The 2016 schedule of rifle range competitions is now completed. Competitions were held each month from April – September. They were open to members and non-members alike with some regular shooters coming from as far away as Farmington and Aztec. Many thanks to the organizers: Marlo Cota, Gary Kyle, and Ramon Milanez.
2016 Rimfire Benchrest Results
Rimfire benchrest matches are for rifles and air guns shooting subsonic standard velocity 22-caliber bullets. Matches are shot at 50 yards for score for three rifle classes: scoped middle weight rifles, scoped heavy weight rifles, and aperture sight rifles. This year we introduced two shooter classes: Pro Class for shooters using a mechanical rest, and Marksman Class where shooters use only a bag we provide (similar to the Plink-Off). The Marksman Class is a good way to get started in the sport without investing in a lot of equipment. The final standings were:
Pro Class Marksman Class
1. John Camponovo (17 points) 1. Larry Percell (18 points)
2. Marlo Cota (12 points) 2. Charles DiMaio (5 points)
3. Gary Kyle (11 points)
4. Derek Smith (4 points)
2016 Centerfire Benchrest Results
The centerfire benchrest matches are for precision rifles, 30-caliber or less, without muzzle brakes. These are usually single-shot bolt-action rifles capable of shooting under ¼ minute of angle. Matches are for score at ranges from 100 – 300 yards. Points are awarded for first and second place in each match. This is always among our most competitive series. A match winner typically had a perfect 50-point score with a high X-count on a standard IBS or NRA target. The series winner was Jameson Torres from Farmington. The final standings were:
1. Jameson Torres (45 points)
2. Marlo Cota (32 points)
3. Kelly Ellis (31 points)
Others scoring points: John Camponovo, Gary Kyle, Desmond Calhoon, and Larry Percell.