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UPDATED 10/17/2016

OCTOBER BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:We’ve had the whole summer off!I don’t know about you but I didn’t miss shooting in the heat one bit.
But it’s October and there is only one month left before the Arizona State Championships so it was time to get the ammo loaded and get in some practice before the big match.
The entries this month were an even split between BPCR and the Vintage Sniper shooters. Where have all the BPCR shooters gone?
Chip Mate was still in great shooting form and again won the match with a 32X40, shooting 5-chickens on top of that.
Jim Dorrell has really come around with his shooting and will be a top contender at the State Championships. Trent Lawrence claims that’s only because of the outstanding spotting he is giving Jim and though there is some truth in that you still have to make good shots.
Craig Buchanan managed to slip into the top three with his Vintage Sniper rifle. Since he and Bill Cole, his spotter, tied all the way through the animals I awarded him the 3rd Place mug because “B” comes before “C”.
Ron Calderone and Tim Thorne both shot 4-chickens but that wasn’t enough to gain them the top spot in their classes.
We had some new kids setting targets for us. They do the Hi-Power Silhouette matches and they did a pretty good job for us. Combining them with only shooting two relays meant everyone was  on their way home well before 2:00.
I do want to give them a try at the State Championships and I’m working on that, but you shooters have to remember they are paid out of the tip jar and if you don’t contribute they won’t be back. Several guys at this match put in $20.00 + dollars to make up for those that shorted the jar so the next time you show up to shoot be prepared to compensate those who are making life a little easier on you.
I’ve sent the range truck off to the repair shop for some long needed work. The fuel pump was leaking so bad I was afraid it would burn to the ground so we didn’t use it Saturday. It’ll have a new fuel and water pumps, all new hoses and belts, new filters and an oil change so it should be ready for the State Match and a few more years of outstanding service.
That’s all for now so send in your entry for the State Match as soon as you can so I can pay the truck repair bill and I’ll see you at the range next month.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director                        
CHIP MATE MASTER 5 10 9 8 32 M/WINNER
JIM DORRELL AAA 3 10 8 8 29 2ND PLACE
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 2 10 10 7 29 1ST V/SNIPER
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 2 10 10 7 29 3RD PLACE
PAUL BARROW AA 2 10 9 8 29 1ST AA
NORI THORNE V/SNIPER 3 8 7 10 28 2ND V/SNIPER
JASON BLOHM AAA 1 9 8 10 28 1ST AAA
TIM THORNE V/SNIPER 4 7 7 8 26 3RD V/SNIPER
STEVE RHOADES V/SNIPER 3 7 9 7 26  
BOB DELATORRE MASTER 1 10 10 5 26 1ST MASTER
ORRIS GRESS V/SNIPER 1 10 9 6 26  
RON CALDERONE MASTER 4 8 5 7 24  
MIKE WHITESELL V/SNIPER 0 7 7 5 19  
RICK GREY AAA 1 7 6 4 18  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 0 6 7 5 18  
JEFF BLOHM AAA 2 7 5 3 17  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 8 5 4 17  
ALLYNN BLOHM B 0 7 5 2 14 1ST B

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JUNE BPCR VERSES V/SNIPER OFF HAND MATCH

To all:
Sometimes I just don’t get it.
Almost every BPCR match shot has the winner determined by how well the
competitor shoots chickens. Just look at everyone’s off hand chicken count and you can see a lot of room for improvement.
Once a year we hold the Off-Hand BPCR verses the Lever Gun match at the Pistol Silhouette range.
It not only offers the opportunity for practicing off-hand shooting but also to enjoy some rivalry with the Lever Action shooters as well as beating the June heat.
The Pistol Silhouette range has auto-resetting targets so there is no need to leave the shaded shooting line to reset targets. Also we reduce the shooting time to 10 minutes for 10 targets since there are no sighting shots allowed.
Starting the match at 9:00 means we can shoot 3 relays and be finished by 12:00 before the heats gets bad.
This year there was plenty of cold bottled water, some cut up fruit and when the match was finished Ron Calderone brought up from Tucson a large container of EEGEE’s frozen slush drink. It’s not available in Phoenix but is a very popular treat in the Tucson area and was really enjoyed by everyone on a hot day.
Thanks Ronbo!!!!
It was also only fitting that Ronbo also won the match after bringing the EeGee’s.
There has always been rivalry between Chip and Ron for their off-hand abilities and it’s also been awhile since Ron has come out on top of this match up.
Once again the Lever Action shooters out numbered the BPCR shooters and although the BPCR shooters held down the two top positions I can only hope that those that stayed home enjoyed watching cartoons on TV awhile eating their bowl of Fruit Loops.
The rest of us got in some needed practice and had a blast.
See you next year?
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 BPCR OFF-HAND 6/18/2016            
RON CALDERONE BPCR 10 10 8 8 36 M/WINNER
CHIP MATE BPCR 10 9 7 10 36 2ND PLACE
FRED PAXIA LEVER GUN 10 10 8 7 35 3RD PLACE
TIM FINLEY LEVER GUN 9 9 7 7 32  
RICK GREY BPCR 7 9 6 8 30  
CHRIS SPURLOCK LEVER GUN 8 9 5 8 30  
BILL COLE BPCR 9 7 4 8 28  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK LEVER GUN 8 8 6 4 26  
CRAIG BUCHANAN LEVER GUN 9 7 5 5 26  
STEVE RHOADES BPCR 8 9 5 4 26  
BUBBA DANIELS LEVER GUN 6 6 5 5 22  
ORRIS GRESS LEVER GUN 9 4 1 7 21  
DAVE SPURLOCK LEVER GUN 7 6 1 5 19  
DENNIS PALAGI LEVER GUN 6 6 4 2 18  
JIM DORRELL BPCR 6 6 2 4 18  
ROSS MCCOLLUM BPCR 3 1 2 0 6 

MAY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE

To all:
The Vintage Sniper guys are taking over!!
We had more V/Sniper shooters this month than BPCR  shooters, and they won the match.
Orris Gress bested both Craig Buchanan and Chip Mate for his first match win.
Although the temperature was more in line for an April match the wind really made the job tough for the spotters.
Since we were without target setters again and with the wind blowing we decided to shoot the match on the swingers in two relays. This worked out really well as we only had to paint the swingers after the second relay and even with a lunch break we finished up around 1:00.
Next month we move to the Pistol Silhouette range for our annual Off Hand BPCR match.
Unfortunately we can’t let the Vintage Snipers shoot with us due to possible target damage but the big bore Lever Action shooters are ,more than welcome.
This will be the last BPCR match at Ben Avery until October so load some ammo and get some off hand practice.
See you at the Pistol Silhouette Range in June.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
 
BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 5/21/2016            
ORRIS GRESS V/SNIPER 2 10 9 9 30 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 2 9 8 7 26 2ND PLACE
CHIP MATE MASTER 2 10 6 8 26 3RD PLACE
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 1 9 9 6 25 1ST V/SNIPER
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 1 10 5 9 25 2ND V/SNIPER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 3 9 3 9 24 3RD V/SNIPER
RON CALDERONE MASTER 2 9 7 5 23 1ST MASTER
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 1 8 7 7 23 1ST AAA
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 0 9 8 6 23  
ROSS MCCOLLUM AA/SCOPE 0 8 6 7 21 1ST AA
JASON HOOK V/SNIPER 1 8 5 6 20  
JIM DORRELL AAA 2 6 4 7 19  
BOB DELATORRE AAA/SCOPE 1 6 6 6 19  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 0 9 6 4 19  
WARREN BARE V/SNIPER 0 8 5 0 13  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 4 2 3 9  
FRED STANSBURY AA 0 0 1 2 3 

APRIL SILHOUETTE AND MID-RANGE RESULTS

To all:
I think the wind was the real winner this month in both the silhouette and mid-range matches.
Zack Taylor had to overcome some really tough conditions to win the silhouette match on Saturday and he did it by shooting more chickens than the two other shooters that posted 28X40s.
Jim Dorrell bested Chip Mate by shooting more rams for the 2nd position.
In spite of not having target setters due to a family death in their ranks it was actually a nice day to shoot even with the wind.
On Sunday we only had 12 shooters for the Mid-Range match.
The day was nice with pleasant temperatures but the wind was as bad as I have ever shot in at Ben Avery.  
How bad you say?
Well before we could start shooting at 200 yards a gust blew our 200 yard target out of the frame and almost 100 yards downrange!!! And it only got worse from there.
I estimate 15-20 mph steady in our face, changing from 10:00 to 2:00 for every shot, with gusts in the 30-40 mph range.
The Vintage Sniper guys defiantly had the advantage with their higher velocity, which shows in the results.
Jason Hooks, who is a new shooter, easily whipped up on us with a 283-4X for the match win with Mike Whitesell taking second place with a 278-7X.
Due to my superior wind calling ability (LOL!) Chip Mate was the top BPCR scorer with a 266-3X and he shot the 300 yard target in the sitting position as practice for Raton.
No one was foolish enough to try shooting the match as a position match due to the wind.
This month the conditions were not for sissies and none showed up.
See you at the range in May.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 4/16/2016            
ZACK TAYLOR MASTER 6 9 8 5 28 M/WINNER
JIM DORRELL AAA 2 9 9 8 28 2ND PLACE
CHIP MATE MASTER 2 10 9 7 28 3RD PLACE
ORRIS GRESS HI/POWER 0 10 8 9 27 NOT SCORED
RON CALDERONE MASTER 3 9 8 6 26 1ST MASTER
SCOTT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 2 9 8 7 26 1ST V/SNIPER
STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 0 10 9 7 26 1ST AAA
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 1 7 7 9 24 2ND V/SNIPER
MIKE WHITESELL V/SNIPER 1 8 6 9 24  
BOB DELATORRE MASTER 1 8 6 8 23  
DICK WILKES AAA 3 8 5 5 21 2ND AAA
RICK GREY AAA 2 9 4 6 21  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 1 10 2 8 21  
LARRY WILKES A/SCOPE 2 9 5 2 18 1ST A
ROSS MCCOLLUM AA/SCOPE 1 10 5 2 18 1ST AA
JASON HOOK V/SNIPER 2 8 3 4 17  
JIM DODSON AA 1 5 6 4 17  
PAUL BARROW AA 1 5 3 7 16  
KENT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 1 10 3 0 14  
WARREN BARE AA 1 3 4 5 13   
               
APRIL MID-RANGE
JASON HOOK V/SNIPER 97-2X 90-1X 96-1X 283-4X M/WINNER
MIKE WHITESELL V/SNIPER 98-5X 95-2X 85-0X 278-7X 2ND PLACE
CHIP MATE PRONE/BPCR 98-1X 91-1X 77-1X 266-3X 3RD PLACE
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 95-0X 90-2X 74-0X 259-2X  
ZACK TAYLOR PRONE/BPCR 99-3X 90-0X 66-2X 255-5X  
PAUL BARROW PRONE/BPCR 93-1X 90-2X 61-0X 244-3X  
STEVE RHOADES PRONE/BPCR 94-3X 88-0X 57-1X 239-4X  
RON CALDERONE PRONE/BPCR 83-0X 89-1X 57-0X 229-1X  
BOB DELATORRE PRONE/BPCR 94-1X 84-0X 45-0X 223-1X  
RICK GREY PRONE/BPCR 90-2X 70-0X 57-0X 217-2X  
ROSS MCCOLLUM PRONE/BPCR 63-0X 77-0X 57-0X 197-0X  
WARREN BARE PRONE/BPCR 90-0X 77-1X 27-0X 194-1X  

FEBRUARY BEN AVERY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER RESULTS

To all:
What a difference the February match was from the match last month!
The wind still blew in our faces for most of the first three relays but it warmed up nicely from that point on as the wind died down.
There were still enough wind changes to keep thing interesting but it turned out to be a very enjoyable day.
Thanks to the Ben Avery staff, all of the targets were repaired and the road to the ram line was graded making the trip downrange possible without 4-wheel drive.
Thanks to Don Peterson, Ivan Dice, Ross McCollum and Klaus Schattleitner who came out Friday afternoon and helped me distribute the targets and put up wind flags, we were ready to start the match on time at 9:00.
Again, the kids from the Wickenburg High Rifle Team were on hand to set targets and everyone is enjoying this new convenience! The kids are loving it also as they were able to take home $260.00 for their efforts to use for funding their shooting team.
Next month they will take on the task of pulling targets for us at the 1000 Yard World Championships. They are much more experienced at target pulling and they are looking forward to showing us how well they can perform that job!
Not as many shooters this month but still a tough field.
I shot my first Master score in a long time and also managed my first ever 5-in a row chickens and only ended up 3rd overall!!
Chip Mate was back on form this month after making some changes to his Olde Eynsford load for his 40-65.  Chip shot all the lay down targets and then 3 chickens for the match winning score of 33X40.
Tim Thorne was 2nd Overall with a 32X40 shooting his Vintage Sniper rifle and I finished up 3rd with a 31X40. I plan on shooting 10 chickens at the next match to hopefully outshoot Chip. LOL!
The best part of the match, because of the target setters, we were able to get Ken Gose on his way home by 1:30 in the afternoon with the rest on the road by 2:15!
Next month is the 1000 Yard World Championships and there is still time to get your entry in.
Our next silhouette match is April 16th and we are shooting a Mid-Range match the next day on the 17th so mark your calendars.
I’ll send everyone an email about the April matches as a reminder a week before those matches.
See you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

              
BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 2/20/2016            
CHIP MATE MASTER 3 10 10 10 33 M/WINNER
TIM THORNE V/SNIPER 4 9 9 10 32 2ND PLACE
STEVE RHOADES AAA 5 10 8 8 31 3RD PLACE
ORRIS GRESS UNLIMITED 1 10 10 8 29  
IVAN DICE AAA/SCOPE 1 10 9 9 29 1ST AAA
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 2 9 10 7 28 1ST V/SNIPER
KENT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 2 9 10 7 28 1ST V/SNIPER
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 2 10 10 6 28 2ND AAA
BOB HITCHENS AAA 5 9 7 6 27 3RD AAA
K. SCHATTLEITNER MAS/SCOPE 2 10 7 8 27 1ST MASTER
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA/SCOPE 3 9 7 6 25  
PAUL BARROW AA 2 7 8 8 25 1ST AA
DON MILLER A/SCOPE 2 10 6 5 23 1ST A
ROSS MCCOLLUM AA/SCOPE 1 9 3 10 23  
RON CALDERONE MASTER 0 7 9 7 23  
SCOTT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 1 7 8 6 22  
WARREN BARE A 2 9 3 7 21  
DARRELL TONN MAS/SCOPE 0 10 6 5 21  
KEN GOSE AAA 2 6 6 5 19  
DONN HANKS AA 0 9 4 5 18  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 2 7 4 4 17  
FRED STANSBURY A/SCOPE 0 7 4 1 12  

JANUARY BEN AVERY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER RESULTS

To all:
We have a NEW winner!!
Yup, longtime northwest shooter Ivan Dice with his scoped rifle showed everyone how to do it with an outstanding 35X40. He shot all the lay down targets and 5 chickens for the overall win!
Two other shooters shot 5 chickens as well but to no avail as neither could come close to Ivan on the lay down targets.
This month the BPCR shooters really turned out and I think it was due to our first match with target setters.
The kids from the Wickenburg Rifle Team are now setting targets for us at our monthly matches as they have been doing for our State Championship match. They are really a motivated group and it’s good to see young kids work hard at something they enjoy.
I want to thank all that came to the match. It’s nice to see 30+ shooters having a good time again.
I do want to apologize though for a little confusion on my part for not making sure we had enough unbroken targets to shoot at.
Since we had enough last month I assumed there would be plenty and I didn’t check the range after the holidays. Evidently the hi-power silhouette shooters broke a bunch at their match so with our large turnout we were not able to fill out the banks and had to resort to shooting the swingers.
Everyone cooperated though and we were able to get through the day but I promise that will not happen next month.
I’ve asked the range to repair the broken ones since they won’t allow anyone other than range personal to do repairs.  
I went out today and made sure all the damaged targets and swingers were rounded up and ready for the welders. I loaded over 30 broken targets on the range truck from the range and then put them on pallets so none will be missed for repair.
The target setters will be back next month, the targets should all be repaired, the weather should be good and hopefully we’ll have another good turnout.
See at the range in February.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 1/16/2015            
IVAN DICE M/SCOPE 5 10 10 10 35 M/WINNER
CHIP MATE MASTER 5 10 8 8 31 2ND PLACE
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 1 10 9 10 30 3RD PLACE
TIM THORNE V/SNIPER 3 10 9 7 29 1ST V.SNIPER
STEVE MONTGOMERY V/SNIPER 3 7 8 10 28 2ND V/SNIPER
RON CALDERONE MASTER 5 10 8 4 27 1ST MASTER
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA/SCOPE 3 9 7 7 26 1ST AAA
K. SCHATTLEITNER M/SCOPE 2 10 10 4 26  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 3 10 8 4 25 3RD V/SNIPER
ROBT. WILKES AA 2 7 8 8 25 1ST AA
JIM DORRELL AAA/SCOPE 2 10 8 5 25 2ND AAA
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 1 10 6 7 24  
DONN HANKS AA 1 8 8 6 23  
PAUL BARROW AA 1 9 8 5 23  
ORRIS GRESS V/SNIPER 1 9 6 7 23  
BOB DELATORRE AAA/SCOPE 1 10 4 8 23  
MIKE WHITESELL V/SNIPER 0 10 4 9 23  
LARRY WILKES A/SCOPE 2 10 5 5 22 1ST A
LEON CHISM AA/SCOPE 1 9 5 9 22  
RICHARD WILKES AAA 2 8 6 5 21  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 0 8 7 6 21  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 2 7 7 4 20  
RICK GREY AAA 2 7 2 9 20  
ROLAND WONG V/SNIPER 1 6 6 6 19  
WARREN BARE V/SNIPER 0 8 5 5 18  
DARRELL TONN M/SCOPE 0 6 7 4 17  
DEWAIN MANEY UNC. 0 5 3 2 10  
COLTON WILKES B/JR. 0 3 1 2 6 1ST B

DECEMBER BEN AVERY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER RESULTS

To all:
Well another year of shooting bites the dust!
The last match of the year and no surprises in the overall win category as again Chip Mate continued to lead the pack with a nice 32X40.
I was nice to see Jim Dorrell take 2nd Place and the real eye opener was Mike Whitesell, who has struggled with BPCR lately, has switched over to Vintage Sniper and shot a real nice 29X40 for 3rd Overall.
Mike said it has something to do to the Vintage Sniper rifle having a scope!
Join the party Mike; our eyes are just as old as the rest of us. LOL!!
We are almost evenly split between BPCR competitors and Vintage Sniper competitors at the matches now but who cares as long as we are able to continue to compete. Besides the rivalry between the two is fun.
Some of us also had a chance to shoot some 1000 yard practice on Sunday by joining up with the Hi-Power guys. They will continue to shoot 1000 yard practice on every Sunday and they welcome any BPCR shooters who want to join them. Go to their web site: http://www.desertsharpshooters.com/calendars and you’ll find their schedules and contact info. The Sunday practice is a late start at 11:00 to let the wind have a chance to come up and it also lets you sleepy heads have time for breakfast before coming to the range. They also shoot 600 and 1000 on Thursdays as well. Plenty of chances to practice up before our inaugural 1000 yard Word Championship in March.
Due to the total chaos with BPCR competition at the NRA I will not have books available at our first match in January nor will I be requiring them during the year.
If you feel the need to keep up with your silhouette classification I would suggest you contact the NRA direct to see if they know what the hell they are doing.
I’ll continue to run my matches as I have for the past 16 years and will record scores on my web site so each shooter can keep track of their own classification.
Also next month I’m hoping to have target setters for the monthly matches.
I haven’t finalized the cost yet but I’m trying to keep it in the $10.00 per shooter range and we’ll try to collect their fee in a tip jar so I don’t have to handle the money. I’ll keep you all posted as soon as I work out the details with the Wickenburg High School Rifle Team.
Need less to say, the mores shooters that turn out the less the cost per shooter so your support is important.
I’m going to send this month’s report to everyone by email along with the schedule for 2016 so you can plan your shooting schedule for next year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 12/19/2015            
CHIP MATE MASTER 4 10 9 9 32 M/WINNER
JIM DORRELL AAA/SCOPE 4 9 8 8 29 2ND PLACE
MIKE WHITESELL V/SNIPER 2 10 9 8 29 3RD PLACE
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 1 10 10 8 29 1ST V/SNIPER
STEVE RHOADES AAA 2 9 8 9 28 1ST AAA
K. SCHATTLEITNER M/SCOPE 3 9 8 7 27 1ST MASTER
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 2 8 7 10 27 2ND V/SNIPER
DON K. AAA 6 9 8 2 25 2ND AAA
RICK GREY AAA/SCOPE 3 6 7 9 25  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 2 9 4 10 25  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 2 10 4 9 25 3RD V/SNIPER
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA/SCOPE 0 9 7 9 25  
SCOTT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 0 9 7 9 25  
RON CALDERONE MASTER 2 9 4 9 24  
PAUL BARROW AA 1 9 8 5 23 1ST AA
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 1 8 6 6 21  
DONN HANKS AA 0 8 7 6 21  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 7 6 8 21  
KENT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 0 8 7 5 20  
WARREN BARE A 0 8 6 4 18 1ST A
ROLAND WONG V/SNIPER 2 10 2 1 15  

OCTOBER BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE MATCH

To all:
Well, the BPCR shooters continued to prevail in the overall results again this month.
Bob Delatorre did a good job, along with his spotter, to knock down more rams than me which rewarded him with the overall win.
The Vintage Sniper shooter numbers are growing and it was almost an even count for entries so you BPCR shooters better start showing up if they want to keep the overall win honors on the BPCR side.
The top chicken shooter was Arron Wilkes, who scored five hits on the elusive chicken targets. Arron is only a AA shooter so it looks like we are all in trouble when get gets his lay-down shooting squared away.
It was a really nice day for shooting with the exception of the rain squall that passed through around noon which caused most of us to have wet shooting mats for the following relays.
Next month is the Arizona State Championship match and the entries close in two weeks.
If you are planning on shooting please get your entries to me ASAP so I can finalize the trophy count and get a head count for the Saturday BBQ.
Again we are giving away a Shiloh rifle along with some other outstanding prizes in our drawing but you can’t win if you are not entered. Camping is available at the range and you don’t have to call the range to make reservations. Just show up, set up and pay at the silhouette range.
We have a lot of new out-of-state entries so it would be nice to see the Arizona resident shooters also make a good showing this year.
See you all at the range next month for the State Championships.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

 
BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 10/17/2015            
BOB DELATORRE MASTER 1 8 9 10 28 M/WINNER
STEVE RHOADES V/SNIPER 1 10 9 8 28 2ND PLACE
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 3 9 7 8 27 3RD PLACE
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 2 9 7 9 27 1ST V/SNIPER
JASON BLOHM AAA 2 9 7 9 27 1ST AAA
LEE BUMBALOW V/SNIPER 1 10 9 7 27 2ND V/SNIPER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 0 9 10 8 27 3RD V/SNIPER
JEFF BLOHM AAA SCOPE 3 8 7 8 26 2ND AAA
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 2 10 4 10 26  
LARRY WILKES AAA 1 9 7 8 25  
ROLAND WONG V/SNIPER 1 10 7 7 25  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 1 9 6 7 23  
ARRON WILKES AA 5 6 5 6 22 1ST AA
JIM EGGLESTON V/SNIPER 0 7 8 7 22  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA` 0 9 5 7 22  
DICK WILKES AAA 2 7 9 3 21  
RICK GREY AAA 1 10 6 4 21  
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 1 5 7 7 20  
FRED STANSBURY A 1 6 3 8 18 1ST A
ROB JOHNSON B 0 7 5 5 17 1ST B
ORRIS GRESS V/SNIPER 0 6 3 7 16  
PAUL BARROW AA 0 8 2 6 16  
WARREN BARE A 2 1 7 3 13  
ALLYN BLOHM B 0 1 0 0 1  

MAY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE MATCH

To all:
Everyone has heard the expression “The blind squirrel gets the nut”.
Well this month’s match was a perfect example of that expression.
I won!!!
I just returned from attending the Texas State BPCR Championships (you’ll notice I didn’t say shooting) where my scores were the worst I have turned in since I started shooting BPCR silhouette.
What changed you say? Well I’m not really sure as I shot the same rifle and the same ammunition so that wasn’t it.
My conclusion is that we all have the ability to win matches in us and we just have to get up the morning of the match and tell yourself that today is the day and I’m going to do everything I can to shoot well.
Some times this works and sometime it doesn’t but you just have to keep trying.
Today it worked for me, and next month maybe it will work for you.
What’s important is to keep trying.
See you all next month on the Pistol Silhouette Range for our BPCR Off Hand Match.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director 

STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 5 10 8 9 32 M/WINNER
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 3 9 8 9 29 2ND OVERALL
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 2 10 10 7 29 3RD OVERALL
ZACK TAYLOR AAA 2 10 8 8 28 1ST AAA
KENT ZIMMWEMAN V/SNIPER 2 10 8 8 27 1ST V/SNIPER
CRAIG BUCHANANM V/SNIPER 2 9 5 10 26 2ND V/SNIPER
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 0 9 9 8 26 3RD V/SNIPER
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 2 7 7 8 24  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA/SCOPE 2 9 5 8 24 2ND AAA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 1 7 9 7 24  
JIM DORRELL AAA 0 10 6 8 24  
SCOTT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 0 9 6 5 20  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 9 5 3 17  
PAUL BARROW AA 0 6 3 6 15 1ST AA
FRED STANSBURY A 3 5 2 4 14 1ST A/B
BOB DELATORRE MASTER 0 8 2 4 14  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 0 7 4 2 13  
WARREN BARE A 0 7 1 5 13  
PAUL SCOTT B 0 4 1 2 7  

APRIL BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER RESULTS

To all:
You couldn’t ask for a nicer day for a rifle match.
While it became a little warm by mid-day the breeze picked up and kept everyone cool.
Well maybe it was a little stronger than a breeze as most of the BPCR guys were using up to 8 minutes of wind even on the pigs. Some weren’t using that much and their scores show that. LOL!  Even the Vintage Sniper guys, who usually use about ½ the wind the BPCR shooters use, were having windage misses.
Chip Mate left the door open when he only managed to knock down two chickens but no one was able to step up for the match win.
Craig Buchanan and Steve Montgomery came close with their warhorses and were able to tie for second and third overall. The tie was broken by their turkey count as both shot three chickens.
I made a scoring mistake for the 1st place in AAA as Bob Hitchens shot a 26 which was high score for AAA. The result sheet below reflects the correct placements.
I furnished lunch for the match to celebrate the opening of the baseball season and obviously everyone enjoyed the Ball Park Franks as the pot was empty at the end of the lunch break.
This match reminded me of the matches from years past with everyone having fun like we should be doing at a rifle match. Maybe I’ll furnish lunch next month as well since the May Match will be the last long range silhouette match for the summer.
I’ll send an email and let you know.
Thanks for shooting the match.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 4/18/2015            
CHIP MATE MASTER 2 10 10 9 31 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 3 9 9 9 30 2ND PLACE
STEVE MONTGOMERY V/SNIPER 3 10 7 10 30 3RD PLACE
BOB HITCHENS AAA 2 10 9 5 26 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 0 9 7 10 26 1ST V/SNIPER
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 1 9 7 8 25 2ND V/SNIPER
JIM DORRELL AAA 2 9 8 5 24 2ND AAA
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 2 9 5 8 24 3RD V/SNIPER
KENT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 2 10 3 9 24  
LARRY WILKES AAA 6 5 7 5 23 3RD AAA
STEVE DILLON V/SNIPER 3 6 7 7 23  
WARREN BARE V/SNIPER 2 8 7 6 23  
JIM DODSON AA 3 7 4 8 22 1ST AA
DICK WILKES AAA 2 10 3 7 22  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA-SCOPE 1 10 4 7 22  
PAUL BARROW AA 3 4 7 7 21 2ND AA
BOB DELATORRE MASTER 0 10 5 4 19 1ST MASTER
ARRON WILKES AA 3 10 3 2 18 3RD AA
ROSS MCCOLLUM AA 1 8 5 4 18  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 1 9 4 4 18  
K. SCHATTLEITNER M/SCOPE 1 10 2 5 18  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA-SCOPE 0 7 5 6 18  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 8 6 3 17  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 5 4 6 16  
DONN HANKS AA 0 8 4 3 15  
SCOTT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 0 9 3 3 15  
FRED STANSBURY A-SCOPE 1 7 2 4 14 1ST A
ALEX RHODES JR. SNIPER 0 3 1 2 6 

*****CREEDMOOR CUP-REGIONAL CREEDMOOR RESULTS*****

To all:
Coming to Phoenix and the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in March can be a real treat if you are from the northern part of the United States.
This year was no exception with temperatures in the mid to high 80s.
For the practice day the wind was dead calm giving everyone a chance to check their sight settings and mechanical zeros.
Come Thursday morning and the first day of the Creedmoor Cup all changed.
The morning was a little chilly but the wind was howling out of the north and with it right in your face vision was a real problem. We all hoped, as the day warmed up, that would change and the wind would subside but no such luck.
As always, when the conditions are tough the top shooters are as well and the top three shooters for day one of the Cup were no surprise, with Dave Gullo on top followed by Zack Taylor and Dan Theodore who was right in there with his 38-70. Shooting as well as he did on Thursday with a .38 once again proves that if everything is correct the small calibers are just as competitive as the big boomers.
Friday wasn’t as windy but what was there was really challenging with direction and velocity changes faster than most could keep up with.
This time it was past champ Eron Ahmer’s chance to shine by leading the pack with an outstanding 264-3X.
What counts though is the aggregate and again this year it was Dave Gullo that turned in the top two day scores to become the 2015 Creedmoor Cup Champion.
The awards for the Cup were handed out at the steak fry following Friday’s match and after enjoying the dinner we had the drawing for prizes donated by the manufacturers that support Black Powder Target Rifle.
This year Klaus Schattleitner took on the job of sending requests for contributions and the response was outstanding. Thanks Klaus for a job well done!
I’ll list the contributors at the end of this report and since every competitor received more than one prize, please take the time to email or write them and thank them for their support.
It was reported that our NRA Director for Black Powder Target Rifle, Barry Ranney, was seen observing the Cup from a distance on Friday. We all anticipated that for the first time in ten years we would have an NRA referee in attendance for the Regional Creedmoor Match on Saturday. The competitors were really looking forward to meeting him and to discuss the future of Black Powder Target Rifle.
Saturday the slate was cleaned and everyone had a partner to help decipher the tricky Ben Avery springtime winds.
It was past Creedmoor Cup winner Zack Taylor’s turn to shine and with the help of his spotter, Eron Ahmer, Zack easily won the match with a nice 259-4X.
Although a ways back Dave Gullo was second followed by Chip Mate shooting his 44-77 Shiloh.
About two hours into the match I was introduced to our NRA referee Barry Ranney who briefly stopped by to get some insight on our Regional match. He asked what our Sunday program would be and if the awards were to follow the Sunday match. I was again hoping he would spend some time with us after the match and give the competitors a chance to get some insight to the problems they have experienced at the Black Powder Target Rifle National Matches. After having a few words with a couple of shooters he knew he left the range for the day. Maybe Sunday after the final match we would get a chance to speak with him.
Sunday it looked like we were going to get some relief from the wind but that didn’t last long. This time instead of being strong the winds were pretty light but still some of us could not get a handle on the changes.
Changes were not a problem for Dave Gullo as he took the win with help from his more than capable spotter John Venhous. Second and third place was a tie between partners Eron Ahmer and Zack Taylor.
Again it’s the aggregate score that wins all the marbles and it was Dave Gullo who doubled up with the Creedmoor Cup and Regional wins.
The second and third place trophies were clinched by Zack Taylor and Mississippi’s “dead eye” doctor, Keith Lay Jr.

All four days of shooting went very smooth thanks to the outstanding job of calling the match by our Canuck friend Paul Lawrence and I personally want to give him a “Hi-Five” for a job well done!
The conditions that prevailed at Ben Avery for our Creedmoor matches were as tough as you will find on any range in the USA. All those that attended should be proud to say they competed in the 2015 Arizona Winter Nationals regardless of their scores.
The question that still remains with me is why, when the NRA complains about the availability of funds to support Black Powder Target Rifle, they would go to the expense to send the BPTR Director all the way to Phoenix, AZ. and only have him spend less than one hour at the match?
The NASCAR races were in town so maybe he took advantage of the paid trip for him to attend a NASCAR race!
Hope he learned something about NASCAR racing because he sure missed a good chance to learn something about a great Regional Creedmoor match.
Thank you all for attending and I’ll see you next year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

COMPETITOR 800 900 1000 TOTAL 800 900 1000 TOTAL AGG. AWARD
DAVE GULLO 91-1X 80-0X 77-0X 248-1X 93-1X 85-1X 75-0X 253-2X 501-3X         CUP CHAMPION
ERON AHMER 86-0X 75-0X 64-1X 225-1X 92-2X 87-1X 85-0X 264-3X 489-4X         2ND OVERALL
ZACK TAYLOR 96-1X 84-1X 65-0X 245-2X 96-3X 77-0X 70-0X 243-2X 488-4X        3RD OVERALL
BOB HITCHENS 87-1X 81-0X 61-0X 229-1X 93-1X 84-1X 80-1X 257-3X 486-4X  
DAN THEODORE 83-1X 83-2X 74-0X 240-3X 95-2X 68-2X 63-0X 226-4X 466-7X     SENIOR
MIKE RIX 63-0X 75-0X 66-0X 204-0X 97-1X 72-0X 85-1X 254-2X 458-2X  
MARK SCHUENKE 76-0X 92-2X 45-0X 213-2X 87-2X 68-0X 81-0X 236-2X 449-4X  
JOHN VENHOUS 77-0X 74-0X 81-0X 232-0X 87-1X 72-0X 61-1X 220-2X 443-2X  
KEITH LAY JR. 74-0X 85-1X 52-0X 211-1X 88-1X 66-0X 73-0X 229-1X 440-2X  
TRENT LAWRENCE 73-0X 57-0X 72-0X 202-0X 96-1X 70-2X 64-0X 236-3X 438-3X    PAPER PATCH
RICK GREY 78-1X 72-0X 47-0X 197-1X 91-0X 80-2X 62-0X 233-2X 430-3X  
BRYAN YOUNGBERG 84-2X 67-1X 48-0X 199-3X 91-1X 71-1X 58-1X 220-3X 419-6X  
JIM TERRY 53-0X 75-0X 64-0X 192-0X 87-0X 75-0X 62-0X 224-0X 416-0X                UNLIMITED 
CLIFF GREGG 55-0X 84-0X 60-0X 199-0X 89-1X 72-0X 49-0X 210-1X 409-1X  
K. SCHATTLEITNER 81-0X 37-0X 51-0X 169-0X 81-1X 85-2X 67-1X 233-4X 402-4X
GLEN GIPSON 73-0X 53-0X 51-0X 177-0X 84-1X 84-0X 51-0X 219-1X 396-1X  
PAT CONNON 74-0X 21-0X 80-0X 175-0X 85-0X 54-1X 72-0X 214-1X 389-1X  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE 85-1X 52-0X 60-2X 197-3X 75-0X 37-0X 77-0X 189-0X 386-3X  
HANS VAN NOORD 77-0X 59-0X 52-0X 188-0X 79-0X 49-0X 55-0X 183-0X 371-0X  
BOB ENGLEBACH 70-2X 52-0X 43-0X 165-2X 86-2X 57-0X 58-0X 201-2X 366-4X  
DON JOHNSON 84-0X 28-0X 56-0X 168-0X 88-0X 41-0X 64-0X 193-0X 361-0X  
STEVE RHOADES 57-1X 55-0X 37-0X 149-1X 83-1X 80-1X 46-0X 209-2X 358-3X  
ROBERT GARIBAY 85-2X 64-2X 12-0X 161-4X 75-0X 64-0X 32-0X 171-0X 332-4X  
PAUL HUARD 49-0X 58-0X 42-0X 149-0X 85-0X 63-0X 35-0X 183-0X 332-0X  
KEN HEIER 48-0X 29-0X 48-1X 125-1X 91-3X 60-0X 21-0X 172-3X 297-4X  
DONN HANKS 16-0X 36-0X 28-0X 80-0X 84-0X 55-1X 38-0X 177-1X 257-1X  
ORVILLE LOOMER 69-1X 60-0X 24-0X 153-1X 35-0X 16-0X 32-0X 83-0X 236-1X  
DAVE MAURER DNF DNF DNF DNF 0-0X 28-0X 35-1X 63-1X 63-2X  

 

 
DAVE GULLO 94-3X 84-1X 78-1X 256-5X 91-1X 89-0X 86-1X 266-2X 522-7X        REGIONAL WINNER
ZACK TAYLOR 87-3X 85-1X 87-0X 259-4X 95-3X 78-0X 80-0X 253-3X 512-7X      SECOND PLACE
KEITH LAY JR. 87-0X 92-1X 66-0X 246-1X 88-2X 75-0X 85-1X 248-3X 494-4X      THIRD PLACE
ERON AHMER 83-1X 73-0X 82-0X 238-1X 96-2X 86-1X 71-0X 253-3X 491-4X       1ST MASTER
JOHN VENHOUS 95-1X 70-0X 73-1X 238-2X 94-0X 86-1X 72-0X 252-2X 490-4X  2ND MASTER
BOB HITCHENS 86-2X 69-1X 78-1X 233-4X 90-1X 90-1X 60-1X 240-3X 473-7X    3RD MASTER
MARK SCHUENKE 85-0X 79-1X 72-0X 236-1X 88-0X 81-0X 67-0X 236-0X 472-1X  
JIM TERRY 81-0X 72-1X 70-1X 223-2X 91-1X 81-0X 76-0X 248-1X 471-3X            TOLLOFSON
K. SCHATTLEITNER 92-0X 74-0X 69-1X 235-1X 81-1X 76-0X 78-0X 235-1X 470-2X   TOP SENIOR
DAN THEODORE 94-2X 80-0X 71-0X 245-3X 79-0X 87-1X 57-0X 223-1X 468-4X  
MIKE RIX 87-2X 78-1X 59-0X 224-3X 90-1X 86-2X 67-2X 243-5X 467-8X  
BRYAN YOUNGBERG 78-1X 89-2X 49-0X 216-3X 95-3X 70-0X 84-2X 249-5X 465-8X  
CHIP MATE 89-1X 86-0X 72-1X 247-2X 91-4X 67-0X 60-0X 218-4X 465-6X  
RICK GREY 82-1X 75-0X 75-1X 232-2X 77-0X 78-1X 75-2X 230-3X 462-5X  
BOB ENGLEBACH 84-0X 62-0X 73-0X 219-0X 79-0X 76-0X 79-0X 234-0X 453-0X    TOP PAPER PATCH
CLIFF GREGG 84-0X 88-0X 61-1X 233-1X 93-0X 68-0X 52-0X 213-0X 446-1X  
DON JOHNSON 91-1X 63-0X 64-1X 218-2X 80-1X 68-1X 75-0X 223-2X 441-4X       1ST SHARPSHOOTER
TRENT LAWRENCE 77-1X 58-0X 69-0X 204-1X 93-0X 86-1X 53-1X 232-2X 436-3X  
ROBERT GARIBAY 92-2X 77-1X 45-1X 214-4X 81-1X 62-0X 69-0X 212-1X 426-5X   1ST EXPERT
ORVILLE LOOMER 86-0X 65-0X 54-0X 205-0X 89-2X 60-0X 73-0X 222-2X 424-2X  
PAT CONNON 80-0X 67-0X 65-2X 212-2X 90-0X 59-0X 53-0X 202-0X 414-2X  
HANS VAN NOORD 89-0X 50-1X 50-1X 189-2X 85-3X 66-0X 68-0X 217-3X 406-5X  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE 73-0X 55-0X 64-0X 192-0X 81-1X 74-0X 53-0X 208-0X 400-0X   TOP SCOPE 
KEN HEIER 76-1X 53-0X 41-0X 170-0X 85-1X 80-1X 56-0X 221-2X 391-2X  
STEVE RHOADES 91-1X 78-0X 50-0X 219-1X 86-1X 82-1X DNF 168-2X 387-3X  
GLEN GIPSON 59-0X 60-0X 38-0X 157-0X 72-2X 76-0X 60-0X 208-2X 365-2X  
DAVE MAURER 70-0X 60-0X 20-0X 150-0X 82-1X 45-0X 62-1X 189-2X 339-2X  
PAUL HUARD 73-0X 55-0X 64-0X 192-0X 40-1X 14-0X 31-0X 85-1X 277-1X  



FEBRUARY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER RESULTS

TO ALL:
Another good turnout and some great weather to shoot in.
The Vintage Sniper guys came out on top this month with Steve Montgomery’s outstand score of 33x40 to edge out Klaus Schattleitner and our Canadian visitor Paul Lawrence.
For once the match wasn’t dominated by Chip Mate who even I out shot on chickens!
Do to the opening of javalina season were short several of our regular Vintage Sniper shooters so the interest in the old war horses is picking up and it will be interesting to see the outcome of our next silhouette match in April.
No silhouette next month as we are shooting the Creedmoor Cup and the Regional Creedmoor.
If you are interested in shooting either match we have openings so let me know as entries close on the 1st of March.
Also, the rule for obtaining a yellow range card for the silhouette ranges has changed.
I can still sign for you but you must provide proof of three matches you have participated in and also proof of AZ. State Rifle and Pistol Association membership. Forms are available at the Ben Avery office or online at http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/ben_avery.shtml
Thanks to all that attended the match and I’ll see you at the silhouette range in April.                                                                                                                             Steve Rhoades Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 2/21/2015            
STEVE MONTGOMERY V/SNIPER 5 10 10 8 33 M/WINNER
K. SCHATTLEITNER M/SCOPE 5 10 8 9 32 2ND PLACE
PAUL LAWRENCE AAA 5 10 8 7 30 3RD PLACE
CHIP MATE MASTER 2 10 10 8 30 1ST MASTER
RICHARD WILKES AAA 6 8 7 8 29 1ST AAA
STEVE RHOADES V/SNIPER 3 9 10 7 29 1ST V/SNIPER
LARRY WILKES AAA 4 9 7 6 26 2ND AAA
PAUL BARROW AA 1 10 9 6 26 1ST AA
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 1 10 7 8 26 3RD AAA
KENT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 3 7 9 6 25 2ND V/SNIPER
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 1 8 7 9 25  
BOB HITCHENS AAA 2 7 6 9 24  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 2 9 4 9 24  
RICK GREY AAA 1 9 8 6 24  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 2 6 8 5 23  
ARON WILKES AA 3 7 5 6 21 2ND AA
DONN HANKS AA 0 8 6 6 20  
BOB DELATORRE AAA/SCOPE 2 5 9 3 19  
KEN GOSE AAA 2 10 4 3 19  
JIM DODSON AA 1 9 3 6 19  
WARREN BARE AA 2 7 4 5 18  
FRED STANSBURY B/SCOPE 1 10 4 4 18 1ST B
IVAN DICE MASTER 0 8 5 5 18  
DAVE MAURER M/SCOPE 1 8 4 2 15  
MARK DELATORRE V/SNIPER 0 6 3 6 15  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 7 6 0 14  
JIMMY DODSON B 2 4 4 3 13  
SCOTT ZIMMERSON V/SNIPER 0 6 5 2 13  
JERRY LATSCHAR AA 0 4 7 1 12  
LEE HOP A 2 5 1 3 11 1ST A
ROLAND WONG B 1 4 5 0 10  
RICK SCHMUDE B 0 9 1 0 10  
ROB JOHNSON B 2 4 3 0 9  

JANUARY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER RESULTS

To all:
The first match of 2015 and what a turnout!
Everyone had to get their new books so getting them all squadded and to the shooting line by 9:00 is was impossible but we were close.
The wind was up and it was pretty chilly at the start but as soon as it warmed up the wind died and it was almost perfect conditions for the rest of the day.
We had our largest turnout for the Vintage Sniper shooters and that category looks to keep improving not only in the amount of shooters but in their scores.
It was the BPCR guys showing up that made this one of the largest monthly matches we’ve had in a couple of years.
It was good to see some old timers like Dave Phillips, Dave Pedersen, Darrel Tonn and Ivan Dice back shooting with us although Darrel did have to drop out when back problems flared up.
It was Chip Mate’s first match back after having hand surgery and what ever they worked on sure helped as he shot one of his highest scores (35X40) to take the match win. Bill Cole was right there again shooting a 33X40 for another 2nd Place overall. Bill’s going to get a complex if he keeps shooting 33s and not getting a match win!
The other highlight of the match was Klaus Schattleitner shooting 6 Chickens in a row! He only got the last chicken in his first bank but he said that just pissed him off so he shot down all of the chickens in the second bank! I don’t know how Klaus does it as he has to use an off set scope mount to allow him to shoot right handed and use his left eye. Maybe we all need to give the offset sights a go. LOL!
I want to thank everyone for coming to the match and for your cooperation with getting the new score books filled out and still having the match run pretty smooth.
Next month’s match is scheduled for the 21st and I’m going to see if we can add a Creedmoor practice match for Sunday the 22nd.
If you are in favor of this and would like to shoot matches on Saturday and Sunday let me know.
I’ll send an email out if I schedule the match.
Also if you are planning on shooting the Creedmoor Cup and/or the Regional Creedmoor PLEASE send your entries in. I need to get a head start on the steaks and the trophies.
See you at the range
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 1/17/2015            
CHIP MATE MASTER 5 10 10 10 35 M/WINNER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 4 10 10 9 33 2ND PLACE
BOB DELATORRE V/SNIPER 2 10 10 6 28 3RD PLACE
STEVE MONTGOMERY V/SNIPER 2 10 7 9 28 1ST V/SNIPER
KLAUS SCHATTLEITNER MASTER 6 8 6 7 27 1ST MASTER
DICK WILKES AAA 2 9 9 7 27 1ST AAA
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 1 10 8 8 27  
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 1 10 8 8 27 2ND V/SNIPER
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 0 9 9 9 27 3RD V/SNIPER
IVAN DICE MASTER 3 10 7 6 26  
STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 2 10 7 7 26 2ND AAA
KENT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 1 9 8 8 26  
PAUL LAWRENCE AAA 3 9 6 7 25 3RD AAA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 3 8 6 7 24  
ARON WILKES AA 3 8 6 6 23 1ST AA
KEN GOSE AAA/SCOPE 1 9 4 9 23  
DAVE MAURER M/SCOPE 2 9 6 5 22  
LARRY WILKES AAA 1 6 6 9 22  
JIM DODSON AA 1 9 5 7 22 2ND AA
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 0 10 9 3 22  
LEON CHISM AA 3 9 5 4 21  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 1 7 6 7 21  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 8 6 6 21  
GLEN GIPSON AA 0 8 6 7 21  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 9 5 6 20  
RICK GREY AAA 1 9 1 8 19  
PAUL BARROW AA 2 5 5 5 17  
MARK DELATORRE V/SNIPER 1 8 3 4 16  
DARREL TONN M/SCOPE 3 10 DNF DNF 13  
DAVE PEDERSEN V/SNIPER 1 3 6 3 13  
FRED STANSBURY B/SCOPE 1 6 5 1 13 1ST B
DAVE PHILLIPS V/SNIPER 1 6 2 4 13  
DONN HANKS AA 0 8 2 2 12  
WARREN BARE AA 0 4 3 3 10  

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 1/17/2015            
CHIP MATE MASTER 5 10 10 10 35 M/WINNER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 4 10 10 9 33 2ND PLACE
BOB DELATORRE V/SNIPER 2 10 10 6 28 3RD PLACE
STEVE MONTGOMERY V/SNIPER 2 10 7 9 28 1ST V/SNIPER
KLAUS SCHATTLEITNER MASTER 6 8 6 7 27 1ST MASTER
DICK WILKES AAA 2 9 9 7 27 1ST AAA
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 1 10 8 8 27  
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 1 10 8 8 27 2ND V/SNIPER
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 0 9 9 9 27 3RD V/SNIPER
IVAN DICE MASTER 3 10 7 6 26  
STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 2 10 7 7 26 2ND AAA
KENT ZIMMERMAN V/SNIPER 1 9 8 8 26  
PAUL LAWRENCE AAA 3 9 6 7 25 3RD AAA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 3 8 6 7 24  
ARON WILKES AA 3 8 6 6 23 1ST AA
KEN GOSE AAA/SCOPE 1 9 4 9 23  
DAVE MAURER M/SCOPE 2 9 6 5 22  
LARRY WILKES AAA 1 6 6 9 22  
JIM DODSON AA 1 9 5 7 22 2ND AA
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 0 10 9 3 22  
LEON CHISM AA 3 9 5 4 21  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 1 7 6 7 21  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 8 6 6 21  
GLEN GIPSON AA 0 8 6 7 21  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 9 5 6 20  
RICK GREY AAA 1 9 1 8 19  
PAUL BARROW AA 2 5 5 5 17  
MARK DELATORRE V/SNIPER 1 8 3 4 16  
DARREL TONN M/SCOPE 3 10 DNF DNF 13  
DAVE PEDERSEN V/SNIPER 1 3 6 3 13  
FRED STANSBURY B/SCOPE 1 6 5 1 13 1ST B
DAVE PHILLIPS V/SNIPER 1 6 2 4 13  
DONN HANKS AA 0 8 2 2 12  
WARREN BARE AA 0 4 3 3 10  

DECEMBER BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE/CREEDMOOR RESULTS

To all:
The big story at the BPCR Silhouette match this month was Chip Mate’s come back from a dismal ram score by shooting 8 chickens!
Bill Cole, Klaus Schattleitner and I all thought we had a chance for the match win but that idea went down the drain as soon as Chip started on the chickens.
He shot the first four in the first bank, just missing #5 and then shot four more in bank #2. He did manage to John Deere the #4 chicken in the first bank giving the rest of us something to ride him about.
Bill Cole did an outstanding job by only missing one ram and shooting four chickens for a 33X40 with his V/Sniper Springfield and Klaus edged me out of the 3rd Place slot by shooting four chickens as well.
It was a good turnout for the last silhouette match of the year and the weather was almost perfect with a little overcast in the afternoon which caused some sight picture problems.
To round out the weekend we moved the scheduled Creedmoor practice match to the following Sunday so the guys from out of town wouldn’t have to make the trip two weeks in a row.
Bill Cole and the rest of the V/Sniper shooters decided to bring out their Hi-Power Silhouette rifles to see how they would perform at 1000 yards and boy do they perform!!!
Most are 6mmX284 caliber and they certainly are accurate all they way out to 1000 yards.
Bill Cole only dropped one point at 1000 yards and his final score was a 299-16X!!!! He shot a 100-8X at 800 yards a 100-4X at 900 yards and then a 99-4x at 1000 for the 299-16X high score.
The other Hi-Power shooters shot good scores as well. Dave Spurlock with a 289-2X, Tim Finley with a 281-11X and Steve Montgomery with a 259-4X.
Following them were the BPCR shooters Klaus Schattleitner with a 247-5X, Chip Mate 244-2x, Perry Shirley 242-0x, Steve Rhoades 230-2X, Zack Taylor 228-5X,  Dennis Hall 217-0X and Ken Gose, Rick Grey, Trent Lawrence and Dave Maurer so embarrassed with their scores they failed to turn in their score cards.
In their defense, the wind got pretty tricky at 900 and 1000 yards with 5:00 to 7:00 switches which are really hard to shoot a BPCR in at Ben Avery.
Well that’s it for 2014. We can all enjoy the holidays and then it will be time to load ammo and get ready for the 2015 shooting season which will kick off with a silhouette match on the 17th of January. We’ll look at the schedule for the range and see if we can fit in another couple of Creedmoor practice matches before the Creedmoor Cup and the Regional Creedmoor in March.
I’ll keep you posted on that.
For now, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and I’ll see you at the range in 2015.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BEN AVERY              
BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 12/20/2014            
CHIP MATE MASTER 8 10 9 7 34 M/WINNER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 4 10 10 9 33 2ND PLACE
KLAUS SCHATTLEITNER MASTER 4 9 8 10 31 3RD PLACE
STEVE RHOADES AAA 3 10 10 8 31 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 3 10 8 9 30  
BOB DELATORRE AAA 0 10 9 10 29 2ND AAA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 2 10 9 6 27 3RD AAA
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 1 10 9 7 27  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 3 10 7 6 26  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 1 10 8 6 25  
RON CALDERONE MASTER 3 7 7 7 24  
RICK GREY AAA 1 10 8 5 24  
LARRY WILKES AAA 1 8 8 7 24  
PAUL LAWRENCE AAA 1 10 4 9 24  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 8 7 9 24  
DENNIS HALL AA 1 5 10 9 23 1ST AA
IVAN DICE MASTER 0 9 7 6 22  
KEN GOSE AAA 2 8 4 6 20  
DICK WILKES AAA 1 9 3 7 20  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 1 7 5 6 19  
DAVE MAURER MASTER 2 6 4 6 18  
STEVE MONTGOMERY V/SNIPER 4 4 4 5 17  
JIM DODSON AA 1 7 5 4 17  
DONN HANKS AA 0 8 4 5 17  
WARREN BARE A 1 9 3 2 15 1ST A

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                           To all:
The 2014 Arizona State BPCR Silhouette Championships are in the books and boy what a ride!
Everyone got to experience a full range of Arizona weather starting out on Friday with clear skies, warm temperatures and mild breezes following with Saturday’s cloudy skies, cooler temps and some tricky winds in the afternoon.
Friday’s Iron sight match was won by Chip Mate with a 31X40 and the Scope Match winner was Snake Hips Tompkins with another 31X40.
Craig Buchanan lead the Vintage Snipers with a nice 34X40 shooting all the laydown targets and 4 chickens.
Saturday was a little trickier but the shooters were starting to catch on to the Ben Avery conditions with Bryan Rosenbaum, David Burger and Butch Ulsher recording 31X40s for the Iron Sight shooters and Klaus Schattleitner and Nick Resetz recording the same for the Scope shooters.
Craig Buchanan again led the Vintage Snipers with a 32X40.
Sunday was another story. We had cold winds blowing from the north which usually diminishes as the day warms up so we delayed the start of the match for an hour hoping the wind would subside.
When I say the wind was blowing I’m talking 25-30 mph with gusts to 50 mph!
At 10:00 it began to settle down and we could keep some of the targets on the rail so the majority of the shooters decide to give it a go.
I’ve been shooting at Ben Avery for a long time and usually the wind will eventually die down after the day warms up but not this time!
This was the first State Championship where the match winning scores for both the Iron Sight and Scope shooters on Sunday were 23X40!  Larry Wilkes was the top Iron Sight shooter and Jay Butts was the top dog for the Scope shooters. The Vintage Sniper guys faired a little better with Lee Bumbalow, Tim Finley and Craig Buchanan all shooting 26X40s.
When it was all said and done a AAA shooter from Texas, Bryan Rosenbaum, was the 2014 Arizona Iron Sight Champion with an aggregate score of 81X120 followed by Mr. Personality Butch Ulsher from Montana with a 80X120 for 2nd overall and Arizona’s Chip Mate, after winning the shoot-off, in 3rd Place with a 78X120.
For the Scope shooters it was all Klaus Schattleitner with a 77X120 win over Texan Bob Garibay and after a shoot-off another Texan, Jay Butts, was 3rd Overall. 
I have never been so glad that a match was over and you guessed it, when it was time to hand out the awards the wind had died; it never fails!
All in all it was a great match with some outstanding shooting from some of the best BPCR shooters in the country and I commend them for the job they did in the conditions.
None of it would have been possible without the effort from Carolyn and her daughters Steph and Whit. They took care of the BBQ on Saturday and the score keeping for whole weekend.
Also I want to thank Jeanie Hershey, Don Petersen, Rob Johnson and Roland Wong for doing their part to help run the match.
The real stars of the show were again the Wickenburg Rifle Team led by Rex Powers who did another outstanding job setting the targets for us.
This may not have been the most comfortable match ever attended but its one that no one will forget!
Thank you all for coming to Arizona and I hope to see you back next year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director


2014 RESULTS IRON SIGHTS              
B. ROSENBAUM AAA   TX. 28X40 31X40 22X40 81X120 STATE CHAMPION
B. ULSHER MASTER SR. MT. 28X40 31X40 21X40 80X120 2ND PLACE
C. MATE MASTER   AZ. 31X40 28X40 19X40 78X120 3RD PLACE
D. BURGER MASTER   TX. 28X40 31X40 19X40 78X120 1ST MASTER
M. PATTERSON MASTER SR. KY. 29X40 26X40 18X40 73X120 2ND MASTER
P. TAYLOR MASTER SR. AZ. 30X40 24X40 15X40 69X120 3RD MASTER
L. WILKES AAA SR. AZ. 25X40 21X40 23X40 69X120 1ST AAA
R. GREY AAA SR. AZ. 24X40 30X40 15X40 69X120 2ND AAA
D. GAZAWAY MASTER SR. GA. 27X40 24X40 17X40` 68X120 TOP SENIOR
B. MILLER AAA SR. KS. 29X40 23X40 16X40 68X120 3RD AAA
B. DELATORRE MASTER   AZ. 27X40 25X40 15X40 67X120  
B. YOUNGBERG AAA   WY. 27X40 23X40 17X40` 67X120  
R. HLADKY MASTER   KS. 30X40 25X40 11X40 66X120  
J. BLOHM AAA   AZ. 27X40 24X40 15X40 66X120  
D. MITCHELL AAA   WA. 22X40 22X40 21X40 65X120  
R. CALDERONE MASTER   AZ. 23X40 27X40 14X40 64X120  
O. SHOCKLEY AAA   WY. 27X40 23X40 14X40 64X120  
P. LAWRENCE AAA SR. CAN. 25X40 21X40 15X40 61X120  
A. WILKES AA   AZ. 28X40 19X40 12X40 59X120 1ST AA
P. SHIRLEY AAA SR. AZ. 27X40 23X40 8X40 58X120  
D. HALL AA SR. AZ. 23X40 20X40 15X40 58X120 2ND AA
G. DAVIDS AAA   ID. 20X40 26X40 11X40 57X120  
G. GIPSON AA SR. AZ. 19X40 24X40 14X40 57X120  
R. WILKES AA   AZ. 20X40 24X40 12X40 56X120  
C. CUMMING AAA SR. CAN 21X40 22X40 12X40 55X120  
D. MITCHELL AA WM. WA. 21X40 21X40 11X40 53X120  
J. TERRY AAA   WY. 25X40 26X40 DNF 51X120  
D. WILKES AAA   AZ. 23X40 20X40 7X40 50X120  
K. MARTIN MASTER   TX. 26X40 23X40 DNF 49X40  
G. FRANKS AAA SR. CA. 19X40 23X40 6X40 48X120  
K. BRYAN AAA   MT. 26X40 21X40 DNF 47X120  
Z. TAYLOR MD. AAA   AZ. 23X40 24X40 DNF 47X120  
J. DODSON AA   AZ. 17X40 18X40 12X40 47X120  
Z. TAYLOR SR. AAA SR. AZ. 23X40 20X40 DNF 43X120  
W. BARE AA   AZ. 18X40 15X40 5X40 38X120  
T. MACE AA SR. MN. 13X40 10X40 13X40 36X120  
                 
2014 SCOPE RESULTS              
K. SCHATTLEITNER MASTER SR. CO. 28X40 31X40 18X40 77X120 STATE CHAMPION
R. GARIBAY AAA SR. TX. 28X40 28X40 20X40 76X120 2ND PLACE
J. BUTTS MASTER   TX. 29X40 23X40 23X40 75X120 3RD PLACE
T. TOMPKINS MASTER   MT. 31X40 26X40 18X40 75X120 1ST MASTER
D. SWENSON AAA SR. CA. 28X40 29X40 18X40 75X120 1ST AAA
K. GRIGGS AAA   KS. 26X40 26X40 19X40 71X120 2ND AAA
N. RESETZ AAA SR. OK. 27X40 31X40 12X40 70X120 3RD AAA
R. COLE MASTER SR. TX. 28X40 24X40 17X40 69X120 2ND MASTER
K. DURHAM MASTER SR. ID. 24X40 28X40 16X40 68X120  
J. SOMMERFIELD MASTER   TX. 22X40 25X40 21X40 68X120  
T. LAWRENCE AAA SR. AZ. 27X40 29X40 10X40 66X120  
M. VENTURINO AAA SR. MT. 20X40 23X40 22X40 65X120  
L. CHISM AA SR. AZ. 26X40 25X40 13X40 64X120 1ST AA
C. MESSI AAA SR. CA. 25X40 18X40 20X40 63X120  
J. PORTER AA   CO. 21X40 23X40 19X40 63X120 2ND AA
J. BLOHM AAA SR. AZ. 20X40 26X40 13X40 59X120  
P. HUARD AAA SR. CA. 24X40 22X40 12X40 58X120  
M. SLADE AAA SR. ID. 20X40 19X40 12X40 51X120  
C. BROWN AA SR. CA. 19X40 18X40 9X40 46X120  
P. MESSI AA WM. CA. 15X40 15X40 14X40 44X120  
L. KLOSTERMEIER AA WM. MT. 20X40 22X40 DNF 42X120  
F. STANSBURY B SR. AZ. 20X40 17X40 5X40 42X120  
S. BROWNLEE AAA   AZ. 20X40 19X40 DNF 39X120  
K. GOSE AAA SR. AZ. 22X40 15X40 DNF 37X120  
                 
2014 VINTAGE SNIPER RESULTS            
C. BUCHANAN V/S   AZ. 34X40 32X40 26X40 92X120 STATE CHAMPION
L. BUMBALOW V/S   AZ. 28X40 29X40 26X40 83X120 2ND PLACE
T. FINLEY V/S   AZ. 28X40 25X40 26X40 79X120 3RD PLACE
J. CROSSON V/S   AZ. 26X40 25X40 23X40 74X120  
D. SPURLOCK V/S   AZ. 27X40 22X40 25X40 72X120  
J. EGGLESTON V/S   CA. 26X40 25X40 16X40 67X120  
B. COLE V/S   AZ. 21X40 27X40 DNF 48X120  
C. CAMPBELL V/S   AZ. 25X40 19X40 DNF 44X120  

EQUIPMENT LIST

Bryan Rosenbaum      Pedersoli High Wall   45-70 Green Mountain Barrel  Baldwin Sights   Starline Brass   Remington Primer   Swiss 3F   Baco 540   SPG   Walter’s Wad   Blow Tube.

Klaus Schattleitner   Browning High Wall   45-70   MVA Scope   Remington Brass       CCI Primers   Swiss 1/12   Brooks 520   SPG   Poly Wad   Patched w/Anti-Freeze

Craig Buchanan   Remington Springfield   30-06   Unertl Scope 8X   Norma Brass   CCI Primers   H4871   Sierra Match King 155   

Butch Ulsher   Remington Hepburn 45-90   Kreiger Barrel   MVA Sights   Starline Brass   Swiss 1F   Baco 555   SPG   Poly Wad   Blow Tube

Chip Mate   Ballard   40-65   Badger Barrel   MVA   Starline Brass  Federal Match Primers   Old Eynsford Powder   Saeco 740   SPG   Walter’s Wads   Patched

Robert Garibay III   Pedersoli   45-70   Green Mountain Barrel   Sommerfield Scope   Starline Brass   Federal Primers   Swiss 2F   Accurate Molds 535   DGL Lube   Card Wad   Blow Tube

Jay Butts   Shiloh   45-70   MVA Scope 6X   Starline Brass   CCI Primers        Swiss 1 1/2         Baco 532   Homemade Lube   Walter’s Wads   Blow Tube
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Greg Conners   He turned in an equipment list but all of his equipment was illegal for competition so he was disqualified.   There was no response to the disqualification other than he wanted his money back. 

OCTOBER COWBOY LEVER ACTION RESULTS

To all:
It’s been a few months since we have shot Lever Action Silhouette and one shooter that for sure hasn’t lost the touch is Eric Sundstrom.
Eric shot 36X40 in the morning .22/Pistol match and then a repeat 36X40 in the afternoon Rifle Caliber match to pick up both Match Winner pins for the day.
Jeanie Hershey, Dan Cates, Bill Cole and Fred Paxia didn’t let him run away with either win by posting some good individual scores for the 2nd and 3rd place positions in each match.
The weather was really nice for a change, although the temperature did creep up later in the day, and I have to apologize for not having enough bottled water on hand to keep everyone hydrated.
We get another break in the action next month for Thanksgiving as our next match isn’t scheduled until December 27th.
Hope you all enjoy Halloween and a Happy Thanksgiving!
I’ll see you a couple of days after Christmas.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
.22/PISTOL CALIBER 10/25/2014            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 8 10 9 36 M/WINNER
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 9 10 8 7 34 1ST MASTER
DAN CATES AAA 9 10 7 7 33 1ST AAA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 6 9 7 9 31 2ND AAA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 10 7 7 31 3RD AAA
MARC JABLONSOWSKI AAA 6 10 7 6 29  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 9 5 9 29 1ST AA
FRED PAXIA MASTER 9 10 5 5 29  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 7 10 4 8 29  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 7 9 7 5 28  
JOHN LANE AA 4 9 8 5 27 2ND AA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 5 9 7 6 27  
BILL COLE MASTER 7 10 6 4 27  
DARREN CARPENTER AA 4 9 6 7 26 3RD AA
JOHN NESBITT AA 7 8 6 4 25  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 8 5 4 24  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 4 8 6 3 21  
BRYAN HINER A 9 7 4 1 21 1ST A
STEVE RHOADES AA 4 7 4 5 20  
ED BIANCHI AA 6 6 2 6 20  
WARREN BARE A 5 5 4 5 19 2ND A
KEN HOLLAND A 4 9 1 5 19  
FRED STANSBURY AA 2 6 4 5 17  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 6 4 3 3 16  
JOHN HOLLAND A 5 3 5 2 15  
JAMES PRENOVOST A 5 6 0 4 15  
GEOFF RADOFF A 4 4 3 3 14  
MIKE THEOBOLD AA 2 6 1 5 14  
LYNN HINER B 3 4 0 2 9 1ST B
               
RIFLE CALIBER              
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 10 7 9 36 M/WINNER
FRED PAXIA MASTER 9 9 7 9 34 1ST MASTER
BILL COLE MASTER 10 8 7 7 32  
DAN CATES AAA 10 10 5 7 32 1ST AAA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 9 8 7 6 30 2ND AAA
JOHN NESBITT AAA 7 7 5 9 28 3RD AAA
ORRIS GRESS AAA 9 6 6 6 27  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AAA 7 9 5 5 26  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 9 4 4 9 26  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 9 5 4 25 1ST AA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 6 8 4 7 25  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 9 8 4 4 25 2ND AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 6 6 4 24  
DARREN CARPENTER AA 9 6 6 3 24 3RD AA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 8 8 3 5 24  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 6 7 3 7 23  
JIM CROSSON AA 7 7 5 3 22  
JOHN LANE AA 6 6 4 6 22  
FRED STANSBURY AA 7 10 2 3 22  
WARREN BARE A 6 7 4 3 20 1ST A
MIKE THEOBALD AA 5 3 4 5 17  
ED BIANCHI AA 5 1 5 5 16  

OCTOBER BPCR VINTAGE SNIPER MATCH

To all:
We finally get to shoot a match!!
After taking most of the summer off it was time to get back to business and practice up for the Arizona State BPCR Silhouette Championships next month.
Chip Mate picked up where he left off my dominating this month’s match over two of the Vintage Sniper shooters.
Craig Buchanan and Lee Bumbalow tied for 2nd and 3rd and the 2nd place beer mug went to Craig on chicken count.
I was lucky enough to be the high AAA shooter and I sure like my new MVA scope mounts; so much so that I’m thinking of shooting the State match this year myself. I’ll have to see if I have time to load ammo and still get all the prep for the match done first.
We had a good turn out of both V/Sniper shooters and BPCR shooters so I’m looking forward to a good turn out of both for the State match.
If you want to shoot please get your entry in before the 1st of November.
If you aren’t shooting you are missing one of the best State Championships in the country, a chance to win a Shiloh rifle as well as real good time.
As the saying goes: “Be there or be square”.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 10/18/2014            
CHIP MATE MASTER 4 10 9 10 33 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 3 10 10 8 31 2ND PLACE
LEE BUMBALOW V/SNIPER 2 9 10 10 31 3RD PLACE
STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 3 10 8 8 29 1ST AAA
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 2 10 7 9 28  
RICK GREY AAA 2 10 6 8 26 2ND AAA
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 2 9 9 6 26  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 1 10 8 7 26  
DICK WILKES AAA 2 8 5 9 24  
STEVE DILLON V/SNIPER 1 9 8 6 24  
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 1 9 8 6 24 1ST MASTER
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA/SCOPE 2 8 6 7 23  
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 10 6 5 23  
KEN GOSE AAA/SCOPE 2 10 5 5 22  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 7 6 8 21  
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 0 7 6 7 20  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 2 7 6 3 18  
LEON CHISM AA 1 5 6 5 17 1ST AA
TIM THORNE V/SNIPER 3 3 10 0 16  
DENNIS HALL AA 2 6 4 3 15  
DONN HANKS AA 1 8 0 6 15  
ORRIS GRESS AA 1 7 3 3 14  
FRED STANSBURY B/SCOPE 1 6 3 0 10 1ST B

JULY OFFHAND MATCH

To all:
There doesn’t appear to be much interest in shooting either lever action or
BPCR during the summer months at Ben Avery.
The lever action guys that did attend were leaving the next day for the Nationals in Raton and wanted one more chance to get in some practice.
With only ten entries I reduced the entry fee and we shot two relays and were finished by 11:00.
Due to this lack of interest in shooting during the summer I have decided to cancel all of the BPCR and Lever Action matches for the months of July, August and September next year.
I’ve cancelled the Lever Action match for next week as it conflicted with the Raton Nationals so the next matches for this year are the BPCR/Vintage Sniper Silhouette match on the 18th of October and the Lever Action Silhouette match on the 25th.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

OFF HAND MATCH 7/19/2014            
TIM FINLEY L/ACTION 8 10 6 9 33 M/WINNER
DAN CATES L/ACTION 10 10 6 6 32 2ND PLACE
DAVE SPURLOCK L/ACTION 8 8 7 7 30 3RD PLACE
DENNIS PALAGI L/ACTION 7 9 6 5 27  
TRENT LAWRENCE BPCR 9 8 5 5 27  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK L/ACTION 6 8 4 4 22  
STEVE RHOADES BPCR 9 5 5 1 20  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE BPCR 2 6 0 5 13  
SCOTT SCHULTZ L/ACTION 5 1 2 3 11  
BOB DELATORRE BPCR 2 1 0 1 4  

JUNE COWBOY LEVER ACTION RESULTS


To all:
I wasn’t in town for the Lever Action match this month but thanks to Dave and Virginia Spurlock it appears everything went well and the match was well attended. I can’t comment on what actually happened but with Dave and Virginia running the show I’m sure everyone had a good time.
It was the last chance for everyone to get in some practice before the Raton Nationals and I wish all that are attending the Nationals good luck.
Since they changed the dates for the Nationals from last year our July match was scheduled for the same weekend so I have cancelled it. I sent out an email about the cancellation but please pass the word if you can so we don’t have shooters showing up on the 26th expecting to shoot a Lever Gun match.
We don’t have any matches scheduled now until October due to conflict in match schedules so good luck at Raton and we’ll see you at the range in October.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
   
.22/PISTOL CALIBER 6/27/2014           
JOHN MULLINS MASTER 9 9 10 8 36 M/WINNER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 10 6 8 34 1ST MASTER
DAN CATES AAA 8 10 7 8 33 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 10 7 5 30 2ND AAA
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 4 10 8 7 29 2ND MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 7 10 6 6 29  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 6 10 6 6 28  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 8 8 5 27  
JACK CHAMBERLIN AA 7 8 6 6 27 1ST AA
WARREN BARE A 6 9 4 7 26 1ST A
JAMES PRENEVOST A 4 8 8 5 25  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 7 8 6 4 25  
BILL COLE MASTER 8 8 6 3 25  
JOHN NESBITT AA 6 9 4 6 25 2ND AA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 3 7 8 7 24  
DARREN CARPENTER AAA 6 7 4 6 23  
ALAN KIRECH A 7 9 4 3 23  
FRED PAXIA MASTER 6 6 6 4 22  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 4 9 4 5 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 7 3 5 22  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 3 7 4 7 21  
ROLAND WONG AA 4 8 3 6 2
1   RED STANSBURY AA 3 6 6 4 19  
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 4 6 3 6 19  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 3 7 6 0 16  
JAN CAMPBELL A 3 6 3 2 14  
GEOFF RADOFF B 2 7 1 3 13 1ST B
ROB JOHNSON B 2 2 1 3 8                  

RIFLE CALIBER 6/27/2014            
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 9 10 8 7 34 M/WINNER
 JOHN MULLINS MASTER 10 10 6 7 33 1ST MASTER
BILL COLE MASTER 10 7 7 8 32 2ND MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 7 7 32  
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 9 8 5 31  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 10 8 6 7 31 1ST AA
ORRIS GRESS AA 9 8 7 6 30  
DAN CATES AAA 10 6 8 4 28 1ST AAA
FRED PAXIA MASTER 6 9 4 9 28 
 BOB HERSHEY AAA 9 9 5 4 27  
JOY COX MASTER 10 7 3 7 27  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 8 6 3 26  
DARREN CARPENTER B 8 6 6 5 25 1ST B
JOHN NESBITT AAA 7 8 4 5 24  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 10 3 5 24 30
ROLAND WONG AA 6 8 4 5 23  
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 8 8 2 5 23  
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 4 5 6 22  
ROB JOHNSON A 7 4 5 4 20 1ST A
FRED STANSBURY AA 9 3 3 4 19  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 4 3 7 4 18  
GEOFF RADOFF B 2 5 3 5 15  
WARREN BARE A 6 3 1 3 13  

JUNE OFF HAND MATCH

To all:
The first “Beat the Heat” match of the year and the timing was perfect!
The weather has been unseasonably cool for Arizona but this Saturday we were back to normal with temperatures in the 100 deg. range by noon.
This match is just a long range Lever Action match for BPCR rifles with an extended shooting time period so we always have some of the Lever Action guys coming by to show us who the better off-hand shot is.
We shoot all ten targets with no sighters and the relay time is 10 minuets with a thirty second ready.
Today Mr. Lever Action himself, Craig Buchanan, showed us who the best off-hand shot was with a nice 35X40 for the Match Winner Beer Mug Award.
There was a shoot-off for 2nd and 3rd overall between John Mullins, Rick Grey and Dennis Palagi.
Rick was the only BPCR shooter who had a chance at an award and after the first 5-shot relay he was still in by tying with John Mullins with 4 turkeys apiece.
Palagi was out so it was just John and Rick left for who would be 2nd overall.
That award went to John with Rick securing the 3rd spot for the BPCR guys.
We completed the 40 shot match just before 12:00 and everyone was on their way home by 12:30.
We’ll do it again next month so load some ammo, come out, join in the fun, shoot more chickens than you have ever shot in your life and the best part NO TARGET SETTING!!!
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director    
OFF HAND MATCH 6/21/2014            
CRAIG BUCHANAN L/ACTION 9 9 8 9 35 M/WINNER
JOHN MULLIANS L/ACTION 9 9 8 6 32 2ND PLACE
RICK GREY BPCR 9 10 7 6 32 3RD PLACE
DENNIS PALAGI L/ACTION 10 9 6 7 32  
TRENT LAWRENCE BPCR 8 9 7 7 31  
FRED PAXIA L/ACTION 9 8 6 8 31  
BILL COLE BPCR 9 9 6 7 31  
DAN COTES L/ACTION 10 6 9 4 29  
STEVE RHOADES BPCR 9 7 5 7 28  
BUBBA DANIELS L/ACTION 9 7 3 9 28  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK L/ACTION 10 8 3 7 28  
DAVE SPURLOCK L/ACTION 8 6 7 6 27  
TIM FINLEY L/ACTION 5 7 6 7 25  
JASON BLOHM BPCR 7 7 6 5 25  
JIM DORRELL BPCR 8 8 1 5 22  
DAVE PHILLIPS BPCR 7 4 5 5 21  
BOB DELATORRE BPCR 5 3 1 1 10  

MAY RESULTS FOR COWBOY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE

To all:
This month I don’t know what was more spectacular, the weather or John Mullins!
For Memorial Day weekend to have thE temperatures in the 80s was a special treat and certainly not a normal condition. It was defiantly much better than last month’s match when we almost froze to death and in past years when it was 100+ degrees.
John Mullins has only been shooting Cowboy Lever Action for a little over a year but he is a quick learner.
After winning the Pala, California State Championship for Pistol Caliber with a National Record 76X80 score he came out to Ben Avery and pretty much dominated the .22/Pistol match as well as the afternoon Rifle Caliber match shooting 35X40 in both matches.
It wasn’t a walk in the park for John either as we had the full compliment of Master shooters in attendance but none of the “normal” match winners were able to best John’s 35s.
Tim Finley in the .22/Pistol match was second as was newcomer Dan Cates in the Rifle match. Both shot good scores but not enough to best John.
This should be the end of the cool weather for 3-4 months so lets see if someone can get hot next month and give John a run for his money.
The Black Powder Cartridge guys are coming to the Pistol Silhouette range next month and will shoot a 40 shot offhand match on the long range targets on the 21st. The Lever Actions shooters are welcome to shoot the match as are the Vintage Sniper guys providing the Vintage Sniper shooters use cast bullet to prevent damage to the targets.
See you in June.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
              
.22/PISTOL 5/24/2014            
JOHN MULLINS MASTER 10 10 7 8 35 M/WINNER
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 7 9 9 33 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 7 10 8 8 33 1ST MASTER
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 10 6 9 33 2ND AAA
DAVE PEDERSON AA 9 8 6 8 31 1ST AA
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 6 10 7 7 30  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 10 6 5 30  
FRED PAXIA AAA 9 4 7 7 27  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 6 8 6 7 27  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 10 6 4 27  
CHUCK CAMOBELL AA 4 9 7 6 26 2ND AA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 6 7 6 6 25  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 8 7 4 6 25  
JACK CHAMBERLAIN AA 6 5 7 6 24  
JOHN NESBITT AA 3 7 4 9 23  
FRED STANSBURY AA 4 5 5 6 20  
JAMES PRENOVOST A 4 6 5 5 20 1ST A
ROLAND WONG AA 5 5 5 5 20  
JIM CROSSON AA 5 6 5 4 20  
VELDA CHAMBERLAIN B 5 5 4 5 19 1ST B
DR. GEOFF RADOFF B 2 7 4 3 16  
ROB JOHNSON B 3 3 1 3 10  
               
BEN AVERY              
RIFLE CALIBER 5/24/2014            
JOHN MULLINS MASTER 10 10 8 7 35 M/WINNER
DAN CATES AAA 9 10 8 5 32 1ST AAA
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 7 6 8 31 1ST MASTER
FRED PAXIA MASTER 8 7 9 5 29  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 7 10 5 6 28 1ST AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 9 8 5 6 28 2ND AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 10 4 6 28  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 7 7 6 7 27  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 7 3 9 27  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 6 8 7 5 26 2ND AA
ORRIS GRESS AA 6 9 6 4 25  
JIM CROSSON AA 9 8 2 6 25  
BILL COLE MASTER 9 3 5 6 23  
JOHN NESBITT AAA 9 7 4 5 23  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 6 3 5 23  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 8 6 3 4 21  
ROLAND WONG AA 6 6 5 2 19  
ROB JOHNSON A 5 5 3 4 17 1ST A
FRED STANSBURY AA 5 5 3 3 16  
GEOFF RADOFF B 3 4 1 4 12 1ST B

MAY RESULTS FOR BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER

To all:
Another good turnout for the BPCR and the Vintage Sniper shooters.
The BPCR guys still outnumbered the V/Sniper shooters but not by much as the popularity of shooting the old war horses grows.
Chip Mate was again able to outshoot everyone with his 40-65 Hepburn and Bob Delatorre was right in there as well with his Shiloh 40-64 taking the 2nd Overall position.
Tim Thorne who is a new to Arizona shooter was a close 3rd Overall shooting his Springfield Sniper 30-06.
It’s good to see the competitors coming out to shoot in spite of the heat, which by the way wasn’t a big deal for the normally hot days of May.
Next month we will move down the road to the Pistol Silhouette range and shoot the Off Hand matches for the summer months.
If you haven’t tried this, load up some ammo and come on out.
We’ll shoot a 40 shot match with NO sighters with the BPCRs on a range with auto resetting targets so you can be home by lunch time drinking a cold beer in the comfort of your air conditioned home.
These matches are a lot of fun and are excellent practice for increasing your chicken count this fall when we return to the High Power Silhouette range.
You Vintage Sniper guys can participate as well if you load up your ammo with cast bullets.
The Military Rifles shoot real well with cast bullets and they won’t damage the Pistol Silhouette targets. Sorry but you cannot shoot your jackeded stuff on this range.
Thanks again to all that shot the match this month and I hope to see you all next month for the Off Hand matches.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 5/17/2014
CHIP MATE MASTER 4 10 8 8 30 M/WINNER
BOB DELATORRE MASTER 3 9 9 6 27 2ND PLACE
TIM THORNE V/SNIPER 2 7 9 9 27 3RD PLACE
PAT TAYLOR V/SNIPER 1 10 7 7 25
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 1 10 8 6 25
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 1 9 9 6 25
JIM DORRELL AAA/SCOPE 2 8 4 10 24 1ST AAA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 2 10 3 9 24 2ND AAA
PAUL BARROW AA 2 8 6 8 24 1ST AA
LEE BUMBALOW V/SNIPER 0 6 10 8 24
KEN GOSE AAA/SCOPE 0 9 7 7 23
DOUG HART AAA/SCOPE 0 10 4 8 22
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 0 9 6 7 22
WARREN BARE A 1 9 5 6 21 1ST A
STEVE RHOADES AAA 1 9 7 4 21
AL LAPORA AA 0 8 4 7 19 2ND AA
CHUCK CAMPBELL V/SNIPER 2 6 4 6 18
LEON CHISM AA/SCOPE 2 10 4 2 18
ORRIS GRESS AA 0 7 4 7 18
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 8 6 5 18
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 0 6 2 8 16
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 7 2 4 14
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 1 3 2 3 9
FRED STANSBURY AA 0 5 2 0 7
JERRY LATSCHAR AA 0 6 0 0 6

APRIL RESULTS FOR BPCR-VINTAGE SNIPER-LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE 

To all:
Sorry for taking so long to post the result from the BPCR/Vintage Sniper match last Saturday but since I shot so bad I wasn’t in any hurry to post my score.
I did do a good job of spotting for Chip and he won the match shooting some of the new Old Eynsford black powder produced by Goex.
This is an American produced powder and it appears to offer the same if not better performance than the Swiss Black Powder at a reduced price!
Better and cheaper isn’t something we see often these days.
The Vintage Sniper guys were hot on Chip’s heals for the overall win with both Bill Cole and Lee Bumbalow only one shot behind.
Bill’s chicken count got him the second place mug over Lee.
It’s nice to see some of our old time competitor showing up again and the entry count was the best in a long time.
Some have returned to shoot Vintage Sniper like Lee Bumbalow and Jim Crosson and others are back with their BPCR rifles.
I don’t care what you are shooting I’m just pleased to see you back at the range.
I hadn’t scheduled a match for next month as I wanted to see if the majority wanted to shoot on the Rifle Silhouette range or if you preferred to shoot an off-hand match on the Pistol Silhouette range because of the warmer weather in May.
The common consensus is to shoot the May match on the Rifle Silhouette range so I’ll secure that date and send an email notice to everyone.
I may even consider bringing a sub sandwich and some chips along since everyone seemed to enjoy the hot dogs this month.
Watch for my email notice and I’ll see you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director 

                                                                                                                  
CHIP MATE MASTER 4 10 8 8 32 M/WINNER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 5 9 8 9 31 2ND PLACE
LEE BUMBALOW V.SNIPER 2 10 10 9 31 3RD PLACE
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 4 10 7 8 29  
BOB DELATORRE AAA/SCOPE 3 8 10 7 28 1ST AAA
AARON WILKES AA 2 9 8 8 27 1ST AA
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 1 10 7 9 27 1ST MASTER
RICK GREY AAA 3 10 5 8 26 2ND AAA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 1 10 5 10 26 3RD AAA
PAUL BARROW AA 0 10 10 6 26 2ND AA
JIM DORRELL AAA 4 10 6 8 24  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 3 10 6 5 24  
RICH WILKES AAA 2 10 7 5 24  
TIM THORN AA 4 8 4 7 23 3RD AA
JIM CROSSEN V/SNIPER 2 9 6 5 22  
JIM DODSON AA 2 9 4 7 22  
LEON CHISM AA/SCOPE 5 7 2 7 21  
ORRIS GRESS AA 2 7 8 4 21  
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 8 3 8 21  
RON CALDERONE MASTER 1 7 6 8 21  
AL LAPORA AA 0 6 6 9 21  
CHUCK CAMPBELL V/SNIPER 1 9 5 5 20  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 8 3 7 19  
DONN HANKS AA 0 5 6 7 18  
STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 0 9 6 3 18  
DOUG HART AAA 0 9 4 5 18  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 4 8 5 3 16  
MIKE OLIVER AA 1 6 3 6 16  
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 1 7 2 5 15  
DENNIS HALL AA 2 4 5 3 14  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 1 7 4 2 14  
KEN GOSE AAA 1 6 1 6 14  
FRED STANSBURY AA 1 5 5 1 12  
WARREN BARE A 1 7 4 0 12 1ST A
JERRY LATSURE AA 3 3 1 1 8  
ROBERTA OLIVER AA 0 2 2 1 5  

To all:
What is up with our weather???
It’s been in the 90s and calm all week and then match day comes and the temps drop 40 degrees, it rains and the wind blows 30 mph!!!
Jerry Basquette came all the way from Grand Junction, Colorado to get out of the cold and luckily he brought plenty of warm clothes as he had them all on Saturday! I had to call home and beg Carolyn to bring me my winter jacket, which she most graciously did, and I was still cold!
Surprisingly most of the morning shooters brought .22 rimfire rifles and their scores showed it with the exception of John Mullins.
Somehow John was able to shoot a 34X40 for the match win in some of the most miserable conditions we have experienced in a long time.
His closest competitor was Jerry Basquette from Colorado with a 27X40 and he is used to shooting in conditions like that!
Somehow everyone survived the morning match and with the rain stopping and blue skies showing it looked like the Rifle Caliber afternoon match would be much more enjoyable. Wrong!!!
The sky was blue and no more rain but the wind really picked up and it was rare if you shot a relay on the rams without most of the animal blowing down.
Luckily we have auto resetting targets and swingers so we could keep enough targets up to get through a relay.
The scores were a little lower in the afternoon with Tim Finley the match winner shooting a 28X40 but he just squeezed by on ram count for the win over AA shooter Chuck Campbell who also shot a 28X40 with the same turkey count but one less ram.
Outstanding scores by both shooters in conditions that sucked!!
Hopefully the weather will give us a break in May and it won’t be that hot.
Let’s keep out fingers crossed.
See you at the range on the 24th.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director  
.22/PISTOL 4/26/2014            
JOHN MULLIN MASTER 9 10 6 9 34 M/WINNER
JERRY BASQUETTE AAA 8 6 5 8 27 1ST AAA
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 5 9 5 26  
BILL COLE MASTER 3 8 8 7 26 1ST MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 5 9 7 5 26  
FRED PAXIA AAA 5 9 5 6 25  
TIM FINLEY AAA 5 9 6 4 24  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 8 9 3 3 23 1ST AA
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 3 9 7 3 22 2ND AA
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 4 7 5 5 21  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 7 4 4 5 20  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 4 8 3 5 20  
JIM CROSSON AA 5 5 3 3 16 3
FRED STANSBURY AA 2 6 2 5 15  
JAMES PRENOVOST A 3 3 6 2 14  
CHAD PRENOVOST AA 3 3 2 4 12  
ROB MUATER B 5 3 1 1 10 1ST B
BUBBA DANIELS AA 0 7 0 3 10  
JAN CAMPBELL B 0 5 1 3 8  
GEOFF RADOFF B 1 3 1 3 8  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 4/26/2014            
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 8 5 7 28 M/WINNER
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 10 7 5 6 28 1ST AA
JOHN MULLINS MASTER 10 8 5 4 27 1ST MASTER
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 7 5 6 26 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 7 9 4 4 24  
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 6 5 4 23 2ND AA
FRED PAXIA MASTER 5 10 3 5 23  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 7 8 3 4 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 8 6 4 3 21  
FRED STANSBURY AA 6 7 5 2 20  
JERRY BASQUETTE AAA 5 6 4 5 20  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 7 8 2 3 20  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 5 2 3 19  
GEOFF RADOFF B 5 4 2 1 12 1ST B
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 7 3 1 1 12  
JIM CROSSON AA 3 4 0 4 11  
ROB MUNTER B 1 2 1 1 5  

REGIONAL CREEDMOOR AND CREEDMOOR CUP RESULTS

To all:
You just had to be there.
For most of you reading this report you are probably looking out your window at several inches of snow on the ground and temperatures well below freezing.
Telling you that we had tough conditions for both the Cup and Regional Creedmoors  when the temperatures were in the mid 70s to low 80s with sunny skies seems a little hard to believe.
All you have to do is look at the scores and the talented competitors that shot them and you’ll get the idea how tough it was.
There were good relays and there were bad relays but in the end everyone got their fair share of the bad ones and again the talent of the shooters determined the outcome of the matches.
Dave Gullo has never won the Creedmoor Cup. It’s about the only match that Dave had never won but all that changed this year when he dominated both days of the “Cup” and will now forever have his name attached to the perpetual trophy along side the past winners.
Just shooting the “Cup” is an accomplishment you can be proud of because you do it totally on your own and being the recipient of one of the trophies forever establishes you as a top BPTR shooter.
With the “Cup” in the record books everyone was looking forward to two days of better shooting conditions for the Regional.
Surprise!!
There were blue skies and nice temperatures but there was a double dose of wind to go along with those blue skies and pleasant temperatures.
After enjoying a nice steak dinner on Friday night, served once again by Carolyn and her girls, we thought things would change on Saturday morning.
The hot air balloons were up in a clear sky and it looked like the windy conditions had moved on.
The first relay shooters had absolutely perfect conditions and the scores showed it but that was all going to change!
By the 4th relay we knew we were in for it and when we moved back to 900 yards the wind was in our face and gusting to 20+ mph.
The top score shot at 900 yards was Marksman shooter Jim Clark from Utah with an 82-0X followed by Dave Gullo with a 74-0X!!!!
The guys in the pits were getting worked over as well with numerous target uprights being broken by the wind and Ron Calderone’s bullets. Ron now holds the record for most uprights shot off in one match!!. Even the hospital targets got used until the broken ones were fixed.
On to 1000 yards and it didn’t get any better with Eron Ahmer and Toby Crisler shooting the only two scores in the 80s followed by the rest back at least 20-30 points.
Eron Ahmer was the match winner with a 234-1X. There were only three other scores in the 200s for the match!!!!
I guess the wind Gods decided were had paid our dues and gave us a little break for Sunday’s match.
Finally, we had reasonable conditions and the wind had changed to it normal location behind our backs but switching from 7:00 to 5:00 and still in the 10-12mph range. By now that seemed like a slight breeze to us!
These conditions at Ben Avery are hard to get a handle on sometimes and most of the experienced shooters were able to keep up with the conditions.
During every yardage though there were switches that could get you off target if you weren’t careful.
Eron Ahmer with Zack Taylor on the spotting scope were rewarded with a miss at 1000 yards but were still able to hang on for the overall win with a 250-1X.
Dave Gullo made a strong comeback with a 267-5X for the Sunday match win but Eron had enough in the bank from Saturday to take the aggregate and become the 2014 Arizona Regional Champion.
I want to thank all that made the effort to attend the match and hope you all had as much fun as I did putting it on. The camaraderie of the BPTR shooters is outstanding and I’m glad to be a part of it.
See you next year.
Steve Rhoades                                                                                                                                                 Match Director

CREEDMOOR CUP
DAVE GULLO 95-0X 75-1X 76-0X 246-1X M/W 99-5X 92-2X 85-0X 276-1X M/W 522-8X CUP CHAMPION
ERON AHMER 81-0X 81-0X 81-2X 243-2X   93-1X 84-0X 88-1X 265-2X 2ND 508-4X 2ND OVERALL
CHIP MATE 95-1x 85-0x 65-0x 245-1x 2ND 92-0X 77-0X 82-2X 251-2X   496-3X 3RD OVERALL
MARK SCHUENKE 92-4X 79-1X 73-0X 244-5X 3RD 85-1X 81-0X 69-0X 235-1X   479-6X  
CLIFF GREGG 66-0X 82-1X 75-1X 223-2X   86-1X 88-0X 77-0X 251-1X   474-3X  
BOB ENGLEBACH 96-1X 82-1X 48-0X 226-2X   97-0X 77-1X 71-0X 245-1X   471-3X P/PATCH CHAMP
KLAUS SCHATTLEITNER 86-1X 77-1X 56-0X 219-3X   89-2X 82-1X 79-1X 250-4X   469-7X SENIOR CHAMP
ROBERT GARIBAY 91-3X 82-0X 56-0X 229-3X   80-1X 81-1X 75-0X 236-2X   465-5X  
TOBY CRISLER 91-2X 66-0X 56-0X 213-2X   91-2X 81-0X 71-0X 243-2X   456-4X  
KENNY WASSERBURGER 76-0X 79-1X 61-2X 216-3X   80-2X 76-1X 81-0X 237-3X   453-6X SCOPE CHAMP
PAT CONNON 96-3X 62-0X 39-1X 198-4X   82-2X 89-1X 83-0X 254-3X 3RD 452-7X  
RICK GREY 77-1X 54-0X 76-1X 207-2X   88-0X 76-2X 80-2X 244-4X   451-6X  
ZACK TAYLOR 85-0X 81-1X 66-0X 232-1X   80-0X 78-2X 51-0X 209-2X   441-3X  
BOB TARKENTON 94-3X 57-0X 27-0X 178-3X   83-1X 86-1X 73-0X 242-2X   420-5X  
GLEN GIPSON 89-0X 61-0X 43-0X 193-0X   80-0X 65-0X 64-1X 209-1X   402-1X  
TRENT LAWRENCE 70-0X 76-0X 67-0X 213-0X   86-2X 64-0X 38-0X 188-2X   401-2X  
DONN HANKS 79-0X 71-0X 56-0X 206-0X   65-1X 73-2X 56-0X 194-3X   400-3X  
JIM CLARK 85-0X 58-1X 48-0X 191-1X   84-2X 64-0X 56-1X 204-3X   395-4X  
HANS VAN NOORD 86-0X 45-0X 43-0X 174-0X   74-0X 69-0X 75-0X 218-0X   392-0X  
JERRY PROUTY 80-1X 53-2X 68-0X 201-3X   76-1X 56-0X 57-0X 189-1X   390-4X  
JASON PORTER 86-1X 79-0X 35-0X 200-1X   74-0X 43-0X 40-0X 157-0X   357-1X  
BRUCE KUVEKE 79-1X 52-0X 37-0X 168-1X   79-1X 35-0X 72-1X 186-2X   354-3X  
MIKE RIX 78-0X 79-0X 64-0X 221-0X   66-0X 60-0X DNF 126-0X   347-0X  
JIM EGGLESTON 63-0X 80-1X 26-0X 169-1X   66-0X 57-0X 30-0X 153-0X   322-1X  
MIKE HOFT 83-2X 24-0X 25-0X 132-2X   74-0X 54-0X 55-0X 183-0X   315-2X  
DAVE MAURER 70-2X 45-0X 20-0X 135-2X   75-1X 47-0X 23-0X 145-1X   280-3X  

                                                                                                                                                                  
REGIONAL CREEDMOOR

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ERON AHMER MASTER 85-0X 68-1X 81-0X 234-1X M/W 92-1X 83-0X 75-0X 250-1X   484-2X MATCH WINNER
TOBY CRISLER MASTER 82-0X 67-0X 80-2X 229-2x 1ST M 82-2x 82-1x 85-1x 249-4x   478-6X 2ND PLACE
DAVE GULLO MASTER 86-0X 74-0X 42-0X 202-0x 2ND M 91-2x 90-2x 86-1x 267-5x M/W 469-5X 3RD PLACE
K. SCHATTLEITNER MASTER 87-0X 36-0X 69-0X 192-0x   88-2x 87-1x 91-2x 266-5X 1ST M 458-5X 1ST MASTER
CHIP MATE MASTER 93-2X 54-0X 50-0X 197-2x   86-0x 83-0x 80-1x 249-1x   446-3X 2ND MASTER
CLIFF GREGG MASTER 86-1X 47-0X 59-0X 192-1x   89-1x 93-3x 71-0x 253-4x   445-5X 3RD MASTER
ZACK TAYLOR MASTER 87-0X 47-0X 46-0X 180-0x   84-1x 92-1x 79-1x 255-3X 3RD M 435-3X  
BOB HITCHENS MASTER 63-0X 40-0X 54-0X 157-0x   98-2x 89-0x 71-0x 258-2x 2ND M 415-2X  
RON CALDERONE MASTER 79-0X 53-1X 36-0X 168-1X   81-1X 90-0X 71-0X 242-1X   410-1X  
PAT CONNON MASTER 91-4X 71-0X 39-0X 201-4x 3RD M 81-1x 68-0x 58-0x 207-1x   408-5X  
RICK GREY MASTER 87-0X 55-0X 38-0X 180-0x   86-3x 73-3x 63-0x 222-3x   402-3X  
JASON PORTER MASTER 85-1X 46-1X 40-0X 171-2x   69-0x 81-2x 50-0x 200-2x   391-4X  
MARK SCHUENKE EXPERT 74-1X 65-0X 27-0X 166-1x   69-1x 83-1x 63-0x 215-2X 1ST EX 381-3X 1ST EXPERT
TRENT LAWRENCE TOLLOFSON 68-0X 41-0X 34-0X 143-0x   88-0x 79-1x 71-1x 238-2X   381-2X TOLLOFSON
BOB TARKENTON MASTER 69-0X 58-0X 49-0X 176-0x   79-0x 66-0x 56-0x 201-0X   377-0X  
KEN GOSE SCOPE 88-0X 47-0X 27-1X 162-1x   86-0x 62-0x 58-0x 206-0X   368-1X SCOPE
JIM EGGLESTON MASTER 84-0X 45-0X 29-0X 158-0x   85-1x 71-1x 43-0x 199-1x   357-1X  
GLEN GIP[SON MASTER 76-0X 36-0X 39-0X 151-0x   86-1x 58-0x 57-0x 201-1x   352-1X  
JERRY PROUTY MARKSMAN 86-0X 30-0X 39-0X 155-0x   78-0x 63-0x 43-0x 184-0X   339-0X 1ST MARKSMAN
BOB DELATORRE EXPERT/PP 77-0X 34-0X 37-0X 148-0x   82-2x 43-1x 65-1x 190-4X   338-4X PAPER PATCH
HANS VAN NOORD EXPERT 68-1X 31-0X 68-0X 167-1x 1ST EX 86-0x 37-0x 48-0x 171-0X   338-1X  
MIKE HOFT MARKSMAN 54-0X 40-0X 28-0X 122-0x   91-0x 61-0x 43-0x 195-0X 1ST MK 317-0X  
DAVE MAURER MASTER 61-1X 28-0X 23-0X 112-1x   77-1x 49-0x 43-1x 169-2x   281-3X  
BOB ENGLEBACH MASTER 44-0X DNF DNF 44-0x   87-1x 57-0x 35-0x 179-1x   223-1X  
JIM CLARK MARKSMAN 73-0X 82-0X 20-0X 175-1x 1ST MK 80-0x 45-0x 58-0x 183-0X   198-1X  
BRUCE KUVEKE S/SHOOTER 33-0X 8-0X 0-0X 41-0x 1ST SS 48-0x 34-0x 26-0x 108-0X 1ST SS 144-0X 1ST S/SHOOTER
MIKE RIX MASTER 65-0X 43-0X 41-0X 149-0x   84-1x 54-0x DNF DNF   DNF  

FEBRUARY SILHOUETTE/CREEDMOOR RESULTS

To all:
Is it really February in Arizona?
Normally, at this time of year, we have to break out our winter duds for the matches but not this month; proper attire was shorts!!!
85 degrees and hardly any wind was the order of the day and the BPCR guys took advantage of the conditions to lay it on the V/Sniper guys in the Silhouette match.
Trent Lawrence was the overall winner based on his higher ram count over Bob Delatorre and Chip Mate rounded out the top three spots by recording more chickens than the top V/Sniper shooter, Craig Buchanan.
The decision was made that in the future if we have ties for the overall top three places we will shoot-off for the positions rather than deciding them on animal count.
This will be the rule for the April match so be prepared.
We had a great turnout this month due to some new BPCR shooters and the increased interest in V/Sniper.
The other factor that helped the attendance was back to back matches with the Silhouette match on Saturday and a Creedmoor match on Sunday.
The Creedmoor match was the first time we have had the V/snipers shooting with us and they took the opportunity to get even for their shut out in the Silhouette match.
Craig Buchanan was the overall top Creedmoor shooter with an outstanding 283-10X followed by BPCR shooter Zack Taylor with a 267-6X but the next three positions were filled with V/Sniper shooters.
Their success at shooting these old war horses at 1000 yards will make it tough for us in the future if we want to lead the pack with BPCR rifles.
I want to thank everyone that showed up. It’s starting to look like old times with the shooter count up there in the 30s for the Silhouette match.
Next month is our Regional Creedmoor and the Creedmoor Cup so get those entries in the mail as it looks like the weather will hold and we will have some excellent shooting conditions.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BEN AVERY              
BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 2/15/2014            
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 4 9 10 8 31 M/WINNER
BOB DELATORRE MASTER 4 10 10 7 31 2ND PLACE
CHIP MATE MASTER 4 10 7 9 30 3RD PLACE
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 3 10 7 10 30 1ST V/SNIPER
K. SCHATTLEITNER MASTER 4 9 10 6 29 1ST MASTER
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 4 7 8 10 29 2ND V/SNIPER
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 2 9 10 8 29 3RD V/SNIPER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 2 10 9 8 29  
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 1 10 9 9 29  
RON CALDERONE MASTER 4 8 7 9 28  
CHUCK CAMPBELL V/SNIPER 4 10 7 6 27  
STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 2 9 7 9 27 1ST AAA
AL LAPORA AA 2 9 9 6 26 1ST AA
BOB HITCHENS AAA 1 9 8 8 26 2ND AAA
KEN GOSE AAA 3 8 7 6 24 3RD AAA
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 2 9 8 5 24  
PAUL BARROW AA 1 10 7 6 24 2ND AA
JERRY PROUTY AA 3 6 8 5 22 3RD AA
ZACK TAYLOR AAA 3 9 6 4 22  
RICK GREY AAA/SCOPE 3 7 6 6 22  
LARRY WILKES AAA 1 9 10 2 22  
RICK SMITH AAA 1 9 6 6 22  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 9 5 6 21  
DENNIS HALL AA 1 10 5 4 20  
WARREN BARE A 2 7 5 5 19 1ST A
JIM DODSON AA 1 6 6 6 19  
ROB WILKES AA 1 7 4 5 17  
JIM DORRELL AA/SCOPE 0 5 5 7 17  
JASON PORTER AA 0 7 5 5 17  
ROB JOHNSON B 1 4 3 7 15 1ST B
STEVE WILLIAMS V/SNIPER 0 7 5 3 15  
DONN HANKS` AA 0 5 5 4 14  
DICK WILKES V/SNIPER 2 1 7 1 11  
ROLAND WONG B 1 8 0 2 11  

 

 
BEN AVERY 2/16/14 CREEDMOOR          
CRAIG BUCHANAN   V/SNIPER 95-4X 93-4X 95-2X 283-10X M/WINNER
ZACK TAYLOR   BPCR 95-3X 86-1X 86-2X 267-6X 2ND PLACE
TIM FINLEY   V/SNIPER 91-0X 86-0X 86-1X 263-1X 3RD PLACE
BILL COLE   V/SNIPER 73-0X 93-4X 93-0X 259-4X  
DAVE SPURLOCK   V/SNIPER 87-0X 78-2X 86-2X 251-4X  
BOB HITCHENS   BPCR 83-0X 86-0X 79-1X 248-2X  
PAT TAYLOR   BPCR 93-1X 95-3X 58-0X 246-4X  
STEVE RHOADES   40-82 84-0X 80-1X 79-1X 243-2X  
RON CALDERONE   BPCR 96-3X 81-1X 62-2X 239-6X  
K. SCHATTLEITNER   BPCR 93-0X 80-0X 65-0X 238-0X  
MARK DELATORRE   V/SNIPER 77-1X 84-2X 75-0X 236-0X  
RICK GREY   BPCR 88-2X 85-1X 62-1X 235-3X  
KEN GOSE   45-90 82-1X 62-0X 70-2X 214-3X  
JERRY PROUTY   BPCR 55-0X 43-0X 82-0X 210-0X  
DONN HANKS   40-70 SS 73-0X 55-0X 59-1X 187-1X  
BOB DELATORRE   P/PATCH 93-3X 82-1X DNF 175-4X  
LEE BUMBALOW   BPCR 77-0X 52-0X 35-0X 164-0X  

2014 ARIZONA STATE LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I would have to go back and check but I believe that Jim Luke has attended every Arizona State Lever Action match that we have put on.
Coming from his home in Overland Park, Kansas he can always be counted on the put pressure on the rest of the shooters for the match win and this year was no exception.
Jim and Tony Tello both shot 37X40s in the first Small Bore match on Friday but were denied the win when AAA shooter John Mullins whipped them all with a 38X40.
Consistency is what pays off though and in the afternoon match Jim turned in another 37X40 while the contenders fell short.
Jim Luke’s consistent shooting earned him the 2014 Arizona State Lever Action Silhouette Championship.
Having one win under his belt Jim was ready to take on all comers for the Pistol Caliber Match on Saturday but Craig Buchanan had also learned a thing or two about consistency as he won Match #1 with a 36X40 over Jim and Eric Sundstrom.
Jim and Eric both bettered their Match #1 scores in the afternoon but it was not enough. Craig shot another 36X40 for a 72X80 win of the Pistol Caliber State Championship.
It’s a bit of an inside joke so I want to repeat: CRAIG BUCHANAN IS THE 2014 AZ. PISTOL CALIBER STATE CHAMP!!!
With two days of shooting complete it was time for the  weather to cooperate and reward our out of town guests with a warm sunny day and perfect wind conditions.
Winning the State Championships in the Smallbore and Pistol categories appeared to be bad juju for Craig Buchanan and Jim Luke as neither were in contention in the Rifle Caliber Championship matches.
Instead it was a couple of AAA shooters, John Mullins and Alaskan Dan Cates who dominated both of the Rifle matches.
Dan and John both shot 35X40s in the afternoon match with the win going to Dan on Turkey count but it was the 38X40 for John in Match #1 that earned him a Master classification and the title of Arizona State Rifle Caliber Champion.
Again this year we are indebted to Bill Cole for all of his efforts in keeping our range in good shape. Bill also gets some help in that chore from Fred Paxia and George Hester so I want to thank them also for their efforts.
Also pitching in this year and helping me with running the matches were Jim Crosson, Rob Johnson and Klaus Schattleitner.
Klaus is a BPCR shooter and this was his first time at a Lever Action match.
He was really impressed by the cooperation from the shooters in making the matches run so smooth.
I also have to thank Virginia Spurlock for bringing fresh baked brownies and carrot cake each day and with helping me with the books at the end of each match. Her help got everyone on the road an hour earlier after the Sunday matches.
This year was our best turn out of shooters and we filled the Rifle Caliber Matches up on Sunday, so if you are thinking about attending next year you’d better get your entry in early.
Thanks to all for your cooperation and for coming to our match.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

SMALLBORE
J. LUKE M/SR 9 10 10 8 37 1ST M 10 10 9 8 37 M/W 74 STATE CHAMPION
J. MULLINS AAA 9 10 10 9 38 M/W 8 10 9 7 34 1ST AAA 72 1ST AAA
E. SUNDSTROM M/SR 7 10 10 9 36 3RD M 8 9 8 10 35 1ST M 71 1ST MASTER
T. TELLO M/SR 9 10 9 9 37 2ND M 9 9 8 8 34 3RD M 71 2ND MASTER
R. KING M 10 10 8 7 35   9 9 7 10 35   70  
J. KING AAA 8 9 8 9 34   8 10 7 9 34 3RD AAA 68 2ND AAA 
C. BUCHANAN M/SR 10 8 8 8 34   7 10 9 6 32   66 SENIOR CHAMPION
L. O'NEIL M/SR 8 10 7 10 35   7 9 7 8 31   66  
F. PAXIA AAA/SR 10 10 8 8 36 1ST AAA 8 9 8 5 30   66 3RD AAA
T. FINLEY AAA 8 10 9 8 35 2ND AAA 8 10 6 6 30   65  
J. COX M/WM 9 10 8 6 33   6 9 9 7 31   64 WOMAN CHAMPION
M. JABLONOWSKI AAA 8 9 8 9 34 3RD AAA 8 8 7 6 29   63  
A. SLEDGE AAA/SR 9 10 7 4 30   9 10 6 8 33   63  
C. SPURLOCK AA 8 10 6 8 32 1ST AAA 7 10 5 9 27   63 1ST AA
J. HERSHEY M/WM 9 10 9 5 33   7 9 7 6 29   62  
K. GARVIN AAA/WM 6 10 6 7 29   8 10 7 8 33   62  
B. JARVIS AAA/SR 8 9 9 6 32   7 9 9 5 30   62  
D. PALAGI AAA 7 9 5 7 28   9 10 8 7 34 2ND AAA 62  
S. JARVIS AA/WM 5 9 7 9 30 2ND AA 6 9 9 8 32 1ST AA 62 2ND AAA
J. GOODNIGHT M/SR 8 8 6 8 30   8 6 10 7 31   61  
T. LEE AAA 8 10 6 7 31   8 9 6 7 30   61  
R. DESLAURIOUS AAA 10 9 7 8 34   9 6 6 5 26   60  
D. SPURLOCK AAA/SR 9 10 7 7 33   5 10 6 6 27   60  
K. GRIGGS AAA 6 10 7 6 29   7 9 7 7 30   59  
C. CAMPBELL AA/SR 6 9 5 8 28   8 10 7 6 31 2ND AA 59 3RD AA
R. RATNER AA 7 8 6 8 29 3RD AA 8 8 6 7 29 3RDAA 58  
T. BANT AAA/SR 7 8 8 4 27   9 10 5 6 30   57  
W. DENNY AAA/SR 6 9 9 9 33   2 9 7 5 23   56  
R. HERSHEY AAA/SR 6 10 5 7 28   8 9 6 5 28   56  
J. NESBITT AA 6 9 7 6 28   10 9 5 4 28   56  
S. RHOADES AAA/SR 4 9 7 7 27   7 9 6 6 28   55  
J. BASQUETTE AA/SR 7 9 6 5 27   7 9 6 6 28   55  
G. HESTER AAA/SR 7 8 4 6 25   6 10 6 7 29   54  
O. GRESS AA/SR 7 8 7 6 27   7 10 3 6 26   53  
B. DANIELS AA/SR 6 7 6 5 24   2 10 7 7 26   50  
L. SHIELDS AA 7 7 4 5 23   6 7 7 7 27   50  
P. HUARD AA/SR 6 8 5 8 27   5 7 4 6 22   49  
V. SPURLOCK AA/WM 7 10 5 7 29   5 10 1 4 20   49  
B. SAKOWICZ A/SR 8 8 2 4 22   8 9 5 5 27 1ST A 49 1ST A
P. GIERASCH AA/SR 6 7 8 5 26   7 4 3 3 22   48  
D. OSTLER AAA 7 8 6 4 25   3 8 5 6 22   47  
F. STANSBURY AA/SR 4 6 5 6 21   5 8 5 6 24   45  
R. WONG AA/SR 4 7 2 7 20   3 8 8 6 25   45  
M. KALOWSKI AA 5 7 5 3 20   7 7 3 4 21   41  
G. FRANKS AA/SR 4 8 1 4 17   5 4 5 5 19   36  
R. MAZE A/SR 2 6 4 5 17   2 7 2 3 14   31  
J. LEE AA/WM 1 7 3 3 14   4 6 3 3 16   30  
A. BLOCK AA 5 7 4 0 16   0 0 0 0 0 DNF 16  

 
JIM LUKE              MARLIN 39A        LAPUA-S&K HV     ALLEY FRONT SIGHT          MVA REAR SIGHT

ERIC SUNDSTROM             MARLIN 39A        WOLF     FIBER OPTIC FRONT           WILLIAMS REAR

TONY TELLO         MARLIN 39A        LAPUA        LYMAN 17A FRONT SIGHT            REDFIELD 75 REAR SIGHT                

CRAIG BUCHANAN              MARLIN 39A        WOLF     FIBER OPTIC FRONT           WILLIAMS REAR SIGHT

PISTOL
COMPETITOR CLASS   C   P   T   R       C   P   T   R     AGG. AWARD
C. BUCHANAN M/SR 10 10 8 8 36 M/W 9 10 9 8 36 1ST M 72 STATE CHAMPION
J. LUKE M/SR 9 8 9 8 34 1ST M 9 10 9 7 35 3RD M 69 1ST MASTER
E. SUNDSTROM M/SR 8 10 9 6 33 3RD M 7 10 10 8 35 2ND M 68 2ND MASTER
J. COX M/WM 7 9 10 7 33 2ND M 10 10 8 6 34   67 WOMAN CHAMPION
L. O'NEIL M/SR 9 10 8 2 29   10 10 8 10 38 M/W 67 3RD MASTER
J. MULLINS AAA 9 10 6 7 32 2ND AAA 8 10 8 9 35 2ND AAA 67 1ST AAA
T. TELLO M/SR 8 10 5 7 30   10 10 7 7 34   64 SENIOR CHAMPION
F. PAXIA AAA/SR 8 8 8 6 30   8 8 9 9 34 3RD AAA 64 2ND AAA
J. GOODNIGHT M/SR 6 10 7 7 30   7 10 9 7 33   63  
J. HERSHEY M/WM 9 10 9 2 30   7 10 9 7 33   63  
T. LEE AA 9 10 6 8 33 1ST AAA 8 9 5 7 29   62 3RD AAA
C. SPURLOCK AA 5 8 6 9 28 3RD AA 8 9 7 10 34 1ST AA 62 1ST AA
K. GARVIN AAA/WM 9 10 7 5 31 3RD AAA 7 10 7 6 30   61  
K. GRIGGS AAA 5 7 6 7 25   10 10 9 7 36 1ST AAA 61  
A. SLEDGE AA/SR 8 8 6 7 29 1ST AA 8 8 9 7 32 2ND AA 61 2ND AA
R. KING M 6 10 7 5 28   9 10 7 6 32   60  
WM. DENNY AAA/SR 6 9 7 7 29   7 10 8 6 31   60  
T. FINLEY AAA 8 8 7 5 28   7 9 7 9 32   60  
J. BASQUETTE AAA/SR 6 9 9 6 30   6 9 8 6 29   59  
R. DESLAURIES AAA 8 10 6 6 30   6 10 5 7 28   58  
G. HESTER AAA/SR 6 8 9 7 30   6 10 7 3 26   56  
D. PALAGI AAA 4 10 5 8 27   7 8 5 6 26   53  
C. CAMPBELL AA/SR 9 8 5 7 29 2ND AAA 7 7 5 5 24   53 3RD AA
B. DANIELS AA/SR 3 8 5 8 24   8 9 5 6 28 3RD AAA 52  
R. HERSHEY AAA/SR 6 10 6 5 27   6 9 4 5 24   51  
B. JARVIS AAA/SR 7 10 2 7 25   8 8 4 6 26   51  
R. RATNER A/SR 8 9 3 8 28 1ST A 6 8 5 4 23 1ST A 51 1ST A
R. WONG AA/SR 6 9 6 6 27   6 9 5 3 23   50  
J. KING AAA 5 9 4 6 24   7 7 6 5 25   49  
J. NESBITT AA 9 9 3 3 24   7 8 6 4 25   49  
S. JARVIS AA/WM 9 6 6 3 24   7 8 5 4 24   48  
F. STANSBURY AA/SR 6 7 4 5 22   8 6 7 5 26   48  
P. HUARD AA/SR 4 9 5 7 25   6 7 4 5 22   47  
D. OSTLER AA 8 7 4 3 22   6 7 4 8 25   47  
B. SAKOWICZ AA/SR 4 8 8 6 26   4 8 7 2 21   47  
D. SPURLOCK AAA/SR 7 7 4 9 27   6 8 2 3 19   46  
R. ANDERSON AA 7 7 3 4 23   3 8 6 6 23   46  
L. SHIELDS AA 7 10 0 6 23   6 8 2 7 23   46  
O. GRESS AAA/SR 5 7 2 8 22   7 8 2 6 23   45  
M. KALOWSKI AAA 3 7 6 8 24   3 10 6 2 21   45  
V. SPURLOCK AA/WM 6 9 3 4 22   6 7 6 3 22   44  
G. FRANKS AAA/SR 7 9 3 3 22   8 6 3 3 20   42  
P. GIERASCH A/SR 3 8 4 4 19   5 6 2 4 17   36  
T. BANT AA/SR 6 7 5 3 21   3 3 3 2 11   32  
J. LEE A/WM 5 3 1 3 12   2 9 3 5 19   31  
G. RADOFF B 3 3 1 3 10 1 ST B 4 4 0 3 11 1ST B 21 1ST B
R. MAZE AA/SR 3 4 4 0 11   0 0 0 0 0 DNF 11  

CRAIG BUCHANAN              MARLIN .44 MAG                231 POWDER-180 REM.-BULLET -WINCHESTER PRIMER

JIM LUKE              MARLIN 94 COWBOY-.357-UNIQUE-HORNADY 125-FED PRIMER

ERIC SUNDSTROM             WIN. 9422 .22 MAG-

JOY COX               WIN 9422-.22 MAG-50 GR BULLET

TONY TELLO         MARLIN 57 .22 MAG-FEDERAL 50 GR.

RIFLE
COMPETITOR CLASS C P T R     C P T R     AGG. AWARD
J. MULLINS AAA 10 10 10 8 38 M/W 10 10 7 8 35 1ST AAA 73 STATE CHAMPION
T. TELLO M/SR 10 9 9 7 35 2ND M 10 10 6 9 35 2ND M 70 1ST MASTER
J. COX M/WM 9 10 7 8 34 3RD M 9 8 7 9 33   67 2ND MASTER
D. CATES AAA/SR 9 10 5 8 32   9 10 8 8 35 M/W 67 1ST AAA
L. O'NEIL M/SR 10 9 8 9 36 1ST M 10 10 7 2 29   65 3RD MASTER
WM. DENNY M/SR 9 9 8 6 32   9 9 6 7 32   64 SENIOR CHAMPION
R. KING M 10 8 6 7 31   9 9 8 7 33 3RD M 64  
F. PAXIA AAA 8 9 6 9 32 2ND AAA 9 9 8 6 32 3RD AAA 64 2ND AAA
J. HERSHEY M/WM 9 10 7 6 32   9 9 7 6 31   63  
J. LUKE M/SR 9 9 6 4 28   10 10 7 8 35 1ST M 63  
T. FINLEY AAA 9 8 5 7 29   8 10 7 9 34 2ND AAA 63 3RD AAA
K. GARVIN AAA/WM 10 8 5 8 31   10 9 6 7 32   63 WOMAN CHAMPION
R. HERSHEY AAA/SR 8 9 7 8 32 1ST AAA 9 9 5 8 31   63  
J. CULLUM AAA 10 9 5 6 30   10 8 6 6 30   60  
E. SUNDSTROM M/SR 10 10 4 7 31   10 8 5 5 28   59  
K. GRIGGS AAA 10 10 6 4 30   8 10 5 5 28   58  
C. SPURLOCK AAA 8 9 5 6 28   9 10 5 6 30   58  
L. SHIELDS AA 10 7 6 6 29 1ST AA 8 9 5 7 29   58 1ST AA
C. BUCHANAN M/SR 10 7 4 6 27   9 10 4 7 30   57  
C. CAMPBELL AA/SR 9 8 5 7 29 2ND AA 8 8 3 9 28 3RD AA 57 2ND AA
J. GOODNIGHT M/SR 7 8 5 6 26   7 9 7 6 29   55  
J. NESBITT AAA 8 9 5 6 28   9 8 6 4 27   55  
D. PALAGI AAA 7 8 6 7 28   6 8 6 7 27   55  
B. JARVIS AAA/SR 8 10 6 8 32 3RD AAA 7 9 2 4 22   54  
G. HESTER AAA/SR 8 9 6 4 27   9 7 6 4 26   53  
J. KING AAA 7 9 4 5 25   8 9 6 5 28   53  
R. ANDERSON AA 8 8 6 6 28   6 7 5 6 24   52  
A. SLEDGE AA/SR 9 7 5 3 24   9 9 5 5 28 2ND AA 52 3RD AA
S. JARVIS AAA/WM 7 7 6 5 25   6 7 6 7 26   51  
O. GRESS AA/SR 10 6 4 5 25   9 8 4 5 26   51  
J. BASQUETTE AAA/SR 9 8 7 1 25   8 5 8 4 25   50  
T. BANT AA/SR 5 9 8 3 25   7 9 4 5 25   50  
D. OSTLER AA 8 10 3 4 25   7 7 5 5 24   49  
B. DANIELS AA/SR 7 7 4 4 22   8 8 4 5 25   47  
T. LEE AA 5 6 4 4 19   8 7 7 5 27   46  
R. DESLAURIERS AAA 8 6 7 4 25   6 8 2 4 20   45  
B. SAKOWICZ AA/SR 9 9 3 4 25   6 6 5 3 20   45  
V. SPURLOCK AA/WM 5 4 3 5 17   6 8 4 9 27   44  
P. GIERASCH A/SR 8 6 5 5 24 1ST A 7 10 2 1 20 1ST A 44  
D. SPURLOCK AA/SR 7 9 3 3 22   8 5 4 4 21   43  
F. STANSBURY AA/SR 8 6 4 4 22   8 5 4 4 21   43  
M. KALOWSKI AAA 6 7 6 3 22   6 6 4 4 20   42  
G. FRANKS AA/SR 8 9 6 3 26 3RD AA 3 6 4 1 14   40  
P. HUARD AA/SR 9 8 1 8 26   7 3 2 2 14   40  
R, MAZE AA/SR 6 7 1 4 18   8 5 4 3 20   38  
R. WONG AA/SR 6 6 2 6 16   4 5 1 4 14   30  
J. LEE A/WM 5 5 2 6 18   4 4 2 1 11   29  
G. RADOFF B 5 5 2 2 14 1ST B 0 2 4 1 7 1ST B 21 1ST B

JOHN MULLINS                  NO DATA TURNED IN

TONY TELLO         MARLIN 336XLR  30-30-VARGET-150 GR. SPEAR-WINCHESTER PRIMERS

JOY COX               MARLIN 336         30-30-4895-150GR BULLET-FEDERAL PRIMER

CRAIG BUCHANAN              MARLIN 336         30-30-H4895-SIERRA BULLET-WINCHESTER PRIMER

JEANIE HERSHEY               MARLIN 30-30     VARGET-150-170 GR. SPEAR-FEDERAL PRIMER

FRED PAXIA          MARLIN COWBOY               30-30     LVR-150 SIERRA-WINCHESTER MAG PRIMERS





JANUARY COWBOY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE

To all:
Last month I screwed up and reported that Eric Sundstrom won both the .22/Pistol and the Rifle Caliber matches.
Actually Craig Buchanan made a comeback from some serious health issues and won the .22/Pistol match in the morning and since I wasn’t there, when I did the results, I misplaced Craig’s score card so he didn’t get the credit for the match win in the web site results.
Well this month we did have a double winner and it wasn’t Craig, but he was close, at least in the morning match!
John Mullins has been working on his game and it looks like he will be a real contender in the upcoming State Championships.
The two match wins also gave him two match scores towards the Master Class but he will contend the State Championships as a AAA shooter.
We had a good turnout this month and some nice shooting weather which I hope both carry over to the State Match.
I’ve got a lot to do before then so I’ll see everyone next week for the State Championships.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director


.22/PISTOL 1/25/2014
JOHN MULLINS AAA 10 10 8 9 37 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 10 10 8 36 1ST MASTER
FRED PAXIA AAA 9 9 8 8 34 1ST AAA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 6 10 8 8 32 2ND AAA
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 8 9 8 7 32 3RD AAA
JOY COX MASTER 9 8 7 8 32 2ND MASTER
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 9 10 7 6 32
JIM GOODNIGHT MASTER 9 9 4 10 32
BILL COLE MASTER 7 8 7 9 31
ROB RATNER A 9 10 6 6 31 1ST A
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 5 9 8 8 30
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 9 7 6 30
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 8 8 6 29
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 7 8 7 6 28 1ST AA
ORRIS GRESS AAA 6 9 5 7 27
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 5 8 6 7 26
LONNIE SHIELDS AA 5 8 6 6 26 2ND AA
AL BLOCK AA 2 9 7 7 25 3RD AA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 6 6 6 25
ROLAND WONG AA 5 7 6 3 24
JOHN NESBITT AA 6 5 4 7 22
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 4 8 4 4 20
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 3 7 5 4 19
GEOFF RADOFF B 4 8 1 5 18 1ST B
ROGER MAZE A 4 5 4 4 17
BERNIE SAKOWICK A 4 4 3 6 17
JIM CROSSON AA 4 5 3 5 17
ROB JOHNSON B 3 5 2 5 15
WARREN BARE A 3 5 2 3 13

RIFLE CALIBER 1/25/2014
JOHN MULLINS AAA 10 8 9 8 35 M/WINNER
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 9 8 8 7 32 1ST MASTER
BILL DENNY AAA 8 10 6 8 32 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 10 9 6 6 31
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 9 6 7 30 2ND AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 7 6 7 29 3RD AAA
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 9 6 6 29 1ST AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 7 5 9 29
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 6 6 7 28
BERNIE SAKOWICK AA 6 10 6 6 28 2ND AA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 9 6 5 28
JAMES GOODNIGHT MASTER 9 7 5 7 28
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 8 9 4 7 28 3RD AA
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 9 9 7 2 27
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 8 5 6 26
JOY COX MASTER 7 8 5 6 26
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 7 8 6 4 25
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 6 6 5 24
FRED PAXIA AAA 6 5 7 5 23
GEORGE HESTER AAA 8 8 5 2 23
JOHN NESBITT AAA 9 6 3 5 23
ROLAND WONG AA 6 8 4 4 22
JIM CROSSON AA 8 7 4 3 22
ROB RATNER A 7 7 3 4 21 1ST A
WARREN BARE A 7 3 5 4 19
ROB JOHNSON A 6 5 2 1 14
GEOFF RADOFF B 6 3 1 3 13 1ST B
ROGER MAZE AA 2 2 3 2 9

JANUARY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE

To all:
Not only was it the first BPCR/Vintage Sniper match of the year but there was another first today as well.
Jim Dorrell has been showing up every Wednesday at Ben Avery to test loads and work on his shooting skill for as long as I can remember.
Today all that work paid off with his first match win!
Jim shot a nice 30X40 to beat out some of our best shooters for the big beer mug trophy and the bragging rights that go along with it.
Nice job Jim, it won’t be the last mug you’ll win.
The other highlight of the match, almost overshadowing Jim’s win (LOL), was me shooting 6 chickens! The first four in bank one and I added two more in bank two. I would have earned a 5-in-a-row pin on the first bank if I wouldn’t have had to deal with the comments from a couple of jealous Vintage Sniper shooters while I was trying to shoot the fifth chicken!  I was still able to shoot twice as many chickens as both of them combined! LOL.
It was a perfect day for a shooting match and we had a great turnout with 28 shooters. If the weather stays like this everyone will be living in Arizona.
Next month we have back-to-back matches with a silhouette match on Saturday the 15th and a Creedmoor on Sunday the 16th. I had to do this in order for us to get another Creedmoor practice match in before the Regional in March.
The Vintage Sniper guys are welcome to come out and try shooting at 1000 yards if they are interested.
I can’t wait to see if I can shoot 6 chickens again next month when Chip Mate and Ron Calderone are there!
See you in February.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 1/18/2014            
JIM DORRELL AA/SCOPE 3 10 8 9 30 M/WINNER
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 4 10 9 6 29 2ND PLACE
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 3 10 6 10 29 3RD PLACE
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 2 10 10 7 29  
DOUG HART AAA/SCOPE 4 9 6 9 28 1ST AAA
RICK GREY AAA/SCOPE 2 10 9 7 28 2ND AAA
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 2 9 9 7 27 1ST MASTER
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 2 10 7 8 27  
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 1 7 9 10 27  
KLAUS SCHATTLEITNER MAS/SCOPE 2 10 8 5 25  
BOB DELATORRE AAA/SCOPE 2 10 4 9 25  
DICK WILKES AAA 1 10 7 7 25  
TIM THORNE A 3 10 5 6 24 1ST A
ORRIS GRESS AA 2 9 5 7 23 1ST AA
DONN HANKS AA 0 9 6 8 23 2ND AA
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 7 8 5 22  
LEE BUMBALOW A 0 9 7 5 21  
LEON CHISM AA 2 5 7 6 20 3RD AA
STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 6 7 2 4 19  
BOB HITCHENS AAA 3 9 3 4 19  
JIM DODSON AA 1 9 7 2 19  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 0 7 4 8 19  
DENNIS HALL AA 0 8 3 8 19  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 2 3 7 6 18  
KEN GOSE AAA 1 7 3 7 18  
WARREN BARE AA 0 5 3 9 17  
ARRON WILKES A 2 6 6 1 15  
JERRY LATSCHAR AA 0 5 4 0 9  

DECEMBER LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE

To all:
It’s hard to write a story about a match that I didn’t attend.
After looking at the results it appears that something must have inspired Eric Sundstrom!
It has been a long time since Eric has won both matches, so maybe with me not being there to put pressure on him, he was finally able to shoot up to his full potential. LOL!
Seriously though, I want to thank Kathleen Garvin for stepping up to run the match along with help from the Spurlocks and to also thank all of you that came out during Christmas week to shoot.
Remember the State Championship is next month so get your entries in as soon as you can and I’ll see everyone at our January match.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Steve Rhoades
Absentee Match Director

BEN AVERY              
.22/PISTOL 12/28/2013            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 8 8 8 34 M/WINNER
JOHN MULLINS AAA 9 10 7 7 33 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 7 10 8 7 32 1ST MASTER
FRED PAXIA AAA 7 10 7 7 31 2ND AAA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 5 9 8 7 29  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 8 9 7 5 29  
TIM FINLEY AAA 5 7 8 8 28  
JOY COX MASTER 8 8 6 6 28  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 8 9 6 5 28 1ST AA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 6 7 8 6 27  
DAVID SPURLOCK AAA 7 9 5 6 27  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 5 10 7 4 26 2ND AA
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 7 6 8 3 24 3RD AA
DALLAS CAHILL AA 5 8 6 4 23  
CHAD PRENOVOST B 7 7 3 6 23 1ST B
BUBBA DANIELS AA 4 7 4 7 22  
ROLAND WONG AA 5 10 2 5 22  
JAMES PRENOVOST A 6 7 5 3 21 1ST A
FRED STANSBURY AA 3 8 4 3 18  
ROGER MAZE AA 2 8 2 5 17  
BUB JODAIN AA 4 5 5 1 15  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 12/28/2013            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 9 9 10 38 M/WINNER
FRED PAXIA AAA 10 7 8 8 33 1ST AAA
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 8 10 7 8 33 1ST AA
BILL COLE MASTER 9 10 7 6 32 1ST MASTER
JOY COX MASTER 9 6 8 8 31  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 9 6 9 31 2ND AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 8 5 8 29  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 10 7 6 5 28  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 7 5 6 26  
ROLAND WONG AA 8 9 5 2 24 2ND AA
ORRIS GRESS AA 9 6 4 6 24  
FRED STANSBURY AA 9 6 4 3 22  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 7 5 4 21  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 7 5 2 21  
DALLAS CAHILL AA 6 8 5 2 21  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 9 5 3 3 20  

DECEMBER BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE

To all,
After some good scores were shot during the State Silhouette Championships the word was out that the BPCR guys had won their last monthly match.
Well sometimes it just doesn’t work that way and it didn’t this month with Chip Mate coming out on top with his 38-50 Hepburn.
Tim Finley gave Chip a run for the money but the loss of some turkeys was his downfall.  He ended up with 2nd overall beating out Bob Delatorre on chicken count. It’s amazing what a difference a couple of vice grips can make. HE HE.
The day started out pretty gloomy and damp. But when the sun came out it turned into a pretty nice day and a fitting end for the BPCR matches in 2013.
We are starting to see resurgence in our numbers and I hope that continues through 2014.
Having the option of shooting BPCR or Vintage Sniper has helped. Some of the guys just don’t like all the effort it takes to develop loads for their BPCRs so the V/Sniper class gives them a chance to still enjoy the camaraderie of our matches.
I’m looking forward to 2014 and the continued rivalry between the Vintage Sniper guys and the BPCR guys.
Thanks to all that attended the matches this year and a very Merry Christmas to you and your families.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR SILHOUETTE 12/21/2013             
CHIP MATE MASTER 3 10 9 7 29 M/WINNER
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 3 8 7 9 27 2ND PLACE
BOB DELATORRE AAA/SCOPE 1 10 10 6 27 3RD PLACE
KLAUS SCHATTLEITNER MASTER 5 7 9 5 26 1ST MASTER
RON CALDERONE MASTER 3 10 5 8 26  
ORRIS GRESS AA 2 9 6 9 26 1ST AA
MARK DELATORRE V/SNIPER 2 10 6 8 26  
KEN GOSE AAA 2 9 8 6 25 1ST AAA
AL LAPORA AA 3 7 9 5 24 2ND AA
JIM CROSSEN V/SNIPER 0 8 8 8 24  
PAUL BARROW AA 2 9 7 5 23  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 1 7 8 7 23 2ND AAA
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 3 8 4 7 22  
DENNIS HALL AA 2 9 4 7 22  
RICK GREY AAA 4 9 3 5 21  
DOUG HART AAA/SCOPE 2 8 5 6 21  
JIM DORRELL AA/SCOPE 2 9 4 5 20  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 0 9 4 6 19  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 0 9 3 5 17  
DONN HANKS AA 0 7 4 4 15  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA/SCOPE 3 3 3 5 14  
WARREN BARE A 1 2 6 1 10 1ST A
JERRY LATSCHER AA 0 5 3 2 10                                                                                                                              BILL COLE V/SNIPER         DNF

DECEMBER CREEDMOOR

To All,
The Creedmoor match this month was a disaster!
The one day out of the whole week that the wind decided to blow was Saturday and boy did it!
We had winds pushing 30+ mph during the 800 yard relays causing us to lose several shooters.
Those that stayed and continued to shoot were rewarded with a nice day at the 1000 yard line though.
Only three score cards were turned in with Zack Taylor on top with a 219-0X followed by Klaus Schattleitner with a 215 0X and last but not least the old soldier himself Donn Hanks with a 194 0X.
My hat is off to these guys for sticking it out and shooting some pretty good scores for the conditions.
Putting new centers on the targets turned out to be a waste of time as there weren’t many black pasters used during this match.
Our next Creedmoor is in February on the 16th which is the Sunday following the silhouette match. It will be the last chance to practice for the Regional in March. Let’s hope the wind doesn’t blow quite as bad as it did this month!
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

NOVEMBER LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
Every November our match follows Thanksgiving and I make homemade turkey soup to serve during the lunch break.
And every year when lunch is over the pot is almost shiny on the inside, just like it was licked clean.
Not only was the soup pot clean but also both trays containing the banana nut bread and brownies that is so kindly baked by Virginia Spurlock every month.
I’m beginning to wonder if the shooters come for the shooting match or lunch.
From now on I’ll refer to the November shooters as “The Arizona Pot Lickers”.
Some did came to shoot though.
The scores for the morning match were pretty impressive with Eric Sundstrom winning the match with a great 38X40.
Lee O’Neil was close with a 37X40 and the Hershey family followed with a 36X40 for Jeanie and a 35X40 for Bob.
The 36X40 was the final Master score needed for Jeanie to advance to the Master class. Way to go Jeanie!
After “The Pot Lickers” finished off the turkey soup and it was time to shoot the afternoon Rifle Caliber match is was evident who ate too much (Eric?).
The finishing order changed a little with Lee O’Neil coming out on top with a 35X40.
Following was Jeanie Hershey with a 34X40 and Tim Finley with a 33X40. Eric Sundstrom was in 4th position (burp) with a 33X40 as well but lost 3rd overall to Tim on turkey count.
All in all it was a fine day for shooting and a fine day to get together with friends and enjoying some turkey soup.
Merry Christmas to all my "Arizona Pot Lickers”.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

.22/PISTOL CALIBER 11/30/2013            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 10 10 9 38 M/WINNER
LEE O'NEIL MASTER 9 10 9 9 37 1ST MASTER
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 9 10 9 8 36 1ST AAA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 10 9 8 35 2ND MASTER
JOEL CULLUM AAA 9 9 9 6 33  
JOY COX MASTER 9 7 7 10 33  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 7 10 9 6 32  
BILL COLE MASTER 9 9 9 4 31  
FRED PAXIA AAA 7 9 8 6 30  
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 9 8 6 29  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 9 4 7 29  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 10 8 4 28 1ST AA
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 9 7 4 27  
ED BIANCHI AA 7 9 4 7 27 2ND AA
ERIN CULLUM AA 6 10 5 5 26 3RD AA
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 7 9 4 6 26  
MIKE THEOBALD AA 6 8 5 6 25  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 6 9 3 7 25  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 4 8 6 5 23 11
ROLAND WONG AA 6 7 4 6 23  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 5 9 6 2 22  
JIM CROSSON AA 4 9 5 2 20  
JIM FLEMING AA 7 7 4 1 19  
FRED STANSBUTY AA 3 4 5 5 17  
ROGER MAZE A 3 5 3 5 16 1ST A
ROB JOHNSON B 1 5 3 3 11 1ST B
WARREN BARE A 3 0 3 2 8  
               
BEN AVERY              
RIFLE CALIBER 11/30/2013            
LEE O'NEIL MASTER 10 9 9 9 35 M/WINNER
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 9 9 8 8 34 1ST MASTER
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 10 8 8 33 1ST AAA
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 10 6 8 33  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 10 8 8 7 32 2ND AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 8 9 6 7 30  
JOEL CULLUM AAA 10 9 5 6 30 3RD MASTER
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 9 6 6 29 1ST AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 10 7 5 7 29  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 8 6 5 27  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 8 6 5 27  
FRED PAXIA AAA 8 6 6 6 26  
ROLAND WONG AA 8 9 6 3 26 2ND AA
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 7 8 5 6 26 3RD AA
JIM CROSSON AA 5 7 6 6 24  
ROGER MAZE AA 8 8 6 2 24  
FRED STANSBURRY AA 9 6 2 7 24  
ERIN CULLUM A 8 6 5 4 23 1ST A
ED BIANCHI AA 6 5 6 5 22  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 6 3 5 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 10 6 1 5 22  
JIM FLEMING AA 8 7 1 5 21  
MIKE THEOBALD A 6 5 2 7 20  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 6 6 2 6 20  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 5 5 4 3 17  
ROB JOHNSON A 4 3 2 2 11  
ROB JOHNSON A 4 3 2 2 11  
WARREN BARE A 4 1 2 1 8  

2013 ARIZONA STATE BPCR AND VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE CHAMPIONSHIPS

To all:
Chip Mate parlayed consistent scores, over the three days of shooting, to secure his third Iron Sight Arizona State Championship.
Chip’s highest match score came on Saturday when the outstanding work from his spotter Trent Lawrence gave them the advantage over the rest of the competitors in the most challenging conditions of the weekend.
Chip and Ron Calderone had identical scores for every animal on Saturday and I awarded the win by alphabetical order the Ron. Both Trent Lawrence and Bob Delatorre did a great job spotting for their shooters on Saturday in wind conditions that were really tough
It was nice to see Pat Taylor win the Friday match and continue on to take the 2nd Overall award.
3rd Overall was decided by a shoot-off between Butch Ulsher from Montana and Doug Gazaway from Georgia with Doug coming out on top by shooting four chickens in a row for the win. Butch was awarded 1st Master ahead of Mike Patterson from Kentucky and 3rd Master went to Bob Delatorre when his shooting partner Ron Calderone failed to show up for their shoot-off!
It’s my understanding that the actual trophy winner for 3rd Master will be decided in a shoot-off at the next Tucson BPCR match.
I want to thank all of the competitors for attending the 2013 Arizona State BPCR Silhouette Championships and especially Lucinda Klostermeier and Kirk Bryan for not only donating a Shiloh rifle to the match but also for choosing our match to show off their new ’77 Sharps rifle that will be on the cover of the 2014 Shiloh catalog.
I also want to add special congratulations to Lucinda for winning her third straight Woman’ Championship. Wink!
Paul Dowell was the lucky winner of the drawing for the donated rifle so the long trip to Arizona sure paid off for him.
Along with the Shiloh rifle we had a lot of prizes donated for our drawing that was held Saturday during the BBQ.  I’d like to thank the following for their generous contributions:
Montana Vintage Arms for a B-5 scope-Jim Kelley for a Long Range Soule sight-Jim Dodson from Titan Propane for a Camp Chef BBQ-Pat Connon’s BPCR Targets-Birchwood Casey-Brooks Bullet Moulds-Brownell’s Inc.-Buffalo Arms-Cabela’s Phoenix-Coonie’s Black Powder-CPA Rifles-Dixie Gun Works-Green Mountain Barrels-Lee Precision-Midway USA-Mike Venturino-Paul Huard-Redding Hunter-Schuetzen Powder-SPG-Starline Brass-Treebone Carving-Walter’s Wads-Bryan Youngberg-Pro Shot Products-Creedmoor Sports-Dillon Precision-Graf and Sons Inc.
Every competitor won at least one prize and I hope that they take the time to call or email the donors and tell them thanks for supporting our match.
Once again Carolyn and her girls did a fine job with the score keeping and the BBQ. They are always there when I need them. I love you guys!!!!
Also helping with the scoring were a couple of my Lever Action shooters Jeanie Hershey and Roland Wong.
Again this year helping with the awesome Wickenburg High Rifle Team target setters was Don Petersen.
Don not only helps with the target setters and calling the match but also makes a mean batch of biscuits and gravy.
See you all around the Chuck Wagon next year for the 2014 for the Arizona State Fall Roundup.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
2013 IRON SIGHT RESULTS                    
C. MATE MAS   AZ. 29X40 2ND M 30X40 1ST M 28X40 87X120 STATE CHAMPION
P. TAYLOR MAS SR. AZ. 31X40 M/W 24X40 30X40 1STM 85X120 2ND PLACE
D. GAZAWAY MAS SR. GA, 26X40 3RD M 29X40 2ND M 28X40 3RD M 83X120 3RD PLACE
B. ULSHER MAS SR. MT. 30X40 1ST M 28X40 3RD M 25X40 83X120 1ST MASTER
M. PATTERSON MAS   KY. 26X40 27X40 29X40 2ND M 82X120 2ND MASTER
B. DELETORRE MAS   AZ. 26X40 27X40 28X40 81X120 3RD MASTER
R. CALDERONE MAS   AZ. 24X40 30X40 M/W 27X40 81X120  
R. HLADKY AAA   KS. 29X40 2ND AAA`25X40 26X40 80X120 1ST AAA
R, GREY AAA SR. AZ. 29X40 1ST AAA 24X40 27X40 3RD AAA 80X120 2ND AAA
B. HITCHENS AAA   AZ. 25X40` 27X40 3RD AAA 26X40 78X40 3RD AAA
B. YOUNGBERG AAA   WY. 25X40 27X40 1ST AAA 25X40 77X120  
T. CRISLER MAS SR. MT. 21X40   27X40 27X40 75X120 HIGH OLD INDIAN (SENIOR)
K. BRYAN AAA   MT. 28X40 3RD AAA 23X40 24X40 75X120  
O. SHOCKLY AAA   WY. 23X40 19X40   31X40 M/W 73X120  
D. WILKES AAA   AZ. 24X40 26X40 3RD AAA 23X40 73X120  
P. DOWELL AA   MT. 22X40 24X40 2ND AA 27X40 1ST AA 73X120 1ST AA
R. WILKES AA   AZ. 25X40 1ST AA 27X40 1ST AA 21X40   73X120 2ND AA
D. BURGER MAS   TX. 25X40 22X40 25X40 72X120  
J. BLOHM AAA   AZ. 24X40 25X40 23X40 72X120  
M. VENTURINO MAS SR. MT. 19X40   26X40 25X40 70X120  
J. DODSON AA   AZ. 24X40 2ND AA 21X40   25X40 2ND AA 70X120  
N. RESETZ AAA SR. OK. 20X40 22X40 27X40 2ND AAA 69X120  
J. PROUDY AA SR. WA. 23X40 23X40 19X40   65X120  
J. DORRELL AA SR. AZ. 23X40 23X40 17X40   63X120  
D. NIEMEYER AAA   MT. 20X40 19X40   23X40 62X120  
T. THORNE A   AZ. 17X40 1ST A 20X40 1ST A 25X40 1ST A 62X120 1ST A
P. CONNON AAA   CA. 23X40 13X40   24X40 60X120  
Z. TAYLOR AAA SR. AZ. 21X40   18X40   18X40   57X120  
J. NEUFELD AA SR. MT. 17X40   20X40 16X40   53X120  
J. PORTER AA   CO. 18X40   12X40   24X40 49X120  
W. BARE A   AZ. 13X40   12X40   24X40 49X120  
T. MACE AA SR. MN. 16X40   13X40   18X40   47X120  
F. STANSBURY AA SR. AZ. 15X40   12X40   14X40   41X120  

Equipment List

Chip Mate: Ballard 40-65 MVA Sights Starline Brass 55 grs. 1 ½ Swiss 
Fed 210 Match Primers Saeco 740 W/SPG Patched W/Anti-Freeze
Pat Taylor: Browning 45-70 Van Way/Brockway Sights Win. Brass
64.5 grs. 3F Swiss Fed 150 Primer Poly Wads BACO 525 Bullet
Dick Hansen #1 Lube Patched
Doug Gazaway: Browning 40-65 Browning Sights Starline Brass 63 grs. 1 ½ Swiss        
Rem. 2 ½ Primers Paul Jones Creedmoor 410 King Poly Wads Blow Tube

To all:
It was with great pleasure for me to award the Cactus Trophy for the 2013 Arizona State Scope Championship to Ken Gose from Sonoita, Arizona.
Ken is a long time dedicated BPCR shooter who has worked hard developing loads and rifle combinations and has also used his wind calling expertise to coach Chip Mate to numerous match wins as well as several National Championships.
This year it was Ken’s turn in the winner’s circle and nobody deserves it more!
Competing against some of the best scope shooters in the western United States Ken’s steady performance earned him his own Cactus Trophy as the 2013 Arizona State Scope Champion, but to his dismay it also meant he had to wait around to the end for his trophy presentation, LOL!
Congratulations Ken!
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
2013 SCOPE CHAMPIONSHIPS                  
K. GOSE AAA SR. AZ. 29X40 32X40 M/W 26X40 87X120 STATE CHAMPION
J. KING MAS SR. MT. 31X40 M/W 24X40 2ND M 31X40 M/W 86X120 2ND PLACE
T. TOMPKINS MAS   MT. 30X40 2ND M 25X40 1ST M 29X40 1ST M 84X120 3RD PLACE
K. SCHATTLEITNER MAS SR. CO. 28X40 22X40 29X40 79X120 1ST MASTER
J. BUTTS MAS   TX. 31X40 1ST M 21X40   27X40 79X120 2ND MASTER
T. LAWRENCE AAA SR. AZ. 22X40 25X40 1ST AAA 28X40 1ST AAA 75X120 1ST AAA
F. KASE MAS SR. ID. 23X40 22X40 29X40 74X120 HIGH SENIOR
J. SOMMERFIELD MAS   TX. 23X40 23X40 25X40 71X120  
D. SWENSON AAA SR. CA. 22X40 24X40 2ND AAA 25X40 71X120 2ND AAA
J. BLOHM AAA   AZ. 29X40 1ST AAA 14X40   26X40 2ND AAA 69X40  
L. CHISM AA   AZ. 23X40 26X40 2ND AA 20X40 69X120 1ST AA
R. MC COLLUM A SR. AZ. 22X40 1ST A 23X40 1ST A 24X40 1ST A 69X120 1ST A
A, LAPORA AA SR. AZ. 24X40 2ND AA 19X40   25X40 2ND AA 68X120 2ND AA
B. MILLER AA SR. KS. 23X40 15X40   30X40 68X120  
H. VAN NOORD AA   CA. 18X40   27X40 22X40 67X120  
E. GILBERT AA SR. ID. 21X40   19X40   24X40 64X120  
M. SLADE AAA SR. ID. 23X40 2ND AAA 18X40   21X40   62X120  
O. GRESS AA SR. AZ. 20X40 19X40   22X40 61X120  
L.KLOSTERMEIER AA WM. MT. 19X40   16X40   20X40 55X120 HIGH WOMAN
S. BROWNLEE AAA   AZ. 14X40   18X40   20X40 52X120  
P. HUARD AAA SR. CA. 18X40   15X40   17X40   50X120  

Equipment List

Ken Gose: CPA 40-65 MVA Scope Starline Brass Fed 210M 54 grs. 3F Swiss 
Jones 385 gr. Walter’s .060 Wad Homemade Lube Patched
John King: No Report
Ted Tompkins: ’77 Sharps 45-90 MVA Scope Starline Brass 76 grs. 1 ½ Swiss
Fed 210 Paul Jones 580 gr. King Poly .030 Pioneer Lube Blow Tube
Klaus Schattleitner: Browning 45-70 MVA Scope Remington Brass Fed Primer
69 grs. 1 ½ Swiss Brooks 521 gr. Poly Wad SPG Patched

To all:
The first ever State Championship for Vintage Sniper Silhouette is in the books and the Arizona State Champion is Dennis Pownell from Payson, Arizona.
With the help of Lee Bumbalow and Pat Taylor on the spotting scope Dennis dominated all three Vintage Sniper matches of the Championships.
His shooting partner Lee Bumbalow followed Dennis’ lead and secured the
2nd Overall opposition by shooting three identical 29X40 scores.
Consistent shooting by the old Gunny Sgt. himself, Jim Eggleston, earned him the trophy for 3Rd Overall.
Both Dennis and Lee shot Swedish 6.5X55 Mausers with Weaver 4 power scopes and Jim used the venerable Springfield 1903 topped with an MVA A-5 scope.
Dennis and Lee were the top shooters in the first two matches but in the final match of the Championship they had some real competition from Dave Spurlock and Tim Finley.
Both Dave and Tim shot K-31 Schmidt Rubin 7.5X55 rifles equipped with Weaver 4X scopes and once they solved some scope mount issues they were able to shoot really outstanding scores.
Although the turnout was small the interest in shooting these old war horses is growing and I expect bigger numbers from the Vintage Sniper competitors next year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
2013 VINTAGE SNIPER CHAMPIONSHIPS              
D. POWNALL V/S   AZ. 33X40 1ST 32X40 1ST 34X40 1ST 99X120 STATE CHAMPION
L. BUMBALOW V/S   AZ. 29X40 2ND 29X40 2ND 29X40 87X120 2ND PLACE
J. EGGLESTON V/S   CA. 22X40 3RD 26X40 28X40 76X120 3RD PLACE
D. SPURLOCK V/S   AZ. 14X40   29X40 32X40 75X120  
T. FINLEY V/S   AZ. 16X40   23X40 33X40 2ND 72X120  
C. CAMPBELL V/S   AZ. 16X40   15X40   28X40 59X120  
B. HIGHTOWER V/S   CA. 19X40   21X40   19X40   59X120  
J, CROSSEN V/S   AZ. 19X40   16X40   23X40 58X120

  

OCTOBER LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I guess this weekend the number 33 was the magic number!
Starting off in the morning .22/Pistol Caliber match we had first time match winner Dennis “The Pawn Star” Palagi shooting an outstanding 33X40 over second place John Mullins. The rest of us were back in the “20s” trying to deal with a north wind that made knocking down the targets with  a .22 pretty tough.
In the afternoon Rifle Caliber match two number 33s turned up, one belonging to Jeanie Hershey and one to Eric Sundstrom.
After a trip to the turkey line for a shoot-off Jeanie took care of business by shooting three of her turkeys to Eric’s two which earned her a Match Winner pin for the first time since 2011!
A good turnout and some nice weather made this month’s match an enjoyable time. I hope for the same next month on the 30th when it will be time for some homemade turkey soup.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I’ll see you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
.22/PISTOL CALIBER 10/26/2013            
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 10 5 9 33 M/WINNER
JOHN MULLINS AAA 8 9 9 4 30 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 8 8 7 29 2ND AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 5 9 7 8 29 1ST MASTER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 6 9 6 8 29  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 8 8 5 8 29 3RD AAA
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 8 8 7 5 28  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 9 5 8 28  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 9 6 5 26 1ST AA
FRED PAXIA AAA 4 9 6 6 25  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 8 10 4 3 25  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 5 9 7 3 24 2ND AA
STEVE RHOADES AAA 4 9 6 4 23  
JIM CROSSON AA 4 8 6 4 22 3RD AA
ED BIANCHI AA 5 5 5 7 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 4 8 4 6 22  
WARREN BARE A 7 7 4 3 21 1ST A
KEN GOSE AA 6 8 3 4 21  
FRED STANSBURY AA 7 8 2 3 20  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 8 3 4 4 19  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 6 5 2 6 19  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 4 5 6 3 18  
MIKE THEOBALD A 6 6 4 2 18  
JOHN NESBITT AA 4 2 6 4 16  
GEOFF RADOFF B 3 6 4 1 14 1ST B
DARREN MARK B 3 2 2 2 9  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 10/26/2013            
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 10 10 7 6 33 M/WINNER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 10 7 6 33 1ST MASTER
ED BIANCHI AA 8 8 6 5 27 1ST AA                                                                                                                       STEVE RHOADES AAA 8 9 4 5 26 1STAAA
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 6 6 6 26 2ND AA                                                          
JOHN MULLINS AAA 9 6 5 5 25 2ND AAA
JOHN NESBITT AAA 9 7 3 6 25 3RD AAA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 5 7 5 7 24  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 10 5 5 4 24 3RD AA
FRED PAXIA AAA 9 3 4 8 24  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 3 5 8 22  
BILL COLE MASTER 6 7 4 5 22  
BUBBA DANIALS AA 6 8 4 4 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 8 4 3 22  
JIM CROSSON AA 6 7 5 4 21  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 8 5 5 3 21  
FRED STANSBURY AA 8 4 4 2 18  
WARREN BARE A 5 8 1 2 16 1ST A
MIKE THEOBALD A 4 5 1 5 15  
DARREN MARK B 4 5 2 3 14 1ST B

OCTOBER BPCR VERSES VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE

To all:
Well, we let them win one match and now we can’t beat them!
The Vintage Sniper interest and talent is really starting to pick up and we had several new shooters come out this weekend to give it a try.
Some were old BPCR shooters that like the idea of shooting silhouette but not the time it takes to prepare ammo for a match.
Who cares as long as they are shooting and having a good time.
The turnout was awesome with 29 shooters and even though the BPCR scores were down all seemed to have a good time.
Dennis Pownall came down from Payson and for his first match he really gave us a shooting lesson with 4 chickens and a match winning score of 34. He was shooting Lee Bumbalow’s Swedish Mauser and really had it dialed in.
Lee’s planning to shoot the State Championships with this rifle, if his eye surgery turns out OK, so everybody better look out!
It was good to see Bob Hitchens come out again. Bob has had some shoulder problems and hasn’t been shooting for almost a year so if his shoulder stays in good shape his name will go back to the top of the results page soon.
I sent an email to Matt at Fish and Game about the Rifle Silhouette Range still being closed during the week. Hopefully we’ll be able to use it for practice soon. With the State Championships next month and as bad as some of us shot this weekend we need some serious practice!
There are still some openings for both BPCR and Vintage Sniper for the State Championships so if you are planning on shooting please get your entries in before the 1st of November so I can finalize the trophies and plan for the BBQ.
See you next month at the State Championships.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

DENNIS POWNALL V/SNIPER 4 10 10 10 34 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 4 10 9 8 31 2ND PLACE
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 3 10 9 8 30 3RD PLACE
CHIP MATE MASTER 4 10 7 5 26 1ST MASTER
PAUL BARROW AA 3 10 8 5 26 1ST AA
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 2 8 8 8 26  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 2 8 10 6 26 1ST AAA
KEN GOSE AA/SCOPE 2 10 7 6 25 2ND AA
JEFF BLOHM  AAA/SCOPE 0 8 7 9 24 2ND AAA
BOB HITCHENS AAA 1 8 9 5 23 3RD AAA
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 2 10 6 4 22  
BERNIE SAKOWICZ V/SNIPER 1 8 7 6 22  
JASON BLOHM AAA 0 10 6 6 22  
LEE BUMBALOW AAA/SCOPE 3 6 8 4 21  
RICK GREY AAA 2 10 7 2 21  
RON CALDERONE MASTER 4 5 4 7 20  
JIM DORRELL AA 3 7 5 5 20 3RD AA
BOB DELATORRE V/SNIPER 1 5 6 8 20  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA/SCOPE 0 8 5 6 19  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 2 6 4 6 18  
ROSS MC COLLUM A/SCOPE 2 8 4 4 18  
MARK DELATORRE V/SNIPER 1 8 4 5 18  
AL LAPORA AA 0 8 6 4 18  
ROLAND WONG V/SNIPER 1 10 3 3 17  
TIM THORNE A 0 9 4 4 17 1ST A
ORRIS GRESS AA 0 10 5 2 17  
JIM CROSSON V/SNIPER 2 8 2 3 15  
LEON CHISM AA 1 6 4 1 12  
FRED STANSBURY AA 1 7 3 1 12  

SEPTEMBER MID-RANGE MATCH

To all:

This was the first time the Vintage Sniper guys got a chance to shoot against the BPTR shooters. It was also the first time we had some of the Hi-Power guys join us as well in order to practice for the up coming CMP Vintage Sniper match. Not only did they join us but they whipped our butts!! As expected the Vintage Sniper rifles perform better in the windy conditions we had but even those of us shooting V/S got a shooting lesson from Rick and his group. Time for us to practice up and get a rematch. We only get the chance to shoot Mid-Range once or twice a year so when the opportunity comes up again don't miss out as it's a good time to see how well your rifles and ammo perform.


BEN AVERY 10/6/2013 MID-RANGE          
RICK CURTIS PRONE V/SNIPER 100-7X 99-1X 90-0X 289-8X M/WINNER
MIKE MILLER PRONE V/SNIPER 96-4X 99-6X 90-0X 288-9X 2ND PLACE
CRAIG BUCHANAN PRONE V/SNIPER 99-5X 95-1X 86-0X 280-6X 3RD PLACE
BILL COLE PRONE V/SNIPER 98-2X 92-1X 89-1X 280-4X  
STEVE RHOADES PRONE V/SNIPER 100-3X 92-1X 86-0X 278-4X  
TRENT LAWRENCE PRONE BPCR 99-3X 92-0X 83-1X 274-4X 1ST BPCR
JIM DORRELL PRONE BPCR 92-1X 94-0X 73-0X 259-1X 2ND BPCR
KEN GOSE PRONE BPCR 97-3X 92-2X 68-0X 257-5X 3RD BPCR
PAUL BARROW PRONE BPCR 97-3X 86-0X 71-0X 254-3X  
ALLEN ELLIOTT PRONE V/SNIPER 80-0X 82-0X 81-0X 243-0X  
RICK GREY PRONE BPCR 96-3X 92-3X 52-1X 240-7X  
MIKE WHITESELL PRONE BPCR 96-1X 85-0X 55-1X 236-2X  

SEPTEMBER COWBOY LEVER ACTION

To all:

We tried something new this month and reversed the match order. We shot the Rifle Caliber match in the morning in some really tough windy conditions and then the .22/Pistol match after lunch. This worked out really well and resluted in a shoot-off fore the match win between Eric Sundstrom and Tim Finley with Eric coming out on top for the match Winner pin. The wind let up after lunch and then it was much more pleasent shooting especially for those shooting .22s. Craig Buchanan was shooting one and he shot an outstand 35X40 for the match win. Craig is on a roll after becomming the first Vintage Sniper shooter to win a  BPCR match. Lousy winds, small turnout but alot of fun. See you all next month.


BEN AVERY              
RIFLE CALIBER 9/28/2013            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 8 7 7 6 28 M/WINNER
TIM FINLEY AAA 10 6 6 6 28 1ST AAA
ED BIANCHI AA 9 6 7 5 27 1ST AA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 4 5 27 1ST MASTER
BILL COLE MASTER 7 6 7 6 26  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 5 6 8 6 25  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 9 7 3 4 23 2ND AA
BUBBA DANIALS AA 8 8 3 3 22  
ROLAND WONG AA 5 7 6 3 21  
JOHN NESBITT AAA 3 4 5 4 16  
ROB JOHNSON AA 7 4 1 3 15  
MIKE THEOBALD A 7 4 3 3 14 1ST A
JIM CROSSON AA 4 2 2 5 13  
GEOFF RADOFF B 5 3 1 2 11 1ST B
               
.22/PISTOL CALIBER 9/28/2013            
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 10 6 10 35 M/WINNER
BILL COLE MASTER 7 8 9 10 34 1ST MASTER
STEVE RHOADES AAA 8 8 7 7 30 1ST AAA
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 7 10 5 8 30  
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 10 6 5 28  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 6 7 8 27  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 2 9 8 6 25  
JIM CROSSON AA 2 6 6 8 22 1ST AA
MIKE THEOBALD AA 4 8 6 4 22  
ED BIANCHI AA 5 7 3 6 21  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 9 2 4 21  
ROB JOHNSON B 5 6 4 5 20 1ST B
ROLAND WONG AA 4 8 2 6 20  
JOHN NESBITT AA 3 5 2 7 17  
GEOFF RADOFF B 3 5 1 4 13  

SEPTEMBER BPCR VERSES V/SNIPER SILHOUETTE MATCH

To all:
This month, with some welcome relief from the summer heat, we returned to the Rifle Silhouette range for another BPCR verses Vintage Sniper match.
Since it has been 3-4 months since we shot a long range silhouette match there were several issues with the range truck and I want to take the opportunity to thank Ross McCollum for offering to make sure the truck was ready to go and we had paint for the targets. He had to jump start it, air up the tires and replenish the water in the radiator and the battery so it was ready for Saturday morning’s match. Thanks Ross!
Also, when I arrived, Rick Grey offered to ramrod the target setting and painting along with putting up the range flags. This help is really appreciated and helps get the match going sooner.
The turnout was about average for the summer matches with fifteen shooters. The Vintage Sniper shooters outnumbered the BPCR shooters this month.
We also had a couple of new shooters come out this month. Dennis Pownell from Payson shot his way to 2nd overall with a Vintage Sniper rifle and Tim Thorn shot his first ever BPCR match.
Another shooter who turned in a good score was Ken Gose, who managed the claim the 3rd Overall beer mug, shooting his BPCR rifle. Ken actually tied with perennial match winner Chip Mate but got the 3rd spot from Chip by out shooting him on chickens!!! Out shooting Chip on chickens is an achievement in itself.
Well that’s about it for this month but I get the feeling that I’m forgetting something in this report.
Oh yeah, I wanted to remind everyone that even as the weather cools it’s important to keep your head covered in the sun.
This weekend one of our seasoned silhouette shooters forgot his hat and while setting pigs he evidently had some problem as we had to go back downrange and reset all of his animals correctly! I’m won’t mention his name but I will say that maybe Dave Spurlock might consider seeking help if his condition doesn’t improve!  LOL
I still have the feeling that I have left something out of this report so I’m going to take a break and maybe it will come to me.
Now I know what it was! How could I have forgotten to report this?
CRAIG BUCHANAN FINALLY WON A VINTAGE SNIPER VERSES BPCR MATCH!!!!
Craig did it by outshooting Chip Mate and several other very tough BPCR shooters.
Craig has tried for a year to select a winning rifle/scope combination along with practicing his rear off to beat the BPCR shooters at their own game.
Craig not only won the match but cleaned all of the laydown targets and added two offhand shot chickens to the score as well. He was the only shooter to down over 30 targets as he soundly defeated everyone for his first, and I’m sure not last, match winner beer mug.
Congratulations Craig for an outstanding score and your first BPCR verses Vintage Sniper match win!
How could I have almost forgot to report this!
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
 
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 2 10 10 10 32 M/WINNER
DENNIS POWNALL V/SNIPER 0 10 10 9 29 2ND PLACE
KEN GOSE AA/SCOPE 4 10 7 7 28 3RD PLACE
CHIP MATE MASTER 2 9 9 8 28 1ST MASTER
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 3 9 7 7 26  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 3 9 8 5 25  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 1 9 8 7 25 1ST AAA
STEVE RHOADES V/SNIPER 2 9 4 9 24  
PAT TAYLOR V/SNIPER 0 10 6 7 23  
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 1 8 7 5 21  
RICK GREY AAA 3 6 8 3 20  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA/SCOPE 1 4 8 5 18  
ROSS MCCOLLUM A/SCOPE 0 10 4 4 18 1ST A
LEE BUMBALOW V/SNIPER 1 7 3 6 17  
TIM THORN B 2 5 2 3 12 1ST B


AUGUST BPCR OFFHAND SILHOUETTE MATCH

To all:
This month’s BPCR Offhand match had everything going against it.
I screwed up and didn’t have the range reserved. It was hot as hell (new temperature record for Phoenix 115 deg.). Not very many people showed up. But even with all that we had a GREAT time!
Joy Cox and Craig Buchanan joined the BPCR bunch and shot their lever action  rifles with smokeless and made a good showing with Craig taking 2nd overall behind Chip Mate and Joy shot well enough to put herself in a shoot-off for 3rd Overall with Ken Gose and Bill Cole.
Bill and Ken were both shooting BPCRs and after two tries at the Turkeys Bill finally decided who the winner of the 3rd Overall beer mug was.
This match, in the end, will cost Ken Gose the most money as he shot a borrowed Shiloh Sharps 38-55 turning in a real good score and more than held his own in the shoot-off. Now if he can just come to terms on the purchase of the rifle from Debbie Mate!
Our shooter count has been dropping this year at all of the BPCR matches both at Ben Avery and Tucson and we have been racking our brains trying to figure out how to get more of the old time shooters to come out to the matches.
We have finally agreed that if you don’t show up at the match it’s your loss not ours. Our core group of shooters are enjoying the hell out of the matches. We’re trying hard to win or at best shoot good scores and just having fun spending the Saturday with good friends.
You are all welcome and we’ll miss you if you if you stay home, but you are the ones missing all the fun.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR OFFHAND MATCH 8/17/2013            
CHIP MATE   10 9 9 7 35 MATCH WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN   10 9 6 7 32 2ND OVERALL
BILL COLE   10 8 7 6 31 3RD OVERALL
JOY COX   9 9 7 6 31  
KEN GOSE   10 8 7 6 31  
TRENT LAWRENCE   9 8 7 5 29  
RICK GREY   8 9 7 5 29  
STEVE RHOADES   9 8 6 5 28  
JIM DORRELL   9 8 2 9 28  
ROB JOHNSON   5 7 2 9 23  
BOB DELATORRE   7 6 3 5 21  
ROLAND WONG   3 7 4 5 19  

JULY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I THINK CRAIG BUCHANAN IS HOT!!!!
No, I don’t have a rainbow flag on my bumper, but I heard him complain about the heat the whole time he was kicking out butts in the morning .22/Pistol caliber match.
Then, after lunch when it really started heating up, he continued complaining
while shooting an even higher score to win the Rifle Caliber match!
Topping it all off, during the hottest part of the day, he shot his first 10-in-a-row on the turkeys to earn his Grand Slam for the Rifle Caliber category.
That’s why I think Craig is hot, but so were all the rest of us!
I want to thank all that attended the match this month especially Virginia Spurlock for slaving over a hot oven making us banana nut bread and chocolate brownies. The weather may have been miserable but the food was good!
See you all next month and let’s keep our fingers crossed that the humidity will be gone and we can return to our normal Arizona “DRY” heat.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director


.22/PISTOL CALIBER 7/27/2013            
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 9 8 7 32 M/WINNER
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 7 10 7 7 31 1ST AA
JOHN MULLINS AAA 8 6 7 9 30 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 10 9 5 6 30 1ST MASTER
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 7 8 5 8 28 2ND AAA
STEVE RHOADES AA 8 8 6 5 27 2ND AA
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 7 10 6 4 27 3RD AAA
FRED PAXIA AAA 6 7 4 9 26  
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 10 4 6 26  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 6 10 4 6 26  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 7 6 5 25 3RD AA
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 7 8 6 4 25  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 4 7 4 8 23  
JOHN NESBITT AA 4 9 3 7 23  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 7 7 2 7 23  
ROLAND WONG AA 5 8 6 3 22  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 6 4 4 21  
FRED STANSBURY AA 3 9 3 5 20  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 5 7 3 3 18  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 7 6 2 2 17  
JAMES PRENAVOST A 2 6 3 2 13 1ST A
CHAD PRENAVOST B 2 8 2 0 12 1ST B
JAN CAMPBELL B 3 4 0 4 11  
GEOFF RADOFF B 2 5 0 3 10  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 7/27/2013            
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 10 6 34 M/WINNER
FRED PAXIA AAA 10 9 8 6 33 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 9 7 5 30 2ND AAA
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 10 10 7 3 30  
BILL COLE MASTER 10 8 6 5 29 1ST MASTER
JOHN MULLINS AAA 6 9 5 9 29  
CHUICK CAMPBELL AA 8 8 5 7 28 1ST AA
ORRIS GRESS AA 9 6 5 6 26 2ND AA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 8 4 4 25  
JOHN NESBITT AA 7 5 6 6 24 3RD AA
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 7 6 6 4 23  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 4 8 4 7 23  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 8 6 4 5 23  
ROLAND WONG AA 5 5 5 7 22  
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 8 6 2 5 21  
FRED STANSBURY AA 9 4 4 2 19  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 7 4 1 2 14  

JULY BPCR OFF-HAND SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
It was our second off-hand BPCR match this year and although the turn out is still small we all had a great time.
Chip Mate continued to wow everyone by shooting a 39X40 with his 38-50 Hepburn and he added another Match Winner engraved beer mug to his collection.
Practice makes perfect and that old adage is paying off for Trent Lawrence who managed to take the Second Overall award with a fine 34X40 shooting his scoped 45-70 Mexican Army rifle.
Trent makes the trip every Wednesday morning all the way from Prescott to work on loads and practice his off hand technique and as you can see he is starting to get a return on his investment. Now if he can just settle down and pick out one rifle and one load from his collection of Sombrero Shooting Sticks maybe he can put some pressure on Chip!
Our Third Overall winner had to be determined by a shoot-off between two of the Lever Action shooters.
Craig Buchanan and Fred Paxia both chose to shoot their Lever Action Silhouette rifles in the match and they ended up tied with 31s each.
After a 5-shot relay on the turkeys Fred Paxia had all of his down to three of the birds for Craig so Fred was the winner of the 3rd Overall beer mug.
We also had a couple of other Lever Action Silhouette shooters, Rob Johnson and Roland Wong give the BPCR match a try sharing Rod’s long unused BPCR rifle. They both shot better scores with the BPCR than with their Lever Action rifles and are committed to shooting black powder again.
Not only were Rob and Roland ready to shoot again but after a discussion following the match it was decided to reserve the Pistol Silhouette range again next month so we can all enjoy one more of these entertaining matches this year.
I’ll send a notice to all as soon as I have the range reserved.
See you at the Pistol Silhouette range on the 17th of August.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR OFFHAND MATCH 7/20/2013            
CHIP MATE   10 10 9 10 39 M/WINNER
TRENT LAWRENCE   10 9 6 9 34 2ND PLACE
FRED PAXIA   9 9 8 5 31 3RD PLACE
CRAIG BUCHANAN   8 8 8 7 31  
JIM DORRELL   9 10 5 6 30  
DAVE PHILLIPS   8 8 7 5 28  
BILL COLE   8 8 4 8 28  
ROB JOHNSON   7 9 5 5 26  
RICK GREY   8 8 4 6 26  
AL LAPORA   8 8 4 6 26  
KEN GOSE   8 10 4 4 26  
JASON BLOHM   5 8 7 4 24  
STEVE RHOADES   6 7 7 4 24  
BOB DELATORRE   4 8 5 4 21  
ROLAND WONG   8 3 3 6 20  
WARREN BARE   2 3 5 6 16  

 

To all:
I’ll have to combine the results for the June BPCR Off-Hand match and the Lever Action match as I didn’t manage to get the results posted last week.
I’m off to Butte, Montana Tuesday for the Montana State BPCR Silhouette match with Chip Mate and Bob Delatorre so I spent the whole week frantically casting bullets and loading ammo for the match.
Our first BPCR Off-Hand match of the year was again a blast although not very well supported by the BPCR shooters. I guess no one needs any off hand practice since they have such a high chicken count at the normal BPCR matches!
Thanks go to the Lever Action shooters that came out and gave the BPCR shooters a run for the money.
The “Chicken Man” Ron Calderone was the overall winner, although he failed to shoot 10-chickens in a row, but he did go home with a larger than his Tucson match winner beer mug.
Chip Mate and Fred Paxia had to shoot-off for third overall and Fred got the job done to win the third place beer mug.
The .22/Pistol Lever Gun match winner was a first time .22 shooter John Mullins. Not being classified in .22 didn’t slow John down as he shot an outstanding 34X40 for his first match which earned him a AAA classification and the Match Winner pin.
Close behind John was Marc Jablonowski with a 32X40 which earned him the AAA 1st Place pin. Fred Paxia and Craig Buchanan both shot 30s which earned Fred 2nd AAA and Craig 1st Master.
After lunch the Rifle Caliber match was a BIG surprise with first time Match Winner Tim Finley taking home the Match Winner Pin! Tim is a solid competitor but has never been able to put it together before today to take the overall award.
It couldn't come at a better time as he is off for the Raton Nationals next week and hopefully the momentum from this win will carry over to Raton for Tim .
The loser in this deal though is Dave Spurlock who has to ride all the way to Raton with Tim and will have to listen to the match winning story all the way there!
To those off to Raton for the Nationals I want to wish you all good luck and we’ll look forward to listening to the success stories next month here at the Ben Avery matches.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

BPCR OFF HAND MATCH 6/15/2013            
RON CALDERONE BPCR 9 10 7 8 34 MATCH WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN L/ACTION 9 8 10 6 33 2ND PLACE
FRED PAXIA L/ACTION 10 9 5 7 31 3RD PLACE
CHIP MATE BPCR 10 9 8 4 31  
TRENT LAWRENCE BPCR 10 7 3 8 28  
ERIC SUNDSTROM L/ACTION 10 8 5 4 27  
AL LAPORRA BPCR 7 7 6 6 26  
JIM DORRELL BPCR 8 9 3 6 26  
KATHLEEN GARVIN L/ACTION 5 9 3 8 25  
STEVE RHOADES BPCR 8 7 4 5 24  
BILL COLE BPCR 9 8 1 6 24  
KEN GOSE BPCR 6 8 5 3 22  
WARREN BARE BPCR 4 6 3 5 18  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE BPCR 7 4 3 4 18  
BOB DELATORRE BPCR 4 6 3 3 16  

.22/PISTOL CALIBER 6/22/2013            
JOHN MULLINS AAA 8 9 10 7 34 M/WINNER
MARC JABLONOWSKI AAA 6 10 9 7 32 1ST AAA
FRED PAXIA AAA 6 9 7 8 30 2ND AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 10 7 5 30 1ST MASTER
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 6 10 8 5 29 3RD AAA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 8 9 6 6 29  
BILL COLE MASTER 5 9 6 7 27  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 6 10 5 6 27  
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 8 7 8 3 26  
STEVE RHOADES AA 6 8 6 6 26 1ST AA
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 10 4 5 26  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 8 5 5 7 25  
LONNIE SHIELDS A 4 7 8 4 23 1ST A
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 4 9 6 4 23  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 6 8 5 4 23 2ND AA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 8 4 3 23  
ROLAND WONG AA 5 10 5 2 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 4 8 4 6 22  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 3 9 4 6 22  
FRED STANSBURY AA 5 5 5 4 19  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 3 7 4 4 18  
MIKE BLACKWELL B 3 5 4 5 17 1ST B
ROB JOHNSON B 3 7 1 5 16  
GEOFF RADOFF B 2 6 3 0 11  
               
BEN AVERY              
RIFLE CALIBER 6/22/2013            
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 8 8 9 34 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 10 9 8 5 32 1ST MASTER
FRED PAXIA AAA 10 10 6 5 31 1ST AAA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 8 7 7 30 2ND AAA
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 9 6 6 7 28 1ST AA
JOHN MULLINS AAA 8 8 6 6 28  
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 8 8 6 5 27  
ORRIS GRESS AAA 9 7 5 6 27 5
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 10 8 5 4 27 2ND AA
BILL COLE MASTER 9 6 6 5 26  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 10 8 4 3 25  
FRED STANSBURY AA 5 7 6 6 24  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 6 4 5 23  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 5 4 3 20  
ROLAND WONG AA 8 4 2 5 19  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 9 2 3 5 18  
GEOFF RADOFF B 2 2 1 3 8 1ST B
MIKEW BLACKWELL B 3 2 2 0 7  
ROB JOHNSON A 3 2 1 1 7 1ST A

MAY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
It was great to award the Match Winner Pin to Bill Cole for the .22/Pistol Caliber match and his 36X40 score pretty much smoked the rest of the shooters.
Bill has done so much for Lever Action Silhouette by volunteering his time making repairs to the target setting equipment as well as maintaining the range.
Bill won’t usually accept any awards but today I made sure he did to recognize not only his shooting ability but his hard work making sure we have a nice range to shoot on.
Congratulations and thank you Bill Cole!  
The .22/Pistol match went so quick we had brunch instead of lunch and we were able to get started on the Rifle Caliber match at 12:00.
By resetting the animals after the first 5 shots we can get by with 3 relays for the afternoon match which speeds up the program. This works out really well in the summer time as we finish up before it gets too hot.
It also seemed to work well for Kathleen Garvin and Fred Paxia as they both shot 33X40 scores which required a shoot off for the match win.
Kathleen had just shot her first 10 straight for the Grand Slam on Turkeys so she held a slight advantage over Fred going into the shoot off.
They both shot the first two animals and they both missed on the third bird but Fred only got one of the two remaining birds and Kathleen cleaned them for the Match win.
I want to thank everyone for coming out to shoot on Memorial Day weekend, Virginia Spurlock for sending two batches of brownies, Bill Cole for making sure out range was in tip top shape and Roland Wong who always helps me with setting up and taking down the equipment for the match.
In June and July the Black Powder Cartridge shooters are shooting off hand matches on the Pistol Silhouette range to get some relief from the heat.
All Rifle Caliber Lever Action shooters are welcome to come out and compete against them with your lever guns on the third Saturday of the month.
We’ll shoot the same 40 shot match but the relays are 10 minutes for ten shots. $20.00 entry with Beer Mugs for 1st 2nd and 3rd. No lunch, as we’ll be finished around noon but I’ll have water and soft drinks as well as some cold beer for after the match.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director                    

 
.22/PISTOL CALIBER 5/25/2013            
BILL COLE MASTER 9 10 8 9 36 M/WINNER
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 6 10 8 9 33 1ST AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 7 8 33 1ST MASTER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 6 9 9 7 31  
FRED PAXIA AAA 6 8 7 8 29 2ND AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 9 7 6 28 3RD AAA
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 7 8 7 6 28  
ORRIS GRESS AA 5 9 6 7 27 1ST AA
JOHN MULLINS AA 9 8 6 4 27 2ND AA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AAA 7 8 5 7 27  
JACK CHAMBERLIN AA 9 5 6 6 26 3RD AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 9 5 4 25  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 7 8 3 7 25  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 6 9 7 2 24  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 6 8 5 5 24  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 5 8 2 7 22  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 6 7 2 7 22  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 5 9 4 3 21  
ANTHONY CHESLIC AA 6 7 4 3 20  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 3 10 2 5 20  
ROLAND WONG AA 2 8 3 6 19  
JIM CROSSON AA 1 5 3 4 13  
ROB JOHNSON A 3 4 1 2 10 1ST A
               
RIFLE CALIBER 5/25/2013            
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 9 10 6 33 M/WINNER
FRED PAXIA AAA 8 9 8 8 33 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 8 9 8 6 31 1ST MASTER
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 9 7 7 31 2ND AAA
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 8 8 6 30 1ST AA
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 9 6 5 30  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 10 7 7 4 28  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 9 9 4 6 28 3RD AAA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 7 10 5 5 27  
JOHN MULLINS AAA 8 5 7 5 25  
JOHN NESBITT AAA 9 5 5 6 25  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 4 10 7 2 23  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 9 7 3 4 23 2ND AA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 7 6 4 5 22 3RD AA
JIM CROSSON AA 7 8 2 5 22  
ROLAND WONG AA 7 9 2 4 22  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 5 6 6 4 21  
JACK CHAMBERLIN B 6 6 3 6 21 1ST B
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 6 6 6 2 20  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 3 6 4 6 16  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 2 8 4 2 16  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 7 4 1 3 15  
ANTHONY CHESLIC AA 7 5 1 2 15  
ROB JOHNSON A 6 4 1 0 11 1ST A

MAY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
We had a pretty good turnout for the last silhouette match that we will have on the Rifle Silhouette range this summer.
The weather held up with the temperatures staying in the high 80s but the winds picked up around noon making for some challenging shooting conditions.
It was all chicken count for this match as the top scorers were the top finishers with the exception of Vintage Sniper shooter Bill Cole. Bill would have really given Chip a run for the Match Win if he had shot more chickens. The Vintage Snipeer guys are getting closer every match to capturing the overall win.
Chip Mate’s six chickens was high count for the day and that earned him the Match Winner mug.
For some of us it was time to break out the scopes to prepare for our trip to Montana next month for the Montana State Silhouette Championships.
It was the first time we have shot the scopes for over a year and our scores reflected that.
Everyone thinks scope shooting is easy but it requires totally different shooting and spotting techniques. You can certainly see better but you still need to make good breaks and follow through on your shot. The off hand portion is tougher also due to the increased weight of the rifle.
For the summer matches we will shoot all offhand matches on the Pistol Silhouette range which has auto resetting targets so make sure you go to the Pistol Silhouette range next month.
It will be a 40 shot match all shot offhand with 10 minute relays and NO sighters so get there early to check your sight settings. We can't allow the Vintage Sniper guys to shoot though as those rifle have the potential to damage the targets at the closer ranges. We will welcome the Rifle Caliber Lever Action shooters to try their hand at outshooting the BPCR's.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

CHIP MATE MASTER 6 10 6 10 32 M/WINNER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 1 9 8 10 28 2ND OVERALL
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 4 9 7 5 25 3RD OVERALL
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 2 10 8 5 25  
BOB DELATORRE AA/SCOPE 4 7 6 6 23 1ST AA
PAT TAYLOR AA/SCOPE 2 9 7 5 23 2ND AA
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 1 10 8 4 23  
AL LAPORA AA 2 9 5 6 22  
STEVE RHOADES AAA/SCOPE 0 9 6 7 22 1ST AAA
PAUL BARROW AA 0 10 7 5 22  
LARRY WILKES AAA 4 7 6 4 21  
JIM DODSON AA 2 8 6 5 21  
ORRIS GRESS AA/SCOPE 1 7 8 5 21  
ANTHONY CHESLIC V/SNIPER 1 8 7 5 21  
JIM DORRELL AA 0 10 6 4 20  
DOUG HART AAA/SCOPE 0 9 6 3 18  
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 2 7 4 4 17  
WARREN BARE A 1 8 4 4 17 1ST A
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 6 5 3 15  

MAY MID-RANGE RESULTS

May isn't the best month to shoot an outdoor match in Arizona but we started early and we were able to finish before it got too hot.                                                                                                                                                         Everything was pretty calm for the first couple of relays but by the time we moved back to shoot the 600 yard stage things had really changed as can be seen by the drop in scores.                                                                                          The wind was pretty consistant but it was switching from 3:00 to 6:00 so the value changed with every shot. I had up to 15 minutes of right on when the wind was at full value from the 3:00 position.                                                                    We only had one Vintage Sniper shooter join us due to the California State Lever Action match which drew the majority of our normal Vintage Sniper shooters.                                                                                                                            The next chance to shoot a Mid-Range will be in October so mark your calendars as this type of match is perfect for seeing how well your silhouette and Vintage Sniper loads group.                                                                                            See you then.                                                                                                                                                 Steve Rhoades                                                                                                                                                  Match Director  


BEN AVERY 5/11/2013 MID-RANGE
S RHOADES PRONE 40-65 SHILOH 97-2X 92-1X 85-0X 274-3X
MIKE WHITESELL PRONE 96-1X 93-0X 80-2X 269-3X
PAUL BARROW PRONE 100-5X 93-0X 67-1X 260-6X
BOB DELATORRE PRONE 94-1X 96-1X 57-0X 247-2X
SHERMAN BROWNLEE PRONE SHILOH/SCOPE 92-0X 94-1X 61-0X 247-1X
AL LAPORA PRONE 97-2X 93-0X 56-0X 246-2X
WARREN BARE PRONE 91-2X 82-0X 61-0X 234-2X
TIM BRUNDFORD PRONE V/SNIPER 82-0X 57-0X 86-0X 225-0X

APRIL LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
If you didn’t show up this month for the Lever Gun match you missed one of the best shooting days we have had this year.
We had a nice turn out and the skies were clear, the breeze was light and although the temperatures were in the 90s later in the day it remained comfortable for both the .22/pistol match and the rifle caliber match.
Alex Jablonowski set the pace for the .22/pistol match by shooting the second leg on his Master classification and the match win with an outstanding 35X40 score.
Alex has decided to take up Smallbore Position shooting so this could be the last Lever Action match he shoots for awhile.
He has progressed quickly in our sport and has set several records all before out growing his junior status. I’m sure he will excel in his next shooting endeavor as well.
Craig Buchanan put it all together and won the Rifle Caliber match after lunch by barely edging out Chris Spurlock and shooting partner Bill Cole.
Craig has been a little frustrated lately by his performance in our Vintage Sniper matches so maybe this will take the edge off until he can put it all together and win one of those matches as well.
Once again Virginia Spurlock treated us to more of her yummy bake goods but she also put together her all time high score in the morning match when she shot a 30X40.
Unfortunately there were two other AA shooters that had slightly better scores and Virginia had to settle for 3rd in  class.
Good things come to good people so we’ll see if she can shoot a higher score next month.
Next month the match is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend so I hope you’ll  celebrate the holida by shooting the Lever Action Silhouette match.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

.22/PISTOL 4/27/2013            
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 10 10 7 8 35 M/WINNER
JOHN MULLINS AA 9 10 8 7 34 1ST AA
FRED PAXIA AAA 8 10 7 7 32 1ST AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 9 6 8 31 1ST MASTER
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 8 9 5 30 2ND AA
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 8 8 8 6 30 3RD AA
BILL COLE MASTER 6 10 7 5 28  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 7 6 7 28 2ND AAA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AAA 7 9 6 5 27  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 5 6 7 4 26  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 6 9 4 7 26  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 5 6 5 9 25  
JACK CHAMBERLIN A 7 9 4 5 25 1ST A
JOHN NESBITT AA 6 9 6 3 24  
ROLAND WONG AA 6 6 8 3 23  
TIM FINLEY AAA 4 9 7 3 23  
LONNIE SHIELDS A 5 7 6 5 23  
KEN GOSE A 4 9 4 5 22  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 6 6 4 5 21  
RADA PLESINGER AA 4 7 5 4 20  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 9 4 5 2 20  
JIM CROSSEN AA 2 4 4 5 15  
CHAD PRENOVOST B 1 3 3 6 13 1ST B
JAMES PRENOVOST A 3 7 1 2 13  
DR. GEOFF RADOFF B 6 4 1 0 11  
WARREN BARE A 5 5 0 1 11  
ALEX RHODES B JR. 1 1 1 0 3  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 4/27/2013            
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 8 8 34 M/WINNER
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 9 10 7 7 33 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 10 10 5 8 33 1ST MASTER
JOHN MULLINS AAA 9 10 5 6 30 2ND AAA
LONNIE SHIELDS A 8 7 7 7 29 1ST A
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 9 8 6 5 28 3RD AAA
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 8 5 6 27 1ST AA
JOHN NESBITT AAA 8 10 2 7 27  
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 5 5 5 24  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 8 6 5 3 22 2ND AA
FRED PAXIA AAA 7 7 3 5 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 8 6 3 4 21 2ND AA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 6 4 3 20  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 6 7 4 3 20  
JIM CROSSEN AA 7 6 4 2 19  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 4 9 4 2 19  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 8 7 0 4 19  
ROLAND WONG AA 6 4 4 4 18  
JAMES PRENOVOST B 3 2 4 5 14 1ST B
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 5 2 2 4 13  
WARREN BARE A 3 6 0 1 10  
DR. GEOFF RADOFF B 4 0 0 1 5  
CHAD PRENOVOST B 2 2 0 0 4  
ALEX RHODES B 2 2 0 0 4  

APRIL BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE

To all:
April is a nice time to live in Arizona.
The weather is warming the wind in mild, baseball season has started and the shooters are turning out for the matches.
It was good to see Ken Gose back and looking good with his new knee. I think he’s 6” taller now that his legs are straight again!!!
Chip Mate’s new knees are working pretty well also as he continues to wear us out with consistent scores in the mid 30s and another match win.
Recent Arizona transplant, Ellis Gilbert, is starting to make the weekly practice sessions payoff when he shat a nice 28X40 to take home the 2nd Place overall beer mug trophy.
The Vintage Sniper guys are starting to sneak up on the BPCR shooters and this month Tim Finley shot one more chicken than me and worked his way into 3rd Place overall and also taking home a beer mug for his efforts.
Dave Spurlock had Tim beat and was looking at a 2nd or 3rd Overall win but some tough wind conditions on the turkeys caused him to slip to 6th overall. Tim is Dave’s shooting partner and wind coach so maybe there was more to this than we know!!!
A good time was had by all and I’m looking forward to continuing the fun next month on the 18th.
Don’t overlook a chance to test your silhouette loads on paper next month as well when we shoot a Mid-Range match on the 11th.
I’m also extending an invitation to the Vintage Sniper guys to come out and shoot the Mid-Range.
We’ll shoot at 200-300-600 yards and you can shoot the standard Mid-Range position match which is standing at 200, setting at 300 and prone at 600 or if you choose you can shoot from the prone position at all the yardages.
Since 300-600 yards are standard Vintage Sniper yardages this is a good time to see how your ammo groups.
I’ll send an email out around the first of May as a reminder and to also see how many we’ll have shooting so I can prepare targets.
See you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 4/20/2013            
CHIP MATE MASTER 4 10 10 9 33 M/WINNER
ELLIS GILBERT AA 4 9 7 8 28 2ND PLACE
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 2 9 9 7 27 3RD PLACE
STEVE RHOADES AAA 1 10 8 8 27 1ST AAA
JIM DODSON AA 5 9 6 6 26 1ST AA
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 2 10 5 8 25  
LARRY WILKES AAA 4 10 4 5 23 2ND AAA
"T-WAT" CALDERONE MASTER 2 9 6 6 23 1ST MASTER
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 2 10 4 7 23  
AL LAPORA AA 0 10 4 9 23 2ND AA
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 2 7 8 5 22  
BOB DELATORRE V/SNIPER 1 7 7 7 22  
JIM DORRELL AA 2 7 8 4 21  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AAA 2 7 7 5 21  
RICK GREY AAA 0 8 5 8 21  
WARREN BARE A 4 8 7 1 20 1ST A
DENNIS HALL AA 1 6 7 6 20  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 1 8 5 6 20  
JIN CROSSEN V/SNIPER 1 10 4 5 20  
MARK DELATORRE V/SNIPER 2 5 6 6 19  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 2 8 4 5 19  
DOUG HART AAA/SCOPE 1 7 7 4 19  
ORRIS GRESS AA 2 6 7 3 18  
PAUL BARROW AA 0 7 6 5 18  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 8 4 4 17  
KEN GOSE AA/SCOPE 1 8 3 3 15  

MARCH LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE

To all:
What a great turn out for the match even if it was Easter weekend.
We had a lot of new shooters with us that were preparing for the Joe Duchene Memorial Match coming up soon and they needed to work on their Lever Action skills.
Let’s hope they enjoyed it enough to come back to future matches.
It was Eric Sundstrom’s day as he pretty much dominated both the Pistol/.22  match and the Rifle match in the afternoon.
Conditions we excellent for both matches but anytime you only miss two targets in a silhouette match you deserve the win.
Eric’s 38 in the morning match was a great score and he was followed by Craig Buchanan and Joy Cox who shot a 35 and a 32 respectively.
Eric won the Rifle Caliber match after lunch as well but he had some close competition this time and it was an all girl deal.
Joy Cox, Jeanie Hershey and Kathleen Garvin all shot in the 30’s to give Eric a run for his money.
I want to thank all that attended the match and hope those of you that were new shooters will come back and shoot with us again.
Happy Easter to all and I’ll see you at the match in April.
Steve R.
Match Director

.22/PISTOL CALIBER 3/30/2013            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 10 10 8 38 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 10 7 9 35 1ST MASTER
JOY COX MASTER 8 10 7 7 32  
ORRIS GRESS AA 4 10 7 10 31 1ST AA
BILL COLE MASTER 6 10 8 6 30  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 9 9 5 6 29 1ST AAA
JOHN MULLINS A 8 9 4 8 29 1ST A
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 9 9 4 6 28 2ND AA
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 8 8 7 4 27 2ND AAA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 8 5 8 27  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 9 4 7 27 3RD AA
S RHOADES AA 6 7 7 6 26  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 5 9 7 5 26  
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 7 5 8 26  
JACK CHAMBERLIN AA 6 9 3 7 25  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 5 7 7 4 23  
FRED STANSBURY AA 4 9 7 3 23  
JOHN ORN AA 8 7 5 3 23  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 5 7 4 7 23  
WARREN BISSOMETTE AA 3 8 9 6 21  
JIM CROSSON AA 5 5 5 6 21  
JAMES PRENOVOST AA 7 6 4 4 21  
LONNIE SHIELDS A 5 9 4 3 21  
ED BIANCHI AA 4 7 2 8 21  
ROLAND WONG AA 4 8 6 2 20  
FRED PAXIA AAA 4 7 3 5 19  
JIM HABENSTREIT A 3 8 2 6 19  
VELDA CHAMBERLIN B 4 8 6 0 18 1ST B
ALAN KIRSCH A 5 4 3 5 17  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 6 5 3 3 17  
ROGER MAZE AA 4 7 1 4 16  
WARREN BARE A 4 4 4 3 15  
RADA PLESINGER AA 5 7 2 1 15  
CHAD PRENOVOST B 1 8 1 3 13  
DR. GEOFF RADOFF B 3 6 0 2 11  
ALEX RHODES B JR. 2 2 1 1 6  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 3/30/2013            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 9 7 9 35 M/WINNER
JOY COX MASTER 10 8 7 8 33 1 ST MASTER
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 9 7 7 8 31  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 7 7 9 30 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 9 8 5 8 30  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 9 8 5 8 30 2ND AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 6 8 6 29  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 8 6 6 28  
JOHN MULLINS AAA 9 7 6 6 28  
ORRIS GRESS AA 10 8 5 5 28 1ST AA
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 6 8 6 27  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 6 6 4 25  
JIM CROSSEN AA 6 8 5 6 25 2ND AA
ROLAND WONG AA 9 9 3 4 25 3RD AA
LONNIE SHIELDS A 7 7 4 5 23 1ST A
RADA PLEASINGER AAA 9 7 3 4 23  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 7 5 6 4 22  
ED BIANCHI AA 8 4 4 6 22  
JOHN ORN AA 8 6 3 5 22  
WARREN BISSONMETTE AA 7 5 5 4 21  
STEVE RHOADES AA 7 6 3 5 20  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 6 2 5 20  
FRED STANSBURY AA 8 2 5 4 19  
FRED PAXIA AAA 5 8 1 4 18  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 7 5 3 2 17  
WARREN BARE A 9 3 2 2 16  
JIM HABENSTREIT A 6 5 3 1 15  
ROGER MAZE AA 7 4 2 2 15  
ALEX RHODES B JR. 1 1 0 0 2 1ST B



FEBRUARY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER SILHOUETTE

To all:
I’m sorry I’m so late posting this match but I just ran out of time to get ready for the American Creedmoor Cup and the Regional Creedmoor in March.
Ron Calderone is back and he was our February match winner.
He also continued the dominance by the Black Powder Cartridge shooters over the Vintage Sniper shooters!
This is really getting to some of the V/Sniper shooters and I’m sure it won’t be long before we see one of them on the top of the results page.
I want to thank them for coming out and shooting with us though as they have put some spark into our monthly matches with the rivalry.
April should be a good turnout as the weather should be mild and there are several shooters who have new equipment to try out.
See you at the range in April.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director. 

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 2/16/2013            
RON CALDERONE MASTER 5 7 8 9 29 M/WINNER
BOB DELATORRE MASTER 2 9 8 7 26 2ND PLACE
DOUG HART AAA/SCOPE 2 9 7 8 26 3RD PLACE
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AA 2 10 6 8 26 1ST AA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 0 10 8 7 25 1ST AAA
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 5 9 6 5 25 1ST V/SNIPER
STEVE RHOADES V/SNIPER 1 7 7 9 24  
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 1 6 7 8 22  
JIM DORRELL AA 2 8 8 3 21 2ND AA
RICK SMITH AAA 2 5 7 7 21 2ND AAA
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 1 8 5 6 20  
AL LAPORA AA 0 9 4 7 20 3RD AA
LARRY WILKES AAA 4 7 4 5 20  
RICHARD MCDONALD AA/SCOPE 0 3 10 6 19  
DWIGHT SISSELL AA 0 7 5 7 19  
JIM DODSON AA 3 6 5 5 19  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 0 6 7 4 17  
DEL NIEMEYER AAA 3 5 6 3 17  
RICK GREY AAA 2 7 1 7 17  
PAUL BARROW AA 1 4 5 6 16  
ELLIS GILBERT AA 1 8 3 4 16  
DENNIS HALL AA 0 7 5 3 15  
JOHN KYLE A/SCOPE 1 7 4 2 14 1ST A

CREEDMOOR CUP AND REGIONAL CREEDMOOR RESULTS

To all:
Normally the out of town shooters come to the Phoenix Regional to enjoy good competition along with the outstanding weather we have at this time of year.
Boy were we all surprised!!
We had a nice day for the practice session but on the first day of the Creedmoor Cup we started to get a hint for what was in store for us during the rest of the week.
At the end of day one, we had a new leader for the Cup, Zack Taylor from Rio Rico, AZ.
Zack is the shooting partner of the past Cup winner Eron Ahmer and that is who Zack had a slim one point lead over at the end of day one.
Zack has worked real hard on his shooting and combined with his expert ability for reading the wind conditions it was no surprise that he held the lead.
Just like a NASCAR driver that has the lead at the halfway point in the race Zack was pretty excited when he woke up Friday morning to pouring down rain conditions.
Shooting outdoors at cardboard targets in the rain is a no win deal so after a quick discussion we decided to pull the plug on the second day of the Creedmoor Cup and use the day one scores to declare Zack Taylor the deserving winner.
After the steak fry Friday evening where we awarded the trophies to the Creedmoor Cup winners and drew for the prizes donated by the supporting manufactures we all held our breath that the conditions would improve for the first day of the Regional Creedmoor.
Saturday dawned with an overcast sky that looked like it could start raining at any time but as the day progressed and the wind picked up it was obvious the moisture had moved on and we would be able to complete both days of the Regional.
The lighting conditions were terrible on Saturday but old “Hawk-Eye” Dave Gullo didn’t let that bother him.
Dave shot an outstanding 285-7X to win the match helped by the good spotting job of his new shooting partner Toby Crisler.
The normal cast of characters made up the rest of the top ten competitors which included some great scores by Tollofson shooter Jimbo Terry and Colorado’s Jason Porter.
Dave had a pretty substantial lead going into Sunday’s match but we had a whole new set of conditions to deal with and they were as tough as they get for Phoenix.
When the wind blows from the north at Ben Avery, even though the skies are clear, it is miserable to shoot. Your eyes water and your nose runs and the cold winds switch extremely fast from left to right along with changing velocity. Trying to shoot a condition is impossible so every shot become a new sight setting.
No one is better at shooting in these conditions than Eron Ahmer or Dave Gullo and they fought it out all the way to the 1000 yard line for the match win with Eron coming out on top with enough lead to also give him the Regional Championship.
I was finally able to get my 40-82 to show its real colors and shot both days without a miss and gather up the award for 3rd Overall behind Dave and Eron. For an old fat guy to even be on the same page with these two guys is a big deal and thanks go to my spotter Chip Mate for doing an outstanding job with the wind calls.
Again Carolyn and her daughter Steph and granddaughter Reilly made the Friday Steak Fry a success and I also want to thank Jim Crossen for braving the elements to call the matches for us.
It was a long tough week and I hope that everyone had as much fun as I did in spite of my truck breaking down and the challenging conditions.
If so then we’ll see you next year in Phoenix. Keep your fingers crossed for normal Arizona weather.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
American Creedmoor Cup
Name Class Special class 800 yard 900 yard 1000 yard Total Place
               
Zach Taylor Iron S 92-2 95-3 75-1 262-6 Match Winner
Eron Ahmer Iron   91 83-2 87-1 261-3 2nd Over All
Jim Terry   Tollofson 92 92-2 75-1 259-3 High-Unlimited
Michael Rix Iron   95-4 84-1 70-1 249-6 3rd Over All
Keith Lay, Jr. Iron   87-1 84-1 78 249-2  
Klaus Schattilightner Iron SS 92-1 85 70 247-1 Senior
Kenny Wasserburger Scope Paper patch 87-2 84 73 244-2 High   PP
Dave Gullo Iron   90-2 75 72 237-2  
B.   Tarkenton   S 89 81-2 66-1 236-3  
Chip Mate Iron   94-5 63 73 230-5  
Steve Rhoades Iron S 88-1 75 63-2 226-3  
T.   Crisler Iron S 81-1 78-3 64 223-4  
Glen Gibson Iron S 82-1 75 63 220-1  
Steve Lorenz Iron   91-1 76-1 52 219-2  
Pat Taylor Iron S 90-1 76-1 52 218-2  
Dan Theodore Iron   93-2 66-1 56 215-3  
Butch Jarvis Iron S 88-2 75 52 215-2  
Steve Baldwin Iron S 83-3 82 48 213-3  
Rick Gray Iron   85 69-1 57-1 211-2  
Jason Porter Iron   79 85-1 45 209-1  
Dave Maurer Iron SS 70-1 70-1 33 173-2  
Dennis Wiley Scope S 74-1 60 35 169-1  
J.    Clark Iron   80-1 52 13 145-1  
Trent Lawrence   Tollofson 84-1 22 37-1 143-2  
B.   Kuveke Scope Tollofson 56 38 48-1 142-1  
Bob Englebach paper patch S 82 73 63 218  
D.   Tonn Scope S 79 45 43 167  
E.    Gilbert Iron   73 52 13 138  
Jim Eggleston Scope SS 54 26 49 129  
W.   Bare Iron   77 35 7 119  

 

 

REVISED PHOENIX REGIONAL CREEDMOOR SCORES

To all:
During the Phoenix Regional Creedmoor match I knowingly allowed two shooters to change their rifles.
Both shooters believed that they were experiencing problems with either the rifle or ammo so I allowed the switch.
I would have done this for any competitor, as I don't believe an advantage is gained by doing so.
BUT this is specifically not allowed by the rule book and one of the competitors was my shooting partner which makes it look like I was playing favorites.
This was not the case, but the implication is still there. To be fair to all of the competitors I have disallowed the score shot with his rifle on the 800 yard line of Saturday's match and changed the aggregate score to reflect this correction.
I have posted the corrected scores below.
I will also correct the trophies awarded so that those effected will receive the correct award.
I apologize to all the shooters for this error and I hope you haven't lost your confidence in me as a competent match director.
For the past ten plus years I have worked hard to gain your confidence and I don't want anyone to feel I've let them down.
I especially want EVERY competitor who comes to Phoenix to know that they are being treated fairly and that no one will gain an advantage because they are a local or a friend.                                                                                                   DAY ONE                     
Dave Gullo Iron 97-3 96-2 92-2 285-7 Match Winner
Eron Ahmer Iron 98-3 94 85-1 277-4 1st M
T. Crisler Iron S 98-3 92 86-1 276-4 2nd M
Jim Terry Iron Tollofson 96-3 85-2 86-2 267-7 1st Tollofson
Jason Porter Iron 93-1 90-1 81 264-2 3rd Master
Keith Lay, Jr. Iron 91-1 89 83 263-1
Zach Taylor Iron S 90-3 91-1 79-1 260-5
Steve Baldwin Iron S 93-3 91-1 79 260-4
Glen Gibson Iron S 85-1 90 82 257-1
Pat Taylor Iron S 93-1 79-1 84 256-2
Steve Rhoades Iron S 90-1 82 81-2 253-3
Dan Theodore Iron 91-3 85-2 76 252-5
B. Tarkenton S 96-2 82 74 252-2
Kenny Wasserburger Scope Paper patch 91-1 80 80-1 251-1 1st Scope
Klaus Schattilightner Iron SS 83 85-2 82 250-2
Bob Englebach paper patch S Iron 93-2 74-1 82 249-3
Jim Eggleston Scope SS 74 86 87-1 247-1
Travis Tonn Scope 91-2 82-1 73 246-3
Michael Rix Iron 91-1 80 75 246-1
Dennis Wiley Scope S 95-1 91-1 57 243-2
Rick Gray Iron 91-1 89-1 61 241-2
Lanny Moody Iron 87 82-2 56-1 225-3
D. Tonn Scope S 90 86-1 46 222-1
B. Kuveke Scope Tollofson 96-2 77 45 218-2
Bob Hightower Scope 92-2 61 63 216-2
S. Jarvis Iron 89-1 62 53 204-1 1st Ex
Chip Mate Iron 0-0 92-2 91-3 183-5
W. Bare Iron 72 49-2 53 174-2
Steve Lorenz Iron 48 44 16-1 108-1
Dave Maurer Iron SS 87 87 61 235
Butch Jarvis Iron S 82 76 68 226
J. Clark Iron 84 79 61 224 1st MM
Lee Bumbalow Scope S 72 76 52 200
E. Gilbert Iron 67 72 50 189 1st SS
Trent Lawrence DNF Tollofson - - -
DAY TWO AND AGGRAGATE
Eron Ahmer Iron 99-5 85-2 80 264-7 Match Winner 541-11 Match Winner
Dave Gullo Iron 94-3 79 75-1 248-4 3rd M 533-11 2nd O A
Steve Rhoades Iron S 97-3 82 77 256-3 1st M 509-6 3rd OA
Keith Lay, Jr. Iron 98-2 90-2 52 240-4 503-5 1st Master
Glen Gibson Iron S 89-2 81-1 64 234-3 491-4 2nd Master
T. Crisler Iron S 87 78-2 42 207-2 483-6 3rd Master
Pat Taylor Iron S 90-3 74 62-1 226-4 482-6 1st Old Guy
Zach Taylor Iron S 97-2 51 64-1 212-3 472-8
Jim Terry Iron Tollofson 80-2 77 45 202-2 1st Tollofson 469-9 1st Tollofson
Kenny Wasserburger Scope Paper patch 92-2 54 69-1 215-3 466-5 1st Scope
Jason Porter Iron 87-1 75 38 200-1 464-3
Klaus Schattilightner Iron SS 90-1 88-1 35 213-2 463-4
B. Tarkenton S 95-3 55-1 60 210-4 462-6
D. Tonn Scope S 87-1 81 60 228-1 1st Scope 450-2
Butch Jarvis Iron S 93-3 69 55-1 217-4 443-4
Chip Mate Iron 100-1 82-1 71 253-2 2nd M 436-7
Bob Englebach paper patch S Iron 72-1 57 55 184-1 high PP 433-4 1st P P
Jim Eggleston Scope SS 88-3 46 39 173-3 420-4
Dennis Wiley Scope S 84 62 29 175 418-2
Travis Tonn Scope 86-1 40 44-1 170-2 416-5
Rick Gray Iron 87-1 55-2 27 169-3 410-5
Dave Maurer Iron SS 87-3 31 53 171-3 406-3
Lanny Moody Iron 87-1 57 21 165-1 390-4
Bob Hightower Scope 74-1 59 39 172-1 388-3
Michael Rix Iron 88-1 49 DNF 137-1 383-2
B. Kuveke Scope Tollofson 86 36 34 156 374-2
Dan Theodore Iron 85-1 6 DNF 91-1 343-6
W. Bare Iron 67 49 40 156 330-2
S. Jarvis Iron 76 48 0 124 1st EX 328-1 1st EX
Steve Lorenz Iron 57 17 0 74 182-1
Steve Baldwin Iron S 95-3 77 43 215-3 475-7
J. Clark Iron 74 44 41 159 1st MM 383 1st M M
E. Gilbert Iron 77 71 35 183 1st SS 372 1st S S
Lee Bumbalow Scope S 89 42 26 157 357
Trent Lawrence DNF Tollofson


STATE LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
Chip Mate only shoots one .22 caliber Lever Action Silhouette match a year and it’s the Arizona State Championships. That’s why he was still classified as an AAA shooter.
When he does shoot our .22 caliber match his choice of rifle is an original Winchester Model 1873 chambered not in .22 Long Rifle but in .22 Long!
Not many ’73 Winchesters were made in .22 caliber and they are a rare and valuable antique, not exactly what you’d expect to find in the rack at a Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette Match.
Ammunition is no longer made by the current ammunition manufactures so Chip buys all he can find when the opportunity presents itself.
Chip, who hails from Elgin, Arizona, is not your conventional Lever Action Silhouette shooter.
He is the co-holder of the current Pistol Caliber Lever Action National Record at 39X40. This is a record he set a couple of years ago using a Uberti Henry replica 44-40 shooting black powder! Chip also won the Arizona State Championships the past two years shooting that combo. He also shoots an original Winchester 1876 in 45-60 for the Rifle Caliber competition that is loaded with black powder. Chip is a firm believer that smokeless powder is just a passing fancy.
This year Chip added another State Championship to his trophy shelf by winning the Smallbore Lever Action Championships with his ’73 Winchester. The one thing he did lose though was his AAA classification as he finally fired the last two of the three required Master scores to move him up in class.
Keeping Chip honest though all of this was Eric Sundstrom who fired two solid 36X40 scores to earn the 1st Master trophy.
In the Pistol Caliber match on Saturday it looked like Chip had a chance for a three-pete of the Championship but a broken firing pin and the outstanding shooting of Jim Luke from Overland Park, KS. denied him the win.
Jim makes the long trip to Phoenix every year for our match and is always a contender for one or all of the Championships.
The combination of outstanding local shooters and a large number of out of state shooters make winning any one of the Arizona State Cowboy Lever Action Championships a significant achievement.
No better example of this was our Rifle Caliber Championships on Sunday.
After Jim Luke and Chip Mate tied for the Match #1 win and San Diego, Ca. resident Ryan King dominated Match #2 it ended up in a tie between Jim Luke and Phoenix resident, Eric Sundstrom for the Rifle Caliber Championships.
Eric’s steady performance had kept him in contention for all of the overall wins. His persistence was finally was able to earn him a place in and ultimately win the shoot-off for the Rifle Caliber Arizona State Championship.
Although challenged for all three days by changing and chilly weather conditions the matches went smoothly due to the outstanding cooperation of all the competitors and the excellent match direction of Jim Crossen.
The Ben Avery Lever Action Silhouette range is one of the finest facilities in the nation and the thanks for that goes to a couple of the local shooters, Bill Cole and Fred Paxia who along with help from George Hester make sure everything is in tip top shape when it’s time for the Arizona State Championships.
We are also starting to get a reputation for the delicious brownies and banana nut bread that is religiously provided every match by Virginia Spurlock.
Next year mark your calendar and plan on attending our match, if not for the competition then for the outstanding banana nut bread. It’s worth the trip!
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

SMALLBORE
COMPETITOR CLASS   C   P   T   R       C   P   T   R     AGG.       AWARD
C. MATE AAA 9 10 10 9 38 M/W 9 10 10 7 36 1ST AAA 74  STATE CHAMPION
E. SUNDSTROM M/SR. 8 10 10 8 36 2ND M 9 10 10 7 36 M/W 72 1ST MASTER
L. O'NEIL M/SR. 7 9 10 10 36 1st M 6 9 9 9 33 2ND M 69 2ND MASTER
J. LUKE MASTER 8 10 5 10 33   9 10 9 7 35 1ST M 68 3RD MASTER
R. KING MASTER 10 10 7 9 36 3RD M 9 9 5 8 31   67  
K. GARVIN AAA/WM. 10 9 6 9 34 1ST AAA 9 9 7 7 32 2ND AAA`66 66 1ST AAA  
C. BUCHANAN M/SR. 8 9 8 8 33   8 10 8 6 32   65 HIGH SENIOR
B. COLE M/SR. 8 9 6 8 31   8 10 7 8 33 3RD M 64  
K. WOOD M/SR. 6 10 7 7 30   8 9 9 6 32   62  
J. COX M/WM. 8 7 6 8 29   6 8 9 9 32   61 HIGH WOMAN
J. HERSHEY M/WM. 9 9 6 8 32   8 10 5 6 29   61  
J. GOODNIGHT M/SR. 7 9 8 8 32   5 8 6 9 28   60  
B. JARVIS AAA/SR. 8 9 9 3 29   8 9 5 8 30 3RD AAA 59 2ND AAA
F. PAXIA AAA/SR. 8 9 8 6 31 3RD AAA 8 9 4 6 27   58 3RD AAA
J. BASQUETTE AA/SR. 8 8 3 8 27   8 9 4 9 30 1ST AA 57 1ST AA
B. DANIELS AA 7 10 8 4 29 2ND AA 7 9 7 4 27 3RD AA 56 2ND AA
O. GRESS AA/SR. 9 9 5 6 29 3RD AA 6 10 5 6 27   56 3RD AA
DS. DICE AAA/SR. 9 10 8 5 32 2ND AAA 5 6 4 7 22   54  
T. LEE AA 5 10 7 10 32 1ST AA 6 8 3 5 22   54  
R. HERSHEY AAA/SR. 8 10 3 4 25   5 9 7 6 27   52  
L. BUBBALOW AA/SR. 4 8 6 8 26   6 8 5 6 25   51  
R. DESLAURIERS AA 4 7 4 7 22   6 10 8 5 29 2ND AA 51  
D. SPURLOCK AAA/SR. 5 8 6 5 24   4 8 6 7 25   49  
S. RHOADES AA/SR. 5 8 7 5 25   5 7 7 5 24   49  
R. WONG A/SR. 6 8 4 8 26   3 7 5 7 22 1ST A 48 1ST A
B. SAKOWICZ A/SR. 8 8 5 6 27 1ST A 1 8 8 3 20   47  
T. FINLEY AAA 6 7 3 4 20   5 8 5 8 26   46  
D. PALAGI AAA 3 9 7 6 25   4 6 5 6 21   46  
V. SPURLOCK AA/WM 3 8 6 4 21   4 9 5 7 25   46  
I. DICE AA/SR. 4 7 2 7 20   8 8 4 3 23   43  
F. STANSBURY AA/SR. 1 9 4 3 17   7 8 5 6 26   43  
S. JARVIS AA/WM 4 5 6 3 18   6 9 2 6 23   41  
J. KING AAA/SR. 7 9 5 6 27   4 10 5 3 22   40  
J. LEE A/WM. 4 7 5 5 21   6 8 2 3 19   40  
R. RATNER B 2 7 6 5 20 1ST B 3 9 3 4 19 1ST B 39 1ST B
G. FRANKS AA/SR. 5 5 3 3 16   7 4 2 3 16   32  
R. MAZE A/SR. 4 6 3 3 16   6 6 2 1 15   31  
D. SISSELL A/SR. 4 6 2 4 16   1 5 5 1 12   28  

PISTOL CALIBER
COMPETITOR CLASS   C   P   T   R       C   P   T   R     AGG. AWARD
J. LUKE MASTER 10 10 7 9 36 2ND M 10 10 9 9 38 M/W 74 STATE CHAMPION
C. MATE MASTER 10 10 9 9 38 M/W 9 10 7 9 35   73 1ST MASTER
B. COLE M/SR. 8 10 8 8 36 1 ST. M 9 10 8 8 35 2ND M 71 2ND MASTER
E. SUNDSTROM M/SR. 9 10 7 9 35 3RD M 10 10 6 9 35   70 3RD MASTER
C. BUCHANAN M/SR. 7 10 8 9 34   10 10 8 7 35 3RD M 69 HIGHT SENIOR
J. COX M/WM 5 10 9 10 34   8 10 8 9 35 1ST M 69 HIGH WOMAN
J. GOODNGHT M/SR. 7 10 9 7 33   7 10 9 7 33   66  
R. KING MASTER 9 10 8 7 34   8 10 6 8 32   66  
K. WOOD MASTER 8 10 8 7 33   9 10 8 6 33   66  
B. JARVIS AAA/SR. 7 9 6 8 30   7 10 10 8 35 1ST AAA 65 2ND AAA
F. PAXIA AAA/SR. 8 9 8 9 34 3RD AAA 5 10 7 9 31   65 1ST AAA
R. DESLAURIERS AA 8 9 5 8 30   8 10 8 8 34 1SR AA 64 1ST AA
L. O'NEIL M/SR. 6 10 7 7 30   9 10 8 6 33   63  
D. PALAGI AAA 7 10 7 8 32   5 9 8 9 31 3RD AAA 63 3RD AAA
J. HERSHEY AAA/WM 5 9 8 6 28   9 9 8 7 33 2ND AAA 61  
I. DICE AA/SR. 6 10 8 8 32 1ST AA 8 8 7 6 29   61 2ND AA
T. FINLEY AAA 8 10 6 8 32   8 9 7 4 26   60  
A. JABLONOWSKI AAA 8 9 8 9 34 2ND AAA 8 10 5 3 26   60  
R. HERSHEY AAA/SR. 8 9 9 8 34 1ST AAA 6 8 5 5 24   58  
M. JABLONOWSKI AA 7 9 6 8 30 3RD AA 7 7 8 6 28   58 3RD AA
R. WONG AA/SR 8 10 7 6 31 2ND AA 8 7 3 7 26   57  
G. HESTER AAA/SR. 7 10 6 4 27   8 7 5 9 29   56  
D. SPURLOCK AAA/SR. 8 9 5 6 28   7 8 5 8 28   56  
J. BASQUETTE AAA/SR. 7 9 5 8 29   8 8 6 4 26   55  
J. KING AAA/SR. 8 8 6 7 29   5 6 6 8 25   54  
L. BUMBALOW AA/SR. 5 8 4 7 24   7 8 8 7 30 2ND AA 54  
K. GARVIN AAA/WM 6 10 6 4 26   4 9 8 6 27   53  
S. JARVIS AA/WM 6 10 5 7 28   8 8 6 8 30 3RD AA 53  
D. DICE AAA/SR. 5 9 8 8 30   5 10 3 4 22   52  
J. NESBITT AA 4 7 5 7 23   7 8 5 7 27   50  
T. LEE AA 6 9 4 4 23   4 6 6 5 21   49  
V. SPURLOCK AA/WM 9 8 4 3 24   5 10 4 5 24   48  
B. SAKOWICZ A/SR. 4 9 4 5 22   8 7 7 3 25 1ST A 47 1ST A
S. RHOADES AAA/SR. 8 7 4 5 24   7 8 3 2 20   44  
O. GRESS AA/SR. 7 6 4 4 21   6 10 4 2 22   43  
R. RATNER A 4 10 5 4 23 1ST A 8 7 3 2 20   43  
G. FRANKS AAA/SR. 4 5 6 3 18   8 7 3 3 21   39  
J. LEE A/WM. 4 5 6 3 18   6 6 3 2 17   35  
F. STANSBURY AA/SR. 1 6 4 4 15   5 5 4 5 19   34  
R. MAZE AA/SR. 6 4 2 3 16   5 3 4 5 17   33  
D. SISSELL A/SR.   7 3 5 19   2 5 2 5 14   33  
B. DANIELS AA/SR. 0 6 7 4 17   1 7 5 1 14   31  

RIFLE CALIBER
COMPETITOR CLASS C P T R     C P T R     AGG. AWARD
E. SUNDSTROM M/SR. 9 9 8 9 35 2ND M 10 10 6 8 34 2ND M 69 STATE CHAMPION
J. LUKE M/SR. 10 10 9 7 36 M/W 9 10 7 7 33 3RD M 69 1ST MASTER
J. COX M/WM. 8 9 9 6 32   10 8 10 8 36 1st M 68 2ND MASTER
C. MATE MASTER 10 10 7 9 36 1ST M 10 10 5 7 32   68 3RD MASTER
R. KING MASTER 10 10 8 2 30   10 10 9 8 37 M/W 67  
B. JARVIS AAA/SR. 10 9 6 8 33 2ND AAA 9 8 10 6 33 1ST AAA 66 1ST AAA
L. O'NEIL M/SR. 10 10 7 7 34 3RD M 10 9 7 5 31   65 HIGH SENIOR
K. WOOD AAA 10 10 7 7 34 1ST AAA 10 8 6 6 30   64 2ND AAA
J. GOODNIGHT M/SR. 10 8 6 8 32   10 8 6 7 31   63  
T. LEE AA 8 9 7 6 30 2ND AA 9 9 8 7 33 1ST AA 63 1ST AA
J. HERSHEY M/WM. 8 10 2 7 27   10 9 7 6 32   59 HIGH WOMAN
D. PALAGI AAA 8 8 7 7 30   9 8 4 8 29   59 3RD AAA
D. DICE AA/SR. 9 10 2 7 28   10 7 5 9 31 3RD AA 59 2ND AA
I. DICE AA/SR. 8 10 7 5 30 3RD AA 8 7 8 6 29   59 3RD AA
F. PAXIA AAA/SR. 8 9 6 4 27   10 9 5 7 31 3RD AAA 58  
C. BUCHANAN M/SR. 7 10 6 7 30   10 6 6 5 27   57  
J. BASQUETTE AAA/SR. 10 8 4 7 29   8 8 7 5 28   57  
J. NESBITT AAA 9 10 5 7 31 3RS AAA 8 8 5 5 26   57  
S. JARVIS AA/WM 8 9 7 6 30 1ST AA 9 9 4 5 27   57  
V. SP[URLOCK AA/WM 9 8 6 7 30   9 7 6 5 27   57  
G. HESTER AAA/SR. 5 8 4 4 21   7 10 6 9 32 2NDAAA 53  
R. DESLAURIERS AA 7 5 4 6 22   10 8 6 7 31 2ND AA 53  
R. HERSHEY AAA/SR. 7 8 7 4 26   10 6 5 5 26   52  
L. BUMBALOW AA/SR. 9 8 5 5 27   9 8 3 5 25   52  
B. DANIELS AA 7 9 3 5 24   9 7 6 6 28   52  
K. GARVIN AAA/WM 9 8 3 7 27   8 7 1 7 23   50  
M. JABLONOWSKI AA 8 5 6 2 21   10 9 4 3 26   47  
R. WONG AA/SR. 4 7 7 4 22   8 6 6 5 25   47  
F. STANSBURY AA/SR. 9 8 7 4 28   9 3 3 3 18   46  
A. JABLONOWSKI AAA 9 4 4 2 19   8 8 3 6 25   44  
O. GRESS AA/SR. 7 6 4 7 24   6 7 5 1 19   43  
G. FRANKS AA/SR. 7 9 4 2 22   8 8 3 1 20   42  
J. KING AAA/SR. 9 6 3 2 20   9 6 1 2 18   38  
D. SPURLOCK AA/SR. 5 7 4 4 20   6 5 2 5 18   38  
D. SISSELL A/SR. 6 7 2 2 17 1ST A 6 6 5 1 18 1ST A 35 1ST A
R. MAZE AA/SR. 4 4 1 4 17   5 4 2 4 15   32  
J. LEE B/WM 5 4 3 2 14 1ST B 5 5 2 6 18 1ST B 32 1ST B

EQUIPMENT LIST:

ERIC SUNDSTROM    SMALLBORE    WIN. 94-22   LAPUA SK   LYMAN 17A   REDFIELD 75

                                      PISTOL CALIBER   WIN 94-22M   WIN. .22 MAG.   LYMAN 17A    REDFIELD 75

RIFLE CALIBER   MARLIN 336   30-30   4322 POWDER   SIERRA BULLETS   LYMAN 17A                REDFIELD 7

CHIP MATE           SMALLBORE   ORIG. WIN 1873   CCI .22 LONG   BEECHES FRONT   MARBLES TANG

PISTOL CALIBER   UBERTI HENRY   44-40   36 GR SWISS BP   STOCK FRONT SIGHT   MARBLES  TANG

RIFLE CALIBER   ORIG. WIN. 1876   45-60   58 GRS  1 ½ SWISS    BLADE FRONT   ORIG.  MID-RANGE TANG

JIM LUKE              SMALLBORE   MARLIN 39A   LAPUA   ALLEY FRONT SIGHT   MVA REAR SIGHT

PISTOL CALIBER   MARLIN 1894   .357   UNIQUE POWDER HORNADY BULLET   ALLEY FRONT    REDFIELD 75 REAR

RIFLE CALIBER   MARLIN 1894CB  30-30   4895 POEDER HORNADY BULLET   ALLEY FRONT   REDFIELD 75 REAR

LEE O’NEIL           SMALLBORE   MARLIN 39A   ELEY   FIBER OPTIC FRONT   MARBLE TANG

                                PISTOL CALIBER   WIN. ’92   25-20   4227 POWDER   60 GR SIERRA   F/O FRONT   TANG

                               RIFLE CALIBER   MARLIN   30-30   LVR POWDER   150 GR SIERRA   F/O FRONT    TANG REAR

JOY COX               SMALLBORE   WIN. 94-22   ELEY   F/OPTIC FRONT   TANG REAR

PISTOL CALIBER   WIN 94-22M   FACTORY AMMO   F/OPTIC FRONT   WILLIAMS RECEIVER REAR

RIFLE CALIBER   MARLIN 336   30-30   4895   150 SIERRA   POST FRONT   WILLIAMS REAR

CRAIG BUCHANAN   SMALLBORE   MARLIN 39A   WOLF   F/OPTIC FRONT   WILLIAMS REAR

PISTOL CALIBER   MARLIN 1894CB   44MAG   231 POWDER   REM 180 GR JHP   F/O FRONT        WILLIAMS REAR

RIFLE CALIBER   MARLIN 336CB   30-30   4895   SIERRA 150   F/OPTIC   WILLIAMS


JANUARY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I was beginning to think all silhouette shooters were turning into wimps.
I hear all the excuses for not coming to the matches:
It’s to cold-It’s too hot-The wind is blowing-It’s might rain-I had to get a hair cut-My truck was dirty-etc etc etc.
Well, this Saturday I figured the excuses would fly as it was starting to sprinkle when I loaded the truck for the match. By the time I had the drinks iced up I was soaked. I was sure I would be the only one at the range and I’d have to eat the whole pot of chili I made by myself.
Guess what!! I was wrong.
It’s true no one was there when I arrived but soon they started to slowly fill up the parking lot until we had almost twenty shooters. Some had come all the way from Prescott and they were not going home without shooting the match.
It was pouring rain by this time but the line is covered and the targets pneumatically reset so there was really no reason to get wet. Besides the ground was so wet you would be knee deep in mud before you made it to the chicken line.
Painting the targets was out of the question which made the location of the hit a little hard to see but you could defiantly see the water vapor splash on impact.
The rain sure didn’t bother Eric Sundstrom as he dominated both the morning .22/Pistol match and the afternoon Rifle Caliber matches.
This was his last chance to practice for the State Championship next month and he sure took advantage of it.
Alex Jablonowski was the closest scoring shooter in the .22/Pistol match with a 31X40 and Fred Paxia gave Eric a run for the money in the Rifle Caliber match by shooting one point off the match win with a 32X40.
Again I want to thank everyone that braved the weather to show up and shoot the match. You saved me from having to eat chili for the next week!
It looks like this is the end of the bad weather for awhile so we should have ideal conditions for our State Championships next month.
For you fair weather shooters, there are no excuses now, so get those  entries in for the State Championship Match!
See you all at the range in February.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
.22/PISTOL CALIBER 1/26/2013            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 8 10 8 9 35 M/WINNER
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 9 9 6 7 31 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 7 9 7 5 28 1ST MASTER
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 5 10 6 7 28 2ND AAA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 6 10 6 6 28 1ST AA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 9 10 5 4 28  
FRED PAXIA AAA 8 8 8 3 27  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 6 10 5 6 27  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 5 8 6 5 24 2ND AA
IVAN DICE AA 4 9 6 5 24  
ORRIS GRESS AA 5 6 5 7 23  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 5 8 6 3 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 1 8 4 4 17  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 4 6 4 2 16  
ROB RATNER A 3 5 2 5 15 1ST A
BERNIE SAKOWICZ A 3 5 3 3 14  
DWIGHT SISSELL A 2 5 3 3 13  
ROB RATNER B 5 3 3 2 13 1ST B
               
RIFLE CALIBER 1/26/2013            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 10 6 7 33 M/WINNER
FRED PAXIA AAA 10 7 8 7 32 1ST AAA
IVAN DICE AA 9 7 7 6 29 1ST AA
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 8 6 7 28 2ND AA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 10 7 6 5 28  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 7 8 6 6 27  
BILL COLE MASTER 9 9 2 7 27 1ST MASTER
ORRIS GRESS AA 7 9 4 6 26  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 7 6 7 4 24  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 8 3 5 24  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 7 6 4 4 21  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 8 4 4 4 20  
RICK GREY BPCR 6 8 3 3 20  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 4 7 4 3 18  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 6 3 1 0 10  

JANUARY BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER RESULTS

To all:
Well Black Powder is still King!
Again this month the Black powder guys dominated the monthly silhouette match at Ben Avery.
Even though I was the recipient of the Match Winner Mug last month, shooting my Springfield, Paul Lawrence shot the same score, just one less chicken.
This month Chip Mate showed up and walked away with another M/Winner Mug with an outstand score of 31X40 in some really challenging conditions.
It has finally warmed back up in Phoenix and with the warmer mornings we get some nasty winds off the mountains, right in our face, until around noon.
Making wind calls in these conditions is psychic. You have to feel the changes rather than seeing them.
But shooting a high chicken count is still the secret to winning matches.
Just look at the top four shooters this month and you can see where a good chicken count will get you in the overall standings.
Practice your offhand shooting, bring your crystal ball and we’ll see you next month.
Steve R.                                                                                                                                                        Match Director


BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 1/19/2013            
CHIP MATE MASTER 6 10 7 8 31 M/WINNER
RICK GREY AAA 4 9 9 7 29 2ND PLACE
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 5 8 5 10 28 3RD PLACE
PAUL LAWRENCE EH EH EH 4 8 8 7 27 1ST AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 2 10 7 7 26  
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 1 10 6 9 26  
JIM DORRELL AA 2 10 5 8 25 1ST AA
LEE BUMBALOW V/SNIPER 3 9 7 5 24  
AL LAPORA AA 2 10 5 7 24  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AA 1 9 7 7 24  
DENNIS HALL AA 1 7 8 6 22  
DAVE NATER V/SNIPER 3 9 3 6 21  
PAT TAYLOR V/SNIPER 0 10 3 8 21  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 0 9 3 9 21  
CODY AAA 3 8 3 6 20  
BOB DELATORRE AAA 3 9 2 6 20  
PAUL BARROW AA 1 7 5 6 19  
DARROLL TONN V/SNIPER 1 8 4 5 18  
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 3 10 4 0 17  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 4 2 7 14  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 3 9 0 1 13  
JIM NEUFELD AA 0 7 3 3 13  


DECEMBER LEVER ACTION RESULTS

To all:
What a day for the last match of the year!
You couldn’t have asked for better weather with no wind, clear skies and temperatures in the 70s.
The hottest things today were the two girls, Kathleen Garvin and Virginia Spurlock.
Kathleen won the morning Pistol Caliber match shooting her Winchester .22 Mag. with an outstanding 35X40 over Fred Paxia who shot a 33X40.
Virginia was also in the winner’s circle by baking two trays of some really outstanding banana nut bread! She usually makes a couple of trays of brownies, which are excellent, but my vote goes to the banana nut bread.
After the lunch break, Christmas came early for John Nesbitt.
John is a relatively new AA shooter but he got it all together for the Rifle Caliber match shooting a match winning 32X40.
Tim Finley was right there though and although he didn’t get the match win his 31X40 was a good score and gave him the right to rub it in on Dennis Palagi who was third with a 30X40.
We all have one more chance to practice before the 2013 State Lever Action Championships. The match next month is on the 26th of January so get your entries for the State Championships in the mail and I’ll see you at the range on the 26th.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!
Steve Rhoades
Match Director
 
.22/PISTOL CALIBER 12/22/2012            
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 9 9 9 35 M/WINNER
FRED PAXIA AAA 9 9 6 9 33 1ST AAA
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 10 6 8 33 1ST MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 5 10 8 9 32  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 8 10 7 7 32 2ND AAA
STEVE RHOADES AA 8 8 8 5 29 1ST AA
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 9 7 7 29  
JOHN MULLINS A 5 10 7 7 29 1ST A
DAVE PHILLIPS AAA 7 10 6 6 29  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 7 10 4 8 29 2ND AA
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 6 7 8 7 28  
ORRIS GRESS AA 7 7 6 8 28 3RD AA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 7 8 7 5 27  
IVAN DICE AA 5 10 6 6 27  
JOHN NESBITT AA 6 6 6 6 24  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 6 9 5 4 24  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 6 7 5 5 23  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 6 4 6 23  
JIM CROSSEN AA 5 8 3 5 21  
ROLAND WONG AA 4 1 7 6 18  
PAUL LAWRENCE EH 6 4 5 3 18  
ROB JOHNSON B 4 7 2 6 18 1ST B
FRED STANSBURY AA 3 8 1 6 18  
ROGER MAZE AA 4 5 3 3 17  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 3 6 1 3 13  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 0 6 2 3 11  
BOB MACINTOSH B 2 2 3 2 9  
                
RIFLE CALIBER 12/22/2012            
JOHN NESBITT AA 9 9 7 7 32 M/WINNER
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 10 4 8 31 1ST AAA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 10 8 6 6 30 2ND AAA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 9 8 8 4 29 1ST AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 9 8 6 6 29  
FRED PAXIA AAA 9 10 5 5 29  
JOHN MULLINS AAA 10 7 7 4 28  
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 10 8 5 4 27 1ST MASTER
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 10 4 5 27 2ND AA
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 8 7 5 5 25 3RD AA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 10 6 4 5 25  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 6 7 3 23  
JIM CROSSEN AA 8 9 2 4 23  
STEVE RHOADES AA 4 6 6 6 22  
PAUL LAWRENCE EH 6 7 2 6 21 1ST EH
ROLAND WONG AA 8 5 2 6 21  
FRED STANSBURY AA 9 6 1 5 21  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 4 9 5 1 19  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 8 6 3 2 19  
ROGER MAZE AA 5 6 3 3 17  
IVAN DICE AA 8 4 3 2 17  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 6 2 2 5 15  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 3 4 3 4 14  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 5 4 3 1 13  
BOB MACINTOSH B 4 4 0 1 9 1ST B

DECEMBER RESULTS

To all:
Well what used to be a BPCR match has turned out to be a Vintage Sniper match!
Only five BPCR shooters showed up for the last match of the year to fight it out for the overall win.
In the last two matches the BPCR shooters have prevailed and have taken home the Match Winner Mug but this weekend the mug went to yours truly shooting my 1903 Springfield. I did it by shooting more chickens than the top BPCR shooter, Paul Lawrence, who is also our guest from Canada.
The other Lawrence, Trent, shooting a scoped 45-90 was the high chicken shooter with four but he fell behind on the turkeys and the rams and his good chicken shooting wasn’t enough to make up.
Jim Dorrell got his rifle issue from last week corrected and shot much better this week.
Craig Buchanan is still pursuing the match win but his quest will have to wait until the January match. It’s only a matter of time as Craig is a pretty determined shooter.
Oh, did I mention that the weather was not very conductive to good scores?
That’s an understatement as we experienced a rain storm that lasted the whole day causing us to abandon target setting for fear of getting the range truck stuck.
After the hot bean lunch we decided to shoot the balance of the match on the swingers so everyone could stay under cover and keep somewhat dry.
I commend the shooters who never complained about the conditions and stuck it out to the finish. The Payson crowd decided to pull up stakes after lunch though so they could get back home before the roads iced up but everyone else elected to shoot to the end.
It appears that our experiment to allow the Vintage Sniper shooters to compete is successful as there are a lot of new faces on the shooting line.
Hopefully the weather will improve in January so more BPCR guys will decide to come out and defend their honor.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
See you in 2013.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 12/15/2012            
STEVE RHOADES V/SNIPER 2 10 8 8 28 M/WINNER
PAUL LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 1 10 9 8 28 2ND PLACE
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 4 10 7 6 27 3RD PLACE
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 2 7 7 10 26  
JIM DORRELL AA/SCOPE 0 9 8 7 24  
ORRIS GRESS AA 2 10 6 4 22  
DAVE PHILLIPS V/SNIPER 2 9 4 7 22  
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 1 7 8 6 22  
BOB DELATORRE V/SNIPER 0 10 6 5 21  
JIM CROSSEN V/SNIPER 1 8 4 7 20  
DAVE SPURLOCK V/SNIPER 3 7 3 5 18  
PAUL SCOTT B 1 9 7 0 17  
DENNIS POWELL V/SNIPER 0 0 8 9 17  
DAVE NATER V/SNIPER 0 0 6 6 12  
BOB MC CLEN V/SNIPER 0 2 0 3 5  
BOB BRANKEN V/SNIPER 1 2 0 1 4  

CREEDMOOR MATCH

To all:
I promised good shooting weather and that’s what we got!
Although it was a little chilly in the morning as soon as the sun came up the breeze died down and the chill went away.
Most shot pretty good scores at 800 yards with the exception of Jim Dorrell who was trying to get a newly installed barrel on his rifle figured out.
Things just kept going downhill for Jim with his combination so he will have to rethink his decision to rebarrel that rifle.
I experienced some vertical problems at 800 yards which wasn’t normal for my 40-82 but then it was Chip Mate’s turn and he had similar problems so we thought it must have been a vision/lighting issue. As we continued through the course of fire we realized that both of us had substituted .030 wads for our normal .060 ones. We determined that the slight loss of compression was the actual cause and we will both change back to the normal wad thickness and over all length.
Our Canadian visitor Paul Lawrence was shooting pretty well for his first go at Creedmoor distances but he was running short on patches so he started using only one patch for each shot at 1000 yards. The fouling gods got to him halfway through his 1000 yard string costing him what was adding up to a pretty good aggregate score until the wheels fell off. Paul will be a formable competitor at Creedmoor events in the future.
Though the turn out was small everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time at the last Black Powder Target Rifle match for 2012.
This was also our last chance to practice at Ben Avery before the March Regional and Creedmoor Cup. The high power range is booked solid for the next couple of months but I’ll see what I can do.
Merry Christmas to all and I’ll see you at the range in 2013.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

CHIP MATE   44-77 SHILOH 92-3X 88-0X 83-0X 263-3X
STEVE RHOADES   40-82 SHILOH 91-1X 83-0X 80-1X 254-2X
BOB DELATORRE     87-0X 79-0X 78-0X 244-0X
RICK GREY     87-0X 71-0X 80-1X 238-1X
DR. ZACK TAYLOR     86-1X 77-2X 72-1X 235-3X
PAUL LAWRENCE     90-1X 85-2X 53-0X 228-3X
ZACK TAYLOR   44-90 88-2X 64-0X 50-0X 202-2X
ELLIS GILBERT     75-0X 76-0X 22-0X 173-0X
JIM DORRELL     58-1X 45-1X DNF 103-2X
WARREN BARE   45-90 BORCHARDT 57-0X 13-0X 28-0X 099-0X
KEN GOSE     DNF DNF DNF 0-0X

NOVEMBER LEVER ACTION RESULTS

To all:
No excuses this month!
If you didn’t shoot a good score this month in either of the matches you had no excuse other than you ate too much Thanksgiving turkey.
The weather was awesome and so were the scores.
Getting it started was winter visitor Lee O’Neil who opened everyone’s eyes in the morning .22/Pistol match with an outstanding 37X40 over Eric Sundstrom and Dennis Palagi who both shot very well with 35X40s.
After devouring the homemade turkey soup that I brought and loading up on the Rice Krispy bars from Roland Wong and the brownies from Virginia Spurlock it was time to get serious for the Rifle Caliber match after lunch.
How would you like to only miss two animals in the Rifle match and come in 2nd?
Well that’s Lee O’Neil’s story he’ll tell for awhile.
Joy Cox and Lee both shot 38X40s but Joy was able to knock down all of her turkeys so the match win went to her. Eric Sundstrom was right there with a 36X40 as were Bill Cole and Craig Buchanan who shot 34X40s.
On a normal weekend any of these scores would be good enough for the match win.
It was a good turn out considering it was Thanksgiving weekend and we’ll see if that carries over next month when the match is three days before Christmas.
I guess I’ll have to come up with something as popular as the homemade turkey soup to get everyone back.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

.22/PISTOL CALIBER 11/24/2012            
LEE O'NEIL MASTER 9 10 10 8 37 M/WINNER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 10 8 8 35 1ST MASTER
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 10 7 9 35 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 8 9 8 8 33  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 7 7 32  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 9 8 6 31 2ND AAA
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 8 7 7 9 31 3RD AAA
JOY COX MASTER 8 9 8 5 30  
JOEL CULLUM AAA 8 8 7 7 30  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 10 7 6 6 29  
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 8 6 5 28  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 6 7 5 10 28  
JOHN CULLUM AA 8 9 5 6 28 1ST AA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 6 7 6 27 2ND AA
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 6 8 6 5 25  
FRED STANSBURY AA 4 7 5 8 24 3RD AA
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 5 8 5 5 23  
FRED PAXIA AAA 7 9 5 2 23  
ORRIS GRESS AA 7 6 4 6 23  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 6 6 3 8 23  
LONNIE SHIELDS B 2 8 6 6 22 1ST B
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 6 9 4 3 22  
JOHN MULLINS A 4 5 6 5 20 1ST A
ERIN CULLUM A 7 5 2 6 20  
ROLAND WONG AA 5 5 4 5 19  
ROGER MAZE A 4 6 4 4 18  
ROB JOHNSON A 3 8 2 3 16  
JIM CROSSON AA 3 7 0 3 13  
BOB MAC INTOSH B 5 3 1 2 11  
               
BEN AVERY              
RIFLE CALIBER 11/24/2012            
JOY COX MASTER 9 10 10 9 38 M/WINNER
LEE O'NEIL MASTER 10 10 8 10 38 1ST MASTER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 10 9 8 36 2ND MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 10 10 8 6 34  
BILL COLE MASTER 10 8 7 9 34  
JOHN CULLUM AA 10 8 7 7 32 1ST AA
JOEL CULLUM AAA 8 10 7 7 32 1ST AAA
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 10 9 6 7 32 2ND AAA
JUHN MULLINS AAA 8 6 9 8 31 3RD AAA
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 10 8 8 31 2ND AA
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 8 8 8 5 29  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 8 7 5 27  
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 9 5 6 26  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 7 8 6 4 25 3RD AA
FRED PAXIA AAA 7 9 2 7 25  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 9 4 4 24  
JIM CROSSON AA 7 9 4 3 23  
FRED STANSBURY AA 9 6 4 3 22  
LONNIE SHEILDS B 6 6 4 5 21 1ST B  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 6 3 3 20  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 4 7 4 4 19  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 6 6 4 3 19  
ROLAND WONG AA 7 7 4 4 18  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 6 4 3 4 17  
ERIN CULLUM A 5 6 2 4 17 1ST A
ROB JOHNSON A 9 4 1 3 17  
ROGER MAZE AA 6 5 0 0 11  
BOB MACINTOSH B 3 2 2 3 10  


2012 ARIZONA STATE BPCR SILHOUETTE CHAMPIONSHIPS

To all:
It wasn’t that long ago that if you were a BPCR shooter from Arizona and you were competing in the Arizona State Championships you didn’t have a snow balls chance of winning an overall award.
We have always been lucky to draw top BPCR Silhouette shooters from all over the country to our match which made it pretty challenging for the local shooters.
Even though an Arizona shooter has won overall before the tide finally turned this year and for the first time Arizona shooters swept the Iron Sight Championships!
The weather for the Championships will go in the record books as well. For all three days we experienced absolutely perfect weather with temperatures in the mid-70s and breezes that never topped 4-5 mph. The lack of wind during the matches actually caused some issues due to the build-up of smoke on the firing line.
Ironically matches shot during the year in like conditions result in low scores mostly due to the strong mirage and the changing light conditions. This weekend was no exception as some really good shooters struggled with those problems on the ram line. Several shot more chickens during the match than they did rams!
These conditions didn’t slow down the locals though with Chip Mate winning the Friday match with a 33X40 and Rick Grey winning his first State Championship match on Saturday with a 32X40. The match on Sunday was a tie between Chip and Kirk Martin from Texas with 32s a pair and the match win went to Kirk on animal count but Chip's outstanding scores in all three matches garnered him the "Catcus Trophy" for the Arizona State Iron Sight Championship. 
Rick Grey just moved up to AAA status in the past year and his 2nd Overall performance in this Championship will establish him as a top contender for the Overall win soon. Ron Calderone, although not a daily match winner, turned in solid scores for all three days and went home with the 3rd Overall trophy.
Credit also has to go to the spotters for the top three shooters.
Trent Lawrence did an excellent job on the scope for Chip as did Jerry Proudy for Rick and Dave Maurer for Ronbo Calderone. BPCR Silhouette isn’t an individual sport and a shooter’s success is only as good as his or her shooting partner.
The Scope Championships, after the end of Saturday’s match, looked to be cut and dried for Georgia’s Doug Gazaway.
Doug had pretty much dominated Jim Kidwell’s Regional match last month in Georgia and his 34X40 score in Friday’s match made it look like he was on his way to the same at the Arizona State Championships. Unfortunately Doug couldn’t keep up the pace for the next two days but Jay Butts from Texas did. Jay won the Saturday match with a solid 32X40 and although he struggled a little on Sunday his aggregate score was good enough to take home the Scope Match Championship Trophy.
Vance Ballew won the Sunday match with a 32X40 and combined with solid performances in the Friday and Saturday matches he secured the 2nd Overall trophy.
Vance’s shooting partner Jenn Oliva also turned in good scores for all three days of the Championships and went home with the trophy for 3rd Overall. This girl can shoot!
Once again these awards wouldn’t be possible for these shooters without the skill of a good spotter and Jay’s partner David Burger kept Jay in the center for all three days. Vance and Jenn were partnered up for the match and not only did they both do a great job of shooting but they also performed well on their spotting scopes.
Good weather, good shooters and good fun, that just about sums up the 2012 Arizona State Championships but the efforts of those behind the scenes are what made this year’s match possible.
Our Saturday “Picnic” is always a success due to the efforts of Carolyn and her daughters Steph and Whit. This year Carolyn’s son Jeff stopped by and helped as did Reilly and Justice, Carolyn’s grandchildren.
The girls also take care of the score keeping and they were joined by Jeanie Hershey who helped out with the score books this year.
During the “Picnic” each year we hold the drawing for prizes and a Shiloh Rifle donated by the Shiloh Rifle Company from Big Timber, Montana.
Again this year Kirk Bryan and his sister Lucinda Klostermeier not only shot the match but were there to award the winner, Jeff Blohm from Tucson, with the certificate for a new Shiloh.
I want to thank Don Petersen for his help with the target setters and controlling the shooting line not to mention his awesome cornbread and beans he made for those camped at the range.
The target setting duties were handled by the Wickenburg High School Rifle team again this year and they performed admirably allowing us to finish on schedule for all three days of shooting.
As I mentioned we hold a drawing for prizes donated by the manufacturers and I’d like to thank the following for their support:
BPCR Targets, Birchwood Casey, Brooks Bullet Moulds, Baldwin Sights, Brownell’s, Buffalo Arms, Cabelas, CPA Rifles, Coonie’s Black Powder, DGL Lube, Dixie Gun Works, Green Mountain Barrels, Hornady Mfg., Kelley Sights, Lee Precision, Midway USA, Mike Venturino, Montana Vintage Arms, Paul Huard, Redding Mfg., Schuetzen Powder, Shiloh Rifles, Shooter-2, SPG, Starline Brass, Stay-Put Shooting Mats, Titan Propane, Treebone Carving, Walter’s Wads, Wolf Publishing, Woody’s Wood Works, Brian Youngberg, Dave Swenson.
This was the 12th Arizona State Championships and sometimes I wonder if it’s worth all the effort that goes into organizing this match.
It was a lot of work and I’m worn out but then I remember the joy on the face of a shooter that had just won his first Championship "Cactus Trophy" or the fun everyone had setting around the campfire after the match telling stories and enjoying some of the finer distilled spirits and I can’t wait to get to work on the 2013 Arizona State Championships.
See you all next year.  
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

2012 RESULTS-IRON SIGHTS                  
CHIP MATE MASTER   AZ. 33X40 M/W 32X40 1ST M 32X40 1ST M 97X120 STATE CHAMPION
RICK GREY AAA SR. AZ. 30X40 1ST AAA 33X40 M/W 29X40 3RD AAA 92X120 2ND OVERALL
RON CALDERONE MASTER   AZ. 28X40 3RD M 32X40 2ND M 30X40 2ND M 90X120 3RD OVERALL
KIRK MARTIN MASTER   TX. 27X40 29X40 32X40 M/W 88X120 1ST MASTER
BUTCH ULSHER MASTER SR. MT. 26X40 30X40 30X40 3RD M 86X120 2ND MASTER
DAVID BURGER MASTER   TX. 27X40 28X40 30X40 85X120 3RD MASTER
AL SLEDGE MASTER SR. CA, 26X40 30X40 3RD M 29X40 85X120 HIGH SENIOR
RICK HLADKY AAA   KS. 29X40 3RD AAA 26X40 29X40 1ST AAA 84X120 1ST AAA
KIRK BRYAN AAA   MT. 24X40 29X40 2ND AAA 29X40 82X120 2ND AAA
PAUL LAWRENCE AAA   CN. 29X40 2ND AAA 27X40 26X40 82X120 3RD AAA
PAT TAYLOR MASTER SR. AZ. 27X40 25X40 29X40 81X120  
MIKE PATTERSON MASTER   KY. 27X40 26X40 27X40 80X120  
OLY SHOCKLEY AAA   WY. 27X40 28X40 3RD AAA 24X40 79X120  
LARRY WILKES AAA   AZ. 25X40 25X40 29X40 2ND AAA 79X120  
KENNY DURHAM MASTER SR. ID. 29X40 1ST M 25X40 23X40 77X120  
JASON BLOHM AAA   AZ. 21X40   28X40 28X40 77X120  
BOB DELATORRE AAA   AZ. 26X40 24X40 27X40 77X120  
DENNIS MITCHELL AA   WA. 23X40 3RD AA 27X40 1ST AA 27X40 1ST AA 77X120 1ST AA
MIKE VENTURINO MASTER SR. MT. 20X40 26X40 30X40 76X120  
ZACK TAYLOR AAA SR. AZ. 25X40 28X40 23X40 76X120  
BARRY MILLER AAA   KS. 23X40 25X40 28X40 76X120  
LARRY HALL AAA   TX. 25X40 25X40 25X40 75X120  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA SR. AZ. 24X40 22X40 27X40 73X40  
TOBY CRISLER MASTER SR. MT. 29X40 2ND M 27X40 17X40   73X120  
LARRY ACKERLUND AAA   WA. 24X40 22X40 27X40 73X120  
JERRY PROUDY AA   WA. 24X40 2ND AA 23X40 3RD AA 25X40 3RD AA 72X120 2ND AA
RICH WILKES AAA   AZ. 18X40   30X40 1ST AAA 23X40 71X120  
DENNIS HALL AA   AZ. 22X40 24X40 2ND AA 25X40 71X120 3RD AA
GENE DAVIDS AAA SR. ID. 21X40   23X40 26X40 70X120  
JIMBO TERRY AAA   WY. 25X40 24X40 18X40   67X120  
DONN HANKS AA   AZ. 25X40 1ST AA 20X40 20X40 65X120  
PAT CONNON AAA   CA. 23X40 20X40 21X40   64X120  
GLEN GIPSON AA   AZ. 19X40   19X40   26X40 2ND AA 64X120  
JIM DODSON AA   AZ. 22X40 15X40   24X40 61X120  
JIM NEUFELD AA SR. MT. 19X40   19X40   23X40 61X120  
RICK WILKES AA   AZ. 23X40 19X40   19X40   61X120  
JASON PORTER AA   CO. 21X40   15X40   21X40   57X120  
DIANA MITCHELL AA WM. WA. 16X40   17X40   18X40   51X120 HIGH WOMAN
TOM MACE AA SR. MN. 14X40   19X40   15X40   48X120  
BOB HITCHENS AAA   AZ. 25X40 DNF   DNF   25X120  

 

 
2012 SCOPE MATCH RESULTS                  
JAY BUTTS MASTER   TX. 32X40 1ST M 32X40 M/W 29X40 2ND M 93X120 M/W
VANCE BALLEW AAA   TX. 31X40 1ST AAA 28X40 3RD AAA 32X40 M/W 91X120 2ND OVERALL
JEN OLIVA AAA WM. MT. 28X40   31X40 1ST AAA 31X40 2ND AAA 90X120 3RD OVERALL
TED TOMPKINS MASTER   MT. 28X40   28X40   32X40 1ST M 88X120 1ST M
K. SCHATTLEITNER MASTER SR. CO. 32X40 2ND M 29X40 3RD M 27X40   88X120 2ND M
DOUG GAZAWAY MASTER SR. GA. 34X40 M/W 28X40   24X40   86X120 3RD M
RALPH COLE MASTER SR. TX. 30X40 3RD M 31X40 1ST M 24X40   85X120 1ST SR.
FRED KASE MASTER SR. ID. 28X40   30X40 2ND M 26X40   84X120  
JIM EGGLESTON MASTER SR. CA. 28X40   27X40   28X40   83X120  
DARRELL TONN MASTER SR. ID. 25X40   29X40   29X40 3RD M 83X120  
MAX SLADE AAA SR. ID. 25X40   28X40   27X40   80X120 1ST AAA
PAUL HUARD AAA SR. CA. 28X40   26X40   25X40   79X120 2ND AAA
JEFF BLOHM AAA   AZ. 25X40   23X40   31X40 1ST AAA 79X120 3RD AAA
KERRY KEGEL AAA   OR. 30X40 3RD AAA 23X40   25X40   78X120  
JIM SPROUL AAA SR. OR. 27X40   30X40 2ND AAA 21X40   78X120  
JOHN STEPP AAA SR. CA. 26X40   25X40   27X40   78X120  
S. BROWNLEE AA   AZ. 26X40 1ST AA 23X40   29X40 2ND AA 78X120 1ST AA
DAVE SWENSON AAA SR. CA. 26X40   23X40   28X40   77X120  
JIM DORRELL AA SR. AZ. 24X40 24X40 1ST AA 29X40 1ST AA 77X120 2ND AA
KELLEY ROOS AAA SR. CA. 22X40   26X40   28X40   76X120  
LEE BUMBALOW AAA SR. AZ. 22X40   25X40   28X40 3RD AAA 75X120  
DAVE MAURER MASTER SR. MI. 23X40   28X40   22X40   73X120  
JAMES JONES AA   KS. 23X40   20X40   29X40   72X120  
KEVIN GRIGGS AAA   KS. 30X40 2ND AAA 18X40   23X40   71X120  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA SR. AZ. 26X40   21X40   24X40   71X120  
L. KLOSTERMEIER AA WM. MT. 24X40 24X40 2ND AA 23X40   71X120 1ST WOMAN
ORRIS GRESS A SR. AZ. 25X40   22X40   24X40   71X120 1ST A
GLEN FRANKS A SR. CA. 25X40 1ST A 23X40   18X40   66X120  
BOB HIGHTOWER AAA SR. CA. 22X40   23X40   20X40   65X120  
DWIGHT SISSELL A SR. AZ. 21X40   23X40 1ST A 17X40   61X120  
ROSS MC COLLUM A SR. AZ. 20X40   23X40   16X40   59X120  
DAVE DAVIDS AAA   ID. 23X40   17X40   18X40   58X120  
AL LAPORA AA SR. AZ. 26X40 2ND AA 11X40   20X40   57X120  
CHARLIE BROWN A SR. CA. 16X40   11X40   25X40 1ST A 52X120  
ELLIS GILBERT AA SR. ID. 18X40   15X40   16X40   49X120  

EQUIPMENT LIST:

Chip Mate:  Ballard 40-65-Smith front sight  MVA rear-Starline brass-210 Fed primer-55 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-Saeco 740-SPG-Walters-Patched w/Arsenal and anti-freeze.

Rick Grey: Shiloh 45-70-MVA front and rear-Starline brass-Fed 210M-70 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-PJ 540 Creedmoor-Homemade lube-Walter’s .060 wad-Patched w/Arsenal and AZ. S/S oil.

Ron Calderone: C-Sharps High Wall 45-70-Lyman front MVA rear-Winchester brass-Fed 210M-69 grs. 3F Swiss-Saeco 745-SPG-Walter’s-Patched w/Arsenal and anti-freeze.

Jay Butts: Shiloh 45-70-MVA 6X scope-Norma-CCI BR-2-60 grs. Swiss 1 1/2F-BACO 532 gr.-Blow tube

Vance Ballew: Meacham H/W 45-70-MVA 6x scope-Starline brass-CCI primer-1 ½ Swiss-540 P/Jones-DGL lube-.030 Walter’s wad-Blow tube.

Jenn Oliva: Meacham H/W 45-70-MVA 6X scope-Starline brass-CCI primer-1 ½ Swiss-P/Jones 540-DGL lube- .030 Walter’s wad-Blow tube.

Kirk Martin: Ballard H/W 45-70-Ballard front sight Hoke rear sight-Starline brass- CCI primer-62 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-P/Jones 537-White Lighting lube-Walter’s wad-Blow tube

Doug Gazaway: Browning 40-65-MVA 6X scope-Starline brass-CCI BR-2 primer-63 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-BACO M4 mould-White Lightening lube-King .060 poly-patched w/Arsenal and oil.

Klaus Schattleitner: Browning 45-70-MVA 6X scope-Remington brass- Fed. primers-70 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-Brooks 520-Homemade lube-,060 Poly wads-Patched w/homemade patches and anti-freeze.

David Burger: Shiloh 45-70-MVA front and rear sights-Starline brass-CCI BR-2 primers-60 grs. 3F Swiss-BACO 535 gr.-Homemade lube-Veggie wad-Patched w/Arsenal patches AZ. S/S oil.

Butch Ulsher: Hepburn 45-90-MVA front and rear sights-WLR primers-New C4S Swiss ball powder-SPG- Blow tube.

Al Sledge: Winchester H/W 45-70-Brockway front sight MVA rear sight-Starline brass-Federal primers-Swiss poeder-Homemade lube-Patched w/Arsenal patches and soluble oil.



OCTOBER COWBOY LEVER ACTION

To all:
Finally the hot weather breaks and guess what? The wind blows!
I should stop complaining about the weather because think what it would be like if it was nice all the time. Just like winning every match you shot. Boring.
I’m sure it wasn’t boring for Kathleen Garvin as she turned in a really good score for a smallbore rifle in some tough wind conditions. A 35 is good anytime and today it got her the match win and the last leg on her Grand Slam for Smallbore Lever Action.
Funny how it works but the wind stopped blowing for the afternoon Rifle Caliber Match and the scores went down. Go figure?
It’s rare when a new shooter shows up for his first Lever Action match and whips up on the locals but that’s what John Mullins did!
John grabbed his Winchester ‘94 “mule gun”, picked up some store bought ammo and shot a 30X40 to not only garner a AAA classification but to also take home the match win.
I think John's hooked on Cowboy Lever Action which could mean trouble for all of us and I know he'll be back next month.         I hope everyone else will be too.
See you on the 24th of November.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

.22/PISTOL SILHOUETTE 10/27/2012            
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 9 9 10 7 35 M/WINNER
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 8 10 5 7 30 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 4 8 7 8 27 2ND AAA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 7 9 6 5 27  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 9 5 5 27  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 6 10 4 6 26  
ORRIS GRESS AA 6 7 4 2 24 1ST AA
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 5 8 6 4 23  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 5 7 5 5 22  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 7 5 3 7 22  
ROGER MAZE AA 6 4 2 4 16  
WARREN BARE A 4 7 2 2 15 1ST A
ROLAND WONG A 2 3 2 6 13  
BOB MACINTOSH B 2 2 4 2 10 1ST B
JIM CROSSEN AA 5 2 1 1 9  
               
BEN AVERY              
RIFLE CALIBER 10/27/2012            
JOHN MULLINS AAA 7 9 7 7 30 M/WINNER
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 7 8 6 8 29 1ST AA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 7 9 6 7 29 1ST AAA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 10 4 7 7 28 2ND AAA
JEANIE HERSHEY MASTER 6 8 7 7 28 1ST MASTER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 8 6 4 28  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 8 10 5 4 27  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 7 4 9 26  
GEORGE HESTER AAA 6 8 6 5 25  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 8 5 3 24 1ST AA
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 8 4 2 22  
JIM CROSSEN AA 6 6 2 7 21 2ND AA
ROGER MAZE AA 6 5 4 5 20  
ROLAND WONG AA 9 5 3 3 20  
ORRIS GRESS AA 5 7 4 1 17  
WARREN BARE AA 2 3 1 0 6  

OCTOBER BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER

To all:
Since I wasn’t able to attend this month’s match the story will be brief.
Thanks go to Bob Delatorre, Ross McCollum and Trent Lawrence for taking care of organizing and running the match.
I see that the Vintage Sniper guys are starting to get it figured out and Craig Buchanan was right on the heels of Trent Lawrence for the match win.
Also the Flagstaff guys noticed that the temperatures have dropped enough for them to venture into the Valley along with the guys from Payson.
Ron Calderone is back but it’s obvious he is a little rusty as the “Chicken Man” didn’t manage to hit any chickens. That will change, I’m sure.
Bob Hitchens has also come out of hiding and although he didn’t hit any chickens either Ross McCollum was able to keep him on the rest of the animals resulting in a 3rd place over all.
This was everyone’s last chance to shoot a match at Ben Avery before the State Championships next month so if you haven’t sent in your entry you only have a couple of weeks to do so.
Please remember this is YOUR State Championship and it needs YOUR support so get those entries filled out and sent in.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 10/20/2012            
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 4 10 7 9 30 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 4 10 9 6 29 2ND PLACE
BOB HITCHENS AAA 1 10 10 8 29 3RD PLACE
BILL COLE V/SNIPER 1 10 10 7 28  
RICH WILKES AAA 2 10 7 8 27 1ST AAA
LARRY WILKES AAA 1 9 9 6 25 2ND AAA
ORRIS GRESS A 1 9 8 7 25 1ST A
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 1 9 6 9 25 1ST MASTER
STEVE DILLON V/SNIPER 0 10 9 6 25  
PAUL BARROW AA 2 10 6 6 24 1ST AA
RICK GREY AAA 6 7 8 2 23  
JIM DORRELL AA 3 6 8 6 23  
BOB DELATORRE AAA 2 8 6 7 23  
AL LAPORA A/SCOPE 1 10 7 5 23  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 8 7 5 21  
RON CALDERONE M/SCOPE 0 9 4 6 19  
LEE BUMBALOW AAA/SCOPE 1 9 6 2 18  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE A 0 3 7 7 17  
JIM DODSON AA 2 5 4 5 16  
ROSS MC COLLUM B/SCOPE 0 8 5 3 16 1ST B
DAVE PEDERSEN V/SNIPER 1 7 3 1 12  
RADA PLESINGER V/SNIPER 0 0 1 0 DNF  

OCTOBER MID-RANGE RESULTS

To all:
A small turnout but a good time!
Rick Grey was testing his new buffalo hunting rifle with paper patched bullets and he was shooting all fourteen shots without blow tubing or patching.
Even in the warm and dry conditions he was able to shoot a pretty good score which defintly held minute of buffalo!
Bob Delatorre was also shooting paper patch in his original Hepburn with a relined barrel and would have shot a good score as well but he learned that you can’t cock the hammer with the trigger depressed!! This and one bad wind call cost him a much better score than recorded.
Bob Hitchen returned, after taking the summer off from shooting with us, and he was trying out a new light Paul Jones Creedmoor bullet for use as a chicken bullet in the silhouette matches.
It performed pretty well as his score was the only 100 shot at 200 yards.
I’m not sure of Jim Dorrell’s load data but I do know that he was shooting a grease groove bullet instead of his normal paper patch and after changing to my patching solution he was able to solve his leading problem of the past and also shoot a pretty decent mid-range score.
I also failed to get Trent Lawrence’s data but I know he was shooting a scope and he was having some problems with the windage adjustment screw.
He normally shoots a 45-90 but without a program you‘ll never be sure what bullet he is shooting on any given day. Hell, he might have shot a different bullet at every range! Regardless of what bullet he was shooting he was more than holding his own at 200 and 300 yards but the wheels kind of fell of at 600 and ruined what could have been a real good score.
As for myself, I had a bunch of 45-70 ammo left over from the cancelled Shiloh Big Whiskey matches so I thought I’d see how the load would shoot on paper.
I’m using a new BACO Postell bullet poured from 25-1 over 59 grains of 3F Swiss and Fed 210M primers in my trusty 45-70 Shiloh. This rifle is my first Shiloh and has close to 20,000 rounds fired through the original barrel.
I struggled with getting comfortable at 200 and 300 where I persisted in jumping on the trigger and changing cheek pressure but finally got it together at 600 and shot a 91-2X. I’ve been using one of Paul Huard’s Patch Poppers and it worked real well again for me. My patches were also pretty dry due to the heat so it was necessary to double patch through the match and the Patch Popper made that much easier.
We missed some shooters from Tucson as this match conflicted with the normal 1st Saturday Tucson silhouette match but with the CMP Games being held next week at Ben Avery I had to move my mid-range to the 1st Saturday. I won’t do this again since we only get a couple of chances a year to shoot mid-range and I hate to lose anyone due to conflicting range dates.
The Arizona State Silhouette Championships are next month so our next Target Rifle match will be a Creedmoor on the 8th of December.
Plan on being there as we don’t get many chances to shoot these old rifles at 1000 yards and then drink free beer afterwords!!
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

 
STEVE RHOADES PRONE 45-70 POSTELL 98-3X 96-0X 91-2X 285-5X
BOB HITCHENS PRONE 45-70 PJ/CREED 100-5X 95-4X 85-2X 280-11X
JIM DORRELL PRONE NO DATA 98-4X 98-1X 80-0X 276-5X
TRENT LAWRENCE PRONE SCOPE/45-90 99-5X 98-3X 76-0X 272-8X
RICK GREY PRONE P/PATCH/45-70 92-3X 84-2X 87-0X 263-5X
BOB DELATORRE PRONE P/PATCH/45-90 99-3X 82-1X 69-0X 250-4X

SEPTEMBER LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE

To all:
It’s finally starting to cool off a bit in Arizona so the shooter count is inching up with the nice weather.
We had almost 30 shooters signed up for the morning .22/Pistol Caliber Match and the entries included some new shooters and several juniors as well.
It’s nice to see the youngsters come out to spend the day with their father shooting a rifle match!
One of those youngsters almost went home as the match winner!
Alex Jablonowski just missed the match win when he shot a fine 33X40 with his .22 smallbore rifle but he was edged out by the old master Eric Sundstrom who shot an outstanding 35X40 with his Winchester .22 Mag.
Alex also beat out another seasoned veteran, Craig Buchanan, for 2nd overall by knocking down more rams.
Alex should be one tough customer by the time the 2013 Arizona State Championships roll around next February.
The afternoon Rifle Caliber Match was a whole different story.
Bill Cole, who is one of our oldest competitors and also the single driving force behind our Pistol Silhouette Range, was the “Top Dog” for the afternoon match.
After missing his first turkey the die was cast and Bill was on a mission. He didn’t let up until he was the match winner with a 35X40 for the Rifle Caliber match.
One shot back was Dennis Palagi with a 34X40 for 2nd overall and the top score for AAA shooters.
A rare appearance by Joy Cox saw her shoot her way the 3rd overall with a 29X40.
Though it warmed up considerably for the afternoon match some good scores were turned in and there were no complaints about anything until we ran out of Virginia Spurlocks banana nut bread!
The Pala Regional matches are next month so we wish good shooting to all those that are making the trip to California.
See you at the range on the 27th of October.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

.22/PISTOL 9/22/2012            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 10 7 8 35 M/WINNER
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 6 10 8 9 33 1ST AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 9 8 8 33 1ST MASTER
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 9 6 9 32 2ND AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 6 9 7 7 29  
JACK CHAMBERLAIN B 8 10 4 7 29 1ST B
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 9 6 6 28 3RD AAA
JOHN NESBITT AA 7 9 4 8 28 1ST AA
FRED PAXIA AAA 6 8 6 7 27  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 9 6 4 27  
ADAM KUNZ UNC. 8 7 6 5 26  
STEVE RHOADES AA 4 9 6 6 25 2ND AA
ROLAND WONG AA 6 7 5 5 23 3RD AA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 6 8 4 5 23  
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 5 4 5 21  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 4 8 4 5 21  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 2 7 4 7 20  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 3 7 4 6 20  
BOB DELATORRE AA 2 7 6 3 18  
DALE WANG A 5 4 5 4 18  
ORRIS GRESS AA 3 4 4 6 17  
WARREN BARE A 4 5 4 3 16 1ST A
ROB JOHNSON B 4 4 3 5 16  
DAN ALCORN AA 3 6 2 5 16  
FRED STANSBURY AA 4 5 2 4 15  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 2 6 2 3 13  
JIM CROSSEN AA 4 6 4 3 12  
VELDA CHAMBERLAIN B 3 2 3 2 10  
GAYLE KUNZ B 3 2 3 1 9  
KARALYN KUNZ B 0 4 2 2 8  
BOB MACINTISH B 2 3 1 1 7  
               
BEN AVERY              
RIFLE CALIBER 9/22/2012            
BILL COLE MASTER 10 9 9 7 35 M/WINNER
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 9 9 7 34 1ST AAA
JOY COX MASTER 10 9 6 6 31 1ST MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 10 8 5 6 29  
JOHN NESBITT AA 9 9 4 7 29 1ST AA
FRED PAXIA AAA 5 9 8 6 28 2ND AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 9 7 3 28  
BOB DELATORRE AA 7 7 7 5 26 2ND AA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 8 5 6 26 3RD AA
WARREN BARE A 9 10 4 3 26 1ST A
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 9 5 5 25  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 7 9 4 2 22  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 7 3 5 22  
ROLAND WONG AA 6 8 2 6 22  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 4 7 5 5 21  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 7 8 4 1 20  
DAN ALCORN AA 6 2 6 5 19  
ORRIS GRESS AA 6 4 6 2 18  
FRED STANSBURY AA 7 5 2 4 18  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 5 7 3 2 17  
JIM CROSSON AA 4 5 3 2 14  
ROB JOHNSON A 5 3 2 3 13  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 5 4 2 1 12  
BOB MACINTOSH B 3 4 2 3 10 1 ST B

SEPTEMBER BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER CHALLENGE

To all:
Labeled as the ”Smokers verses Non-Smokers”, a silhouette challenge match pitting the Black Powder Cartridge rifles against the Vintage Sniper rifles was shot at Ben Avery this weekend.
Twenty three shooters, evenly split between those shooting pre-1952 Vintage Military rifles and those shooting traditional Black Powder Cartridge Rifles, met on the high power silhouette range to decide who was “King of the Hill” by shooting steel chickens at 200 meters, pigs at  300 meters, turkeys at 385 meters and the rams at 500 meters.
The program followed the NRA Black Powder Silhouette rules for time limit and shooting positions with the chickens shot off hand and the balance of the targets shot in the prone position.
The BPCR shooters used cross sticks to rest their rifles and the Vintage Sniper shooters were allowed to use sand bags or slings in the prone position.
This was a first time event for the Vintage Sniper shooters which made them the under dogs. For most of the Vintage Sniper competitors this was their first experience shooting any type of silhouette match but they caught on to the routine pretty quick and with some additional practice they will be able to hold their own against the more experienced BPCR shooters.
Chip Mate continued to do was he does at most matches which is to win!
Chip shot a fine 32X40 for the match win in some pretty challenging wind conditions and was followed by another BPCR shooter Trent Lawrence with a 26X40 for 2nd overall.
Taking third overall and the top Vintage Sniper shooter was Craig Buchanan shooting a Springfield 1903A4.
Craig is a fierce competitor in all of the other forms of silhouette shooting so I know he won’t be content until his name is on the top of the page in Vintage Sniper.
The Springfield, like the one used by Craig, is probably the most popular Vintage Sniper rifle used in competition today.
Since the Gibbs Rifle Company and Creedmoor Sports started offering reproductions of the Springfield 03A4 sniper rifle, the interest in this form of competition shooting has really taken off.
Starting with original Springfield actions these companies added new reproduction barrels, stocks and scopes resulting in a brand new version of a WWII sniper rifle. Not only do they look like new but they shoot as good as they look!
Also seen on the firing line Saturday were several M1s and M1Ds, a Mosin Nagant, a couple of K-31 Swiss rifles, one of which was a rare left hand version and also a Swedish Mauser.
This mini gun show also included numerous fine examples of Sharps, Winchester, Ballard and Remington Hepburn Black Powder Cartridge rifles.
The normal Black Powder Cartridge silhouette matches are held on the third Saturday of every month and the Vintage Sniper rifles are welcome to attend these monthly matches.
If the interest grows for shooting silhouette with the Vintage Sniper rifles at these matches, special awards specific to Vintage Sniper with be offered. So get in the gun safe and dig out that old war horse hiding in the shadows and come to Ben Avery for the October 20th match.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR/VINTAGE SNIPER 9/15/2012            
CHIP MATE BPCR 5 10 8 9 32 MATCH WINNER
TRENT LAWRENCE BPCR 3 10 8 5 26 2ND OVERALL
CRAIG BUCHANAN V/SNIPER 1 10 7 6 24 3RD OVERALL
BOB DELATORRE BPCR 1 9 8 4 22  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE BPCR 0 10 5 7 22  
STEVE DILLON V/SNIPER 3 7 5 6 21  
STEVE RHOADES BPCR 2 8 4 7 21  
BILL COLE BPCR 5 6 3 6 20  
DAVE NATER V/SNIPER 2 6 5 7 20  
ORRIS GRESS BPCR 2 4 4 7 17  
TIM FINLEY V/SNIPER 1 8 5 3 17  
DAVE PHILLIPS V/SNIPER 1 9 5 2 17  
AL LAPORRA BPCR 2 8 4 2 16  
DONN HANKS BPCR 1 7 3 2 13  
RADA PLESINGER V/SNIPER 0 4 4 4 12  
PAUL SCOTT BPCR 1 4 4 1 10  
JIM DORRELL BPCR 1 6 3 0 10  
FRED STANSBURY BPCR 1 3 3 1 8  
RICK STORY V/SNIPER 1 4 1 2 8  
EDDIE CASE V/SNIPER 1 2 3 2 7  
BOB BRANTON V/SNIPER 0 2 1 2 5  
BOB MCLEAN V/SNIPER 1 2 0 0 3  
JIM MEDLAND V/SNIPER 0 2 0 1 3  

JULY COWBOY LEVER ACTION RESULTS

To all:
This month in Cowboy Lever Action it was all about personal accomplishments.
In the morning match for .22 and Pistol caliber rifles Craig Buchanan was the top shooter with a 35X40 with his Marlin .22
A good score, but more important was the fact that Craig finally earned the Grand Slam Award for Small-bore Cowboy Lever Action by shooting 10 turkeys in a row!
This was the only category in Cowboy Lever Action that Craig didn’t have a Grand Slam in so it was a big day for Craig. It was also a calm day so personal aerodynamics didn’t play a role in the score or the match win. Ha Ha!
Since this match was the first monthly match following the Raton Nationals, our winner of the Rifle Caliber match in the afternoon really had something to be proud of besides the match win.
Alex Jablonowski, who is a AA shooter, won the afternoon match with a fine 31X40 but his report from his first Cowboy Lever Action Nationals was the big news.
Alex competes in the Intermediate Junior category which means he is not yet 18 years old.
At Raton, in the Rifle Caliber Match, Alex won the aggregate for High Intermediate Junior, was 1st A in match #1 was moved up to AA in Match #2 and was the high AA shooter!
He was 2nd overall in AA, set a Junior Long Run Record for Chickens and a Junior National Record for a 80 shot match!
In the Pistol Caliber Matches, Alex won awards for Hi Intermediate Junior in all the matches and the aggregate.
In the Smallbore Matches Alex set a new Intermediate Long Run Record for Chickens.
What a first trip to Raton!!! I believe Alex said his trophy shelf now has nine new trophies on it from the Nationals.
Just to prove it was no fluke, he came to the match this weekend and out shot some of Arizona’s best Lever Action shooters in the afternoon Rifle Caliber Match.
This is would be a tough act to follow for anyone but Alex Jablonowski.
Good Shooting Kid!!!!!!!!!
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
.22/PISTOL 7/28/2012            
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 10 7 35 MATCH WINNER
BILL COLE MASTER 9 9 8 7 33 1 ST MASTER
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 7 10 7 7 31 1ST AA
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 6 10 8 5 29 1ST AAA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 5 10 8 5 28 2ND AA
DAVE PHILLIPS AAA 7 9 7 4 27 2ND AAA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 4 10 5 8 27  
RICK GREY AA 6 7 8 5 26 3RD AA
STEVE RHOADES AA 4 9 6 7 26  
FRED STANSBURY AA 5 7 7 6 25  
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 9 6 4 25  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 4 8 8 4 24  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 3 7 6 5 21  
LUKE HUBBARD A 4 8 4 5 21 1ST A
VELDA CHAMBERLIN B 6 6 6 2 20 1ST B
JACK CHAMBERLIN A 6 8 6 0 20  
WARREN BARE A 4 6 4 5 19  
ORRIS GRESS A 5 6 4 4 19  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 2 6 3 7 18  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 3 5 4 3 15  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 3 4 4 3 14  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 7/28/2012            
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AA 10 8 6 7 31 MATCH WINNER
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 7 8 6 30 1ST AAA
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 9 9 5 6 29 1ST MASTER
BILL COLE MASTER 8 8 6 6 28  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 5 5 28  
STEVE RHOADES AA 8 7 5 7 27 1ST AA
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 10 5 5 27  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 5 7 7 6 25 2ND AA
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 6 6 5 25 3RD AA
RICK GREY AAA 5 7 5 7 24  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 10 8 3 3 24  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 9 4 4 6 23  
WARREN BARE A 5 4 7 6 22 1ST A
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 5 5 6 6 22  
FRED STANSBURY AA 8 5 3 6 22  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 9 7 3 3 22  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 3 4 4 4 15  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 6 4 0 4 14  
JACK CHAMBERLIN A 7 4 1 1 13  
LUKE HUBBARD B 2 5 2 2 11 1ST B

JULY BPCR OFFHAND MATCH RESULTS

To all:
When the temperatures go up during the summer in Arizona the entries drop for our BPCR silhouette matches at Ben Avery.
We have tried different ways to shoot the matches during these times but it still requires going down range in 100 degree temperatures to reset and repaint the targets.
During one of our discussions on ways to solve the problem, Chip Mate offered the suggestion that we move the match to the Pistol Silhouette range and shoot our BPCRs offhand on the Long Range Pistol silhouette range.
These are the same targets we shoot for BPCR but at 50-100-150-200 meters instead of 200-300-385-500 meters.
The other BIG advantage is that the targets can be set pneumatically from the shooting line! No need to go down range except to paint before the match starts.
July was the first chance we have had to try out the new match format and boy did we have fun!
We started off by giving everyone as much time as needed to get their sight settings for the new shorter distances and to select a front aperture that would be compatible with the full size animals at the shorter distances.
Some shooters went to a post in the front while others selected a normal but larger ring aperture.
Since no sighters would be allowed during the match, having good sight setting was mandatory.
We also decided to deviate from the normal BPCR match format and shoot all ten targets during a ten minute relay.
This time period turned worked fine, allowing everyone plenty of time to patch between shots, work at a comfortable pace and still speed up the match.
We started the match at 9:00 am and we were able to shoot three relays and still be finished just before 12:00.
This wasn’t a NRA approved match so score books weren’t required and the awards were limited to Match Winner-2nd Place and 3rd Place.
Since it was his idea, it was only fitting that Chip Mate was the first Match Winner for the new Offhand BPCR Match with a 37X40 and a tie for 2nd and 3rd Place with 33X40s by Jim Dorrell and yours truly. A shoot-off resulted in Jim winning one of the engraved beer mugs for 2nd Overall.
Surprisingly there were only three shooters that shot ten chickens in a row from the 50 yard line. Although not quite the same, now I can brag that I’ve shot ten chickens in a row with a BPCR. I’m sure Ron Calderone will have something to say about that!!
An interesting side note is the ammunition Jim Dorrell used to secure 2nd Place.
Jim cast the bullets for his 38-50 from range lead and loaded them up with a full case of Pyrodex!!! His stuff shot really well, proving, for this new match format, you can be really competitive without breaking the bank for ammo components. Besides most of us have a collection of old powder that we would never use for normal BPCR silhouette matches but can be used to shoot good scores for the BPCR Offhand matches.
We shot the match, enjoyed a cold beer and were on our way home in about the same time it would take us to complete one half of a normal BPCR silhouette match.
While we were enjoying the cold beers we also discussed the advantage this match format has for shooting ranges that don’t have the room to provide a full sized silhouette range out to 500 meters.
Most facilities have at least a 200 yard range so the placement of targets for this style of match would be possible. Swinger targets could also be substituted for banks of targets and the match could be shot on swingers only.
My schedule for 2013 hasn’t been published yet but you can rest assured there will be a lot more BPCR Offhand matches on that schedule.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

BPCR OFF HAND MATCH 7/21/2012            
CHIP MATE   10 10 8 9 37 MATCH WINNER
JIM DORRELL   9 10 7 7 33 2ND PLACE
STEVE RHOADES   10 9 7 7 33 3RD PLACE 
ERIC SUNDSTROM   8 9 6 6 29  
BOB DELATORRE   7 7 5 8 27  
JEFF BLOHM   8 8 5 6 27  
BILL COLE   8 8 6 4 26  
RICK GREY   7 7 5 5 24  
TRENT LAWRENCE   9 6 6 2 23  
AL LAPORA   6 6 4 6 22  
WARREN BARE   5 8 5 3 21  
JASON BLOHM   6 6 3 6 21  
ORRIS GRESS   10 5 2 4 21  
WARREN BISSOMETTE   7 8 3 2 20  
LARRY RHODES   5 5 3 1 14  
JERRY LATSCHAR   4 4 2 4 14 

JUNE LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
The weather wasn’t the only thing hot this weekend. We had some women shooters who were pretty “hot” as well.
Kathleen Garvin and Joy Cox pretty much whipped the guy’s butts at Ben Avery for this months Lever Action Silhouette matches.
Kathleen beat Joy out for the .22/Pistol match in the morning on animal count. They both shot 34s with nine turkeys but Kathleen downed two more rams than Joy for the match win.
In the afternoon match it was all Joy Cox with a 33 for the overall.
Jeanie Hershey was the AAA winner in the morning .22/Pistol match and was 3rd AAA in the afternoon Rifle Caliber match making the girls pretty tough customers this month.
All three of them are on their way to Raton in a couple of weeks for the Lever Action Nationals so let’s hope they keep their win streaks alive there.
There was a really good turnout of shooters braving the heat this month in order to hone their skills for the Nationals. Let’s wish them well and we’ll look forward to some good stories from Raton at the match next month.
Again we were treated to a bunch of Virginia Spurlock’s excellent brownies and Bubba Daniels also brought a cooler full of cut up watermelon and cantaloupe which complimented the sub-sandwiches we had for lunch.
Everyone really appreciated their contribution to a nice day at the range.
See you all next month on the 28th.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

.22/PISTOL 6/23/2012            
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 10 7 9 8 34 M/WINNER
JOY COX MASTER 9 10 9 6 34 1ST MASTER
BILL COLE MASTER 7 10 7 9 33  
CHIP MATE MASTER 9 9 6 8 32  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 6 8 32  
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 7 10 8 6 31  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AA 9 9 8 5 31 1ST AA
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 6 9 9 5 29 1ST AAA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 5 10 7 7 29 2ND AAA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 6 8 8 6 28 3RD AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 4 10 6 8 28  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 6 9 6 7 28 2ND AA
DAVE PHILLIPS AAA 7 9 5 7 28  
TOM DAHL AA 4 9 7 6 26 3RD AA
JACK CHAMBERLIN B 8 7 6 4 25 1ST B
FRED PAXIA AAA 6 10 4 5 25  
FRED STANSBURY AA 3 9 7 5 24  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 7 8 6 2 23  
RICK GREY AA 6 7 6 3 22  
JIM CROSSON AA 7 8 5 2 22  
ROLLAND WONG AA 3 4 6 8 21  
ORRIS GRESS A 4 8 6 3 21 1ST A
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 3 8 5 5 21  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 4 7 5 5 21  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 4 9 3 4 20  
BERNIE SAKOWITZ A 2 6 5 5 18  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 3 3 5 17  
RADA PLESINGER AA 3 7 1 4 15  
VELDA CHAMBERLIN B 4 5 1 1 11  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 6/23/2012            
JOY COX MASTER 10 7 8 8 33 M/WINNER
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 9 6 8 4 32 1ST MASTER
TIM FINLEY AAA 10 10 7 4 31 1ST AAA
CHIP MATE AAA 9 9 6 6 30 2ND AAA
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 9 5 6 30  
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 10 7 6 6 29 3RD AAA
FRED PAXIA AAA 7 8 4 8 27  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 3 6 27  
FRED STANSBURY AA 10 6 8 2 26 1ST AA
TOM DAHL AA 8 6 7 5 26 2ND AA
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 8 7 7 4 26 3RD AA
STEVE RHOADES AA 10 6 3 7 26  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 6 8 3 25  
ROLAND WONG AA 8 5 6 6 25  
MARC JABLONOWSKI A 9 7 6 3 25 1ST A
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 7 5 5 25  
BILL COLE MASTER 9 8 4 4 25  
RICK GREY AAA 9 6 2 6 23  
JIM CROSSON AA 7 5 7 3 22  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 7 3 4 22  
ORRIS GRESS AA 6 5 7 2 20  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI A 5 6 4 5 20  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 4 5 6 3 18  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 5 5 1 18  
BERNIE SAKOWICZ AA 6 5 4 2 17  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 2 7 5 2 16  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 4 6 3 3 16  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 6 6 2 2 16  

JUNE BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I hope it was the heat because this was the smallest turn out for a BPCR match at Ben Avery in over ten years!
I know it was hot and I know it was Father’s Day weekend but come on guys if we are going to continue holding matches we need people to shoot!
We are moving to the Pistol Silhouette range next month to avoid having to set targets and I’ve cancelled the match in August because of the summer conditions but I’m going to make some big changes for next year if we don’t get a good turn out in September.
Our State Silhouette Championship is one of the largest in the nation but the local support is dismal.
We are extremely lucky to have a shooting facility in Phoenix like Ben Avery and most shooters would die to have such a facility in their area but we could lose it if we don’t support it!!!
I had some new awards made and Trent Lawrence was the recipient of a new Beer Mug for 1st overall. Mike Whitesell and Rick Grey also received mugs along with a cold beer to fill them up.
Chip Mate, Bob Delatorre and I shot our Vintage Sniper rifles rather than our BPCRs in order to practice for Mike Venturino’s Vintage Sniper Match in Butte at the end of the month.
Bob was the top score with a 29 X 40 which makes the challenge between BPCR and V/Sniper a close one.
I’m going to extend an invitation to the Hi-Power shooters to join us with their V/Sniper rifles at the matches in September, October and December.
Maybe we’ll have our own version of a BPCR-Vintage Sniper Challenge at those matches.
See you on the Pistol Silhouette range in July for the off-hand match.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR SILHOUETTE 6/16/2012            
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA-SCOPE 0 7 9 8 24 M/WINNER
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 9 4 8 22 2ND PLACE
RICK GREY AAA 1 5 7 8 21 3RD PLACE
FRED STANSBURY AA 1 6 5 6 19  
DONN HANKS AA 0 8 5 5 18  
PAUL BARROW AA 0 10 0 7 17  


MAY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
When you go to a shooting match on Memorial Day weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, the one thing you don’t worrying about having with you is a jacket.
Well, let me tell you, if you left your jacket at home you were COLD at this month’s match!!
We’ve had some strange weather this year but to shoot in 60 degree temperatures in May in Arizona is really strange.
Along with the cool weather we had some pretty good wind from the south that was strong enough to blow targets down so at least most of us have some sort of an excuse for our low scores.
Strangely the wind really doesn’t affect the bullets as much as it blows the shooter around making it tough to hold a steady sight picture. I’m still trying to figure out how Craig Buchanan managed to avoid this problem but he did and the result was an outstanding 37X40 for the match win. No one was even close to him so it must be that Craig’s body is more streamlined than the rest of us. NOT!!!
Cool weather must make everyone hungry because the fried chicken we had for lunch disappeared in record time. The cold drinks in the ice chests didn’t get much attention though.
After lunch it warmed up a bit but the wind stayed with us for the Rifle Caliber match.
Craig must have changed his body aerodynamics somehow after lunch because his score really diminished for the afternoon match.
Eric Sundstrom got back on track for the Rifle Caliber match after shooting a dismal score, for him, in the morning. His 34X40 was good enough for the match win in the afternoon so maybe Eric ate enough of the chicken to provide the needed resistance from being buffeted by the wind. LOL!!
We had a pretty good turn out of shooters for a holiday weekend and my choice of fried chicken for lunch was well received as were the brownies once again provided by Virginia Spurlock. The chances of us being cold during next month’s match are pretty slim so I think it’s safe to leave your jackets at home.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

.22/PISTOL 5/26/2012            
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 10 10 8 9 37 M/WINNER
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 8 5 9 29 1ST AAA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 6 7 7 28 2ND AAA
DAVE PHILLIPS AAA 6 7 5 9 27  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 6 6 7 6 25  
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 7 6 6 6 25  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 6 9 6 4 25 1ST AA
STEVE RHOADES AA 7 8 5 5 25 2ND AA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 9 6 5 5 25  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 3 10 3 9 25  
ALEX JABLONOWSHI AAA 3 9 5 7 24  
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 3 10 5 5 23 1ST MASTER
RICK GREY AA 4 10 5 4 23 3RD AA
BILL COLE MASTER 4 7 5 6 22  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 5 7 4 6 22  
ROLAND WONG AA 5 7 7 2 21  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 5 8 5 3 21  
ORRIS GRESS A 2 8 5 4 19 1ST A
BOB MACINTOSH B 2 8 4 5 19 1ST B
RADA PLESINGER AA 3 6 6 3 18  
RICH BLOUNT AA 4 7 2 4 17  
WARREN BARE AA 3 6 5 2 16  
DWIGHT SISSELL AA 2 5 4 4 15  
BOB DELATORRE AA 4 4 3 4 15  
JACK CHAMBERLAIN B 5 5 3 2 15  
VELDA CHAMBERLAIN B 1 6 6 1 14  
JIM CROSSEN AA 4 4 4 0 12  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 5/26/2012            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 9 7 8 34 M/WINNER
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 9 10 6 4 29 1ST AAA
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 9 8 5 7 29 1ST MASTER
TIM FINLEY AAA 10 9 5 5 29 2ND AAA
ALEX JABLONOWSKI A 10 6 3 7 26 1ST A
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 3 5 26  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 7 4 6 25  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 9 8 4 4 25  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 9 3 6 25 1ST AA
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 7 8 4 5 24 2ND AA
ORRIS GRESS AA 6 6 4 7 23 3RD AA
MARC JABLONOWSKI A 7 5 3 8 23  
BILL COLE MASTER 6 9 3 5 23  
JIM CROSSEN AA 7 6 3 6 22  
STEVE RHOADES AA 7 8 3 4 22  
RICK GREY AA 6 4 7 4 21  
BOB HERSHEY AAA 7 8 3 2 20  
ROLAND WONG AA 7 8 2 3 20  
DAVID SPURLOCK AA 10 5 1 4 20  
RICH BLOUNT AA 8 4 5 2 19  
WARREN BARE AA 7 7 0 4 18  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 6 5 1 5 17  
DWIGHT SISSELL A 1 5 3 7 16  
BOB MACINTOSH B 2 5 1 3 11 1ST B

MAY BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
Today’s match had all the makings to shape up as another summertime match with warm temperatures and good shooting conditions.
Usually these conditions make for some good scores but the winds in the afternoon picked up and they were very hard to read.
It was interesting to listen to the different wind calls being made for the same shots up and down the range and most spotters had their fingers crossed when they gave their shooter the correction.
You could tell pretty quickly which spotter made the correct call by the off color language from the shooters that were victims of the bad ones.
The two teams that didn’t need to use bad language were Paul Barrow/Mike Whitesell and Pat Taylor/Jim Dorrell. Paul and Pat kept their shooters on the targets today and when the last relay was shot we had a tie for the match win between two guys that had never won a BPCR match!
Jim had shot more chickens during the match and if reverse animal count had decided the outcome he would have been the winner but to add some excitement to the match both shooters were called to the chicken line for a shoot-off.
Unfortunately for Jim he wasn’t able to connect with any chickens in the shoot-off relay and Mike Whitesell became a first-time match winner by knocking down his only chicken of the day.
Congratulations to Mike for his first ever match win and to Jim for giving him a run for the money.
It has been decided to move the BPCR silhouette matches for the next three months to the Pistol Silhouette Range for off-hand only matches.
We’ll shoot the same targets but at 50-100-150-200 meters. The targets are pneumatically controlled so no target resetting is required. We will shoot a ten minute thirty second relay for ten targets with no sighters. Adequate time will be allowed before the match to establish sight settings. The match is for black powder rifles only, same rules as the current BPCR silhouette.
This isn’t an NRA match so no scores will be recorded and special awards will be for 1st-2nd-3rd overall only.
Also, beginning with this match, LUNCH WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDED, but bottled water and soft drinks and some cold beer for after the match will still be available.
Another notice will be emailed to everyone before the June match that will include full details on these special matches.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

MIKE WHITESELL AAA 0 10 8 7 25
JIM DORRELL AA 2 8 6 9 25
CHIP MATE MASTER 3 7 7 7 24
BOB HITCHENS AAA 2 9 5 8 24
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 1 9 7 7 24
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 0 9 7 6 22
STEVE RHOADES AAA 0 9 5 7 21
KEN GOSE AAA 2 6 5 6 19
BOB DELATORRE AAA 0 6 8 5 19
DWIGHT SISSELL AA-SCOPE 2 6 4 5 18
ROSS MC COLLUM A-SCOPE 1 6 4 7 18
PAUL BARROW AA 0 4 8 6 18
SHERMAN BROWNLEE AA-SCOPE 1 8 4 4 17
RICH BLOUNT AA 1 6 3 1 11
JERRY LATSCHAR AA 1 2 2 0 5


MAY BPTR MID-RANGE RESULTS

To all:
Summer is here and this will be the last BPTR match we’ll have until October.
The usual cast of characters showed up and the two Arizona off-hand standouts fought it out for the top Position shooter.
This time Chip Mate came out on top even after shooting what was probably the worst off-hand score he has ever shot in his career. Neither shooter shot good off-hand scores at 200 yards. Chip’s outstanding 97-1X score setting at 300 yards and his 83-0X score at 600 yards gave him the bragging rights over Ronbo.
In the prone category Rick Grey shot a paper patch load at 200 yards and without patching or blow tubing shot 14 consecutive shots as fast as he could load the rifle. He did the same thing at 300 yards with a grease groove bullet and recorded 96s at both yardages! This routine was in preparation for a buffalo hunt he has planned in December and the results were more than successful. The fact that he could do this in high 90 degree temperatures makes you wonder what we are doing patching between shots!
The high score at 200 yards was Jim Dorrell who was also shooting paper patch bullets.
Most everyone shot good at 200 and 300 yards but the MR-1 target at 600 yards was once again the deal maker.
If you didn’t shoot well at 600 yards your overall score suffered and I was lucky enough to have the high score at 600 yards. Thanks to Chip’s coaching and no thanks to my shooting ability, I managed to best Trent Lawrence by one point for the match win with my 40-82.
There is a chance that we might shoot a 1000 yard only match before Raton.
We’re considering setting up Easy-Up awnings on the 1000 yard line in July and shooting early in the morning to give those planning on going to Raton for the BPTR Nationals some practice.
Let me know if you are interested.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

STEVE RHOADES PRONE 40-82 96-1X 94-1X 84-1X 274-3X
TRENT LAWRENCE PRONE   97-3X 95-2X 81-1X 273-6X
RICK GREY PRONE PAPER PATCH 96-0X 96-1X 80-0X 272-1X
BOB DELATORRE PRONE   96-4X 90-2X 77-1X 263-5X
CHIP MATE POSITION 40-65 83-0X 97-1X 83-0X 263-1X
JIM DORRELL PRONE PAPER PATCH 99-4X 92-3X 68-0X 259-7X
RON CALDERONE POSITION   89-0X 90-0X 68-1X 247-1X
AL LAPORA PRONE   98-3X 68-1X 49-0X 215-4X



APRIL COWBOY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

TO ALL:
Sorry for the delay in getting the results for the April Lever Action matches posted but I’m still behind the curve after the pneumonia episode.
I’m lucky to get the opportunity to shoot with some of the best shooters in Cowboy Lever Action and this month I got to shoot with THE best Pistol Caliber shooter in the United States, Chip Mate.
Three weeks ago Chip shot a 40 straight in the Pistol Caliber match in Tucson. He is the only shooter to do so and he did it with his trusty Henry replica 44-40 shooting black powder!
I was also lucky enough to spot for Chip when he shot a 39X40 to win our State Championship a couple of years ago which captured for him the National Record for Pistol Caliber Cowboy Lever Action.
Although Chip didn’t shoot a 40 straight this month he did shoot a 35X40 which was good enough to win the morning match.
April is the beginning of the baseball season and every year I provide Ball Park Franks for the lunch menu. Along with the hot dogs and chips we also got to enjoy some of Virginia Spurlocks brownies again. Every month Virginia provides use with two large pans of her homemade brownies and I want to thank her for doing that. I know everyone else enjoys them too as the pans don’t require much cleaning when Virginia takes the home.
After lunch it was time for the Rifle Caliber match and although Chip shot well as did Craig Buchanan, Pistol Silhouette shooter Fred Paxia was in command and his 32X40 was what it took for him to win his first match in Cowboy Lever Action.
Good job Fred and hopefully you can continue to put the pressure on everyone next month as well.
See you all at the match in May.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

.22/PISTOL 4/28/2012            
CHIP MATE MASTER 9 10 8 8 35 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 8 7 33 1ST MASTER
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 8 9 5 29 1ST AAA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 5 9 8 7 29 2ND AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 5 10 7 6 28  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AAA 9 9 5 5 28  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 5 8 7 7 27  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 7 8 4 8 27 1ST AA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 8 4 6 26 2ND AA
ORRIS GRESS AA 4 8 6 7 25 3RD AA
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 4 9 6 6 25  
FRED STANSBURY AA 8 9 3 5 25  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 4 8 4 8 24  
STEVE RHOADES AA 5 8 5 5 23  
FRED PAXIA AAA 8 9 4 2 23  
WARREN BISSONNETTE A 5 7 5 5 22 1ST A
ROLAND WONG A 3 8 5 3 19  
JACK CHAMBERLAIN B 2 4 3 4 13 1ST B
JIM FLEMING AA 2 4 3 3 12  
JIM CROSSEN AA 3 3 2 4 12  
ROBT. MACINTOSH B 2 5 2 0 9  
               
               
RIFLE CALIBER 4/28/2012            
FRED PAXIA AAA 7 8 7 10 32 M/WINNER
CHIP MATE AAA 9 10 6 6 31 1 ST AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 9 4 7 28 1ST MASTER
WARREN BISSONNETTE AA 8 8 6 5 27 1ST AA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 9 5 5 27 2ND AA
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 7 3 8 27  
JIM FLEMING AA 8 7 6 5 26 3RD AA
BILL COLE MASTER 10 8 3 4 25  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 6 7 5 6 24  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 8 8 2 6 24  
ROLAND WONG AA 7 5 7 4 23  
JIM CROSSEN AA 5 4 6 8 23  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 5 4 6 23  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 5 6 4 6 21  
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 6 4 3 21  
STEVE RHOADES AA 6 6 5 3 20  
MARC JABLONOWSKI A 5 8 5 2 20 1ST A
FRED STANSBURY AA 8 5 3 2 18  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI A 7 1 3 1 12  
BOB MACINTOSH B 4 3 0 3 10 1ST B

 

APRIL BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I missed another match this month as I was off learning how to drive a team of horses in case the price of gas gets any higher.
It was good to see a new match winner!
Nobody works harder at BPCR than Trent Lawrence and this month it paid off for him.
Not a big turn out but it was a little warm so maybe that’s the reason. Is everyone’s getting spoiled and they only want to shoot in cool weather? This is Arizona you know!
Thanks go to Bob Delatorre, Ross McCollum and Bob Hitchens for running the match.
Next month we have a Mid-Range match on the 12th and another silhouette match on the 19th. Hopefully we’ll have cool weather and a good turn out.
See you then.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director/Teamster

BPCR SILHOUETTE 4/21/2012            
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA-SCOPE 3 10 9 8 30 M/WINNER
RON CALDERONE MASTER 4 9 7 8 28 1ST MASTER
LARRY WILKES AAA 3 10 6 7 26 1ST AAA
DICK WILKES AAA 2 10 8 7 26 2ND AAA
JIM DODSON AA 0 8 8 8 24 1ST AA
BOB DELATORRE AAA 2 2 8 10 22  
ORRIS GRESS A 1 10 6 5 22 1ST A
RICK GREY AAA 2 7 8 3 20  
DENNIS HALL AA 0 9 4 7 20  
BOB HITCHENS AAA 1 7 5 3 16  
ROSS MC COLLUM A-SCOPE 1 6 5 3 15  
FRED STANSBURY AA 1 7 4 3 15  
W. BISSONNETTE B 4 3 4 1 12 1ST B
KEN GOSE AAA-SCOPE 0 0 5 6 11  
KEITH ZIMMERMAN B 2 2 2 2 8 


 

MARCH COWBOY LEVER ACTION RESULTS

To all:
Finally we have a Lever Action match with a warm and sunny day with no wind and I have pneumonia and can’t shoot!!
It would be hard for me to give much of a report as I wasn’t there but it was good to see from the results that Joel Cullum is back and he won the Rifle Caliber match.
There are some new names in the results that I can’t identify but I want to welcome them to the match and I hope to see them back next month so I can greet them personally.
My hat is off to Dave and Virginia Spurlock as well as Jeanie Hershey for pitching in to take care of the match chores. I hope everyone took the time to thank them as there wouldn’t have been a match this month if they hadn’t stepped up to the plate.
Thanks again to all the shooters for what looked like a good turnout and also again to Jeanie, Virginia and Dave for running the match.
Hope I’m back in shape next month so I can come out and have some fun with everyone.
Steve Rhoades
Sick Match Director

BEN AVERY              
.22/PISTOL 3/24/2012            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 9 9 7 34 M/WINNER
DAVE PHILLIPS AAA 8 9 8 8 33 1ST AAA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 9 9 8 7 33 2ND AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 8 6 32 1ST MASTER
JOHN CULLUM AAA 7 10 7 8 32 3RD AAA
ENRIQUE JUAIREZ AAA 9 9 7 7 32  
JOEL CULLUM AAA 9 10 6 7 32  
FRED PAXIA AAA 10 9 4 9 32  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 6 10 7 6 29 1ST AA
ALEX JABLONOWSKI AA 7 10 7 5 29 2ND AA
ADAM KUNZ AAA 7 10 7 5 29  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 4 10 8 5 27  
TIM FINLEY AAA 6 8 6 7 27  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 5 10 5 6 26  
ORRIS GRESS B 8 7 4 6 25 1ST B
FRED STANSBURY AA 7 9 5 3 24 3RD AA
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 7 7 4 6 24  
JIM BORKHUIS AA 5 9 3 7 24  
JIM CROSSEN AA 4 6 6 7 23  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 4 8 3 7 22  
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 5 9 3 5 22  
IVAN DICE AA 3 8 7 3 21  
ROLAND WONG A 5 7 4 4 20 1 ST A
GREG SMITH A 5 7 4 3 19  
RICH BLOUNT AA 5 8 2 4 19  
MARGE BRUNO A 2 7 3 5 17  
JOHN NESBITT AA 5 6 5 0 16  
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 2 4 4 6 16  
DWIGHT SISSELL A 4 4 2 4 14  
STEPHEN DILLON B 1 6 3 3 13  
BOB MACINTOSH B 6 5 0 1 12  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 3/24/2012            
JOEL CULLUM AAA 9 10 8 9 36 M/WINNER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 10 9 5 33 1ST MASTER
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 10 6 7 7 30  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 8 9 7 6 30 1ST AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 7 4 29  
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 8 8 6 6 28 2ND AAA
JOHN CULLUM AA 8 9 5 5 27 1 ST AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 10 8 5 4 27  
IVAN DICE AA 8 6 6 6 26 2ND AA
FRED PAXIA AAA 6 9 5 6 26  
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 7 6 3 25  
JIM CROSSEN AA 6 3 7 8 24 3RD AA
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 10 7 3 4 24  
ROLAND WONG AA 6 5 5 7 23  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 9 6 4 4 23  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 8 7 4 4 23  
MARC JABLONOWSKI A 6 6 5 5 22 1ST A
ALEX JABLONOWSKI B 5 8 4 5 22 1ST B
FRED STANSBURY AA 9 4 4 5 22  
JOHN NESBITT AA 7 4 6 4 21  
ENRIQUE JUAREZ A 5 7 4 5 21  
RICH BLOUNT AA 7 4 3 7 21  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA 6 7 2 6 21  
ORRIS GRESS AA 4 4 4 4 16  
DWIGHT SISSELL A 1 5 1 3 10  
BOB MACINTOSH B 2 1 2 0 5 

 

2012 CREEDMOOR/CREEDMOOR CUP RESULTS

To all:
When I recorded the scores after the first day of competition for the 2012 Creedmoor Cup, the first thought that went through my head was whether Eron Ahmer was human or some sort of video game Super Hero.
The conditions for the match were much more challenging this year with constantly changing winds from the NE which are extremely hard to read at Ben Avery because of the turbulence created by the hills and side burms. 87 was to be the high score for the day at 800 yards shared by three shooters and only one score in the 90s was recorded by Mike Rix at 900 yrds. In years past you were out of the hunt totally if you shot in the 80s at 800 yards!  The same cast of characters filled out the top ten but they were all back in the dust somewhere from Eron.
There was a chink in the Super Hero’s armor at 900 yards on Friday. Eron shot a 63-1x!
I don’t think he has shot a score that low since the first day he went to a range. He left the door open and there were several who could take advantage but the Super Powers returned at 1000 yards and Eron shot an unbelievable 90-0X in horrible conditions to win another American Creedmoor Cup.
With our tails between our legs we moved over to the Activity Center for the Steak Fry which we all had to endure without the help of my Carolyn and her kids. I still can’t believe she would choose a cruise to Mexico over cooking 60 steaks for a bunch of dusty and dirty shooters but she did! With the help of Chip Mate, Rick Grey and my new neighbor from Minnesota, Ken Kalsnes, we somehow managed to pull it off with out poisoning anyone. It couldn’t have been too bad as I didn’t take much home.
Saturday was the time to wipe the slate clean and start over. We’d have a partner to help sort out the still tricky winds and most anticipated a better match.
Donn Hanks and John Venhous led everyone at 800 yards with 95s a pair with John getting the slight edge over 82 year old Donn with 4Xs. John kept piling it on and at the end of the first match had a 5 point lead over his shooting partner, Dave Gullo, and Super Sandbagger Bryan Youngberg. Kenny Wasserburger was 4th overall shooting his big Shiloh with Paper Patched bullets!! John Venhous was holding his own at 900 yards as well as Expert shooter Rick Grey, Eron Ahmer and John’s partner Dave Gullo.                                                                                                                                                      1000 yards was the determining factor for the overall win and in this case Dave had the best spotter. His 90-1X gave him a 21 point advantage over his closest competitor Rick Grey. To shoot a 280-7X in those conditions was classic Dave Gullo and it earned him another Southwest Regional Gold Medal.
I received many compliments on how well the match was run. I like compliments as well as anyone but all the credit for running the match goes to a local shooter who provided his organizational skills and time towards just running the match. Thanks to Ross McCollum we were able to finish ahead of schedule everyday and there was absolutely no confusion as related to the timing of everyone’s shooting period. Other matches, even the Nationals, should be so lucky to have someone of Ross’s caliber running the shooting line.
Ross instituted a new way of timing each shooter’s relay which provided every shooter with his own shooting period removing any chance of encroaching on their partner’s time. Also in use at this match was the new NRA method for marking the target scores. More problems were anticipated than actually happened so we’ll continue with the method in future matches.
Again this year many companies provided support for the matches. Red River Sights, Buffalo Arms, Steve Baldwin, MVA, SPG, Paul Huard, Jimbo Terry, Bryan Youngberg, MVA and Dave Maurer. If I missed someone, my apologies. I wasn’t provided an accurate list of the contributors and I didn’t partake in the drawing this year as I had to devote all my time to the dinner preparation. I did ask that everyone that received a prize please take the time to contact the contributor with their thanks.
Well it’s another good one in the books and I’m already discussing some changes that will make 2013 even better.
Thanks for coming to Arizona and I hope to see you all back next year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director


 2012 CREEDMOOR CUP
COMPETITOR   800 YRD 900 YRD 1000 YRD TOTAL 800YRD 900 YRD 1000 YRD TOTAL AGG. AWARD
E. AHMER   87-2X 86-2X 83-0X 256-4X 90-0X 63-1X 90-0X 243-1X 499-5X M/W
R. HANSON   81-0X 75-0X 74-1X 230-1X 93-3X 84-1X 79-0X 256-4X 486-5X 2ND OA
M. RIX   86-1X 94-0x 69-0x 249-1x 91-0x 68-0x 73-0x 232-0x 481-2x 3RD OA
P. TAYLOR SR. 83-0X 85-0x 67-0x 235-0x 92-1x 71-1x 73-0x 236-2x 471-2x SENIOR
D. GULLO   87-1X 69-2X 78-1X 234-4X 95-2X 71-1X 70-1X 236-4X 470-8X  
C. MATE   81-2X 65-0x 79-2x 225-4x 89-2x 79-1x 74-1x 242-4x 467-8x  
B. HITCHENS   66-0X 87-2X 61-0X 214-2X 94-2X 84-2X 66-1X 244-5X 458-7X  
K. LAY JR.   78-1X 66-0x 80-1x 224-2x 87-0x 77-2x 68-1x 232-3x 456-5x  
J. VENHOUS SR. 84-0X 79-1x 77-1x 240-2x 87-0x 65-1x 61-0x 213-1x 453-3x  
D. YOUNT SCOPE 82-0X 86-2x 78-1x 246-3x 79-1x 63-1x 61-0x 203-2x 449-3x UNLTD.
B. YOUNGBERG   68-1X 74-0x 67-0x 209-1x 81-0x 78-0x 81-0x 240-0x 449-1x  
S. BALDWIN SR. 86-0X 75-1X 59-0X 220-1X 94-4X 70-0X 64-0X 228-4X 448-5X  
K. WASSERBURGER TOLLOF 87-1X 70-0x 61-1x 218-2x 86-1x 85-0x 53-0x 224-1x 442-3x PAPER/P
Z. TAYLOR SR. 86-1X 75-0x 78-0x 239-1x 77-0x 69-0x 54-1x 200-1x 439-2x  
R. GREY   75-1X 71-0X 74-2X 220-3X 88-1X 68-0X 57-0X 213-1X 433-4X  
E. HALTER   72-1X 72-0X 69-1X 213-2X 96-1X 58-0X 60-0X 214-1X 427-3X  
R. CALDERONE   69-0X 65-0X 69-0X 203-0X 87-2X 64-1X 60-0X 211-3X 414-3X  
S. RHOADES SR. 81-0X 79-0x 43-0x 203-0x 80-0x 81-1x 48-0x 209-1x 412-1x  
D. GAZAWAY SR. 83-3X 76-0X 62-0X 221-3X 79-1X 41-0X 46-0X 166-1X 387-4X  
K. SCHATTLEITNER S/SR. 85-0X 51-0x 66-0x 202-0x 87-2x 89-0x dnf 176-2x 378-2x  
K. SAVAGE   58-0X 65-0x 24-0x 147-0x 84-0x 73-0x 74-0x 231-0x 378-0x  
D. WEESE   87-2X 72-1x 41-0x 200-3x 79-0x 33-0x 64-0x 176-0x 376-3x  
M. JACKSON PAPER/P 14-0X 63-3x 36-0x 113-3x 56-0x 24-0x 17-0x 171-2x 365-3x  
B. TARKENTON SCOPE 69-1X 71-1x 18-0x 158-2x 70-0x 69-0x 64-0x 203-0x 361-2x  
B. DANIELSON PAPER/P 80-0X 87-1X 54-1X 221-2X 80-0X 33-0X 27-0X 140-0X 361-2X  
A. SLEDGE SCOPE 62-1X 61-0x 25-0x 148-0x 80-1x 73-0x 59-0x 212-1x 360-1x  
D. HANKS S/SR. 64-0X 46-0X 70-0X 180-0X 72-0X 65-0X 42-0X 179-0X 359-0X  
P. LAWRENCE SR. 74-0X 78-1x  49-0x 201-1x 67-0x 47-0x 40-0x 154-0x 355-1x  
D. TONN SCOPE 65-0X 79-0x 47-0x 191-0x 87-2x 7-0x 54-1x 148-3x 339-3x  
J. PORTER   70-0X 39-0x 34-0x 143-0x 90-1x 47-0x 59-0x 196-1x 339-1x  
G. GIPSON SR. 70-1X 22-0X 48-0X 140-1X 81-0X 62-0X 52-0X 195-0X 335-1X  
E. GILBERT   71-0X 61-0X 50-1X 182-1X 31-0X 72-0X 43-1X 146-1X 328-2X  
T. LAWRENCE TOLLOF 63-0X 57-0x 62-0x 182-0x 70-0x 41-0x 21-0x 132-0x 314-0x  
D. MAURER S/SR. 61-0X   63-0x 32-0x 156-0x 71-0x 32-0x 54-1x 157-1x 313-1x  
J. EGGLESTON SR. 78-1X 44-0X 35-0X 157-1X 74-0X 39-1X 40-0X 153-1X 310-2X  
K. GOSE   66-0X 24-0X 50-0X 140-0X 70-0X 33-0X 38-0X 141-0X 281-0X  
P. HUARD PAPER/P 41-1X 68-0x 45-0x 154-1x 35-0x 32-0x 50-0x 117-0x 271-1x  
W. BARE   28-0X 25-0X 53-0X 106-0X 80-1X 44-1X 31-0X 155-2X 261-2X  
M. GEPHARDT   46-0X 14-0X 46-0X 106-0X 64-1X 28-0X 40-0X 132-1X 238-1X  
J. TERRY TOLLOF 58-1X 71-1x 63-0x 192-2x dnf dnf dnf dnf 192-2x  

 

 

 

 

2012 REGIONAL CREEDMOOR
COMPETITOR
  800 YRD 900 YRD 1000 YRD TOTAL 800YRD 900 YRD 1000 YRD TOTAL AGG. AWARD
D. GULLO M 94-4X 69-0X 92-2X 255-6X 96-3X 94-3X 90-1X 280-7X 535-13X M/W
B. YOUNGBERG EX/SANDBAG 94-2X 86-1 75-1X 255-4X 93-2X 83-2X 73-1X 248-5X 504-9X 2ND OA.
E. AHMER M 85-1X 83-0X 71-1X 239-2X 96-3X 96-3X 72-1X 264-7X 503-9X 3RD OA
R, GREY EX 80-1X 82-1X 67-0X 229-2X 98-0X 96-2X 79-1X 273-3X 502-5X 1ST EXPERT
J. VENHOUS M/SR 95-4X 87-1X 78-1X 260-6X 95-4X 86-1X 56-0X 237-5X 497-11X 1ST MASTER
R. CALDERONE M/SR. 84-2X 81-0X 65-1X 230-3X 97-4X 86-0X 83-0X 266-4X 496-7X 2ND MASTER
E. HALTER M 81-0X 90-2X 54-0X 225-2X 96-4X 86-2X 86-2X 268-8X 493-10X 3RD MASTER
K. LAY JR. M 93-0X 72-0X 68-0X 233-0X 92-2X 84-0X 83-1X 259-3X 492-3X  
K. WASSERBURGER EX/TOLLOF 77-0X 89-1X 79-0X 245-1X 85-0X 88-0X 72-0X 245-0X 490-1X TOLLOFSON
S. BALDWIN M/SR. 80-1X 71-0X 66-0X 217-1X 98-4X 86-2X 82-0X 266-6X 483-7X SENIOR  
R. HANSON M/SR. 84-1X 74-1X 78-0X 236-2X 94-3X 89-2X 62-0X 245-5X 481-7X                                                   
P. TAYLOR EX/SR 73-0X 79-0X 72-0X 224-0X 90-4X 77-1X 80-2X 247-7X 471-7X 2ND EXPERT
B. DELATORRE EX/TOLLOF 870X 77-1X 64-1X 228-2X 89-3X 78-0X 76-2X 243-5X 471-5X  
Z. TAYLOR EX/SR 85-0X 75-1X 75-1X 235-2X 96-1X 86-0X 52-0X 234-1X 469-3X 3RD EXPERT
D. GAZAWAY EX/SR 87-0X 84-0X 53-0X 224-0X 90-1X 81-0X 74-0X 245-1X 469-1X  
B. DANIELSON M PAPER/P 87-2x 84-3x 53-0x 224-5x 92-3x 86-1x 66-0x 244-4x 468-9x  
D. WEESE M 73-0X 72-0X 70-0X 215-0X 97-3X 86-1X 63-0X 246-4X 461-4X  
D. MAURER M/SR. 74-0X 72-0X 80-2X 226-2X 85-1X 80-0X 52-0X 217-1X 443-3X  
B. ENGLEBACH M/SR. 44-0x 54-1x DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 44-0X  
K. SCHATTLEITNER M/SR. 82-0X 43-0X 54-1X 179-1X 90-1X 78-2X 85-1X 253-4X 432-5X  
B. TARKENTON M/SR SCOPE 81-0X 46-0X 74-1X 201-1X 85-0X 71-0X 67-0X 223-0X 424-1X SCOPE
A. SLEDGE M/SR SCOPE 86-2X 46-0X 57-0X 189-2X 87-1X 84-1X 63-0X 234-2X 423-4X  
D. YOUNT M/SR SCOPE 77-0X 61-0X 68-0X 206-0X 91-3X 56-0X 70-0X 217-3X 423-3X  
T. LAWRENCE EX/SCOPE 84-1X 59-1X 56-0X 199-2X 88-1X 81-1X 54-0X 223-2X 422-4X  
G. GIPSON M/SR. 82-1X 71-0X 46-0X 199-1X 93-3X 71-0X 48-0X 212-3X 411-4X  
P. BARROW EX. 75-2X 52-0X 65-0X 192-2X 86-0X 74-1X 59-0X 219-1X 411-3X  
K. GOSE EX/SR 77-1X 61-0X 56-0X 194-1X 88-0X 66-0X 62-0X 216-0X 410-1X  
D. TONN M/SR SCOPE 67-0X 42-0X 74-1X 183-1X 83-1X 63-0X 69-0X 215-1X 398-2X  
P.LAWRENCE EX/SR CANUK 87-1X 55-1X 46-0X 188-2X 78-0X 64-0X 60-0X 202-0X 390-2X  
K. SAVAGE EX 77-0X 55-1X 55-0X 187-1X 77-0X 70-0X 51-0X 198-0X 385-1X  
J. EGGLESTON M/SR. 76-0x 39-0x 55-0x 170-0x 84-1x 66-0x 62-0x 212-1x 382-1x  
D. HANKS S/S SR 95-0X 62-1X 19-1X 176-2X 74-1X 62-0X 59-0X 195-1X 371-3X 1ST S/S
J. PORTER M 74-1X 55-0X 56-0X 185-1X 85-1X 50-0X 38-0X 173-0X 358-2X  
E. GILBERT S/S 70-0X 58-0X 49-0X 177-0X 53-0X 61-0X 60-0X 174-0X 351-0X  
M. GEPHARDT M/SR. 62-0X 44-0X 49-0X 155-0X 93-1X 56-0X 44-1X 193-2X 348-2X  
P. GIERASCH S/S PAPER/P 68-1X 29-0X 52-0X 149-1X 72-1X 79-0X 46-0X 197-1X 346-2X  
L. BUMBALOW EX SCOPE 73-0X 62-0X 20-0X 155-0X 71-0X 69-0X 28-0X 168-0X 323-0X  
S.LORENZ S/S 35-0X 66-0X 32-0X 133-0X 79-1X 63-0X 43-0X 185-1X 318-1X  
W. BARE M/M 70-0X 37-0X 27-0X 134-0X 85-0X 59-0X 30-0X 174-0X 308-0X 1ST M/MAN
B. HITCHENS M 89-2X 78-0X 84-0X 251-2X 94-2X 70-0X 57-0X 221-2X 472-4X Error in order
M. RIX M 69-0X 82-0X 65-0X 216-0X DNF DNF DNF DNF 216-0X  
M. WHITESELL M 85-2X 38-0X 55-0X 178-2X DNF DNF DNF DNF 178-2X  
P. HUARD EX/SR 33-0X 36-0X 43-0X 112-0X DNF DNF DNF DNF 112-0X  
M. JACKSON M SCOPE 66-0X DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF DNF 66-0X  

EQUIPMENT LIST

Eron Ahmer-Browning 45-90, Browning front, Baldwin rear sights, 530 gr. B&D Bullet, 88 gr. Swiss 1 ½ F, Homemade lube, Veggie wad, Patched w/NAPA oil

Dave Gullo-No report

Ray Hanson-No report

Mike Rix-No report

Bryan Youngberg-Shiloh 45-100, Distant Thunder front, MVA rear sights, Paul Jones 538, 92 grs. 1 ½ F Swiss, White Lightning lube, poly and veggie wads, patched w/soluble oil

Rick Grey-Shiloh 45-90, MVA front and rear sights, Paul Jones 535 gr. bullet, 80 grs.       1 ½ F Swiss, Homemade lube, .060 Walter’s wad, patched w/soluble oil.

John Venhous-Rem. Hepburn 45-100, Baldwin front, Kelly rear sights, BACO 540 bullet, 881/2 grs. 1 ½ F Swiss, homemade lube, .030 poly wad, patched w/M PRO-7

Kenny Wasserburger-25# Shiloh 45-110, MVA Malcolm Scope, 110.8 grs. Goex 1F, BACO 540 .444 od. P/P, 1-.060 veggie wad, 1-.047 rubber wad, 1- .090 cork wad, patched w/soluble oil.

Bob Tarkenton-Browning 45-90, MVA Malcolm scope, Paul Jones DT designed 542 gr. bullet, 92 grs. 1 ½ F Swiss, SPG lube, .060 poly wad, patched w/Balistol and water.


FEBRUARY BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I don’t know how long it’s been since we had a shoot-off for the match win but we had one today and it was fun to watch. Everyone was having so much fun do to the nice weather we were pretty late finishing the match and when it was determined that there were three shooters vying for the top spot it was almost to dark to shoot.
We picked the best three visible banks of chickens and after shooting a five shot relay Ron Calderone was the high scorer with two chickens and the match win.
The two Ricks remaining, Rick Grey from Prescott and Rick Smith from Forsyth, MT. both shot one chicken but due to the poor lighting and the late hour I decided to award the first place in AAA to the shooter with the high chicken count for the day. The nod went to Rick Grey who shot all four of his chickens in a row during the match.
We had a couple of shooters with us this month with questionable citizenship status.
Paul Lawrence and his wife have slipped into the states from Canada undetected as has Ken Nelson.
While they are enjoying the good weather here they assured me they are going back to Canada as soon as it warms up. The Canadians figured out what works for them politically and they want no part of our current situation. I wonder if Ken or Paul needs me to mow their grass this summer.
No BPCR Silhouette next month just the Regional Creedmoor and the Creedmoor Cup so I’ll see you in April.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

BPCR SILHOUETTE 2/18/2012            
RON CALDERONE M/SCOPE 4 10 7 7 28 M/WINNER
RICK GREY AAA 4 9 8 7 28 1ST AAA
RICK SMITH AAA 2 9 10 7 28 2ND AAA
BOB HITCHENS AAA 4 7 10 6 27 3RD AAA
STEVE RHOADES AAA 2 10 8 7 27  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 2 8 9 7 26  
PAUL BARROW AA 1 8 9 8 26 1ST AA
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 4 6 7 7 24 1ST MASTER
IVAN DICE AAA/SCOPE 2 9 7 6 24  
DONN HANKS A 3 8 5 7 23 1ST A
AL LAPORRA A 3 10 4 6 23 2ND A
KEN GOSE AAA 2 8 8 5 23  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 2 9 6 5 22  
KEN NELSON A 2 10 4 6 22  
DENNIS HALL AA 1 10 7 4 22  
ELLIS GILBERT AA 3 8 5 5 21  
LEE BUMBALOW AAA 2 10 6 3 21  
JIM DORRELL AA 1 7 9 4 21 2ND AA
PAUL LAWRENCE AAA 2 8 5 5 20  
PERRY SHIRLEY AAA 1 9 4 6 20  
DWIGHT SISSELL AA 1 8 5 4 18  
DAVE MAURER M/SCOPE 3 7 2 4 16  
PAUL  GIERASCH AA 1 3 5 7 16  
BOB DELATORRE AAA 1 6 5 4 16  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE A 1 7 4 3 15  
JERRY LATSCHAR AA 0 3 2 6 11  
RICH BLOUNT AA 1 3 2 4 10  
KEITH ZIMMERMAN B/SCOPE         DNF 

 

2012 ARIZONA STATE LEVER ACTION CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

To all:
What a difference a couple of weeks make!!I moved the match forward to February this year to get some good Arizona weather and it paid off.
The Small Bore match on Friday made it look like the local shooters were in trouble as the top spots were garnered by out of state shooters.
Tony Tello from California was the match winner and Master Class was decided by a shoot-off between two out-of-towners Lee O’Neil and Jim Luke. Lee, who hails from Colorado, won the shoot-off for 1st Master and Jim took home the trophy to Kansas for 2nd Master. The lone resident in that group was Chip Mate from Elgin, Arizona who captured the top AAA spot shooting an original Winchester 73 in .22 Long.
Saturday was a different story but not until the afternoon match.
Tony Tello looked like he was on his way to another State Championship in the Pistol Caliber match when he shot a 38X40 in the morning with his 39A in .22 rimfire! Again, Jim Luke was right there with a 37X40 as was Chip Mate with a 37X40 shooting his Uberti Henry Replica in 44-40 loaded up with black powder.
When the smoke finally cleared from the afternoon match it was Arizona resident Chip Mate on the top of the page with a fine 38X40. His aggregate score of 75X80 was enough for the Pistol Caliber State Championship followed closely by another Arizonan Eric Sundstrom with a 73X80.
The Arizona shooters thought were finally on a roll when the action started Sunday morning with the Rifle Caliber match.
Local shooter Dave Phillips, who has been absent from Lever Action Silhouette for the past year, shot a fine 35X40 with his newly acquired vintage Marlin 336 in .35 Rem. for the match win.
It’s the aggregate score that counts and Kathleen Garvin out-shot them all in the afternoon match. Her score of 35X40 combined with her 33X40 in the morning match earned her the 2012 Arizona State Championship for Rifle Caliber Silhouette.
The girls from Arizona can shoot! Joining Kathleen were Joy Cox who captured the Hi-Woman awards for all three State Championships and Jeanie Hershey who took 3rd AAA in the Pistol Caliber Championships.
Another notable accomplishment was our lone Junior Shooter Alex Jablonowski who picked up trophies for 3rd AA in the Small Bore Championship and 1st A in the Pistol Championship.
Having the weather cooperate was a big plus for everyone but having 45+ shooters cooperate as they did for three days really makes a match special.
Along with the outstanding cooperation of the shooters these matches wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the outstanding effort put forth by Bill Cole in getting the range in shape and keeping it in shape for the duration of the State Championship.
Also, I want to thank Jim Crossen for his help calling the matches and Virginia Spurlock for bringing us brownies everyday and finishing up the score books on Sunday so we could all go home early. Roland Wong and Glen Franks also pitched in Sunday to help me get everything loaded up so I could go home early as well.
I’m putting in my order for good weather for next years match and it looks like February is the month to shoot the Arizona State Championships so we’ll see you at the same time next year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.     

SMALLBORE CHAMPIONSHIP        
TONY TELLO M/SR. 9 9 9 9 36 2ND M 10 10 9 9 38 M/W 74 STATE CHAMPION
JIM LUKE M/SR. 8 10 9 8 35   8 10 9 9 36 1ST M 71 2ND MASTER
CHIP MATE AAA 9 10 9 8 36 1ST AAA 9 10 7 9 35 1ST AAA 71 1ST AAA
LEE O'NEIL M/SR. 10 10 9 9 38 M/W 10 8 7 8 33   71 1ST MASTER
JIM GOODNIGHT M/SR. 7 10 9 9 35   7 10 10 8 35 2ND M 70 HI-SENIOR
JOY COX M/WM. 9 8 8 8 33   9 10 8 8 35   68 HI-WOMAN
BILL COLE M/SR. 8 9 10 9 36 1ST M 7 10 8 7 32   68  
ERIC SUNDSTROM M/SR. 8 9 6 8 31   6 10 10 7 33   64  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA/WM. 10 9 5 7 31   7 9 9 8 33 2ND AAA 64 2ND AAA
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA/SR. 7 10 9 7 33 2ND AAA 7 10 7 7 31   64 3RD AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA/SR. 9 9 7 6 31   10 10 6 6 32   63  
KEN WOOD MASTER 9 10 7 9 35   7 9 7 5 28   63  
JERRY BASQUETTE AA/SR. 9 10 8 9 36 1ST AA 5 8 7 7 27   63 1ST AA
DENNIS OSTLER AA 9 9 5 8 31 2ND AA 8 8 5 9 30 2ND AA 61 2ND AA
BUTCH JARVIS AAA/SR. 7 8 4 8 27   10 6 8 9 33 3RD AAA 60  
A. JABLONOWSKI AA/JR. 8 10 5 7 30   7 9 8 6 30 1ST AA 60 3RD AA HI-JUNIOR
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 8 6 6 27   8 8 6 9 31   58  
M. JABLONOWSKI AA 7 9 8 6 30 3RD AA 9 8 5 6 28 3RD AA 58  
TOM BANT AAA/SR. 6 9 10 6 31 3RD AAA 4 8 6 8 26   57  
FRED PAXIA AAA/SR. 9 8 6 7 30   5 9 4 7 25   55  
SHIRLEY JARVIS AA/WM. 8 9 4 6 27   7 8 4 5 24   51  
LEE BUMBALOW AA/SR. 6 8 4 7 25   6 8 4 7 25   50  
PAUL HUARD AA/SR. 7 9 7 7 30   5 8 4 3 20   50  
JEANIE HERSHEY M/WM. 5 7 6 4 22   7 9 5 5 26   48  
CHUCK CAMPBELL AA/SR. 5 9 5 7 26   5 6 6 5 22   48  
FRED STANSBURY AA/SR. 8 7 4 7 26   3 9 6 4 22   48  
ROY DESLAURIERS AA 6 8 5 7 26   7 8 2 5 22   48  
IVAN DICE AA/SR. 7 9 5 3 24   7 7 5 4 23   47  
ROLAND WONG A/SR. 5 7 6 8 26 1ST A 3 8 7 3 21   47 1ST A
RICH BLOUNT A/SR. 2 9 8 4 23   5 6 5 7 23 1ST A 46  
WM. DENNY AAA/SR. 6 9 4 6 25   6 10 1 3 20   45  
MELINDA WOOD AA/WM. 4 5 5 6 20   5 6 7 6 24   44  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA/WM. 7 9 3 5 24   5 8 5 2 20   44  
JOHN NESBITT AA 3 8 6 4 21   6 8 4 3 21   42  
PAUL GIERASCH AA/SR. 4 10 5 4 23   6 5 5 3 19   42  
RICK BURTON AA/SR. 5 5 3 5 18   7 6 6 4 23   41  
ORRIS GRESS B/SR. 4 7 5 4 20 1ST B 6 5 2 6 19 1ST B 39 1ST B
ROGER MAZE A/SR. 3 3 4 8 18   5 7 3 5 20   38  
KEN GOSE AA/SR. 6 7 4 3 20   4 9 2 3 18   38  
BERNIE SAKOWICZ A/SR. 4 6 5 5 20   2 4 6 4 16   36  
GLEN FRANKS AA/SR. 4 5 5 4 18   4 7 3 3 17   35  
BARB BURTON A/WM. 0 3 3 6 12   4 2 2 3 11   23  

EQUIPMENT LIST:
TONY TELLO: Marlin 39A Lapua Midas Plus Lyman front  Redfield 75 rear

LEE O’NEIL: Marlin 39A  Eley Target  Marble tang sight
CHIP MATE: Winchester 73  Win. Long  Marble front  Marble tang sight
JERRY BASQUETTE: Marlin 39A  Federal  Lyman 17A front  Marble tang sight   
ROLAND WONG: Winchester 61  Win. T22 Target  Post front  Open rear

 

PISTOL CALIBER CHAMPIONSHIP 
CHIP MATE MASTER 10 10 8 9 37 2ND M 9 10 9 10 38 M/W 75 STATE CHAMPION
ERIC SUNDSTROM M/SR. 8 10 9 9 36   10 9 9 9 37 1ST M 73 1ST MASTER
TONY TELLO M/SR. 10 9 9 10 38 M/W 9 9 7 9 34   72 2ND MASTER
JIM LUKE M/SR. 10 10 10 7 37 1ST M 8 10 9 7 34   71 HI-SENIOR
JIM GOODNIGHT M/SR. 9 9 8 7 33   9 10 8 8 35 2ND M 68  
CRAIG BUCHANAN M/SR. 8 10 7 9 34   8 10 6 9 33   67  
KEN WOOD MASTER 10 10 8 8 36   10 8 8 4 30   66  
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 9 9 9 35 1ST AAA 8 10 6 6 30   65 1ST AAA
BILL COLE M/SR. 6 9 7 10 32   8 8 9 7 32   64  
BUTCH JARVIS AAA/SR. 7 9 8 8 32 2ND AAA 9 8 7 8 32 1ST AAA 64 2ND AAA
JOY COX M/WM. 7 9 4 9 29   8 9 9 7 33   62 HI-WOMAN
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA/WM. 7 10 6 8 31 3RD AAA 7 6 8 9 30 2ND AAA 61 3RD AAA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA/WM. 9 10 5 6 30   8 8 6 8 30 3RD AAA 60  
LEE O'NEIL M/SR. 8 9 8 6 31   6 10 7 5 28   59  
RICH BLOUNT AA/SR. 7 9 7 8 31 2ND AA 6 10 7 4 27 3RD AA 58 1ST AA
MELINDA WOOD AA/WM. 9 10 6 5 30 3RD AA 7 9 6 5 27   57 2ND AA
JOHN NESBITT AA 8 9 2 9 28   7 9 6 6 28 2ND AA 56 3RD AA
ROY DESLAURIERS AA 7 7 6 8 28   6 10 6 5 27   55  
SHIRLEY JARVIS AA/WM. 7 10 6 6 29   7 9 7 3 26   55  
ORRIS GRESS AA/SR. 8 9 8 7 32 1ST AA 5 8 4 4 21   53  
A. JABLONOWSKI A/JR. 7 6 5 10 28 1ST A 4 7 7 7 25   53 1ST A HI-JUNIOR
DENNIS OSTLER AA 6 8 8 6 28   6 8 5 6 25   53  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA/SR. 7 7 7 7 28   5 9 4 7 25   53  
FRED PAXIA AAA/SR. 9 10 5 5 29   7 8 3 6 24   53  
WILLIAM DENNY AAA/SR. 9 9 4 8 30   9 8 2 4 23   53  
JERRY BASQUETTE AA/SR. 5 9 5 4 23   8 9 5 7 29 1ST AA 52  
LEE BUMBALOW AA/SR. 7 8 3 8 26   7 8 3 7 25   51  
ROLAND WONG A/SR. 6 5 7 5 23 2ND A 5 8 7 6 27 1ST A 50 2ND A
CHUCK CAMPBELL A/SR. 6 9 4 4 23   7 7 5 7 26 2ND A 49  
IVAN DICE AA/SR. 6 9 5 7 27   4 10 5 3 22   49  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 9 4 3 23   4 8 6 7 25   48  
GLEN FRANKS AAA/SR. 4 8 2 6 20   5 7 10 5 27   47  
KEN GOSE AA/SR. 3 9 5 7 24   5 8 5 5 23   47  
FRED STANSBURY AA/SR. 5 9 8 5 27   4 7 5 3 19   46  
BERNIE SAKOWICZ A/SR. 7 6 2 4 19   6 10 4 6 26   45  
RICK BURTON AA/SR. 6 8 3 5 22   6 6 5 5 22   44  
TOM BANT AAA/SR. 4 6 3 5 18   7 8 5 5 25   43  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA/SR. 6 8 5 5 24   5 9 3 2 19   43  
ROGER MAZE AA/SR. 6 8 3 4 21   6 7 4 4 21   42  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA/WM. 6 7 5 4 22   4 8 6 2 20   42  
BARB BURTON A/WM. 5 6 4 5 20   6 4 6 5 21   41  
PAUL HUARD AA/SR. 5 8 5 2 20   5 7 5 4 21   41  
PAUL GIERASCH A/SR. 6 7 3 2 18   2 9 3 4 18   36  
M. JABLONOWSKI AA 4 8 5 3 20   4 5 1 2 12   32  
DWIGHT SISSELL A/SR. 4 2 1 6 13   5 4 2 7 18   31  

EQUIPMENT LIST:
CHIP MATE: Uberti Henry  44-40/black powder  Post front  Marble tang

ERIC SUNDSTROM: Winchester 94-22M  .22 Mag.  Lyman 17A  Redfield 75 rear
JEANIE HERSHEY: Win 94-22M  50 grain Federal .22 Mag. Lyman 17A  Redfield
MELINDA WOOD: Marlin Cowboy  125 grain .357  Post front  Receiver rear

 

RIFLE CALIBER CHAMPIONSHIP 
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA/WM. 9 10 8 6 33 1ST AAA 10 10 8 7 35 M/W 68 STATE CHAMPION
BUTCH JARVIS AAA/SR. 9 9 7 8 33 2ND AAA 10 9 7 8 34 1ST AAA 67 1ST AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN M/SR. 10 8 8 7 33 2ND M 8 8 7 9 32 2ND M 65 1ST MASTER
JIM GOODNIGHT M/SR. 9 8 8 8 33 1ST M 10 7 7 8 32   65 2ND MASTER
JIM LUKE M/SR. 10 9 6 8 33   10 8 7 7 32   65 HI-SENIOR
TONY TELLO M/SR. 9 10 6 8 33   10 9 5 8 32   65  
DAVE PHILLIPS M/SR. 10 10 8 7 35 M/W 9 7 8 6 30   65  
WILLIAM DENNY M/SR. 10 10 4 7 31   10 9 7 7 33 1ST M 64  
JOY COX M/WM. 9 10 6 6 31   10 10 5 7 32   63 HI-WOMAN
ERIC SUNDSTROM M/SR. 10 9 6 6 31   9 9 7 6 31   62  
KEN WOOD AAA 10 10 8 3 31   10 9 7 5 31 2ND AAA 62  
CHIP MATE AAA 8 9 6 7 30   10 10 5 7 32   62 2ND AAA
LEE O'NEIL M/SR. 10 10 6 7 33   9 9 6 4 28   61  
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 10 8 6 31   8 8 6 6 28   59  
FRED PAXIA AAA/SR. 7 9 6 6 28   10 10 7 3 30   58  
JOHN NESBITT AA 6 8 6 6 26 3RD A 10 8 4 6 28 2ND AA 54 1ST AA
RICH BLOUNT AA/SR. 8 9 5 6 28 1ST AA 5 10 5 5 25   53 2ND AA
BILL COLE M/SR. 7 7 6 6 26   10 8 1 7 26   52  
DENNIS OSTLER AA 8 9 6 3 26   7 7 5 5 24   50 3RD AA
TOM BANT AA/SR. 9 4 4 4 21   7 8 4 9 28 1ST AA 49  
ROLAND WONG AA/SR. 8 5 6 3 22   6 8 5 8 27 3RD A 49  
MELINDA WOOD AA/WM. 7 8 3 5 23   7 8 5 6 26   49  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 9 6 5 5 25   6 8 6 4 24   49  
PAUL HUARD AA/SR. 7 8 7 4 26 2ND AA 6 8 5 4 23   49  
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA/WM. 8 6 5 3 22   8 8 6 4 26   48  
ORRIS GRESS AA/SR. 7 5 5 7 24   7 8 6 3 24   48  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA/SR. 8 7 7 3 25   7 7 4 5 23   48  
CHUCK CAMPBELL A/SR. 9 6 5 5 25   7 8 3 5 23   48 1ST A
DAVE PEDERSEN AA/SR. 6 7 6 5 24   7 8 3 5 23   47  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA/WM. 9 7 3 2 21   9 5 5 5 24   45  
SHIRLEY JARVIS AA/WM. 5 8 2 3 18   8 8 6 4 26   44  
JERRY BASQUETTE AA/SR. 7 3 4 6 20   6 7 3 8 24   44  
ROY DESLAURIERS AA 7 7 4 3 21   7 7 5 4 23   44  
PAUL GIERASCH A/SR. 6 6 3 6 21   7 6 4 5 22   43  
ROGER MAZE AA/SR. 6 7 4 4 21   7 7 4 4 22   43  
GLEN FRANKS AA/SR. 9 5 6 3 23   7 5 5 3 20   43  
FRED STANSBURY AA/SR. 7 5 3 4 19   8 4 6 5 23   42  
BERNIE SAKOWICZ AA/SR. 7 5 3 5 20   7 9 1 4 21   41  
LEE BUMBALOW AA/SR. 7 8 4 5 24   8 7 1 1 17   41  
DWIGHT SISSELL A/SR. 5 5 1 4 15   5 5 5 6 21   36  
IVAN DICE AA/SR. 3 9 3 1 16   5 7 3 3 18   34  
KEN GOSE AA/SR. 6 3 3 2 14   7 6 1 4 18   32  

EQUIPMENT LIST:
KATHLEEN GARVIN: Marlin 336  Sierra 150 gr. 30-30  Lyman 17A  Williams rear

CRAIG BUCHANAN: Marlin 336CB  Sierra 150 gr. 30-30  F/optic front  Williams rear
BUTCH JARVIS: Win. 94  150 Hornady 30-30  Post front  Marble tang rear
JOHN NESBITT: Winchester 94  170 gr. Rem. 30-30  Stock sights



JANUARY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I guess when you have a lot of snow birds come to Arizona from Chicago they bring something with them. In our case it is the WIND.
Again this month the wind was howling and it was the last chance to get in some practice for the upcoming State Championships.
We had a good turn-out but by the time we decided to start the match most had bailed out for the comforts of home leaving twelve hardy souls to try to shoot the match.
At the finish it was Craig Buchanan the winner turning in a pretty respectable score of 28X40.
After lunch we lost a couple of more competitors but those who stayed we treated to some nice weather as the wind subsided allowing some pretty good scores.
Once again it was Craig Buchanan at the top of the page with a fine 35X40 proving to everyone he deserves his Master classification.
There are still entries available for the State Championships. If you want to shoot contact me this week.
Otherwise I'll see all those who have entered on Friday the 10th for the Smallbore State Championship
Steve Rhoades
Match Director 

               
BEN AVERY
.22/PISTOL 1/28/2012
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 7 6 8 7 28 M/WINNER
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 2 7 4 5 18 1ST AA
IVAN DICE AA 4 6 2 5 17 2ND AA
BILL DENNY AAA 3 10 3 3 16 1ST AAA
ORRIS GRESS AA 1 2 4 8 15
BERNIE SAKOWITZ A 3 3 4 5 15 1ST A
CHUCK CAMPBELL A 3 4 3 5 15
WARREN BARE AA 3 7 2 3 15
ROLAND WONG A 5 3 2 2 12
RICH BLOUNT AA 3 1 3 4 11
PAUL TUFANO B 0 2 3 4 9 1ST B
DWIGHT SISSELL A 2 2 1 2 7

RIFLE CALIBER 1/28/2012
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 10 10 6 9 35 M/WINNER
BILL DENNY MASTER 7 7 8 8 30 1ST MASTER
CHUCK CAMPBELL A 7 8 6 7 28 1ST A
BERNIE SAKOWITZ AA 6 8 4 4 22 1ST AA
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 7 6 3 5 21 2ND AA
IVAN DICE AA 4 5 4 3 16 3RD AA
RICH BLOUNT AA 4 2 3 6 15
ROLAND WONG AA 6 5 1 1 15
ORRIS GRESS AA 6 4 3 0 13
DWIGHT SISSELL A 3 1 2 1 7


JANUARY BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
The first match of 2012 and I can’t believe I’ve been putting on the matches at Ben Avery for twelve years!!
I think the first match I was actually the match director had somewhere between six and eight shooters show up. Some of those original shooters are still showing up but sadly their numbers are dwindling.
Today we had 28 shooters which is about par for our January match but at one time 5-6 years ago we set our all time high with 48 shooters!
What a nightmare that was trying to issue new NRA score books, sign up and squad everyone in about one hours time. Things have changed a little and everyone now knows the drill so today was pretty smooth even though we did finish up a little later than usual.
Ron Calderone was back on the top of the score page but he was challenged by Trent Lawrence and Bob Delatorre. Bob had the match win sewed up until the last shot when he was called of the shot by his spotter. Oh yah, his spotter was Match Winner Ronbo and to quote him when asked about his bad call on the last shot: “I didn’t drive all the way to from Tucson to let Bob beat me”
I may be embellishing this account a bit but it does make a good story.
Good friends, good food, cold beer after the match along with a few tall tales are what make good shooting matches. Today we had a good shooting match.
See you at the range in February.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BPCR SILHOUETTE 1/21/2012            
RON CALDERONE M/SCOPE 4 9 8 7 28 M/WINNER
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA-SCOPE 3 10 7 8 28 1ST AAA
BOB DELATORRE AAA 2 10 9 7 28 2ND AAA
SMOKEY SLAUGHTER AAA-SCOPE 5 6 8 8 27 3RD AAA
BOB HITCHENS AAA 2 9 6 10 27  
PERRY SHIRLEY AA 1 10 7 9 27 1ST AA
PAUL GIERASCH AA 4 8 7 7 26 2ND AA
RICK GREY AAA 2 9 10 5 26  
DWIGHT SISSELL A-SCOPE 2 10 8 6 26 1ST A
DICK WILKES AAA 4 9 7 5 25  
IVAN DICE AAA-SCOPE 2 9 9 5 25  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 1 7 8 8 24  
JASON BLOHM AAA 0 8 9 7 24  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 2 9 6 6 23  
DOUG HART AAA-SCOPE 1 8 6 8 23  
JIM DODSON AA 2 7 5 8 22  
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 2 8 5 7 22  
KEN GOSE AA-SCOPE 1 9 5 7 22  
JEFF BLOHM AAA-SCOPE 3 10 3 5 21  
JIM DORRELL AA-SCOPE 0 9 6 6 21  
AL LAPORA A 2 10 6 2 20  
LARRY WILKES AAA 0 7 8 5 20  
PAUL BARROW AA 1 9 5 4 19  
DONN HANKS A 1 8 4 6 19  
DENNIS HALL AA 0 9 4 6 19  
KEN NELSON A 3 8 5 2 18  
ORRIS GRESS A-SCOPE 0 8 6 3 17  
KEITH ZIMMERMAN B 1 6 4 2 13 1 ST B
FRED STANSBURY AA 1 3 2 5 11  


DECEMBER BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
It’s a week before Christmas and warm in my house
The wind is blowing outside, am I a man or a mouse?
I’ve made chili for the guys who’ll be at Ben Avery
At least it’ll be hot and hopefully savory.
I arrive before dawn and start unloading my truck
What, no paint for the targets?
Just my luck!
I run up the flags as the guys start to arrive
Chip and Ronbo from Tucson have made the long drive.
Pat and Lee from Payson, Perry and Dennis from Flag
Dennis Wiley from Idaho thinks this wind is a drag.
Rick, Trent and Ken roll in from Prescott
The heaters in their trucks are turned on full HOT.
I collect their books and hand out score cards
The only good thing today is I’m shooting with my pards.
Noticeably missing are some of the usual guys
I’m sure they have an excuse but is that wise?
The abuse they’ll get the next time we meet
Won’t make up for their comfort staying home in the heat.
We shoot the morning targets through eyes full of tears
Streams of water flowing all the way back to our ears.
It’s time for lunch and the chili is hot
Like it or not, it’s all we’ve got.
The afternoon targets are easier to see and go pretty fast
We realize it’s starting to warm up at last.
Scores are added up and Ronbo is tops among the shooters.
But we all know he’d rather have spent the day at Hooter’s.
As we load up our trucks and head home for dinner
I realize shooting with my friends makes me the real winner.
It’s the last match of the year but that’s alright.
Merry Christmas to all
And to all a good night!
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
BPCR SILHOUETTE 12/17/2011            
RON CALDERONE MAS/SCOPE 5 9 8 10 32 M/WINNER
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA/SCOPE 3 10 7 9 29 1ST AAA
LEE BUMBALOW AAA/SCOPE 4 10 4 9 27  
PERRY SHIRLEY AA 3 8 6 9 26 1ST AA
CHIP MATE MASTER 5 9 6 5 25 1ST MASTER
PAUL BARROW AA 1 9 9 6 25  
DENNIS WILEY MAS/SCOPE 3 7 7 7 24  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 2 9 5 7 23  
RICK GREY AAA 1 9 6 6 22  
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 2 10 4 5 21  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 9 4 7 21  
JIM DORRELL AA/SCOPE 0 9 7 5 21  
WARREN BARE A 4 8 5 3 20 1ST A
AL LAPORA B/SCOPE 1 9 5 3 18 1ST B
DAVE MAURER MAS/SCOPE 1 5 5 5 16  
SHERMAN BROWNLEE A 1 6 6 2 15  
KEITH ZIMMERMAN B 0 4 4 6 14  
DENNIS HALL AA 1 4 4 5 10  
KEN GOSE AA/SCOPE 0 4 3 0 7  

DECEMBER CREEDMOOR RESULTS

To all:
This was our last scheduled match for us to practice before the March Regional and we all got some lessons in wind calling AGAIN!
Starting in our face during the first relays and then switching to a 90 degree crosswind for the 900-1000 yard stages it appeared to be fairly easy to call but the constant let-offs in velocity really make it tough to stay on top of.
Holding 10-12 minutes of wind for one shot the next shot would only require 3-4 minutes and the indicators for this change were hard to find.
Some of us, like me, were right on top of the changes and I was able to assist Chip Mate in shooting the match winning score. Others never had a clue as to what was going on and their shooter’s score suffered accordingly.
I’ll leave it up to the reader to figure out who shot with whom. LOL!
Seriously, it was pretty tough conditions and everyone did a pretty good job considering.
I think we all had a good time (I know I did) and other than the bone chilling cold 40 degree temperatures (LOL) in the morning it was a nice December day in Arizona. The extreme cold made us think of all our friends in Montana and Wyoming that suffer through the same kind of adverse conditions during this time of the year.
During January and February it’s very difficult to book range time at Ben Avery for Creedmoor practice but I’ll continue to work on that problem so we can get in some more trigger time before the Regional Creedmoor in March.
For those interested in the Vintage Sniper matches, the annual Washington’s Birthday Match Feb. 4-5 is holding a side match for those rifles. You can also shoot them in the 4-man Team Main Match on Sunday. Let me know if you are interested.
Hope to see you all next week for the BPCR Silhouette match.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BEN AVERY 12/11/2011 CREEDMOOR        
CHIP MATE   44-77 98-4X 80-0X 75-0X 253-4X
BOB HITCHENS   45-70 92-1X 82-1X 77-1X 251-3X
ZACK TAYLOR     90-2X 66-0X 86-2X 242-4X
KEN GOSE   45-90 88-1X 78-1X 76-0X 242-2X
TRENT LAWRENCE   45-90 P/P 83-0X 81-1X 64-1X 228-2X
PAUL BARROW     83-1X 79-0X 66-0X 228-1X
STEVE RHOADES   40-82 86-0X 76-0X 61-0X 223-0X
BOB DELATORRE   45-90 88-4X 76-0X 59-0X 223-0X
RICK GREY     82-1X 85-1X 55-0X 222-2X
MIKE WHITESELL   45-90 91-0X 67-0X 62-0X 220-0X
DONN HANKS   40-70 77-0X 76-0X 65-0X 218-0X
JIM DORRELL   45-70 P/P 80-0X 68-0X 69-0X 217-0X


NOVEMBER LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
The days don’t get much better in Arizona than the day we had on Saturday for the Lever Action match with one small exception, THE BLANKING WIND!!!!!!!
Can you believe we shot in that BLANK? And can you believe Craig Buchanan won the morning match in that BLANKING wind shooting a BLANKING .22 rimfire???
And can you believe most everyone stayed for lunch and the afternoon match with the BLANKING wind blowing like that?
And then Craig shot a BLANKING 33 in that BLANKING wind to whip everyone’s BLANK in the afternoon match?
Well that’s what happened and I don’t BLANKING believe it!!!
Thanks to all that showed up and stuck it out though that BLANK and thanks to Kathleen Garvin for calling the afternoon match. And a special thanks goes to everyone for finishing off the turkey soup so I didn’t have to eat BLANKING leftovers for the next week.
I’ve moved up the State Championship to the 10th of February and I’ve sent the forms to everyone on my email list. If you didn’t receive the entry forms please send me an email and I’ll add you to the list and send you the forms. We have one match before then on the 28th of January which will be the last chance for practice before the State Championships.
For those that I won’t see until then, please have a Merry Christmas and pray for BLANKING calm weather in 2012.
Steve Rhoades
The BLANKING Match Director
LOL
   
.22/PISTOL CALIBER  11/26/2011
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 8 9 6 7 30 M/WINNER
JOHN CULLUM AA 9 10 5 5 29 1ST AA
MARC JABLONOWSKI AA 9 8 4 6 27 2ND AA
CHIP MATE MASTER 3 7 6 8 24 1ST MASTER
BILL COLE MASTER 5 9 4 6 24  
JOEL CULLUM AAA 7 5 4 7 23 1ST AAA
LEE O'NEIL MASTER 5 9 4 4 22  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 6 3 7 22 3RD AA
FRED STANSBURY AA 6 8 2 6 22  
TIM FINLEY AAA 2 7 5 7 21  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI A 4 8 3 6 21 1ST A
JOY COX MASTER 6 6 3 6 21  
ROLAND WONG A 7 7 3 4 21  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 8 7 3 3 21  
CHUCK CAMBELL AA 4 8 7 1 20  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 5 9 2 3 19  
JIM CROSSON AA 5 7 1 5 18  
FRED PAXIA AAA 4 6 3 4 17  
DAVID WEBER AA 4 6 2 5 17  
ROGER MAZE AA 5 4 1 6 16  
JIM FLEMING AAA 2 7 5 0 14  
ORRIS GRESS B 6 6 0 2 14 1ST B
STEVE RHOADES AAA 1 5 4 3 13  
BARB BURTON A 3 5 2 3 13  
RICK BURTON AA 2 5 3 2 12  
BOB MCINTOSH B 6 4 2 0 12  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 1 4 2 1 8  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 11/26/2011            
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 9 9 7 33 M/WINNER
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 8 3 7 27 1ST AAA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 8 7 3 26 1ST AA
CHIP MATE AAA 8 9 5 4 26 2ND AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 7 9 6 1 23 1ST MASTER
JOHN CULLUM AA 9 7 3 4 23 2ND AA
STEVE RHOADES AA 4 7 6 5 22 3RD AA
LEE O'NEIL MASTER 8 5 5 3 21  
CHUCK CAMBELL A 8 5 4 4 21 1ST A
ORRIS GRESS AA 7 5 3 6 21  
JOEL CULLUM AAA 7 7 3 4 21  
FRED PAXIA AAA 8 6 3 4 21  
ROLAND WONG AA 5 5 3 5 18  
DAVE WEBER AA 5 6 3 4 18  
FRED STANSBUTY AA 8 6 1 2 17  
RICK BURTON AA 4 5 4 3 16  
JIM CROSSON AA 5 3 5 2 15  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 5 4 1 4 14  
BOB MCINTOSH B 5 5 1 3 14 1ST B
RADA PLESINGER AAA 7 5 1 1 14  
ROGER MAZE AA 3 4 2 4 13  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI B 4 4 1 4 13  
JIM FLEMING AAA 4 1 5 2 12  
MARC JABLONOWSKI A 4 1 2 2 9  
BARB BURTON A 3 1 2 1 7 

 

2011 ARIZONA STATE SCOPE AND IRON SIGHT SILHOUETTE CHAMPIONSHIPS

To all:
It’s scary to change something that has worked so well for ten years but this year I thought it was time to make a match format change to accommodate the ever increasing number of scope shooters.
At Raton, during the Nationals, I ran my idea for a three day combined iron sight/scope match past the old-timers in attendance to see what their reaction would be and to my surprise there wasn’t a negative response from anyone. Now that the 11th Annual Arizona State BPCR Championships are complete I feel the new match format is a success and I plan on continuing with it next year.
Shooting side by side for three days in the same conditions gave everyone a chance to see if using a scope was really an advantage along with allowing those with weaker eyes to shoot competitively. The final scores give a slight edge to the scope shooters but not by much!
Last years Arizona State Scope Champion, Ted “Snake Hips” Tompkins from Montana, looked like he was on his way to another championship by shooting a 34X40 on Friday. But shooting good scores for three days is pretty challenging.
While Ted was struggling in the next two matches Al Sledge was getting better thanks to some good coaching from his partner Kelley Roos. Al and Kelley saved their best for last and shot a 31X40 on Sunday for the Arizona State Championship win.
Putting the pressure on Al was a young lady from Montana Jen Oliva who established a new 120 shot women’s record while securing the 2nd Overall position.
Everyone knows you can’t make a 40-70SS shoot but nobody bothered to tell Dave Swenson that because the 3rd Overall trophy went back to California with him.
While Al was showing everyone the way with his MVA scoped High Wall, Mike Patterson from Kentucky, Chip Mate from Arizona and Texan David Burger were locked in battle for the Arizona State Iron Sight Championship. Chip and Mike are both past Arizona State Champions but this was David’s first trip to Ben Avery so the pressure was really on him to shoot well in unknown conditions.
In the end it was Mike Patterson winning the Championship, assisted by some expert coaching from Georgia’s Doug Gazaway, with Chip and David tied for second. A shoot-off on the chicken line established Chip as the 2nd Overall award winner. It was an outstanding performance by David and I’m pretty sure he’ll be looking for a rematch next year.
Again this year we were able to award a Shiloh rifle to a lucky shooter thanks to the generosity of the Bryan family.
Both Kirk Bryan and his sister Lucinda Klostermeier were here to shoot the match and award the rifle.  Gene David’s name was on the winning ticket but Gene surprised everyone by handing over the certificate for the rifle to his brother and shooting partner Dave Davids. Dave has really struggled with some health issues and to have his big brother turn the rifle over to him was a pretty emotional event. Watching Gene perform an unselfish act like that made him the  winner of this match in my eyes.
As usual we had a large amount of prizes to hand out during the BBQ on Saturday night and the following made that possible: Shiloh Rifles-MVA Scopes-Titan Propane-Jim Kelley Sights-Schuetzen Powder-Baldwin Sights-Buffalo Arms-Brooks Bullet Moulds-Paul Huard-Birchwood Casey-Bryan Youngberg-Gentleman Jim Products-Cabela’s-Cistern Publishing-DGL Lube-Dixie Gun Works-Green Mountain Rifle Barrels-Hornady Mfg.-Jim Dorrell-John King-Lee Precision-Midway USA-Mike Venturino-Pro Shot Products-Glen and Alden Franks-Woody’s Wood Products-Redding Hunter-Dave Maurer’s Shooter 2-Starline Brass-Treebone Carving-Pat Connan’s BPCR Targets-Walter’s Wads-Pioneer Products Bullet Moulds-Wolf Publishing-SPG Products.
We thank those that provided products and gift certificates to the shooters and we ask that the recipients of those prizes take the time to contact the manufacturers and thank them for their contribution.
The matches went especially smooth thanks to the Wickenburg High School Rifle Team who provided the target setting for us again this year. They were rewarded for their efforts by a full tip jar which amounted to just over $2100.00. This money went to the kids along with a check for their team from the Arizona Sharpshooters. These kids are a class act and they’ll be back with us next year thanks to the shooter’s generosity.
We made some new friends around the camp fire after the matches and we toasted some old friends who couldn’t make it. Let’s hope they’ll be with us next year. They missed a good rifle match.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I’ll see you next year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

2011 SCOPE CHAMPIONSHIP
A. SLEDGE MASTER SR. CA. 28X40 2ND M 30X40 M/W 31X40 M/W 89X120 STATE CHAMPION
J. OLIVA AAA WM MT. 30X40 2ND AAA 27X40 3RD AAA 29X40   86X120 2ND OVERALL
D. SWENSON AAA SR. CA. 29X40 3RD AAA 26X40   30X40 1ST AAA 85X120 3RD OVERALL
T. TOMPKINS MASTER   MT. 34X40 M/W 22X40   28X40   84X120 1ST MASTER
D. TONN MASTER SR. ID. 27X40 3RD M 28X40 2ND M 29X40 1ST M 84X120 2ND MASTER
K. SCHATTLEITNER AA SR. CO. 29X40 1ST AA 26X40   28X40 1ST AA 83X120 1ST AA
J. BUTTS MASTER   TX. 25X40   29X40 1ST M 28X40 3RD M 82X120 3RD MASTER
V. BALLEW AAA   TX. 28X40   28X40 2ND AAA 26X40   82X120 1ST AAA
L. BUMBALOW AAA SR. AZ. 30X40 1ST AAA 23X40   29X40 3RD AAA 82X120 2ND AAA
T. LAWRENCE AAA SR. AZ. 25X40   29X40 1ST AAA 27X40   81X120 3RD AAA
J. DORRELL AA SR. AZ. 23X40 2ND A 21X40 1ST A 27X40 3RD AA 81X120  
K. GRIGGS AA   KS. 25X40 1ST A 28X40 2ND AA 28X40 2ND AA 81X120  
D. YOUNT MASTER SR. WA 26X40   27X40 3RD M 26X40   79X120 TOP SENIOR
J. EGGLESTON MASTER SR. CA. 29X40 1ST M 24X40   23X40   76X120  
M. JACKSON MASTER SR. CO. 25X40   25X40   25X40   76X120  
D. HART AAA   AZ. 21X40   24X40   29X40 2ND AAA 74X120  
K. DURHAM MASTER SR. ID. 22X40   24X40   28X40 2ND M 74X120  
F. KASE MASTER SR. ID. 23X40   24X40   25X40   72X120  
D. DAVIDS AAA   ID. 23X40   25X40   24X40   72X120  
J. TAYLOR AA SR. AZ. 19X40   26X40   25X40   70X120  
D. MAURER MASTER SR. MI. 24X40   24X40   21X40   69X120  
J. BLOHM AA   AZ. 27X40   23X40   18X40   68X120  
K. WASSERBURGER AA   WY. 23X40   23X40   22X40   68X120  
P. HUARD AAA SR. CA. 15X40   25X40   23X40   63X120  
S. SLAUGHTER AAA SR. AZ. 20X40   20X40   20X40   60X120  
B. HIGHTOWER AAA SR. CA. 18X40   21X40   19X40   58X120  
R. MAZE AAA SR. MI. 23X40   18X40   17X40   58X120  
W. GIPSON A SR. AZ. 15X40   21X40 2ND A 20X40 1ST A 56X120 1ST A
D. SISSELL A SR. AZ. 21X40   18X40   17X40   56X120  
W. LIEBZEIT A SR. AZ. 16X40   16X40   15X40   47X120  
R. BLOUNT AA SR. AZ. 13X40   16X40   12X40   41X120  

2011 IRON SIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
M. PATTERSON MASTER   KY. 32X40 1ST M 28X40 1ST M 25X40 84X120 STATE CHAMPION
C. MATE MASTER   AZ. 32X40 M/W 27X40 2ND M 25X40 84X120 2ND OVERALL
D. BURGER MASTER   TX. 29X40 27X40 3RD M 28X40 2ND M 84X120 3RD OVERALL
R. WILKES AAA   AZ. 29X40 2ND AAA 24X40 30X40 1ST AAA 83X120 1ST AAA
B. HITCHENS AAA   AZ. 31X40 1ST AAA 26X40 2ND AAA 25X40 82X120 2ND AAA
L. WILKES AAA   AZ. 27X40 3RD AAA 29X40 M/W 24X40 80X120 3RD AAA
R. GREY AA SR. AZ. 30X40 1ST AA 29X40 1ST AA 21X40   80X120 1ST AA
M. RIX MASTER   CO. 27X40 21X40   31X40 M/W 79X120 1ST MASTER
B. ULSHER MASTER SR. MT. 29X40 2ND M 23X40 27X40 3RD M 79X120 2ND MASTER
M. VENTURINO MASTER SR. MT. 27X40 27X40 24X40 78X120 3RD MASTER
D. GAZAWAY MASTER SR. GA. 22X40 27X40 28X40 1ST M 77X120 TOP IRONS SPOTTER
P. TAYLOR MASTER SR. AZ. 29X40 3RD M 24X40 24X40 77X120 TOP SENIOR
K. ROOS MASTER SR. CA. 24X40 25X40 25X40 74X120 TOP SCOPE SPOTTER
J. BLOHM AAA   AZ. 24X40 24X40 26X40 3RD AAA 74X120  
G. DAVIDS AAA SR. ID. 27X40 24X40 3RD AAA 23X40 74X120  
B. MILLER AAA   KS 23X40 22X40 28X40 2ND AAA 73X120  
K. BRYAN AAA   MT. 26X40 28X40 1ST AAA 18X40   72X120  
O. SHOCKLEY AAA   WY. 25X40 21X40   25X40 71X120  
B. DELATORRE AAA   AZ. 24X40 23X40 23X40 70X120  
G. GIPSON AA SR. AZ. 24X40 2ND AA 24X40 2ND AA 22X40 3RD AA 70X120 2ND AA
R. WILKES A   AZ. 21X40   21X40   25X40 1ST A 67X120 1ST A
G. VERNON AAA SR. UT. 22X40 17X40   24X40 63X120  
P. SHIRLEY AA   AZ. 20X40 21X40 3RD AA 21X40   62X120 3RD AA
P. CONNAN AA   CA. 20X40 19X40   21X40   60X120  
D. MITCHELL AA   WA. 23X40 14X40   23X40 1ST AA 60X120  
G. FRANKS AAA SR. CA. 22X40 20X40 17X40   59X120  
J. NEUFELD AA SR. MT. 20X40 16X40   22X40 2ND AA 58X120  
D. HANKS A SR. AZ. 23X40 1ST A 18X40   16X40   57X120  
D. HALL AA SR. AZ. 15X40   21X40   20X40 56X120  
L. KLOSTERMEIER AA WM. MT. 23X40 3RD AA 17X40   15X40   55X120 TOP WOMAN
K. MCDONALD A   NV. 20X40 22X40 1ST A 13X40   55X120  
F. STANSBUTY AA SR. AZ. 18X40   20X40 15X40   53X120  
J. DODSON AA   AZ. 16X40   18X40   18X40   52X120  
S. BROWNLEE A   AZ. 12X40   13X40   22X40 47X120  
D. MITCHELL AA WM. WA. 14X40   16X40   16X40   46X120  
T. MACE AA SR. MN. 12X40   13X40   20X40 45X120  
R. WINN AA   CA. 19X40   14X40   11X40   44X120  
R. MCCOLLUM A SR. AZ. 18X40   14X40   10X40   42X120  

SCOPE EQUIPMENT LIST:

AL SLEDGE      WINCHESTER 1885         45-70         18 TWIST BADGER              
                    MVA SCOPE      70 GRS. SWISS       545 JONES      PATCHED

JEN OLIVA      MEACHAM HIGH WALL     45-70 16 TWIST KRIEGER  MVA  SCOPE  540 JONES SWISS BLOW TUBED                                                                                                                                                                         
DAVE SWENSON           MEACHAM HIGH WALL      40-70 SS      GREEN MOUNTAIN 1-14
                                MVA SCOPE      58 GRS 2F SWISS   SAECO 415 GR.     
                                DGL LUBE      BLOW TUBED

 

IRON SIGHT EQUIPMENT LIST:

MIKE PATTERSON         WINCHESTER 1885      45-70      16 TWIST SMITH
                                BALDWIN SIGHTS      PATTERSON 590 MOULD          
                                1 ½ SWISS      BLOW TUBED             

CHIP MATE                 BALLARD        40-65      MVA SIGHTS                      61 GRS. 1 ½ SWISS
                               BROOKS 420 BULLET      SPG LUBE     PATCHED W/ANTIFREEZE

DAVID BURGER           SHILOH 45-70         1-18 TWIST SHILOH           MVA SIGHTS
                              60 GRS SWISS         BACO 535              
                              PATCHED W/AZ. SHARPSHOOTERS SOLUTION




OCTOBER LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
I know hunting season is important to the Arizona shooters and we did lose some competitors for the October Lever Action matches who had hunts planned. But for those of us that did shoot, going without Virginia Spurlock brownies was almost unbearable!!
I hope Dave and Virginia had a good trip to Wyoming and that they were able to fill their tags but next year please bake ahead and make sure we have brownies.
Now back to the second most important thing, the shooting.
Jeanie Hershey was still on a roll after winning the Silver Medal for second overall at the Pala Regional last month and she carried that over to our .22/Pistol match this month shooting a 32X40 for the morning match win over Eric Sundstrom by one shot.
In the afternoon match Eric was out for revenge but he was only able to tie Jeanie with 34s a pair. The tie was down to the last animal which meant the only way to break it was a shoot-off.
Eric and Jeanie squared off on the turkey line and after shooting a bank of five Jeanie was the afternoon match winner as well. Way to go girl!
Next month the match will follow Thanksgiving and we should be back to normal with cool weather and Virginia Spurlock brownies.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I’ll see you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

.22/PISTOL SILHOUETTE 10/22/2011            
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 7 9 8 8 32 M/WINNER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 7 7 8 9 31 1ST MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 7 6 5 26  
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 8 4 6 25 1ST AAA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 4 8 8 4 24  
MARC JABLONOWSKI B 4 8 5 6 23 1ST B
ROLAND WONG A 3 9 5 6 23 1ST A
ORRIS GRESS AA 5 7 5 5 22 1ST AA
ROGER MAZE AA 3 9 5 4 21 2ND AA
JIM CROSSON AA 6 7 5 3 21  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 4 8 4 4 20  
ALEX JABLONOWSKI B 6 9 2 3 20  
WARREN BARE A 5 5 4 5 19  
FRED STANSBURY AA 4 8 1 4 17  
BOB MACINTOSH B 3 3 1 5 12  
ROB JOHNSON B 3 4 1 1 9  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 10/22/2011            
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 10 9 7 8 34 M/WINNER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 9 7 8 34 1ST MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 8 10 7 7 32  
ROLAND WONG AA 9 5 7 7 28 1ST AA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 8 8 7 5 28 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 7 5 4 24  
JIM CROSSON A 8 6 3 7 24 1ST A
FRED STANSBURY AA 9 6 4 3 22 2ND AA
DAVID WEBER AA 8 5 3 4 20  
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 6 2 4 20  
ROB JOHNSON A 7 4 3 5 19  
WARREN BARE A 7 4 5 1 17  
ROGER MAZE AA 3 6 4 4 17  
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 2 2 4 3 11  
BOB MACINTOSH B 1 1 3 1 6 1ST B

OCTOBER BPCR SILHOUETTE

To all:
There are three shooters that deserve recognition this month.
First off we have Chip Mate who is a perennial winner of the matches in Arizona but Chip has been suffering with a bad knee for the last couple of years and he finally decided to have it replaced. After a pretty quick recovery it’s good to see back to his winning ways.
Second I want to congratulate Ross McCollum for an outstanding job by taking 2nd overall this month. Ross has worked his way from the B class up to the A class and if he keeps shooting like he is it won’t be long before he makes AA or AAA.
The third person on my list should really be the first based on his persistence. Sparkie Sparks is battling some real health issues but he keeps finding the strength to come to the matches and compete in the sport he loves. Sparkie’s job is made a bunch easier by his good friend Jim Betush who helps him with loading his ammo, driving him to the range and serving as his spotter.
All of us have our little crosses to bear but these guys are good examples of what you can accomplish if you just keep trying.
Next month is the Arizona State Championship which is shaping up to be an outstanding match. We already have a pretty good list of top shooters so if you are planning on joining in the fun send your entry in. We still have openings but it’s filling fast.
It appears the scope shooters really like the new format as the entry count for the scope class is neck and neck with the iron sight class.
Thanks to everyone who came out this month and contributed to another entertaining BPCR get-together.
I’ll see you at the range in November.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director 


CHIP MATE MASTER 3 10 10 6 29
ROSS MC COLLUM A 3 9 7 8 27
JIM EGGLESTON MAS-SCOPE 0 9 8 8 27
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 5 8 6 7 26
RICHARD WILKES AAA 4 8 6 8 26
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 2 10 8 6 26
SMOKEY SLAUGHTER AAA-SCOPE 0 8 8 10 26
KEN GOSE AAA 4 7 6 8 25
RICK GREY AA 3 10 5 7 25
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 10 8 5 24
BOB DELATORRE AAA 2 9 6 6 23
STEVE RHOADES AAA 2 8 7 5 22
LARRY WILKES AAA 1 8 6 7 22
DOUG HART AAA-SCOPE 1 6 8 6 21
PAUL BARROW AA 1 9 7 4 21
DONN HANKS A 0 8 7 5 20
JUSTIN BEAULIEU AA 0 8 5 7 20
BOB HITCHENS AAA 2 8 1 8 19
ROGER MAZE AAA-SCOPE 1 7 8 3 19
JIM DORRELL A-SCOPE 3 9 4 2 18
WARREN BARE A 2 5 6 5 18
JIM BETUSH AAA-SCOPE 0 5 3 7 15
PERRY SHIRLEY AA 2 8 2 2 14
ORRIS GRESS AA 1 5 3 2 11
DENNIS HALL AA 1 6 0 4 11
JEFF BLOHM AA-SCOPE 0 7 2 1 10
AL LAPORRA B 1 3 2 3 9
KEITH ZIMMERMAN B 0 0 1 3 4
SPARKIE SPARKS A-SCOPE 0 1 0 0 1

OCTOBER MID-RANGE RESULTS

To all,
Well, I just wrote a good story for this month’s Mid-Range match and then accidentally deleted it!!!
Basically, I touched on the nice weather we had for a change along with some winds that were pretty tricky at the 300 and 600 yard lines which kept everyone on their toes. In my case they had me on my heels!!!
Bob Delatorre, Rick Grey and Trent Lawrence seemed to have a handle on the wind as all three shot good scores and were only separated by one point.
Trent was shooting his paper patched 45-90 and it shot real well along with winning the LOUD award for the day with a supersonic crack at 200 and 300 yards.
Ken Gose was back on track after getting the sights fixed on his favorite High-Wall. Ken shot the only 100 for the day on the 200 yard line.
Donn Hanks is with us again after getting a couple of new knee joints installed and his intensions are to get his strength back so he can compete at Raton again next year. Oh, by the way, Donn is 82 years old and is still a great competitor.
This was Ross McCollum’s first Mid-Range and Bob Delatorre helped him get started on the right foot. Ross also pitched in this week to help prepare targets for the match so special thanks goes to him for making my job a bunch easier and giving everyone new targets to shoot on.
The attendance wasn’t large but it was a good bunch of guys and if you want to join in the fun we are shooting a Creedmoor on the second Saturday in December.
Load up some long range ammo and I’ll see you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

BEN AVERY 10/9/2011 MID-RANGE        
BOB DELATORRE PRONE 45-70 99-3X 93-1X 85-0X 277-4X
RICK GREY PRONE 40-65 99-4X 96-1X 81-0X 276-5X
TRENT LAWRENCE PRONE 45-90 PAPER/P 99-4X 92-1X 84-0X 275-6X
KEN GOSE PRONE 40-65 100-5X 96-3X 75-0X 271-8X
BOB HITCHENS PRONE 45-70 98-2X 87-2X 74-3X 259-7X
STEVE RHOADES PRONE 45-70 97-1X 85-0X 59-1X 241-2X
ROSS MC COLLUM PRONE 45-70 89-0X 86-0X 55-0X 230-0X
DONN HANKS POSITION 38-55 76-0X 73-0X 57-0X 206-0X



SEPTEMBER LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
It’s not uncommon, when you reach the age of the majority of the silhouette shooters, to hear conversations concerning a change in eyesight.
Saturday was no exception as one of our better shooters was complaining about his inability to see the targets in the morning practice and was deciding whether it was time to visit his optometrist or if it was a dry eye condition due to the weather.
I was really feeling sorry for this guy because he is a fierce competitor and not being able to see would definitely be hard for him to handle.
Well, my sorrow for him only lasted until I read the scores at the finish of the morning .22/Pistol match and realized this guy was the match winner!
Craig Buchanan’s eyesight problems must come and go though. He whipped us all pretty good in the morning match but he didn’t fair as well in the afternoon Rifle Caliber match.
Jeanie Hershey only needed a ten-in-a-row on the turkeys to fill out her Grand Slam for the Rifle Caliber Class and you guessed it, she missed the 10th turkey but turned in a nice 34X40 for the match win. Hot on her heals was AA shooter John Nesbitt who missed winning the match on ram count.
John shot the Rifle Caliber match with a stock Winchester 1894 rifle using a buckhorn barrel sight and a stock blade on the front! Hope no one tells him it’s legal to use a tang or receiver sight.
The hot weather has to break soon but even though it warmed up pretty good in the afternoon we had a nice turn out at the match and I want to thank all that showed up.
Kathleen Garvin assured me that she has ordered cool weather for the October match. I really hope she comes through on that promise.
See you all next month and don’t forget your sweatshirts.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
.22/PISTOL SILHOUETTE 9/24/2011          
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 9 8 8 34
BILL COLE MASTER 7 9 9 7 32
GEORGE HESTER AAA 10 7 8 4 29
ROBERT HERSHEY AAA 10 8 6 5 29
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 8 9 4 7 28
STEVE RHOADES AAA 5 9 6 7 27
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 6 9 6 6 27
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 7 5 8 27
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 8 3 7 27
FRED PAXIA AAA 4 10 6 5 25
GREG SMITH AA 10 8 3 4 25
JOHN NESBITT AA 5 7 8 4 24
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 5 8 5 6 24
RADA PLESINGER AA 4 9 4 6 23
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 5 9 3 6 23
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 7 3 6 23
FRED STANSBURY AA 4 7 6 5 22
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 6 7 3 6 22
BRYON MCBURNIE AAA 4 7 6 4 21
JIM CROSSEN AA 3 8 5 5 21
ED BIANCHI AA 5 8 4 3 20
ORRIS GRESS AA 5 8 2 5 20
BARB BURTON A 3 5 5 5 18
JOHN ORN AA 4 5 3 4 16
ROLAND WONG A 4 6 3 2 15
ROB JOHNSON B 4 4 3 2 13
STEVE DILLON B 3 4 3 1 11
RICK BURTON AA 4 7 6 2 10
             
RIFLE CALIBER 9/24/2011          
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 9 9 9 7 34
JOHN NESBITT AA 10 9 9 6 34
BILL COLE MASTER 10 9 8 6 33
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 8 8 6 32
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 8 7 8 31
FRED PAXIA AAA 6 10 7 7 30
GEORGE HESTER AAA 9 9 5 6 29
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 7 6 6 27
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 8 9 5 5 27
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 9 8 3 6 26
JIM CROSSON A 8 6 6 5 25
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 7 8 4 6 25
ED BIANCHI AA 7 8 4 5 24
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 7 4 3 22
ROLAND WONG AA 6 10 2 4 22
FRED STANSBURY AA 8 6 4 3 21
STEVE RHOADES AA 7 6 4 3 20
RICK BURTON AA 6 4 3 7 20
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 5 3 5 20
ORRIS GRESS AA 5 4 3 6 18
ROB JOHNSON A 7 3 2 2 14
BARB BURTON A 8 5 1 0 14
CHUCK ZUFALL AA 4 3 0 0 7

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
Someone sent me an email the other day saying that they sure missed my monthly match reports for the Lever Action and BPCR silhouette matches.
I didn’t realize that I hadn’t posted the results for both matches in August and now the match this weekend in September!
Attending the Raton Nationals and the Big Whiskey Shiloh match took a lot of bullet casting and loading effort so I guess that’s my excuse.
Anyway, I’ve posted the results for August and the first match of September and as you can see the attendance was a little sparse for all the matches. I’m sure this is due to some really hot weather we experienced this summer.
I want to thank those that braved the heat to support the matches and I also want to recognize the winners for their good shooting.
It’s good to see new names at the top of the result page so I want to congratulate Trent Lawrence for his first match win with a scope, Tim Finley for winning the .22/Pistol Lever Action match, Chris Spurlock for his first match win in the Rifle Caliber Lever Action match and last but not least Richard Wilkes from Flagstaff for his first win in the BPCR match this weekend.
The conditions were not easy at any of these matches and all of these competitors have worked long and hard to be able to shoot their match winning scores.
Hopefully things will start to cool off and settle down a little so I’ll be able to keep current with the match reports.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director,

 
BEN AVERY            
BPCR SILHOUETTE 8/20/2011          
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA-SCOPE 2 10 10 6 28
RICK GREY AA 4 8 8 7 27
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 3 8 7 6 24
JEFF BLOHM AA-SCOPE 2 10 5 7 24
JIM DORRELL B 3 8 5 7 23
PAUL BARROW AA 1 4 8 8 21
JASON BLOHM AA 1 8 4 8 21
DONN HANKS B 1 6 6 6 19
BOB DELETORRE AAA 0 5 8 6 19
BOB HITCHENS AAA 4 5 4 5 18
STEVE RHOADES AAA 1 5 4 8 18
ROSS MC COLLUM A 0 5 8 5 18
KEN GOSE A-SCOPE 0 5 5 7 17
FRED STANSBURY AA 0 4 4 6 14
             
BEN AVERY            
.22/PISTOL SILHOUETTE 8/27/2011          
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 10 9 7 33
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 9 8 7 8 32
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 9 7 6 29
STEVE RHOADES AAA 7 8 6 8 29
CHIRIS SPURLOCK AA 7 7 9 5 28
RADA PLESINGER AA 8 9 2 9 28
BILL COLE AA 6 9 6 5 26
DAVE NATER AAA 9 8 3 6 26
JOHN NESBITT AA 6 8 8 3 25
GREG SMITH AA 7 7 6 4 24
BOB DELATORRE AA 5 9 6 4 24
ORRIS GRESS AA 7 7 5 5 24
CHET BROWN AA 4 8 4 6 22
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 1 7 5 7 20
JIM CROSSEN AA 4 7 4 4 19
ROLAND WONG A 6 5 3 4 18
FRED STANSBURY AA 3 6 1 6 16
WARREN BARE AA 5 5 1 5 16
ROB JOHNSON B 2 4 3 6 15
STEVE DILLON B 1 4 2 3 10
             
RIFLE CALIBER    8/27/2011          
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 7 8 6 29
RADA PLESINGER AAA 9 8 6 6 29
BILL COLE MASTER 9 6 8 5 28
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 7 8 6 7 28
DAVE WEBER A 9 10 3 5 27
CHET BROWN AA 5 10 5 5 25
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 4 6 5 23
STEVE RHOADES AA 6 7 4 6 23
TIM FINLEY AAA 7 6 4 6 23
ROLAND WONG AA 5 5 5 7 22
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 6 7 6 1 20
JOHN NESBITT AA 8 5 2 5 20
ROB JOHNSON A 5 4 4 3 16
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 6 2 1 16
FRED STANSBURY AA 5 5 1 3 14
             
BEN AVERY            
BPCR SILHOUETTE 9/17/2011          
RICHARD WILKES AAA 2 9 9 9 29
BOB HITCHENS AAA 2 9 8 9 28
JASON BLOHM AA 2 10 7 9 28
RON CALDERONE MASTER 5 9 7 5 26
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA-SCOPE 1 9 8 7 25
JIM DORRELL A 4 7 8 4 23
BOB DELATORRE AAA 1 5 9 8 23
JEFF BLOHM AA-SCOPE 1 9 5 8 23
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 0 9 8 6 23
SMOKEY SLAUGHTER AAA-SCOPE 0 9 8 6 23
PAUL BARROW AA 1 10 5 6 22
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 9 2 8 21
DOUG HART AAA-SCOPE 1 7 4 9 21
KEN GOSE AAA 2 7 5 6 20
AL LAPORRA A 3 5 6 2 16
JIM DODSON AA 0 4 5 6 15
JERRY LATSCHER AA 0 4 3 5 12

JULY LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
When it’s July in Arizona, shooting a rifle match outdoors doesn’t sound very intelligent. Maybe so, but those who chose to stay home in the air conditioning missed a good match!
In the .22/Pistol morning match Eric Sundstrom was on his game and showed us how it’s done by firing an outstanding 37X40 with his Winchester 94-22 Mag. Eric was followed by his shooting partner Craig Buchanan with another pretty good score of 33X40 and the third overall position was filled by A shooter Ken Gose from Prescott. The rest of us followed with scores in the mid-20s and high teens.
After everyone enjoyed a fried chicken and cole slaw lunch with some outstanding zucchini bread desert provided by Virginia Spurlock it was time to shoot the rifle caliber match.
The temperature was starting to rise but Eric was cooling off which left the door open for someone else to have a shot at the match win.
Surprisingly it didn’t come from one of the regulars but instead from AA shooter John Cullum who shot a nice 31X40 to take his first match win.
For all of those who decided to stay home this month to avoid the heat you not only missed a pretty good match but a good time as well with a good group of shooters.
Hopefully we’ll see you next month.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 10 9 8 37 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 7 10 9 7 33 1ST MASTER
KEN GOSE A 8 9 4 9 29 1ST A
CHET BROWN AA 6 8 6 8 28 1ST AA
DAVE NATER AAA 5 6 8 8 27 1ST AAA
RADA PLEASINGER AAA 5 8 8 6 27 2ND AAA
JOHN CULLUM AA 6 8 6 7 27 2ND AA
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 7 9 5 6 27 3RD AAA
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 3 9 6 8 26  
JOEL CULLUM AAA 7 7 5 6 25  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 7 10 3 5 25  
TIM FINLEY AAA 5 7 7 5 24  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 5 9 4 6 24  
RICK GREY A 7 9 4 3 23  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 8 5 3 7 23 2ND AA
DAVE WEBER AA 5 7 4 6 22 3RD AA
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 4 7 3 5 19  
WARREN BARE AA 5 2 4 5 16  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 3 4 3 5 15  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 6 5 1 3 15  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 7/23/2011            
JOHN CULLUM AA 8 9 6 8 31 MATCH WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 10 9 5 6 30 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 8 6 7 29 2ND AAA
JOEL CULLUM AAA 10 7 6 6 29 3RD AAA
DAVE NATER AAA 9 9 5 6 29  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 9 8 5 6 28 1ST AA
BOB HERSHEY AAA 8 10 4 6 28  
JOHN NESBITT AA 7 7 6 6 26 2ND AA
CHET BROWN AA 8 8 6 3 25  
RERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 7 7 4 6 24 1ST MASTER
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 8 5 2 23  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 8 8 2 3 21 3RD AA
DAVE WEBER A 7 7 3 3 20 1ST A
WARREN BARE AA 8 4 4 2 18  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 10 5 0 2 17  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 5 5 3 3 16  
RICK GREY AA 9 5 0 1 15  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 5 2 2 4 13  


JULY BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

Steve, Here is the match commentary:

We painted targets and went through the safety procedures.
All was going fine until someone asks, “What are we going to do about the burro?”  He appeared from behind the chicken line.  Instead of running away, he decided to come closer.  He was eventually standing in front of the shooting line, about 50 yards away.  
Jim Dodson (he had the biggest cowboy hat on) volunteered to go out and speak to the intruder about moving out of the line of fire.   Jim Dorrell said “just shoot the sum bitch!”   After a continued range delay, he (the burro, not Dorrell) eventually sauntered off, perhaps  influenced by the sound of Rick Grey loading up a .45 caliber 560grain Postell.  The burro was last seen moving behind the chicken berm.   Where was Calderone and Bullet when you need them???????????
We shot all four target distances, (2) relays and broke for lunch after the last relay. This way, we were done before it got to the worst heat of the day.  
It was a hot day just the same, the usual switching wind from 6 o’ clock, causing some folks to have vertical problems and everyone to have really hot barrels.  Everyone seemed to have a good time.  We were done by 1:00PM and into beer by 1:30PM.
Match winner, Bob De La Torre, used the Rhoades technique: New stocked rifle, 38-55, no sight settings, and an untested load. The method seemed to work really well with Rick Grey spotting extremely well. 
I learned from the best!!

Bob Delatorre
Match Director

BEN AVERY              
BPCR SILHOUETTE 7/16/2011            
BOB DELATORRE AAA 4 10 5 8 27 M/WINNER
BOB HITCHENS AAA 1 10 5 8 24 1ST AAA
RICK GREY AA 3 4 8 8 23 1ST AA
DOUG HART AAA-SCOPE 1 8 8 5 22  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 7 5 8 21  
PAUL BARROW AA 2 6 8 4 20  
SMOKEY SLAUGHTER AAA-SCOPE 1 8 5 6 20  
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 7 4 6 19  
TOM LEWANDOWSKI AAA-SCOPE 2 9 4 4 19  
JIM DORRELL A 2 6 4 6 18 1ST A
JIM DODSON AA 0 7 7 2 16  
DONN HANKS A 0 4 2 7 13 

 

JUNE LEVER ACTION SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
This month was the last chance to get in some practice for the Nationals at Raton.
With the controversy over the fiber optic front sights, some of the normal attendees from Arizona will be setting out the Nationals this year. The NRA just doesn’t get it!
We also received some sad news at the match. Past Arizona State Champion Rex Ward from New Mexico passed away from a heart attack during a lineman certification drill at his job with the New Mexico Power Company. Rex was a great competitor and an even greater individual and all the Lever Action shooters will miss him. Our condolences go out to his wife and family.
The most challenging aspect this month was the heat. With tempts reaching 107 degrees by the afternoon match I think summer has arrived. Thank God and Bill Cole for the automatic resetting targets!!
Speaking of Bill Cole, not only did he get the targets fixed for us this weekend but he managed to give everyone a shooting lesson in the combined .22/Pistol morning match. Bill shot 9s across the board for a 36X40 total and a pretty impressive match win. I even got him to accept the Match Winner pin!
After lunch and the repair job by Bill and George Hester on the pig line Bill almost made it two in a row when he turned in a fine 32X40 in the big bore match. Eric Sunstrom was hot, literally, and shot ten straight on all the animals except the rams for a match winning 34X40. The ten in a row Turkeys also completed Eric’s Grand Slam for the Rifle Caliber class.
I want to wish all that are going to Raton good luck and for those setting the match out I want you to know we are going to do everything we can to resolve the equipment issue with the NRA this year at the Silhouette Committee meetings in October.
This sport needs shooters, not controversy, and we’ll do our best to get that idea across to the NRA.
Thanks to everyone that battled the heat to attend the match and we’ll see you back here in July after the Nationals.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

 
.22/PISTOL 6/25/2011            
BILLL COLE AAA 9 9 9 9 36 M/WINNER
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 9 8 7 10 34 1ST MASTER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 10 5 9 33  
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 6 10 6 9 31 1ST AAA
TIM FINLEY AAA 8 8 5 10 31 2ND AAA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 9 9 6 6 30 3RD AAA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 9 7 7 29  
KEN GOSE A 6 6 8 7 27 1ST A
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 6 9 8 4 27  
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 4 9 6 8 27  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 5 10 4 8 27  
STEVE RHOADES AAA 5 9 5 7 26  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 9 6 5 5 25 1ST AA
CHET BROWN AA 6 8 4 7 25 2ND AA
RICK BURTON AA 7 9 5 3 24 3RD AA
RADA PLEASINGER AAA 5 9 3 7 24  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 6 9 5 3 23  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 7 8 2 6 23  
WARREN BARE AA 5 5 6 6 22  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 3 7 5 6 21  
FRED STANSBURY AA 4 7 7 2 20  
JIM CROSSEN AA 5 7 5 3 20  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 3 8 3 5 19  
RICK GREY A 3 7 2 4 16  
ROLAND WONG B 3 5 3 4 15 1ST B
DAVE WEBER AA 1 5 4 4 14  
BARB BURTON A 4 4 3 3 14  
GIDEON BULLOCK B 2 3 1 2 8  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 6/25/2011            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 10 10 10 6 34 M/WINNER
BILL COLE MASTER 10 10 6 6 32 1ST MASTER
DAVE PHILLIPS MASTER 9 8 9 5 31  
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 10 6 5 30 1ST AAA
GEORGE HESTER AAA 8 9 6 6 29 2ND AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 10 8 4 6 28 3RD AAA
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 10 8 6 3 27  
ROLAND WONG AA 8 7 5 7 27 1ST AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 9 7 5 5 26  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 7 8 6 4 25 2ND AA
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 8 6 2 25  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 6 4 6 8 24  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 6 8 6 4 24  
RICK BURTON AA 9 8 5 2 24 3RD AA
JIM CROSSEN A 8 7 3 6 24 1ST A
STEVE RHOADES AA 9 6 5 2 22  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 5 7 4 6 22  
RICK GREY AA 7 6 4 5 22  
FRED STANSBURY AA 7 9 1 5 22  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 10 3 2 21  
BARB BURTON A 4 8 5 2 19  
DAVE WEBER A 6 6 4 3 19  
CHET BROWN A 10 5 4 0 19  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 6 4 2 5 17  
TRENT LAWRENCE AA 5 7 2 2 16  
WARREN BARE AA 5 5 1 0 11  
GIDEON BULLOCK B 2 1 0 0 3 1ST B

JUNE BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
Well it’s finally happened. Our worst nightmare. We’ll never hear the end of this!
DOUG HART WON THE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually the weather was pretty mild for Arizona in June but after lunch the winds picked up from the South and it became pretty challenging as the scores reflect. But Doug and his spotter/partner Smokey Slaughter had everything under control and Doug not only won the match but he spanked us pretty soundly.
I understand that Doug gave up on his .40 caliber for this match and decided to bring out the .45-70 and that turned out to be the secret of his success.
Even though Chip Mate didn’t make the match due to a fire closing the highway on him Doug turned in a pretty good score and even Chip would have struggled to out shoot Doug.
Congratulations to Doug for his first match win and my suggestion is to keep shooting that 45-70!
It was good the see Sparkie show up for the match. He’s going through a pretty rough time with his health and thanks to Jim Betush he is able to come out and shoot. His determination is inspiring.
I’m going to be in Raton during the match next month so Bob Delatorre and Rick Grey stepped up and offered to run the match. The alternative was canceling so please pitch in and help them out if you are shooting in July.
A tip for those that are shooting next month, you might want to wear double ear plugs to prevent any hearing damage from Doug passing along his match winning shooting tips! I’m telling you, we’ll never hear the end of this!!!!!!!
Good job though Doug, God bless you Sparkie and good luck to all of you that are going to the Raton Nationals.
See you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

DOUG HART AAA-SCOPE 3 9 9 8 29 M/WINNER
RON CALDERONE MASTER 3 9 4 9 25 1ST MASTER
STEVE RHOADES AAA 3 8 7 6 24 1ST AAA
SMOKEY SLAUGHTER AAA-SCOPE 3 8 7 6 24 2ND AAA
BOB HITCHENS AAA 1 9 7 7 24 3RD AAA
RICK GREY AA-SCOPE 0 9 9 6 24 1ST AA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 2 8 5 8 23  
BOB DELATORRE AAA 2 9 4 8 23  
PAUL BARROW AA 2 10 5 5 22  
ZACK TAYLOR AAA 2 7 3 9 21  
KEN GOSE AAA 5 7 1 7 20  
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 7 5 6 20  
JIM BETUSH AAA-SCOPE 0 9 7 4 20  
JAMES KEENAN A 3 7 5 4 19 1ST A
ROSS MC COLLUM A 1 6 7 5 19 2ND A
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 0 9 5 5 19  
WARREN BARE A 1 7 7 3 18  
JIM DODSON AA 2 6 7 2 17  
DONN HANKS A 1 9 3 2 15  
JIM DORRELL A 0 6 4 5 15  
JERRY LATSCHAR AA 1 8 4 1 14  
FRED STANSBURY AA 0 5 6 2 13  
MELINDA KEENAN B 0 5 1 5 11 1ST B
SPARKIE SPARKS B-SCOPE 0 0 1 0 1  

MAY LEVER ACTION RESULTS

To all:
Usually by this time of year I’m complaining about the heat but this year the weather in Arizona has taken a change for the good.
It’s the end on May and we have only had a couple of days that the temperature has reached the 100 degree mark. This makes for outstanding shooting conditions.
Good conditions mean good scores and that’s what we had in the morning combined .22/pistol caliber match.
Eric Sundstrom, who was still on a roll after winning the California State Smallbore Silhouette Championship last month, really gave everyone a shooting lesson in the morning match by firing an outstanding 37X40. 
Eric decided to give us a break in the afternoon Rifle Caliber match. His rifle is in for some work with Bill Cole so Eric decided to set out the match.
Instead he let his partner Kathleen Garvin whip up on the rest of us with a match winning score of 31X40. The wind had picked up considerably in the afternoon so Kathleen’s score was pretty remarkable considering the conditions.
Having the match on Memorial Day weekend gives us a chance to reflect on how lucky we are that those in the military, past and present, have given their time and some their lives so we can enjoy ourselves shooting rifle matches.
I hope everyone enjoyed the match and their holiday weekend and never forget those that fought and died for our country.
See you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
.22/PISTOL SILHOUETTE 5/28/2011            
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 10 8 10 37 M/WINNER
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 10 8 7 34 1ST AAA
DAVE NATER AAA 7 10 8 8 33 2ND AAA
BILL COLE AAA 6 9 8 8 31 3RD AAA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 7 10 8 6 31  
CRAIG BUCHANAN MASTER 5 8 8 9 30 1ST MASTER
ORRIS GRESS AA 8 8 8 5 29 1ST AAA
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 4 10 5 7 26  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 6 10 5 5 26  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 8 9 4 3 24 2ND AA
BUBBA DANIELS AA 3 6 7 7 23 3RD AA
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 7 8 3 5 23  
RICK BURTON AA 5 7 6 3 21  
RICK GREY A 7 5 5 4 21 1ST A
ROBERT HOWARD AA 6 7 1 7 21  
ED BIANCHI AA 3 5 6 6 20  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 6 4 5 5 20  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 2 8 5 5 20  
JOEL CULLUM AAA 5 8 4 3 20  
KEN GOSE A 3 5 6 5 19  
JIM CROSSEN AA 3 5 5 6 19  
JOHN ORN AA 3 8 5 3 19  
STEVE RHOADES AA 3 6 3 6 18  
ERIN O'NIEL AA 6 5 3 3 17  
BARB BURTON A 3 4 2 5 14  
DAN ALCORN AA 2 2 3 3 10  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 5/28/2011            
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 10 9 5 7 31 M/WINNER
DAVE NATER AAA 9 9 7 4 29 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 8 9 6 4 27 1ST MASTER
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 9 10 4 4 27 2ND AAA
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 7 7 4 26 3RD AAA
JOHN ORN AA 9 7 5 5 26 1ST AA
RICK GREY AA 9 7 5 4 25 2ND AA
STEVE RHOADES AA 8 9 4 3 24 3RD AA
TIM FINLEY AAA 9 7 3 4 23  
JOEL CULLUM AAA 7 6 5 4 22  
DAN ALCORN AA 7 5 4 6 22  
KEN GOSE A 6 7 4 5 22 1ST A
ERIN O'NEIL A 9 6 3 4 22  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 5 4 6 6 21  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 8 7 3 3 21  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 7 8 3 3 21  
VIRGINIA SPURLOCK AA 6 4 5 5 20  
ROBERT HOWARD A 9 6 2 3 20  
ORRIS GRESS  AA 9 7 1 3 20  
JIM CROSSEN A 8 7 1 2 18  
ED BIANCHI AA 5 0 5 6 16  
BARB BURTON A 7 5 2 1 15  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 5 2 4 3 14  
RICK BURTON AA 5 7 4 3 10 

 

MAY BPCR SILHOUETTE RESULTS

To all:
“You can buy them books and send them to school but they rip out the pages and…………”
To learn the rest of this old saying you’ll have to ask Bob Hitchens and Tom Lewandowski at the next match.
Also, when you finish shooting chickens at the next match, stop one of them and ask what animal you should shoot after Chickens. Some things become legend and this is one of them!
Our shooting conditions for the month of May have been exceptional. It’s the middle of the month and the thermometer hasn’t toped 100 deg. yet!
Chip Mate still continues to dominate the matches and although he has the best spotter his ability to make good shots is phenomenal.
He’s on a roll at the local level winning the State Silhouette Championships last November and then coming back with a win in the Regional Creedmoor in March. Let’s just hope that carries through to Raton and Chip can win another National Championship.
Next Sunday is Memorial Day so let’s all remember that we wouldn’t be enjoying ourselves at the range if it wasn’t for those who sacrificed it all.
God bless America and God bless the American servicemen and women!
Steve R.
Match Director

BPCR SILHOUETTE 5/19/2011            
CHIP MATE MASTER 4 10 7 9 30 M/WINNER
TOM LEWANDOWSKI AAA-SCOPE 1 10 8 7 26 1ST AAA
BOB DELATORRE AAA 2 10 6 8 26 2ND AAA
RON CALDERONE MASTER 4 9 6 6 25 1ST MASTER
STEVE RHOADES AAA 1 10 4 10 25 3RD AAA
DAVE NATER AA 3 9 8 4 24 1ST AA
ORRIS GRESS AA 2 7 9 6 23 2ND AA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 2 7 6 8 23  
KEN GOSE AAA 3 6 7 6 22  
SMOKEY SLAUGHTER AAA-SCOPE 2 7 5 8 22  
PERRY SHIRLEY AA 2 6 6 6 20  
RICH WILKES AAA 1 7 5 7 20  
DOUG HART AAA-SCOPE 1 8 5 6 20  
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 10 4 4 20  
WARREN BARE A 1 9 3 3 16 1ST A
BOB HITCHENS AAA 2 0 5 7 14  
JIM CROSSEN AA 0 7 5 2 14  
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 2 5 3 4 14  
DENNIS HALL AA 1 5 2 4 12  
JIM DORRELL A 0 5 3 3 11  
AL LAPORA A 1 2 6 5 10  
JERRY LATSCHAR AA 0 5 3 2 10  
FRED STANSBURY AA 0 6 3 0 9  
DAN ALCORN B 0 1 0 0 1 1ST B


MAY MID-RANGE RESULTS

To all:
“I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW”
Those are not only the words of a popular song but they are the words that describe our match winner at the Mid-Range match this Saturday.
Tom Lewandowski has had a pretty rough time with his eyes this year causing him to miss a lot of matches.
He suffered from a detached retina which is pretty serious stuff but surgery to repair the damage was successful and after a lengthy recovery period he is finally able to shoot again.
He’s still using a scope but after looking at the score he turned in at this match we are going to start riding him about switching to iron sights in order to give the rest of us a chance!
The match conditions were about as good as you could get at 200 yards but by the time we moved back to 300 yards the notorious Ben Avery winds were starting to do their thing. All the flags were pointed straight down the range but you needed 2 ½ to 5 minutes of windage depending on the angle and velocity which was changing rapidly. Some of the guys were right on top of it and others, like me, seemed to be one shot behind! There were a lot of 5s and a few misses shot at 600 yards in this match.
Three of the shooters were practicing their position shooting looking forward to the Iron Man competition at Raton.
Trent Lawrence will be a first time shooter at Raton this year and his first attempt at shooting Mid-Range Position looked pretty good considering he was able to outshoot Pat taylor on X count. Pat is a long time Mid-Range Nationals competitor and National record holder.
Pat’s partner Lee Bumbalow had the best 200-300 yard scores and would have posted a REAL good position score if he hadn’t stumbled at 600 yards.
I already talked about the tricky wind conditions so I think Lee was also the best spotter at 600 yards. Just kidding Pat!
Next month we don’t have anything scheduled on the high-power range but I’m considering reserving the 2nd Saturday for a 1000 yard only match so we can get some more range time before Raton.
We’ll only shoot at 1000 yards and each relay can have one hour which should be more than enough time for two shooters and still get us off the range before it gets too hot. Email me before the end of May if you are interested and I’ll reserve the range. I’ll also make sure we have cold water and plenty of cold beer.
Next week BPCR Silhouette and the week after is Lever Action Silhouette.
No one can complain about a lack of shooting opportunity in Arizona.
See you at the range.                                                                                                                                      Steve Rhoades                                                                                                                                                Match Director

 
BEN AVERY 5/14/2011 MID-RANGE        
TOM LEWANDOWSKI PRONE 45-70 SCOPE 100-5X 96-3X 89-0X 285-8X
CHIP MATE PRONE 44-77 98-2X 94-2X 88-4X 280-8X
KEN GOSE PRONE 40-65 99-3X 93-2X 88-1X 280-6X
BOB HITCHENS PRONE 45-70 100-5X 96-3X 82-0X 278-8X
PAUL BARROW PRONE   100-3X 93-1X 80-0X 273-4X
ZACK TAYLOR PRONE   96-1X 96-1X 76-1X 268-3X
STEVE RHOADES PRONE 40-65 99-1X 88-1X 75-0X 262-2X
WARREN BARE PRONE   96-2X 92-4X 72-0X 260-6X
AL LAPORA PRONE 40-70 95-0X 96-0X 65-0X 256-0X
DONN HANKS PRONE 40-65 94-1X 90-2X 71-0X 255-3X
TRENT LAWRENCE POSITION 45-70 78-1X 83-0X 85-2X 246-3X
PAT TAYLOR POSITION   70-0X 96-2X 80-0X 246-2X
LEE BUMBALOW POSITION   89-0X 88-1X 68-1X 244-2X
MIKE WHITESELL PRONE   96-1X 65-0X 65-0X 226-1X


To all:
Finally after a two month wait we got to shoot Lever Action Silhouette again!
Ben Avery is so crowded during February and March with the Cowboys and the Muzzleloaders, the range isn’t available for our Lever Action match.
It’s obvious though that Jeanie Hershey has found time to practice during the two month layoff as she whipped a pretty good bunch of shooters in both the .22/Pistol and Rifle Caliber matches with back to back 32X40s.
Now that fiber optic front sights are no longer allowed some of the shooters had to switch back to regular post front sights and that seemed to lower the scores for some of the top shooters but they will eventually figure it out and find their way back to the top. They had better hurry up as Jeanie is a serious shooter and she’s not going to make it easy for anyone.
It’s frustrating for some whose eyesight is not so good to adapt to the regular front sights. I encourage those shooters to keep the pressure on the NRA to get this stupid ruling reversed so the older shooters can continue to enjoy shooting rifle matches with open sights.
We had a good turnout with some new shooters joining us so it looks like rest of the year will be good for Lever Action Silhouette.
See you next month.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
BEN AVERY              
.22/PISTOL CALIBER 4/23/2011            
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 6 10 7 9 32 M/WINNER
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 8 10 7 7 32 1ST MASTER
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 8 10 8 5 31 1ST AAA
JOHN CULLUM AA 8 8 7 7 31 1ST AA
JOEL CULLUM AAA 9 9 7 6 31 2ND AAA
BILL COLE AAA 5 8 8 8 29 3RD AAA
KEN GOSE AA 8 8 6 7 29 2ND AA
STEVE RHOADES AA 5 10 6 7 28 3RD AA
CHIP MATE MASTER 8 9 6 5 28  
RICH BLOUNT AA 8 9 5 5 27  
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 6 7 6 7 26  
DAVE SPURLOCK AAA 3 10 6 6 25  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AA 5 8 5 7 25  
DAVE NATER AAA 7 7 5 6 25  
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 6 9 5 5 25  
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 6 6 4 8 24  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 3 8 5 7 23  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 5 7 5 6 23  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 6 6 5 5 22  
RICK GREY A 5 7 4 5 21 1ST A
LANA CANATSEY A 7 4 5 4 20  
JOHN CANATSEY A 5 7 5 3 20  
ED BIANCHI AA 9 2 3 5 19  
JIM CROSSEN AA 6 5 1 7 19  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 3 7 3 4 17  
JIM KEENAN B 3 9 2 3 17 1ST B
ROLAND WONG B 5 4 4 3 16  
FRED STANSBURY AA 3 8 1 4 16  
DWIGHT SISSELL A 6 5 0 5 16  
ROGER MAZE AA 5 5 3 2 15  
WARREN BARE AA 5 4 1 5 15  
JOHN ORN AA 4 6 1 4 15  
MELINDA KEENAN B 2 3 3 4 12  
GIDEON BULLOCK B 3 5 1 1 10  
ROB JOHNSON B 0 4 0 0 4  
               
RIFLE CALIBER 4/23/2011            
JEANIE HERSHEY AAA 8 9 8 7 32 M/WINNER
JOEL CULLUM AAA 10 9 6 7 32 1ST AAA
BILL COLE MASTER 8 9 6 7 30 1ST MASTER
JOHN CULLUM AA 10 7 7 5 29 1ST AA
KATHLEEN GARVIN AAA 10 8 5 6 29 2ND AAA
CRAIG BUCHANAN AAA 9 8 4 7 28 3RD AAA
RICH BLOUNT AA 9 6 7 5 27 2ND AA
ERIC SUNDSTROM MASTER 9 8 6 3 26  
FRED STANSBURY AA 8 5 5 8 26 3RD AA
DAVE NATER AAA 9 5 5 7 26  
BUBBA DANIELS AA 6 8 4 7 25  
ED BIANCHI AA 6 7 5 6 24  
DENNIS PALAGI AAA 9 9 4 2 24  
WARREN BARE AA 8 8 4 3 23  
RADA PLESINGER AAA 9 8 4 2 23  
CHRIS SPURLOCK AAA 8 8 4 2 22  
STEVE RHOADES AA 8 7 4 2 21  
ROBT. HERSHEY AAA 6 8 4 2 20  
TRENT LAWRENCE AA 9 5 2 4 20  
DAVE SPURLOCK AA 6 3 6 4 19  
JIM CROSSON A 7 5 4 3 19 1ST A
JOHN ORN AA 4 7 2 6 19  
ROLAND WONG AA 7 6 4 1 18  
DAVE PEDERSEN AA 6 7 3 2 18  
ROGER MAZE AA 7 5 1 5 18  
RICK GREY AA 6 7 3 1 17  
GIDEON BULLOCK B 7 5 0 4 16 1ST B
ROB JOHNSON A 5 3 2 5 15  
DWIGHT SISSELL A 5 5 3 0 13  
JOHN CANATSEY A 4 5 3 0 12  
LANA CANATSEY A 2 6 0 4 12  

To all:
Finally we got to shoot a match!
Last month for the first time in 10+ years of shooting BPCR silhouette at Ben Avery we had to cancel a match due to weather.
It began raining and blowing during the lunch break and when it was time to resume the match the shooting line was under water. No one wanted to lie in the water so we called the match at that point. I figures that would happen, as I was two shots ahead of Chip Mate at that point and felt confident that I would be the match winner.
This weekend turned out to be one of the better weekends for shooting with light winds and warm temperatures and although the turn out was small we all had a good time, especially Ross McCollum.
Ross has really been working hard to get out of the “B” class and this weekend he accomplished his goal of moving up to “A”. Also adding to his day was shooting his first “Ten-In-A-Row” by cleaning the pig line. That was no small feat as most shooters failed to knock down all the pigs today, myself included.
Another happy camper was Richard Wilkes who shot his third AAA score which moved him up as well. A nice added bonus was also shooting five chickens. He shot four straight in the second bank and choked on the fifth chicken!!!! Next month Rich!
Next week is the Lever Action silhouette match and we will try again on the second Saturday of May to shoot a Mid-Range match, so mark your calendars as that will be your last chance to test your loads on paper before Raton.
See you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
BPCR SILHOUETTE 4/16/2011            
CHIP MATE MASTER 3 10 10 7 30 M/WINNER
RICHARD WILKES AA 5 8 6 8 27 1ST AA
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 3 8 7 8 26 1ST AAA
BOB HITCHENS AAA 2 10 4 10 26 2ND AAA
STEVE RHOADES AAA 6 7 7 5 25 3RD AAA
JASON BLOHM AA 2 9 7 6 24 2ND AA
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 9 5 7 23  
SMOKEY SLAUGHTER AAA-SCOPE 0 9 5 8 22  
JIM BETUSH AAA-SCOPE 1 7 7 6 21  
DOUG HART AAA-SCOPE 2 9 3 6 20  
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 1 10 6 3 20  
ROSS MC COLLUM B 1 10 2 7 20 1ST B
KEN GOSE AAA 0 6 9 5 20  
BOB DELATORRE AAA 2 6 6 5 19  
ORRIS GRESS AA 0 7 4 8 19  
PERRY SHIRLEY AA 2 8 3 5 18  
JEFF BLOHM AA-SCOPE 3 5 4 4 16  
DENNIS HALL AA 1 9 2 3 15  
ROGER MAZE AAA-SCOPE 1 9 1 4 15  
FRED STANSBURY AA 3 5 2 0 10  
WALT GIPSON A 1 1 1 1 4 1ST A
SPARKEY SPARKS A-SCOPE 0 0 1 3 4 

 

 AMERICAN CREEDMOOR CUP-WINTERNATIONAL REGIONAL CREEDMOOR

To all:
It’s exciting to see the anticipation on the internet forums for the results of the American Creedmoor Cup and the Winter National Creedmoor as those not able to attend wait anxiously by their computers for the final tally.
No one was on the edge of their seat more than past champion Doc Lay.
Doc had to stay home this year to attend to his ailing father and we all missed him. He is a formidable competitor! 
The weather was pretty warm on the first day of the American Creedmoor Cup even by Phoenix standards. Temperatures were in the high 80 deg. range, so not only did the shooters have to make their own wind calls and keep themselves hydrated but they had to make sure their between shot maintenance controlled the fouling. Blow tubes were as scarce as an honest politician on the Ben Avery shooting line.
I don’t know if it was the Arizona heat causing it but Eron Ahmer, the Colorado Master Gunsmith, was “ON FIRE”
Shooting a 98-3X at 800 yards was pretty good and his 85-0X at 900 was about middle of the pack but with the Phoenix afternoon winds picking up Eron’s 83-1X  at 1000 yards for a 266-3X  gave him the match win and a 6 point advantage over 2nd place Dave Gullo and 3rd place Chip Mate. Dave and Chip tied with 260s a pair but Dave got the 2nd spot on X count.
Friday’s match started with three shooters that still had a chance at the overall win. Eron had a 6 point lead over Dave and Chip but all it would take was one bad shot and that lead would be gone. Eron and Chip were tied at 800 with Dave one shot back. At the end of 900 yards Dave had made that up on both of them so it was once again going to be the 1000 yard score that would determine the 2011 American Creedmoor Cup Championship.
Whatever Eron had for breakfast was the right stuff as he was able to record an outstanding 93-3X in challenging wind conditions for the match winning 279-10X  and the American Creedmoor Cup Championship score of 545-14X. Chip Mate secured the 2nd overall position with a very solid 265-3X and an aggregate score of 525-6X. During all the drama surrounding the fight for the overall win, match founder, Mike Rix, continued to shoot solid scores for the two day competition. When those scores were added up he had won the 3rd Place Overall award in spite of fighting a bad flu bug. Mike was almost speechless during the award ceremonies and I’m not so sure it was the flu bug causing that.
The award ceremonies and steak fry followed Fridays match and the awards for the American Creedmoor Cup were handed out along with a great meal prepared by Carolyn and her daughter Steph. Sherri Taylor and Judy Atkinson also jumped in to help Carolyn and Steph with the meal. I can’t thank them enough for their efforts every year to make the awards dinner an enjoyable experience for us all! Also helping them with the dinner were granddaughter Reilly and grandson Justice. They also helped me with handing out some nice door prizes donated by the following manufactures: Baldwin Sights, RCBS, Corbin, Wolf Publishing, Bryan Youngberg, Gentleman Jim Products, Goex Powder, Walter’s Wads, Buffalo Arms, Lee Precision, Kermit Hoke Sights, SPG, Shooter-2 and Starline Brass. If you were one of the recipients of a prize, please take the time to contact the donor and thank them for their contribution.
Come Saturday morning and it meant it was time to contest the Winter National Regional Creedmoor.
The slate was wiped clean for this match and everyone had a partner to help with the tricky wind calls. Piece of cake right; NOT!!
The weather had cooled off a bit but the winds were more of a challenge at the shorter distances. The trick to shooting good Creedmoor scores is to stay on paper for both days of the match. Those that can do that are assured of a finish in the top ten if not the top five positions.
Chip Mate had his sights set on the overall win and he went to work by shooting the high score at 800 yards a 97-2X followed by John Venhous’  96-1X and Paul Barrow and Kelly Roos’ 95-1Xs. At 900 yards Dave Gullo and Ray Hanson tried to make a run on Chip by firing a 93-1X and a 91-2X respectively. But in this game it’s always decided by the score at the 1000 yard line and that’s where Chip and his Shiloh 44-77 really stretched it out over the competition. Chip fired a remarkable 83-1X in extremely tough conditions to take the match win at 271-6X and an eleven point lead over first year shooter Bob Hitchens. Bob is new to the sport and has been working hard on his combination. Bob’s also one of those guys that just make you shake you head as he only has one rifle, a Shiloh Creedmoor 45-70 and one bullet mould a Paul Jones Creedmoor. Goes to show that more stuff isn’t always better maybe just more confusing! Bob also has a secret weapon and that’s his spotter Tom Lewandowski. They have both put a lot of effort into their shooting and it shows.
Sunday arrived at last and it was a perfect day for a rifle match. It was actually cool with temperatures in the 60s and overcast skies. The mirage was not visible so the flags would have to provide the indicators for wind changes. Although the winds were very light they were subtle so it was a challenge to stay in the middle of the target.
Dave Gullo and Klaus Shattleitner shared the lead after 800 yards with a pair of 98-3Xs.
At 900 yards the high scorer was Sharpshooter Eric Halter who was the top scorer with an outstanding 92-2x. Chip had started the match with the goal of just staying on paper and shooting solid scores. He knew that the scores would be higher on Sunday for everyone but he had an eleven point lead and for someone to close that gap it could only happen if Chip made a mistake. Chip Mate doesn’t make mistakes! Even with an outstanding finish by Dave Gullo at 1000 yards with a 90-4X and a one point victory over Chip for the Sunday match win, Chip’s 546-9X aggregate score maintained his eleven point lead over second place Dave Gullo and the Winter National Regional Creedmoor Championship.
Chip was the first resident to win an Arizona State Silhouette Championship last year in November and now he has put that together with an Arizona Regional Creedmoor Championship. Arizona salutes you Chip! You are a true Champion.
We also instituted a new scoring method at this match based on suggestions from a group of shooters headed up by Doc Lay. The intension was to assure all competitors that the scores that were being turned in for record were accurate, not a product of “Creative Scoring”. Basically it entails having one shooter remain on the firing line to score for a pair of competitors and the other shooter carrying out the target pulling duty. This worked pretty well for our first effort with a surprise bonus of providing new shooters the opportunity to observe the seasoned veterans at work on the firing line.
I will continue with this method of scoring my matches and I encourage the NRA and other match directors to adopt it as well. It’s a win-win deal.
This was a very enjoyable match for me and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. It wouldn’t happen without you.
Thanks for choosing to come to Arizona and I hope to see you back next year.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director.

 

 

 

2011 CREEDMOOR CUP

 
COMPETITOR CLASS 800 YRD 900 YRD 1000 YRD TOTAL 800 YRD 900 YRD 1000 YRD TOTAL AGGR. AWARD
ERON AHMER   98-3X 85-0X 83-1X 266-3X 98-5X 88-2X 93-3X 279-10X 545-14X M/WINNER
CHIP MATE   99-1X 89-1X 72-1X 260-3X 98-2x 89-1x 78-0X 265-3X 525-6X 2ND OVERALL
MIKE RIX   94-0X 89-1X 69-0X 252-1X 95-0c 85-0X 79-0X 259-0X 511-1X 3RD OVERALL
DAVE GULLO   99-4X 88-1X 73-1X 260-6X 97-3x 90-3x 63-0x 250-6X 510-12x  
BRYAN YOUNGBERG   97-4X 83-3X 70-0X 247-7X 90-1x 83-0X 76-0X 249-1X 496-8X  
RON CALDERONE   95-5X 89-1X 41-1X 225-6X 92-1x 86-1x 60-0X 238-2X 493-8X  
ERIC HALTER   91-2X 82-0X 63-0X 236-2X 99-4x 85-0x 61-0x 255-4X 491-6X  
RAY HANSON   94-1X 83-0X 57-0X 234-1X 92-1x 84-0x 79-0X 255-1X 489-2X HI SENIOR
STEVE RHOADES   92-1X 89-1X 45-0X 226-2X 86-1x 90-4x 83-1X 259-6X 485-8X  
PAT TAYLOR   91-0X 85-1X 55-0X 231-1X 94-3x 88-0X 65-2X 247-5X 478-6X  
TOBY CRISTLER   90-3X 70-0X 65-0X 225-3X 90-1x 82-0x 81-0X 253-1X 478-4X  
STEVE BALDWIN   98-3X 86-0X 72-1X 256-4X 93-2x 85-1x 40-1X 218-4X 477-8X  
K. SHATTLEITNER   93-1X 70-0X 70-1X 233-2X 93-0x 78-1X 73-0X 244-1X 477-3X  
RICK GREY   92-2X 77-1X 65-0X 234-3X 91-1x 87-1x 62-0x 240-2X 474-5x  
BOB ENGLEBACH   77-0X 78-0X 63-1X 218-1X 88-0x 83-0x 82-1X 253-1X 471-2X High PP
JOHN VENHOUS   80-0X 72-1X 59-0X 211-1X 91-1x 83-1X 73-0X 247-2X 458-3X  
TRENT LAWRENCE   87-1X 82-1X 57-2X 226-4X 85-0x 90-0x 52-1X 227-1X 453-5X  
JIM TERRY   87-0X 83-0X 26-0X 196-1X 92-3x 86-1X 75-1X 253-5X 449-6X  
D. WEESE   90-1X 72-0X 52-1X 214-2X 91-1x 84-1X 56-0X 231-2X 445-4X  
K/ WASSERBURGER   80-1X 78-1X 49-1X 207-3X 89-1x 84-0X 64-0X 237-1X 444-4X HIGH SCOPE
DAN THEODORE   93-1X 71-1X 54-0X 218-2X 73-0x 82-0X 66-0X 221-0X 439-2X  
KIRK MARTIN   87-2X 64-0X 63-1X 214-3X 81-1x 81-1x 60-2X 222-4X 432-7X  
AL SLEDGE   65-0X 68-0X 66-0X 199-0X 91-2x 82-2X 57-0X 230-3X 429-3X  
ZACK TAYLOR   74-2X 61-1X 54-0X 189-3X 87-0x 82-1X 64-0X 233-1X 422-4X  
DARRELL TONN   82-0X 82-0X 48-0X 212-0X 74-1x 64-0X 63-1X 201-2X 413-2X  
GLEN GIPSON   76-0X 83-0X 37-0X 196-0X 87-1x 86-2x 34-0x 207-3X 403-3x  
BOB DELATORRE   60-0X 53-1X 31-0X 144-1X 89-0x 75-1x 60-0X 224-1X 368-2X  
DAVE MAURER   79-1X 51-0X 48-0X 178-1X 79-1x 74-0x 23-0X 176-1X 354-2X  
PAUL LAWRENCE   73-0X 50-0X 36-0X 159-0X 71-0x 60-0x 60-0X 191-0X 350-0X  
DOUG GAZAWAY   79-0X 24-0X 13-0X 116-0X 92-1x 94-1x 67-0X 233-2X 349-2X  
DICK FOSTER   72-0X 27-0X 17-0X 116-0X 90-2x 77-2x 50-0X 217-4X 333-4X  
COLIN WEISZ   73-0X 24-1X 40-0X 142-1X 66-0x 68-0X 54-0X 188-0X 330-1X  
KENT SAVAGE   78-1X 33-0X 13-0X 124-1X 87-0x 88-1X 25-1X 200-2X 324-3X  
TOM MACE   77-1X 45-0X 6-0X 128-0X 74-0x 67-1x 34-0X 175-1X 303-1X  
KEN HEIER   51-0X 34-0X 14-0X 99-0X 72-0x 70-0x 21-0X 163-0X 262-0X  
KELLY ROOS   89-0X 36-0X 24-1X 149-1X DNF DNF DNF DNF 149-1X  
STEVE LORENZ   DNF DNF DNF DNF 48-0x 51-0x 43-1X 142-1X 142-1X  

 

 

2011 WINTERNATIONALS REGIONAL CREEDMOOR

 
COMPETITOR CLASS 800 YD. 900 YD. 1000 YD. TOTAL 800 YD. 900 YD. 1000 YD. TOTAL AGGR. AWARD
CHIP MATE MASTER 97-2X 90-1X 84-3X 271-6X 97-2X 91-1X 87-0X 275-3X 546-9X M/WINNER
DAVE GULLO MASTER 92-1X 93-1X 74-0X 259-2X 98-3X 88-0X 90-4X 276-4X 535-6X 2ND PLACE
BOB HITCHENS EXPERT 94-0X 89-1X 77-0X 260-3X 92-2X 90-1X 85-1X 267-4X 527-7X 3RD PLACE
RAY HANSON MASTER/SR. 91-0X 91-2X 66-0X 248-2X 95-1X 86-1X 84-2X 264-4X 513-6X 1ST MASTER
PAT TAYLOR EXPERT/SR. 84-0X 88-2X 72-0X 244-2X 97-3X 80-1X 85-0X 262-4X 506-6X 1ST EXPERT
ERON AHMER MASTER 89-1X 67-0X 80-0X 236-1X 96-3X 90-0X 83-0X 269-3X 505-4X 2ND MASTER
STEVE BALDWIN MASTER 81-0X 78-0X 83-2X 242-2X 95-3X 85-0X 81-0X 261-3X 503-5X 3RD MASTER
RON CALDERONE MASTER 94-0X 74-0X 72-0X 240-0X 93-2X 89-1X 79-1X 261-4X 501-4X  
MIKE WHITESELL EXPERT 89-0X 78-0X 78-0X 245-0X 92-2X 83-0X 79-1X 254-3X 499-3X 2ND EXPERT
STEVE RHOADES TOLLOFSON 91-1X 78-0X 71-0X 240-1X 90-0X 85-1X 80-0X 255-1X 495-2X 1ST TOLLOFSON
K. SHATTLEITNER MASTER/SR. 91-1X 63-0X 73-0X 227-1X 98-3X 85-0X 84-2X 267-5X 494-6X HIGH SENIOR
MIKE RIX MASTER 91-0X 74-2X 78-1X 243-3X 96-4X 76-0X 77-0X 249-4X 492-7X  
JIMBO TERRY TOLLOFSON 96-6X 75-2X 73-2X 244-10X 93-2X 75-1X 80-0X 248-3X 492-13X 2ND TOLLOFSON
BOB ENGLEBACH MASTER/PP/SR. 94-2X 73-2X 66-0X 233-4X 87-0X 86-2X 85-2X 258-4X 491-8X High PP
DAN THEODORE MASTER 80-2X 71-0X 76-0X 227-2X 90-1X 86-0X 88-1X 264-2X 491-4X  
BRYAN YOUNGBERG EXPERT 85-0X 83-1X 65-0X 233-1X 95-3X 80-1X 78-0X 253-4X 486-5X 3RD EXPERT
JOHN VENHOUS MASTER/SR. 96-1X 68-0X 86-1X 250-2X 84-0X 78-0X 71-1X 233-1X 483-3X  
DOUG GAZAWAY EXPERT/SR. 90-2X 81-0X 50-0X 221-2X 87-0X 86-1X 82-2X 255-3X 476-5X  
DARRELL TONN MASTER/SCOPE 86-2X 77-0X 66-0X 229-2X 93-3X 75-0X 77-2X 245-5X 474-7X HIGH SCOPE
DALE WEESE M/M 79-0X 58-0X 72-1X 209-1X 92-1X 85-1X 85-2X 262-4X 471-5X 1ST MARKSMAN
TOBY CRISLER MASTER 87-0X 73-0X 47-0X 207-0X 95-3X 83-0X 94-0X 262-3X 469-3X  
ERIC HALTER S/S 89-3X 63-0X 50-0X 202-3X 95-2X 92-2X 79-2X 266-2X 468-9X 1ST S/SHOOTER
KIRK MARTIN MASTER 87-1X 76-0X 53-0X 216-1X 89-2X 76-0X 84-1X 249-3X 465-4X  
KELLY ROOS MASTER/SR. 95-2X 71-0X 50-0X 216-2X 94-4X 69-1X 83-1X 247-6X 463-8X  
ZACK TAYLOR EXPERT/SR. 83-0X 74-2X 59-1X 216-3X 86-0X 79-1X 80-1X 245-2X 461-5X  
GLEN GIPSON S/S SR. 84-0X 80-2X 56-2X 220-4X 89-1X 81-1X 69-0X 239-2X 459-6X 2ND S/SHOOTER
DICK HANSEN EXPERT/SR. 79-0X 81-0X 57-0X 217-0X 78-1X 90-2X 73-0X 241-3X 458-3X  
RICK GREY EXPERT/SR, 87-0X 73-0X 36-0X 196-0X 92-2X 82-0X 80-1X 254-3X 450-3X  
K. WASSERBURGER TOLLOFSON 90-1X 76-0X 65-0X 231-1X 72-1X 71-1X 71-0X 214-2X 445-3X  
BOB DELATORRE EXPERT/PP 89-1X 54-0X 65-0X 208-2X 87-0X 65-0X 83-0X 235-0X 443-2X  
PAUL BARROW S/S 95-2X 77-1X 35-0X 207-3X 90-3X 81-0X 61-0X 232-4X 439-7X  
KENT SAVAGE EXPERT 82-2X 73-0X 49-0X 204-2X 87-2X 78-0X 64-0X 229-2X 433-4X  
AL SLEDGE MASTER/SR. 87-1X 55-0X 56-0X 198-1X 93-4X 75-1X 66-0X 234-5X 432-6X  
KEN HEIER S/S SR. P/P 86-0X 58-0X 75-1X 219-1X 81-2X 57-0X 71-1X 209-3X 428-4X  
PAUL LAWRENCE EXPERT/SR. 83-1X 76-0X 33-0X 192-1X 86-1X 64-0X 72-1X 222-2X 414-3X  
CORKY ATKINSON M/M SR. 87-0X 53-0X 47-0X 187-0X 77-0X 82-1X 65-1X 224-2X 411-2X  
DICK FOSTER M/M SR. 84-1X 65-0X 59-0X 208-1X 75-1X 54-0X 50-0X 179-1X 387-2X  
LEE BUMBALOW M/M SR. 80-0X 58-0X 57-0X 195-0X 83-1X 69-0X 35-1X 187-2X 385-2X  
TRENT LAWRENCE TOLLOFSON 89-1X 58-0X 53-0X 200-1X 92-0X 79-0X 6-0X 177-1X 377-2X  
DAVE MAURER MASTER/SR. 74-0X 32-0X 48-0X 154-0X 82-1X 79-1X 38-1X 199-3X 353-3X  
TOM MACE S/S SR. 60-0X 51-0X 49-0X 160-0X 83-0X 51-0X 43-0X 177-0X 337-0X  
COLIN WEISZ M/M SR. 67-0X 55-0X 26-0X 138-0X 76-2X 57-0X 62-0X 195-2X 333-2X  
STEVE LORENZ S/S 56-0X 35-0X 36-0X 127-0X 70-0X 25-0X DNF 95-0X 222-0X  

 

 

EQUIPMENT LIST

 
CHIP MATE     Shiloh Creedmoor 44-77  MVA sights-BACO brass-BACO M2 Money bullet 16-1-75 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-Fed 150M primers-Walter’s .060 wad-Patched w/arsenal patches and antifreeze.

 
ERON AHMER      Browning BPCR 45-90-Baldwin sights-Starline brass-Fed 150M-88 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-B&D 530 gr. bullet-patched w/cotton patches and soluble oil. 

 
DAVE GULLO        Meacham High Wall 45-90-Kelly sight-BACO brass-Fed 150M-82 grs  1 ½ Swiss-BACO 542 bullet-SPG-Poly wad-Patched w/MPro7

 
BOB HITCHENS    Shiloh Creedmoor 45-70-MVA sights-Starline brass-CCI BR2-75 grs 3F Swiss-Paul Jones Creedmoor 540-SPG-.060 Walter’s-Patched w/Arsenal patches and AZ. Sharpshooter Supply solution.

 
MIKE RIX   Browning BPCR 45-90-Browning sights-BACO brass-Rem. 2 ½ -83 grs. 1 ½  Swiss-BACO 545-Eagle lube-Patched w/soluble oil

 
RAY HANSON      Winchester BPCR 45-90=Baldwin sights-Starline brass-Fed 210-83 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-Brooks 540-SPG-Walter’s .030 wad-Blow tube

 
STEVE BALDWIN Winchester 45-90-Baldwin sights-Starline brass-Fed-Swiss-P/Jones 580-Home made lube-Walter’s wad-Patched

 
STEVE RHOADES Shiloh 15# Tollofson 40-82-MVA Scope-BACO brass-CCI BR 2-80 grs. 1 ½ Swiss-BACO Money 400 gr.-Dago Red lube-Walter’s .060 wad-Patched w/Arsenal patches and AZ. Sharpshooters Supply solution

 
BOB ENGLEBACH  CPA Stevens 45-90-Gain twist barrel-MVA/Baldwin sights-Rem. brass-CCI BR 2-99 grs. 1F Swiss-Tom Ballard 538 Paper Patched-.030 LDPE-Patched w/Arsenal patches and Moose Milk

 
KENNY WASSERBURGER  25# Shiloh Tollofson 45-110-MVA scope-Norma brass-WLR-109 grs 1F Goex Express-BACO 540 paper patched-Patched w/Pro-Shot and NAPA WSO.

 
JIMBO TERRY     25# Shiloh Tollofson 45-100-MVA iron sights-Starline brass-Fed 210M-85 grs. 1 1/2F Swiss-P/Jones Money 538-Walter’s .060-Patched w/Sagebrush and WSO.

 
DOUG GAZAWAY Browning BPCR 40-90 Bottleneck-Browning sights-Bertram/Starline brass-WLR-95 grs 1F Swiss-BACO Money 400 grs.-.060 poly-Patched w/Arsenals and NAPA WSO.





To all:
The only results this month will be for the Creedmoor practice match we shot at Ben Avery on the 12th.
We had to cancel the BPCR silhouette match yesterday due to bad weather. Everyone was able to shoot until the lunch break in really tough wind conditions but then the rains came while we were serving lunch and that was the end of the deal.                                                                                                                                                                                          With shooters having to drive home to the mountains, it was a good thing we pulled the plug. The highway to Flagstaff was closed later in the day and those going home to Payson and Prescott had to travel in snow as well.
It was shaping up to be a good match with several out of state shooters in attendance. Too bad they came all the way to Arizona to get out of the cold only to be rained out. Hope they can come back next year.
The Creedmoor match we shot on the 12th was pretty well attended with 14 shooters. For the locals it was the last chance to test loads before the Regional Creedmoor and the Creedmoor Cup next month.
If your name wasn’t Taylor then you were a loser in this match! Both Pat Taylor and Zack Taylor, who aren’t related, fought it out to the end and shot some good scores on the way.
Zack Taylor was top dog at 800 yards with a 95-1X and Pat Taylor was the high scorer at 900 yards with a 95-3X. They were pretty even going into the 1000 yard stage but Pat sealed the deal by shooting a 79-0X from the 1000 yard line for the match win. I was able to tie Pat for high score at 1000 yards with my 40-82 after I figured out that my rifle was fouling out at 800 and 900 yards. I was fire forming brass and figured that was my problem. The windy conditions drying my barrel and the 78 degree temperatures drying out my patches caused the ups and downs I experienced at the shorter yardages. Once I got those issues solved my new 40-82 came back to life and I’m hoping to give everyone a run for the money next month in the Regional. Excuses-Excuses-Excuses!
The infamous Ben Avery winds were in attendance at the Creedmoor and gave all of us a wake-up call about wind calling. Hopefully practice makes perfect.
I want to thank everyone for showing up for the shortened silhouette match and I especially want to thank Rick Grey, Trent Lawrence, Bob Hitchens, Tom Lewandowski, Ross McCullum and Al Lapora for their help last Monday fabricating new targets for the Creemoor matches next month. We should be able to finish all of the 30 new targets tomorrow if it quits raining.
We’ll have brand new targets for both the Creedmoor Cup and the Regional Creedmoor so if you haven’t sent in your entry for the matches please get them in the mail soon so I can finalize the details.
See you in March.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director

 
BEN AVERY 2/12/2011 CREEDMOOR        
PAT TAYLOR     83-0X 95-3X 79-0X 257-3X
ZACK TAYLOR     95-1X 88-1X 65-0X 248-2X
TRENT LAWRENCE     85-1X 80-1X 77-0X 242-2X
CHIP MATE     89-1X 81-1X 71-0X 241-2X
BOB HITCHENS     86-1X 82-1X 67-0X 235-2X
RICK GREY     91-2X 83-1X 59-0X 233-3X
PAUL BARROW     94-2X 86-0X 50-2X 230-4X
MIKE WHITESELL     87-2X 69-0X 65-0X 221-2X
WARREN BARE     63-1X 81-0X 73-2X 217-3X
LEE BUMBALOW     79-1X 65-0X 67-0X 211-1X
STEVE RHOADES     74-0X 54-0X 79-0X 207-0X
ELLIS     60-0X 43-0X 33-0X 136-0X
ROSS MC CULLUM     60-0X 24-0X 24-0X 108-0X
KEN GOSE     85-1X DNF DNF 85-1X


To all:
I thought last year’s Arizona State Championships for Lever Action Silhouette was a tough match for the competitors but 2011 was a real challenge as well.
For two years in a row we have suffered through rough weather conditions but the results are always the same; good shooters end up on the top of the page.
After Thursday’s practice day was blown out by 30-40 mph winds we arrived Friday morning for the Smallbore match with the wind still blowing hard.
We had already lost three good competitors; John King from New Mexico had called in sick, Chip Mate went home with a severe respiratory condition and Lee O’Neil was tied up with a business deal. They were the lucky ones!
Those that were left were faced with trying to shoot a .22 in gale force winds but there was no complaining from anyone as the match got under way.
When you look at the scores it’s obvious who started the match on turkeys and rams as their scores were less than spectacular in match number one. As the match progressed the winds started to subside and by the finish of first match the wind had almost disappeared allowing us to enjoy the lunch break in relative calm conditions.
As always the good shooters rise to the occasion and this year was no exception. At the end of match number two the perennial Smallbore contest between New Mexico’s Rex Ward and Arizona transplant Eric Sundstrom had taken a different turn with Eric coming out on top for his first Arizona State Smallbore Championship and the “Cowboy” trophy that goes with it.
Saturday was the Pistol Caliber Championships and what a change from the previous day. Although it was a little chilly the wind was gone and everyone was anxious to get started.
Match number one was a chance for the ladies to show their stuff with Arizona’s Joy Cox taking the win with a 36X40 followed closely by Jeanie Hershey with a 34X40. The position between the two ladies was held by a pretty good shooter from California, Tony Tello.
The chance for an Arizona sweep of the Pistol Caliber Championship looked pretty good after Eric Sundstrom and Joel Cullum turned in outstanding scores of 37X40s in match number two but Tony Tello with another solid 35X40 took the “Cowboy” trophy home to California.
Two down and one to go but when we all arrived at the range Sunday morning for the Rifle Caliber Championships there was a real doubt that that match would even be held.
The winds were back and with a vengeance! 30-40 mph with no let up in sight so it was decided to go somewhere warm and return at noon to make the decision to shoot or cancel.
To my surprise all of the competitors returned to the range at noon and even though the wind was still blowing down the targets the decision was made to shoot one 60 shot match for the Championships. Thank God for automatic resetting targets!
It became a contest to see who could actually hit a target before it was blown down by the wind but with everyone’s cooperation the first couple of relays were finished without any real complications and the wind was starting to cooperate enough that everyone was able to shoot at a full bank of targets.
This was a winner take all deal and the normal cast of characters was fighting it out for the win.    
Eric Sundstrom shot fifteen chickens and fifteen pigs in a row but trouble on the turkey line dropped him back to fourth behind Rex Ward and Joy Cox. Also shooting solid scores was sophomore AAA shooter Craig Buchanan.
Craig has really worked on his Lever Action skills since taking up the sport a couple of years ago and 2011 looks to be his breakout year.
Craig shot an outstanding 51X60 to secure his first State Championship and with his dedication and skill this won’t be the last “Cowboy” trophy he will be taking home.
Although the conditions were pretty severe for this years matches the cooperation of ALL of the competitors made it a positive experience.
The only negative result from the 2011 Championships was the loss of Kathleen Garvin’s Winchester Model 94-22M rifle. The rifle was in a black soft case and we all believe someone picked it up by mistake after Friday’s match. Please check your gun cases and make sure you didn’t accidentally pick it up. If you have it please contact me at bpsteve@cox.net.
Thanks to all that braved the conditions at this years match and with what we have had to contend with for the past two years I’m looking into changing the dates for the 2012 Arizona State Lever Action Championships. We are limited in our selection of dates at Ben Avery and I don’t want to conflict with other State Championships so I’ll keep everyone posted about a change.
Thanks for attending, thanks to Jim Goodnight and Jeanie Hershey for helping with the match chores and thanks to everyone for being ladies and gentlemen.
See you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director. 

 
SMALLBORE
COMPETITOR CLASS     C   P   T   R       C   P   T   R       AGG. AWARD
E. SUNDSTROM M SR 10 10 9 8 37   8 10 9 9 36 73 AZ. STATE CHAMPION
R. WARD M SR 9 10 9 8 36   8 9 9 8 34 70 1ST MASTER
T. TELLO M SR 9 9 8 7 33   8 10 10 8 36 69 2ND MASTER
T. LAWRENCE AAA SR 6 10 7 7 30   9 9 7 9 34 64 1ST AAA
J. GOODNIGHT M SR 7 10 8 2 27   7 10 10 9 36 63 HIGH SENIOR
G. HESTER AAA SR 9 10 9 6 34   7 9 7 6 29 63 2ND AAA
K. GARVIN AAA WM 6 9 5 9 29   9 10 10 5 34 63 3RD AAA
J. CULLUM AAA   9 8 6 8 31   8 9 7 7 31 62  
J. HERSHEY AAA WM 8 9 5 8 30   6 8 5 6 25 62 HIGH WOMAN
T. FINLEY AAA   7 10 5 8 30   8 6 6 8 28 58  
J. CULLUM AA   8 10 4 4 26   8 9 7 8 32 58 1ST AA
M. DUCHENE AA WM 5 9 8 9 31   5 6 7 9 27 58 2ND AA
J. COX M WM 7 9 6 6 28   10 9 6 4 29 57  
C. BUCHANAN AAA SR 9 6 5 7 27   8 9 5 8 30 57  
D. PALAGI AA   8 10 4 7 29   6 10 4 7 27 56 3RD AA
W. DENNY AAA SR 6 9 3 5 23   7 8 5 10 30 53  
D. OSTLER AA   5 8 3 8 24   7 8 7 7 29 53  
B. COLE M SR 8 9 4 7 28   3 7 7 7 24 52  
D. ALCORN AA   7 9 7 8 28   7 7 3 7 24 52  
F. STANSBURY AA SR 5 7 5 5 22   8 8 9 5 30 52  
D. SPURLOCK AAA SR 8 7 5 5 25   7 8 5 6 26 51  
R. HERSHEY AAA SR 7 9 4 5 25   6 8 5 6 25 50  
J. NESBITT AA   5 8 7 6 26   7 7 7 3 24 50  
J. EGGLESTON AAA SR 5 10 5 4 24   6 8 5 6 25 49  
V. SPURLOCK A WM 8 7 4 8 27   6 7 4 5 22 49 1ST A
E. O'NEIL A WM 5 6 6 4 21   6 8 6 7 27 48  
G. FRANKS AA SR 4 8 4 7 23   5 7 5 6 23 46  
T. MORROW AAA   6 10 3 1 20   5 8 3 7 23 43  
J. DUCHENE A   5 7 7 2 21   6 5 5 4 20 41  
R. MAZE A SR 5 6 1 2 14   8 9 5 5 27 41  
R. BURTON AA SR 7 4 3 5 19   6 6 5 2 19 38  
B. DELATORRE AA   3 7 4 2 16   5 7 4 6 22 38  
K. GOSE A SR 3 8 5 4 29   4 2 2 5 13 33  
B. BURTON A WM 4 5 3 3 15   3 6 3 4 16 31  

 
PISTOL CALIBER
COMPETITOR CLASS     C   P   T   R       C   P   T   R       AGG. AWARD
T. TELLO M SR 8 10 9 8 35   10 9 7 9 35 70 AZ. STATE CHAMPION
J. CULLUM AAA   6 10 7 7 30   9 10 9 9 37 67 1ST AAA
J. HERSHEY AAA WM 7 9 9 9 34   9 10 8 6 33 67 2ND AAA
E/ SUNDSTROM MASTER SR 7 7 8 7 29   10 10 9 8 37 66 1ST MASTER
T. FINLEY AAA   8 10 7 8 33   8 9 9 7 33 66 3RD AAA
J.  COX AAA WM 9 10 7 10 36   6 8 8 7 29 65 HIGH WOMAN
R. WARD AAA SR 9 8 8 9 34   8 7 9 6 30 64 HIGH SENIOR
J. GOODNIGHT MASTER SR 4 10 8 6 28   9 9 8 8 34 62  
D. PALAGI AAA   8 10 5 7 30   7 9 6 9 31 61  
W. DENNY AAA SR 8 8 8 7 31   7 10 7 6 30 61  
G. HESTER AAA SR 6 9 7 6 28   8 9 6 9 32 60  
C. BUCHANAN AAA SR 9 10 6 4 29   6 10 7 8 31 60  
R. HERSHEY AAA SR 9 8 9 9 35   6 7 7 5 25 60  
D. PEDERSEN AA SR 6 9 7 6 28   9 10 7 6 32 60 1ST AA
C. SPURLOCK AA   6 8 6 9 29   5 10 8 7 30 59 2ND AA
B. COLE AAA SR 8 9 8 5 30   7 9 6 5 27 57  
T. LAWRENCE AAA SR 8 10 4 4 26   8 9 8 6 31 57  
J. CULLUM AA   6 7 5 7 25   7 10 8 6 31 56 3RD AA
K. GARVIN AAA WM 5 9 5 8 27   6 9 5 8 28 55  
V. SPURLOCK AA WM 6 8 0 5 19   5 7 6 6 24 53  
I. DICE AAA SR 7 8 5 5 25   9 5 6 7 27 52  
T. MORROW AAA   6 9 6 3 24   7 7 8 6 28 52  
D. OSTLER AA   9 6 5 6 26   7 7 7 5 25 51  
J. NESBITT AA   7 6 6 6 25   5 8 6 7 26 51  
O. GRESS AA SR 5 6 7 7 25   4 6 7 8 25 50  
K. GOSE A SR 4 9 5 6 25   7 7 6 5 25 50 1ST A
R. BLOUNT AA SR 5 8 5 3 21   7 9 7 5 28 49  
M. DUCHENE AA WM 8 7 6 6 27   5 9 3 5 22 49  
F. STANSBURY AA SR 5 8 7 3 23   5 9 2 7 23 46  
D. ALCORN AA   6 8 5 5 24   6 6 4 6 22 46  
B. DELATORRE AA   4 9 1 6 20   7 8 4 6 25 45  
B. DANIELS AA   5 7 4 7 23   4 8 5 5 22 45  
D. SPURLOCK AAA SR 3 9 5 3 20   6 7 7 5 25 45  
J. DUCHENE AA   6 5 3 6 20   8 9 5 3 25 45  
G. FRANKS AAA SR 7 9 6 4 26   3 10 2 2 17 43  
R. MAZE AA SR 8 9 2 7 26   3 6 3 4 16 42  
D. WEBER A SR 2 7 2 6 17   6 6 4 8 24 41  
S. RODRIGUEZ A   8 5 3 4 20   6 5 3 6 20 40  
B. BURTON A WM 3 5 5 4 17   8 7 3 4 22 39  
E. O'NEIL A WM 4 2 3 4 13   6 9 3 7 25 38  
R. BURTON AA SR 4 5 2 5 16   3 8 6 1 13 34  
D. SISSELL A SR 3 6 4 4 17   3 4 3 2 12 29  
J. EGGLESTON AA SR 5 6 1 1 13   4 5 1 4 14 27  

 

RIFLE CALIBER
COMPETITOR CLASS     C   P   T   R   AWARD
C. BUCHANAN AAA SR. 12 15 11 13 51 AZ. STATE CHAMPION
R. WARD MASTER SR. 15 14 10 11 50 1ST MASTER
J.  COX MASTER WM 13 14 12 11 50 HIGH WOMAN
E/ SUNDSTROM MASTER SR. 15 15 8 11 49  
K. GARVIN AAA WM. 14 14 9 12 49 1ST AAA
T. TELLO MASTER SR. 15 12 9 13 49 HIGH SENIOR
B. COLE MASTER SR. 11 14 10 12 47  
J. CULLUM AAA   13 12 9 8 42 2ND AAA
W. DENNY AAA SR. 15 14 4 8 41 3RD AAA
G. HESTER AAA SR. 12 12 8 8 40  
C. SPURLOCK AA   12 10 11 7 40 1ST AA
J. GOODNIGHT MASTER SR. 12 11 9 7 39  
J. CULLUM AA   12 10 10 7 39 2ND AA
D. OSTLER AA   13 9 8 9 39 3RD AA
D. PALAGI AAA   9 10 9 9 37  
T. LAWRENCE AA SR. 9 10 10 7 36  
W. BISSONNETTE AA SR. 12 12 4 8 36  
R. HERSHEY AAA SR. 6 10 7 10 33  
D. PEDERSEN AA   8 11 7 7 33  
G. FRANKS AA SR. 8 11 5 9 33  
F. STANSBURY AA SR. 11 7 5 9 33  
T. FINLEY AAA   12 10 3 7 32  
D. ALCORN AA   11 10 4 7 32  
E O'NEIL A WM. 9 8 7 7 31 1ST A
M. DUCHENE AA WM. 11 6 5 9 31  
J. NESBITT AA   8 12 5 6 31  
J. HERSHEY AAA WM. 14 3 7 6 30  
O. GRESS AA SR. 10 12 4 4 30  
D. SISSELL AA SR. 7 11 5 7 30  
I. DICE AA SR. 13 8 5 3 29  
R. BLOUNT AAA SR. 10 11 5 3 29  
V. SPURLOCK AA WM. 12 9 3 4 28  
D. SPURLOCK AA SR. 9 7 6 6 28  
T. MORROW AA   10 11 3 4 28  
R. BURTON A SR. 4 9 7 6 26  
J. DUCHENE AA   8 5 4 6 23  
R. MAZE AA SR. 6 9 1 4 20  
J. EGGLESTON AA SR. 5 6 2 6 19  
B. BURTON A WM. 5 8 4 0 17  

EQUIPMENT LIST

ERIC SUNDSTROM        SMALLBORE- Winchester 94-22-Federal ammo-     

                                                 Redfield rear-Lyman post front.

                                PISTOL CAL.-Winchester 94-22M-Federal ammo- 

                                                  Williams rear-bead front.

                                RIFLE CAL.-336 Marlin 30-30-150 gr. w/4895- 

                                                Williams rear-post front

 

JOY COX                    SMALLBORE-Winchester 94-22-Eley ammo

                                               Marble rear-bead front.

                                PISTOL CAL.-Winchester 94-22M-Federal ammo

                                                  Williams rear-bead front.

                                RIFLE CAL.-336 Marlin 30-30-150 gr. w/4895

                                                Williams rear-post front.

 

REX WARD                  SMALLBORE-Marlin 39A-Eley ammo-Tang rear

                                Fiber optic front.

                                PISTOL CAL.-Marlin 357 Mag.-Hornady w/4227

                                Tang rear-Fiber optic front.

                                RIFLE CAL.-Marlin 336 30-30-Speer w/XMR 4064

                                Williams rear-Fiber optic front.

 

TRENT LAWRENCE  SMALLBORE-Marlin 39A-Federal Gold Medal

                                           Marble rear-Marble front.

                          PISTOL CAL.-Marlin 32-20- Saeco cast bullet

                                           3F Swiss black powder-Marble rear

                                           Marble front.

                           RIFLE CAL.-Marlin Cowboy 38-55- Lyman cast bullet

                                           2F Swiss black powder-Williams rear

                                           Marble front.


 

 

To all:

Things are still hectic again this month as I’m preparing for the State Lever Action Championships next week, so the story for the Creedmoor that we shot on the 8th and the BPCR Silhouette we shot this Saturday is combined.
I would like to point out an exceptional score shot in the Creedmoor by Chip Mate and his 44-77 Shiloh of 278-3x! It was a nice job of shooting by Chip and a nice job of spotting by his partner Ken Gose.
In our silhouette match this weekend, Harvey Trace didn’t win again. I have to accept the blame for that as I spotted for him this month. He also managed to outshoot me on the chickens again. I’m starting to get a complex!
The “Big Dog” this month was first time match winner Bob Hitchens.
Bob also shot his first Master score of 31X40 in winning the match in spite of some MAJOR wind conditions in the early relays. Spotting and coaching was handled by Tom Lewandowski who is recovering from eye surgery. Tom won’t be able to shoot for another couple of months but he still comes to the matches and spots for his shooting partner. It was a good team effort that really paid off this month for Bob and Tom.
Next week is the Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette State Championships followed next month by another Creedmoor on the 12th and a BPCR Silhouette on the 19th.
See you at the range.
Steve Rhoades
Match Director


BEN AVERY            
BPCR SILHOUETTE 1/15/2011          
BOB HITCHENS AAA 6 10 6 9 31
CHIP MATE MASTER 6 8 9 6 29
HARVEY TRACE AAA-SCOPE 5 6 6 10 27
STEVE RHOADES AAA 2 7 8 10 27
SMOKEY SLAUGHTER AAA-SCOPE 2 9 9 6 26
JACK PAULING AA 3 9 9 4 25
LARRY WILKES AAA 2 10 10 3 25
RICK GREY AA 2 10 8 5 25
RON CALDERONE MASTER 5 6 6 7 24
ZACK TAYLOR MD. AA 4 10 4 6 24
PAUL BARROW AA 2 9 5 8 24
ZACK TAYLOR AAA 1 9 4 10 24
RICHARD WILKES AA 5 9 5 4 23
DAVE NATER AA 6 8 1 7 22
LEE BUMBALOW AAA-SCOPE 3 8 5 6 22
TRENT LAWRENCE AAA 2 8 7 5 22
MIKE WHITESELL AAA 2 8 6 6 22
DAVE MAURER MASTER 5 6 6 4 21
DENNIS HALL AA 1 8 8 3 20
JIM DORRELL A 1 6 6 7 20
RICH BLOUNT AA-SCOPE 5 8 2 4 19
KEN GOSE AAA 1 7 5 6 19
DOUG HART AA 0 10 8 1 19
PERRY SHIRLEY A 2 7 5 4 18
DWIGHT SISSELL A-SCOPE 1 8 2 7 18
PAT TAYLOR MASTER 0 8 2 8 18
JIM DODSON AA 3 6 3 5 17
IVAN DICE A-SCOPE 1 10 2 4 17
WARREN BARE A 2 7 6 1 16
DAVE PHILLIPS AA 2 7 3 4 16
JACKIE TAYLOR B-WOMAN 0 3 1 0 4

 

 
BEN AVERY 1/8/2011 CREEDMOOR        
CHIP MATE   44-77 98-1X 95-0X 85-2X 278-3X
ZACK TAYLOR    94-1X 94-2X 78-1X 266-4X
RON CALDERONE   45-90 88-1X 91-2X 82-3X 261-6X
ZACK TAYLOR MD.     90-3X 78-1X 81-1X 249-5X
STEVE RHOADES   40-82 96-1X 81-1X 71-0X 248-1X
RICK GREY     80-0X 88-3X 78-0X 246-3X
TRENT LAWRENCE   45-90 74-1X 88-1X 70-2X 232-4X
MIKE WHITESELL   45-90-SCOPE 75-1X 77-1X 75-0X 227-2X
WARREN BARE     72-0X 82-1X 56-1X 210-3X
KEN GOSE   45-90 77-0X 77-0X 58-0X 202-0X
JIM DORRELL   PAPER PATCH 89-0X 47-0X 46-0X 182-0X
AL LAPORRA     DNF 61-0X 29-0X 097-0X








 

 

 






             
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