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My First Trip on the US World Team First of all I would like to thank everyone that helped to support our USA Team for the trip to Australia; it would have made the trip much more difficult without the support of these people. I was very fortunate to make the team that went to Australia this year and it has been a great experience for me. As a regular shooter, it shows that some of us can have a shot at this also. (I know me, regular?) I could not thank enough the Australian officials that organized and ran the match while we were there. Talking to several of them during the competition, they were very interested to see some of the best shooters in our sport shoot their range as they, themselves had trouble reading the conditions. Shooters from all over the world were having trouble with what seemed to be a ghost condition that moved bullets without revealing from where it came. Case in point, I had four bullets in a nice group at two hundred yards, then one bullet goes left to Chicago and I couldn’t see why. I thought I was missing something, but the best thing that happened was Tony Boyer, top shooter in our sport, was watching me through the spotting scope and told me he never saw anything that would have moved the bullet like that. Those words were a great comfort to me to know that I was doing the best I could under these conditions. When shooters complete their equipment list many people disclose what they plan to shoot. On this trip, the teams were changing loads faster then they change their socks, so the planned equipment list goes out the window. Some are secretive and guard their information saying that their load won’t work for anyone else. Either way, in the end, it all boils down to what happens when you pull the trigger. Benchrest is not usually a team sport. At WBC12, I was very impressed at how the Team came together and worked with each other on loads, bullets and shooting conditions. Most of the USA Team members were shooing Vihta Vuori 133. I remember listening to all the team members discussing what load they were shooting. It was like watching a chemist or a mad scientist mix-

ing up a bullet pill..adding a couple of grains here, or taking away some to get that number on the scale they wanted to shoot. All I know is they were packing in the powder. They may have taped two drop tubes together to get it in (not really). I believe I was the only one of all the countries that was shooting my original 600 rounds of 8208. While everyone was setting up when we arrived, I was pulling bullets to get the powder out and into my powder bottle being very careful not to spill a grain, as I didn’t know if I would have enough powder to make it through the competition. As it turned out I did have enough and actually had about 1/8th of the bottle left at the end of the match. Usually I am the one that is messing with other shooters trying to lighten up the mood as most of the shooters know or just think I am nuts. Well, at this competition most of the team members seemed to be in a competitive mode but still relaxed enough to have a good time in the loading building. They even turned the tables on me and took the opportunity to photo bomb me while I happen to take a meditation break (nap) between matches as it was sort of like the Super Shoot having about an hour between each time you went up to the line. All in all it will be something I will re-

member for a lifetime. I want to thank Wayne and Pam Campbell for the time and effort they put into getting the

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team together and all the paper work that it took to get into Australia. Trust me on this. We as a country do NOT want this to happen in the USA; it is a nightmare of paperwork and regulations for gun owners to travel to Australia. A personal note of thanks to John Loh for making a special front rest with the inscription “World Benchrest Team 2013 Sydney Australia” so I could sell it at the competition to help me with my expenses. This helped a lot as I have been out of work for a long time. Light Varmint 100-Yards Freddie Botha, SAB ...........0.1936 Todd Tyler, USAC................ 0.2258 Wayne Campbell, USAB........ 0.2464 Peter Haxell, NZA............... 0.2484 Gene Bukys, USAA............... 0.2486 Ed Adams, USAA................. 0.2518 Stuart Foate, AUSA.............. 0.2576 Bob Scarbrough, Jr, USAA...... 0.2648 Charles Huckeba, USAC........ 0.2712 Craig Whittleton, AUSB........ 0.2780 George Carter, CANA........... 0.2788 Jeff Thompson III, USAB....... 0.2808 Fred Hattingh, SAB............. 0.2840 Thomas Spang, AUSA........... 0.2852 Dan Henderson, CANB.......... 0.2864 Bruce Lenton, UKA.............. 0.2866 Tony Boyer, USAA................ 0.2884 Roland Thomsen, SAA.......... 0.2926 Ian Owen, NZB................... 0.2928 Hugh Williamson, CANB....... 0.29467 Heavy Varmint 100-Yards Tony Boyer, USA-A.............0.1574 Charles Huckeba, USAC........ 0.1722 Craig Whittleton, AUSB........ 0.1872 Wayne Campbell, USAB........ 0.1874 Bob Scarbrough, Jr, USAA...... 0.1900 Gert Coetzer, SAB............... 0.1902 Jeff Thompson III, USAB....... 0.1902 Gene Bukys, USAA............... 0.1966 Ivan Piana, ITAA................. 0.1992 Peter Haxell, NZA............... 0.2056 Roland Thomsen, SAA.......... 0.2068 Anthony Foate, AUSA........... 0.2086 Tom Libby, USAC................ 0.2120 Paul Sullivan, AUSB............. 0.2164 Mario Coetzer, SAA.............. 0.2196 Heinz Kostner, ITAA............. 0.2320 Kobus Visser, SAA................ 0.2348 Wayne Miller, CANA............. 0.2428 Fergus Bailey, AUSC............. 0.2438 Jan Hemmes, SA-A.............. 0.2448 continued on page 4

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Light Varmint 200-Yards Jan Hemmes, SAA..............0.2939 Gert LeRoes, SAB................ 0.2962 Roland Thomsen, SAA.......... 0.2978 Gene Bukys, USAA............... 0.3106 Todd Tyler, USAC................ 0.3375 Peter Haxell, NZA............... 0.3458 Stuart Foate, AUSA.............. 0.3548 Charles Huckeba, USAC........ 0.3655 Jeff Thompson III, USAB....... 0.3669 Paul Sullivan, AUSB............. 0.3710 Wayne Campbell, USAB........ 0.3732 Ed Adams, USAA................. 0.3920 Mike Ratigan, USAB............. 0.3923 Fergus Bailey, AUSC............. 0.3960 Darren Parsons, AUSC.......... 0.3975 Ivan Piana, ITAA................. 0.3991 Bob Scarbrough, Jr, USAA...... 0.4078 Carlo Madinelli, ITA-A.......... 0.4147 Tony Boyer, USA-A............... 0.4163 Thomas Spang, AUS-A.......... 0.4183 Light Varmint Grand Gene Bukys, USAA.............0.2796 Todd Tyler, USAC................ 0.2817 Roland Thomsen, SAA.......... 0.2952 Peter Haxell, NZA............... 0.2971 Jan Hemmes, SAA............... 0.3024 Stuart Foate, AUSA.............. 0.3062 Wayne Campbell, USAB........ 0.3098 Gert LeRoes, SAB................ 0.3148 Charles Huckeba, USAC........ 0.3184 Freddie Botha, SAB............. 0.3217 Ed Adams, USAA................. 0.3219 Jeff Thompson III, USAB....... 0.3238 Bob Scarbrough Jr, USAA....... 0.3363 Thomas Spang, AUSA........... 0.3518

Tony Boyer, USAA................ 0.3523 Paul Sullivan, AUSB............. 0.3550 Mike Ratigan, USAB............. 0.3580 Craig Whittleton, AUSB........ 0.3621 Anthony Foate, AUSA........... 0.3640 Murray Hicks, AUSA............. 0.3732 Heavy Varmint 200-Yards Ivan Piana, ITAA................0.2786 Ed Adams, USAA................. 0.2869 Bob Scarbrough, Jr USAA...... 0.2897 Charles Huckeba, USAC........ 0.3126 Jari Laulumaa, FINA............ 0.3168 Brendan Atkinson, AUSC....... 0.3257 Kobus Visser, SAA................ 0.3275 Freddie Botha, SAB............. 0.3336 Murray Hicks, AUSA............. 0.3423 Tony Boyer, USAA................ 0.3466 Lee Hachigan, USAB............ 0.3477 Neville King, AUSC.............. 0.3500 Fergus Bailey, AUSC............. 0.3545 Bob Richards, CANB............. 0.3636 Gary Stewart, UKA.............. 0.3674 Roland Thomsen, SAA.......... 0.3702 Jeff Thompson III, USAB....... 0.3752 Michael Huebner, AUSB......... 0.3761 Peter Haxell, NZA............... 0.3762 Thomas Spang, AUSA........... 0.3780 Heavy Varmint Grand Ivan Piana, ITAA................0.2389 Bob Scarbrough, Jr USAA...... 0.2399 Charles Huckeba, USAC........ 0.2424 Tony Boyer, USAA................ 0.2520 Ed Adams, USAA................. 0.2781 Kobus Visser, SAA................ 0.2812 Jeff Thompson III, USAB....... 0.2827 Roland Thomsen, SAA.......... 0.2885

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Twelve Questions for WBC12 To pay tribute to one of my favorite editors, Dave Brennan, I’ve taken the liberty of sending out twelve questions for the USA Teams that attended WBC12. I’ll cover the responses I received from Teams A,B & C, but let’s start with the winner of this event; humble Texas nobility, Sir Charles Huckeba. (I can see his eyes rolling as I type this sentence.) 1. How long have you been shooting? I’ve been benchrest shooting about 25 years. 2. What other shooting sports do you do? Nothing. Just benchrest. I used to shoot score but at that time there was insufficient interest so I gave this up. 3. What are the 3 top benchrest moments of your career? Getting in the Hall of Fame and winning WBC12 were the biggest highlights. The third was at the Phoenix Nationals in years past, I shot 5 out of 8 groups that measured 0.3999 at 200 yards. 4. How did you do that?

The barrel was an outstanding barrel; I haven’t had one since. Anyone who doesn’t believe in a screamer barrel, they are out there. When you get one, it’ll make you look really good and when you lose it, it will make you look really bad. 5. When did you first figure out you might win the WBC12? I really didn’t realize it. I knew I was shooting well and on the second match of the last day I thought I might just pull this off. I didn’t press things; I just focused on not making a blunder. I knew it would be close at any rate. 6. What were your first thoughts when you realized you won? I still couldn’t believe it. I was as shocked as anybody else; there were several shooters who were very consistent. I was just lucky I had a good gun and things just fell into place. I was happy with my groups and happy with my aggs and everything felt good. There were 4-5 shooters there that consistently shoot better than I do that could have possibly won be-

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cause they were both shooting well but bad luck struck. 7. How did you handle the “ghost conditions” that seemed to plague the participants? I think it happened to everyone shooting; in my last group the fifth shot flew out and I thought I had shot myself in the foot but everyone seemed to have this problem. Don’t know if it was the conditions or what but most if not all of the teams seemed to be experiencing the same problems. In my experience on ranges there can be something that you’re just missing. The Australians had the same problem as well as New Zealand and South Africa teams. 8. Did you change your load like everyone else? If so, what was the trick? I shot 30.2 of VV133 at 200 yards; I shot hot loads too throughout the matches. the first day 30 grains, second day 29.4 to 29.5 because the humidity was higher and it was cooler. I’d try 2-3 loads prior to the match at warm up and then used what worked best.

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9. Do you think living in Texas (windy conditions) helped you win this event? The wind does help. If you shoot in wind, it takes the worry out of pulling the trigger. I’d rather shoot the wind than calm conditions because its just what I’m used to. 10. With all the excitement were you able to concentrate or were you “in the zone.” When I’m shooting decent, I try to load and shoot the best I can. I don’t stress myself out about shooting a small group. I never go to the line trying to shoot a little group; I just focus on shooting the best group I can each time. I never try to pressure myself up. I was calm because I knew I had a good gun. 11. Did jet lag affect you? It affected me a little going over there but not near as bad as going home. It didn’t zap me. You could tell for a couple days that it took it’s toll for a few days. Coming home was a total disaster for me. 12. How did you get the nickname, “Sir Charles Huckeba”? I don’t know which one of the pros

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started that but I think it was Jeff Thompson who put that on me. The first time was when I won the Nats in Phoenix and one at Raton one time Ron Hoehn might of said that. When I hear it I tell them then can stop that any time. 12 1/2. Any last comments you want to share? Everybody on that team shook hands and told me how glad they were for me. The South Africa team is getting stronger every year; as well as Australia and New Zealand. They want to beat the US and they are working on that for sure. Everybody, all of the officials, I personally congratulated everyone who ran the range as they did a great job. Everybody was extremely nice and I enjoyed visiting with them. Moving along to the USA Team responses, following are answers from Team C: Todd Tyler (TT), Team B: Lee Hachigian (LH), Team C: Tom Libby (T3) and Team A: Gene Bukys (GB). To shorten this article, I’ve affixed their initials next to their responses... 1. What were the temps/winds each

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day during the match? TT: Monday hot and windy. Tuesday was dead calm all day. Wed hot and windy. One day was overcast with some sprinkles. There was a lot of smoke from the fires;they were real close to us. LH: The temperatures varied by day, ranging from 75 to 94 degrees. The humidity started the day in the 50% range but quickly dropped to the 20% and lower. The range was cut into a side of a large hill, which gave the range bowl like conditions. You would normally see flags up range and down range moving in opposite conditions. The red flag conditions (right to left) gave me a large amount of vertical, so I focused on heads winds and green conditions (even if they were hard pushes). T3: It was the hottest October Sydney has had. The humidity was higher than the temperature in the morning 68 to 72% down to mid 45% later in the day. GB: The match started on Monday and it was about 68 degrees in the morning going to 90 degrees by mid afternoon with humidity, if I believe what I saw on the gauge, down in the single digits like 2%. I didn’t think it could get that dry, but that’s what my mickey mouse dealy said. Winds were mild but quite switchy. Tuesday was overcast most of the day; winds were light to non-existent and temps were a balmy 80 degrees or so. Wednesday apparently a front of some kind came through. The wind was howling; probably gusts to 30 mph and temps hi 60’s in the AM and low 90’s in the afternoon Thursday, when we arrived, the range was covered in smoke and I later learned that the fires were only a kilometer away from the range. They did take the time to make sure that everyone knew what the evacuation plan was and we shot all day without incident. Much cooler in the morning. The only day I wore shorts to the range. Big mistake as the wind had lost some of its intensity though it was still blowing quite a bit and was quite switchy. My guess is that the intensity was half of what it had been on Wednesday and by midday I was comfortable in my shorts; probably high of 80F and humidity 30% by midday. Friday was 10 shot 200 yards. Wind was back to what it was like the first day; 10-15 mph gusts and plenty switchy. It was no trigger pull for sure

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GB: My Strategy for 6. Was jet lag a factor? TT: Not going. winning was to shoot I was excited to go. Coming back was small! I tried to stick a different story; it took me 7 days to to the original plan feel back at home. LH: No. T3: Not for but it didn’t work me as I was just out of the hospital out so well on Thurs- 4 days before we left so I really had day or Friday for that no pressure on me. It was all done bematter. fore I got there. GB: Jet lag seems to 4. Did you make be more of a factor coming this way any changes to your than it is going over there. At least to equipment, load, bul- me it seems that way. In any case, we lets, primers, etc? arrived in Australia 4 days before we Our WBC12 Australian Hosts If so, what did you had to compete and that was plenty of but certainly shootable. High 60’s in change? TT: I had to go up on powder time to adjust. the morning to high 80’s by midday. just a little. I have been using 2009 7. What would you do differently if 2. How did you prepare for the VV. They supplied 2011 VV133. I did you had a chance at a do-over? TT: match? TT: I just wanted to stay calm, like the powder. It shot very well. LH: Shot the wrong target on the last day not be nervous and be a team player. I shot the powder provided, which of the match. First time I ever crossed LH: I don’t have time to practice too was Vithauvohi N-133 2011 Lot with fired and I picked the best time to much during the year, so I attended Federal M205 primers and Hotten- do it. I never felt so bad. LH: Make the Eastern Regional Championship stein Boat tail bullets. I’m not ac- load changes quicker and watch the at Holton and the NBRSA Nationals at customed to shooting in low humidity guys that were shooting the best to Fairchance. T3: McDuck’s in the morn- (I’ve only been to Phoenix once). T3: pick out the optimum scoring condiing before the bus picked us up. Pan- Everyone that was shooting 133 was tions (assuming the gun was tuned). cakes no sausage small coke AUD$9 or changing like a baby’s diaper. I did not Charles shot after me on the bench. the Krispy Kream donut shop. First change my load of 8208; I stayed with I should have stuck around to watch thing at the range was to get your a light load weight 29.0. GB: I made him, rather than leaving the benches guns from lockup. When shooting was no changes to anything that I shot. to clean my gun! He shot GREAT! T3: done, the guns had to be checked in The gun shot the same as it did over Shoot better. GB: I would shoot small and locked up. No practice after 4:30 here and I feel like my gun shot well on Thursday. At least smaller than before the Competition started, then the entire match. Charles did! when that started, the guns had to 5. How was the range? Did they do 8. Did any wacky things happen on or be locked up after the last match; no anything differently or have any ame- off the range that you care to share practice allowed. GB: Mostly worked nities at the Aussie range that you with the readers? TT: Yes, I can’t say on paperwork to get a rifle license wish we had here? TT: The range was about all of them but one did involve for Australia and to get the exit pa- great; it had a low barrier to stop an Australian cookie called a Tim-Tam. perwork in order. I also worked thru from shooting over the berm,which LH: No. T3: I fell asleep between the a few barrels in the never ending was fine. LH: The food at the range matches as we had an hour between search for that hummer. was pretty darn good. From the pic- relays and I got photo bombed by sev3. What was your strategy for winning? tures that people Did you stick with your original plan have taken, you can or did you make changes? TT: Stuck to see that the bench my shooting style and loading; I did area was like looknot want to change. LH: I have to ad- ing on the range with mit, I was a little nervous starting off tunnel vision. The because I didn’t want to do something overhang on the firing to hurt the team. My plan was not line had columns that to make any mental mistakes, which I blocked your vision believe I didn’t. I hurt myself by not of the entire range making load adjustments in the first to see flag and contwo days quickly enough. T3: I was dition changes. T3: the only one that shot 8208 with the The range was defipowder I brought in loaded rounds; nitely different. with had to pull the bullets to get my pow- the angle overhang it der to use. My load was what I shot in felt like you were in the USA and the bullet was the same a tunnel or duck blind 66 Bishop flat base and I only shot my waiting for the ducks light the whole time. It was in tune to shoot. GB: Beer except for the “no see them” condi- was available from Team USA watching with rapt attention tion that we all had an issue with. the range.

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for Wayne. He is one heck of a gentleman. Everything went smoothly. LH: Our hosts were fantastic! Absolutely no complaints. T3: You could not ask for more friendly people; all very polite, happy and bend over backwards to help you. I felt very welcome. The hotel was very good, eating was within walking distance and shopping was a ways away. The Casino was next door and had some great restaurants; only $100 for 4 of us to have 4 dishes and a drink. GB: The Aussies were great hosts. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to help us out in any way. It’s a shame how difficult the government makes holding international shooting competitions. 12. Share any insights or words of wisdom you learned. TT: It was a great experience that I will remember forever. LH: Team events are much different than individual events. It puts a lot of pressure on you. I made the mistake of licensing (in July) one of two rifles that I shot at the NBRSA National’s in Fairchance. Unfortunately, the rifle that I shot the 0.16 agg in HV was not the one I picked to take to Australia. As we all know, rifle, action and barrel must all work together to shoot small. I would recommend for others that get this opportunity to license all the rifles they may take and then you would be good no matter which combination of barrel and action works the best. T3: Yes, in 2016 the World will be held in New Zealand and if you are going to try and make the team, better start saving your money NOW. GB: If you travel to Australia take lots of beer money with you...

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eral shooters. Todd took the pictures. 9. How was the mirage during the event? TT: Tuesday was the only day with clear conditions. The other days if you waited the mirage might clear up enough to shoot a group, but not always. LH: At 200 yards, the mirage was so bad at times you couldn’t shoot the condition that held the best. T3: You could see mirage at 100 but it was heavy at 200. With my 40 power March scope it was ok for me. I like to use the mirage. GB: At times the mirage was severe enough that the March Scope shooters complained that they couldn’t see the rings. I was shooting a Leopold, so I had no problems. 10. How was the traveling back and forth over such a distance? Do you think the travel affect your performance? TT: Not really. LH: No problem. T3: Travel was not a factor. It was like a class reunion, especially going home after the shoot. Everybody had a great time ragging on each other, especially when the bus driver stopped at the store on the way back. GB: Traveling over long distances (more than 3-4 hours) in an airplane is never fun and Australia is an additional 14 hours after taking the 3 hour flight from Houston to LA; however, we arrived in Australia 4 days before the match started, so we had plenty of time to decompress. 11. How were the Aussie hosts? Did you feel welcome? Were accommodations and transportation punctual and easily available? TT: The Aussies were perfect. I felt welcome the whole time. Wayne and his wife did the best job organizing the travel plans. I cannot tell you how much respect I have

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2013 Varmint For Score Nationals October 15-16: Short Range VFS The competition this year was as fierce as the wind on the first day. At 100 yards points were dropping everywhere except for only a handful of shooters. Lou Murdica, shooting his new 30BR for the first time in a registered match won at 100 yards with a 250-19X. In second was local shooter Ron Carter with a 250-17X. Ron is the only shooter who shoots without wind flags. As you can see in the pictures he has a beard which I am convinced is wired to some wind sensors with the way he shoots. And in third coming down from Wyoming is Raymond Becker scoring a 250-13X. Short Range VFS 100-Yards Lou Murdica.................... 250-19X Ron Carter....................... 250-17X Raymond Becker............... 250-13X Tom Guisewhite................ 250-13X Gary Vanlier..................... 250-12X Dan Zaccanti.................... 249-17X Russell Cree..................... 249-14X Keith Myers..................... 249-13X Don Carter...................... 249-12X Hank Henss...................... 249-10X George King..................... 248-10X Connie Murdica................. 247-11X Dave Blazzard.................. 247-11X Tom Debacco.................... 247-7X Dale Nylander.................. 246-12X On the second and final day of the Short Range Nationals we were welcomed to light but very switchy winds. In first at 200 yards was your match director Keith Myers shooting a 2487X. Second place went to Russell Cree also from Montana with a 248-6X and in third was Dave Blazzard scoring a 2466X losing to Russell Cree by Creedmoor. Short Range VFS 200-Yards Keith Myers......................248-7X Russell Cree...................... 248-6X Dave Blazzard................... 248-6X Tom Guisewhite................. 246-5X Lou Murdica...................... 246-5X Raymond Becker................ 245-3X Dale Nylander................... 245-3X Connie Murdica.................. 244-5X Tom Debacco.................... 244-2X George King...................... 243-6X Gary Vanlier...................... 243-2X Dan Zaccanti..................... 242-6X

Don Carter....................... 242-2X Randy Burgess................... 240-4X Bob Brud.......................... 240-1X For the 100/200 Short Range aggregate we had a tie for first place. Russell Cree and Keith Myers both shot 497-20X. The deciding factor was the first target shot at 100 yards. Russell Cree broke the tie with the better first target and won first place. You already know who took second and Lou Murdica shot a 496-24X for a very respectable third place finish. Lets just see what Lou has up his sleeve for the Long Range Nationals the next two days. Short Range Grand Aggregate Russell Cree.................... 497-20X Keith Myers..................... 497-20X Lou Murdica..................... 496-24X Tom Guisewhite................ 496-18X Dave Blazzard.................. 495-17X Raymond Becker............... 495-16X Gary Vanlier..................... 493-14X Dan Zaccanti.................... 491-23X George King..................... 491-16X Connie Murdica................. 491-16X Dale Nylander.................. 491-15X Don Carter...................... 491-14X Tom Debacco.................... 491-9X Ron Carter....................... 487-19X Randy Burgess................... 486-8X

October 17-18 Long Range VFS

The long range portion of the Nationals started on the third day. We began at 200 yards with very unusual conditions that lasted for the duration of the week. Light switchy winds and then all of a sudden dead calm. Which relay you were on really made a difference on the scores. Shooting his way into first place and a pending world record was Lou Murdica with an awesome 250-14X. Dan Zaccanti came in second scoring a 250-11X. And once again Raymond Becker in the top three with a 250-9X. Long Range VFS 200-Yards Lou Murdica.................... 250-14X Dan Zaccanti.................... 250-11X Raymond Becker................ 250-9X Keith Myers...................... 250-4X Don Carter...................... 249-11X Russell Cree...................... 249-9X Ron Carter........................ 248-5X Dave Blazzard................... 248-5X

Hank Henss....................... 247-0X George King...................... 247-5X Randy Burgess................... 247-3X Dale Nylander................... 246-0X Tom Guisewhite................. 245-0X Gary Vanlier...................... 245-4X Sue Blazzard..................... 245-4X On the fourth and final day we shot 300 yards. There were numerous times during the day when the wind would just stop blowing and targets would just float. This had shooters kind of guessing where to aim. This did not deter Lou Murdica from shooting into first place with a 247-3X. With one less point Keith Myers placed second scoring a 246-3X and in third making a great recovery was Don Carter scoring 245-1X. Long Range VFS 300-Yards Lou Murdica.....................247-3X Keith Myers...................... 246-3X Don Carter....................... 245-1X Russell Cree...................... 244-3X Dale Nylander................... 242-4X Tom Debacco.................... 239-3X Ron Carter........................ 239-1X Raymond Becker................ 238-2X Dan Zaccanti..................... 238-2X Tom Guisewhite................. 235-5X Randy Burgess................... 235-1X Gary Vanlier...................... 233-1X Sue Blazzard..................... 227-2X George King...................... 184-1X Hank Henss....................... 140-0X After the dessert dust settled we had ourselves a 200/300 Long Range Champion. Lou Murdica in first place shooting a 497-17X. Keith Myers in second scoring a 496-7X. And in third was Don Carter with a 494-12X. The shooters endured all the elements and surprises that came along for the week and after four days of shooting it takes a lot out of you to “ stay on the game“. Those who prevailed shot their way into the top five places and Lou Murdica became the new Grand Champion. Congratulations to Lou and everyone else who participated in the fun. Long Range Grand Aggregate Lou Murdica.................... 497-17X Keith Myers...................... 496-7X Don Carter...................... 494-12X Russell Cree..................... 493-12X Dan Zaccanti.................... 488-13X

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2013 VFS Minutes

The Awesome Fivesome of VFS L-R: Ray Becker, Don Carter, Russell Cree Keith Myers & 2013 VFS Grand Champion, Lou Murdica Raymond Becker............... 488-11X Dale Nylander................... 488-6X Ron Carter........................ 487-6X Randy Burgess................... 482-4X Tom Guisewhite................. 480-7X Tom Debacco.................... 478-6X Gary Vanlier...................... 478-5X Sue Blazzard..................... 472-6X George King...................... 431-6X Hank Henss....................... 387-0X 100/200 200/300 Grand Aggregate Lou Murdica.................... 993-41X Keith Myers..................... 993-27X Russell Cree..................... 990-32X Don Carter...................... 985-25X Raymond Becker............... 983-27X

Dan Zaccanti.................... Dale Nylander.................. Tom Guisewhite................ Ron Carter....................... Gary Vanlier..................... Tom Debacco................... Randy Burgess.................. George King..................... Hank Henss...................... Dave Blazzard..................

979-36X 979-21X 976-25X 974-25X 971-19X 969-15X 968-12X 922-22X 860-14X 856-22X

On a side note to the shooters who had to leave early due to family members passing away. You were missed very much but family comes before our favorite past time.

A meeting was held at the 2013 VFS Nationals in Las Vegas, NV on October 16, 2013. There was a list of things the Varmint For Score shooters had questions about. They would like to see them clarified and/or set up. Following are the items of discussion: 1. One representative from all the Regions to form a Score Shooter committee. You must be an active shooter in Hunter or VFS to be part of this committee. 2. The Score Shooters Rules to be part of the NBRSA’s Rule book under its own heading/section. 3. Have a VFS, World Records and Two Gun Hall of Fame set up now instead of years down the road. This way we won’t have to search for records later just so we can give points to a shooter years later. 4. Following is a proposed scoring set up. Its goal is to give everyone a chance to earn points. It is based on the score rule National Trophies; section 7, paragraph D: Points would be awarded for the 2012 and 2013 VFS Nationals, and world record points for those standing on December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2013 at which time all the categories should be filled. From this point forward, every time a record is reset. The Two Gun points to start at the first two gun nationals on August 4, 2014 in Casper, WY. This would establish (4) four separate categories you can shoot for. Once you have been inducted into the Hall of Fame in a category, you are in. Now you would just keep earning points to get to the top. 1) Hunter, which has its own point system 2) VFS 3) Two Gun 4) World Records Points would be given to the top (5) five places in the following categories: 100, 200, 200, 300 matches 100, 200 agg 200, 300 agg 100, 200, 300 agg 100, 200, 200, 300 agg each world record set Proposed Points awarded: World Records would receive 6 points each. Yardages would receive 5 pts for first

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2013 VFS Nationals Meeting Minutes place, 4 pts for second, 3 pts for third, 2 pts for fourth and 1 pt for fifth. In VFS aggregates and Two Gun, 6 points would be awarded for first place, 5 pts for second, 4 pts for third, 3 pts for fourth and 2 pts for fifth place finish. To qualify to be inducted into the Hall of Fame you would have to earn 50 points in the categories listed above. This would require you to place in at least two different Score National Matches. 5. At a National or local event that shoots consecutive days, to qualify as a 100, 200, 200, 300 floor mate could the,100, 200, 300 world record be set using your long range 200, 300 agg and add in the 100 yd from your short range match? They currently use only short range agg and add in the 300yd score from your long range match. My understanding for this is by using the short range and adding the 300 to it is to make it so every one has a equal and fair chance,(no second chance/practice day at a better 200 yard score). A question was asked whether there could be a 100, 200, 300 yd record for both short and long range. This would have to be addressed by the Board. The next six items were asked to be clarified: 1. When a bullet hole is outside the sighter bull and not touching the vertical or horizontal extension line, how is it scored? The answer is from the rules. Current score rules off the NBRSA web page is. page 2, #3, part g. There shall be no penalty of the first shot of each match if it strikes outside the sighter bull area if it is reported to the Range Officer before firing another shot. Any shot outside of and not touching the sighter bull after the first shot will be counted as the score of the nearest record bull. However, a shot in the area to the right of the sighter box or above the sighter box that still touches the extensions of the surrounding lines of the sighter box shall be considered as sighter shots. Old rule book No. 37 page 79, #4, part g. There shall be no penalty of the first shot of each match when it hits outside the sighter bull, if it is reported to the Range Officer before firing another shot. Any shot outside of and not touch-

ing the box of the sighter bull after the first shot on the target will be counted as the score of the nearest bull. However, a shot in the area to the right of the sighter box that touches or is below an extension of the top horizontal sighter box line will be considered a sighter shot. A shot in the area below the sighter box that touches or is right of an extension of the left vertical sighter box line will be considered a sighter shot. So if I understand and am reading it correctly per the new rule, only shots to the right of the target are to be considered sighter shots and to the left and below the sighter box that don’t touch the sighter box lines will be counted as zero scores for number 1 or 5 bulls. 2. Two or more shots on a bull when no cross fire occurred? Answer from the rules. Current score rules off the NBRSA web page is page 2, #3, part d. Penalties. When an identifiable crossfire occurs on another competitor’s target, the low value or identifiable shot shall be transferred to the offender’s target and a penalty of one (1) point shall be deducted. If the crossfire is a 10-X, the X score shall be null and void. The point will be deducted from the “10” score and the “X” will not be counted. Should the same competitor crossfire again on the same target, then he/she shall receive no points for that crossfire or subsequent crossfires. The competitor who crossfires must not then shoot the corresponding bull on their own target. To do so may result in a disqualification, if it is determined that this was an attempt to conceal the crossfire. Any open bull, not a crossfire shall be scored as a 0. If there is more than 1 shot on a record bull, only the lowest score on that bull will count. Old rule book No. 37 Same as above. 3. How long do you have to challenge a score on a target? Answer from the rules. Current score rules off the NBRSA web page is page 3, #4, part d. At the end of the match, the aggregate score will be posted. The time of posting will be noted and 15 minutes will be allowed for protest of scores. Old rule book No. 37 Same as above. 4. On a proposed cross fire shouldn’t the referees go down range to make the de-

termination that there was a cross fire? I wasn’t able to find an answer in the current score rules off the NBRSA web page and Old rule book No. 37. A suggestion was to add a sentence that the referees need to go and verify that it was or was not, by reviewing both the backer and the target before either are removed or backer holes are covered. Then they report to the range master there findings. This is based on the fact that that’s how shooters have seen it done at other hunter national matches. 5. Could there be a blank sheet of paper placed between the targets so a shooter that is having trouble getting on paper has a place to shoot. This way target frames don’t get shot unnecessarily and it’s a penalty free spot to shoot. This would not be a rule but placed in the rule book as a suggestion so it could be done if the range has the room/space. 6. Proper reading/use of the reticle for scoring targets. It seems that some scorers use the inside of the ring to determine whether or not a shot is good. Which is to be used; inside or outside of the ring? Could there be a proper use procedure added to the rule below? Current score rules off the NBRSA web page is Page 3, #4 f. All score targets shall be scored with the official NBRSA scoring reticle. If you have information for the clarification to the above items, wish to give constructive input to the discussion items above,or if you have questions about any discussion items / score rules please send it to me. I will see what answers I can find out. I will also present them to the Score shooters at the 2014 Score Nationals for the answers. I will need to have your name, contact information and region in which you live, along with the question or discussion item. You can contact me at zaccs@ televar.com or mail to my attention at 1542 Tacoma Ave, Bridgeport, WA 98813. Remember there is a (3) three year moratorium on rule changes. We are just looking for clarification to current rules so all matches are run the same. Please also keep your regional director informed. Respectfully submitted, Dan Zaccanti, NW Regional Director

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Rogue Valley 600-Yard Inaugural Event Brings Crawford A New World Record! October 20, 2013

Jackson County Sports Park Shooting Complex’s Historic Camp White Rifle Range hosted its first 600 yard NBRSA registered match. When the gates opened at 7:00am the thermometer stood at 39°F and it didn’t take long for things to warm up. Competitors from Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada provided the heat. The Light Gun Relays score belonged to John Crawford of South San Francisco, CA shooting a World Record 147 with an X-count of 5! Placing second was Larry Kahle of Corvallis, OR shooting 145 with an X-count of 3. Following Larry was Billy Copelin of Tacoma WA (Long Range Hall of Fame member) shooting 145 with an X-count of 2. The Light Gun Relays group was owned by John A. Johnson of Grants Pass, OR with an average group of 2.2457”. Placing second was John Crawford grouping at 2.3437”. Third place belonged to Billy Copelin grouping at 2.4820”. The Heavy Gun Relays score saw John Crawford just nudge Bob Dorton of W. Sacramento, CA 270 to 269; each with X-counts of 3. Third place belonged to Everet Smith of Mt. Shasta CA with 264 and an X-count of 1. The Heavy Gun Relays group was also owned by John A. Johnson with an average group of 3.0213”. Placing second was Robert Hoppe of Reno, NV with 3.5633”. Third place belonged to Billy Copelin grouping at 3.6437”. Ahh the Aggregates: The Two Gun score had John Crawford on top with a LG score of 149 and a HG score of 270 making an aggregate of 419 with an X-count of 9. Following John was Bruce Bangeman of Roseburg, OR with a LG score of 144 and a HG score of 264 making an aggregate of 408 with an X-count of 7. Third Two Gun Score belongs to Everet Smith with a LG score of 140 and a HG score of 264 making an aggregate of 404 with an X-count of 3.

John Crawford Sets New World Record The Two Gun group had John Johnson on top with a LG group of 2.2457” and a HG group of 3.0213” making an aggregate of 2.6335”. Following John was Billy Copelin with a LG group of 2.4820” and a HG group of 3.6437” making an aggregate of 3.0628”. Third Two Gun group belongs to Bruce Bangeman with a LG group of 2.6533” and a HG group of 3.8350” making an aggregate of 3.2442”. All of the top shooting competitors were awarded plaques or medals sponsored by Whips Crushing & Scrap Metal of White City OR – Thanks Gary. Drinking water was sponsored by the Tuesday Morning Rocking Chair Shooters of Medford OR – Thanks Bob. At the completion of the event award ceremony Bruce Bangemen presented Phil Grammatica, Match Director and RVSSA Long Range facility administrator, with a plaque recognizing his and the RVSSA support personnel for their tireless efforts for the NBRSA members and event. Phil Grammatica invited all of the competitors to give feedback on improvements that might make the facility and/or event better and to come back for the upcoming NBRSA 600 yard events.

Light Gun Score John Crawford..................147-5X Larry Kahle....................... 145-3X Billy Copelin..................... 145-2X Bruce Bangeman................ 144-4X John Johnston................... 140-2X Everet Smith..................... 140-2X Canada Cummins................ 139-1X Robert Hoppe.................... 136-0X Steve Roemer.................... 135-0X Bob Dorton....................... 126-4X Billy Souza....................... 124-1X Gary Noble....................... 124-1X Lynn Dragoman, Sr.............. 123-1X Light Gun Group John Johnston..................2.2457 John Crawford................... 2.3437 Billy Copelin..................... 2.4820 Larry Kahle....................... 2.5407 Bruce Bangeman................ 2.6533 Robert Hoppe.................... 3.2950 Canada Cummins................ 3.4050 Steve Roemer.................... 3.4163 Lynn Dragoman, Sr.............. 3.6970 Everet Smith..................... 3.8777 Gary Noble....................... 4.8613 Bob Dorton....................... 5.5093 Billy Souza....................... 5.6777 Heavy Gun Score John Crawford..................270-3X Bob Dorton....................... 269-3X Everet Smith..................... 264-1X Bruce Bangeman................ 264-3X Robert Hoppe.................... 262-3X John Johnston................... 258-0X Billy Copelin..................... 257-3X Canada Cummins................ 256-1X Billy Souza....................... 252-0X Larry Kahle....................... 250-2X Gary Noble....................... 249-1X Lynn Dragoman, Sr.............. 231-0X Heavy Gun Group John Johnston..................3.0213 Robert Hoppe.................... 3.5633 Billy Copelin..................... 3.6437 Bruce Bangeman................ 3.8350 Billy Souza....................... 3.8747 Canada Cummins................ 3.9150 Lynn Dragoman, Sr.............. 4.3147 John Crawford................... 4.3310 Bob Dorton....................... 5.0503 RVSSA continued on p.14

January, 2014 Precision Rifleman Light Gun:

Rogue Valley Sport Shooting Association 600-Yard Benchrest Equipment List for October, 2013 Caliber Action Barrel Gunsmith Stock Stocker Scope Powder Primer

Case

Bullet

Billy Copelin

6 dasher

n/a

Berger105 MatchKing

Bat

Krieger Bartlein

n/a

Tracker

n/a

NF

12X42

CCI 450

Billy Souza

300 Win

700

Billy

n/a

n/a

Bushnell 7828

Fed

FC

Bob Dorton

6 BR

Grizzley Krieger

n/a

n/a

n/a

Leupold 24

Fed

Lapua Sierra

Bruce A. Bangeman

6 dasher

Nesika

Krieger

McMunn

Tooley MBR n/a

Canada Cummins

6 dasher

Bat

Bartlein

n/a

Shehane

T. Wright NF 42

n/a

CCI 450

Lapua n/a

Everet Smith

6 dasher

Bat

Krieger

R Begewski

TMBR

Begiwski

NF

H4895

205M

Lapua Berger108

NF

March

Hodgden Fed 205M Lapua Berger

Gary Noble

6 dasher

Bat

Bartlein

Wright Rifles Bostrom

Bostrom

12X42

CCI 450

Lapua Berger105

John A. Johnston

6 dasher

Bat

Bartlein

n/a

T. Wright NF 42

n/a

CCI 450

Lapua n/a

Varget

Shehane

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John M. Crawford

6 grendel

Borden

Krieger

Ocock

Leonard

Ocock

March

Larry Kahle

6mm BRX

Stiller

Hart

R Begewski

McMillan

n/a

Leupold 50X

CCI BR

Lapua Spencer

CCI 450

Lapua 105AMAX

Lynn Dragoman Sr

6mm

Borden

Bartlein

J.K.

Bill S.

J.K.

NF

RL 15

CCI 450

Lapua C.S.

Robert Hoppe

6 dasher

Panda

Hart

Dierks

Dierks

Dierks

NF

Varget

CCI 450

Lapua Hoppe

Steve Roemer

6 dasher

Panda

Bartlein

T. Wright

Xes

Self

NF

RL 15

CCI BR4

Lapua Berger108 moly

Heavy Gun: Billy Copelin

284

Bat

BenchMark n/a

Tracker

n/a

NF

12X42

CCI B2

n/a

Billy Souza

300 WSM

Bat

Bartlein

McMillan

Sitman

NF

H4350

CCI

Norma Ber187

Bob Dorton

6 BR

Grizzley Krieger

n/a

n/a

n/a

Fed

Lapua Sierra

Bruce A. Bangeman

6 dasher

Nesika

Krieger

McMunn

Tooley MBR n/a

Canada Cummins

6 dasher

Bat

Bartlein

n/a

Shehane

Everet Smith

6 XC

Bat

Krieger

R Begewski

TMBR

Gary Noble

284 Shelkme Bat

Bartlein

Wright Rifles Lee

Borden

Leupold 24 March

T. Wright NF 42

Berger 180

Hodgden Fed 205M Lapua Berger n/a

CCI 450

Lapua n/a

Begiwski

NF

REL17

210M

Norma Berger105

Wright

NF

12X42

Tula

Lapua Berger 180

John A. Johnston

6 dasher

Bat

Bartlein

n/a

Shehane

T. Wright NF 42

n/a

CCI 450

Lapua n/a

John M. Crawford

6 grendel

Borden

Krieger

Ocock

Leonard

Ocock

Varget

CCI BR

Lapua Spencer

March

Larry Kahle

6mm Myer

Rem 40X Broghton

G. Myer

McMillan

n/a

NF

42X

Fed LR

Lapua 105AMAX

Lynn Dragoman Sr.

6mm

Borden

Bartlein

J.K.

Bill S.

J.K.

NF

RL 15

CCI 450

Lapua C.S.

Robert Hoppe

6 dasher

Stiller

Krieger

Fleming

McMillan

Fleming

NF

Varget

CCI 450

Lapua Berger 105

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Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

John Johnston Everet Smith..................... 5.6157 Gary Noble....................... 5.7737 Larry Kahle....................... 6.2513 Two Gun Score John Crawford..................417-8X Bruce Bangeman................ 408-7X Everet Smith..................... 404-3X Billy Copelin..................... 402-5X Robert Hoppe.................... 398-3X John Johnston................... 398-2X Bob Dorton....................... 395-7X Larry Kahle....................... 395-5X Canada Cummins................ 395-2X Billy Souza....................... 376-1X Gary Noble....................... 373-2X Lynn Dragoman, Sr.............. 354-1X Two Gun Group John Johnston..................2.6335 Billy Copelin..................... 3.0628 Bruce Bangeman................ 3.2442 John Crawford................... 3.3373 Robert Hoppe.................... 3.4292 Canada Cummins................ 3.6600 Lynn Dragoman, Sr.............. 4.0058 Larry Kahle....................... 4.3960 Everet Smith..................... 4.7467 Billy Souza....................... 4.7762 Bob Dorton....................... 5.2798 Gary Noble....................... 5.3175

Greg Wilson Wins 2-Gun & Dan Lutke is Shooter of the Year November 2-3 This was our last match of the year for Sacramento over the weekend. We had 15 shooters on Saturday and 16 on Sunday. The weather was cold and windy; Saturday began at 50 but warmed up quickly to a high of 77 with a strong wind. Sunday began a chilly 48 and only reached 65 with wind. Most shooters wore jackets all day. In the afternoon the wind was very twitchy and hard to read. The roof vibrated from the wind; a good indicator not to shoot. We began Saturday shooting all 200-yards and all 100-yards on Sunday. Shooter of the year would come down to the last yardage and the grand. A big thank you to Greg Wilson for being the match director the last 11 years. Greg has decided to step aside and pursue some other hobbies. In the picture above, the shooters shown are Dan Lutke, Greg Wilson, Dave Tack, Francis Lee and Ray Garric. Following are our results.

Light Varmint 200-Yards Dan Lutke........................0.2523 Francis Lee....................... 0.2815 Greg Wilson...................... 0.3201 Ray Garric........................ 0.3399 Arthur Kawai..................... 0.3446 Everet Smith..................... 0.3583 Steve Epstein.................... 0.3647 Henry Pinkney................... 0.3698 Michael Taner.................... 0.3714 Bill Mellor........................ 0.3820 Small Group Francis Lee........................ 0.328 Heavy Varmint 200-Yards Greg Wilson.....................0.3122 Michael Taner.................... 0.3150 Dave Tack........................ 0.3367 Bill Mellor........................ 0.3436 Everet Smith..................... 0.3441 Steve Epostein................... 0.3715 Arthur Kawai..................... 0.3920 Stu Harvey....................... 0.3994 Bob Dorton....................... 0.3995 Marty Childers................... 0.4133 Small Group Art Kawai.......................... 0.263 Heavy Varmint 100-Yards Greg Wilson...................... 0.2234 Ray Garric........................ 0.2646 Dave Tack........................ 0.2858 Francis Lee....................... 0.2978 Everet Smith..................... 0.3088 Gabe Ledesma................... 0.3448 Stu Harvey....................... 0.3650 Steve Epstein.................... 0.3866 Arthur Kawai..................... 0.4024 Marty Childers................... 0.4036 Small Group Ray Garric......................... 0.161

January, 2014 Precision Rifleman Heavy Varmint Grand Greg Wilson.....................0.2728 Dave Tack........................ 0.3113 Everet Smith..................... 0.3264 Francis Lee....................... 0.3599 Michael Taner.................... 0.3636 Steve Epstein.................... 0.3790 Stu Harvey....................... 0.3822 Arthur Kawai..................... 0.3972 Gabe Ledesma................... 0.4037 Light Varmint Grand Dan Lutke........................0.2738 Francis Lee....................... 0.3237 Arthur Kawai..................... 0.3521 Steve Epstein.................... 0.3523 Ray Garric........................ 0.3738 Michael Taner.................... 0.3792 Bob Dorton....................... 0.3823 Dave Tack........................ 0.3900 Greg Wilson...................... 0.4090 Bill Mellor........................ 0.4300 Two Gun Greg Wilson.....................0.3409 Francis Lee....................... 0.3418 Dan Lutke........................ 0.3494 Dave Tack........................ 0.3507 Steve Epstein.................... 0.3657 Michael Taner.................... 0.3714 Arthur Kawai..................... 0.3747 Ray Garric........................ 0.3760 Everet Smith..................... 0.3842 Bob Dorton....................... 0.4051 Bill Mellor........................ 0.4181 Stu Harvey....................... 0.4278 Marty Childers................... 0.4437 Shooter of the Year Points Dan Lutke...........................97 Greg Wilson......................... 85 Don Nielson......................... 51 Ray Garric........................... 41 Dave Tack........................... 35

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Sahuaro 1000-Yd Benchrest November in Tucson is pretty hard to endure. It was sunny (of course) and in the early morning the temperatures were in the low 50’s, but by noon, we were enjoying the high 70’s to low 80’s. It was a good turn out with 10 shooters in light gun and seven in heavy, Including rifle maker John Lazzaroni who was testing a couple of his products at the 1,000 yard range. Match director Karl Hunstiger had us pulling triggers by 8:00 A.M. Conditions in relays one and two were reasonably good with winds in the 5 to 10 mile per hour range, but with lots of mirage and thermals. But as often happens at any range, you just never know. In relays three and four, the conditions improved dramatically. In the pits we were amazed to watch the dust clouds, from the bullet impacts on the berm, going straight up and then dissipating. New to the Sahuaro range was Hal Byrd who took first in both Light Gun score and Light Gun group. Obviously, Hal is not new to long range shooting, having been doing the 600 yard game for years. That experience paid off this weekend. In Heavy Gun, it was long time Sahuaro shooter Steve Everson who won both score and group, outclassing the rest of the competition. Hal & Steve are pictured above. As usual, we all had a good time and we are all looking forward to next month. Dale Arenson

Light Gun Aggregate Hal Byrd...........................5.92” Ross Herrick....................... 6.81” Steve Everson..................... 7.08” Dale Arenson...................... 7.86” Jeff Billotte....................... 8.44” Small Group Ross Herrick....................... 3.00” Heavy Gun Aggregate Steve Everson....................8.15” Ross Herrick....................... 9.35” Bill Warner....................... 10.33” Jeff Billotte...................... 11.85” Dale Arenson..................... 12.94” Small Group Steve Everson..................... 6.75” Light Gun Total Score Hal Byrd..........................144-2X Steve Everson.................... 141-4X Ross Herrick...................... 140-2X Dale Arenson..................... 140-0X Dave Osborn..................... 140-0X High Score Hal Byrd........................... 49-2X Heavy Gun Total Score Steve Everson...................284-5X Dave Osborn..................... 264-0X Jeff Billotte...................... 262-1X Dale Arenson..................... 245-2X Ross Herrick...................... 245-0X High Score Steve Everson..................... 96-2X

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest November Equipment List

Sloughhouse Benchrest Shooter of the Year, Dan Lutke

Name Ross Herrick Dale Arenson (HG) Dale Arenson (LG) Steve Everson (L) Steve Everson (H) Ross Herrick Jeff Billotte (LG) Jeff Billotte (HG) Bill Warner Hal Byrd Dave Osborn

Caliber 30Patriot 30wsm 6.5/284 6.5x47 6.2/284 30Patriot 6.5x47Lazz 6.5x47Lazz 6.5x284 6.5/284 300wsm

Action Nesika McMillan Remington Panda Nesika Nesika McMillan McMillan BAT Remington Remington

Barrel Krieger Lilja Classic Krieger Krieger Krieger PacNor PacNor Krieger Krieger Krieger

Gunsmith Wells Lazzarini Briggs Brackney Brackney Wells Lazzarini Lazzarini Bruno Beginski Bruno

Stock Tracker McMillan McMillan Borden McMillan Tracker McMillan McMillan McMillan Tracker McMillan

Scope Nightforce Nightforce Nightforce Leupold Leupold Nightforce Nightforce Nightforce Nightforce Leupold Millet

Case Lazzeroni Norma Norma Lapua Winchester

Powder H4831 H4831 RL22 RL15 H4350 Lazzerini H4831 Remington H1000 Norma H1000 Lapua H4350 Lapua H4831 Nosler RL22

Bullet/Wt JLK/210 Berger/210 Norma/130 Berger/130 Sierra/142 JLK/210 Berger/140 Berger/140 Sierra/140 Sierra/142 Sierra/200

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2014 NBRSA Registered Match Schedule SOUTHWEST REGION

June 22

LG/HG

1000

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Jan 4-5

LV/HV

100/200

Winter Warm Up Arizona Benchrest Shooters

July 5-6

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse 200 4-Gun Challenge Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

Jan 11

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

July 12

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

Jan 26

LG/HG

1000

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

July 27

LG/HG

600

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Aug 2-3

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

Feb 1-2

LV/HV

100/200

Berger Cactus Classic Warm Up Arizona Benchrest Shooters

Aug 2-3

LV/HV

100/200

Feb 8

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

Central Utah Benchrest Club Utah State Championship Part 2

Aug 9

LG/HG

1000

Feb 15-16

LV/HV

100/200

Visalia Group Match Visalia Sportsmen Association

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

Feb 23

LG/HG

600

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Mar 1-2

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

Mar 8

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

March 15-16

LV/HV

100/200

Berger Cactus Classic Arizona Benchrest Shooters

Apr 5-6

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

Apr 12

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

April 12-13

UNL5/ UNL10

100/200

Arizona Unlimited Match Arizona Benchrest Shooters

April 19-20

SP/HV

100/200

Visalia Group Match Visalia Sportsmen Association

Apr 22

LG/HG

600

Registration & Prep Day: 2014 Long Range Benchrest Nationals Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Aug 24

LG/HG

1000

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Aug 30-31

SP/LV/HV

100/200

Southwest Regional Championship Visalia Sportsmen Association

Sept 13

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

Sept 28

LG/HG

600

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Sept 27-28

4Gun

300

Palomino Valley 4Gun Palomino Valley Gun Club

Oct 4-5

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

Oct 4-5

LV/HV

100/200

Arizona State Championship #1 Arizona Benchrest Shooters

Oct 11

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

Oct 18-19

UNL-10

100/200

Visalia Invitational Visalia Sportsmen Association

Oct 25-26

SP/UNL

200/100

Nevada State Championship #2 Palomino Valley Gun Club

Oct 26

LG/HG

1000

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

April 23-24

LG/HG

600

11th Sloughhouse 600 Nationals Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Apr 25

F-Class

1000

2nd Sloughhouse F-Class Bench Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Nov 1-2

LV/HV

100/200

Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

Nov 8

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

April 26-27

LG/HG

1000

6th Sloughhouse 1000 Nationals Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Nov 8-9

SP/UNL5

100/200

Arizona State Championship #2 Arizona Benchrest Shooters

April 26-27

LV/HV

100/200

President’s Cup, Holton Gun Club

May 3-4

LV/HV

100/200

CA State Championship Part 1 Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

May 3-4

SP/UNL

100/200

Central Utah Benchrest Club Utah State Championship Part 1

May 10

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

May 17-18

LV/HV

100/200

Visalia Group Match Visalia Sportsmen Association

July 13

LG/HG/Fac

600

Columbus Sportsmen Assn, WI

Aug 4-7

HTR/VFS

May 24-25

LV/HV

200/100

Nevada State Championship #1 Palomino Valley Gun Club

100/200 200/300

2014 Hunter/VFS Nationals Casper Benchrest Shooters, WY

Aug 17

LG/HG/Fac

600

Columbus Sportsmen Assn, WI

May 25

LG/HG

600

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

June 7-8

LV/HV

100/200

CA State Championship Part 2 Sloughhouse Group Benchrest

June 7-8

LV/HV

300/200

June 14

LG/HG

June 21-22

HV/UNL-5

Nov 23

LG/HG

600

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

Dec 6-7

UNL5/UNL5

100/200

Arizona Invitational Unlimited Arizona Benchrest Shooters

Dec 13

LG/HG

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

Dec 28

LG/HG

1000

Sloughhouse Long Range Benchrest

NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Sept 20

LG/HG/Fac

600

Columbus Sportsmen Assn, WI

Oct 11

LG/HG/Fac

600

Columbus Sportsmen Assn, WI

Long Range Varmint Nationals Palomino Valley Gun Club

Nov 8

LG/HG/Fac

600

Columbus Sportsmen Assn, WI

1000

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest Three Points Range, Tucson, AZ

Feb 9

VFS

100/200

Southwest LA Rifle & Pistol Club

100/200

Unlimited SW Regional Visalia Sportsmen Association

Feb 22-23

4-GUN

100

Tomball Gun Club, TX (It’s back!)

GULF COAST REGION

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2014 NBRSA Registered Match Schedule Mar 23

VFS

100/200

Southwest LA Rifle & Pistol Club

EASTERN REGION April 12-13

LV/HV

100/200

Spring Tune Up WWCCA

April 26-27

LV/HV

100/200

President’s Cup, Holton Gun Club

May 3-4

LV/HV

100/200

Hog Roast, Fairchance Gun Club

May 17-18

LV/HV

100/200

Super Shoot Warm-Up Chippewa Rifle Club

May 21-24

LV/HV

100/200

Kelbly’s Super Shoot

June 7-8

LV/HV

100/200

Wolverine Challenge WWCCA

June 21-22

LV/HV

100/200

Briar Hail Memorial Shelby County Deer Hunters

July 4-6

LV/HV/UNL

100/200

Eastern 3-Gun Championship Fairchance Gun Club

July 19-20

LV/HV

100/200

PA State Championship Kane Fish & Game

July 26-27

LV/HV

100/200

Michigan State Championship Holton Gun Club

Sept 22-26

4-GUN

100/200

2014 Group Benchrest Nationals Holton Gun Club, Holton, MI

Oct 11-12

LV/HV

100/200

Fall Classic WWCCA

Oct 18-19

LV/HV

100/200

Fall Finale Shelby County Deer Hunters

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION Mar 1-2

LV/HV

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis 10:30AM Sat, 8AM Sun

Mar 16

HTR/VFS

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis

April 6

HTR/VFS

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis

April 12-13

LV/HV

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis Sat 12 noon, Sun 8AM

May 10

HTR

100/200

Van Dyne Sportsmens Club

May 18

HTR/VFS

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis

June 7

HTR

100/200

Van Dyne Sportsmens Club

June 15

HTR/VFS

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis

June 20

LV/HV

100/200

East-West Show-Me Set-Up Day

June 21-22

LV/HV

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis East-West Show Me Shootout

July 12-13

HTR

100/200

Van Dyne Sportsmens Club WI State Championship

July 13

LG/HG

600

Columbus Sportsman’s Assn

July 19-20

HTR/VFS

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis MO State/Jarvis/MVR Chism

July 26-27

LV/HV

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis Sat Night Match 5pm, Sun 8AM

Aug 17

LG/HG

600

Columbus Sportsman’s Assn

Sept 13

VFS

100/200

Van Dyne Sportsmens Club

Sept 20

LG/HG

600

Columbus Sportsman’s Assn

Oct 5

HTR/VFS

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis

Oct 11

LG/HG

600

Columbus Sportsman’s Assn

Oct 18-19

LV/HV

100/200

Benchrest Rifle Club of St Louis Mississippi Valley Regionals

Nov 8

LG/HG

600

Columbus Sportsman’s Assn

New Score World Records

Greg Swezey

Established August 22, 2013 VFS Grand Agg 100/200/300 747-32X Two-Gun Grand Agg 100/200/300 1494-61X

Tim Naugle

Established August 22, 2013 VFS Aggregate 300-yds 249-8X VFS Grand Agg 200/300 498-13X Two-Gun Grand Agg 200/300 993-21X Congratulations to Greg & Tim! This beauty was shot by Mel Iwatsubo using a bag gun at the Visalia Invitational. This match is an unlimited match. Good shooting Mel. Do you have a target picture you would like to see here? Email it to nbrsa.manager @gmail.com.

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Shelby County’s Fall Finale by John Petteruti Twenty-five shooters met at the Shelby County Deer Hunters Association on October 19th and 20th to finish the Eastern Region’s schedule with the Fall Finale. The weather was mixed with Saturday being cold with rain with light winds and Sunday being bright and sunny but winds that started at 9 mph in the morning and ended up at 20 mph in the afternoon. The results were quite a bit different for each day. The range was opened for business at 8:30 am. It was to be a day of some really small hole shooting. Steve Theye took first in the 100 Yard Light Varmint with a blistering .1682 aggregate followed by Melvyn Newramsky with a .2112 and Jack Neary with a .2120. Small group was shot by Margaret Jerrett, a member of SCDHA. Margaret put an impressive .090 hole on the paper. Following the morning shoot an hour lunch break was taken. The Association’s kitchen turned out Chile, burgers, Chile Dogs, pies, cakes and other great things to eat. This after serving a great breakfast of biscuits and gravy in the morning. Doesn’t get much better than that! More small groups followed in the afternoon with Dale Dillingham winning the 100 Yard Heavy Varmint with a hot .1954, followed by Jack Neary at .1986 and Jerry Jerrett at .2138. Jack Neary’s .100 won the small group.The small group phase of the Fall Finale was not over.

Sunday morning opened bright, sunny and windy. At 200 yards the whole character of the Shelby County range changes drastically. The 200 Yard Heavy Varmint was won by Ted Heindselman who shot a .2593 followed by Paul Whitt at .2607 and Dominic Grunas at .2692. Fred Moreo shot a .255 to take the small group honors. Greg Walley took top honors for the 200 Yard Light Varmint by shooting a .2270 while Ted Heindselman took 2nd with a .2382 and Joel Nader, 3rd , with a .2620. Ted Heindselman’s .331 took small group. The Light Varmint Grand Aggregate honor went to Greg Walley with a .2314, followed by Ted Heindselman at .2349 and Steve Theye at .2368. Jack Neary won the Heavy Varmint Grand Aggregate with a aggregate of .2409. He was followed by Dominic Grunas at .2563 and Greg Walley at .2710. When all was said and done, the winner of the Two Gun Aggregate was Greg Walley with a .2512. Congratulations! Following Greg was Jack Neary at .2521 and Ted Heindselman at .2534. As you can see, the competition was intense. Margaret Jarrett

had the small group of the shoot with a .090. Great shooting Margaret! Light Varmint 100-Yards Steve Theye.....................0.1682 Melvin Newransky............... 0.2112 Jack Neary....................... 0.2120 Joel Nader....................... 0.2230 Ted Heindselman................ 0.2316 Greg Walley...................... 0.2358 Pat Metcalf....................... 0.2494 Dominic Grunas................. 0.2500 Melinda Armstrong.............. 0.2520 Vic Halverson.................... 0.2530 Light Varmint 200-Yards Greg Walley.....................0.2270 Ted Heindselman................ 0.2382 Joel Nader....................... 0.3010 Steve Theye...................... 0.3053 Jack Neary....................... 0.3145 Vic Halverson.................... 0.3255 Paul Whitt........................ 0.3626 Dominic Grunas................. 0.3817 Melinda Armstrong.............. 0.3839 John Petteruti................... 0.4051 Light Varmint Grand Greg Walley.....................0.2314 Ted Heindselman................ 0.2349 Steve Theye...................... 0.2368 Joel Nader....................... 0.2620 Jack Neary....................... 0.2633 Vic Halverson.................... 0.2893 Dominic Grunas................. 0.3159 Melinda Armstrong.............. 0.3180

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Above: Margaret Jarrett gets small group honors for shooting a .090. Page 12: Greg Walley receives his plaque for winning the Two Gun. Congratulations to Greg & Margaret! Paul Whitt........................ 0.3237 John Grice....................... 0.3562 Heavy Varmint 100-Yards Dale Dillingham.................0.1954 Jack Neary....................... 0.1986 Jerry Jarrett..................... 0.2138 Steve Theye...................... 0.2286 Dominic Grunas................. 0.2434 Melvyn Newransky.............. 0.2514 Joel Nader....................... 0.2530 Melinda Armstrong.............. 0.2566 Greg Walley...................... 0.2642 Patrick Kennedy................. 0.2674 Heavy Varmint 200-Yards Ted Heindselman...............0.2593 Paul Whitt........................ 0.2607 Dominic Grunas................. 0.2692

Greg Walley...................... 0.2777 Jack Neary....................... 0.2831 Vic Halverson.................... 0.2861 DeWayne Wood.................. 0.2927 Joel Nader....................... 0.3156 Fred Moreo....................... 0.3263 David Abbott..................... 0.3392 Heavy Varmint Grand Jack Neary......................0.2409 Dominic Grunas................. 0.2563 Greg Walley...................... 0.2710 Ted Heindselman................ 0.2720 Jerry Jarrett..................... 0.2769 Vic Halverson.................... 0.2786 DeWayne Wood.................. 0.2815 Joel Nader....................... 0.2843 Steve Theye...................... 0.2955

Dale Dillingham................. 0.3163 Two Gun Greg Walley.....................0.2512 Jack Neary....................... 0.2521 Ted Heindselman................ 0.2534 Steve Theye...................... 0.2661 Joel Nader....................... 0.2732 Vic Halverson.................... 0.2839 Dominic Grunas................. 0.2861 Melinda Armstrong.............. 0.3328 Paul Whitt........................ 0.3413 Patrick Kennedy................. 0.3449 Dale Dillingham................. 0.3494 John Petteruti................... 0.3640 Pat Metcalf....................... 0.3756 John Grice....................... 0.3789

Shelby County Fall Finale Equipment List Name Action Barrel Gunsmith Stocker Scope Load Greg Walley Panda Maclennan Kelbly Kelbly March LT32 Jack Neary BAT Bartlein D.Bruno D.Bruno Leupold N133 Ted Heindselman BAT Krieger Self Scarbrough Leupold N133 Steve Theye BAT Krieger Scott Scarbrough Leupold N133 Joel Nader Panda Bartlein Laidlaw Leonard Leupold N133 Vic Halverson Panda Krieger Scott Scott Leupold V133 Dominic Grunas BAT Krieger Scott Scoville Leupold V133 Jerry Jarrett Panda Krieger Kelbly Kelbly Leupold N133 Melinda Armstrong Panda Krieger Campbell Campbell Weaver N133 *All shooters used 6ppc caliber and Lapua cases.

Bullet Estes 68 Cheek Woodman/65 Generic/65 Nader/65 Hott/68 Hott/68 Bart/68 Hott/68

Primer Winchester Wham-o 205M 205M 205M 205M 205M 205M 205M

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Kloeppel Wins Two-Gun at St Louis by Scott Pieper Mississippi Valley Regional October 19-20, 2013 Absentee? Yes, the Match Director failed to show for the Mississippi Valley Regional, but not for lacking a good cause. I was in Australia for the Word Bench Rest Competition, tagging along with the US team. The Club sent me down under to do some snooping to help prepare for the Word Championships coming here to St. Louis in 2015. So I really have no idea how the conditions were for this match. Based on the scores, it looks like it was challenging to say the least. Greg Gardner won the LV100 with a .2560” aggregate and Steve Turner shot the small group with a .097”. After the switch to HV, Jerry Kloeppel took the win for HV100 with a .2924” aggregate and Joe Fesi shot the small group with a 0.166”. We started Sunday off with the HV first, and Chuck Hearn won the 200 with a .2877” aggregate. Chuck Hearn also got the small group with a .223”. After the switch to LV class Chuck Hearn took charge and won the LV 200 aggregate with a .2832”. Chuck also pulled out the small group at .317”. Looks like Chuck was a hand full at 200 yards. Light Varmint Grand Aggregate winner was Chuck Hearn followed by Jerry Kloeppel in second and Jim Gardner rounding out the top three. Heavy Varmint Grand Aggregate winner was Jerry Kloeppel with Steve Turner in second and Bud Mundy third. The 2-Gun went to Jerry Kloeppel, with Jim Gardner 2nd, Chuck Hearn 3rd, Steve Turner 4th, and Bud Mundy 5th. Thanks again to all that came to St. Louis. It really is a pleasure running the matches for you all; just wish we could get a few more to show up to see what they are missing out on. I will be sending a 2014 schedule as soon as it is finalized. Keep an eye on the mail box and hope winter is easy on you all. Light Varmint 100-Yards Wayne Corley...................0.2790 Jerry Kloeppel................... 0.2928 Jim Gardner..................... 0.3116 Steve Turner..................... 0.3286 Bud Mundy....................... 0.3336 Fred Martin...................... 0.3410

St Louis Shooters L-R: Jim Gardner, Jerry Kloeppel, Chuck Hearn, Joe Fesi, Steve Turner, Wayne Corley and Bud Mundy Jerry Wick........................ 0.3574 Jim Hole.......................... 0.3644 Chuck Hearn..................... 0.3710 Bob Hammack................... 0.3756 Light Varmint 200-Yards Chuck Hearn....................0.2832 Jerry Kloeppel................... 0.3860 Jim Gardner..................... 0.3879 Jim Hart.......................... 0.4370 Chet Whitebread................ 0.4711 Steve Turner..................... 0.4963 Bud Mundy....................... 0.5196 Dean Weston..................... 0.5826 Bob Hammack................... 0.6299 William Greene.................. 0.6744 Light Varmint Grand Chuck Hearn....................0.3271 Jerry Kloeppel................... 0.3394 Jim Gardner..................... 0.3497 Steve Turner..................... 0.4124 Bud Mundy....................... 0.4266 Jim Hart.......................... 0.4360 Chet Whitebread................ 0.4668 Wayne Corley.................... 0.4861 Bob Hammack................... 0.5027 Fred Martin...................... 0.5095 Heavy Varmint 100-Yards Jerry Kloeppel..................0.2924 Jerry Wick........................ 0.3270 Steve Turner..................... 0.3368 Bud Mundy....................... 0.3406 Joe Fesi........................... 0.3576 Bob Hammack................... 0.3620 Chet Whitebread................ 0.3622 Wayne Corley.................... 0.3662 Jim Hole.......................... 0.3664 Jim Hart.......................... 0.3712

Heavy Varmint 200-Yards Chuck Hearn....................0.2877 Lou Kerhliker.................... 0.3433 Joe Fesi........................... 0.3679 Wayne Corley.................... 0.3696 Jim Gardner..................... 0.3736 Steve Turner..................... 0.3759 Bud Mundy....................... 0.3832 Jerry Kloeppel................... 0.3936 Jim Hole.......................... 0.3955 Chet Whitebread................ 0.4078 Heavy Varmint Grand Jerry Kloeppel..................0.3430 Steve Turner..................... 0.3564 Bud Mundy....................... 0.3619 Joe Fesi........................... 0.3627 Wayne Corley.................... 0.3679 Jim Hole.......................... 0.3810 Chet Whitebread................ 0.3850 Jerry Wick........................ 0.3894 Jim Gardner..................... 0.3920 Bob Hammack................... 0.4150 Two Gun Jerry Kloeppel..................0.3412 Jim Gardner..................... 0.3709 Chuck Hearn..................... 0.3781 Steve Turner..................... 0.3844 Bud Mundy....................... 0.3942 Chet Whitebread................ 0.4259 Wayne Corley.................... 0.4270 Jim Hart.......................... 0.4302 Jerry Wick........................ 0.4574 Bob Hammack................... 0.4589 Fred Martin...................... 0.4744 Jim Hole.......................... 0.4846 William Greene.................. 0.4913 Lou Kerhliker.................... 0.5032 Harry Ward....................... 0.5375

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Bench Rest Rifle Club of St Louis: Mississippi Valley Regional Equipment List Oct. 19-20, 2013 Name Action Barrel Stocker Smith Bullet Mfr Pwdr Wgt Case Scope Bartlien Meredith Self Chuck Hearn BAT Hottenstein LT32 n/a Lapua March Jerry Kloeppel BAT Krieger Self Self Hottenstein 133 29.7 Lapua March James Gardner Viper Krieger Kuse Kuse n/a 133 29.5 Lapua March Steve Turner Rimrock Bartlein Leonard Borden ST LT32 28.2 Lapua March Blend 30.3 Lapua March Bud Mundy BAT Krieger Self Self Miller Shilen Scoville Hall LT32 28.5 Lapua Leupold Joe Fesi BAT JDS Wayne Corley BAT Krieger Self Hoehn Generic LT32 29 Lapua March

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Keith Cottrell Wins SW Regional 2-Gun by Art Clegg & Ed Maxwell Phoenix, AZ

We shot the first half of the Southwest Regional Championship was at the Ben Avery Shooting Range October 5-6, 2013. We had 23 shooters. It was one of the worst conditions that I have seen on that range since I’ve been shooting here. The wind gusts were between 40 and 60 mph and the wind switching, made for a very tough match. You could tell it was a tough shoot when the small group on the first 200 yard match was a 1.152 shot by Dana Andrus. The results follow. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support. Plan now to visit us for the Cactus Warm-Up and Berger Cactus Classic. Light Varmint 100-Yards Bob Brackney.................. 0.3008 Keith Cottrell.................... 0.3018 Dan Sutton....................... 0.3186 Stephen Everson................ 0.3718 Lou Murdica...................... 0.3848 Gary Ocock....................... 0.4196 Ed Maxwell....................... 0.4342 Gene DeLoney................... 0.4362 Dave Blazzard................... 0.4668 Don Carter....................... 0.4838 Small Group Keith Cottrell.....................0.165 Light Varmint 200-Yards Tom DeBacco....................0.2352 Lou Murdica...................... 0.2625 William Marsh.................... 0.2809 Keith Cottrell.................... 0.2886 Chuck Miller..................... 0.2909 Gary Ocock....................... 0.3001 Stephen Everson................ 0.3082 Dana Andrus...................... 0.3116 Dave Blazzard................... 0.3202 Ed Maxwell....................... 0.3636 Small Group Chuck Miller......................0.274

Light Varmint Grand Keith Cottrell...................0.2952 Lou Murdica...................... 0.3236 Stephen Everson................ 0.3400 Bob Brackney.................... 0.3535 Gary Ocock....................... 0.3598 Dan Sutton....................... 0.3764 Dave Blazzard................... 0.3935 Ed Maxwell....................... 0.3989 Chuck Miller..................... 0.4038 Dana Andrus...................... 0.4058 Heavy Varmint 100-Yards Dave Blazzard...................0.2918 Bob Brackney.................... 0.3158 Lou Murdica...................... 0.3402 Dana Andrus...................... 0.3424 Dan Sutton....................... 0.3794 George Lozano.................. 0.3838 Gary Ocock...................... 0.0.3852 Keith Cottrell.................... 0.3894 William Marsh.................... 0.3954 Chuck Miller..................... 0.3972 Small Group Dana Andrus....................... 0.147 Heavy Varmint 200-Yards Chuck Miller.....................0.4324 Joe Pipola........................ 0.5533 Keith Cottrell.................... 0.5651 Lou Murdica...................... 0.5986 Gary Ocock....................... 0.6003 Dana Andrus...................... 0.7818 Dave Blazzard................... 0.8430 George Lozano.................. 0.8473 Bob Brackney.................... 0.9047 Tom DeBacco.................... 0.9431

Small Group Lou Murdica....................... 0.376 Heavy Varmint Grand Chuck Miller.....................0.4148 Lou Murdica...................... 0.4694 Keith Cottrell.................... 0.4773 Gary Ocock....................... 0.4928 Joe Pipola........................ 0.5264 Dana Andrus...................... 0.5621 Dave Blazzard................... 0.5674 Bob Brackney.................... 0.6102 George Lozano.................. 0.6156 Dan Sutton....................... 0.6684 Two-Gun Keith Cottrell...................0.3862 Lou Murdica...................... 0.3965 Chuck Miller..................... 0.4093 Gary Ocock....................... 0.4263 Dave Blazzzard.................. 0.4805 Bob Brackney.................... 0.4819 Dana Andrus...................... 0.4839 Stephen Everson................ 0.5123 Joe Pipola........................ 0.5213 Dan Sutton....................... 0.5224 George Lozano.................. 0.5451 Gene Deloney.................... 0.5787 William Marsh.................... 0.5975 Scott Smith...................... 0.6528 Tom DeBacco.................... 0.6624 Hector Elias, Jr.................. 0.6685 Larry White...................... 0.6809 Ed Maxwell....................... 0.6878 Greg Evanson.................... 1.0649 Don Carter....................... 1.1539 Hank Henss....................... 1.2887

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Gary Ocock Wins Visalia Invitational The Visalia Invitational is a two day unlimited five shot match which is the last match of the year for the Visalia Benchrest shooters. This match is held in October when the conditions are good and usually produce some very nice aggregates. This year the conditions were almost perfect for the twenty four shooters that attended the match. The temperature was cool and the winds were mild and sometimes the flags did not move. On day 1, the 100 yard match was won by Gary Ocock with a .1602 aggregate. Gary also won the small group trophy with a .066 screamer. George Lozano placed second with a .1832 aggregate. Dave Woodward shot a .1894 for third place. Moving out to 200 yards Gary Ocock got serious and put together a nice .1587 aggregate to win the first place trophy. The small group trophy was won by Mel Iwatsubo shooting a .144 screamer with a bag gun. A.1807 aggregate won the second place trophy for Dennis Thornbury, Lawrence Weisdorn placed third with a .1885 agg. After winning both the 100 and 200 yard matches, it’s no surprise who won the first place trophy for the grand. Gary Ocock ended day 1 with a .1594 grand aggregate for his win and also set a new range record. George Lozano shot a .2000 to win the second place trophy, in third place was David Woodward with a .2035, fourth place was taken by Dennis Thornbury’s .2042 and in fifth place with a .2131 was Lawrence Weisdorn. On day 2, I don’t know what Gary Ocock had for breakfast but it sure helped his shooting. Gary shot four screamers in a row and a one on his fifth target for a .1088 aggregate for the first place trophy and a new range record. Imagine shooting four screamers and not winning the small group trophy. The small group trophy went to Joe Stanovich with a .067 screamer. Joe also won the second place trophy with a .1374 aggregate. Chuck Miller shot five one’s to take the third place trophy with a .1464. One of the local shooters took over the 200 yard match, Marty Childers won the first place trophy shooting a .1649 aggregate. Marty also won the small group trophy with a .192 screamer. John Verhagen took the second place trophy

with a .1984 aggregate. Jim Nicolas shot a .2102 aggregate for the third place trophy. The Day 2 Grand Aggregate first place trophy was won by Gary Ocock. Gary shot another fine aggregate a .1620 for first place. Joe Stanovich placed second with a .1982, a .2030 took third place for Chuck Miller, Francis Lee was fourth with a .2048 and fifth place was won by Marty Childers shooting a ..2054. Gary Ocock had a great weekend of shooting, winning three out of the four yardages and both Grand aggregates. Gary Ocock won the two gun first place trophy with a great two day .1607 aggregate. George Lozano won the second place trophy with a .2048 aggregate, a .2080 aggregate by Dennis Thornbury took third place, Francis Lee shot a .2141 for forth place and in fifth place with a .2157 aggregate was Joe Stanovich. There was a lot of fine shooting done during the weekend and congratulations to all the winners. Unlimited 100-Yards Day 1 Gary Ocock......................0.1088 Joe Stanovich.................... 0.1374 Chuck Miller..................... 0.1464 Lawrence Weisdorn............. 0.1498 George Lozano.................. 0.1684 Francis Lee....................... 0.1856 Jim Nicolas....................... 0.2016 Dan Lutke........................ 0.2054 Dan Capps........................ 0.2088 Dennis Thornbury............... 0.2104 Unlimited 200-Yards Day 2 Marty Childers..................0.1649 John Verhagen................... 0.1984 Jim Nicolas....................... 0.2102 Dennis Thornbury............... 0.2133 Gary Ocock....................... 0.2152 Francis Lee....................... 0.2239 David Woodward................ 0.2442 Dan Capps........................ 0.2442 Gary Sinclair..................... 0.2458 George Lozano.................. 0.2506 Unlimited 100-Yards Day 1 Gary Ocock......................0.1602 George Lozano.................. 0.1832 David Woodward................ 0.1894 Francis Lee....................... 0.2078 Gary Sinclair..................... 0.2126 Norm Jeffery.................... 0.2196 Marty Childers................... 0.2234 Dennis Thornbury............... 0.2278 Paul Garin........................ 0.2320

by Bill Mellor

Lawrence Weisdorn............. 0.2378 Unlimited 200-Yards Day 2 Gary Ocock......................0.1587 Dennis Thornbury............... 0.1807 Lawrence Weisdorn............. 0.1885 Joe Stanovich.................... 0.1964 Chuck Miller..................... 0.2083 Dan Lutke........................ 0.2119 Jim Nicolas....................... 0.2164 George Lozano.................. 0.2168 David Woodward................ 0.2176 Paul Garin........................ 0.2187 Unlimited Grand Day 1 Gary Ocock......................0.1620 Joe Stanovich.................... 0.1982 Chuck Miller..................... 0.2030 Francis Lee....................... 0.2048 Marty Childers................... 0.2054 Jim Nicolas....................... 0.2059 George Lozano.................. 0.2095 Dennis Thornbury............... 0.2119 John Verhagen................... 0.2237 Dan Capps........................ 0.2265 Unlimited Grand Day 2 Gary Ocock......................0.1594 George Lozano.................. 0.2000 David Woodward................ 0.2035 Dennis Thornbury............... 0.2042 Lawrence Weisdorn............. 0.2131 Francis Lee....................... 0.2236 Paul Garin........................ 0.2254 Gary Sinclair..................... 0.2315 Joe Stanovich.................... 0.2331 Dan Capps........................ 0.2334 Unlimited 100-200 Grand Gary Ocock......................0.1607 George Lozano.................. 0.2048 Dennis Thornbury............... 0.2080 Francis Lee....................... 0.2141 Joe Stanovich.................... 0.2157 David Woodward................ 0.2193 Jim Nicolas....................... 0.2228 Dan Capps........................ 0.2300 Chuck Miller..................... 0.2318 Lawrence Weisdorn............. 0.2321 Paul Garin........................ 0.2336 Gary Sinclair..................... 0.2417 Norm Jeffery.................... 0.2459 Dan Lutke........................ 0.2491 Don Nielson...................... 0.2505 Bill Mellor........................ 0.2593 John Verhagen................... 0.2659 Duke Rovarino................... 0.2675 Marge Garin...................... 0.2840 Russ Hessey...................... 0.2860 Tom Price......................... 0.2907 Mel Iwatsubo..................... 0.3169

January, 2014 Precision Rifleman Visalia Invitational Equipment List Name Action Scope Barrel Gunsmith Stocker Gary Ocock Marsh B&L Krieger Ocock Young Joe Stanovich Panda March Krieger Ocock Ocock Chuck Miller Panda Leupold Bartlein Miller Miller Francis Lee BAT B&L Krieger Iwatsubo Hasecuster Marty Childers BAT Weaver Krieger Ocock Young George Lozano BAT Leupold Krieger Ocock Young David Woodward BAT Leupold Bartlein Nielson Kessler Dennis Thornbury BAT March Krieger Neilson Young Lawrence Weisdorn BAT March Krieger Sosenko Mattingly *All shooters used 6ppc caliber and Lapua cases.

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Nick Marino Wins at SWLA VFS by Wayne Bengston October 20th was our last VFS match for the year. We had a good turnout and the weather was great with mild winds from the south around 1 to 3 mph during the 100 yd match. Nine of the thirteen shooters stayed clean through the 100 yd match with Dale Metzer shooting a 250-21X to take 1st place, Rodney Landry a 250-19X to take 2nd and Mike Louwein taking 3rd with a 250 19X. During the 200 yd match in the afternoon the wind picked up a bit and became very switchy with a little mirage thrown in. Ray Perry and Larry Tilley tied the 200 yd match with scores of 249-4X. However, Ray won 1st place with the tie breaker pushing Larry to 2nd place and Nick Marino taking third with a 248 7X. With all scores added up for the Grand Ag. Nick Marino took first place with a 498-24X, Michael Louwein took 2nd with a 498-23X and Larry Tilley took 3rd with a 498-20X. Congratulations gentlemen, good shooting. VFS 100-Yards Dale Metzger................... 250-21X Rodney Landry.................. 250-19X Michael Louwein............... 250-19X Renard Alexander.............. 250-17X Nick Marino..................... 250-17X Mike Guillot..................... 250-17X Kenny Kuperman............... 250-15X Rollin Beeson................... 250-14X Wayne Bengston................ 250-13X Carroll Green................... 249-18X Larry Tilley...................... 249-16X Bobby Ayo....................... 249-14X Ray Perry........................ 246-15X VFS 200-Yards Ray Perry........................249-4X Name Dale Metzger Nick Marino Michael Louwien Larry Tilley Kenny Kupperman Rollin Beeson Mike Guillot Renard Alexander Rodney Landry Carroll Green Wayne Bengton Bobby Ayo Ray Perry

SWLA Winners L-R: Dale Metzger, Mike Louwein, Mike Guillot, Rodney Landry, Larry Tilley, Nick Marino (Grand Ag Winner) and Ray Perry Larry Tilley....................... 249-4X Nick Marino...................... 248-7X Michael Louwein................ 248-5X Kenny Kuperman................ 247-8X Rollin Beeson.................... 246-6X Wayne Bengston................. 246-4X Renard Alexander............... 246-2X Bobby Ayo........................ 245-8X Dale Metzger..................... 245-6X Carroll Green.................... 245-4X Rodney Landry................... 244-7X Mike Guillot...................... 238-9X Grand Aggregate Nick Marino..................... 498-24X

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Michael Louwein............... Larry Tilley...................... Kenny Kuperman............... Rollin Beeson................... Renard Alexander.............. Wayne Bengston................ Dale Metzger.................... Ray Perry........................ Rodney Landry.................. Carroll Green................... Bobby Ayo....................... Mike Guillot.....................

Club Gulf Coast Regional VFS Equipment List October Stocker Scope Case Powder Robertson March10X50 NA H4198/34.0 NA Leupold NA Norma McMillan Night Force 42 Lapua H4198/34.4 McMillan Leupold Lapua H4198/34.4 TMBR Nightforce12x42 Lapua H4198/34.1 Kelby Leupold 40 Lapua H4198/33.8 Robertson NF Variable Lapua H4198/34.4 Kelby Leupold/40 NA H4198/34.2 McMillan 36x NA H4198 McMillan Night Force NA T-32 Robertson Leupold 45x Lapua H4198/34.4 McMillan Night Force NA H4198/NA McMillan NF Variable Lapua H4198/34.5

20, 2013 Bullet/wt Cheek/112 Cheek/115 Conley's/116 10X/125 10X/115 BIB/118 BIB/118 R Council/118 10X 115 BIB/118 Conley's/116 BIB's/118 10 X/116

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Tomball is Back In Business!

Make sure to check the calendar on page 16 and make arrangements to join up with the Pullum brothers for a return of the Tomball matches.

2014 Matches

Your Regional Directors have been hard at work getting match agreements back signed and sent in to me to publish for you. If you haven’t already, please give them a helping hand and sign and return those match agreements as soon as feasible so I can get

these dates published for you. Thanks so much for your help.

Next Issue

Not to many matches are scheduled during the winter months with the exception of our southern clubs. As I receive match data, I will publish it in the first available magazine. In the

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meantime, to keep your attention, the focus will be on articles. Look forward to February’s issue which will cover an article entitled, “Ask The Pros” from Patrick Kennedy seeking advice across the disciplines from those in the know. See you next month! --Audrey Brown

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Ranges, Clubs, and Contacts ER—Eastern Region Camillus Sportsmens Club

5801 Devoe Road, Camillus, NY 13031 Club phone: 315 672-8331 www.camillussportsmensclub.com Contact: Gerald Malerba 315 458-0792 5932 East Pinegrove Rd, Cicero, NY 13039 gmalerba@verizon.net

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 PO Box 128, Holton, MI 49425 www.holtongunandbowclub.com 231 821-9608 GPS: N43 23.742 W86 05.2566 Contact: Connie Wyant 231 821-2994 7918 Holton Road, Holton, MI 49425 sissy620@comcast.net Alternate: Arlene Inman 616 581-8406 5854 Adams, Twin Lake, MI 49457 adeanie@comcast.net

Isabella County Sportsmans Club

Corner of Winn & Millbrook Roads PO Box 383, Winn, MI 48896 www.isabellacountysportsmansclub.com Contact: Harry Ross 989 239-2738 3625 South Summerton Rd Mt Pleasant, MI 48858 heross@charter.net

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

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

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

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

Contact Pete Eisele 307 217- 1155

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

MV—Mississippi Valley Aurora Sportsmen’s Club

www.aurorasc.org GPS: N41.75038 W88.79677 Contact: Allison Hartman 773 324-5539 PO Box 414, Aurora, IL 60507 office@aurorasc.org

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

Columbus Sportsman’s Assn

W10924 Bryer Road, Columbus, WI 53925 www.csa12.com Contact Terry Balding 608 577-5193 1777 W Main St #203, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 tabalding@gmail.com

Tomball Gun Club

Van Dyne Sportsmen’s Club

NC—North Central Region

NW—Northwest Region

Contact: Dwayne Pullum at 281 684-9004 or Richard Pullum at richardpullum@embarqmail.com

Buffalo Outdoor Rifle Club

462 N Burritt, Buffalo, WY 82834

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

Wenatchee Benchrest Club

2800 #2 Canyon Rd, Wenatchee, WA

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Ranges, Clubs, and Contacts www.wenrrc.org, zaccs@televar.com Contact: Dan Zaccanti 509 733-1003

Rogue Valley Shooting Sports Assn

6900 Kershaw Blvd, White City, OR 97502 Contact: Phil Grammatica 714 749-7216 philgrammatica@yahoo.com

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: Rick DeGroat 509 308-7213 or 509 396-3166 rem10x308@aol.com

Whittecar Rifle & Pistol Range

578 Blodgett View Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 www.whittecarrange.com 406 363-7078 Contact: Jeff Jetter 406 777-5326 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

SE—Southeast Region Brock’s Gap Training Center

River Bend Gun Club

988 River Bend Gun Club Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 770 876-2351 www.rbgc.org GPS: N34 20.198 W84 14.819 Contact: Jim Andress Group/Score 3605 Blackwell Run, Marietta, GA 30066 jim@precisionrifles.co, benchrest@rbc.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 LRKuse@juno.com Contact:Ronald Shultz - Hunter/VFS 913 557-9879

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

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

Okie Shooters Range

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

Ouachita Sportsmen’s Assn

Manatee Gun & Archery Club

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

Contact: Ed Adams 505 401-5071 7923 Victoria Dr NW, Albuquerque NM 87120 trished5@comcast.net

SW—Southwest Region Arizona Benchrest Shooters

4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086 GPS: N33 27 12.22 W112 37 12.20 Contact: Art Clegg 623 878-4979 6210 W Mescal St, Glendale, AZ 85304 ahclegg@cox.net

Central Utah Benchrest

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

Desert Sportsman Rifle Club

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

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 5017 Pleasant View Dr, Sparks, NV 89434 775 356-5850 (h) or 775 742-1153 (c) nevadaswa@aol.com

Sahuaro 1000-Yard Benchrest

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

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

Sloughhouse Benchrest Shooters

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

Visalia Sportsman Association

Rio Grande Benchrest Shooters

GPS: N 35.084129 W 106.648628 16001 Shooting Range Access Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87124 Contact: Ed Adams 505 401-5071 7923 Victoria Dr NW, Albuquerque NM 87120 trished5@comcast.net

Whittington Center

34025 US 64, Raton, NM 87740 575 445-3615 www.nrawc.org

www.sloughhousebenchrest.com Contact: Craig St Claire - Long Range bluto63@cwo.com or 209 744-2274 Contact: Greg Wilson - Short Range 415 342-4867 wfcustom@comcast.net Contact: Dan Ludke - Short Range 408 241-9759 lutke5@sbcglobal.net

7398 Avenue 328, Visalia, CA 93291 599 651-3063 www.visaliasportsmans.com Contact: Dennis Thornbury 559 432-4401 PO Box 105, Visalia, CA 93279 559 280-6243 gunhandler@gmail.com

EU—European Region Benchrest Dolomiti

Via Alemagna 1/a, Dobbiaco, Italy 39034 info@alpenfuchs.it Contact: Americo Angaran at americo.angaran@gmail.com

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* Flash * NBRSA News * Flash * NBRSA News * Flash * NBRSA News * Message from the President President Dennis Thornbury extends warmest wishes to all of our members for a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2014 shooting season. Let’s make this the best year ever!

Welcome 2013 New Members With the busy shooting season over for 2013, we would like to recognize our new members who have joined the ranks of NBRSA’s shooters during the year. We welcome them and are glad to count them amongst our great many members. Welcome aboard ladies and gentlemen. Let the fun begin! James Miller Eastern Michael Rosenswie Eastern Jerald Miller Eastern George Saito Eastern Jeffery Gates Eastern Paul Vobecky Eastern David Regula Eastern Joseph Forcucci Eastern Craig Rowe Eastern Larry Aldy Eastern Kyle Nicol Eastern Joe Freeman Eastern Melinda Armstrong Eastern Jeff Peinhardt Eastern Wyatt Peinhardt Eastern Robert Fairbanks Eastern Wyatt Fox Eastern Blase Brunner Eastern Bruce LaChapelle Eastern William Wilson Eastern Troy Trabacchi Eastern Scott Miller Eastern Henry Miller Eastern Michael Huff Eastern John Myers Eastern John Krinn Eastern Albert Clark Eastern Dewey Hancock Eastern Brian Black Eastern Roy Horton Eastern Mike Hollenbaugh Eastern Americo Angaran European Phillip Mason Gulf Coast Jon Meddings Gulf Coast Stephen Downie Gulf Coast JC Lee Gulf Coast Ron Sewell Gulf Coast Matt Holcomb Gulf Coast

Addison Holcomb Randy Upton William Sparks Carl Landers Christine Fritsch Ryan Wingate James Hoffpauir Gary Britton Matt Harris Rob Johnson Mark Watkin Mark Smith Lynn Gibson Jim Thompson Don Ewin Peter Haxell Kevin Thompson Muriel Hensley Ron Hensley Colin Shanks Larry White Andrew Loker John Mitchel Amanda Lax Hayden Miller Phillip Sheldon Robert Anderson Bradley Apple Stacy Wheelbarger Brent Lipelt Kenneth Stone Ken Johnson Cole Kepler Rick Burgin Ron Powell Jerry Schilling Paul Hilgedick Damon Call Mark Thompson Tim Gonnerman Steve Grosvenor Lathem Hodges Tom Gollob, Jr Billy Brown Victor Thomas Richard Suffridge Larry Darling Greg Rogers Keith Woodworth Ryan Lienemann Robert Lunder Dan Norgrove John Johnston Canada Cummins Austin Donnelly James Silverton

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Regional Directors Eastern Region

Staff Exp 2014

Jack Neary 6204 Wild Oak Dr, North Olmstead, OH 44070 H: 440 716-0600 C: 336 542-8711 jrneary@hotmail.com

Gulf Coast Region

Officers Dennis Thornbury, President 1114 S McAuliff St Visalia, CA 93292 H: 559 732-4401 C: 559 280 6243 gunhandler@gmail.com Term Expires 2014 Don Nielson, Vice President 20456 Hart St, Winnetka, CA 91306 H: 818 883-5866 pkin@sbcglobal.net Term Expires 2014 John Horn, Financial Officer 924 Peterson Rd South Iowa Park, TX 76367-7237 C: 940 636-9984 Term Expires 2014 John.Horn44@gmail.com

Committees World Records Committee: Group Gene Bukys, Chairman 2111 Silver Moon Trail Crosby, TX 77532 281 324-2605 egb243@msn.com Kent Harshman, Committee Member Ron Hoehn, Committee Member Lowell Frei, Committee Member World Records Committee: Score David Halblom, Chairman 4315 Ashby Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310 DavidHalblom-BugTyer@att.net 515 556-5833 Dan Zaccanti, Committee Member Larry Kuse, Committee Member Rich Carpenter, Committee Member International Representative Wayne Campbell 264 Benchrest Ln, Concord, VA 24538 H: 434 993-9201 C: 434 665-2066 wcppc@icloud.com Varmint For Score Representative (Southwest Region) Keith Myers 702 217-3591 keithmyers@yahoo.com Long Range Measuring Committee Karl Hunstiger, Chairman 602 971-4400 wfo13@aol.com

Mississippi Valley Region Exp 2014

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

Exp 2015

Terry Meyer PO Box 52 Thornton, IA 50479 H: 641 998-2860 C: 641 425-3397 tdmeyer6ppc@gmail.com North Central Alternate Rodney Brown PO Box 7218, Sheridan, WY 82801 C: 303 378-6085 rbrown@vanaire.net

Mid-Continent Region

Exp 2015

Butch Fjoser 7 Summerfield St, Woodward, OK 73801 C: 580 334-2643 W: 580 254-9764 butchsguns@att.net

North West Region

Exp 2015

Dan Zaccanti 1542 Tacoma Ave, Bridgeport, WA 98813 C: 509 733-1003 zaccs@televar.com North West Alternate Paul Holland PO Box 1498, Big Fork, MT 59911 406 837-5583 plumbing@centurytel.net

South East Region

Exp 2014

South West Region

Exp 2014

Wayne Campbell 264 Benchrest Ln Concord, VA 24538 H: 434 993-9201 C: 434 665-2066 wcppc@icloud.net Tom Libby 74056 Aster Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92260-2653 B: 760 341-7335 C: 760 774-5256 tomnbrsa@outlook.com

European Region

Philippe Riboulet 126 Avenue De La Timone 13010 Marseille, France priboulet@hotmail.fr

Business Manager, NBRSA Editor, Precision Rifleman Magazine Advertising Sales Contact Audrey Brown PO Box 6770, Sheridan, WY 82801 W: 307 655-7415 C: 307 217-1966 nbrsa.manager@gmail.com

Exp 2015

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

North Central Region

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Legal Representation

Elliot Law Office Al Elliott, 325 387-3529 albertelliott@mail.com

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Publisher: NBRSA, Inc. Printed By: Lithotech, Phoenix, AZ 85009 Advertising, Classifieds & Membership: Audrey Brown, Editor 307 655-7415 Precision Rifleman (ISSN 1061950X) is published monthly by NBRSA Inc PO Box 6770 3647 US Hwy 87 Sheridan, WY 82801 Phone: 307 655-7415 Email: nbrsa.manager@gmail.com for the benefit of its members. Membership dues is $60 per year US of which $40 is designated for a magazine subscription. Canadian postage add $25/ year. All other International postage add $60/year. For Membership inquiries call 307 655-7415. Copyright 2013, National Bench Rest Shooters Association. All rights reserved except where expressly waived. Periodicals Class Postage paid at Sheridan, WY & additional offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Precision Rifleman, PO Box 6770, Sheridan, WY 82801.

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New KLP BR stock is a lot like a Scoville stock. The KLP features 1" forearm sidewalls, carbon fiber material and 24 ounces.

New Sako ejector ready Panda action. Available in micro port or standard port.


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