July 22 2012 proved to be a very good day to be at the Miami Rifle and Pistol Club (Batavia, SW Ohio) for a meeting of like-minded air-gunners. We all like shooting airguns! The meet had a competitive, but fun aspect to it. The winners took home bragging rights for the benchrest target categories (for this meet, anyway); all very informal fun and safe. The targets were all reactive. That is, if you scored a hit, the target would either disappear in a cloud of dust or go flying off into low-earth orbit. We took our timed turns at shooting 1-inch chalk discs at 40 yards, 16 gauge shotgun shell casings at 50 yards, and also at 70 yards. We also tried our hands at shooting .45 ACP casings. These smaller casings were a spur-of-the-moment addition, and really only just for giggles and grins as the competitive events were officially over. One among us scored 9 of 10, the highest achieved (FX Royale/.25) Towards the end we enjoyed hot dogs and metts thanks to chef Spurlock.
I want to thank Dave Spurlock and Terry York for hosting this event. It was a well-organized event but, again, informal, fun and safe. The camaraderie we all shared helped make the event a success. I will post a few pictures shortly. I posted the event here because this was not a formal benchrest event, but rather just a bunch of people having some fun on a warm summer day. Thank goodness the bench area was covered by awnings! The supplied shooting benches are very robust and stable too. Thanks to the Miami Rifle and Pistol Club for giving us a dedicated shooting area well away from the powder burners, and for supplying those shooting benches, and target easels. All that was needed was for you (us) to be there.