June 2012 Newsletter


Upcoming meetings: June 7th & July 5th (all meetings are at the Griggs Hunter Ed room @ 7pm)

Upcoming work parties: No work parties planned for June (maintenance chair Greg Hagen 545-4705, work parties start @ 8am)

If you have been to the range lately, you probably have noticed that the old office trailer is gone. The last work party finished the demolition and removal of everything except for the aluminum and steel that we are going to sell as scrap. All money from this sale will be returned to the club. The snake that had been residing in the trailer was not seen, but numerous mice that were made homeless were seen fleeing the destruction.

Safety reminder for this newsletter concerns the use of steel core ammunition. Ammunition with steel core bullets is most often imported from Russia in the form of 7.62×39, 7.62×54, 7.62×51 (308 Win), 9mm Luger, and other calibers. The use of this ammunition is restricted to paper targets only, with impact in the dirt berm. NEVER use steel core ammunition on any steel target. We are rapidly approaching the summer fire season, and steel core projectiles striking steel targets starts fires. If you are not sure if you have steel core ammunition, there is a magnet on the range master stand next to the dud box to verify what you have.

A new feature at the range is four wood and plastic benches that were purchased by the club and assembled by Sam Kniveton. These were purchased for use by the Hunter Ed groups, Women and Youth Days and other events at our range. Also the backs of these benches fold over to make into tables for reloading and future barbeques.

Hunter Ed classes have started again for the year. We also have some NRA instructors using our range, and we have our usual compliment of 5 different match disciplines. The schedule is getting pretty busy, but we are trying to accommodate general shooting and keep as many days open as we can. Remember that general shooting is always allowed during Hunter Ed classes, NRA instructor classes, CMP matches, NRA Sporting Highpower matches, and Cast Bullet matches. General shooting is NOT allowed during Benchrest matches and Three Gun matches, and remember that the range is closed during work parties. We also want to remind you that additional time is needed for setup before the matches, and all this info is on the club schedule. You can see the schedule on the club website, and it is also posted in the railcar above the sign in sheet.


Hunter Bench: (Match Director Wally Ruff 967-5087)

Upcoming matches: June 30th and July 28th (both are registered matches @ 100 & 200 yd, 7am start)

Match results: May 19th 100 yds Glenn Sampson 249-16x, 200 yds Dick Hohstadt 237-0x, 100/200 yd aggregate Glenn Sampson 483-17x.

Highpower: (Match Director Gaylord Baker 628-9044)

Upcoming matches: June 2nd, the regular match starting at 8:00, with a bolt gun match to follow from 11: to 2:00, and July 7th (7:30 set-up, start shooting at 8:00).

April results: Gaylord Baker 750-14x, Dave Baalman 723-12x, Cozy Baker 696-5x. May results: Gaylord Baker 742-9x, Dave Baalman 716-12x, and Ryan Bongers 710-17x.

If you are interested in joining us, we have a very relaxed match, where we stress the safety rules and have a lot of fun. The bolt match is for any military bolt action, but again, very relaxed so bring your Garand for this one if and join us.

Three Gun: (Match Director Mark Perkins 509-301-9407)

Upcoming matches: September 1st (12 pm start)

May results: Mark P. 98.15 secs, Bob B 105.13 secs, and Adam 119.09 secs.

NRA Highpower Sporting Rifle: (Match Director Dave Baalman 528-0813)

Upcoming matches: June 13 (that’s a Wednesday night, 5pm start)

Cast Bullet: (Match Director George Damron)

Upcoming matches: July 1st

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