April 26th the LOWGC Rifle Division held our 100 meter Hunter Benchrest Match right on time thanks to the early spring thaw. Conditions were mild but shooting over the 40, 60 and 75 meter Rimfire Silhouette bunkers gave us some unexplained hi/lo shots. There were 13 shooters, some with really good shooting factory guns shot by guys who knew how to get the best out of them. There were two new range records set. Rod Jack obliterated his old Hunter Class record by 16 points and Jacques Choquette beat his old Varmint Hunter record by six points. There were more 50 targets shot with factory guns than any previous match. In VFS/Open Class there was a 2 way tie for first place and a 2 way tie for second place with the same number of points and X dots. The ties were decided by the “miss and out” method starting on the first bull of the first target.
1st Place Rod Jack 243/250 (3X) .308
2nd Place Rod MacDonell 203/250 (1X) .308
3rd Place Ken Chambers 192/250 .308
Varmint Hunter Class
1st Place Jacques Choquette 243/250 (6X) .223
2nd Place Donovan Jack 237/250 (3X) .223
3rd Place Calvin Yanchycki 234/250 .223
1st Place Matt Cyr 249/250 (6X) 6ppc
2nd Place Phil Nick 249/250 (6X) .30 br
3rd Place Calvin Yanchycki 248/250 (8X) 6ppc
Thanks to Spencer King, Calvin and the Jack family for driving long distances to improve the quality of our competition. Cal shot his first 3 targets clean and I thought he was going to flog us like he does in Selkirk. Thanks to the shooters and volunteers that help make these shoots possible.