Airgunners of Arizona August FT match report

August 16, 2008 – Rocky Park, AZ

What a day for field target! It rained to beat the band the night before, and everything was wet this morning. Talking with Greg Frostad, who drove over from New Mexico last night, he stated the storm was “interesting”, and provided a great light show. In any case, things were moist but not a detriment. The ladies that decided not to come, for whatever reason, really missed a great day. It started out cloudy and threatening, with some light rain early on, that transcended into a bit of breeze and then miraculously, brilliant blue sky and puffy cumulous clouds, and comfortable temps…..for August in Arizona!

Nine guys showed up to play, with 3 coming from CA (Vince, Eddie, and Larry) and 1 coming from NM (Greg, who brought along his 4 year old son, Odin, aka: Mr. Personality). Amongst them were 3 new shooters, one of which was my son! Everyone had a great time, and I saw something that I have never experienced before; a perfect score being shot!!!

Bobby Corcorran cleaned the 48 target course, with Vince Pacheco only one point behind. This month we had 8 lanes with 3 targets per lane and some interesting target placements. The farthest was 48, but the closest was about 8 yards; a spider web with a 3/8” kill zone. Personally, I had no idea where to hold on that one. Bobby, on the other hand, lit up the scoreboard with his blistering performance. Vince’s 47 was no slouch either, as he is getting ready to depart for Ireland to represent the U.S. in the world championships. We wish him and the other 3 team members a safe trip, good time, good shooting, good fellowship, and a safe return.

The 3 new shooters did admirable, with my son shooting airgun for the first time ever. I am grateful to my daughter-in-law for allowing him to come along with me. We had a great time! Of course I shot a terrible score due to forgetting to turn my elevation knob correctly toward the end of the match. Turned out I was a whole revolution off. I thought I knew better than that. (Note to self: bang head against wall to knock some sense into it)

Sorry for no pictures this month, but hopefully next month. Here are the match results:

August 2008 Field Target Match Results

Place Shooter Score/48 Class Gun Scope Pellet
1 Bobby Corcorran 48 PCP Theoben Rapid Bushnell 6-24 CPH
2 Vince Pacheco 47 PCP USFT Hunter Bushnell 8-32 JSBEH
3 Steve Montgomery 42 PCP USFT Bushnell 8-32 JSBEH
4 Greg Frostad 40 PCP FX Tarantula Tasco 36 JSBEH
5 Eddie Olguin 40 PCP AA S400 Leapers 8-24 Beeman 7.7
6 Larry Nelson 38 PCP Daystate Timberwolf Bushnell 8-32 JSBEH
7 Larry Braun 16 PCP BAM50 Bushnell 6-24 CPH
1 Mark Kauffman 16 Piston AA TX200 Bushnell 6-24 JSBE
2 Marshall Kauffman 7 Piston Beeman R9 Simmons 6.5-20 Beeman 8.6

Next month we will partake of Ron and Bonni Jo’s hospitality at their ranch just east of Flagstaff. We are destined once again to have a great time. Hope to see you there.

Respectfully submitted,
Mark Kauffman
Sec, Airgunners of Arizona