The next matches will be the Long Range 3×1000 matches on October 11 and 12. Note that the matches were originally scheduled for October 4 and 5, but had to be moved back one week.
I would like to thank everyone who came out to shoot with us for the August XTC and Midrange matches. The weather was a bit warm but otherwise we had very nice conditions for the matches on Range 116. I also want to thank those who hung in there Saturday morning while we were squaring things away with Range Control. This can be a challenge sometimes but we are visitors in their house so sometimes we just have to grin and bear it as they validate that we have complied with all the range use requirements.
Congratulations to the Saturday XTC match winners, the scores were very close for the first three spots. Cpl. Jim Minturn took first place with a 750-14X. Bill Edwards was only one point off Jims pace and took second place with 749-13X. Third spot was wrapped up by Capt. Richard Martinez, he was only 3 X’s away from second place.
Sundays 3 X 600 Midrange match also had some close scores with first and second places being determined by X count. The Winner was sling shooter Randy Teissedre with 589-32X. F Class shooter Steve Blair took second with 589-21X. Gary Atkinson, also shooting F class, grabbed third place with 585-22x.
This was my first time running the match by myself so I wanted to thank those who helped me out; John Hermsen for calling the line and all the other things he does, Dave Ellis for helping with range set up, Mark Bower for helping me get folks signed in Saturday morning, Van for covering the medic spot, and Gregg Materna for bringing me extra waiver forms and for his RSO duties.
I did want to remind everyone that we are guests of the Marine Corps and one thing we need to be mindful of is the condition we leave the range. What I mean is we need to make sure we pick all of our trash and all of our brass. Even if you don’t intend on reloading your brass must be picked up from the range.
The full results from both matches are posted on the match results page
Asst. HP Match Director
Thanks to everyone who attended the August Long Range match. Saturday the 2nd was quite challenging with the unusual weather conditions. Due to the rain out I have petitioned the NRA to change Saturday’s match format from 3×1000 to 2×1000. Bad weather or not congrats to Jerry McDonough for shooting his first clean! We experienced much better weather on Sunday the 3rd that resulted in the first F-class clean (that I have seen) at R117, Congrats to Steven Blair for the great shooting!
We will hold a practice day on R117 on September 6th and a 3×1000 approved match on September 7th. Please remember that registration will be open between 0700 and 0730 for both days. We hope to see you all at the range and thank you all for your support.
Long Range Director
The Coalinga Rifle Club has some upcoming matches that will take place in October and November 2014 at the Coalinga Rifle Range (Coalinga, CA), which might be relevant to SMGC members and patrons:
- October 02 through October 05 – Mid-State High Power Rifle Regional Championship (80NMC and EIC)
- October 23 through October 26 – Bill Chapman Long Range Regional Championship (1000 yard tournament)
- October 30 through November 02 – California State Long Range Championship
The match programs for the above matches are available locally in PDF and MS Word using the links above.
The above matches are sponsored by the Coalinga Rifle Club, NOT the Santa Margarita Gun Club.
Any and all questions regarding the above matches should be directed to Jim O’Connell or Dirk Seeley, whose contact information is available in the above match forms.
The SMGC wants to send a heartfelt “Thank You” to the recent members who have contributed donations to the purchase of the New Conex Box for the SMGC Pistol Program.
The recent donations have helped get the club back on our way to getting on our feet. We will need at least one additional work party to get the materials orgainized in the new conex box along with getting our targets used for the USPFC and June Regional MR Championship back to 103.
During this work party, we will need to get the new conex box completely squared away with the pistol items, and transfer the club’s targets back into the conex back at 103. Our “Thanks to all of those” who have helped out in either donations or in their personal efforts in getting things built along with the target preparation for our club’s matches.
We would not exist without these efforts from those folks, “THANK YOU” again and you all know who you are.
Harry D. Harrison
SMGC High Power Director
SMGC Vice President