6-7-11 Target Factory Match
An impromptu match was held at Dick Otten's Lehigh Acres homestead. This is also headquarters of Rhino Field Target manufacturing. Across a few acres of palmetto scrub and trees Dick set up an excellent course of 42 shots consisting of. 7 lanes; 3 targets per lane with one tree mounted target per lane. There was also an "off-hand" lane in the match.
It has been unseasonably hot and dry weather in SW Florida. That means it has been very hot ( mid to upper 90's) for more than a week now. Fortunately all the shooting locations had good shade, either natural or from a couple sunbrellas which Dick provided. After the match Dick served his guests ice cold watermelons, lemonade, and ice tea.....the perfect refreshers.
Here are the match results:
Roger Guilnette P70 33/42, PreCharge
Bill Shade USFT 25/42, PreCharge
Ron Zeman TX SR 31/42, Piston
Dick Otten TX SR 27/42. Piston
Ron and Roger were the only shooters to score clean lanes. Ron also was the only one to hit the 3/4" Koala tree shot at 50 yards. Dick was the only one to hit the 3/8" Squirrel at 22 yards! Who says those "springers" can not hit small targets.