Desoto Airgunnners May 9 Match Report

This Sunday afternoon was the final match of the season for DeSoto Airgunners. Our activities cease during the months of June July and August. It's just too darn hot here in SouthWest Florida for outdoor activity other than pool parties and kite flying at the beach.

We will resume our air rifle shooting on September 12th with our AnyThing Goes event. If you have an airgun of any type....bring it and shoot it. We'll have fun for shooters of every capability and nearly any type of air rifle.

Today's 46 shot Field Target match was held on Mothers Day and many regular shooters had family duties which trumped airgunning. (Next year buy mom an airgun) . Fortunately we had five shooters; one a complete new comer: Jim Getzen, who shot an outstanding score of 29 in his first ever match. This was all the more spectacular as Jim was shooting a new gun (HW50s) at only 9 ft/lb.s and with a 16X scope !

Also in attendance was Billy Liles from Tampa. We haven't seen Billy shoot for some time as he was recovering from illness. Billy took First Place in Piston Division! In Precharge Division, Roger Guilnette had the distinction of finishing in both First and Last Place as the only PCP shooter today. Roger was also the only shooter to get at least one kill on every target.

Conditions were a little tough with the temps soaring to the mid nineties. The Sun was quite strong and only occasional wind puffs and a few clouds provided a break on the lanes without tree cover. Pass the sunscreen please.

RESULTS:
PRECHARGE:
rifle
scope
pellet
score
Roger Guilnette
Steyr LG100HP
Nightforce 36
CPH
42
PISTON:
rifle
scope
pellet
score
Billy Liles
TX200
Elite 8-32
CPL
40
Ron Zeman
TX200SR
Burris 8-32
FTS
37
Dick Otten
TX200
Nightforce 36
JSB Exact
35
Jim Getzen
HW50S
CenterPoint 4-16
CPL
29