Match Report – South Carolina F-Class and Prone Mid-Range Championship

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South Carolina F-Class and Prone Mid-Range Championship

There is a score correction that affects the second and third place winners. Errors with the spreadsheet forced a manual count, which lead to a human error by miscount. After fixing the score sheet and ensuring a triple recount, Tom Finley is the correct second place winner, and Robert Herstine is the correct third place winner. Sincere apologizes to the prior incorrectly announced winners.

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Targets UP!

During the South Carolina F-Class and Prone Mid-Range Championship, there was an amazing weekend of shooting. Held at the Palmetto Gun Club, the championship consisted of three separate matches over two days totaling six targets of 20 rounds plus sighters each distance, 300 yard, 50,0 yard and 600 yard.

Friday included registration and sighting. In addition, on Friday, an excellent group of shooters and volunteers showed up to assist in pre-range preparation. Volunteers and shooters finished preparation by early Friday afternoon, which left plenty of time to get some shooters on target. The weather held out, although the remained hot, it was not unbearable, just a little humid. The weather remained steady the entire weekend.

On Saturday, the fun started. When registration was completed, the competition held 20 shooters, including seven F-Open, nine F T/R, and four Match Rifle shooters. Shooters started that match at 300 yards, which shooters completed by noon. After a short break for lunch and the reset of targets, the competitors started the second match of the day at 600 yards. As the afternoon match started, the morning clouds started to burn off and mirage started to show. Nonetheless, many shooters pulled off excellent results. The first day finished around 4:30pm and after a short cleanup, everyone left to get some well needed rest for the final match on Sunday.

Sunday was a new day with a new challenge. Shooting at 500 Yards at Palmetto Gun Club means shooting of the grass. With everyone moved down range, and some tents setup for spectator shade, the competitors were ready to get shooting. Shooting off the grass always adds a new dynamic. However, all of the competitors had no problems getting comfortable and laying down some fantastic scores. With all relays completed and the match over, all the competitors pitched in to help clean up. Everyone enjoyed some lunch and then the match director announced the final scores.

Thank you to everyone who came out to shoot, help out, and have fun.

Photos can be seen at:

Match Albums


Please remember to check out Dustin Hesse Photography For some more photos of the event

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Match Results

300 Yard:
1st T/R – Tom Finley 2nd T/R – Robert Herstine 3rd T/R – Mark Sightler
1st Open – Kevin Baker 2nd Open – Henry Neale 3rd Open – Donald Lampert
500 Yard
1st T/R – Oriss Cross 2nd T/R – Tom Finley 3rd T/R – Robert Herstine
1st Open – Kevin Baker 2nd Open – Malcolm Drennon 3rd Open – Peter Nistad
600 Yard:
1st T/R – Oriss Cross 2nd T/R – Robert Herstine 3rd T/R – Mark Sightler
1st Open – Kevin Baker 2nd Open – Peter Nistad 3rd Open – Henry Neale

Overall:
1st T/R – Oriss Cross 2nd T/R – Tom Finley 3rd T/R – Robert Herstine
1st Open – Kevin Baker 2nd Open – Peter Nistad 3rd Open – Henry Neale
Service Rifle 1st – Lucas Erwin

Column1  Rifle Class Score1 X1s Score2 X2s Score3 X3s Net Agg Position
steven chicca F-Open 373 12 352 4 365 5 1090.21 6
James erwin F-Open 391 22 376 8 375 5 1142.35 5
Malcolm Drennon F-Open 386 14 395 13 30 1 811.28 7
Charlie Cheatham F-T/R 391 12 364 1 381 5 1136.18 6
Donald Wagar F-T/R 385 10 378 9 381 7 1144.26 5
John Ridgeway F-T/R 378 8 319 2 384 8 1081.18 7
Dawn Brandt F-T/R 379 5 375 4 754.09 9
Bob Wills MatchRifle 363 3 295 183 1  841.04  
Brian Kirby MatchRifle  103 212 202 2  517.02  
Tom Finley F-T/R 396 22 386 13 388 8 1170.43 2
Mark Sightler F-T/R 391 18 384 11 389 16 1164.45 4
Oriss Cross F-T/R 388 18 392 15 393 16 1173.49 1
Lucas Erwin MatchRifle 397 17 395 21 388 16  1180.54  
Robert Herstine F-T/R 392 19 386 12 390 10 1168.41 3
Henry Neale F-Open 394 11 388 12 386 5 1168.28 3
Donald Lampert F-Open 392 13 385 11 382 10 1159.34 4
Peter Nistad F-Open 385 7 394 14 391 11 1170.32 2
Kevin Baker F-Open 399 27 399 17 400 26 1198.70 1
James Mauer MatchRifle 379 7 348 1 367 7  1094.15  
Max Mauer F-T/R 377 9 332 1 306 1 1015.11 8

Upcoming Event

Palmetto Gun Clubs next Long Range Mach will be on October 8th registration starts at 8 and first shots will crack at 9. The 2nd Saturday match for November is moved to the 26th (Sat after Thanksgiving) where we squad-up with the XTC/High-power crew for a combination match. This is our best match of the year and everyone interested in High-power or Long Range should come out.

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