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  THE ARIZONA BASED SITE FOR BLACKPOWDER CARTRIDGE RIFLE SHOOTERS.

           BPCR SILHOUETTE-CREEDMOOR-MID RANGE

                                                                       

                         (UPDATED 4/19/2016

***RESULTS FROM THE APRIL SILHOUETTE AND MID-RANGE MATCHES ON RESULTS PAGE***

                     ***RESULTS FROM THE 1000 YARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS***

 Eron Ahmer (center) the 1000 Yard World Champion.  Mark Schuenke (right) was 2nd Overall.                          Bryan Youngberg (left) was 3rd Overall

Daily match and trophy winners. L to R  Sherman Brownlee, Eric Halter, Orville Loomer, Ray Hanson, Don Johnson, John Venhous, Bryan Youngberg, Zack Taylor (kneeling) Eron Ahmer, Mark Schuenke, Robert Garibay (standing),Cliff Gregg, Gayle Boyle, Jason Porter, Jerry Pitts, Dave Gullo.

To All:
The word that was used by most to describe the 1st Annual 1000 Yard Championships was “civilized”.
No more loading and unloading your equipment to move to another yard line. Just unload in the morning, set up your EZ-UP awning and lawn chairs put out your shooting mat and sticks and enjoy a nice day shooting your Black Powder Target Rifle with your friends.
The Wickenburg Junior Rifle Team provided us with target pullers so there would be no more driving to the pits to pull targets which really cut down the overall time for the match.
We started shooting every morning at 8:00 and after everyone had three relays at 1000 yards we finished right on time at 2:00.
While the match format may have been “civilized” the conditions were brutal!
The mornings were cool for the first relays each day but the shadows caused by the low angle of the sun were prominent behind the targets causing problems for the iron sight shooters being able to acquire the target. Also contributing to the visual problem for the first two days was a pretty strong headwind blowing. The combination of shadows and watering eyes made the first couple of relays pretty tough and the scores reflected that. As the day progressed and the ground heated up, the shadows were replaced by a strong mirage which made the target numbers hard to see which contributed to those dreaded crossfires.
As always, there are a certain number of competitors who seem to be able to rise above it all and perform well in spite of the conditions.
For day one it was Eron Ahmer followed by Chip Mate and Cliff Gregg. Eron was in another zone though as his 247-1X was almost 15 points above the other two.
Day two it was Mark Schuenke’s turn to show everyone that he didn’t come all the way from Wisconsin with his partner Cliff Gregg for nothing.
Mark shot an outstanding 259-6X for the win with his spotter Cliff second with a 256-2X and very “close behind” in 3rd place was Wyoming’s famous sheep herder, Bryan Youngberg with a 255-3X.
Day three would determine who would be crowned the World Champion 1000 Yard Shooter.
Mr. Consistency, Eron Ahmer, after shooting 247s on the first two days stepped it up a notch to a 255-2X on Sunday giving him an aggregate total of 749-5X and the match win.
2nd Overall went to Lodi, Wisconsin’s match director Mark Schuenke with an aggregate 727-12X.
In 3rd Overall was Bryan Youngberg with a 712-6X who finished in a dead heat tie with Colorado’s Jason Porter. The tie was broken by the high score on the last day and unfortunately for Jason he lost the tie breaker by 1-X! Jason did earn the trophy for 1st Master shooter.
We also had a dead heat tie for the top Super Senior Shooter and that tie was also determined by the high score for the Sunday match.
John Venhouse prevailed for the Super Senior win over Jason Porter’s shooting partner Klaus Schattleitner. Both John and Klaus shot 654-4Xs but John’s Sunday score of 228-1X bested Klaus’ 224-2X.
The top Expert shooter Gayle Boyle also took home the trophy for the top woman shooter. Another Idaho resident, Don Johnson, was the recipient of the 2nd Place Expert trophy.
Another Idaho resident, Jerry Pitts, made his trip worthwhile by taking home the trophy for the combined Marksman/Sharpshooter class.
Based on the comments heard while we all lounged in the shade behind the shooting line between relays while sipping on cold drinks, I think the new match format was a success.
Just to make sure though, I sent out an email to everyone asking for your comments on the match. I hope all that attended will take the time to return the email with any suggestions for improvements.
As always I couldn’t make any of this happen without help from others.
Again I want to thank my Carolyn for her excellent job of providing us with an enjoyable dinner while we held our prize drawing on Saturday. Additionally, we couldn’t hold a prize drawing without the donations from those that supported our match. I’ve included a list of contributors following the equipment list in this post.
I also want to thank Greg Burri from Nebraska who did an excellent job of running the line for us as well as Rick Grey and Ross McCollum for their help preparing the targets.
My hope for this match was that we could all still enjoy competing against our friends and at the same time add to our comfort level a little bit.
I think that’s what you call “civilized”.
Thanks for attending, see you next year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
COMPETITOR CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL OVERALL AWARD
ERON AHMER M 86-0X 82-0X 79-1X 247-1X 83-1X 82-0X 82-1X 247-2X 89-1X 82-0X 84-1X 255-2X 749-5X M/WINNER
MARK SCHUENKE M 80-1X 72-1X 68-0X 220-2X 89-3X 93-2X 77-1X 259-6X 88-1X 84-1X 76-2X 248-4X 727-12X 2ND OVERALL
BRYAN YOUNGBERG M 84-1X 65-0X 64-0X 213-1X 94-1X 86-1X 75-1X 255-3X 91-2X 74-0X 798-0X 244-2X 712-6X 3RD OVERALL
JASON PORTER M 86-1X 81-1X 62-1X 229-3X 76-1X 85-1X 78-0X 239-2X 87-1X 82-0X 75-0X 244-1X 712-6X 1ST MASTER
ROBT. GARIBAY M 75-0X 74-0X 71-0X 220-0X 80-1X 82-1X 84-3X 246-5X 93-3X 73-1X 79-0X 245-4X 711-9X 2ND MASTER
CLIFF GREGG M 87-1X 84-0X 61-0X 232-1X 87-1X 77-0X 92-1X 256-2X 89-1X 71-0X 55-1X 215-2X 703-5X 3RD MASTER
DAVE GULLO M 74-1X 79-0X 65-0X 218-1X 83-0X 77-0X 77-2X 237-4X 85-1X 91-2X 70-0X 246-3X 701-8X  
ERIC HALTER M 90-3X 67-0X 62-0X 219-3X 85-0X 88-2X 77-0X 250-2X 89-1X 73-0X 64-0X 226-1X 695-6X  
RAY HANSON M 84-0X 46-0X 74-0X 204-0X 79-0X 83-1X 79-0X 241-1X 85-1X 80-0X 84-1X 249-2X 694-3X  
CHIP MATE M 56-0X 86-0X 91-2X 233-2X 86-2X 72-0X 74-0X 232-2X 79-0X 77-2X 38-1X 194-1X 659-5X  

JOHN VENHOUS M 76-1X 84-0X 53-0X 213-1X 75-1X 77-1X 61-0X 213-2X 75-0X 78-0X 75-1X 228-1X 654-4X HIGH S/SR.
K. SCHATTLEITNER M 63-1X 73-0X 61-0X 197-1X 74-1X 82-0X 77-0X 233-1X 79-0X 80-2X 65-0X 224-2X 654-4X  
ZACK TAYLOR M 79-0X 71-1X 74-0X 224-1X 65-1X 79-0X 70-0X 214-1X 72-0X 70-1X 60-0X 202-1X 640-3X TOP SPOTTER
JIMBO TERRY M 51-0X 76-1X 77-0X 204-1X 90-1X 67-0X 42-0X 199-1X 71-1X 80-0X 54-0X 205-1X 640-3X  
STEVE BALDWIN M 66-0X 83-1X 76-0X 225-1X 89-1X 68-1X 67-0X 224-2X 82-0X 69-1X 69-1X 232-2X 601-5X  
GLEN GIPSON M 42-0X 56-0X 50-0X 148-0X 79-0X 58-0X 69-0X 206-0X 71-0X 72-0X 57-1X 200-1X 554-1X  
K. WASSERBURGER M 32-0X 72-0X 50-0X 154-0X 45-0X 77-3X 72-1X 194-4X 87-3X 79-0X 39-1X 205-4X 553-8X  
RICK GREY M 84-0X 32-0X 51-0X 167-0X 82-2X 56-1X 47-0X 185-3X 73-0X 67-0X 56-0X 196-0X 548-3X  
JERRY PITTS MK/SS 67-0X 42-0X 54-0X 163-0X 59-0X 47-1X 60-1X 176-2X 88-0X 59-0X 58-0X 205-0X 544-2X 1ST MK/SS
DOUG FLEMING M 28-0X 35-0X 44-0X 107-0X 72-2X 70-2X 67-1X 209-4X 67-0X 79-3X 65-0X 211-4X 527-8X  
GAYLE BOYLE EX/WM 40-1X 47-0X 43-0X 130-1X 68-1X 75-0X 28-0X 171-1X 68-0X 62-0X 74-1X 204-1X 505-3X 1ST EX.WM.
DON JOHNSON EX 38-0X 0-0X 59-0X 97-0X 40-1X 72-1X 69-0X 181-2X 82-1X 72-0X 71-1X 225-2X 503-4X 2ND EXPERT
SHERMAN BROWNLEE EX 70-0X 50-0X 47-0X 167-0X 48-0X 44-0X 46-1X 138-1X 52-0X 78-1X 59-0X 189-1X 494-2X  
STEVE RHOADES M 34-0X 53-0X 24-0X 111-0X 78-0X 40-0X 52-1X 170-1X 64-3X 52-0X 66-0X 182-3X 465-4X  
TRENT LAWRENCE EX 42-0X DNF DNF 42-0X 78-1X 51-0X 61-0X 190-1X 87-1X 64-0X 65-0X 216-0X 448-1X  
KEN GOSE EX 64-0X 57-0X 40-0X 161-0X 64-0X 68-0X 65-2X 197-2X DNF 77-0X DNF 77-0X 433-2X  
CHRIS LIPPMANN MK/SS 32-0X 45-0X 53-0X 133-0X 57-0X 58-0X 13-0X 128-0X 52-0X 50-0X 45-0X 147-0X 408-0X  
BOB HITCHENS M 58-0X 53-0X 59-0X 170-0X 73-1X 72-2X DNF 145-3X DNF DNF DNF DNF 375-3X  
ROSS MCCOLLUM EX 36-0X 35-0X 47-0X 118-0X 40-0X 30-0X 53-1X 123-1X DNF DNF DNF DNF 241-1X  
ORVILLE LOOMER EX 47-0X 68-0X 71-0X 186-0X 52-0X 43-0X 32-0X 127-0X DNF DNF DNF DNF 241-0X  
PAUL HUARD EX 13-0X 41-0X 47-0X 101-0X DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 101-0X  

 

EQUIPMENT LIST

Eron Ahmer     Browning BPCR 45-70     Green Mt. Barrel   Baldwin Sights     

68 grs. 3F Swiss      Fed GM 150        BACO 535 gr.      Possum Innards Lube

.060 Poly Wad Patched with Oil/Water

 
Mark Schuenke Winchester High Wall 45-70    Green Mt.Barrel    MVA R/S

Distant Thunder F/S  BACO Money Bullet 536 gr.     69 gr. Swiss 1 ½

White Lightening Lube .060 Poly Wad     Patched W/MPro7

 
Bryan Youngberg              Shiloh 45-100      Shiloh Barrel       MVA Sights

Fed 210 Match        93 gr. Swiss 1 ½   P/Jones Money 538          White Lightening       Lube

.040 Poly/.030 Fiber Wad   Patched With Oil/Water

 
Jason Porter    Remington Hepburn 45-90              Krieger Barrell      Baldwin/Hoke

Fed 150         85 gr. Swiss 1 ½          BACO Money 560      Klaus Homemade      Lube

.060 Poly Wad        Patched Oil/Water

 
Robert Garibay        High Wall 45              Green Mt.   Hoke R/S  Parker Hale F/S

Fed Lg. Pistol          84 gr. Swiss 1 ½   P/Jones Money 540      Poly Wad

Patched Oil/Water

 
Cliff Gregg      Winchester 1885 45-90  Ron Smith Gain Twist     MVA F/S

Distant Thunder R/S  Fed GM 150        84 gr. Swiss 1 1/2       BACO Money 520 gr.

White Lightening      .060 Poly Wad     Patched Water/MPro7

 
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