Next ASC FT Match July 21 - Round 3 TXGP
Good evening everyone,
This is just a reminder that the next FT match at ASC will be Saturday, July 21. This will be round 3 of 4 as part of the Texas Grand Prix (2018 Texas Grand Prix). This will be a 60-shot match on 15 lanes (2 targets per lane) in the woods placed from 10-55 yards that is setup to be compliant with AAFTA rules for a GP match. As always, we will have water and a community air tank. Since the chiggers are out, please take precautions (bug spray or sulfur powder). The only reason we will cancel the match is if it rains on the day of the match; we will keep an eye on it and will send out an email to everyone if that happens. Come out and join us.
Gates will open at 7:00 for sight in and sign up.
Safety meeting at 8:45. Rifle match to start at 9:00.
Please note that it is a club rule that all shooters wear appropriate EYE protection. We don't have extras so remember to bring your own.
Members $10, non-Members $15 (the extra $5 goes to pay for trophies at the end of the tournament and will be awarded at the Republic of Texas match)
Please let me know if you plan to attend
Arlington Sportsman’s Club is located at: 11500 County Road 525, Mansfield, TX 76063 (Also called Lillian Road)
TXGP Match Report Arlington Sportsman’s Club 07/21/2018
The 3rdleg of the 2018 Texas Field Target Grand Prix happened at the Arlington Sportsman’s Club this past Saturday. The only thing I can say is that the heat was oppressive, and we are on a string of 100+ days in the metroplex. The 17 shooters that showed up were die hards not wanting to miss out on a possible trophy at the end of the GP in September. Many thanks for those of you that braved the heat to shoot with us at ASC. Thanks to Terry, Vance, Jim, Chris and others who helped setup the course, and thanks to everyone else who got it all taken down and put away quickly. The rifle match was 60 shots over 15 lanes today, including 2 standing lanes (one on the archery tower, the nemesis of many shooters) and 1 kneeling lane. The Troyer rating was 32.3, with an SD of 6.06, average KZ 1.12 inches, and an average target distance of 32.0 yards, including 37% of the targets beyond 40 yards. No one cleaned the course this month. The pistol match was supposed to be 40 shots over 10 lanes, but the 5 shooters who were going to participate decided to postpone that match until next month, and allow me some time to come up with a creative way to get it done before the temps get too high. We had a quick shooters safety meeting, reminded everyone to drink lots of water, squadded the guys together, and got started on time @ 9:00am.
The temps weren’t too bad for the first hour or so, but by 11am we were at 100F, and we topped out at 105F when the match finished at 1pm. I believe this is the hottest temperatures we have shot in here at ASC. For all of you that couldn’t make it out, you missed a tough, competitive match in unbearable weather with a bunch of great guys. I really encourage you to come back out when the weather cools off.
At the end of the match, we turned in our score cards and tallied the scores with Terry Vanpool posting the match high score of 56/60 in Hunter PCP. First place in Open PCP was Vance Lowe with 55/60, first place in Hunter Piston was Bob Pacatte by virtue of better shooting on the forced position lanes with 32/60, and first place in WFTF Piston was Jeff Cloud with 48/60. View the full list of all competitors’ scores and equipment below. I didn’t get any pictures this month, because it was too dang hot.
As I always say every month, thanks to everyone who joined us at the match and also helped take down the course. You have no idea how much I appreciate your help to take down what takes me and one other helper hours to setup. We will have our next match the 4thSaturday in August (25th) that will be a Pistol-oriented match. For you guys shooting rifles, why don’t you bring out a low-powered rifle with a low power scope or open sights so that the short course won’t seem so easy with your regular rifle? I am contemplating shooting with one of my Sheridans in Fun Rifle or perhaps one of my other lower powered springers. For the next shoot on the calendar, be sure to attend the Dallas Field Target Club match on August 11 at Elm Fork Shooting Range.
See you at the next match,
ASC Field Target Match Director
Arlington Sportsman’s Club