.22 Bench Rest Match Results
What a great Saturday it was at PHA! Cool temperatures, no wind, and 10 friends to shoot the BR match. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year to shoot.
In my 40 years of competitive shooting in state, regional and national matches, I have seen and shot with a lot of extraordinary shooters, but I have to say, that we have three shooters that can hold their own against anyone. Tom, Vince & Paul are shooting at a very high level of competition with only the "X" count separating the three from first place to third.
Last month my spotting scope fogged up and luckily enough a good friend, Charlie Christian, was there. I asked Charlie if he would spot for me. I told him if I shot 5 rounds out of the X ring to tell me
(the X ring is only 3/8 of an inch on a 23 target) so I wouldn't waste anymore match ammunition. He told me after 10 shots that I could quit. These guys are that good! You can only miss the X ring just so many times. I think the only way I can catch up with these guys is to make it mandatory that everyone shoots Remington Thunderbolt ammunition next year.
We had two new shooters to come out Saturday, Mitchell & Wayne. Wayne has been coming out the last two matches to observe. He finally made a decision to jump-in and went to the
Gun Store in Lexington and met with Charlie. Charlie fixed him up with a rifle, scope & bags. Wayne ended up placing third in the factory gun class in his first match. Congratulations Wayne!
This season is quickly coming to an end. Our last match is today, Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.
Open Class - 80 yards - David Motsinger 250/17X, Suhl M150
Sporter Class - 50 yards - Vince Swicegood 249/13X Winchester 52D
Factory Class - 50 yards - Paul Brinkman 250/13X CZ457
2nd place Al Lastra 249/7X CZ457
3rd place Wayne Dodson 249/6X CZ457
Open Site Class - 50 yards - First place tie -- Vince Swicegood 300/25X Winchester 52D
Paul Brinkman 300/25X Anschutz54
3rd Place - Tom Whitlow 300/23X Remington 40X
The prestigious Harbor Freight award goes to Vince, Al & Tom.