Wednesday, January 31, 2018

QUICK REMINDERS for JANUARY 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - PETITCODIAC - CF BR
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - MINTO - CF Open and Sporter/Handgun

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GUN SHOW DATES - 2017 (Thanks John Moore & John Corbett)
Bridgewater Area N.S. (west Northfield firehall) : February 24/25 - 
Contact M. Oickle 902-543-8968
Truro N.S. :- April 2 - Contact W. Millen 902-668-2725
Waverley , N.S.  :  April 8/9 - Contact P. Lewis 902-860-2144
Irishtown ,  N.B.  :  May  6/7 - Contact B. McConnell 506-383-9062
New Glasgow , N.S.  :  June  2/3 - Contact B. MacDonald 902-396-4542
Fredericton N.B. :September 1/2 - Contact L. Gilbey 506-458-2707
Digby N.S. : September 8/9 - Contact K. Gavel 902-837-5862
Bible Hill N.S. : September 23/24 - Contact S. MacKenzie 902-895-6644
Waverly N.S. : October 14/15 - Contact P. Lewis 902-860-2144
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CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW:

Sunday, January 21, 2018

JANUARY 20, 2018 - LAKE GEORGE - 22BR - RESULTS

The day started out snowy and windy. Bruce B., the match director, had the "Welcome Mat" out and the clubhouse was warm and cozy. 

Everything outside was shoveled and salted, even the path to the outhouses. 

During the day, the snow eased off but not the wind. There were four windflags down range and each propeller was spinning in a different direction. This made shooting very trying at times. The sun came out after lunch and the merry, little breezes were actually warm for a short time. It was a lovely day at Lake George Gun Club. 


Dave C. and Carl J. scored the targets, George M., Bruce B., Barb J. and Cecil H. changed the targets, while Bruce B., Norbert S. and Barb J. were Range Officers. Thanks to all for your help.

Bruce B. made his awesome chili for lunch, and also served up some delectible hot dogs. Barb J. brought sweets.  A special thanks to Bruce for carrying on the shoot in loving memory of Terry F. Mc Neill.  

RESULTS - OPEN CLASS:
Cecil H. - 400/16X
Barb J. - 399/17X
Guy H. - 397/15X
Bruce B. - 396/20X
George M. - 394/12X
Dave C. - 393/15X
Bill H. - 392/10X
Norbert S. - 390/13X
John M. - 388/9X

RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS:
Bruce B. - 397/25X
Bill H. - 391/21X
George M. - 384/11X
Gerry J. - 382/12X
Wayne K. - 367/15X



Thursday, January 18, 2018

JANUARY 14, 2018 - FIRST MINTO 22BR SHOOT OF 2018 - RESULTS

Many thanks to Barb J. for sending this report and the results of the first benchrest shoot in Minto - a 22 Rimfire Br. Match.
Eleven brave, fearsome shooters attended the first
Minto Gun Club Shoot of 2018. The weather was snowy, windy and bitterly cold, but everyone was in good spirits.  Thanks to George M. who built a fire so the clubhouse was cozy. Don M. and Guy H. were scorekeepers. Bruce B. looked after the Range Officers and 
George M. the targets. Dave C. made sure everything was running smoothly. Barb J. brought sweets. Thanks to all who helped out today.
Congratulations to Cecil H. and Dan G. who shot well under such windy conditions. It was a good first day. 

RESULTS - OPEN CLASS:
Cecil H. - 399/25X
Bruce B. - 388/10X
Guy H. - 384/10X
Barb J. - 374/6X
George M. - 362/5X
Don M. - 362/4X
Dan G. - 349/12X

RESULTS - SPORTER CLASS:
Dan G. - 349/3X
Dave C. - 335/1X
Mac McD. - 314/2X
George M. - 303/2X

Monday, January 1, 2018

JANUARY 1, 2018 - TERRY MCNEILL WINTER BENCHREST SHOOTS - RULES AND SCHEDULE 2018

Terry F. McNeill Winter Benchrest Shoots
The above shoots will be held at the LGGC . range on the following dates:
JANUARY 6TH, 2018
FEBRUARY 3RD, 2018
MARCH 3RD, 2018
Each shoot will have two classes,22lr OPEN,and 22lr Sporter
There will be medals for first and second in each class at each shoot and plaques for first and second in each class for highest
score total of all three shoots. You must attend all three shoots to qualify.
Registration is from 9am-10am,the shoot will start at 10am.                                                                                                                                                       
The fee is $ 10.00 for each class.  Coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
RULES OPEN CLASS; Any rifle ,any sights , any ammunition and any two piece rest with not more than 4” of contact on the rifle from either bag.
The rifle cannot be clamped rigid and must be free to “float”.
RULES SPORTER CLASS: Open to any make of rifle with a barrel diameter of .750 (3/4”) or less at the muzzle. Any sights ,any ammunition.
Forestock must be of a rounded type with no discernible flats on the underside and MUST CONTACT THE FRONT SANDBAG AHEAD OF THE RECEIVER. THE RIFLE CANNOT BALANCE ON OR IN  THE SANDBAG!!! FRONT REST: Front sandbag ONLY. A sandbag being   at least 5 ½” high before being  raised by blocks of wood  that are not attached to the sandbag  , that will  give it your required height. NO REAR SUPPORT OTHER THAN THE SHOOTERS HAND.
Mats or pads of a reasonable thickness may be placed BEHIND the front sandbag to protect your elbows and
the rear of the rifle as long as it DOES NOT aid in the support of the rifle.
TARGETS: There will be two 20 bull targets ,one shot each, for a total of 400 points in the open class and two
10 bull targets with two shots each for a total of 400 points in sporter class. Unlimited sighters and a 20 minute time limit
for both classes.
OTHER REGULATIONS: Lake George Gun Club rules for competitions at this range will apply and will be strictly enforced.
See LGGC website    http://www.lg-gc.ca/index.html
MATCH DIRECTOR:   Bruce Bennett           gunsmit52@gmail.com

Come and enjoy the memories  of our old friend.  

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DECEMBER 20, 2017 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE

THE 
BENCHREST
SHOOTERS 
OF
NEW BRUNSWICK



wish 
all of our
friends
and readers
in 



CANADA
AND  
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a very
HAPPY
HOLIDAY
SEASON

DECEMBER 17, 2017 - PETITCODIAC - CHRISTMAS SHOOT

It was a cold day in Petitcodiac with the temperature staying below the freezing mark. The sun was out at times but it was mostly cloudy - this helped us to see the white and black fun targets that were the order of
the day. The wind was brutal and kicked our little .22 bullets all over the place plus adding to the cold. 







Thank goodness there was roaring fire in the stove - we all huddled there or went to the clubhouse to warm up. One thing about a roaring fire - it produces smoke and it's hard to see through smoke!




The targets were a variety of fun targets - crows on a fence and in the air (tiny and hard to hit), black beans glued on a white sheet of paper and others. We started with a blank piece of paper (the "lucky" target). Shoot 5 shots and see what your score is when a template is applied for scoring. Not good scores but someone was lucky. 







A turkey was the prize for each of the targets (Bert deV., John 
C., Dan G., and Chris S. were the lucky - or skilled - shooters who will knaw on those drumsticks). Those who did not take home the turkey, selected from a table full of draw prizes so everyone went home with a prize. Thanks to John C. for organizing this.



Between targets, we enjoyed a meal of baked beans (thanks Bruce B.), brown bread rolls (thanks Dave C.), hamburg
 soup (thanks Bev T. and Joanne K.), biscuits (thanks Dorothy McC.), cookies (thanks John Mo.), chocolate chip banana bread (thanks Bruce B.) and our favorite squares (thanks Shelly C.). While shooting we dug into 
Barb J.'s cookies and banana bread (thanks Barb J.). 



Christmas is about friends and good food - we certainly enjoyed both today. Many thanks to Bev T. and Joanne K. for preparing and serving the Christmas shoot meal.



After the meal we honoured those who shot so well during the Wednesday evening shoots with Shelly C. Tony L. and Tom N. recognized as top shooters. Then came the presentation of prizes for today's shoot and the prize draw. 





The match director and organizer for this shoot, as well as so many others during the year, was Volker T. The scoring was done by Volker T.
as well as Bev T. and Joanne K. for the lucky targets. Targets 
were posted by John McC., Bert deV., Darryl K., Dan G., Bruce B., George M. and Brian P. The ROs for this event were Volker T., Dan G., Darryl K., Tony L. and Bruce B. Thanks to all for helping to make this event such an enjoyable one.