February Match Report

February Match report

What a spectacular day of shooting at 800 yards! The match ended the day with 17 shooters. During the day, the competitors dealt with thirty degrees of temperature change and tricky winds that were switching up directions throughout the day. There was close competition in Open class. For Open class, there was one-point of separation between first and second place. Also, the X count decided second and third place Open class winners! The difference in F-T/R from First place to Third was only a few points. It was a great day of shooting by all. At the match, shooters set three new CLUB RECORDS and one shooter tie an existing record! Congratulations to all the winners and record setters.

See some Photos from the day

Match winners

The top three shooters in F-Open were only separated by ONE point.
First: Malcolm Drennon with a 594 26X
Second: Richard Utnik with a 593 30X
Third: Bob Clark with a 593 25X

The top three shooters in F-T/R were only separated by a few points.
First: Charlie Cheatham with a 595 26X
Second: Peter Nistad with a 593 28X
Third: Tom Finley with a 591 16X

New Palmetto Gun Club Records

Distance / Target Category Date Name Score
800/ Target F-class Open Feb/2017 Richard Utink 200-14x
800/ 3×20 F-class Open Dec/2015 Henry Neale 594-26x
800/ 3×20 F-class Open Feb/2017 Malcolm Drennon 594-26x
800/ Target F-class T/R Feb/2017 Peter Nistad 200-10x
800/ 3×20 F-class T/R Feb/2017 Charlie Cheatham 595-26x

Old Club Records

Distance / Target Category Date Name Score
800 / Target F-class Open Dec/2015 Henry Neale 199-10x
800 / 3×20 F-class Open Dec/2015 Henry Neale 594-26x
800 / Target F-class T/R Aug/2015 Kevin Baker 199-11x
800 / 3×20 F-class T/R Jul/2015 Lisa Williams 581-20x

Match Scores

Rifle Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Aggregate
Competitor Class Score Xs Score Xs Score Xs Score Xs rank
Malcolm Drennon F-Open 195 9 200 8 199 9 594 26 1
Charlie Cheatham F-T/R 198 10 198 4 199 12 595 26 1
Robert Clark F-Open 196 6 199 12 198 7 593 25 2
Richard Utnik F-Open 200 14 194 5 199 11 593 30 2
Peter Nistad F-T/R 200 10 195 10 198 8 593 28 2
Tom Finley F-T/R 199 3 199 10 193 3 591 16 3
Henry Neale F-Open 192 0 193 2 200 11 585 13 4
Donald Wagar F-T/R 193 2 197 3 195 5 585 10 4
Clayton Fulmer F-Open 192 5 175 3 190 3 557 11 5
Kevin Baker F-T/R 198 9 196 4 187 1 581 14 5
Robert Herstine F-T/R 192 9 197 7 191 6 580 22 6
Mark Sightler F-T/R 188 5 194 5 197 8 579 18 7
John Ridgeway F-T/R 189 2 196 8 192 5 577 15 8
Bill Craver F-T/R 185 0 193 6 193 7 571 13 9
Micheal Colley F-T/R 179 1 193 5 190 6 562 12 10
Robert Zahrn F-T/R 190 1 188 0 182 1 560 2 11
Adam Woods F-T/R 157 0 191 4 194 4 542 8 12
Bob Whitley F-T/R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Randall King F-T/R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13

Next Mach

The next Palmetto Gun Club Match will be held on March 11. This will be a 3 x 300 yard mid-range match. This is an NRA approved match. Lunch again is not being served, however, drinks and snack are provided. Registration and setup starts at 8 AM and the match will begin at 9 AM. Also, at this match we will begin taking credit/debit cards. There is a $1 service fee on top of the match fee to use a credit/debit card.

Additional opportunities to shoot

There are additional opportunities in the area to shoot F-class and Prone. Please check out Mid Carolina Gun Club, it holds a 300-yard match. In addition, the Palmetto State Marksmen Association shoots at Ft. Gordon. That club shoots a 1000-yard match. Check with those clubs for more details.

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