early start home Sunday afternoon.

The pistol match was contested Friday afternoon, by seven shooters, 2 in the Unlimited and 5 in Hunter class.  High score was shot by Scott H. with a 38/44.  Randy E. and Riz M. were close behind with 37/44 on the 31 troyer course.

Saturday’s rifle match started out with lots of misses, but the second shot on the same target did help most competitors adjust and score a hit after the first miss.  But, the score cards also show many double misses and misses on second shots after a hit on the first, indicating the switching wind conditions.  The day ended with Riz M. in WFTF PCP and Jim C. in Hunter class tied for high score with a 42/52.  I was close behind Riz with a 41/52 in WFTF PCP.  Chris M. shot a 38/52 in Open class, but day two he shot the high score of the day with a 44/52 and end up with the 3rd highest score overall and a win in Open class.  Springer combined class was led by Scott H. Saturday, in Open Piston with a 29/52, and Scott shot an incredible 42/52 on Sunday to run away with the combined Springer class.

Sunday saw Riz and I shooting together, as well as Jim C and Chris Lovitt.  Chris gave Jim a great match on Sunday beating him with a 42/52, but Jim’s 41/52 secured his win in Hunter class and a tie for second highest overall score.  Riz and I also had a great match Sunday with the lead changing many times as we each missed shots. When Riz missed 3 of 4 on our last lane, which happened to be offhand, he left it open for me to steal a win, but alas, 2 for 4 wasn’t enough to force a shoot off, and we ended tied for the day with 42/52 and Riz’s one point lead from Saturday sealed his victory in WFTF PCP and overall high score.  It is always great to shoot with Riz, we had great fun competing.

Here are the scores by class:

WFTF PCP:

Riz Marquez- Thomas Carbine – March 10-60x52 – JSB 8.44 – 84/104 * High overall score

Wayne Burns – USFT 144 – Nikko 10-50x60 – H&N Sniper medium – 83/104

Randy Ebersole – Thomas Carbine – Nikko 10-50x60 – JSB 8.44 – 68/104

Son Lu – Steyr LG 110 – Sightron 10-50x60 – JSB 8.44 – 67/104

HUNTER PCP:

Jim Cyran – Theoben MFR – S&B – JSB 13.4 – 83/104

Chris Lovitt – TM 1000 – Sightron 10-50x60 – JSB 13.4 – 76/104

Mike Culbertson – USFT – Aztec – JSB 13.4 – 68/104

Fred Biergiel – Daystate MK4 – Hawke Airmax 4-16 – JSB 10.3 – 61/104

John Knapp- Air Arms 500 – Accushot 8-32-56 – JSB 10.3 – 66/104

OPEN Class:

Chris Merritt – USFT 27 – Nikko 10-50x60 – AA 10.34 – 82/104

John Berkquist – Raw TM 1000 – Sightron 10-50x60 – JSB 10.34 – Sunday only 30/52

FREE STYLE class:

Larry Durham – USFT carbine – Bushnell 4- 16 x44 – AA 10.34 – 61/104

COMBINED PISTON:

Scott Hull – SAG QB58 custom – Monstrum 6-24x50 – H&N sniper medium – Open Piston – 71/104

Bob Kidd – HW 97 – Sightron S111 10-50x60 – H&N FT – WFTF Piston – 56/104

Vince Pacheco – LG 10- 10-50 Sightron – JSB 8.44 – Open Piston – 40/104

Darren Taylor – B 40 – Hawke Sidewinder 4-16 – H&N FT -  Hunter Piston – 38/104

Jim Poh – TX 200 – Sightron 10-50x60 – JSB 7.9 - WFTF Piston – 36/104

Randy asked me to thank you all for taking the time and treasure to travel here and join in our fun competing.  Also, special thanks to my sister Laurie for feeding us over the match days.  I also personally, want to thank you all for coming to visit the ranch and new courses to test our shooting skills, do some trading, and share stories of shots made and missed. It was so great to see each and every one of you!

 I’ll see some of you in Battle Mt. Nevada real soon.

Blessings

Wayne Burns,

For Randy Ebersole

Match Director

Ashland Precision Airgunners.

Humility Hill Challenge II 2018

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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gokidd
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2018-05-22 18:24:52  

Your course, the scenery and (most of all) your hospitality was fantastic, Wayne.
It was a pleasure to finally meet you face-to-face.

Randy, just put another layer of Gorilla Tape over that injury.
We'll see y'all in Nevada!

Thanks for a GREAT match!
Bob

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2018-05-22 18:42:53  

Thank you Wayne and Randy for putting on such a great match in such a great location. The challenge of Humility Hill is  real . The pictures only give you a glimpse of the beauty of the location and the steepness of the slopes. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into setting up this course. Saturday was one of the nicest days you could imagine to shoot a match. My hats off to Randy, Wayne and Chris for all the work they put into this match. It was a fun and as challenging as you could ask for. I have to thank the wind gods for having mercy on us.

Jim in Sacramento

 








 

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Dieker
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2018-05-24 03:14:32  

Wayne,

 I talked to some guys that were they're and they said the course was a day at the beach and that if I were there  with my 54 I probably would have cleaned the course both days but you know me I don't speculate. Just kidding I heard it was tough. Wish I was there. Jeff C


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Wayne Burns
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2018-05-30 10:34:11  

Hi Jeff,

yes it was a great match, sorry you couldn't make it.  Totally easy course, you for sure would have cleaned it and made all that money and prizes... but alas.. Well, there is still time to sell a bunch of eggs and get up here for the Oregon St match July 20th - 22nd. You can just bring about 10 dozen eggs up here for your match fees if you want:-)  The damn diggers are getting most of ours.  You could also earn your fees killing the diggers before or after the match:-)

Wayne

Wayne Burns,

Match Director,

Ashland Air Rifle Range


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