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Saturday saw high winds. Sunday saw on and off rain at the 1st Annual Autumn Classic hosted by the Rochester Brooks gun club in Rush, New York.
We shot the sub-gauge event Saturday AM. I imagine target presentations were not what the target setter had in mind, as very windy. Being honest, only one station, maybe two where the wind caused me problems. It was what it was and we had a good time.
The sub-gauge course is set on it's own course, separate from the prelim course. Fair target presentations were thrown. The pump and SxS shooters shot on the prelim course at designated stands.
Saturday PM (Prelim) saw no let up in the wind. One station saw a lot of no bird calls, as the wind kept pushing a target into an unsafe direction. A nice presentation of targets where thrown.
Sunday came the rains. Not raining all the time, but seemed to hit us every third or forth station.
Scores rose and fell accordingly. Rains seemed to bring limited target visibility on some stations. Instead of seeing a spot of orange, just seeing a gray streak. Just the way it at my age. Always hoping for a bit of sun when shooting, but not always getting it. We had a 5 1/2 hour drive ahead of us and couldn't delay are start time, hoping for better weather (European start). I shot a 73 and happy with the score, but sure wishing I hit a few more targets!
As always, very knowledge refs working the shoot. Machine problems caused little delay. A designated crew taking care of problems quickly.
A polished crew working the desk!
Neat looking trophies were presented. Glass balls were thrown many years in the past....
The club has one PAT rap and a purchase of a second is under serious consideration.
A short video of the new single lane rifle range at the Huntingdon club, as I think not something you see every day, and may be the answer for clubs that wish to put in a range, but have limited property!
Club members (and a few non-members) were out in force and the club held another successful shoot at the Underhill Gun Club, Westford, Vermont.
An NSCA shoot. Monies raised were donated to Hope Lodge.
A cool start to the day with rain threatening. An on and off rain hit the third rotation hard.
A nice rabbit presentation was thrown. I've never seen the rabbit machine set up on this part of the property before and hopefully it will be the machines permanent home. Saying that, the two stations in the woods on the other side of the property would be well served if a chain saw removed a tree or two.
The ladies working the desk did an outstanding job!
The club is lucky to have so many members that volunteer to work the shoot. Several clubs that I shoot at have cut back significantly or no longer hold shoots, as volunteers are a rare breed in 2014!