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Next Dallas FT Match is Saturday, June 10 at 9:00am...

May 14 2017 at 11:56 AM

Bob D.  (Login MB-BOB)

Our next Dallas FT Club Field Target Rifle match will be at 9:00am, Saturday, June 10 at Elm Fork in Irving, TX. This is a half hour earlier than last time since sunrise is now earlier for the Summer.

The range will open for sight-in at 7:45 or so. Please try to arrive by 8:20 to sign-in, and practice. The required Safety meeting will begin promptly at 8:50am (You will not be able to shoot if you miss this safety meeting). Shuttle carts will run as in the past from the parking lot to the dedicated AG range.

This will be a 48-56 shot rifle match, followed (for sure this time) by a 36-40 shot pistol match. Several people have bought FT pistols recently, so this is your chance to play with it. You may also practice shooting fun rifle during the pistol match if you want.

PLEASE, let me know (here or in email) if you intend to shoot rifle, AND whether you want to shoot the pistol match as well. RSVPs will determine how may lanes we set for pistol. Several of you are new to the game, so if you want to sample equipment, let me know in your reply so we can recruit someone to share with you (rifle or pistol).

Just a reminder... We've learned with experience that June is Chigger month in N. Texas. So we will have sulfur powder to splash on your legs. You can also bring your own repellent, especially good for the skeeters if the wind lays down.

As usual, the match fee will be $20 per person ($15 for Club members). Shoot the pistol match for free. As always, $10 of this is paid to Elm Fork and does not benefit DFTC. Please bring cash. Click the link in my signature below for directions posted on the club website.

So, mark your calendar and let me know (reply to sender only) that you plan to join us June 10!

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Bob D.
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Cancelled due to extreme rain

June 9 2017, 7:46 PM 

The unforecast deluge of heavy rains this morning and early afternoon have surprised us, conspiring to flood the parking lot at Elm Fork (a mudbog at 3pm). On the range, all the lanes have very muddy shooting boxes, or worse... sit under an inch of standing water. We've had mud matches there before, and you remember how not-fun it was.

So, Kevin, Buddy and I have agreed it's too wet to hold the matches tomorrow. We are sorry for any inconvenience. We've called all the out of towners on the confirmation list to let them know. If you know of others unconfirmed but coming, please call them.

Thanks for your understanding. See you in August.

This message has been edited by MB-BOB on Jun 9, 2017 10:15 PM

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