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Old 05-11-2008, 8:13 AM
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Default Results-WEGC/PBR "Night Match" 5/10

Hey Folks,
Surprisingly we had 6 shooters on the Eve of Mother's Day to shoot the Precision Bolt Match at West End Gun Club. I also got to meet some new folks and place faces with names as well. Welcome aboard and hope to see you again.

We started at 1830 and were done by 2130 with 9 stages overall.

This was good since it allowed me to try out the new timing system that we will be using at the SCPRC. I can time up to 6 shooters simultaneously so that should speed things up a bit at this years match. Again this year we will be shooting in squads of 6. The guys liked the timing system and so do I. There will be 3-4 stages that are timed at the SCPRC this year. Time is a factor used to break ties along with "X" Count.

Once your done shooting you simply push the "Red Button" to stop your time. So easy even a caveman can do it.

We practiced the close range stuff out to 325 yards, which tells us we need more of that, practice. Seriously folks, practice hits, don't give away easy points. As we all know, the farther out the shot, the greater degree in error. The darkness did play a factor somewhat, but keep in mind that's a componenent to shooting at night. Shadows and darkness do play a factor.

Here is the order of finish with 3 people hitting their "Cold Bore Shot", those being; Dave McGrath, Pascal Baudar and John Rose. Good job men. The Cold Bore was at 110 yards at a 1" paster.

Good Job John.
1) John Rose (260pts)
2) Dave McGrath (237pts)
3) Pascal Baudar (173pts)
4) Brad Bolves (148pts)
5) Randall Rausch (134pts)
6) Matt Simmons (67pts)

Here's some pics.



The "Stop Button"

The orange dot on the first row across for all 6 shooters was the cold bore shot. The black dot was a follow up shot to adjust.



This is a rare shot of "The Frog" going for a kill on his arch enemy Mr. Grasshopper at 100 yards. With his precision and prowess he took out the grasshopper with a single shot. His precision and practice with his viper .22 has paid off, dinner served.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:26 AM
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Timer system looks pretty sweet Mark.

Lets just hope Kurt doesnt drop his fist on it after he blows a shot. LOL
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Looks like a good time. Bummed I missed it.
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Thought it was cancelled?
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It was saturday night instead.
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Thought it was cancelled?
Sunday moved to saturday night a few days ago.
There was a thread here announcing and confirming that.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...ad.php?t=99613

The wind was calm once the sun set so you would really not have gotten any valuable input as to how our wind moves.

Shooting by a 3 second strobe is not easy...
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Cool glad you guys had fun. Wish I would of know could of made a trip pre friends B-Day party.
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Default Tips on shooting at night

Hey Men, some valuable lessons here but shooting at night does add a twist to things as many of you well know. You really have to take into account your shadows which can make you shoot left, right, up or down depending upon where the source light is coming from. That may be a tip as well.

Glad to see you guys come out and very impressed with new shooter Brad, good job and hope to see you back. We may be shooting another Night/Day match next month where we do a little shooting the night before regular Sunday match. The Cowboys are having their "End of The Trail" match the same weekend so I need to talk with them to see what we can and can't do if anything at all for Sunday. I'll keep you folks posted.

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Vu: "Timer system looks pretty sweet Mark.

Lets just hope Kurt doesnt drop his fist on it after he blows a shot. LOL"


That's OK, if he breaks it that's an automatic stage DQ...

I bought a sturdy momentary button, it works pretty good. Those aren't the original stop buttons, the original ones are more for stopping with your thumb, not good for what we do. Ok for Track & Field not this application though.

I like it and it's simple to use too. The feedback I got was all positive. Just trying new things as we evolve in this game.

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Purdy fancy electrical gizmos you go there...

Can you shock the shooter next to you with that BIG red button???

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