Well, the weather was still trying to persuade us to stay indoors and not try and shoot our May match. Temps in the low 50’s, mist to rain, low visibility and lousy conditions down range made our very hard-earned scores seem low. Seventeen shooters went to the line and proceeded to come up with new names for targets and conditions as their visions of cleaning the banks got dashed relay after relay.
In the end, Paolo Amedeo won the match with a 21 in the iron sight category and Brian Chilson won the scope category with a 32. Very good shooting by both with the conditions we dealt with that day. Our next shoot is the Super Shoot, which if fate has anything to do with the shooting sports, it will be 90 deg and 90% humidity with a switching mirage that is in high gear that day.
2018 Match Schedule
June 16 SUPER SHOOT
This page was last updated: June 18, 2018
REGISTRATION AND ELIGIBILITY:
$20.00 match fee (Super Shoot $25.00). NRA Classification books will be available for $13.00. - CHECKS PAYABLE TO "Shippensburg Black Powder Cartridge Match"
Competition is open to all but the number of competitors is limited by range capacity, which is 64 shooters (4 relays), except for the March and October matches, which is 48 shooters (3 relays). Pre-registered shooters' slots will be held until 8:20 on match day, then assigned chronologically to anyone on the pre-registration waiting list, then opened to non pre-registered shooters on a first come, first served basis.
All current NRA Blackpowder Silhouette rules will apply. Any jury decision will be final.
Current NRA Blackpowder Silhouette classifications will be used.
RANGE OPENS 7:30 a.m. for PRACTICE. Inclement weather or poor visibility may delay the opening.
Shooting positions will be drawn at 8:15 a.m.
MANDATORY Competitors' Meeting at 8:40 a.m. Match will commence at 9:00 a.m. Range closed the Friday immediately preceding the match for range preparation until 12:00 noon or until setup is complete.
CHECK-IN and RELAY SELECTION for competitors begins 7:00 a.m. match day.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED
(but it does help the match run smoother).
Competitors knocking down all 10 animals will be permitted an attempt at "Long Run" records based on current NRA Rules. Pigs will always be shot after the match.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Overall Winners and to the individual Class winners. Additional awards may be given depending on the number of entries in each class. If there are fewer than 3 entries in a class the class will be merged with the next higher class. The High Overall winner is not eligible for a class award. The value of the cash prize and number of awards given are dependent on the number of entries in each class.
Clubhouse will be open.
Bring your own food and beverage. (Drinking water may not be potable.)
Restrooms and phone (for emergency use -- 717-530-9533), are available in the clubhouse.
10 chickens @ 200 meters - offhand
10 pigs @ 300 meters - any position
10 turkeys @ 385 meters - any position
10 rams @ 500 meters - any position
For additional information contact the Match Director: