Ron Z - Member - Match Director - Scribe -
Air rifle Field Target enthusiast since 1999. I bought my first adult air rifle in 1995. It was an Air Arms TX200SR with a Bushnell 6-18 scope. Paid ~$775 and I still have the receipt from Airgun Express ! Though manufactured by Air Arms, mine carries an RWS logo. ( They were the importers for a couple years here in the USA.) It was just dumb luck that my initial air rifle purchase turned out to be such a fine gun. I have shot well over 30,000 pellets through that barrel. Over the years nearly every part on the rig has been tweaked, modified or customized. It is an excellent shooter and I'll never part with it. For years many shooting friends chided me for having this one and only field target rifle.
Summer 2007 - To The Dark Side? When the Dow-Jones crossed 14,000 for the first time that Summer I felt like celebrating. A good deal on a LG100ZM Steyr came my way. (Of course by the time the gun arrived and I was able to shoot it, the stock market had "corrected" but that's life.) I very much like the Steyr and began to campaign it in the 2008 Field Target season. It got me to the podium several times. I also enjoy doing those small tweaks and customizations. It appears to be an excellent consistent shooter...now if only I can become one too.
While I consider myself an average to good shooter, I have had the pleasure of shooting "in -the-zone" on a couple occasions and have brought home a trophy or two along the way.
First Place Award Open Class PreCharge Division
Crosman All American Field Target Championship. June 12 - 14th 2015
2013 Florida State Championship Match 2nd Place
2012 Florida State Match First Place Award PreCharge Div.
2011 Blue Grass 100 3rd Place Piston Div.
2010 AAFTA U.S. Nationals 5th Place Piston Division
2009 SuperBowl Shoot 3rd Place
2007 World Field Target Championships 6th Place
2007 Cajun Classic Third Place
2007 SuperBowl Shoot Fourth Place
U.S. Nationals 2006 10th Place
Florida State / Superbowl 2005 Fifth Place
Baton Rouge National Classic 2004 Fifth Place
Superbowl 2002 Fourth Place
I.R.A. Inaugural 2002 Second Place
Florida State Championship 2002 Third Place
Superbowl 2001 Third Place