2018 October 21st – CAGC – CT State FT Match

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    gonzav71
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    CT State Match Date: October 21st, Sunday 
     
    Rifle Match – 60 shot – 30 target – 10 lanes. Average distance approximately +35 yards.  Two shots per target – 6 shots per lane. 6 min time limit. 

    Pistol Match – 40 shots – 20 target – 10 lanes. 10-25 yards. Two shots per target. 4 shots per lane. 4 min time limit. All standing offhand shots. All 1 ½" KZ. 

     
    The following AAFTA classes and rules will be used:  
    PCP – Combined Hunter-Unlimited*, Open, WFTF 

    Piston – Combined WFTF-Open-Unlimited*, Hunter 

    *Unlimited Class (attached bipods, tripods, range finders are allowed) 

    Pistol – Combined Hands, Limited & Hunter 
     
    9:00 AM Sign Up/Open Practice  
    10:00 AM Shooter's Meeting/Match start  
     
    Entry fee: $20 Adults, $10 Juniors or CAG members 
    Must sign a waiver/release of liability form. Eye protection is required.

    Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places (5 or more people), custom face plate for 1st place.

    Loaner air rifle available (Crosman Custom Shop Marauder – Mueller 8-32×44 scope for Hunter (sticks included) or Open Class PCP) 

    Drinks and pizza will be served after rifle match. Pistol match will start after lunch. 
    Highly recommend bringing your own folding chair and wearing waterproof boots  

    4500 psi 75 cu. ft. air tank will be available for PCP shooters.  
     
    Location: Private property of Ron Dumond. 
    1001 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon, CT 06249 

    https://ctairgunners.weebly.com/  
    Contact:  Leo Gonzales  
    e-mail: [email protected]  
    cell: (203) 988-4261 

    Alternate Contact:  John Eroh – cell: (774) 521-8369

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    chasdicapua
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    Looking forward to it and shooting with you guys again.  

    Chas

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    dayjd
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    Leo, AFFTA  guidelines recommend 7 mintues for 6 shots and 5 minutes for 4 shots. Many don't need that extra minute for setup but it's nice to have even if you don't need it. It seems that some clubs are cutting back on our time because WFTF shooters are not allowed more that a minute per spot. That to me doesn't represent the majority that don't shoot by WFTF world rules.  JMHO   Bill Day

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    John_in_Ma
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    One week away and I'm itchin to get back to it after Nationals. I hope to see everyone who can attending, even you Bill;)

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    John_in_Ma
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    Also don't hesitate to stay and shoot pistol. It's not the usual AAFTA rules but will be just as much fun. Don't forget it's hands only, up to 2x pistol scope/holo/red dot or open sights.

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    shutik
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    Course is ready to challenge shooters in cool windy weather. Here are sneak peak pictures:

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    John_in_Ma
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    Are those marigolds or mums? Regardless that looks like a well populated course. See you in the morning.

    John

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    gonzav71
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    Connecticut Air Gunners CT State Match Report – 2018 October 21 

    Location: 1001 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon, CT 06249 
    Match Site: Wide, slighty sloping open field with trees on the North and East sides.  
    Temperature: 45 degrees Fahrenheit – Rain then clearing to a partially cloudy day. 
    Wind: 10-15 MPH  

    Number of Targets: 30 (60 points maximum)   
    Average Distance: 35.8 yards (13 targets over 40 yards)   
    Average Kill Zone: 1.46” (Mix of 1, 1 ½” & 40mm kill zones)   
    Course Difficulty: 33.1T with Wind (27.05T) 
    Match Times: Practice 9:00–10:05 AM, Match 10:15 AM-1:00 PM, Course Takedown 1:30 PM-3:00 PM   
     
    Results/Attendees: (14 shooters total) 

     
    PCP WFTF  

    (1) 52/60 Nathan Thomas – FWB 800 Basic FT – Bushnell 8-32×40 – AA 8.4 grains 

    (2) 44/60 Mike Harris – Steyr LG100 AZ – Sightron 10-50×60 – AA 8.4 grains 
    (3) 43/60 John Eroh – FWB 800 Basic FT – Sightron 10-50×60 – AA 8.4 grains – 780 fps – 11.35 FPE 

    37/60 Vasyl Povroznyk – Air Arms FTP 900 – AA 8.4 grains – Leupold 35×45 Competition – 780 fps – 11.35 FPE  

     
    PCP Open   
    (1) 54/60 Chas DiCapua – RAW TM1000 – JSB 10.34 grains – Sightron 10-50×60 

    (2) 43/60 Brian Van Liew – FX 400 FT – Nikko Diamond 10-50×60 – AA 10.34 grains – 880 fps – 17.8 FPE 

     
    Piston WFTF 

    (1) 40/60 Ray Apelles – Custom Diana 54 bullpup – March FX 5-40x – AA 8.4 grains – 720 fps – 9.7 FPE 

    (2) 36/60 Matt Sawyer – HW97K – AA 8.4 grains – Nikko Diamond 10-50×60 – 787 fps – 11.6 FPE 

    (3) 28/60 Tom Holland – Walther LGU – JSB 4.53mm 8.44 grains – Sightron 10-50×60 – 798 fps – 11.9 FPE 

    (DNC) 52/60 Leo Gonzales – Walther LGU – JSB 4.53mm 8.44 grains – Sightron 10-50×60 – 798 fps – 11.9 FPE 
     
    Piston Hunter   

    (1) 36/60 Ron Dumond – Air Arms TX200 – AA 8.4 grains – SWFA 16×42 

    (2) 3/60 Mike Dumond – Umarex Forge   

     

    Unlimited 

    (1) 24/60 Hans Apelles – Crosman 1720T – AADF 8.4 grains – 760 fps – 10.77 FPE – Mueller 8-32×44 

    (2) 19/60 Rosalie Paulsen – Crosman 1720T – AADF 8.4 grains – 760 fps – 10.77 FPE – Mueller 8-32×44 

     

    Offhand Pistol 

    (1) 13/40 – Artemis PP700S-A – UTG 1x red dot 

    (2) 9/40 – Crosman 1720T – 2x pistol scope 

    (3) 3/40 Mike Dumond –Crosman 1720T – 2x scope 

    (DNC) 17/40 Leo Gonzales – Air Arms Alfa Proj – Millet SP-1 red dot – JSB 4.53mm 8.44 grains 

     
    Remarks:  

    I would like to thank Ron Dumond for hosting our final CT State match. 

     

    I gave Ron the distances for the match and he laid out the course as he saw fit with 10 lanes. 

    Ron, I and Vasyl set up the course on Saturday morning. Ron had added some Halloween decorations to enhance the day’s event. Pumpkins, skull heads, foam tombstones, corn stalks, mums and even a spider was to be found moving from lane to lane. 

     

    It was raining when I drove to Ron’s house. Thankfully, it stopped raining just in time for the practice at 9 am. The forecast for the day was a partially cloudy day with winds up to 15 mph. The weather forecast was spot on. It was a perfect cold fall weather day. 

     Tom Holland had a leaky TM1000. He accepted my offer to shoot my LGU. We shared shooting my rifle for the match.

    There was plenty of wind indicators. Leaves were falling from the trees. You hear the leaves rustling behind you. The blades of grass were swaying. The surveyor's flags were flapping.   

     

    Lane 1 located on the north side of the property next to a stone wall and a row of trees was sheltered a little by the wind. The rest of the lanes had full exposure to the wind. I shot and got the short and middle targets by holding on the left or right side or edge the kill zones. I shot the far targets by holding off a few inches away from the kill zone. 

     

    I am happy to report there were no cold lines during the match. Before the start of the match, I had one target that failed with the use of the target tester. I was able to fixed it before the match started. The match went smoothly with seven two-man squads occupying seven of the ten lanes. 

     

    We ordered some pizzas for lunch. Most of us finished the rifle match by 12:45 pm. The pizzas arrived in time at 1 pm. After having everyone get their fill with food, I was able to quickly tally the scores and proceed with the rifle match awards. Congratulations to the first-place finishers who also got a custom face plate (bull silhouette). 

     

    After the rifle match awards, we then proceeded to setup the off-hand pistol course. I would like to thank the people who helped out quickly set up the pistol course. Shooting the pistol course did not take that long when you are shooting off-hand. Within half an hour we were done with 40 shots each. 

    Congratulations to John who received a custom prairie dog face plate for his efforts. 

     

    For all the people who attended our last outdoor match, a big thank you to all of you. I was happy that everything went smoothly despite the rain at start of the day. 

     

    Next match: Possible indoor standing and kneeling match (20 yards max) at Center Sports of Columbia in December. 

     

    Best Regards, 
    Leo Gonzales   
    CT Air Gunners   
    ctairgunners.weebly.com   
     
    Link to photos, course planner and match report below.  

    https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ausj-Y-SAaOxipsUPQhcTIvKOAs5ug

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    Ssbn617b
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    Great write up Leo. 

    Congradulations to all who shot well!

    Mitch

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    John_in_Ma
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    Thanks for the match report Leo. It was relaxing to be able to get in the morning of the shoot and simply arrive to shoot. We need to pull in one or two more dedicated club members to relive you of setup duties as well. See you in a few weeks at Ray's.

    John

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    chasdicapua
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    Yes, great  match. Good to meet a few shooters I hadn't met before. Thanks for supporting our club Leo and another great match.  Look forward to the indoor kneeling and standing matches this winter. 

    Chas

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    RonnieD
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    My family and I would like to thank all of the attendees of this weekends match. This was my first year of field target, and to be able to host this event was a big honor for me. Everyone I have met while participating in this sport has been friendly and helpful. To meet and shoot with some of the best in country has really been a lot of fun. Once again thanks to Leo and all the members of the CAGC, and to all the people who travelled so far to make the event a success.

    Ron

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    John_in_Ma
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    Thank you Ron for letting us invade your property and shoot down some FT targets. I had a great time and enjoyed the course.

    John

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    chasdicapua
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    No kidding. Invade is the proper word. Thanks for hositng Ron. 

    Chas

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    RonnieD
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    Finally got the rest of the pictures from the state match on the web site. Enjoy!

    Ron

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    gonzav71
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    Ron,

    Thank your son Jonathan for taking all the photos of the match. They look great.

    Leo

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    GLPalinkas
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    Leo and all. GREAT match report. I love reading about the matches even if I didn’t get a chance to go. Seeing some familiar names from shooting this summer/fall. Awesome photos also. 

    Best, 

    Gary in Venice, FL

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