SUMMER CAMP TIME

Please remember to check the calendar prior to heading to the range as 4H Summer Camps are now in session for the next 8 weeks. We cannot be anywhere on the ranges while the campers are there.

Art Schoner
ASC Pres.

Work Party July 13th

We are planning a work party on July 13th to start repairs on strengthening the ballistic wall. We will be adding 2x6s to both sides of the wall and also preparation for a cap on top of the ballistic wall. We will be securing these 2x6s with thru bolts at each post. We will need 1/2″ drills and boring bits for a 1/2″ carriage bolts. Saws will be needed for cutting the wood also. Some of the work will have to be done from a ladder or (scaffolding if anyone has any.) A generator or 2 and/or long extension cords will be needed. Please reach out to me if you will be able to attend and any specialty tools you may be able to bring. You can shoot me a text at 804-895-1278 or my email mo@airfieldshootingclub.org. We will also be doing general cleanup and we have some target backers that can be made up also.

 

Cory

ASC MO

Rimfire Challenge – ARA Modified Benchrest 50-Yard Precision Skill Challenge on June 16th.

Experience the fun of a friendly ARA Modified bench-rest shooting event uniquely designed to test and challenge your shooting skills. Join us on Sunday, June 16th, for a day of precision 22LR shooting.

The shooters will follow a modified version of the ARA Benchrest Shooting Competition, shooting four to six official ARA 25 bull targets.  Each shooter gets 20 mins to complete each target.  Factory or unlimited target classifications. The cost is $5 for ASC Members and $10 for Non-Members.

All participants must attend the Safety Meeting to shoot!  The range set-up/sighting-in period lasts until 8:30 AM, and then the range goes cold for the 8:30 AM Mandatory Safety Meeting/Instructions. The match starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and lasts until 12 noon.

All participants must attend the Safety Meeting to shoot!  *** The 25 – 50 Meter Range is Closed for this Event. *** For more information about this event, Contact the Match Director, Tom Sanford, at rimfire@airfieldshootingclub.org.

June Bowling Pin Match Results – Longtime Match Director sets new club record

Gentle Shooters,

I am pleased to post the results of the June 2024 ASC Bowling Pin Match. We set a new record on the range today. Longtime match director Steven Gordon posted a combined aggregate five gun score of 536.01 seconds. That is nearly nine minutes of agonizing struggling on the firing line. When interviewed after the match Gordon was sanguine regarding the achievement. “There is actually a possible 1,300 seconds in a five string aggregate score. With a little more focus on poor trigger control and sight alignment I think we can push the number higher and we are really just beginning to explore jerking the follow through” he stated. For those of you who are less creative about missing the pins, your scores are reported below.

Our next match is July 5th.

Steven

Finish Competitor String 1 String 2 String 3 String 4 Total Fastest String
Carbine
1 Art Schoner 3.35 2.83 3.01 3.00 12.19
2 Paul Lynch 3.86 2.79 2.66 3.34 12.65 2.66
3 Frank Sanders 5.26 3.33 2.79 5.32 16.70
4 Courtney Bolze 3.77 13.22 8.25 4.79 30.03
5 Steven Gordon 55.00 4.35 2.82 2.58 64.75
6 Cory Allen 25.00 25.00 25.00 3.45 78.45
7 Chris Covert 7.37 25.00 14.54 45.00 91.91
8 Cort Tompkins 35.00 35.00 8.54 35.00 113.54
Major
1 Cort Tompkins 7.17 5.39 3.35 3.37 19.28 3.35
2 Cory Allen 11.93 12.69 6.45 8.30 39.37
3 Dennis O’Conner 11.39 13.83 9.19 11.88 46.29
4 Dan Kniseley 8.71 8.92 9.59 25.00 52.22
NFS Phillip Van Cleave 12.68 25.00 7.28 12.68 57.64
5 Paul Lynch 8.32 35.00 4.61 10.40 58.33
NFS Dennis O’Conner 5.45 35.00 7.29 14.01 61.75
6 Frank Sanders 9.31 11.14 10.18 35.00 65.63
7 Art Schoner 12.85 8.42 35.00 9.39 65.66
8 Matt Altekruse 7.64 5.68 7.37 45.00 65.69
9 Courtney Bolze 25.00 10.70 14.08 25.00 74.78
10 Phillip Van Cleave 6.89 10.96 8.59 55.00 81.44
11 Steven Gordon 25.00 12.83 25.00 25.00 87.83
12 Daniel Stayner 25.00 45.00 7.42 25.00 102.42
Minor
1 Cort Tompkins 6.05 5.80 4.43 4.47 20.75 4.43
NFS Don Davis 6.68 7.89 5.24 5.48 25.29
2 Paul Lynch 11.26 7.35 6.27 8.36 33.24
NFS Phillip Van Cleave 9.50 8.50 7.16 10.00 35.16
3 Art Schoner 7.45 9.85 10.32 11.92 39.54
4 Matt Altekruse 25.00 8.16 8.40 8.55 50.11
5 Don Davis 12.69 25.00 7.85 5.12 50.66
NFS Matt Altekruse 6.66 13.61 5.99 25.00 51.26
6 Bob Coleman 14.90 13.18 13.29 11.67 53.04
7 Dennis O’Conner 11.91 10.44 9.41 25.00 56.76
8 Courtney Bolze 13.37 9.26 35.00 8.91 66.54
NFS Dennis O’Conner 8.46 25.00 10.85 25.00 69.31
9 Cory Allen 6.56 35.00 9.43 25.00 75.99
NFS Bob Coleman 12.58 12.51 35.00 25.00 85.09
10 Phillip Van Cleave 8.67 7.36 65.00 8.62 89.65
11 Steven Gordon 14.24 11.30 45.00 25.00 95.54
12 Dan Kniseley 45.00 35.00 12.80 11.83 104.63
13 Frank Sanders 9.82 35.00 35.00 35.00 114.82
Revolver
1 Cort Tompkins 4.15 5.36 5.61 3.63 18.75 3.63
2 Art Schoner 8.84 9.78 6.03 5.80 30.45
3 Cory Allen 8.85 5.49 5.49 25.00 44.83
4 Courtney Bolze 8.71 5.76 7.72 25.00 47.19
5 Daniel Stayner 6.09 12.33 8.12 25.00 51.54
6 Paul Lynch 11.90 25.00 9.45 10.50 56.85
7 Frank Sanders 35.00 7.51 25.00 11.33 78.84
8 Chris Covert 25.00 25.00 35.00 65.00 150.00
9 Steven Gordon 25.00 25.00 45.00 65.00 160.00
Sub
1 Cort Tompkins 5.04 9.46 6.12 4.32 24.94 4.32
NFS Phillip Van Cleave 8.53 8.40 12.57 6.99 36.49
2 Courtney Bolze 6.39 11.07 12.26 10.06 39.78
3 Paul Lynch 8.31 7.96 10.96 25.00 52.23
4 Art Schoner 12.80 7.58 25.00 11.43 56.81
5 Cory Allen 35.00 10.90 10.90 7.63 64.43
NFS Matt Altekruse 25.00 25.00 6.95 10.28 67.23
6 Don Davis 55.00 8.58 8.84 6.22 78.64
7 Dennis O’Conner 12.91 25.00 35.00 14.36 87.27
8 Phillip Van Cleave 10.76 5.91 45.00 35.00 96.67
9 Matt Altekruse 35.00 10.93 25.00 35.00 105.93
NFS Don Davis 55.00 6.15 25.00 25.00 111.15
NFS Dennis O’Conner 13.73 25.00 65.00 9.11 112.84
10 Frank Sanders 12.76 13.29 45.00 45.00 116.05
11 Steven Gordon 25.00 45.00 12.89 45.00 127.89
12 Chris Covert 45.00 55.00 25.00 35.00 160.00
5 Gun Aggregate Carbine Major Minor Revolver Sub Total
Cort Tompkins 113.54 19.28 20.75 18.75 24.94 197.26
Art Schoner 12.19 65.66 39.54 30.45 56.81 204.65
Paul Lynch 12.65 58.33 33.24 56.85 52.23 213.3
Courtney Bolze 30.03 74.78 66.54 47.19 39.78 258.32
Cory Allen 78.45 39.37 75.99 44.83 64.43 303.07
Frank Sanders 16.7 65.63 114.82 78.84 116.05 392.04
Steven Gordon 64.75 87.83 95.54 160 127.89 536.01

Lets Go Bowling Pin Shooting!

Gentle Shooters,

The long range forecast for this Saturday, June 1st calls for sunny skies, light winds, temps in the low 80’s and times for five carbine powered pins of under two seconds. Yes, there will be a Bowling Pin Match this Saturday, June 1st at the scenic Airfield Shooting Club range in pastoral Wakefield VA. Rules for the match and directions to the range can be found on the ASC Web site. For specific questions about the match, email our resident assistant chief pinhead at stevengordon@cox.net.

See you Saturday

Steven

Rimfire Challenge

This month’s Rimfire Challenge will be the Modified Metal Madness; it is a speed shooting competition consisting of shooting five steel targets in the proper order using a 22LR pistol or rifle. Competitors are scored solely by the time it takes to complete each stage. The course of fire is designed to be completed by even the most inexperienced shooter using one 10-round magazine per string without the need to reload “on the clock.” It is recommended to have 2 – 5 magazines; note a maximum of 10 round limits per string.  The match winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time.  We will set up a couple of benchrest stations and KYL “Know Your Limits” spinner targets if you want to try them.

The range is set up at 7:00 am, Safety Meeting 8:00-8:30 am, and the safety meeting is mandatory to shoot the match. The match starts immediately after the safety meeting.  Contact Match Director: Tom Sanford, rimfire@airfieldshooting.org

**Changes to Lock Combinations**

The lock combinations will be changing this coming Saturday, May 18th by mid-day. If you do not plan on renewing your membership, please email secretary@airfieldshootingclub.org so we remove you from the roster.

Renewals from now through May 31st will not be assessed a late fee of $25, which begins June 1st.

May Bowling Pin Results – We are still not quite there yet…

Gentle Shooters,

Far be it for me to stoke the continued fixation around the bowling pin community regarding the lowest elapsed time for a pistol caliber carbine string during a sanctioned competition. No, I am but your humble scribe. None other that our President ushered me into his home Saturday evening to tell me how it went down. Taylor Strickland had just set the club record for carbine only to have it broken the same day by Cory Allen. To paraphrase the ancient Bill Joel song, “If you want to make a hit you gotta make it fit, so they cut it down to 2.05.” Congratulations. Can 1.99 be far away? There was a bunch of other shooting, all of which is listed below. We will do it again June 1st. See you there.

Steven

 

Competitor String 1 String 2 String 3 String 4 Total Fastest String
Carbine
1 Taylor Strickland 2.54 3.37 2.33 2.53 10.77
2 Paul Lynch 3.01 2.99 3.08 2.48 11.56
3 Cory Allen 7.11 2.13 2.05 3.13 14.42 2.05
4 Kenny Hardee 6.64 3.95 4.03 3.49 18.11
5 Cort Tompkins 2.82 5.06 5.95 4.50 18.33
6 Courtney Bolze 4.16 3.81 7.52 7.32 22.81
7 Rod Quiros 7.81 6.37 4.51 4.81 23.50
8 Tom Sandford 10.80 25.00 11.29 25.00 72.09
Major
1 Cort Tompkins 3.80 3.76 3.56 3.28 14.40 3.28
2 Cory Allen 3.98 6.08 4.60 6.44 21.10
3 Paul Lynch 8.61 4.97 3.89 5.48 22.95
4 Kenny Hardee 7.74 6.50 10.08 9.29 33.61
5 Taylor Strickland 9.69 9.58 7.13 7.97 34.37
6 Art Schoner 13.06 5.82 6.86 9.24 34.98
7 Matt Altekruse 6.78 8.16 6.40 45.00 66.34
8 Dan Kniseley 25.00 35.00 6.17 9.82 75.99
9 Courtney Bolze 25.00 35.00 10.84 35.00 105.84
10 Chris Covert 45.00 35.00 35.00 35.00 150.00
Minor
1 Taylor Strickland 6.27 5.76 4.79 5.45 22.27
2 Kenny Hardee 7.72 5.93 6.06 5.47 25.18
3 Cort Tompkins 5.45 4.44 8.55 7.39 25.83 4.44
4 Paul Lynch 7.60 7.57 7.66 6.56 29.39
5 Matt Altekruse 5.49 11.05 10.52 6.19 33.25
6 Rod Quiros 7.80 8.60 7.47 9.97 33.84
7 Cory Allen 11.32 5.27 11.17 10.31 38.07
NFS Rod Quiros 10.61 13.03 8.97 9.77 42.38
8 Art Schoner 9.09 11.90 7.79 13.65 42.43
9 Tom Sandford 11.63 13.73 11.03 14.52 50.91
10 Frank Sanders 11.92 8.06 35.00 6.52 61.50
NFS Matt Altekruse 8.63 11.06 35.00 11.66 66.35
11 Dan Kniseley 35.00 9.08 12.69 10.11 66.88
NFS Steve Galovics 25.00 35.00 10.55 35.00 105.55
12 Courtney Bolze 35.00 25.00 25.00 35.00 120.00
13 Steve Galovics 35.00 85.00 13.82 13.74 147.56
Revolver
1 Cort Tompkins 3.20 3.80 5.69 3.48 16.17 3.20
2 Kenny Hardee 7.00 11.95 5.88 3.72 28.55
3 Cory Allen 7.23 5.44 4.46 25.00 42.13
4 Paul Lynch 11.12 10.59 7.09 13.79 42.59
5 Courtney Bolze 8.09 25.00 7.86 9.19 50.14
6 Dan Kniseley 25.00 7.66 7.25 14.70 54.61
7 Art Schoner 7.59 45.00 6.88 5.91 65.38
8 George Woody 35.00 9.28 35.00 11.26 90.54
9 Taylor Strickland 25.00 11.42 25.00 35.00 96.42
10 Chris Covert 35.00 25.00 14.10 35.00 109.10
Sub
1 Cort Tompkins 3.96 6.42 4.02 7.23 21.63 3.96
2 Kenny Hardee 7.11 4.55 5.54 6.57 23.77
NFS Matt Altekruse 8.54 7.39 8.12 6.93 30.98
3 Dan Kniseley 6.48 10.69 6.70 9.91 33.78
4 Tom Sandford 7.19 12.12 10.41 7.06 36.78
5 Art Schoner 9.21 9.63 9.58 12.35 40.77
6 Paul Lynch 25.00 10.38 5.81 11.95 53.14
7 Cory Allen 35.00 6.58 5.32 6.82 53.72
8 Courtney Bolze 11.01 9.00 65.00 5.44 90.45
9 Frank Sanders 55.00 25.00 11.67 13.66 105.33
10 Ray Chappell 11.23 25.00 25.00 45.00 106.23
11 Taylor Strickland 45.00 5.09 8.97 55.00 114.06
12 Matt Altekruse 14.36 25.00 55.00 35.00 129.36
13 Chris Covert 45.00 35.00 25.00 25.00 130.00
14 George Woody 55.00 25.00 45.00 35.00 160.00
5 Gun Aggregate Carbine Major Minor Revolver Sub Total
Cort Tompkins 18.33 14.40 25.83 16.17 21.63 96.36
Kenny Hardee 18.11 33.61 25.18 28.55 23.77 129.22
Paul Lynch 30.98 11.56 22.95 29.39 42.59 137.47
Cory Allen 14.42 21.1 38.07 42.13 53.72 169.44
Taylor Strickland 10.77 34.37 22.27 96.42 114.06 277.89
Courtney Bolze 22.81 105.84 120 50.14 90.45 389.24

Skeet and Trap 101!

Have you always wanted to learn how to shoot skeet or trap?  Now’s your chance!

Corrected a couple typos from the last post.

Dale Mullin will be leading Skeet 101 on May 11th from 9-5.  You must have had the Shotgun 101 or generally be proficient with a shotgun in order to take this class. Dale will take you through the game of skeet shooting while teaching you the fundamentals of shooting skeet.

Scott Sampson will be leading the Trap 101 on May 25th from 9-5. You must have had the Shotgun 101 or generally be proficient with a shotgun in order to take this class. Scott will take you through the game of Trap shooting while teaching you the fundamentals of shooting Trap.

These are two separate courses.  You must sign up and pay for each.

The cost for each of the classes is:

  • members is $40/person
  • non-members is $50/per person.

To sign up contact Scott Sampson at instructor@airfieldshootingclub.org.

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