The Airheads 1st shoot is now history. Twenty shooters turned out to play the FT game and it seems a good time was had by all. Special Thanks go to Dan Brown and son Dan Finney for traveling up to shoot with us. Also for helping with the setup of the practice range. It was a beautiful day to shoot field target. We had many new shooters and the going was a little rough getting started because of the 17 locals more than a dozen of them had never shot a FT course before. We had twenty five Rhino targets set up on our regular field course. The course difficulty was on the high side of Hard with a Troyer rating of 39. Dan Brown took WFTF honors by taking down 35 of 50 targets. 70% was a excellent percentage on a course of this difficulty. Dan Finney also had a great day in the Hunter class by knocking down 32 of 50 targets. It was a honor having a World class benchrest shooter and the 2011 National hunter champion attend our event.
The novice class was much easier and rated on the low side of moderate with a Troyer rating of 21. They shot 14 targets and Kieren Sheehan shot a 22 of 26 to take the novice class. One lane was scratched for all who had shot it because of equipment problems. This was Kierens first shoot and I must say he surprised me by his remarkable score. My grandson Shea Stewart was second with a 19. Third place went to my daughter Melissa Day with a 14. Melissa was also the high woman shooter. Of the 17 locals we had six ladies and three juniors competing. That speaks well for our diversity up in this neck of the woods.
After the competition my lovely wife Doreen put on a nice lunch consisting of Hotdogs, various salads, and assorted chips. Special Thank for all that brought food. Also special Thanks to my mom for donating 6 lbs of Hotdogs and for making her famous Taco salad. Honorable mention to my brother Steve for coming out early and helping me get things out to the range.
Would also like to Thank Mark Deboard of Crosman for getting me a great deal on two Discovery's so that I could have enough rifles to place on each of the seven novice lanes.
Here is a list of our participants: