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Precision Rifleman July 2012

Regional Diretors

Staff

Eastern Region

Business Manager & Editor

Gulf Coast Region

Legal Representation

Joe Krupa 538 Highview St Dearborn, MI 48128-1507 H: 313 277-6740 C: 313 247-4344 Krooppc@aol.com

Officers

Dennis Thornbury, President 1114 S McAuliff St Visalia, CA 93292 H: 559 732-4401 C: 559 280 6243 gunhandler@gmail.com Don Nielson, Vice President 20456 Hart St Winnetka, CA 91306 H: 818 883-5866 pkin@sbcglobal.net Jim Erickson, Financial Officer PO Box 1607 Draper, UT 84020 H: 801 576-8712 C: 801 949-8335 JEdErick@aol.com

Committees

Scott Hunter 1612 Buchanan St Wichita Falls, TX 76309 H: 940 723-5147 C: 940 631-4545 Shunter@NTS-online.net Gulf Coast Alternate Mike Bryant 7761 FM 592 Wheeler, TX 79096 806 826-5958 mike@bryantcustom.com

Mississippi Valley Region Bud Mundy 5956 Old Hickory Trail Hillsboro, MO 63050 C: 314 805-1313 bcmundy@earthlink.net

World Records Committee Gene Bukys, Chairman 2111 Silver Moon Trail Crosby, TX 77532 281 324-2605 egb243@msn.com

North Central Region

Long Range Bench Rest Committee Karl Hunstiger, Chairman 2901 E Cortez St Phoenix, AZ 85028 602 971-4400, wfo13@aol.com

Mid-Continent Region

Long Range Rules Representative Robert Hoppe 2750 Salem Place #9 Reno, NV 89509 775 397-3358 robh@saturnnet.com International Representative Wayne Campbell Standing Score Committee David Halblom DavidHalblom-BugTyer@att.net 515 556-5833 Hall of Masters Committee Lou Murdica, Interim Chairman Long Range Measuring Committee Don Nielson, Chairman Gary Noble 541 753-9842

Terry Meyer PO Box 52 Thornton, IA 50479 H: 641 998-2860 C: 641 425-3397 meyertd@frontiernet.net

Jack Snyder PO Box 276 Edgewood, NM 87015 H: 505 281-8994 C: 505 440-7488 SnyderJack1@gmail.com

North West Region

Eric Stanton 54156 Sam Blehm Rd Scappoose, OR 97056 C: 503 887-0352 EricStanton@juno.com

South East Region

Wayne Campbell 264 Benchrest Ln Concord, VA 24538 H: 434 993-9201 C: 434 665-2066 wc6ppc@verizon.net

South West Region

Lou Murdica 73200 Hilltop Rd Sky Valley, CA 92241 C: 760 275-6261 Lou@Murdica.com

Audrey Brown PO Box 6770 Sheridan, WY 82801 W: 307 655-7415 nbrsa.manager@gmail.com

Elliot Law Office Al Elliot, 325 387-3529 acelliot@sonoratx.net

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis’ Black-Out Match Dear Uncle Timmy...He Returns! 2nd Amendment Concerns Spark Change for McMillan Central Utah Benchrest Two-Gun Allen Bench Trophy at Tacoma Rifle & Revolver Club Jim Carmichel Sets New World Record! Van Dyne’s Hunter Match Desert Sportsman Holton President’s Cup Championship 19th Annual Bluebonnet 2012 Long Range Nationals NBRSA Registered Match Schedule Council Bluffs Minnetonka Ice Breaker Visalia Two-Gun Mill Creek Varmint Mill Creek Hunter/Varmint For Score Tomball’s Crawfish Okie Shooters Sloughhouse Two-Gun Sahuaro 1,000-Yard Benchrest Ranges, Clubs & Contacts NBRSA News Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis’ Score Match

On the Cover: Renard Alexander prepares to compete at Tomball Gun Club’s Crawfish. Photo by Catalin Loghin. This Page: Shooters Gather to See Scores at the Crawfish. Grateful photo credit to Catalin Loghin.

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ADVERTISING INDEX Gradient Lens 5 Bryant Custom 10 ProShot 11 Hunter Nationals 17 Shilen Rifles 18 PMA Tool 21 Benchrite 21 Berger Bullets 23 ShadetreeEA 25 BAT 26 Lilja 30 Paul Holland 31 ShooterShed 31 Kelbly’s Back Page




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Jerry Kloeppel Wins the Black-Out at St Louis On April 14-15, 2012, Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis held the first night match in over 20 years - and the first time shooting after dark at our new facility since opening in 1995. The weather predictions were not kind for the weekend but luckily due to the late start on Saturday we were able to get the match in with no rain. Just as we shut down to set up for the match the skies dried up and the winds calmed down. We got the light gun done before we had to turn on the lights. Even though the winds were calm, you could tell by the targets that there was a condition that no one was used to. We finished the night with the fastest time I have ever witnessed - just under four hours for ten matches. Everyone was loading and shooting fast to try to get the best conditions. Sunday brought the south winds with light gusts. Some people got it figured out early and some never did, but we were able to finish up before the rain came again. We had 18 shooters that all had a great time in the dark and are asking for more next year.

We started Sunday off with the HV and Bob Hammack won the HV-200 with a .3982” aggregate and got the small group with a .420”. Just like the night before, we kept it rolling fast; we finished up the Heavy and got started with the LV early in the morning. Terry Hall showed that he could ride the wind and won the LV-200 aggregate with a .2818” and Jim Hart scorched out the small group at .342”. The LV Grand aggregate, HV Grand aggregate and Two-Gun standings are listed in the tables. Looks like we all have a lot to learn or remember about night conditions, so we will need to plan more of these in the future. Safe shooting and keep them on the paper.

Scott Pieper Match Director

Name Terry Hall Dave Coots Ron Hoehn Greg King Jim Hart

Caliber 6PPC 6PPC 6PPC 6PPC 6PPC

Action BAT BAT BAT Farley BAT

Jerry Kloeppel Bob Hammack Jim Hart Keith Christensen Ron Hoehn

6PPC 6PPC 6PPC 22 6PPC

BAT BAT BAT BAT BAT

LV-100 Aggregate Ron Hoehn........................0.1916 Terry Hall..........................0.2232 Dave Coots.........................0.2282 Jerry Kloeppel.....................0.2516 Greg King..........................0.2544 Small Group Dave Coots..........................0.135 LV-200 Aggregate Terry Hall.........................0.2818 Jim Hart............................0.3490 Dave Coots.........................0.3677 Greg King..........................0.3924 Bud Mundy.........................0.4129 Small Group Jim Hart.............................0.342 HV-100 Aggregate Keith Christensen...............0.2026 Jerry Kloeppel.....................0.2090 Jim Hart............................0.2166 Bob Hammack.....................0.2442 Ron Hoehn.........................0.2474 Small Group Keith Christensen..................0.124

Ron Hoehn won the LV-100 with .1916” aggregate but Dave Coots got the small group with a .135”. After the switch to HV, Keith Christensen started off with the small group of .124” and took the win for HV-100 with a .2026” agg. Sunday had a forecast of spot storms and gusting winds. It seemed as if every time I would call the shooters to the line the wind would pick up and not let up until cease fire was called.

Two-Gun Results Jerry Kloeppel...................0.3227 Jim Hart............................0.3366 Ron Hoehn.........................0.3369 Bob Hammack.....................0.3523 Dave Coots.........................0.3526

Night Match Winners L-R Back: Keith Christensen, Ron Hoehn Terry Hall, Dave Coots Bob Hammack & Jim Hart L-R Front: Jerry Kloeppel & Greg King

HV-200 Aggregate Bob Hammack....................0.3982 Jerry Kloeppel.....................0.4072 Bud Mundy.........................0.4343 Jim Hart............................0.4779 Ron Hoehn.........................0.4954 Small Group Bob Hammack......................0.420

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Load 28.8 133-29.7 133-28.6 8208 133-28.6

Bullet Ulrich 64 Hott 68 Conaway 68 Rjbright Conaway 68

Primer Fed n/a 205M F205 Fed

133-29.5 133-29 133-28.6 133 133-28.6

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Ask Uncle Timmy...

A Monthly Column of Shootin’ Shenanigans

Uncle Timmy: Are there any old benchrest shooter homes as an alternative to the many assisted care facilities now available for those of us who are almost there, such as myself? Dear Geezer: You have asked a brilliant question! In the final planning stages is the NBRSA Methuselah Rest Home. It will be built with elderly benchrest shooters in mind. Each shooter will have his/her own room from a palatial suite to a padded cell depending on need and money. Instead of aluminum walkers, big gun carts will be used. The adjacent range will have wheelchair accessible benches. Instead of basket weaving and bingo there will be bullet making and reloading. Physical therapy will be available on the premises in the form of strength training (carry-

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ing heavy boxes around), cardio (the 25 yard cart and wheelchair pea gravel run) and flexibility (bending over setting flags). Each cart and wheelchair will have a bullhorn mounted in front so the shooters can communicate with each other. The dining room will serve a variety of meals including fried foods, BBQ, steak both whole and blended in a cup and pie. Beer, wine and Xanax will be served if requested or in most cases needed. Other services such as the most requested Swedish bikini team massage staff will be considered depending on the availability of money. Speaking of money, staying here will set you back about $75,000 a year. What, you don’t have that much? Well, you can always live with your children. Uncle Timmy: Is it true that a new generation of benchrest scopes is on the horizon? Rumor has it that a new Japanese scope is coming out? Dear Rumormonger: Yes, you are correct. A new benchrest type scope is

starting production in Japan. It has been named The Badassumabitchee which loosely translates from Japanese as Formable. It uses state of the art digital electronic imaging with no optics involved. It works in all weather conditions including total darkness, fog and rain. Mirage is canceled by enclosed onboard software. It senses wind speed and direction from the muzzle to the target and an electronic reticle adjusts to compensate for any bullet drift. Right now they cost $450,000 each and they weigh 5 pounds. Projected future cost and weight reductions to bring that to competitive levels propose a market to future customer time of 30 years. Too bad you will probably be dead by then. Dear Uncle Timmy: How is your Haitian skydiving leper colony venture going? Dear Better Use An Umbrella If You Visit: The clouds are raining business. I get a piece of everything that comes through here.




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Second Amendment Concerns Spark Change for McMillan Many of you have already heard about McMillan Manufacturing’s conflict with Bank of America. For those who have not, the discussion according to McMillan International was posted on their company facebook page as follows: “McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing and McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years. Today (April 19, 2012) Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them. He spent 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories. At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possible save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer what my business.” “That is correct” he says. I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not firearms industry friendly?” “You have to do what you must” he said. “So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?” Mr Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing left for him to say. I think it is import for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms should know when a business does not support these rights. What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’ political position I cannot in good conscience support them.” Until this time, McMillan had a banking relationship in good standing. According to www.gunsandammo.com,

“Director of Operations Kelly D. McMillan said his company had been doing business with Bank of America for the last 12 years and has never been late on a payment or bounced a check. The debt outstanding on the company’s line of credit was at 61 percent as of that Friday.” BofA has since denied this claim and because the April 19th meeting occurred behind closed doors and exclusively between Kelly McMillan and Ray Fox, it is anyone’s guess as

Kelly McMillan, Director of Operations, McMillan Group International, LLC to whose report is accurate. McMillan’s has little to gain from the exposure of events except perhaps some dubious publicity; on the contrary, he now has additional work assignments in researching and establishing a financial relationship with a new institution. Furthermore, Mr. McMillan has taken the added measure of communicating the incident to the outside world via the company’s facebook page and through interviews with numerous media engagements. For the Director of Operations of a multi-million dollar business, this constitutes a large time investment and sheds light on the high priority he gives the situation. Second amendment advocates have flocked to the story and coverage has reached as far as Fox News and Glen Beck’s radio show among many notable others. People were offended at BofA’s alleged “throw-down” and viewed it as an attack on the 2nd amendment and not just an individual corporate decision. In correspondence with Mr. Mc-

Millan, his focus has been very clearly on the 2nd amendment implications and he is doing what is necessary to protect his business in response to the incident. Response was quick when the story broke. Mr. McMillan stated, “the support is overwhelmingly positive for support of our 2nd Amendment rights. People have called, emailed, posted on our face book and distributed the story to friends nationwide. The response is truly national.” In fact, in an interview on April 27, with Karen Jowers of marinecorpstimes.com, “McMillan said he’s answered nearly 1,000 emails and taken about 100 phone calls, and about “99 percent of them are supportive of me.” The week before this happened; his Facebook page had about 3,200 likes. The week following, it had more than 11,000. With all the media attention this story has received, I was curious whether the NRA had issued a position to which Mr. McMillan replied, “The last I heard their official position is that they have no official position. That is based on the idea that there is no way to prove who is telling the truth.” Mr. McMillan also stated he discussed the subject with Mr. Benito Almanza, State President of Arizona for Bank of America, whose response was basically the decision had nothing to do with being a firearms manufacturer but was based on sound banking principals. My concern with Mr. Almanza’s statement is it harkens back to the $45 billion TARP funds BofA received back in 2009. It begs the question as to where those “sound banking principals” were prior to the bailout. Furthermore, on April 27, 2012 on FoxNews.com, a BofA spokeswoman again denied McMillan’s account, saying Bank of America has never had any policies prohibiting banking or lending to clients in the firearms industry. Bank of America may have some dubious practices; however, it is my conviction that the decisions to torque McMillan’s credit lines were made by an individual employee and not a part of general corporate practice. If there are unwritcontinued on page 9


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Dan Dowling is Two-Gun Top-Gun at Central Utah Bench Rest On May 5-6, 2012 at Springville, Utah, Central Utah Bench Rest Club held their sporter and unlimited two-gun match. Beautiful weather graced us this weekend with cool mornings and afternoons in the 60’s. Pretty much the norm for springtime in northern Utah after a mild winter. Wind was the only fly in the ointment as we experienced moderately gusty winds both days. Not to complain though, it was certainly better than the snow we had last year. Thirty one shooters from California, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah attended the first stage of the Utah State Championship. For most of them, it was their first tournament of the year and they were anxious to smell gun smoke and Hoppe’s. There was so much ribbing and joking between matches you would of thought it was a roasting, not a tournament. I believe everyone got a good natured skewering at least once for an errant shot. Norm Cox and Gil Graser started the Sporter 100 off each shooting a .216 for the small group in match one. Rudy Carnesecca shot a .181 for small group in match two followed by Jeff Williams .185 in three. Small group for the yardage was a .167 shot in match four by Dave Blazzard. Joe Olas wrapped up the Sporter 100 stage with a .227 in match five. Keith Kirkman’s .2426 agg took first place followed by Jeff Williams in second and Dan Dowling in third. After lunch the big guns came out and the ten shot Unlimited 100 was underway. Jeff Williams won match one with a .281 and also had small group for the yardage in match four with a .183. Gil Graser won match two with a .348; Dave Blazzard won match three with a .258 and Lou Murdica won match five with a .249. Gil Graser, who was shooting his Sporter, won the 200 yard stage with a .3246 agg followed by Jeff Williams in second and Lou Murdica in third. It was a balmy 31* when I arrived at the range Sunday morning. Not that it mattered to Keith Kirkman who was on

Thanks to Dave Tunbridge for hosting out tournament and also to Marsha our Range Officer and Shane, Misty and Justin, our target crew. We appreciate all your efforts on our behalf.

Sporter 100-Yards Keith Kirkman....................0.2426 Jeff Williams.......................0.2694 Dan Dowling........................0.2788 Tom Stiner..........................0.2988 Scott Smith........................0.3050 Sporter 200-Yards Lowell Frei.......................0.3631 Dan Dowling.......................0.3635 Jim Erickson.......................0.3759 Dana Andrus.......................0.3769 Dean Parker........................0.3832 Sporter Grand Dan Dowling......................0.3212 Lowell Frei.........................0.3372 Dan Andrus.........................0.3553 Norm Cox...........................0.3607 Jim Erickson.......................0.3616 Unlimited 100-Yards Gil Graser..........................0.3246 Jeff Williams.......................0.3256 Lou Murdica........................0.3340 Dave Blazzard.....................0.3542 Dana Andrus........................0.3822 Unlimited 200-Yards Keith Kirkman....................0.3425 Lou Murdica........................0.4563 Jim Bawden........................0.4569 Dave Blazzard.....................0.4754 Joe Olas............................0.4757 Unlimited Grand Lou Murdica......0.3952 Dave Blazzard.....................0.4148 Dan Dowling.......................0.4454 Jim Bawden........................0.4489 Joe Olas............................0.4730 Two-Gun Top Ten Dan Dowling......................0.3833 Dave Blazzard.....................0.4091 Dana Andrus........................0.4196 Keith Kirkman......................0.4259 Gil Graser...........................0.4327 Joe Olas............................0.4356 Lou Murdica........................0.4484 Tom Stiner..........................0.4634 Randy Higgs........................0.4674 Truman Wilson.....................0.4681

Dave Blazzard telling yet another joke

Roger Freeman tweaking his load

fire in the Unlimited 200. Keith won matches two, three and four with groups of .548, .383 (small group of the yardage) and .654. Gil Graser won match one with a .484 and JD Goulette took match five honors with a .695. Keith won the two hundred yard stage by a wide margin with a .3425 agg. Lou Murdica was second with a .4563 agg and Jim Bawden, shooting his Sporter, took third place with a .4569. Lou Murdica won the Unlimited Grand with the only grand agg in the .3’s, a .3952. Dave Blazzard was second with a .4158 and Dan Dowling was third with a .4454. With the big guns put away and a brief break for pizza, the Sporter 200 began with Lou Murdica shooting the small groups in matches one and two, a .349 and .478. Dana Andrus won match three with the small group for the yardage, a .261. Todd Jensen shot a .421 to win match four and Dan Dowling won match five with a .320. Lowell Frei won the Sporter 200 with a .3631 agg. Second place went to Dan Dowling with a .3635 and Jim Erickson took third place with a .3759 agg. Dan Dowling’s .3212 Grand Agg. won the Sporter class while Lowell Frei’s .3372 takes second place and Dana Andrus third place with a .3553. Dan Dowling is also the Sporter & Unlimited Two Gun Champion by virtue of his .3883 Two Gun Agg. with Dave Blazzard taking second with a .4091 and Dana Andrus in third with a .4196 Agg.




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Larry Boers Wins the 2012 Allen Bench Trophy at Tacoma Tacoma Rifle & Revolver Club had their first match of the 2012 season on the weekend of April 7 & 8. Saturday started off with greeting old friends while dusting off gear. Some shooters were noted staring at gear as if it had just fallen out of the sky. Some were seen dropping cleaning rods or stabbing fingers when trying to pierce patches to clean barrels. Jeb, the dog, was having a grand time greeting everyone while running all over the range with his special stick in his mouth daring anyone who could get it from him to throw it. We had clear skies and the thermometer started out at a chilly 28 degrees and headed to a high in the low 60’s. We had moderate winds that got stronger and switchier as the day wore on; the effects of the winds can definitely be seen in the day’s aggs. We started off with the light varmint 100 yard. This match ended up with what would be some of the better conditions and aggs for the weekend. “The Master” Steve Kostanich would show everyone that he still had good vision and lightening fast reflexes by coming in first with a .2280 agg. Coming in Second was second year shooter Bob Weesies, followed by Jeff Lewis in third place. Jeff took the small group honors with a .108”. Coffee mugs are given here at TRRC for the small group at a yardage. They seemed to have become a very coveted item.

Light Varmint Top Shooters L-R: Mark Walker, Bob Weesies Larry Boers, Steve Kostanich, Allen Condiff & Jeff Lewis After lunch we move out to 200 yards .2928 and Allen Condiff in third with and found that the conditions had a .2993. gotten tougher. It seemed that if you didn’t like the present conditions, it Sunday started out better with the wasn’t going to get much better. The thermometer registering a little higher. old dog of northwest bench shooting The 200 started out with a little better showed us young pups once again how conditions than we saw on Saturday. it is done. Steve Kostanich came up Larry Boers took 1st with a .2532 agg, with the only agg in the 2’s posting a Jeff Lewis took 2nd with a .2655, and .2962 agg. Mark Walker took second Allen Condiff took 3rd place posting a place with a .3045 agg and Larry Boers .2905. got 3rd place with a .3110 agg. Small group honors went to Jeff Lewis again After the lunch break we got going (adding to his coffee cup collection) on the 100 yard leg with Rick Graham shooting a .283” group. taking first place honors by posting a .2270 agg, Mustafa Bilal took 2nd with This would wrap up day one of our a .2356 agg, followed by Larry Boers season with Mr. Kostanich taking the with a .2508. The grand agg. went to first grand aggregate of the year with Larry Boers taking 1st with a .2520 a .2621. Jeff Lewis took second with a agg., 2nd went to Rick Graham’s .2719 and Jeff Lewis took 3rd with a .2740. Larry Boers took home the 2 gun trophy with a .2780 for the weekend. Jeff Lewis took second with a .283,5 and Allen Condiff took 3rd place honors with a .2968. Take care and see you all next month for the Manley Oakley Trophy on May 5-6. Larry Boers

Heavy Varmint-100 Top Five & Allen Bench Trophy Recipient (kneeling) L-R: Allen Condiff,Mustafa Bilal, Jeff Lewis, Larry Boers & Rick Graham


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Tacoma Statistics: Light Varmint 100 Steve Kostanich.................0.2280 Bob Weesies........................0.2314 Jeff Lewis..........................0.2448 Allen Condiff......................0.2540 Rick Graham.......................0.2796 Light Varmint 200 Steve Kostanich.................0.2962 Mark Walker........................0.3045 Larry Boers.........................0.3110 Douglas Schwind..................0.3346 Jeff Lewis..........................0.3409 LV Grand Aggregate Steve Kostanich.................0.2621 Jeff Lewis..........................0.2928 Allen Condiff......................0.2993 Larry Boers.........................0.3040 Mark Walker........................0.3187 Heavy Varmint 100 Rick Graham......................0.2270 Mustafa Bilal.......................0.2356 Larry Boers.........................0.2508 Jeff Lewis..........................0.2826 Allen Condiff......................0.2980 Heavy Varmint 200 Larry Boers.......................0.2532 Jeff Lewis..........................0.2655 Allen Condiff......................0.2905 Jeff Yost............................0.3014 John Parrish........................0.3075 HV Grand Aggregate Larry Boers.......................0.2520 Rick Graham.......................0.2719 Jeff Lewis..........................0.2740 Allen Condiff......................0.2943 John Parrish........................0.3072 Two-Gun Larry Boers.......................0.2780 Jeff Lewis..........................0.2835 Allen Condiff......................0.2968 Rick Graham.......................0.3230 Mark Walker........................0.3328

Above: Shooters hangin’ out between matches at Tomball.

Center: Shooters review the wailing wall.



2nd Amendment & McMillan, continued ten policies at BofA which reflect 2nd amendment animosity, this one situation alone does not reveal it. As best I can see it, BofA has committed no actionable crime; they have made what I would consider to be a provocative and possibly pernicious business decision, however, there appears to be no constitutional breach.

time, you can shift your assets as needed without too much difficulty. #3. Do your research. As Kelly McMillan has demonstrated, it’s valuable to know your options before making changes. Banking and finance are no areas for knee-jerk decisions. Taking an active interest in business partnerships will help in making informed decisions.

So what is to be done? McMillan is interviewing 2nd-amendment friendly banking institutions; primarily, Comerica and National Bank of Arizona, as convenience is a priority to their decision process. The decision is to be rendered the 1st week of June.

General wisdom would suggest the best way to advocate for your company is to dazzle them with the dollars generated with prudent and active management. I have every confidence that McMillan International will prosper as a corporate institution despite this unfortunate event. The significant show of support has only served to encourage them to continue to produce top-notch products for gun enthusiasts and the military alike. The firearms industry is currently experiencing a strong growth spurt for which McMillan is positioned for success. With this hiccup efficiently dealt with, they’re ready to lock and load. Audrey Brown

How then does a business protect itself against a financial surprise such as this? There are three ways to start off with: #1. Delve into the Dollars. Make corporate fiscal health a chief priority (if it isn’t already). Focus on balancing leveraged obligations with a strong cash balance to protect for rainy days. #2. Spread the Wealth. Share your banking business around so you establish business partnerships with different institutions. If things change over

Jim Carmichel Sets a New World Record! As originally reported in May’s issue, it has now been confirmed that Jim Carmichel has indeed set a new NBRSA world record. On March 24, 2012, the measuring committee determined his 5, 5-shot groups at 100-yards measured an .1441 aggregate, establishing a new world record in Light Varmint Class. We offer Jim our sincere congratulations on his superior shooting and wish him all the best for the rest of the season. It looks like he’s well off to a great start! Audrey Brown *Photo credit: James Mock

Jim Carmichel, World Record Holder


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Jim Dowling Wins Van Dyne Sportsmen’s Hunter Match Van Dyne Sportsmens Club May 5, 2012 Well, good old May in Wisconsin again this year. Two days before our May shoot we were greeted with 7 inches of rain that would have made it possible to float a canoe down to the 200 yard targets. We always seem to catch a break, however, as the water had receeded by Friday afternoon so we could get down range. It made for some creative driving for our target crew to get targets down range on Saturday morning. So on to the 100-yard results. We had 26 shooters attending and rather switching conditions made for a quite interesting start. Long-time local shooter, Lee Keller shot a 50-4X on the first record target and never looked back. Lee finished with a 250-19X to take the 100-yard title. In second was another local shooter, John Puhl, who also started with a 50-4X but had only 3X’s on his second target to give Lee the opening he was looking for as they matched scores for the last three targets. John finished in second place with a 250-17X. Excellent shooting from both. At 200-yards there was only one shooter that stayed clean. Jim Dowling shot an excellent 250-3X to capture the NAME Jim Dowling Wade Hunnewell Mike Paluda Mark Taylor Richard Hunnewell

CALIBER .30x.47 .30x.47 .30x.47 30WareW .30x.47

ACTION Rattler Nesika BAT BAT Nesika

title. Second place was won by Wade Hunnewell with a 248-3X. Both superb scores with the conditions that came up in the afternoon. Thank you to our computer operator for entering all the tedious numbers, the top-notch canoe team - I mean the target crew and the help in the kitchen. You all did a great job and it is much appreciated. Thank you also to our competitors for a soggy but fun match. Stay tuned for our upcoming Wisconsin State scheduled for July 1415, 2012. Dick Baier

100-Yards Lee Keller............................250/19X John Puhl..............................250/17X Mike Paluda...........................250/14X Mark Taylor............................249/15X Craig Nagel............................249/14X 200-Yards Jim Dowling...........................250/3X Wade Hunnewell.......................248/3X Alan Forbes.............................247/6X Jim Koffman............................247/5X Mark Taylor.............................247/4X Grand Aggregate Jim Dowling..........................499/13X Wade Hunnewell.....................497/16X Mike Paluda...........................496/19X Mark Taylor............................496/19X Richard Hunnewell...................495/20X

Van Dyne Sportsmens Hunter Benchrest Range the day BEFORE the match

Van Dyne Sportsmens Club Equipment List BARREL GUNSMITH STOCKER SCOPE POWER Shilen Bigelow Bigelow Leupold 6X Rock Creek REO REO Weaver 6X Hart Bertrand Mohr Weaver 6X Rock Creek Ware BAT Leupold 6X Krieger SGR Speedy Weaver 6X

CASE Lapua W-W W-W Lapua W-W

POWDER N 133 N 135 N 135 N 133 N 135

GRAIN 41 42.5 42.5 41.8 42.2

BULLET 10X 10X Ron-Al 10X 10X

WEIGHT 115 115 130 115 115


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Desert Sportsman: Keith Myers Does It Again! What a windy match we had with gusts up to 30 mph. Something was missing though and no one could figure it out. We used to have song birds chirping between relays but today was sorta quiet. It was that new shooter from Arizona who got the blame. He showed up without his Amish disguise and left the beard and birds nest at the barber. Without his facial wind probe, DeBacco was the man to beat after the 100 yard relay. Missing his beard and the constant chirping in his ears at 200, he gave the championship away. Myers was drafting behind DeBacco during the 100 match and then at 200 made his move and slipped right past him for the checkered flag.

SW Regional VFS Results May 5, 2012 100-Yards Tom DeBacco...................250/15x Keith Myers......................250/12x Randy Burgess...................249/14x Sheldon Turf.....................249/12x Ron Dubielak......................214/5x 200-Yards Keith Myers.......................249/8x Sheldon Turf.......................241/5x Randy Burgess.....................240/4x Tom DeBacco......................232/7x Ron Dubielak......................214/1x

Thanks to all the shooters who are supporting the future of VFS. See you all at the Nationals in November!

Grand Aggregate Keith Myers.....................499/20x Sheldon Turf.....................490/17x Randy Burgess...................489/18x Tom DeBacco....................482/22x Ron Dubielak......................428/7x

Keith Myers, winner Southwest Varmint For Score Regionals

Above: Desert Sportsman Winners L-R: Sheldon Turf, Keith Myers Ron Dubielak, Tom Debacco & Randy Burgess

Name Keith Myers Randy Burgess Tom Debacco Sheldon Turf

Caliber 30BR 30BR 30BR 30BR

Action Panda RFD Rattler Ted

Desert Sportsman's SW Regional VFS Equipment List Barrel Smith Stock Scope Power Bullet Krieger Turf TMBR NF 12x42 BIB Lilja RDB RDB Weaver 36 DeBacco Krieger Self McMillan March 60 DeBacco Krieger Self TMBR NF 12x42 Bib

Powder H-4198 H-4198 4198 H-4198

Weight Primer Mucho 205M 205 34.7 Fed 205M 34+ 205M


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Clayton Martin is Holton’s 2012 President’s Cup Champion! April 28-29, 2012 Registering for benches started at 1:30PM on Friday for the first group match of the 2012 season at Holton. The crew started to set frames around 5:30, so that competitors could set their flags before heading to dinner or a late evening practice before the main event. We figured we would need extra time considering the rain and wind that was forecasted. Once the flags were set, most participants headed into the club house for the Friday night supper which we always do before all of our shoots. This is reason enough to come and join us, as the menu included meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn and freshly baked pie with ice cream. Saturday morning started with Light Varmint 100 yard at 9AM with a little rain and even some snow. Yes, SNOW! Pat Canning came through with a .2262 to win the LV100. Scores are posted but notice our new shooter, Kevin Barnhard placed third in the LV100 aggregate. Looks like the local boy makes good! In the afternoon was the HV100 and the weather was still a little brisk for the shooters. Now Clayton Martin, 87 years young, comes up and siezes the HV100 with a 1996. Sunday morning started the HV200 at 8AM with weather still on the chilly side but high hopes of a little warmer weather as the day progressed. Alex Calder took the HV200 with a .2217 and Vic Halverson won the HV Grand with a .2446.

barrels). Sporting new hearing aids, he’s no longer deaf as the proverbial door knob, shows up using barrels he chambered, a front rest that he made in his home shop, is always smiling (it may have something to do with that rum) and ready and looking forward to go to the next shoot! A heartfelt congratulations to Clayton and sincere thank you to all our participants. Great friends and food makes for a great time! Greg Reed

Two-Gun Top Five Clayton Martin...................0.2740 Ted Heindselman..................0.2946 Vic Halverson......................0.2982 Peter Smith........................0.3101 Bill Mitchell........................0.3122 Greg Reed..........................0.3142

Clayton Martin shows us how it’s done! Congratulations, Clayton!

Light Varmint 100-Yards Pat Canning.......................0.2262 Dominic Grunas....................0.2346 Kevin Barnhard....................0.2472 Small Group Dominic Grunas....................0.1030

Heavy Varmint 100-Yards Clayton Martin...................0.1996 Rob MacLennan...................0.2202 Greg Walley........................0.2384 Small Group Larry Feusse.......................0.1110

Light Varmint 200-Yards Ted Heindselman................0.3126 Clayton Martin.....................0.3180 Peter Smith........................0.3377 Small Group Ted Heindselman..................0.2490

Heavy Varmint 200-Yards Alex Calder.......................0.2217 Vic Halverson......................0.2368 Greg Reed.........................0.2749 Small Group Vic Halverson......................0.2850

LV Grand Aggregate Clayton Martin...................0.2932 Peter Smith........................0.3070 Ted Heindselman..................0.3072

HV Grand Aggregate Vic Halverson....................0.2446 Clayton Martin....................0.2547 Alex Calder........................0.2677

We finish off with the LV200, and TedHeindselman was undetered and took the win with a .3126. Once again, Clayton Martin came through for the LV Grand Aggregate with a .2932 making him the Two-Gun Winner and 2012 Holton President’s Cup 2012 Champion. Clayton Martin is our hero! He’s 87 years young, uses more rum then butches bore shine at a weekend shoot; (he claims it works great in his

Holton President’s Cup Front: Clayton Martin L-R: Kevin Barnhard, Vic Halverson, Peter Smith, Rob MacLennan, Ted Heindselman, Greg Reed, Alex Calder, Dominic Grunas & Greg Walley


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Gene Bukys Wins the Two-Gun at 19th Annual Bluebonnet The annual Bluebonnet shoot was held May 5th and 6th at Dietz range in New Braunfels, Texas. We shot SP/LV 100 yards on Saturday and LV/SP 200 yards on Sunday. We had 31 shooters attend the match this year. Virgil Howarth did a great job calling the match, Mrs. Thomas ran the computer while her husband Duane was shooting and our local Boy Scout troop did a fantastic job running targets. Without their help this match would not be possible. Gene Bukys, Charles Huckeba, and Duane Thomas all started Saturday morning off right by shooting ones in the first match. Dietz range gave up a total of ten ones that morning which is not normal for this windy challenging range. It was a battle between Gene Bukys and Charles Huckeba for most of the morning. Small groups were shot by Charles Huckeba, Scott Hunter, Gene Bukys, Gary Grove, and Gary Bristow throughout the morning. In the end it was Gene Bukys with a fine .2006 edging out Charles Huckeba with a .2404 for top spot. After lunch we resumed our 100 yard shooting with Light Varmint. Charles Huckeba, Gene Bukys, Mike Bryant, and Mike Elliot all started the afternoon off with four one’s. The conditions were windy but manageable because the range gave up a total of sixteen ones that afternoon. Once again it was Gene Bukys and Charles Huckeba battling for the top spot. Both shooters wound up shooting teen aggs for the afternoon. At the end of the day it was Charles Huckeba with a fantastic .1832 agg edging out Gene Bukys with an impressive .1984 agg. Two teen aggs!! Sunday morning at 200 yards proved to be very challenging because the weather decided to dump a couple inches of rain and showed no signs of letting up. Driving rain pushed by high gusty winds made shooting very difficult. At times the targets were all but impossible to see. Luckily the rain blew out and we could concentrate on shooting. Gene Bukys, local shooter Gary Bristow, Tim Oltersdorf, and

Congratulations to all the winners! I appreciate everyone who attended and look forward to seeing you all next year. Kris Whitman

Sporter 100 Gene Bukys.......................0.2006 Charles Huckeba..................0.2404 Scott Hunter.......................0.2620 Duane Thomas.....................0.2660 Sam Duke..........................0.2902 Sporter 200 Charles Huckeba................0.3470 Gene Bukys........................0.3562 Gary Bristow.......................0.3800 Tim Oltersdorf.....................0.3836 Dan Batko..........................0.3942 Sporter Grand Gene Bukys.......................0.2784 Charles Huckeba..................0.2937 Tim Oltersdorf.....................0.3420 Scott Hunter.......................0.3503 Gary Bristow.......................0.3569 LV100 Charles Huckeba................0.1832 Gene Bukys........................0.1984 Leon Gass..........................0.2786 Tim Oltersdorf.....................0.2836 Dan Batko..........................0.3024 LV200 Gene Bukys.......................0.2633 Gary Bristow.......................0.2691 Tim Oltersdorf.....................0.2733 Dickie Pustejovsky................0.2747 Wayne Young.......................0.2793

Two-Gun Grand Aggregate Gene Bukys.......................0.2546 Charles Huckeba..................0.2831 Tim Oltersdorf.....................0.3102 Gary Bristow.......................0.3264 Gary Grove.........................0.3426

Light Varmint Grand Gene Bukys.......................0.2309 Charles Huckeba..................0.2725 Tim Oltersdorf.....................0.2785 Dickie Pustejovsky................0.2941 Gary Bristow.......................0.2960

Dickie Pustejovsky all battled for top spot. In the end it as Gene Bukys with a .2633 edging out Gary Bristow and Tim Oltersdorf for the top position. Sunday afternoon shooters faced challenging gusty winds. It was the veterans Charles Huckeba and Gene Bukys along with young local shooter Gary Bristow shooting for the top spot. In the end experience prevailed with Charles Huckeba edging out the field with a .3470 followed by Gene Bukys and Gary Bristow. At the end of a challenging two day shoot it was Gene Bukys winning the Sporter Grand with a .2784 edging out Charles Huckeba and Tim Oltersdorf. Gene Bukys also won the Light Varmint Grand with a fine .2308 edging out Charles Huckeba and Tim Oltersdorf. The Two-Gun was won by Gene Bukys with a .2546 with Charles Huckeba and Tim Oltersdorf following.

Bluebonnet Winners L-R: Scott Hunter, Gene Bukys, Dickie Pustejovski, Tim Oltersdorf, Charles Huckeba, Gary Grove & Gary Bristow


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Bill Johnston is Top Gun at 1,000-Yard Long Range Nationals

Bill Johnston, Champion 2012 1,000-Yard Nationals Bill Johnston attributes his success to having a good gun and good wind. When asked about his strategy he said he shoots at different wind conditions on the practice target so that if the condition returns during the record you know how to respond. He said you have to watch the wind, look for shifts and compensate. I inquired whether he agrees that competitive bench rest shooting is as much a mind game as it is skill, to which he responded: #1 - It is important to have an accurate rifle when you go to the line and #2 - To have confidence in the load and accuracy of your rifle and know the bullet will land where you expect. Bill has been shooting since he was 3 years old. His father was a gun maker so it has always been a part of his life. He started with a muzzle loader, then progressed to pistols and rifles. He has always enjoys shooting squirrels from far distances. He entered long range competition around 2 years ago because he liked the challenge. He said now that he’s recently retired he considers LR shooting his new full-time job.

Richard Schatz, Winner, Two-Gun 1000-yd Richard Schatz, likes to use the expression, “the wind can blow them in just as easy as it can blow them out.” Based on his placements, I guess the wind was on his side this time. Richard’s been shooting since he was a little tyke. The county where he was

raised offered a bounty of 4-cents for each gopher tail brought to the commissioner. His father supplied all the rimfire ammo as long as he didn’t waste it. Well, waste ammo he did not; waste gophers he did - and in abundance. He and his brother ended up turning in a whopping 4,800 gopher tails in one year! That’s three 5-quart ice cream buckets full of gopher tails, according to Richard. He began shooting long range in 2001, when he had a custom rifle built and was anxious to shoot it. He went to Missoula, Montana that weekend to try it out. The other participants were shooting large caliber brass and were poking fun at Richard’s small cartridge...right up until the end when he took home a handfull of cash. It goes to show that in shooting, sometimes size doesn’t matter. Two-Gun Score Top Ten Bill Johnston.....................817/6x Richard Schatz....................806/5x Frank Vance......................802/10x Greg Wilson.......................795/7x Terry Balding......................788/8x Dan Roberson....................784/10x Robert Hoppe.....................769/8x Gary Gagliano.....................766/2x Rick Duncan.......................763/7x Curt Mendenhall..................763/4x Two-Gun Group Top Ten Richard Schatz....................6.585 Bill Johnston........................7.016 John Crawford......................7.575 Terry Balding........................7.795 Robert Hoppe.......................7.837 Rick Duncan.........................8.330 Bruce Bangeman....................8.528 Greg Wilson.........................8.619 Curt Mendenhall....................9.021 Ken Schroeder.......................9.053 Point Standing Bill Johnston, 18 - National Champion Richard Schatz, 19..........Second Place Terry Balding, 29..............Third Place Greg Wilson, 30..............Fourth Place Robert Hoppe, 34..............Fifth Place John Crawford, 37.............Sixth Place Rick Duncan, 39............Seventh Place Gary Gagliano, 44............Eighth Place Bruce Bangeman, 54..........Ninth Place Curt Mendenhall, 55..........Tenth Place

Summary of Standings 1,000-Yard Top Guns Bill Johnston......National Champion Richard Schatz..........Two Gun Group Bill Johnston.............Two Gun Score Richard Schatz.........Light Gun Group Robert Hoppe...........Light Gun Score Bill Johnston..........Heavy Gun Group Bill Johnston..........Heavy Gun Score New National Records Rick Duncan, LG 3-Tgt Score...149/4x Robert Hoppe, LG 6-Tgt Score...288/6x Rick Duncan, LG 6-Tgt Score.....283/6x Light Gun 6-Tgt Group: Top Ten Richard Schatz......................4.801 Robert Hoppe.......................5.041 Dick Colyar..........................5.676 Bill Johnston........................6.273 Curt Mendenhall....................6.300 Rick Duncan.........................6.373 Terry Balding........................6.923 Greg Wilson.........................7.127 John Crawford......................7.168 Bruce Bangeman....................7.336 Light Gun 6-Tgt Score: Top Ten Robert Hoppe....................288/6x Rick Duncan........................283.6x John Crawford....................280/2x Thomas Price......................277/6x Larry Kahle........................273/5x Dan Roberson.....................272/5x Greg Wilson.......................272/4x Monte Whipple....................272/3x Gary Gagliano.....................270/1x Andy Anderson....................269/4x Heavy Gun 6-Tgt Group: Top Ten Bill Johnston.......................7.759 John Crawford......................7.983 Richard Schatz......................8.368 Terry Balding........................8.667 Gary Noble..........................8.915 Bruce Bangeman....................9.719 Ken Schroeder.......................9.807 Greg Wilson.........................10.11 Rick Duncan.........................10.28 Robert Hoppe.......................10.63 Heavy Gun 6-Tgt Score: Top Ten Bill Johnston.....................552/4x Frank Vance.......................546/9x Curt Mendenhall..................541/3x Richard Schatz....................540/4x Terry Balding......................531/3x Bob Dorton........................531/3x Greg Wilson.......................523/3x Dan Roberson.....................512/5x Rob Allen...........................510/5x Gary Gagliano.....................496/1x


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Terry Balding Takes Top Gun at 2012 600-Yard Nationals Terry Balding’s been shooting about 8 years but only seriously the last 2. His placement speaks volumes considering he runs his own firm, Wisconsin Wealth Advisors and shoots for fun when he can. When asked how he selected long range benchrest, he stated he purchased a savage 6BR and needed to find some ranges with which to shoot it. He gives new meaning to the phrase, “have gun, will travel.” The closest matches to his home are about 5 hours drive. Frank Vance, Speaking of “have gun, will travel,” Texan Frank Vance is no stranger to shooting. He built his first gun in high school and he’s sprung onto the long-range benchrest scene 3-4 years ago. Frank won the 2-gun score aggregate and left the nationals with a prospective world record for 2-Gun 12-target score. Frank’s waiting for the formal piece of paper confirming this and then he’s having a party! He said he’s had a great year and Shilen and Berger have been wonderful to him. Berger will chase down lot numbers of bullets, which really helps him when he finds one that works well. Since Frank’s trade is repairing mills and lathes and one of his customers is Shilen, it was only a matter of time when they asked him to test some of their barrels. Well practice he did...shooting hogs from 1,000-yards when he got bored wtih barrels. The prospective 2-gun world record was shot using a Shilen DGA for light gun and a DGV for heavy. Shoot & giggle is Frank’s moto and he strives to be a good ambasador for the sport. The light-hearted Frank doesn’t understand grumpiness at the matches and his moto reflects his shooting attitude as well as his wind flag dancing.

When asked what he thinks has helped him in his shooting skill, he said the one thing Texas has alot of is wind and this has helped him greatly. In short bench he was middle of the pack and was just tickled to simply place. Twice he was dead last. Now he carries 8 trophies, a likely world record and 2 Hall of Fame points. The sour grapes were quiet...time for a wind-flag dance. Dick Colyar, LG 6-Target Group winner, says he’s just delighted to be in the top-ten and that it’s taken many people to help him get there. Dick has been shooting since 1966 when he got out of the Navy. He’s originally a black powder guy but changed to long-range about 6 years ago. He said each person he talks to adds a little tidbit of information to his knowledge which he uses to advance his skill. continued on page 18 Two-Gun Score Top Ten Frank Vance....................822/12x Terry Balding......................809/8x Bill Johnston......................809/5x Dan Robertson...................808/10x Rick Duncan.......................805/7x Larry Kahle........................801/5x Richard Schatz....................797/8x Don Nielson........................796/7x Peter White.......................796/6x Stu Harvey.........................791/6x Two-Gun Group Top Ten Bill Johnston.......................3.276 Richard Schatz......................3.517 Terry Balding........................3.586 Dick Colyar..........................3.752 John Crawford......................3.764 Rick Duncan.........................3.781 Bruce Bangeman....................3.824 Curt Mendenhall....................3.897 Frank Vance.........................3.922 Dan Robertson......................4.074 Point Standing Terry Balding, 19 - National Champion Richard Schatz, 24........Second Place Frank Vance, 30.............Third Place Bill Johnston, 33...........Fourth Place Rick Duncan, 36..............Fifth Place Dan Robertson, 36...........Sixth Place Peter White, 40..........Seventh Place Dick Colyar, 48.............Eighth Place Larry Kahle, 53..............Ninth Place Don Nielson, 56.............Tenth Place

Summary of Standings 600-Yard Top Guns Terry Balding......National Champion Bill Johnston............Two-Gun Group Frank Vance..............Two-Gun Score Dick Colyar............ Light Gun Group Terry Balding...........Light Gun Score John Crawford.......Heavy Gun Group Bill Johnston..........Heavy Gun Score New National Records Dick Colyar, LG 3-Tgt Group......1.829 Terry Balding, LG 6-Tgt Score...284/5x Dan Roberson, LG 6-Tgt Score..284/5x Richard Schatz, HG Single Group...1.796 Bill Johnston, HG 6-Tgt Score..558/5x Frank Vance, 2-Gun 12-Tgt Score..22/12x Light Gun 6-Target Group: Top Ten Dick Colyar.........................2.246 Rick Duncan.........................2.434 Curt Mendenhall....................2.676 Terry Balding........................2.746 Richard Schatz......................2.792 Bill Johnston........................2.825 Dan Robertson......................2.866 Greg Wilson.........................2.891 Bruce Bangeman....................2.957 Ken Schroeder.......................2.974 Light Gun 6-Target Score: Top Ten Terry Balding.....................284/5x Dan Robertson....................284/5x Andy anderson....................277/2x Peter white........................276/3x Frank Vance.......................270/1x Gary Noble........................269/1x Billy Souza.........................267/3x Dick Colyar.........................267/2x Richard Schatz....................266/2x Lou Murdica.......................265/3x Heavy Gun 6-Target Group: Top Ten John Crawford.....................3.717 Bill Johnston........................3.727 Frank Vance.........................4.166 Richard Schatz......................4.243 Terry Balding........................4.425 Peter White.........................4.638 Bruce Bangeman....................4.690 Larry Kahle..........................4.824 Bill Mellor............................4.938 Don Nielson..........................5.051 Heavy Gun 6-Target Score: Top Ten Bill Johnston.....................558/5x Frank Vance......................552/11x Larry kahle........................552/3x Rick Duncan.......................548/6x Don Nielson........................532/5x Richard Schatz....................531/6x Stu Harvey.........................528/3x Thomas Price......................525/5x Terry Balding......................525/3x Dan Robertson....................524/5x


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2012 NBRSA Registered Match Schedule JULY

11

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest, AZ

1

MC

VFS/HTR

200/100

Mill Creek Rifle Club 8:30AM VFS KS State Championship

18-19

MC

LV/HV

100/100

1

NW

HTR

100/200

Lewis Clark Wildlife Club, ID Idaho State Championship

Ouachita Sportsmans Assn, AR 2nd Leg AR State Championship & Sam Eifling Memorial

18-19

MC

LV/HV

100/200

6-8

NW

UNL-10 UNL-10 UNL-5

100/200

Tacoma Rifle & Revolver, WA Sniper King, WA State UNL & Sam Wilson Memorial

NRA Whittington Center, NM Rattlesnake & 2nd Leg NM State Championship

18-19

NC

SP/UNL

100/200

Minnetonka Game & Fish, MN 2nd Leg MN State Championship

7-8

MC

UNL-10 UNL-5

100/200

Northern Colorado Benchrest 2nd Leg of NCBS 4-Gun

19

NC

LV

100/200

Oak Hill Gun Club, Bluegrass, IA

7

MC

HV

100/200

Mill Creek Rifle Club 12noon HV Regional

20-24

MV

HTR

100/200 300

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis 2012 HUNTER NATIONALS

8

MC

UNL/LV

200/100

Mill Creek Rifle Club 8:00AM

26

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA

25-26

ER

LV/HV

100/200

Shelby County Deer Hunters, OH Briar Hail Memorial

7-8

SW

4-Gun

200

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA 4th Annual Sloughhouse 200-Yard 4-Gun Challenge

8

NW

HTR/VFS

100/200

Whittecar Rifle Club, MT

7-8

ER

HV/HV

100/200

Holton Gun Club, Holton, MI Michigan State Championship

14

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest, AZ

14-15

NC

LV/HV

100/200

14-15

MV

LV/HV

14-15

SE

4-Gun UNL

14-15

NW

14-15 14-15

SEPTEMBER 1

MC

LV/HV

100/100

Mill Creek Rifle Club 12noon Kansas State 2-Gun

2

MC

LV/HV

200/200

Mill Creek Rifle Club 8:00AM Kansas State 2-Gun

Minnetonka Game & Fish, MN Don Judd Memorial

1-2

MC

LV/HV

100/200

Rio Grande Benchrest Shooters, NM Roadrunner - Cash Prizes

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis

1-2

NC

HV/LV

100/200

100

Unaka Rod & Gun Club, TN 1st Leg SE Regional Championship

Prairie Dog Target Club, SD NC Regional Championship

1-3

ER

LV/HV

100/200

HTR

100/200 300

Wenatchee Benchrest Club, WA Bob Miller Memorial (HTR only)

Holton Gun Club, Holton, MI Eastern Regionals

1-3

NW

SP/LV/HV

100/200

MV

HTR

100/200

Van Dyne Sportsmens Club, WI WI State Hunter Championship

Tacoma Rifle & Revolver, WA Ed Frombach Memorial & WA State 3-Gun Championship

MC

SP/UNL

100/200

Land’s End Benchrest Shooters UNL & SP Legs of 4-Gun

1-3

SW

HV/UNL-5

100/200

Visalia Sportsmens Assn, CA Shooters Choice UNL/HV

14-15

GC

HTR/VFS

100/200

Tomball Gun Club, Tomball, TX Texas State & Gulf Coast Regionals

8-9

MC

LV/HV

100/200

Northern Colorado Benchrest Firewalker, 3rd & 4th Legs of 4-Gun

15

NC

HV

100/200

Oak Hills Gun Club, Bluegrass IA

8

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest, AZ

21-22

MV

HTR/VFS

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis MO State-Jarvis & Chism Memorial

8-9

GC

LV/HV

100/200

Midland Shooters Assn, TX The Buffalo

21-22

MC

LV/HV

100/200

NRA Whittington Center, NM Muchas Grasias

8-9

SW

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA

15-16

SW

LV/HV

100/200

21-22

ER

LV/HV

100/200

Kane Fish & Game, PA Pennsylvania State Championship

Logan Rifle & Pistol Club, UT 3rd Annual Tomato King Shoot

15

GC

VFS

100/200

San Angelo Gun Club, TX

22

SW

LG/HG

600

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA

15

MV

VFS

100/200

Van Dyne Sportsmens Club, WI

28

NW

HTR

100/200

Tri Cities Metallic Silhouette, WA

15-16

NC

LV/HV

100/200

Minnetonka Game & Fish, MN

29-29

NW

HTR/VFS

100/200

Yellowstone Rifle Club, MT Mac Clark Memorial

15-16

NC

HV/HV

100/200

Council Bluffs Rifle & Pistol 10AM IA State 15th-Group 16th-VFS

29

GC

VFS

100/200

SW Louisiana Rifle Club, LA LA State VFS Championship

15-16

ER

LV/HV

100/200

WWCCA, Plymouth, MI Fall Classic

15-16

SE

4-Gun/ UNL

200

Rachel’s Glen, Ft Deposit, AL 2nd Leg SE Regional Championship

16

NC

HV/UNL

100/200

Oak Hill Gun Club, Bluegrass, IA

22-23

GC

4-Gun

200

North TX Shooters, Denton, TX

SW

LG/HG

600

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA

MC

HTR/VFS

100/200 300

Mill Creek Rifle Club Sat 12:00 100/200, Sun 9AM 300yds

AUGUST 4-5

MC

HTR/VFS

100/200

Northern Colorado Benchrest

4-5

NW

SP/LV

100/200

Tacoma Rifle & Revolver, WA NW SP & LV Regionals

4-5

SW

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA

23

4-5

SW

LV/HV

100/200

Central Utah Benchrest, UT

22-23

4-5

ER

LV/HV

100/200

WWCCA, Plymouth, MI Dog Days of Summer

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2012 NBRSA Registered Match Schedule 22-23

ER

LV/HV

100/200

Holton Gun Club, Holton, MI Great Lakes Invitational

27-28

MV

LV/HV

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis Mississippi Valley Regionals

29-30

MC

LV/HV

100/200

Lands End Benchrest Shooters Purple Haze & LV Leg 4-Gun

29-30

SW

SP/UNL

200/100

Palomino Valley Gun Club, NV Nevada State Championship

30

GC

VFS

100/200

SW Louisiana Rifle Club, LA

8-13

SW

4-Gun

100/200

Arizona Benchrest Shooters 2012 GROUP NATIONALS

13

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest, AZ

21

MV

HTR/VFS

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis

27-28

ER

LV/HV

100/200

Shelby County Deer Hunters Assn Fall Finale

28

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA

28

GC

VFS

100/200

SW Louisiana Rifle Club, LA

27-28

MV

LV/HV

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis Mississippi Valley Regionals

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER 3-4

SW

VFS

100/200

Desert Sportsman, Las Vegas VFS NATIONALS

3-4

SW

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA

3-4

SW

UNL/HV

100/200

Arizona Benchrest Shooters Arizona State Championship

10

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest, AZ

10-11

SE

LV/HV

100/200

River Bend Gun Club, GA

25

SW

LG/HG

600

Sloughhouse Benchrest, CA

DECEMBER 1

SW

VFS

100/200

Desert Sportsman, NV Club Championship

1-2

SW

UNL-5

100/200

Arizona Benchrest Shooters CA-AZ 5-Shot Invitational

8

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest, AZ

14

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest, AZ

22

SW

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest, AZ

29

GC

HTR/VFS

100/200

Austin Rifle Club, Austin, TX

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2012 Long Range Nationals, continued John Crawford, who won the heavy gun 6-target group at 600-yards, transitioned to long range 2 years ago after 3 years of short range shooting. He was drawn to bench rest because of the accuracy and enjoys the competitive environment. He feels that attention to detail is the key to great long range shooting success and that shooting short range gave him a solid foundation in loading and tuning to shoot well in long range. For John, shooting is strictly a hobby as his primary occupation is in the pharmaceutical industry. Robert Hoppe, 1,000-yard Light Gun Score Champion also set a potential world record in 6-target score with a 288/6X at 1,000-yards. This will not be Hoppe’s first rodeo, as last year he set another world record at 10shot score at 600-yards with 100/3X. Overall, Robert holds 5 standing 600yard world records. In addition to the record mentioned above, he holds LG 5-shot Group, HG 10-Shot Aggregate, Two-Gun 6-Target Agg and LG 5-Shot Agg. Shooting long range since 1993, Robert appears to be one of the veterans. At the conclusion of the 2012 Nationals, both Robert Hoppe and Bill Johnston stand 1 Hall of Fame point away from induction!

2012 Long Range Benchrest Nationals Participants

Name BILL JOHNSTON RICHARD SCHATZ TERRY BALDING GREG WILSON ROBERT HOPPE NAME TERRY BALDING RICHARD SCHATZ FRANK VANCE BILL JOHNSTON (LG) BILL JOHNSTON (HG) RICK DUNCAN

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Bigelow Bests Both HV & VFS Championships at Council Bluffs 2012 Nebraska State Heavy Varmint Group Championship

2012 Nebraska State VFS Championship

Mike Bigelow of Madrid, Iowa showed himself equally adept at group and score shooting winning both the Nebraska State Heavy Varmint and Varmint for Score Championships. The competition was held April 28 and 29 at Council Bluffs Rifle and Pistol Club.

In the Varmint for Score Championship on Sunday, Brad Borges jumped out to an early lead, firing a possible worldrecord 250/24X at 100 yards.

The match drew 20 shooters for the group Championship on Saturday and 16 for the Varmint for Score Championship on Sunday. Despite record-setting warm temperatures all winter, it was sunny and cool for the Saturday matches; cooler yet with some rain for Sunday. Mike notched an early lead in the group championship finishing the 100yard stage with a first-place .2174 aggregate, comfortably in front of Jeff Shultz, who was second with a .2888. Top five at 100 are listed. Dave Brooks, a new shooter, fired the small group of 0.135. When the targets were moved out to 200 yards, Jon Leu was first with a .2798 aggregate, Top five shooters are posted. Dave Brooks did it again and fired the small group of 0.328 at 200 yards.

elow won the Varmint for Score Championship, earning his second Nebraska State Champion title in as many days, with a combined score of 500/21X.

--Jon Leu

When the targets were moved to 200 yards, Mike Bigelow rose to the challenge and took first with a 250/3X. Echoing his win on Saturday, Mike BigNebraska State Group Championship 100-Yards Mike Bigelow.....................0.2174 Jeff Shultz.........................0.2888 Daniel Kinder.......................0.3140 Larry Kuse..........................0.3168 David Halblom, Sr.................0.3208 200-Yards Jon Leu...........................0.2798 Ron Miller...........................0.2955 David Halblom, Sr.................0.3068 Don Kearney........................0.3230 Larry Kuse..........................0.3275 Group Grand Aggregate Mike Bigelow.....................0.2841 Ron Miller...........................0.3101 David Halblom, Sr.................0.3138 Larry Kuse..........................0.3221 Jon Leu.............................0.3252

Nebraska State VFS Championship 100-Yards Brad Borges.....................250/24x Mike Bigelow.....................250/18x Jeff Shultz.......................250/18x Randy Robinett..................250/18x Larry Kuse........................250/18x 200-Yards Mike Bigelow.....................250/3x Shane Kepler......................249/9x David Halblom, Sr.................249/8x Brad Borges........................249/7x Ron Miller..........................249/2x VFS Grand Aggregate Mike Bigelow....................500/21x Brad Borges......................499/31x Randy Robinett..................498/27x Shane Kepler.....................498/24x Ron Miller.........................498/14x

The Heavy Varmint grand aggregate and the title of 2012 Nebraska State Champion went to Mike Bigelow with a .2841 agg. Nebraska State Champs L-R: Dave Brooks, Ron Miller Mike Bigelow, Brad Borges Randy Robinett, David Halblom & Jon Leu Nebraska State Group Championship Equipment List

Name Cal Mike Bigelow 30 BR Ron Miller 6 PPC David Halblom sr 6 PPC Larry Kuse 6 PPC Jon Leu 6 PPC

Action Stiller RFD Farley Viper dp Bat

Barrel Krieger Bartlein Hart Rock Creek Krieger

Smith Self Self Frittz Self R Miller

Stock n/a Borden n/a Robertson TM

Stocker Self Self Self Self TM

Scope 40 Luepold 45 Luepold 36 Luepold 45 Luepold 36 Sightron

powder H-4198 XB 972 N-133 N-133 8208

Weight 34.7 28 29.7 29.4 28.3

Primer Fed 205 m 205 205 205 m

Case Lapua Lapua Lapua Lapua Lapua

Bullet 116 10X 68 T Levenson 65 T Meyer 68 T Levenson 68bt T Meyer

Name Mike Bigelow Brad Broges Randy Robinett Shane Kepler Ron Miller

Action Stiller Bat Borden Bat RFD

Barrel Krieger Krieger Bartlein Krieger Bartlein

Smith Self G Gritters Rivers Gritters Self

Stock n/a n/a n/a n/a Borden

Stocker Self n/a Self n/a Self

Scope 40 Luepold 10x50 Sightron 36 B&L 10x50 Sightron 45 Luepold

powder H-4198 H-4198 T-2000 H-4198 XB 972

34.7 34.8 33.7 34.8 28

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Case Lapua Lapua Lapua Lapua Lapua

Bullet 116 10X 10 X 114 BIB 118 BIB 68 T Levenson

Cal 30 BR 30 BR 30 BR 30 BR 6 PPC

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Chris Harris Breaks The Ice At Minnetonka! Minnetonka Game & Fish Club hosted the first match of the year on April 21st and 22nd . A total of 21 shooters showed up to brave the elements and battle it out in less than great conditions. The nice weather the region had experienced earlier seemed to disappear a week before the match. Temps were in the high 30’s in the morning and warmed to high 40’s by the afternoon. The North Dakota boys showed up in mass and the Hawkeye contingent traveled north as well. One shooter from South Dakota and another from Wisconsin rounded out the five state area. The new benchrest building was completed last fall, you couldn’t ask for a nicer place to reload during cold weather. Everyone was toasty warm in between relays and during the lunch break. Check out the picture or better yet come up and try it out for yourself.

Council Bluffs new benchrest building Saturday morning we started out with the LV-100yd.The wind was switchy and the flags were constantly turning. The overcast cloud cover kept the mirage to a minimum. Scott Moser was shooting great and led the pack all morning. He was being chased by Chris Harris all 5 matches but held on to secure the win. Scott shot a nice .2384 for 1st place, followed by Chris who posted a .2574 for 2nd. Chris also shot the small group .101. After lunch we shot the HV-100yd, the rain started during the break and continued off and on through 3 matches. Wind conditions remained the same as the day had started all though the intensity changes started picking up. Doc Peterson put on a clinic and shot a .2378 to take 1st place honors. Dave Dowd finished in 2nd with a nice .2518. Chris Harris shot the small group again with a .108.

IceBreakers L-R: Doc Peterson, Chris Harris, Keith Christianson, Dave Dowd, Dean Ekstrom & Terry Hettich Sunday morning the 200yd HV was contested with the weather all most a carbon copy of the previous day. Over cast skies kept the mirage at bay but the wind was still playing havoc with a lot of shooters. Scott Moser shot a very respectable .2591 to take 1st place, followed closely by Keith Christianson who scored a .2693 for 2nd place. Small group honors went to Dave Dowd with a .317 group. The LV-200yd started right after lunch with the same wind conditions playing the field. Once again we had a nice overcast so the target picture was clear thru the scopes. Terry Hettich blew the field away with an awesome agg of .1937 for 1st place. Dave Dowd finished with a .2224 to take 2nd. The small group wood went to Terry Hettich with a .211 screamer. When the scores were all tallied, it was Chris Harris who captured the LV Grand honors, with Terry Hettich coming in 2nd and Dave Dowd securing 3rd. Doc Peterson won the HV Grand followed by Keith Christianson in 2nd and Scott Moser in 3rd. Congratulations to Chris Harris the Two Gun winner, Dave Dowd finished in 2nd, followed by Terry Hettich in 3rd , Keith Christianson in 4th and Dean Ekstrom finishing in 5th. A special thanks to our target crew Dan & Jeanette. Your hard work is appreciated by all the shooters. Everyone had a great time at the “Ice Breaker” The range constantly challenges all the shooters, this is why its so interesting shooting at MGFC. You never know what mother nature is going to toss your way. Bill Storbeck Jr

Two-Gun Top Ten Chris Harris.......................0.2609 Dave Dowd.........................0.2710 Terry Hettich.......................0.2814 Keith Christianson................0.2998 Dean Ekstrom......................0.3007 Jay Sperry..........................0.3023 Dave Halblom......................0.3108 Dave Gaboury......................0.3226 Mark Herschlip.....................0.3236 Zack Moser.........................0.3257 Light Varmint Grand Chris Harris.......................0.2424 Terry Hettich.......................0.2460 Dave Dowd.........................0.2665 Dean Ekstrom......................0.2921 Jay Sperry..........................0.3097 Light Varmint 100-Yards Scott Moser.......................0.2348 Chris Harris........................0.2574 Mark Herschlip.....................0.2688 Dean Ekstrom......................0.2828 Terry Hettich.......................0.2982 Light Varmint 200-Yards Terry Hettich.....................0.1937 Dave Dowd.........................0.2224 Chris Harris........................0.2274 Jerry Lahr..........................0.2604 Jay Sperry..........................0.2758 Heavy Varmint Grand Doc Peterson.....................0.2674 Keith Christianson................0.2700 Scott Moser.........................0.2737 Dave Dowd.........................0.2755 Chris Harris........................0.2795 Heavy Varmint 100-Yards Doc Peterson.....................0.2378 Dave Dowd.........................0.2518 Dave Gaboury......................0.2630 Chris Harris........................0.2662 Josh Moser..........................0.2670 Heavy Varmint 200-Yards Scott Moser.......................0.2591 Keith Christianson................0.2693 Chris Harris........................0.2925 Doc Peterson.......................0.2970 Dave Dowd.........................0.2992

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Norm Jeffery Strikes Again at Visalia’s Two-Gun April 21-22, 2012 The weather for April had been mild except for a few storms that blew in, but that all changed the weekend the Visalia range held a club match. The temperature went from the low 70’s to the mid-90’s during the match. Most of the 30 competitors had a hard time adjusting to the heat except Gary Ocock and Walt Berger - both Phoenicians and are used to heat.

with all five groups in the fours to win the 200-yard trophy. Second place trophy went to Bob McGraw shooting a .2276 for a fairly close finish. Bill Mellor won the small group trophy with a .260. The Sporter Grand, Light Varmint Grand and the Light Varmint-Sporter two-gun top five winners are posted. --Bill Mellor

On Saturday, Joe Stanovich started off the Sporter class by winning the 100yard match with a .1816 aggregate. A fairly new shooter to Visalia, Jim Nicolas placed second with a .1972. The small group award went to Gary Sinclair with a .118. Norm Jeffery took over at 200-yards and won the first place trophy with a .2220. Don Nielson placed second with .2317 and Bob McGraw won the small group award with a .212.

Two-Gun Norm Jeffery.....................0.2237 Gary Ocock........................0.2346 Bob McGraw........................0.2520 Bill Mellor...........................0.2603 Joe Stanovich......................0.2698

The Light Varmint 100 was dominated by Bill Summers, who won the trophy with a .1850 and the small group trophy with a .094 screamer. George Pizzillo, a new shooter to Visalia won the second place trophy with a .2196 agg and Gary Ocock shot a .2176 aggregate

Sporter Grand Norm Jeffery.....................0.2133 Joe Stanovich......................0.2181 Bob McGraw........................0.2391 Don Nielson........................0.2421 Gary Ocock........................0.2500

NAME N.JEFFERY G.OCOCK B.McGRAW-SP B.McGRAW-LV B.MELLOR J.STANOVICH

CAL 6PPC 6PPC 6PPC 6PPC 6PPC 6PPC

Light Varmint Grand Gary Ocock.......................0.2193 Norm Jeffery.......................0.2341 Bill Mellor...........................0.2389 Jim O’Brien........................0.2476 Bob McGraw........................0.2650

VISALIA GROUP MATCH APRIL 21-22, 2012 ACTION SCOPE-X BARREL SMITH STOCKER BAT LEU-TUCK-36 KRIEGER SAKAI SIX BAT MARCH-50 KRIEGER OCOCK OCOCK BAT LEUPOLD-36 HART DOWLING SAKAI BAT LEUPOLD-36 HART SAKAI SAKAI BAT LEUPOLD-36 KRIEGER IWATSUBO SIX PANDA MARCH KRIEGER OCOCK DELONEY

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L-R: Bill Mellor, Joe Stanovich, Bob McGraw, Norm Jeffery, Jim O’Brien, Bill Summers, Don Nielson, George Pizzillo & Stan Hillian stand-in for Gary Ocock


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Bob Hammack wins in Grand-Style at Mill Creek Rifle Club We held the Light Varmint class on Saturday, May 5 with 30 shooters present at the Bruce Hodgdon Range. Jerry Tompkins came to the match to visit some old friends. Jerry is one of our former shooters who has been through some serious health issues. We were all glad to see him. We also had Charlie Scott, another of our former shooters visiting the match. Brian Cook came and participated in the match and we were glad to welcome him back. The weather was clear, hot and light tail winds at the start of the match. Larry Conrad started off by winning his first aggregate with a .2148, TK Nollan .2320, Jim Hemmert .2370, Bob Hammack .2472, Jim Gardner .2476 were the top five. Small Group .131 was fired by TK Nollan. While the frames were being moved for the 200-yard event the winds began to change directions and speed. Bob Hammack won the 200 Light Varmint .3517, Don Creach .3906, Larry Scharnhorst .3913, Tim Turnbull .4329, Howard Cower .4342 were the top five. Small Group honors went to Jon Leu who fired .334. Bob hammack won the Light Varmint Grand Aggregate .2995, Don Creach .3290, Larry Conrad .3589, Larry Scharnhorst .3654, Greg King .3668 were the top five. Sunday morning was bright sunshine and clear skies when we started the match with the forecast for rain later that evening. Winds were blowing in our face for match one. Match two brought low, dark clouds, light wind, very good conditions for the rest of the match. Bob Hammack won the 200-yard aggregate .1770, Lelan Kirk .2209, Don Creach .2239, Larry Scharnhorst .2425, Chet Whitebread .2460 were the top five. Small Group of .268 went to Lelan Kirk. Don Creach won the 100-yard aggergate with .2154. Greg King .2296, Bud Mundy .2316, Melin Hubbard .2362 and

Bob Hammack .2406 were the top five. Small Group .089 shot by Dee Myers. Not surprisingly, Bob Hammack won the Heavy Varmint Grand Aggregate .2088 with Don Creach .2197 second, Ron Hoehn .2564 third, Greg King .2588 fourth and Lelan Kirk .2618 rounding out the top five winners. Heartfelt thanks go out to Tim, Megan, Steve and Aaron for taking care of the target detail and the scoring. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who attended.

Don Creach

Light Varmint Grand Bob Hammack....................0.2995 Don Creach........................0.3290 Larry Conrad.......................0.3589 Larry Scharnhorst.................0.3654 Greg King...........................0.3668 Heavy Varmint Grand Bob Hammack....................0.2088 Don Creach........................0.2197 Ron Heohn.........................0.2564 Greg King...........................0.2588 Lelan Kirk..........................0.2618

Name Bob Hammack Don Creach Larry Conrad Larry Scharnhorst Greg King

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Bob Hammack BAT Bartlein Don Creach Panda Krieger Ron Hoehn BAT Shilen Greg King Farley Bartlein Lelan Kirk Grizzly2 Hart The Gang at Mill Creek: May 5-6, 2012 L-R: Jon Leu TK Nollan Larry Conrad Bob Hammack Dee Myers Don Creach & Ron Hoehn

Light Varmint 100-Yards Larry Conrad.....................0.2148 TK Nollan...........................0.2320 Jim Hemmert......................0.2370 Bob Hammack.....................0.2472 Jim Gardner........................0.2476 Small Group TK Nollan............................0.131 Light Varmint 200-Yards Bob Hammack....................0.3517 Don Creach........................0.3906 Larry Scharnhorst.................0.3913 Tim Turnbull.......................0.4329 Howard Cowher....................0.4342 Small Group Jon Leu..............................0.334 Heavy Varmint 100-Yards Don Creach.......................0.2154 Greg King...........................0.2296 Bud Mundy..........................0.2316 Merlin Hubbard....................0.2406 Bob Hammack.....................0.2406 Small Group Dee Myers............................0.089 Heavy Varmint 200-Yards Bob Hammack....................0.1770 Lelan Kirk..........................0.2209 Don Creach........................0.2239 Larry Scharnhorst.................0.2425 Chet Whitebread..................0.2460 Small Group Lelan Kirk............................0.268

Mill Creek Light Varmint Grand Top-Five Equipment List Stock Stocker Gunsmith Bullet Wt Powder Scarbrough Scarbrough Self Hottenstein 68 133 Six TM Kuse Creach 66 133 McMillan n/a Brackney Barts 68 N133 Scoville Self Reneau Conaway 66 8208 Scoville Scoville Hall Rubright 66 8208 Mill Creek Heavy Varmint Grand Top-Five Equipment List Leonard Self Self Hottenstein 68 133 Six TM Kuse Creach 66 133 TM TM Hoehn Hottenstein 68 8208 Scoville Scoville Hall Rubright 66 8208 Kelbly Kelbly Edelman Edelman 66 8208

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Mike Bigelow Takes Hunter; Ron Miller Wins VFS Mill Creek Rifle Club held its HTR/VFS match on April 14-15, 2012 with 36 shooters in attendance. It was a very tough and windy weekend with the threat of tornados and severe storms looming all over the midwest. The local weather broadcasted the winds at 35 45 mph. Needless to say the scores took a beating. In Varmint for Score, Sam Longhofer managed the only 250 at 100-yards for the win. Tim Turnbull won 200 by an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Xâ&#x20AC;? and Arlyn Copley took the 300 yard stage. Tim Turnbull did his usual steady shooting and won the 100 and 200 yard aggregate. Ron Miller either tied or was second in each yardage and would up winning the 200-300 aggregate and the three yardage grand. In Hunter class Tim Henderson won the 100-yard, Mike Bigelow the 200-yard and Mike McFarland the 300. Mike Bigelow and Mike McFarland shared every aggregate; Bigelow the 100 and 200, McFarland the 200 and 300. Bigelow ended up winning the grand on X count. --Ron Shultz VARMINT FOR SCORE 100-Yards Sam Langhofer...................250/8x Arlyn Copley.....................249/13x Tim Turnbull.....................249/10x Ron Miller........................249/10x Joel Gard..........................249/9x 200-Yards Tim Turnbull.....................243/2x Ron Miller..........................243/1x Brad Borges.......................240/2x Shane Kepler......................236/2x Brian Cook........................231/0x 300-Yards Arlyn Copley......................239/2x Ron Miller..........................238/1x Brian Cook.........................235/1x Terry Tholen.......................232/5x Shane Kepler......................230/4x 100-200 Aggregate Tim Turnbull....................492/12x Ron Miller.........................492/11x Brad Borges........................487/8x Shane Kepler.....................484/13x Arlyn Copley.....................478/17x

200-300 Aggregate Ron Miller.........................481/2x Brad Borges.......................469/3x Arlyn Copley.......................468/6x Shane Kepler......................466/6x Brian Cook.........................466/1x 100-200-300 Grand Ron Miller.......................730/12x Arlyn Copley.....................717/19x Brad Borges.......................716/9x Shane Kepler.....................714/18x Brian Cook.......................713/13x HUNTER 100-Yards Tim Henderson.................249/10x Mike Bigelow......................248/9x Mike McFarland...................245/7x Ron Shultz.........................245/4x Ron Berg...........................243/3x 200-Yards Mike Bigelow.....................241/2x Mike McFarland...................240/3x Tim Henderson....................231/4x Ron Berg...........................221/0x Ron Shultz.........................221/0x 300-Yards Mike McFarland..................233/0x Ron Shultz.........................230/0x Mike Bogelow.....................229/4x Tim Henderson....................229/1x Ron Berg...........................222/2x 100-200 Aggregate Mike Bigelow....................489/11x Mike McFarland..................485/10x Tim Henderson..................480/14x Ron Shultz.........................466/4x Ron Berg...........................464/3x 200-300 Aggregate Mike McFarland..................473/3x Mike Bigelow......................470/6x Tim Henderson....................460/5x Ron Shultz.........................451/0x Ron Berg...........................443/2x 100-200-300 Grand Mike Bigelow....................718/15x Mike McFarland..................718/10x Tim Henderson..................709/15x Ron Shultz.........................696/4x Ron Berg...........................686/5x

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Tomball Gun Club: Gene Bukys Wins Crawfish for 4th Time!

Gene Buckys 1st, Jay Lynn Gore 2nd, and Vic Smith 3rd.

I would like to start with a big Thank You to Charles Huckeba for the encouraging words about halfway through the match – it kept me going. We had 48 shooters who came out for the 2012 Crawfish. The conditions were tough on Saturday with the winds blowing 15 to 25 mph all day and extremely switchy - nothing unusual for Tomball range. We started with LV 100 yd. Jay Lynn Gore won with a .2566, 2nd was Gene Buckys, Jay Gore, Winner LV-100 3rd was Vic Smith. Mike Guillot had the small group with a .139. After lunch came HV 100 yd. Vic Smith won with a .2458, John Horn was 2nd and 3rd c a m e Vic Smith, HV-100 Winner C h a r l e s Huckeba. Small group went to Glen Chism with 0.119. Glen also won the $100 for his small group at 100 yds. Sunday the winds calmed down some, 5 to 15 mph but still switchy. The challenge was the great deal of mirage, especially during the afternoon. We

Shooter Gene Bukys Jay Gore Vic Smith Charles Huckeba Scott Hunter Gene Bukys Larry Baggett Vic Smith John Horn Charles Huckeba

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Well, you have it: Gene Buckys won the 2012 Crawfish 2 gun for the 4th time. Jay Lynn Gore was 2nd and 3rd went to Vic Smith. Congratulations Gene. He did tell me after the match he shot 30.4g all weekend & never changed his load. I hope this wasn’t supposed to be TOP SECRET.

Gene Bukys, Two-Gun Champion started with HV 200 yd. Gene Buckys won with a .2281, 2nd was Catalin Loghin and 3rd came Larry Baggett. Zane Athey had the smallest group with a .256. HV grand was won by Gene Buckys, 2nd belonged to Larry Baggett, and 3rd was Vic Smith. At this point it looked like Gene would be taking the traveling trophy home if he didn’t shoot that 1 big group in LV 200 yd. After lunch we started LV 200

A special Thanks goes to Felton, Jim, Jack, Trisha, Allen & John. Without you guys we would not have had a great match. The great pictures are compliments of Catalin Loghin. Many thanks to all that attended. Russell Matthews

Crawfish Score Team

Tomball Shooting Range yd. Well Gene did it as he won with a .2589. Jay Lynn Gore was 2nd and Charles Huckeba was 3rd. Small group went to Zane Athey with a .275. He also won the $100 for small group at 200 yds. The LV grand went like this:

Zane Athey had quite a day winning 2 small groups, $100 & the train wreck

2012 Crawfish April 21-22, 2012 Tomball Gun Club Light Varmint Equipment List PWDR BARRELMAKER LENGTH TWIST GUNSMITH STOCKER WT PRIMER CASE PWDR WGT BLT MFG

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21

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SCOVILLE

10.5 205

LAPUA N133

29

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PANDA

LEUPOLD

40

SHILEN

24

14

SELF

SG&Y

10.5 205

LAPUA XBR

30.4 HOTTENSTEIN 68

6PPC

PANDA

LEUPOLD

45

KRIEGER

21.5

13.5

Schmidt

SELF

10.5 205

LAPUA N133

30.3 OO

68

6PPC

BAT

MARCH

40

KRIEGER

22

13.78

n/a

n/a

n/a n/a

LAPUA N133

30.6 HUCKEBA

69

6PPC

VIPER

LEU-BRAK 45

KRIEGER

22

14

HUNTER

n/a

10.5 FED

LAPUA N133

29

CHEEK

68

6PPC

BAT

LEU-BUKYS 58

BARTLEIN

21

T

BUKYS

SCOVILLE

11

205

LAPUA N133

29

BUKYS

68

6PPC

STOLLE WEAVER

36

KRIEGER

n/a

n/a

BAGGETT

SCOVILLE

11

FED

LAPUA N133

29

BAGGETT

67

6PPC

PANDA

LEUPOLD

45

KRIEGER

22

13.5

HUTCHINSON SELF

13

205

LAPUA N133

30.3 n/a

68

6PPC

VIPER

LEUPOLD

40

KRIEGER

22

14

SELF

HUNTER

11

FED

LAPUA N133

29

66

6PPC

BAT

MARCH

40

KRIEGER

22

13.78

n/a

n/a

n/a n/a

LAPUA N133

30.6 HUCKEBA

Heavy Varmint Equipment List

BUKYS

WGT

CHEEK

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Crawfish Match Results LV 100-Yards Jay Gore..........................0.2570 Gene Bukys........................0.2580 Vic Smith...........................0.2820 Scott Hunter.......................0.3060 Gary Walters.......................0.3080 LV 200-Yards Gene Bukys.......................0.2590 Jay Gore............................0.2860 Charles Huckeba..................0.3030 Kenneth Terrell....................0.3540 Gary Bristow.......................0.3620 LV Grand Gene Bukys.......................0.2585 Jay Gore............................0.2713 Vic Smith...........................0.3286 Charles Huckeba..................0.3327 Scott Hunter.......................0.3379 It looks as if Jack Green thinks he’s picked the wrong week to stop smoking cigars...

HV 100-Yards Vic Smith.........................0.2458 John Horn..........................0.2668 Charles Huckeba..................0.2826 Larry Baggett......................0.2976 Gene Bukys........................0.2976 HV 200-Yards Gene Bukys.......................0.2281 Catalin Loghin.....................0.2419 Larry Baggett......................0.2434 John Horn..........................0.2724 Charles Huckeba..................0.2726 HV Grand Gene Bukys.......................0.2628 Larry Baggett......................0.2657 Vic Smith...........................0.2668 John Horn..........................0.2696 Charles Huckeba..................0.2776 Two-Gun Gene Bukys.......................0.2607 Jay Gore............................0.2959 Vic Smith...........................0.2977 John Horn..........................0.3044 Charles Huckeba..................0.3052

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Uncle Timmy shows off his concoction creation contraption; a two-stroke gas powered blender. After a long day he enjoys his two favorite specialties: a chainsaw margarita or a weed whacker slo gin fizz. He says, “The gin fizz works best on a hot day when you can consume several because they don’t taste strong. Plus they are so cooling and refreshing. Be careful getting up or walking afterwards. For safety’s sake stay away from automobiles, lawnmowers, explosives, firearms, cute looking but dangerous wildlife both four footed and two, cliffs, reptiles of all types and especially the person seen in the picture operating the b l e n d e r. Chin Chin, Uncle Tim!


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Okie Shooters April 21, 2012 Richard Brensing................0.2880 Joe Hargadine.....................0.3056 TK Nollan...........................0.3139 Darrel Loker........................0.3278 Cale Roby...........................0.3347 Small Group 100-Yards Ray Barns............................0.182 Small Group 200-Yards Glenn Burditt........................0.318 Glenn’s small group came on the 5th 200yd match. I thought I had it with a .371. Then on the 5th match Richard Brensing rips off a nice .326 in the first 20-40 seconds. Rex Reneau says “that’s not fair Richard”. I had to chuckle before getting started. What a beautiful day. Don’t let the aggs fool ya. Luther will BITE ya on the best of days! Congratulations on the Oklahoma Light Varmint Richard! ---Cale Roby

Wilson Sweeps the Two-Gun at Sacramento Wilson Sweeps the Two-Gun Sacramento Two-Gun Winners from Left to Right:

On April 7-8, 2012 16 shooters competed for the Sloughhouse TwoGun match. When all was said and done, there was no questioning who the “big-gun” was at the two-gun!

Gabe Ledsema Everet Smith Greg Wilson Stu Harvey Dave Tack and Team Mascot “Mac” in the front

Dan Lutke Two-Gun Aggregate

Greg Wilson.......................0.2698 Everet Smith.......................0.2982 Marty Childers.....................0.3086 Bill Mellor...........................0.3137 Gabe Ledesma.....................0.3481 Heavy Varmint Grand Greg Wilson.......................0.2471 Everet Smith.......................0.2980 Bill Mellor...........................0.3003 Marty Childers.....................0.3196 Art Kawai...........................0.3386 Light Varmint Grand Greg Wilson.......................0.2927 Marty Childers.....................0.2976 Everet Smith.......................0.2983 Bill Mellor...........................0.3271 Stu Harvey..........................0.3345

COMPETITOR GREG WILSON MARTY CHILDERS EVERET SMITH BILL MELLOR STU HARVEY

CALIBER 6 PPC 6 PPC 6 PPC 6 PPC 6 PPC

ACTION BAT VIPER PANDA BAT BAT

COMPETITOR GREG WILSON EVERET SMITH BILL MELLOR MARTY CHILDERS ART KAWAI

CALIBER 6 PPC 6 PPC 6 PPC 6 PPC 6 PPC

ACTION BAT BAT BAT VIPER PANDA

LIGHT VARMINT GRAND EQUIPMENT LIST BARREL STOCK SCOPE GUNSMITH STOCKER BARTLIEN BORDON LEUPOLD 45 WILSON WILSON KRIEGER McMILLAN LEUPOLD 45 OCOCK OCOCK KRIEGER KELBLY MARCH 40X KELBLY KELBLY KRIEGER SIX LEUPOLD 36 IWATSUBO SIX BARTLIEN LEONARD MARCH 45X HARVEY LEONARD HEAVY VARMINT GRAND BARREL STOCK SCOPE GUNSMITH STOCKER KRIEGER BORDON LEUPOLD 45 WILSON WILSON KRIEGER BRUNO LEUPOLD 45 OCOCK OCOCK KRIEGER SIX LEUPOLD 36 IWATSUBO SIX KRIEGER McMILLAN LEUPOLD 45 OCOCK OCOCK BARTLIEN McMILLAN LEUPOLD 45 OCOCK OCOCK

BULLET POWDER PRIMER BARTS 65 BT N133 205 M CHILDER 66B N133 205 M BARTS 65 BT N133 205M BISHOP 65 8208 205 M STU'S 66 4198 WOLF BULLET POWDER PRIMER BARTS 65 BT N133 205 M BARTS 65 N133 205 M BISHOP 65 8208 205 M CHILDER 66B N133 205 M BARTS 65 N133 205M


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Sahuaro 1,000-Yard Benchrest May 12, 2012 Light Gun Aggregate Light Gun Total Score Ross Herrick.......................5.71” Dale Arenson...................139/150 Dale Arenson........................8.50” Ross Herrick......................138/150 Jeff Billotte........................10.27” Jeff Billotte......................121/150 Wayne McDonald..................11.67” Wayne McDonald................111/150 Bill Warner.........................17.25” Bill Warner........................106/150 Small Group High Score Ross Herrick.........................3.25” Ross Herrick..........................49xx Heavy Gun Aggregate Ross Herrick.......................9.77” Dan Redford........................10.44” Dale Arenson.......................12.23” Jeff Billotte........................13.92” Small Group Ross Herrick.........................16.0” NAME Billotte (L) Billotte (H) Herrick McDonald Arenson (L) Arenson (H) Redford Warner

CALIBER 308 6.5 Lazz 30Patriot 6BR 6.5/284 300wsm 300AI 6.5/284

Heavy Gun Total Score Dale Arenson...................271/300 Dan Redford......................261/300 Ross Herrick......................241/300 Jeff Billotte......................236/300 High Score Dale Arenson..........................95x

ACTION Savage McBros Nesika Remington Remington Remington BAT BAT

Sahuaro Equipment List BARREL SMITH Savage Savage PacNor Lazz Krieger Wells Broughton Bryant Classic Briggs Shilen Pederson Krieger Artis Krieger Bruno

Dale Arenson, Winner of May’s 1,000-yard benchrest match

for May 12, 2012 STOCK SCOPE SS Niteforce McMillan Niteforce Shehane Niteforce Shehane Niteforce McMillan Niteforce McMillan Niteforce Custom Niteforce McMillan Niteforce

CASE Norma Lapua Lazz Lapua Lapua Norma RWS Lapua

POWDER Varget VV165 H4831 Varget RL22 H4831 R22 H4350

Sahuaro 1,000-Yard Benchrest April 14, 2012 Light Gun Aggregate

Light Gun Total Score

Wayne McDonald................11.35” Dale Arenson.......................11.77” Duncan Davis......................13.86” Ross Herrick........................20.13” Jeff Billotte........................22.33” Small Group Wayne McDonald..................6.875”

Wayne McDonald................95/150 Dale Arenson......................94/150 Duncan Davis......................89/150 Jeff Billotte.......................68/150 Ross Herrick.......................50/150 High Score Wayne McDonald.......................45

Heavy Gun Aggregate Ross Herrick.......................7.75” Dale Arenson.......................11.15” Jeff Billotte........................11.73”

Heavy Gun Total Score Ross Herrick....................259/300 Dale Arenson.....................242/300 Jeff Billotte......................228/300

Small Group Ross Herrick.........................16.5”

High Score Jeff Billotte & Dale Arenson..........90

Sahuaro Equipment List NAME CALIBER ACTION BARREL SMITH STOCK Billotte (L) 308 Savage Savage Savage SS Herrick 30Patriot Nesika Krieger Wells Shehane McDonald 6BR Remington Broughton Bryant Shehane Billotte (H) 6.5Lazz McBros PacNor Lazz McMillian Arenson (L) 6.5/284 Remington Classic Briggs McMillian Arenson (H) 30wsm Remington Shilen Pederson McMillian

Three Points Range in Tucson, Arizona; home of Sahuaro Benchrest

SCOPE Niteforce Niteforce Leupold Niteforce Niteforce Niteforce

CASE Norma Lazz Lapua Lapua Lapua Norma

POWDER Varget H4831 Varget VV165 RL22 H4831

BULLET/WT Berger/155 JLK/210 Berger/105 Berger/140 Berger/140 Berger/185


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Ranges, Clubs, and Contacts ER—Eastern Region Chippewa Rifle Club

www.chippewarifleclub.com GPS: N40 56.820 W81 44.583 Contact: Gerry Jajowka 330 603-5236 1290 Meadowbrook Blvd, Stow, OH 44224 gjajowka@neo.rr.com chippewarifleclub@gmail.com Contact: Randy Perkowski 330 472-0856 1259 Curtis Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 perkosrk@sbcglobal.net

Fairfield Sportsmen’s Assn

6501 River Rd, Harrison, OH 45030 www.fairfieldsportsmen.com Contact: Rick Browning 513 738-0004 3943 Timberidge Ln, Okeana, OH 45053

Fairchance Rod & Gun Club

GPS: N39 48.704 W79 47.179 Contact: Bill Reahard 724 323-5044 PO Box 156, McClellandtown, PA 15458 reahard@verizon.net Contact: Jerry Van Sickle 724 569-2216 181 Guthrie Rd, Smithfield, PA 15478

Holton Gun & Bow Club

6201 Crystal Lake Rd, Holton, MI 49425 231 821-9608 GPS: N43 23.742 W86 05.2566 Contact: Greg Reed 517 604-0974 5861 Brunswick Rd, Holton, MI 49425 Gareed48@yahoo.com

Kane Fish & Game

Dwight Rd, 1 mile N of Kane on SR 321 www.kanefishandgameclub.org Steve Timpano – Group 814 837-9644 stimpano@verizon.net Ed Hanes - Group 814 837-9868 hanes329@comcast.net

Kelbly’s Rifle Range

7222 Dalton Fox Lake Rd N Lawrence, OH 44666 www.kelbly.com GPS: N40 52.9836 W81 40.6218 Contact: Jim Kelbly 330 683-4674 jim@kelbly.com

Shelby County Deer Hunter Assn

7988 Johnston-Slagle Rd, Sidney, OH 45365 937 492-2972 Contact: John Petteruti 937 654-7950 jpetteruti@woh.rr.com

WWCCA

6700 Napier Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170 734 453-9843 http://wwcca.com Contact: Dana Raven 734 748-5394 10930 Old 27N, Frederic, MI 49733-9734 dana_raven@yahoo.com Contact: Bill Gammon 519 453-6734 387 Speight Blvd, London, ONT N5V 3J8 Canada Bill.gammon@rogers.com

GC—Gulf Coast Region Austin Rifle Club

www.austinrifleclub.org PO Box 141399, Austin, TX 78714 Contact: Virgil Howarth 512 447-8968 2704 Inridge Dr, Austin, TX 78745 vhowarth@sbcglobal.net

Central Texas Benchrest

GPS: N29 44.695 W098 14.141 Contact:Sammye Dietz 830 885-4662 421 Range Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132 Contact: Kris Whitman 830 660-0313 611 Viewcrest, New Braunfels, TX 78130 kwhitman@gvtc.com

Emert Ranch Range

GPS: N31 48.344 W100 38.540 Private Rd 0901, Robert Lee, TX Contact: Tad Emert 325 453-2471 6120 FM 2034, Robert Lee, TX 76945 t.emert@wildblue.net

Hub City Rifle & Pistol Club

www.hcrpc.com Contact: Francis Broussard 320 Wilson St, Lafayette, LA 70501 337 962-5723 or 318 235-3479 broussardfd@aol.com

Midland Shooters Association

4108 East County Rd 160, Midland, TX 79706 432 682-2332 www.midlandshooters.com Contact: Mike Conry 3212 E County Rd 136, Midland, TX 79706 432 528-8718 or 432 683-1332 MEConry@suddenlink.net

North TX Shooters Association, Denton

www.shootntsa.com GPS: N33 19.351 W97 08.938 Contact: Michael Stinnett 214 794-8006 6651 Blackjack Oaks Rd, Aubrey, TX 76227 mkstinnett@gmail.com

Pine Valley Benchrest Shooters Assn GPS: N30 40.025 W095 26.832 321 Dorrell Rd, Huntsville, TX 77340 Contact: Mike Cockcroft 936 661-1636 74-A FM 2550, Huntsville, TX 77320 mcockcroft@sbcglobal.net

San Angelo Gun Club

2231 West Beauregard Ave, San Angelo 325 942-8991 www.sanangelogunclub.org Contact: Dan Batko 325 374-3015 PO Box 3992, San Angelo, TX 76902 Labs1@zipnet.us

Seymour Stool Shooters

448 Hwy 283 South, Seymour, TX 76380 Contact: John Horn 940 636-9984 924 Peterson Rd S, Iowa Park, TX 76367 John.Horn44@gmail.com

Southwest Louisiana Rifle & Pistol

www.swla-rifleandpistol.org Contact: Mike Guillot 337 249-3712 1600 Cappy Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70605 Guillot4555@suddenlink.net

Tomball Gun Club

PO Box 317, Tomball, TX 77377 www.TGCwebsite.com Contact: Russell Matthews 713 562-7658 2527 N Spring St, Spring TX 77373 AR15rslm24@comcast.net kb5fzs@juno.com or 281 355-1570

NC—North-Central Region Casper Benchrest Shooters Assn

2330 N Station Rd, Casper, WY 82601 307 265-2535 www.stuckenhoffshooterscomplex.net Contact: Tim Naugle 307 237-7185 1926 S Walnut St, Casper WY 82601 tnaugle@bresnan.net

Council Bluffs Rifle & Pistol Club

www.cbr-pc.org GPS: N41.39083 W95.37891 Contact: Gary Flury 712 328-0301 PO Box 1042, Council Bluffs, IA 50502 garysflury@gmail.com Contact: Ron Lee Miller 402 393-4536 8081 Dupont St. Omaha NE 68124 ncnbrsa@cox.net

Minnetonka Benchrest Association

8310 Hill n Dale Dr, St Francis, MN 55330 www.mgfc.org GPS: N45 23.42 W93 29.29 Contact: Scott Moser 612 961-6761 10412 Abbott Dr, Brooklyn Park MN 55443 samoser@comcast.net

Oak Hill Gun Club

12364 Coon Hunters Rd, Blue Grass, IA 52726 563 381-2677 Contact: Cecil Peterson 563 359-1988 2260 Cromwell Cir, Davenport IA 52807 peterson1@mchsi.com

Prairie Dog Target Club

Contact: Don Deckert 605 288-1919 HC 54, Box 3, Porcupine SD 57772 pdtc57772@yahoo.com


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Ranges, Clubs, and Contacts MV—Mississippi Valley Aurora Sportsmen’s Club

www.aurorasc.org GPS: N41.75038 W88.79677 Contact: Vince Volpe 630 897-0185 PO Box 414, Aurora, IL 60507 630 466-9711 Vince_Volpe@yahoo.com

Bench Rest Rifle Club Of St Louis

2280 Kohn Rd, Wright City, MO 63390 www.shootingstl.com GPS: N38 53.353 W091 04.763 Scott Pieper - Group 636 745-2454 2280 Kohn Rd, Wright City MO 63390 pieper@shootingstl.com Wayne Corley - HTR/VFS 636 928-0882 2 Sheffield Ct, St Charles, MO 63304 waynecorley@sbcglobal.net

Van Dyne Sportsmen’s Club

www.vdsc.org or info@vdsc.org Contact: Dick Baier 920 688-2433 PO Box 8, Van Dyne WI 54979

NW—Northwest Region Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club

27007 South Tom Beall Rd, Lapwai, ID 83540 280 843-2987 www.lcwildlife.org Contact: Paul Gylling - HTR/VFS 40102 State Route 195, Colfax WA 99111 PGylling@gmail.com 509 553-1118 Denny Andrews - Group 13263 Snake River Rd, Asotin WA 99402 denny@andrewslaw.info 509 243-7039

Tacoma Rifle & Revolver Club

8503 Chambers Creek Rd W University Place, WA 98467 www.tacomarifle.org Contact: Jeff Lewis 206 407-8299 32310 6th Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023 varminthunter1@comcast.net

Tri-Cities Metallic Silhouette Assn Hwy 12 to Pasco-Kahlotus Rd www.tcmsa.org Contact: Wallace Ruff 509 967-5087 PO Box 4587,Pasco WA 99302 WGRuff@charter.net

Wenatchee Benchrest Club

2800 #2 Canyon Rd, Wenatchee, WA www.wenrrc.org Contact: Jim McConnell 509 884-8486 2526 NE 8th St, E Wenatchee WA 98802 macpat@cpucafe.com

Whittecar Rifle & Pistol Range

578 Blodgett View Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 www.whittecarrange.com, 406 363-7078 Contact: Jeff Jetter 406 961-4437 4168 Foxy Ridge Rd, Stevensville, MT 59870 JLJ4HBR@msn.com

Yellowstone Rifle Club

7212 Molt Rd, Billings, MT 406 656-2775 www.yrc.org Contact: Russell Cree 406 252-2230 405 South 35th St, Billings MT 59101 RACreeMT@aol.com Contact: Justin Young 406 698-4451 mjyoung97@yahoo.com

SE—Southeast Region

Brock’s Gap Training Center *NEW* www.scssa.org GPS: N33 20 19.25 W86 52 28.00 3721 South Shades Crest Rd Birmingham, AL 35244 Contact: Steve Lee 205 428-2191 Lee.Steven@att.net

Manatee Gun & Archery Club

1805 Logue Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251 775 358-5014 www.manateegunclub.com GPS: N27 29.3610 W82 09.2448 Contact: Buddy Ross 407 448-8393 1845 Coronado Rd, Ft Myers, FL 33901 bross6mm@hotmail.com

Middle Georgia Gun Owners Assn

www.mggoa.com GPS: N32 24.3732 W82 53.0574 PO Box 4096, Dublin, GA 31040 Contact: Matt Walker 478 304-2749 mggoa1@gmail.com

Rachel’s Glen Benchrest Club

Contact: Mickey Coleman 334 382-6898 778 Jasmine Hill Rd, Greenville AL 36037 mickey@colemanrifles.com

River Bend Gun Club

988 River Bend Gun Club Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 770 893-3502 www.rbgc.org GPS: N34 20.198 W84 14.819 Contact: Jim Andress Group/Score 3605 Blackwell Run, Marietta, GA 30066 jim@precisionrifles.co jim@benchrestsupply.com benchrest@rbgc.org 770 876-2351 or 770 971-5269

Rockingham County Gun Club

572 Long Branch Road, Reidsville, NC 27320 www.rockinghamcountygunclub.com GPS: N36 25.536 W79 31.864 Contact: Roy Darnell 336 595-9110 4811 Camp Betty Hastings Rd Walkertown, NC 27051 DarnellRM@embarqmail.com

Unaka Rod & Gun Club

90 Furnace Rd, Johnson City, TN 37601 423 926-0221 www.unakarodandgun.com Contact: Matthew Keller 423 202-6932 1013 Washington College Station Rd Limestone, TN 37681 mk6ppc4@yahoo.com

MC—Mid-Continent Region Land’s End Benchrest Shooters

4 mi East of Hwy 50 on Reeder Mesa Rd Contact: Tom Stiner 970 257-9160 1521 Divide Rd, Whitewater CO 81527 TSTooling@hotmail.com

Mill Creek Rifle Club

7215 Gardner Rd, DeSoto, KS 66018 www.millcreekrc.org Contact:Larry Kuse - Group 913 649-7344 8112 W 89th St, Overland Park KS 66212 LRKuse@juno.com Contact:Ronald Shultz - Hunter/VFS 913 649-7344

Northern CO Benchrest Shooters

38967 CR 51, Eaton, CO 80615 www.wcfw.org Contact: Bud Schalles 970 224-3740 PO Box 83, La Porte CO 80535 budschalles@aol.com

Okie Shooters Range

Contact: Rex Reneau 405 787-8529 7409 NW 28th Terrace, Bethany OK 73008 405 623-6019 or rreneau1@cox.net

Ouachita Sportsmen’s Assn

Contact: John Henry 870 326-5509 278 Maquire Ln, Pencil Bluff AR 71965

Rio Grande Benchrest Shooters

GPS: N 35.084129 W 106.648628 16001 Shooting Range Access Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87120 Contact: Todd Tyler 505 450-6029 4559 Platinum Dr, Rio Rancho NM 84124 TylerT74@aol.com

Whittington Center

34025 US 64, Raton, NM 87740 575 445-3615 www.nrawc.org Contact: Jack Snyder 505 440-7488 PO Box 276, Edgewood NM 87015 snyderjack1@gmail.com or 505 281-8994

SW—Southwest Region Arizona Benchrest Shooters

Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086 GPS: N33 27 12.22 W112 37 12.20 Contact: Gary Ocock 623 398-8337 15231 W Gelding Dr, Surprise AZ 85379 onehole149@aol.com

Central Utah Benchrest

Contact: Dave Tunbridge 801 571-6755 966 Stacie Ave, Sandy UT 84094 drtunbridge@gmail.com


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Ranges, Continued SW—Southwest, continued Desert Sportsman Rifle Club

12201 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 702 642-9928 www.dsrpc.net GPS: N36.1498 W115.3653 Contact: Dave Reymore - HTR dr30x47@msn.com or 702 378-3635 Contact: Keith Myers - VFS keithmyers@yahoo.com or 702 217-3591

Logan Rifle & Pistol Club

Cache Valley Shooting Range 2851 West 200 North, Logan, UT 84321 Contact: Keith Kirkman 801 927-7800 1189 W 1290 S, Syracuse UT 84075 gunner001@Q.com

Ojai Valley Gun Club

www.dock.net/ovgc Contact: Barry Bluhm 805 798-2473 608 E Oak St, Ojai CA 93023 TwiLiteZ585@hotmail.com

Palomino Valley Gun Club

Washoe County Shooting Facility 21555 Pyramid Lake Hwy, Reno NV 80502 palominovalleygunclub.homestead.com GPS: N39 51.374 W119 40.046 Contact: Robert Hoppe - Long Range PO BOX 4251, Sparks NV 89432 RobH@saturnnet.com 775 827-8679 or 775 397-3358 Contact: Steve Archibald - Varmint 775 356-5860 or 775 742-1153

Wally Siebert’s Gone Off Range

Roye Leckemby Passes

It is with a heavy heart that we notify our members of Wally Siebert’s passing. His son, Rayner Siebert wrote the following, “I am sending this to everyone in dads contact list. Two weeks ago we took dad to the hospital and yesterday he passed away. He had a triple by-pass 20 years ago and in the last few months we had made several trips to the hospital with him, this time his body could not recover from heart and lung disease. Thank you to all who have been good friends and family over the years. He will be greatly missed.”

We mourn the passing of our dear friend and long-time shooter Roye Leckemby. As Eastern Regional Director, Joe Krupa says, “the entire sport of benchrest has lost a great friend. I shot my first group benchrest match at the Hog Roast in 1996. And we have worked with Roye and the entire crew at Fairchance to keep the Hog Roast going. Roye was instrumental in getting the 2013 NBRSA Nationals at Fairchance. He always ran a class event.

A mourner in Tucson wrote that Wally will probably be best remembered for his work and expertise in scopes, but as someone who grew up in Germany during the war, and later moved to Australia he was a fascinating guy to just sit and listen to. Wally was a life member of NBRSA and on behalf of the entire benchrest community, we extend our sad condolences to the Siebert family.

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest

We were fortunate to induct Roye into the Eastern Region Hall of Fame at the 2011 Hog Roast; when Roye was able to accept the tribute that the Region bestowed on him for his hard work and dedication to the sport. Fellow shooter Roger from West Virginia shares that there was never a question of favortism or cheating when he was involved in a match and that he is a better person for having known him. We send condolences and well wishes to the Leckemby family.

If you want to shoot like a champion, choose Lilja!

www.tucsonrifleclub.org Contact: Karl Hunstiger 602 971-4400 2901 E Cortez St, Phoenix AZ 85028 wfo13@aol.com

Sloughhouse Benchrest Shooters

www.sloughhousebenchrest.com Contact: Craig St Claire - Long Range 10607 Sacramento Rd, Galt CA 95632 bluto63@cwo.com 209 744-2274 or 916 812-3711 Contact: Greg Wilson - Short Range 415 342-4867 wfcustom@comcast.net Contact: Dan Ludke - Short Range 415 364-9665 lutke5@sbcglobal.net

Visalia Sportsman Association

7398 Avenue 328, Visalia, CA 93291 599 651-3063 www.visaliasportsmans.com Contact: Dennis Thornbury PO Box 105, Visalia, CA 93279 gunhandler@gmail.com 559 732-4401 or 559 280-6243

2010 IBS Hunter Benchrest Nationals • 100-200 National Champion • 200 L-R National Champion • 100-200-300 National Champion • 200-300 Long Range National Champion • 4 Gun Top Gun National Champion

www.riflebarrels.com

Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels, Inc. P.O. Box 372, Plains, MT 59859 Tel: 406-826-3084 • Fax: 406-826-3083

Greg Swezey

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Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis: Score Match

Bud Mundy wins VFS Clark Greene wins Hunter

On April 22, 2012, we just couldn’t get a break when it comes to wind this year on match days. The wind was a switching headwind all day; however it actually started out in the morning as a medium wind and progressed to more than anyone wanted by the time we got to 200 yards. There were NO let ups and it pretty much came from either 11 or 12 o’clock at about 25 MPH. We had 12 Hunter shooters and 14 Varmint for Score shooters for a total of 26. In the VFS class at 100 yards the winner was Tom Rippee with 250/17X, 2nd was George “7MM BR” Ulrich and 3rd was Bud Mundy. George and Bill Downey were shooting a 7MM BR today, George made a set of bullet dies and made up 85 grain bullets so that

will be their project for the season. At 200 yards Bud Mundy was the winner using a 6PPC with a sore of 246/4X, 2nd was Tom Rippee and 3rd was Bill Haynes. In the grand agg the winner was Bud Mundy with 495/21X, 2nd was Tom Rippee with 494/21X and 3rd was Brad Hawkey with 492/16X. In the Hunter class the 100 yard winner was Mark Frost with 250/18X, 2nd was Jerry Kloeppel and 3rd was Clark Greene. At 200 yards the winner was Tim Henderson with 244/3X, 2nd was Clark Greene and 3rd was Jerry Kloeppel. In the grand agg the winner was Clark Greene with 492/17X, 2nd was Jerry Kloeppel with 491/15X and 3rd was Tim Henderson with 491/15X- the tie breaker rule was used. Thanks to all for coming out today and we hope to see soon! Wayne Corley VFS 100-Yards Tom Rippee.......................250/17 George Ulrich.....................250/15 Bud Mundy.........................249/17 Brad Hawkey......................249/14 David Speiser......................249/11

HUNTER TOP FIVE Clark Greene Jerry Kloeppel Tim Henderson Ron Hoehn Mark Frost VFS TOP FIVE Bud Mundy Tom Rippee Brad Hawkey Bill Downey Larry Kemper

VFS 200-Yards Bud Mundy........................246/04 Tom Rippee........................244/04 Bill Haynes........................243/05 Brad Hawkey......................243/02 Bill Downey........................241/02 VFS Grand Aggregate Bud Mundy........................495/21 Tom Rippee........................494/21 Brad Hawkey......................492/16 Bill Downey........................489/15 Larry Kemper......................484/15 Hunter 100-Yards Mark Frost........................250/18 Jerry Kleoppel....................240/14 Clark Greene......................250/14 Joe Hemkens......................249/19 Ron Hoehn.........................249/17 Hunter 200-Yards Tim Henderson..................244/03 Clark Greene......................242/03 Jerry Kloeppel....................241/01 Ron Hoehn.........................240/05 Wayne Corley......................239/06 Hunter Grand Aggregate Clark Greene.....................492/17 Jerry Kloeppel....................491/15 Tim Henderson....................491/15 Ron Hoehn.........................489/22 Mark Frost.........................489/20

Caliber 308 S 30x47 30x47 30x48 30x47Lap

Action Rem Stolle Stiller Kodiak Stiller

Barrel Lilja Lilja Pac-Nor Shilen Shilen

Gunsmith Self Self Ron Shultz Hoehn Hoehn

Scope Leupold Leupold Sighton Weaver Weaver

Case WW Win Lapua Lapua Lapua

Powder 748 V-135 V-135 V-135 V-135

Load Primer Fed 41.6 Fed 42 F 210 42 210M 42 205M

Bullet 10X-150 10X-150 Bib 118 Fowler 10X-115

6PPC 30 BR 6PPC 30 BR 30 & 6mm

Stolle Farley Panda Stolle Kelbley

Krieger n/a n/a Krieger Krieger

Self Goodling n/a Downey Griffin

March Leupold 36 Weaver Leupold Nightforce

Lapua LAP Lapua Lapua Laupu

N-133 V-130 V-133 H-4198 H-4198

28.9 33.8 29.2 33 33

Downey 10X-115 Barts Ultra n/a 10X

205M Fed Fed Fed Fed


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