Morro Bay Airgunners/SLSBA

Central Coast Field Target
Match Results 04/19/2015

1Burciaga, ArtHunterAir Arms TX200SRMillet 4-16x50AA 8.44gr35/4872.9%
2Pacheco, VinceFreestyleDiana 54UTG 3-12x44AA 8.44gr30/4862.5%
3Carmello, JeffFreestyleDiana 54CenterPoint 4-16x40JSB 10.34gr29/4860.4%
4Knapp, JohnHunterAir Arms TX200Hawke 3-12x50JSB 8.44gr20/4841.7%
5Baldwin, WilliamHunterAir Arms TX200UTG 3-12x44Beeman 10.65gr8/4816.7%

1Easton, RonnieFreestyleUSFT Hunter #192Leupold 40x???39/4881.3%
2Burns, WayneOpenUSFT #44BSA 10-50x60JSB 8.44gr38/4879.2%
3Smith, LonnieFreestyleDaystate MK IIISimmons 6.5-20xJSB 13.43gr34/4870.8%
4Bergquist, JohnFreestyleCrosman ChallengerHawke 8-32x56JSB 8.44gr30/4862.5%
5Biergiel, FredHunterDaystate MK IVHawke 3-12x50JSB 8.44gr29/4860.4%
6Hull, Alan HaroldWFTFBenjamin DiscoveryUTG 6-24x50CPL 7.9gr29/4860.4%
7Eannetta, TerryFreestyleBenjamin MarauderUTG 3-12x44JSB 10.34gr27/4856.3%
8English, ScottFreestyleHamerli PnuemaUTG 3-12x44JSB 10.34gr27/4856.3%
9Hull, ScottHunterMarauder/carbineUTG 3-12x44JSB 8.44gr26/4854.2%
10Flynn, JudHunterRAW HM1000Hawke 3-12x50AA 10.34gr25/4852.1%
11Thurber, DaveHunterAir Force Talon SSHawke AirMaxJSB 14.3gr24/4850.0%

"Freestyle" unless competitor indicates otherwise. "???" indicates info was not provided.

Match director: Scott Hull

We had 16 competitors show up (5 Piston and 11 Pre-charge) at the Morro Bay Airgunners 2nd Anniversary Field Target match. We are now in our 3rd year of hosting field target matches on the Central Coast. Temperatures were cool but many of us still chose to camp at the range. I arrived Saturday at the range around noon and a few eager competitors were already there waiting to site their rifles in for the next days match. By the time I got the BBQ fired up, we had about a dozen early arrivals who were ready to eat. We did a little more sighting in after dinner as the winds calmed down enough for me to get a decent zero dialed in. We had competitors from Oregon, and all over California including Sacramento, SF Bay area, and the LA area.

Reveille (revelry?) sounded at 6am Sunday morning. We had overcast skies and cool temps (cool by our standards). Winds were calm and initial scores were looking good as we progressed through the lanes. A few of us were shooting 12fpe and keeping our fingers crossed for the calm winds. Alan was one of the 12fpe shooters and was like the "canary in the coal mine" for any faulty targets. He utilized the protest procedure three times and each time the target failed the 4fpe test and had to be corrected. He got to re-shoot each replaced target to earn his points. The sun came out around 10am and winds slowly picked up. By the end of the match, the winds were probably averaging 8-12mph with occasional lulls which some tried to take advantage of. I saw some amazing shots on the far lane 12 target (no wind protection). I saw one shooter take it down 2x, as their final target, in the worst winds of the day.

In the end, the far targets combined with the winds made for a tough course. Art Burciaga was the high Piston shooter with a fantastic 35/48. And Ronnie Easton was the Pre-charge champ with the overall match high score of 39/48. Wayne Burns was close behind with a 38/48.

The campsites:

Terry deciding which gun to use:

Fred and Jud get sited in:

Wayne practices and assitant MD Bob gets some play time in:

Time to eat - finally!:

Art Burciaga's super-accurate TX200SR:

Sunday morning - match day:

A red-tailed hawk watches us from it's nest:

Shooter's meeting:

Wayne (standing) and Jud (kneeling) at the positional lanes:

Jud shooting:

Across the bridge:

Far end of the course:

Jeff shooting, John B scoring:

Fred shooting, William scoring:

Dave shooting, Lonnie scoring:

John K shooting, Scott E scoring:

Jeff shooting:

Vince shooting:

John B shooting, Jeff scoring:

Wayne shooting, Alan scoring:

Scott shooting. Sitting on the ground didn't work well for the partially obscured target:

William shooting, Fred scoring:

Competitors gather at the clubhouse after the match:


Awards "ceremony":

Piston awards - Art 1st - Vince (left early) 2nd - Jeff 3rd:

Pre-charge awards - Lonnie 3rd - Wayne 2nd - Ronnie 1st - and the match director: