F-Class Match No. Five

Western PA 30 Cal. League

Sept. 12, 2002

Twas a bad day, rainwise. The forecast was for statewide rain for the entire day, starting in the very early morning. As it was, the rain held off until the second relay began to fire it's first stage. The match was ended after that stage and after every (all six!!) competitors had fired 20 shots for record.

Scores were as follows:

Name

Rifle

1st Stage - And Total

Steve Wagner

Turk/22-250

195-7x

Tom Ferraro

Custom Win 7mm08

186-3x

Ron Yingling

Win/?

184-3x

John Gardner

Stevens 44 38-55 Black Powder

168-3x

Nate Ferraro (12 years old !!!)

308

159-1x

Lorren Brown

CORRECTION

Lorren was using a Black Powder Rifle

128

OK some pictures: (thanks to my Wife, Sandra)

Above you can see John Gardner firing his Stevens 44 in 38-55 cal using 350 (more or less) grain cast lead bullets ahead of a stiff charge of black powder.

This is Lorren Brown, also shooting a Black Powder rifle. It was Lorrens' intention to shoot his next 20 shots with a more "modern" rifle, but the rain won out. Those are the number boards in the distance, all eleven of them, and three targets below.

by STEVE WAGNER

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