On Saturday, November 25, 2023 eight (8) shooters came out to fire the Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match. With temperatures that rose all the way to 27 F it identified with the match name. No tent, yet. So the shooters were out in the open, and subject to the low temperatures.
Cruz Stoneburner was high F-Open in a field of three (3) with a 398-17X. Robin Retzloff was high and only F-TR with a 397-18X. Ray Gross was high and only Palma Rifle shooter with a 395-18X. Lastly Robert Dotson was high Service rifle in a field of two (2) with a 385-18X.
2023 Annual Foul Weather Rifle Match
Our next match will tentatively be the New Year’s Eve Rifle Match. Watch here to see if it will be held.
The 2023-2024 Snow Country kicked off with all matches for November complete. Of particular note is Cam Zwart’s 626.9 sling score. Nice Job.
2023-2024 SC Match 1
The program for the remaining matches that run through March of 2024 is: 2023-2024 Snow Country English Match Series
On what many thought was going to be a rainy day, four (4) competitors fired the 2023 Halloween BSA Charity Match. We put up our rain pop-ups, and ran four (4) targets in the air. It didn’t rain at all. It may have rained around us, but we didn’t even need the pop-ups. Just a gentle day to shoot.
With only four (4) shooters, we ran a single relay, and completed before 11:00 AM. The results are below:
2023 Halloween BSA Charity Match
Solomon Diving contributed $300, MCSC provided $80 ($20/competitor), and another competitor kicked in another $20. So, the Venture Crew walked away with $400. Additionally, Pierce Engineering has committed to providing an additional $300 to the Venture Crew.
Bret Solomon handing contributions of $400 to the Venture Crew.
Next match will be the Annual Foul Weather Rifle match on November 25, 2023. Program is: 2023 Annual Foul Weather
On a very nice Saturday morning we fired the fourth match of the 2023 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League. Fourteen (14) competitors came out to enjoy one of the last days of summer.
We had only two (2) sling shooters, one firing an Any Rifle and one a scoped Service Rifle. Mike Quillinan led this group with a 589-26X.
Next in AR-Tactical, only two (2) shooters, again. Tanner Brenton led with a 586-30X. Leading the second place shooter by only a point and a few “X”s.
There were six (6) F-Open shooters, led by Marcel Bollinger with a 599-45X leading Don Hicks who finished with a 599-37X.
F-TR had four (4) shooters, led by Mike Boughner with a 599-44X. Notably Mike’s score was only one (1) “X” shy of the F-Open winner.
2023 SMRP Match 4
Our next match will be the Halloween BSA Charity Match on October 14, 2023. The program is: 2023 Halloween BSA Charity Match
On the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend we ran our annual Mid-Range Prone Championship at the Midland County Sportsman’s Club. Twenty-four shooters participated on a day with rare Michigan Fall Weather. It was glorious.
In Any Rifle (a combination of Any Rifle and Palma Rifle Categories we had five (5) competitors. Jamie Root emerged the winner with a 598-30X. He was chased by Jack Abrams with a 594-28X and Charles Reynolds with a 591-28X.
In F-TR Larry Remsnyder lead the field of six (6) competitors with a 593-23X ahead of Mike Broughner with a 590-25X, and Richard Dixon with 588-21X.
In F-Open Mike Ruhlman beat a group of seven (7) with a score of 597-32X. ahead of Dave Monette with a score of 597-29X (a damnly close match), and Don Hicks with a 595-33X.
In a new category of three (3) competitors, Tanner Brenton led the way with a 598-35X in AR-Tactical (AR platform rifles fired with simple bipods, tactical back bags, and scoped).
2023 Michigan Mid-Range Prone Championship
Sorry for the delay in posting these. My schedule had me return home to pack for heading to the NRA Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico for a combined practice of the U.S. Palma Team and U.S. Veterans team. As such, my Sunday was taken up with travel, and Monday during the day with running the practice. I will get awards ordered as soon as my schedule permits.
On a mostly rainy day, ten (10) motivated competitors fired the third match of the Suburban Mid-Range Prone league. It was still raining at 9:00 AM, so we waited for a let off. At 9:10 AM we decided to go. The rain held off while both relays finished and only started again around noon. Only two persons were finishing up when those rain drops started.
I will for reporting roll Any Rifle and Palma Rifle together. Peter Church firing an iron sight Palma rifle posted the high score with a 594-31X. High F-TR was Leo Cebula with a 579-11X. High Junior was Leo’s grandson, Reece Pippin with a 576-21X.
Of particular note was Peter Church’s first stage was a 200-15X with an iron sighted Palma Rifle. Not bad at 84 years old.
2023 SMRP Match 3
We had eighteen (18) competitors come out for the second Suburban Mid-Range Prone League match. We were greeted with a day that was absolutely delightful, except for a switchey wind during the later stages of fire.
We had another six hundred (600) posted. Valerie Marshall posted a 600-40X to be high F-Open competitor. Great job, Valerie! She was trailed by Nick Nadenoff with a 596-37X, and Mike Ruhlman with a 592-24X.
For F-TR, Leo Cebula was high with a 580-18X, followed by Dan Kramer with a 570-7X and Robing Retzloff with a 557-11.
Target Rifle had only three competitors, they were lead by Peter Church with a 594-25X. Additionally, there was one Any Rifle competitor, Roger Franklin who posted a 577-14X.
For the first time we had a couple of Tactical Rifle Competitors. High was Bartt Brenton with a 596-31X.
2023 Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match 2
The next Suburban Mid-Range Match is Saturday, July 15, 2023. Program is: 2023 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League 2. Please note the next MRPA Match at MTC is July 8 and 9, 2023. Program is: https://mrpa.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2023%20Matches/MRPA%20LR%20July%202023%20Match.pdf
A total of twenty-one (21) competitors came out for the 2023 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship. The match was fired at 300, 500 and 600 yards with fifteen shots for score at each distance on a cool day with gusty winds.
The Target Rifle Champion was Ray Gross with a perfect score of 450-30X. He was distantly followed by Jamie Root with a 446-24X, and eighty-four year old Peter Church with a 444-23X.
In F-TR, the winner was Richard Dixon with a 447-22X, followed by Mike Boughner with a 443-20X, and Doug Boyer 442-23X.
In F-Open, the winner was Nick Nadenoff with a 449-30X, followed by Dave Monette with a 448-21X and Marcel Bollinger with a 447-31.
2023 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Championship
Next match at Midland will be a Suburban Mid-Range League match on June 17, 2023. Program is: 2023 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League 2
Six F-Class competitors competed in the first Suburban Mid-Range Prone League Match on May 6, 2023.
The high F-Open was Marcel Bollinger with a 597-30X. High F-TR was Charles Hayes with a 579-13X.
2023 SMRP Match 1
The next Suburban Mid-Range Prone Match will be on June 17, 2023. Program is: 2023 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League 2
The next match at the Midland County Sportsman’s Club will be the Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship on May 20, 2023. The program is: 2023 Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship 2. Please enter on-line at: Michigan Rifle and Pistol Association – 2023 Michigan Fullbore Rifle Prone Championship (wildapricot.org).
The final Winter Mid-Range Prone League match for 2023, match #5 attacted eleven (11) Shooters.
High Any Rifle was James Stewart with a 395-20. High F-Open was Mike Ruhlman with a 399-20 (winning on a tie breaker with his second twenty shots clean over Nick Nadenoff). High (and only) F-TR was Jeremy Jahr with a 387-10. High Palma Rifle was Ray Gross with a 399-19. Lastly Tom Feige was high Service Rifle with a 385-14.
2023 WMRP Match 5
Although this was the last Winter Mid-Range Match for 2023, the Suburban Mid-Range starts on May 6, 2023. Program is: 2023 Suburban Mid-Range Prone League 2.
Additionally, the Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship will be held at Midland on May 20, 2023. Program is: 2023 Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship 2. Please enter this match at: MRPA Website.