Gettin' psyched for the 3rd Annual Sporter Master. I've come a long way since last October but have few illusions of the grandeur displayed by Danny and Dwight in the past two Sporter Master events. I hope Chicago Mike - my home boy - is coming again as he's a great guy, a great competitor and a lot of fun. Different rifle this time with the same optics. I am confident that the rifle - my son's 10/22 with the Kidd barrel and the Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40 AO - can shoot well and I now have a shooting pad and bipod for the raptor; 3 good magazines; a brick of SK+and a whole year of good experience at the monthly matches. I owe 90 percent of any improvements I've made to Dwight, Danny, Ulus, Willie, Peary, Ray, Ricky, Randy and Paul who all helped me rise to mediocrity - at least - and I'm grateful for their mentoring. I wish that all NASA members could have had the experience I've had over the past year. We have a good place to shoot but it's the people that make this club special. See you on Saturday morning!
Post by Danny Creasy on Oct 20, 2012 18:38:57 GMT -6
"A picture is worth a thousand words", right? But you know me, here are the thousand words as well.
It started out a little chilly but turned out to be a beautiful day - pretty much a totally blue sky for most of the match. Perfectly still this morning with winds picking up later in the morning. It was actually gusty at times for the longer range Raptor Match.
Three first time Sporter Master competitors took the firing line today and exhibited the characteristics that make NASA, Inc. a great place to shoot - safety, sportsmanship, and competitiveness.
Here are todays shooters and what they brought to the party:
Randy King (his second Sporter Master), Marlin 795, Bushnell 4-12, SK Std Plus David Malone (his second), Ruger 10/22, Leupold VariX III 6.5-20, Lapua Center X B. J. Kavanaugh (his first), Savage Mk II FV, Barska Varmint 6-24X42, CCI SV Dave Hollimon (his third), CZ 452 American, Weaver 40/44 6.5-20X44, Wolf ME Gary Loden (his first), Ruger 10/22, Nikon ProStaff, CCI SV Ricky King (his third), Savage Mk II, Shootersedge 6-18X40, Wolf MT Bill Parkhurst (his second), Ruger 10/22, Nikon Buckmasters 6-18X40, SK Std Plus John Warffeli III (his first), CZ 452 American (left hand model), Nikon ProStaff 3-9X40, SK Rifle Match
Rookie B. J. calmly set up his bench and edged out Bill Parkurst and not by X count my friends, but 10 count for first place.
B. J. Kavanaugh 221-1X-10/10s Bill Parkhurst 221-1X-8/10s David Malone 216-0X-7/10s Dave Hollimon 216-0X-4/10s Gary Loden 202-2X Randy King 190-0X Ricky King 180-2X John Warffeli 159-0X
Here is B. J.'s USBR target (Green Monster indeed):
50 Yard Silhouette Event (50/25 Sporter set up) - total # of silos left standing by # left up in top row
Randy King shot exceptionally well and only left three little chickens standing. He is always near the top in our monthly 50/25 Matches.
Randy King 3X3 David Malone 4X4 B. J. Kavanaugh 5X5 Gary Loden 6X6 Ricky King 8X6 Bill Parkhurst 10X6 Dave Hollimon 11X6 John Warffeli 14X7
Here are the top two 50/25 scoresheets:
25 Yard Speed Event (Rapidfire Rimfire set up) - aggregate time to clean four rows of silos with a 36 second handicap for bolt guns
David has become an accomplished offhand shot this year and he smoked the field in Rapidfire Rimfire.
David Malone 25.42 seconds Randy King 30.80 Gary Loden 42.68 Dave Hollimon 67.12 Ricky King 68.16 B. J. Kavanaugh 86.78 John Warffeli 101.19 Bill Parkhurst 119.87
Here are the top two RFRF score sheets. Are ya beginning to see a pattern folks?
50 and 25 Yard Three Position Match (the three slow fire stages of CMP Sporter) - prone and sitting at 50 and offhand at 25
The CMP Sporter session of the Sporter Master is always tight at the top and this year was no exception. Randy edged out the two Davids with a solid performance.
Randy King 99-5x, 96-3X, 99-5X, 294-13X Dave Hollimon 100-9X, 97-0X, 96-2X, 293-11X David Malone 97-8X, 98-5X, 95-5X, 290-18X B. J. Kavanaugh 99-5X, 94-1X, 97-5X, 290-11X Gary Loden 96-2X, 98-2X, 95-2X, 289-6X Ricky King 98-4X, 84-1X, 98-2X,280-7X Bill Parkhurst 99-1X, 86-2X, 99-1X, 276-4X John Warffelli 89-2X, 93-0X, 91-1X, 273-3X
Here are Randy's targets:
90 Yard Long Range Prone Event (Raptor Match set up) - standing start to prone, 10 rds in one minute, 5 chickens, bi-pod or throw down bag
Ricky and Randy were the only two shooters that knocked down all fifteen of the little chickens. David Malone came in to this event with the lead but two stubborn little birds simply would not fall.
Ricky King 0 left standing (tied with his brother Randy) Randy King 0 Dave Hollimon 1 David Malone 2 John Warffeli 3 (tied with other first timer B. J. Kavanaugh) B. J. Kavanaugh 3 Bill Parkhurst 4 Gary Loden 5
The King brothers were the only two that cleaned the racks. They split the 1st and 2nd place Sporter Master points of the Raptor event.
It was an exciting match with a close finish between David Malone and Randy King. They are two great guys and it is a shame one of em had to finish second.
Keep in mind folks, Randy won this with a Marlin 795. He has CZs, Rugers, and who knows what else but on this day, he grabbed the little Marlin semi-auto and showed why their have been like elevendy million made.
Dwight admires Randy's Sporter Master prize at a later match:
Post by randy king on Oct 20, 2012 21:34:02 GMT -6
I just wanted to say THANK YOU! To all that said congrats or shook my hand and said good shooting. I was proud to stand and compete with such a great group of guys today! I did not think I could reach my goals halfway through the compitition, David is such a good shooter and had proved it all day! I believe I had a little luck on my side today. I did at one time think back to the first Sporter Master Match when Danny just kept shooting after a slow start, and I think that helped me as well. What a great bunch of shooters we have in this club! Thanks Again!