Match Results Sacramento Valley FTC - Saturday March 23th, Ione CA
Note the new day and new range for the Ione Matches in 2019. Saturdays at Range 9
Your Invited: Sacramento Valley Field Target Match - Saturday March 23th, Ione CA
Come on out and join us for our first match of 2019. We will set up a challenging but fun course to give you a chance to test your skills in shooting Field Target. The weather looks questionable at the moment, but we shoot from under cover so unless it looks like a heavy rain we will hold the match.
Location: Sacramento Valley Shooting Center - Click here for directions
Upon arrival at the range take a right at the 'T', near the range office, up the hill to Range 9 (First range past the Cowboy Shooters range). The match is open to anyone interested in learning about Field Target competition as well as experienced shooters.
Equipment requirements: .177 or .22 caliber air rifle shooting at 20 foot lbs of energy or less. Almost all spring powered or piston air rifles qualify. Most .177 PCP rifles and most .22 PCP air rifles shooting 750 fps of less qualify.
Optional but recommended, a set of shooting sticks or adjustable bi-pod and a bucket or stool to sit on while shooting. Eye protection is required for all participants and observers.
The Game: We will be shooting a field target match using knock down targets at ranges from 10 to 55 yards with bullseyes from 0.5 to 2.0 inches.
Course set up:...............8:00 am
Regstn and Sight In .....8:45 am
Match start:..................9:30am (approx)
Match fees will be $20 per person
Cold Beverages and light lunch will be provided
Questions? Contact Jim Cyran at jimcyran "at" pacbell "dot" net
Posted for our Match Director Scott
Friday night ... IT RAINED and we mean REALLY rained to the tune of nearly and inch in the evening before making for one heck of a slosh fest come 8:00 A.M. during set up. It was still drizzling driving out and the first 45 min or so of setting course. Those crossing bridges mid field had water flowing over them and many shallow lakes across the entirety of the field .... but alas we're FIELD TARGET shooters and payed no mind 8)
Turn out was a bit light for our typical season opener ( Likely due to the weather ) yet we still had 16 make it our for what ended up as a beautiful day of shooting. We ended up setting 48 shots under the cover ( all string reset knock downs ) and 6 offhand/kneeler shots for match total of 54
* I apologize for NOT GIVING due credit during the pre-match meeting to our club member FRED B who over the winter took ALL of the clubs Gamo targets home, stripped off 4 years of paint and did a total repaint of them for our shooting and visual enjoyment ! Thank you FRED.
We also had the pleasure of having Bob K take the drive down from Snowy SE Oregon to rejoin the group for much laughter and catching up after he left the area upon his retirement last fall, along with John K coming up from Southern Ca to join in the fun. Nice to see you gentlemen !!
Saturday at IONE was our first being years past we always shot on Sundays, Please make note of this as EVERY match at IONE this season will be a Saturday and ALL the YOLO matches on Sunday.
Today's scores are as follows:
54 Shot Match/ 6 forced position shots
Jack C 42
Mark W 43
Bob K 35
Cameron K 32
Riz M 52 * Match high score
Robert S 46
Scott S 46
Jim C 50
Fred B 49
Robb R 42
John K 41
Jim M 40
Russ H 39
Frank W 36
Marty g 34
After the match we had a light lunch that the SVFTC provides, drinks and cookies too. Pick up all but 3 lanes of targets and proceeded to spend the next few hours just screwing around with some sighting in powder guns for the upcoming squirrel season up north. Rumor has it shooting FT makes us better squirrel shooters and shooting squirrels makes us better FT shooters ? .... seems to work.
Thanks to all who made it out, we all were treated to a wonderful day with just enough breeze to make you NEED TOO correct for it having few shots at the further distance hit where you aimed !! unless you did some wind doping. Hope those brave enough to aim outside the KZ learned something today as it is a skill set required when shooting in the wind, be it at a match or just shooting in general.
Scott S & Jim C
SVFTC Match Directors
La Pine, Oregon USA
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