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We would like to announce the results of our first Hunter Rifle Steel Match at the Golden Spike Buffalo Range. We only had 10 shooters, but we did have an excellent shoot and everyone agreed it was a good course and a lot of fun.
Scott Grange, the Browning PR guy, won the match with a score of 54 3X with an A-Bolt Mtn Ti in .270WSM. Marcus Heath, a Browning QA Engineer took second, shooting a 54 1X with a X-Bolt in .300WSM. Nick Schafer, also a Browning R&D Engineer came in third, with a score of 51 4X shooting another X-Bolt in .300WSM. (Hmm... do I see some kind of trend here? Nahh!)
Anyway, the course proved to have challenges for everyone. Targets ranged from the Prairie Dog at 118 yards to the Bull Elk at 618 yards. Andrew Chamberlain thought that the off-hand pig at position 3 was too tough, and offered a $20 prize to the first shooter who hit it. Of course, that was too much. Nick hit it twice, and won a copy of Andrew's book, Cartridge Comparison Guide, for his efforts. The course was so much fun Jim Secrist and Denny Wilcox stayed out and shot it again on Sunday morning.
The weather forecast seems to have scared the lightweights off. Although it rained very hard overnight on Friday, the weather on Saturday morning actually turned out to be OK. The ground was surprisingly dry. It was breezy and a bit cool, and there were broken clouds for the match. However, that's why they call those guys on the TV news the "weather guessers", and we've learned over the years that you can't expect the weather along the Wasatch to match what's going on out at Promontory. So, in the future, if you have any doubts give us a call out at the range. We'll give you our cell phone numbers if you want them.
Scott Grange and Andrew Chamberlain took a lot of pictures of the match. Once all the photos are compiled, they will be posted on our photo and video page. But for now, you can link to the pictures that Andrew took by clicking HERE.
This was our first match of the year, and the forecast frightened away a lot of shooters. Although it looked threatening all day, any rain we had was no more than a light drizzle. The sun even popped out from time to time. Weather was definitely much better than forecast with little precipitation. Temp 32-48 Winds NW @ 5-10mph.
It was a small group, mainly comprised of shooters from the Las Vegas area, and as you can imagine, they took home most of the prizes.
Vintage Military Bolt Action Rifle
1. Shayne Ramsay
2. Joe Brennan
3. Bobby Ramsay
Vintage Military Semi Auto Rifle
1. Bobby Ramsay
2. BJ Pendleton
3. Kole Ramsay
SEPTEMBER VIMBAR COMPLETE RESULTS TO COME
SEPTEMBER VIMSAR COMPLETE RESULTS TO COME
AUGUST 2009 COMPLETE F-CLASS MATCH RESULTS CLICK HERE!
JULY 2009 COMPLETE SNIPER MATCH RESULTS CLICK HERE!
JUNE 2009 COMPLETE USAR MATCH RESULTS CLICK HERE!
We had a pretty soggy match this year. Two days of constant rain took its toll, seeming to leave no one with a dry change of clothes, and by Sunday only a small group of die-hard shooters were left to duke out the ViMSAR match. But by Sunday afternoon, things dried out enough to award the shooter prizes and take this picture of the "survivors":
One of these knives was given away in a drawing on Sunday:
PIctures from the September 2008 matches are below.
AUGUST 2008 COMPLETE F-CLASS MATCH RESULTS CLICK HERE!
JULY 2008 COMPLETE SNIPER MATCH RESULTS CLICK HERE!
MAY 2008 COMPLETE ViMBAR MATCH RESULTS CLICK HERE!
MAY 2008 COMPLETE ViMSAR MATCH RESULTS CLICK HERE!
We had a pretty good turnout; great weather too, unlike the Buffalo match later in the month that was fairly windy and miserable. Photos of the ViMBAR match are already posted. To see the rundown on the scores, check the links below.
THE 500 YARD .22 MATCH WINNERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Roger Mower: 3 (shoot-off winner)
Dean Becker: 3
Ed Owens: 2
Bruce Johnson: 2
Roger Porter: 1
We had a better turnout than expected. Being a first for this particular event at our range, there were some hitches, but everyone seemed to have a good time and especially enjoyed shooting a new event. Many commented that it was fun to not be given distances to the target and have to figure out for themselves how far away the target was and what the sight setting should be. (It is sometimes a surprise to find out just how wrong you are!) Denny is curious to find out what you all think... please see the Forum for his question and please feel free to make suggestions for next year's match. We have also posted pictures for the match on the Photos page. Scroll down for a link to the complete results.
Here are the winners from the match, l to r: Jim Secrist, Reynold Brown, Shannon Secrist. Good shooting!
We had a good turnout to the first match of the season and it was a lot of fun! Peter changed up the walkabout scenario and most people seemed to enjoy the changes... Some very high scores were posted for the day. The airplane shoot was also a little unique this year; we got some miniature LED lights from Joe Brennan to put on the plane which made it easier to see in the dark, and Denny flew until well after dusk. I can't wait until you see the great movie we got of the hundreds of tracers aimed at the plane! It looks like that is our last tracer shoot of the season, though - the grass is now too dry to withstand any errant sparks. I don't have my movies or pictures up yet; I still need to get them downloaded and compiled. If any of you have good pictures or movies of the matches you'd like included, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your patience. It has been a busy autumn with vacations, work, and the piling up of tasks and somehow this one keeps sliding by... but I'll try to not let this go so long after next spring's matches. I'm still compiling all the pictures I received from the September match and hopefully I can get them posted during the Thanksgiving weekend and before I leave town (again! Phew!). If any of you have good pictures or movies of the matches you'd like posted, please email them to me at email@example.com.
IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY CHECKED OUT OUR FORUM, DENNY AND PETER HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR ALL OF YOU REGARDING THE POSSIBILITY OF A SNIPER-STYLE MATCH. This would not replace the regular ViMBAR/ViMSAR but would be held as a side match or a separate match. Post a message - we'd like to know your opinion on what you think would work best, and what equipment should be allowed.
Thanks for your patience in waiting for these to be posted. For a rundown, please see our NEWS page. We'll post pictures of the winners in a few days.
Our first ViMBAR/ViMSAR match of 2006 at the Golden Spike Buffalo
Range has been
completed! Thanks to all who came out and participated. The weather was beautiful
and some great scores were posted. A full rundown of those scores can be seen by
clicking on one of the links above. Please check out our Photos page on this site for a
gallery of match pictures. Shoot participants may download pictures for their private
use by clicking on the icon on the gallery window.
The winners of the ViMBAR Match are (not pictured): (First Place) Shannon Secrist with a top score of 72, (Second Place) Joe Brennan at 70, and (Third Place) Ken Meyers with a score of 68.
The winners of the ViMSAR Match are (First Place) Shannon Secrist with a top score of 106, (Second Place) Ray Ream at 93, and (Third Place) Joe Brennan at 89. Pictured below from left to right: Ray, Shannon, and Joe.