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Volume 11, Issue 4 - - - - - - - October - December, 2008
Clark Rifles, Inc.
The weather was almost perfect for our match. It was really cold, but there was almost no wind.
Had a new shooter come back and did really well considering scores shot last week.
We had six shooters. It is down a bit, but the holidays are probably keeping them doing other things. We will be shooting next week, but will not shoot on Christmas. It appears that we will shoot on New Years (pending hangovers).
It has been a great year for us at Clark Rifles, Inc. We finished our new club house and working on expanding our pistol range.
22LR RIFLES SCORES 12/11/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Mike Saunders Sporter 22LR 194/2x Bob Smith Sporter 22LR 171/1x Rich Baumgardner Sporter 22LR 212/1x Bud Lawry Custom 22LR 224/2x Mike Saunders Custom 22LR 188/2x Rich Baumgardner Custom 22LR 197/1x Bob Smith Custom 22LR 181/1x Bud Lawry Unl 22LR 237/5x Rich Baumgardner Unl 22LR 213/3x Bob Smith Unl 22LR 193/2x Mike Saunders Plinker 22LR 188/2x 3-Gun AGG Rich Baumgardner 22LR 622/5x 17HMR/MACH 2 RIFLE SCORES 12/11/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Don Gartin Sporter 17HMR 211/1x Don Gartin Custom 17HMR 218 22LR PISTOL SCORES 12/11/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Kadow Custom/Pistol 22LR 240/11x Bob Kadow Unl/Pistol 22LR 242/4x
Clark Rifles, Inc.
Had a nice morning for shooting. It was clear, cold and the wind was blowing. We are starting to get the East wind that blows through the Columbia Gorge and it can really blow.
We had one new shooter and one observer that came up to see what it is all about.
We are not shooting on Christmas so we will only have three matches this month. Last month we missed two days because of the weather.
22LR RIFLES SCORES 12/4/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Cruden Sporter 22LR 222/1x Bud Lawry Sporter 22LR 209/3x Bob Smith Sporter 22LR 148 Rich Baumgardner Sporter 22LR 212/2x Bud Lawry Custom 22LR 211/3x Rich Baumgardner Custom 22LR 231/2x Bob Smith Custom 22LR 75 Bud Lawry Unl 22LR 236/6x Rich Baumgardner Unl 22LR 189/1x Bob Smith Unl 22LR 135 Bob Cruden Plinker 22LR 208/1x Bud Lawry Plinker 22LR 198/1x 3-Gun AGG Bud Lawry 22LR 656/12x Rich Baumgardner 22LR 632/5x 17HMR/MACH 2 RIFLE SCORES 12/4/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Dave Christie Sporter 17HMR 214/2x Don Gartin Sporter 17HMR 199 Don Gartin Custom 17HMR 187/1x 22LR PISTOL SCORES 12/4/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Kadow Sporter/Pistol 22LR 224/1x Bob Kadow Custom/Pistol 22LR 235/2x Bob Kadow Unl/Pistol 22LR 239/4x Bob Kadow 3-Gun Agg 22LR 698/7x
Clark Rifles, Inc.
We did not shoot on the November 20th. It was the last of hunting season and only 4 shooters showed up. The rain was coming down in buckets with the wind was blowing sideways. We have a lot more fun sitting in the range house and talking (well really BSing).
I dont think we will be shooting on Thanksgiving, but a decision hasnt been made yet.
Also this month we have been shooting USBR for one year. I can tell you that every one is really enjoying it. We really appreciate all the help we have gotten over this past year. Dennis some of us are going to try and make it down for one of your matches next year.
Happy Thanksgiving, to all of you and your families.
22LR RIFLES SCORES 11/13/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Cruden Sporter 22LR 212 Mike Saunders Sporter 22LR 184 Bud Lawry Sporter 22LR 206 Rich Baumgardner Sporter 22LR 213/2x Bud Lawry Custom 22LR 205/2x Rich Baumgardner Custom 22LR 211 Roger Baxter Custom 22LR 198/1x Bud Lawry Unl 22LR 238/6x Roger Baxter Unl 22LR 178/2x Bob Cruden Plinker 22LR 193 Mike Saunders Plinker 22LR 182 3-Gun AGG Bud Lawry 22LR 649/8x 17HMR/MACH 2 RIFLE SCORES 11/13/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Dave Christie Sporter 17HMR 208/1x Leonard Kleider Sporter 17HMR 177/1x Don Gartin Sporter 17HMR 165 Don Gartin Custom 17HMR 198/1x 22LR PISTOL SCORES 11/13/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Kadow Sporter/Pistol 22LR 218/2x Bob Kadow Custom/Pistol 22LR 230/4x Bob Kadow Unlimited/Pistol 22LR 227/7x Bob Kadow 3-Gun Agg 22LR 675/13x
Emerald Empire USBR
.22 Semi-auto Only USBR Match at EEGC
In this months episode of As The Powder Burns something a little different. Tired of the same old highly accurate super specialized custom built rifles designed to do nothing but hit the center of a ridiculously small target, the cast of As The Powder Burns decided to hold a match for the more common mans rifle, to thank the little people who have propelled our cast to stardom in the world of competition shooters everywhere. After much discussion they believed that there was nothing more common than the .22 semi-auto. Thus a match for .22 semi-auto only was set up. And what a match it was, you couldn't get any more common than the thirteen shooters who showed up for the match. While the popular 10/22 in its many forms was the predominate choice there was also a few other makers wares present, a Remington Nylon 66, a nice little Montgomery Wards and of all things a Smith and Wesson Model 41 pistol.
Now to keep things fair we did break things down into two classes, one for guns that came out of the box just as the maker intended, we called that the Factory class, and one for those who just can't seem to leave well enough alone and like to add all manner of extra parts and do dads to make their very own special paper perforator. We called that the Unlimited class.
The first two targets where shot at 25 yards and everyone felt pretty good about how things were going. Then we moved to 50 yards for the next two targets. That's when the moaning started, before a shot was even fired. Now at this point it must be made clear that a Match Director must exercise the utmost in discression when it comes to reporting scores to protect the innocent, and if any of our shooters were innocent this might present a problem however since space is limited we will just hit the high lights.
Factory Target 1, 25 yds Target 2 ,25 yds Target 3, 50 yds Target 4, 50 yds 1 Gib Scott 224 0X Gib Scott 227 3X Gib Scott 206 2X Gib Scott 183 6X 2 Leo Aregian 220 1X* Dave Caffe 200 0X Dave Caffe 140 0X Leo Agregian 171* 3 Bob Tews 187 1X Bob Tews 185 0X William Tapp 74 0X Dave Caffe 140 0X Unlimited Target 1, 25 yds Target 2, 25 yds Target 3, 50 yds Target 4, 50 yds 1 Wes King 248 6X Wes King 250 12X Wes King 223 0X Wes King 226 1X 2 Jerry Snider 241 3X Don Jacobson 246 5X August Kuhs 216 0X Arlin Brewer 216 4X 3 Arlin Brewer 240 7X Jerry Snider 244 4X Jerry Snider 215 2X Don Jacobson 202 1X * Leo Aregian used a S&W 41 pistol for the Factory Class.
There you have it. As everyone seemed to enjoy themselves despite all the moaning and whining we will hold more matches for the accuracy challenged next season.
Clark Rifles, Inc.
What a day. Shot in the rain with the wind blowing. You would think that winter was on its way. Had only six shooters show up today, but we still had a nice match.
22LR RIFLES SCORES 11/6/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Cruden Sporter 22LR 212/4x Rich Baumgardner Sporter 22LR 213/2x Rich Baumgardner Custom 22LR 189/1x Rich Baumgardner Unl 22LR 214/2x Bob Cruden Plinker 22LR 208/2x 3-Gun AGG Rich Baumgardner 22LR 616/5x 17HMR/MACH 2 RIFLE SCORES 11/6/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Roger Baxter Sporter 17HMR 214/4x Adam Herbert Sporter 17HMR 203 Leonard Kleider Sporter 17HMR 203 Roger Baxter Custom 17HMR 219 Leonard Kleider Custom 17HMR 173/1x Roger Baxter Unl 17HMR 227/4x 3-Gun Agg Roger Baxter 17HMR 660/9x 22LR PISTOL SCORES 11/6/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Kadow Sporter/Pistol 22LR 228/5x Bob Kadow Custom/Pistol 22LR 236/5x Bob Kadow Unl/Pistol 22LR 239/6x Bob Kadow 3-Gun Agg 22LR 703/16x
Clark Rifles, Inc.
It was a perfect shooting day. Clouds and no wind. A couple of really nice scores were shot a 245 and a 246. We had eight shooters. We are in our hunting season and the shooters participation goes down.
We are looking at a cold winter of shooting.
22LR RIFLES SCORES 10/30/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Rob Skeens Sporter 22LR 220/2x Bob Cruden Sporter 22LR 228/4x Larry Cole Sporter 22LR 215 Bud Lawry Sporter 22LR 228/4x Rich Baumgardner Sporter 22LR 225/4x Larry Cole Custom 22LR 224/2x Bud Lawry Custom 22LR 243/4x Tim Hayes Custom 22LR 190/1x Rich Baumgardner Custom 22LR 209/1x Bud Lawry Unl 22LR 245/11x Larry Cole Unl 22LR 232/3x Rich Baumgardner Unl 22LR 211/3x Bob Cruden Plinker 22LR 221/1x 3-Gun AGG 10/30/2008 Bud Lawry 716/19x 17HMR/MACH 2 RIFLE SCORES 10/30/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Roger Baxter Sporter 17HMR 227/1x Roger Baxter Custom 17HMR 216/1x Roger Baxter Unl 17HMR 219/1x Roger Baxter 3-Gun Agg 662/3x 22LR PISTOL SCORES 10/30/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Kadow Custom/Pistol 22LR 227/7x Bob Kadow Unl/Pistol 22LR 246/9x
Clark Rifles, Inc.
Here are our scores for the match yesterday. It was cold and windy so the scores werent really good. Didnt have a big turn out this week. It is our hunting season and a lot of our shooters are hunting. I have seen one of our shooters that ran the match last week so I did not have the scores to post. Will get them to you as soon as I get them.
22LR RIFLES SCORES 10/9/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Cruden Sporter 22LR 180 Mike Saunders Sporter 22LR 146/1x Bud Lawry Sporter 22LR 217/2x Rich Baumgartner Sporter 22LR 219/2x Bud Lawry Custom 22LR 230/4x Bud Lawry Unl 22LR 230/4x Mike Saunders Plinker 22LR 183 17HMR/MACH 2 RIFLE SCORES 10/9/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Dave Christie Sporter 17HMR 212/2x Roger Baxter Sporter 17HMR 202 Roger Baxter Unl 17HMR 215/2x 22LR PISTOL SCORES 10/9/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Kadow Custom/Pistol 22LR 225/3x Bob Kadow Unl/Pistol 22LR 238/6x
Clark Rifles, Inc.
Got to the range this morning and it was cold and overcast with the wind blowing. Only had 5 shooters show up. Shot some nice scores and had a lot of fun. As you notice more and more of the shooters are shooting more than one class.
22LR RIFLES SCORES 10/16/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Mike Saunders Custom 22LR 174/1x Rich Baumgardner Custom 22LR 211/2x Rich Baumgardner Unl 22LR 218/2x Mike Saunders Plinker 22LR 183 17HMR/MACH 2 RIFLE SCORES 10/16/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Dave Christie Sporter 17HMR 211/1x Roger Baxter Sporter 17HMR 206/2x Roger Baxter Custom 17HMR 215/2x Roger Baxter Unl 17HMR 146/1x Roger Baxter 3-Gun Agg 17HMR 567/5x 22LR PISTOL SCORES 10/16/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Kadow Sporter/Pistol 22LR 236/2x Bob Kadow Custom/Pistol 22LR 234/4x Bob Kadow Unlimited/Pistol 22LR 235/4x Bob Kadow 3-Gun Agg 22LR 705/10x
Postal Match #39
Here are the scores for the targets submitted for Match # 39 which ended on 9-17-08
Ray Siefert - custom class - 249, 10x, 22lr. Ray Siefer - custom class - 249, 12x, 22lr Earl Eckert - sporter class - 198, 22lr Earl Eckert - plinker class - 171, 22lr Earl Eckert - sporter class - 204, 1x, 22lr.
Emerald Empire USBR
In todays episode of As The Powder Burns, pears, sleep deprivation and canine distress. Friday night as our Match Director loaded the truck with all the gear he and Mrs. Match Director would need to shoot the following days IR 50/50 and USBR matches he knew it would be a good day for shooting. The weather was going to be pleasant with winds of only 6 mph. and Mrs. Match Director was looking forward to trying her IR50/50 sporter that the Match Director had just finished putting a new barrel on. As they prepared to go to bed Mrs. Match director let the three dogs outside to perform their final formalities before getting a good nights sleep. After a few minutes two of the dogs returned ready to hit the sack, Mrs. M. stood at the back door waiting for Jake, her Labrador to return. After five more minutes of waiting Mrs. M. grabbed the flashlight and headed out to see what Jake was up to. She found him under the pear tree gulping down pears that had dropped from the tree as fast as he possibly could. Now Jakes motto is " if it might be food swallow it, if it's not food you can throw it up later". As a young pup Jake once snatched a KFC chicken leg off of the unattended plate of Mrs. M. and swallowed it in one gulp! Caught in the act Jake now sheepishly headed for the house waddling along with his stomach looking like he swallowed a basket ball. Once inside he wouldn't sit or lay down and kept pacing the floor. Mrs. M. stayed up with him taking him out to walk every 20 minutes or so hoping thing would pass. At 2:30 the Match Director was informed it was time to take Jake to the Emergency Vet. Hospital. After the appropriate poking, prodding, Xrays, ultrasound and bottle full of ten dollar each pills the Vet said "Probably to many pears, see the cashier on the way out". The Match Directors wallet properly drained they headed back home to get an hours nap before heading to the range. The Ir 50/50 match went quite well, Mrs. Ms sporter shot well and in the Unlimited class she shot a 250 21X, an out standing score. Next up USBR. Now it is no doubt due to the lack of sleep that Mrs. M. picked up the Match Directors Cooper IR 50 sporter as well as the precious supply of UM1 ammo to use in it and headed for the line. The Match Director thought about bringing this error to her attention but upon mature reflection and in consideration of the possible ramifications concerning the long drive home decided not to push his luck. Jim and Linda came down from Albany an Leo, who we haven't seen in years came over from the coast to shoot with us. Just in case your wondering, by the end of the day Jake had divested himself of pears and upon arriving home headed straight to the pear tree. Fortunately Mrs. Match Director caught up with him before he could get to his second pear and dragged him off.
Sporter Custom Unlimited Agg. Dennis DiFeo 229 0X 246 5X 242 3X 717 8X Melisa Monson 231 2X 236 4X 244 7X 711 13X Leo Aregian 218 1X 219 0X 230 2X 667 3X Linda Johnson 219 3X 186 1X 193 1X 598 5X Jerry Snider 233 4X 238 2X 241 5X 712 11X
Angelina Rifle & Pistol Club
Well we had a very good year this year. For the last match of the year we had 16 shooters who shot 37 targets. We also had 5 jrs. shooting this month. Everyone seemed to have a good time and we had a couple of new shooters from Louisiana. The new range is starting to show off its ability to come through with some good scores. Here are the results for this match and the new Champions of 2008 season.
Plinker Class Jrs. Carl Rosenberger 207 Jenna Skinner 208 Charlie Free 206 Parker Ford 186 Jay Judge 204 Sporter Class Charles Bailey 224 Jenna Skinner 215 Harry Berry 223 Parker Ford 179 Charlie Free 219 Custom Class Charles Bailey 239 3-Xs Parker Ford 234 Richard Bumpus 232 Jenna Skinner 229 Charlie Free 223 Colton Henderson 200 Unlimited Class Charles Bailey 239 2-Xs Mitch Hogg 225 Harry Berry 235 Colton Henderson 223 Charlie Free 233 Parker Ford 212 High Aggregate Charles Bailey 702 out of a possible 750 High Overall Charles Bailey Now here are our 2008 Champions Plinker Class Jr. Charlie Free 1635 Jenna Skinner 802 Sporter Class Charles Bailey 1695 Jenna Skinner 1106 Custom Class Charles Bailey 1860 Emily Hogg 1346 Unlimited Class Charles Bailey 1871 Mitch Hogg 1531
The four class were won by Plinker 30pts, Sporter 2 pts, Custom 11 pts and Unlimited by 18. You can see we had some good competition that came down to the last match. We tried to get Charles to choke but he came through under pressure. The door prizes were won by Emily, Charlie, Parker, Harry, Cecil, Charles and Jenna. Harry and Charlie won all the money cans. We sent Mitch down to start the hamburgers and he proceeded to burn most of them but we were pretty hungry so they were good. Since he burnt them this year he has to cook again next year. Thanks to everyone who shot with us this year and we hope to see everyone next February. It took a minimum of 30 more pts to win the overall this year. The Unlimited class was 41 pts higher than last years score, as you can tell we are learning how to shoot this new range.
Remember keep it in the 10.
Clark Rifles, Inc.
Well the day started off with fog. When the fog cleared it was a beautiful day. We didnt have a lot of shooters (5), but I assume that everyone is hunting. I shot the highest X count I have ever shot (11). Great day for shooting.
22LR RIFLES SCORES 10/23/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Rob Skeens Sporter 22LR 228/5x 17HMR/MACH 2 RIFLE SCORES 10/23/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE David Kadow Sporter 17MH2 211/4x Roger Baxter Sporter 17HMR 212/2x Roger Baxter Custom 17HMR 214/2x Roger Baxter Unl 17HMR 222/2x Roger Baxter 3-Gun Agg 17HMR 648/6x 22LR PISTOL SCORES 10/23/2008 NAME CLASS CALIBER SCORE Bob Kadow Sporter/Pistol 22LR 229/3x Bob Kadow Custom/Pistol 22LR 236/6x Bob Kadow Unlimited/Pistol 22LR 240/11x Bob Kadow 3-Gun Agg 22LR 705/20x