Jan/Feb Shooting Events

Jan 2 100 yard High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Jan 9 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Jan 16 Precision High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Jan 23 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 6 100 yard High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 13 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 20 Precision High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Feb 27 Pot Shots B&G Range 9:00 a.m.

Annual Membership Meeting

Date:         January 26, 2016
Time:        7:00 p.m.
Location:  Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, 2500 10th St., Huntsville, AL
Note:        The Hall is located just north of the Bob Wallace and 10th street intersection. Election of Officers and other  business will be conducted. Members are invited. The Alabama R&P Association will beet at the same place at 6:30 pm. planning to have a meal should be there by 6:00.

Annual Calendar of Matches

The annual Calendar is attached to the newsletter and will be available on the web site soon. Always check the monthly bulletin for any additions/deletions/corrections. Last minute updates will be sent out via e-mail or the club web-site.

Steel Targets

Steel targets are not to be attached to the target frames as lead spatter erodes the wood supports and the hooks are being ruined. Steel targets are to be self supporting. Pepper poppers and heavy metal plates are acceptable. Be very careful with these targets - ricochets are common, and lead splatter from steel plates can be a serious hazard and is an aggravation to others. Either put the steel targets on the backstop or elevate targets so any misses go into the backstop. Club members must keep cognizant of the risk posed to the club by ground ricochets leaving the range. Pistol/rimfire steel targets are to be no closer than 25 yards (75 feet) away from the firing line. Centerfire rifle targets are to be no closer than the 100 yard berm. Centerfire rifle FMJ’s, or armor piercing bullets are not to be used against steel targets because of the risk of return ricochets. Brian Hunter

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Old Bolt Gun Match

Our annual Old Bolt Gun Match will be held January 2, 2016. The course of fire will be the usual 50 shot High Power Course that we fire each month. To be eligible for awards, competitors must fire a military rifle with issue sights and stock. ANY military rifle OTHER than the M1, M14/M1A or AR15 may not be used. Thosed wishing to shoot for practice may fire any rifle. This is not an NRA match and scores will not be forwarded to the NRA.

2016 100yd High Power

Ken Miholits will be conducting the 2016 High Power Matches on the 100yd range. As a note of interest, the NRA and CMP are going to allow scope sights of up to 4.5x in the Service Rigle category.

Obituary

Long time member O'Neal Huffstutler has died. O'Neal got the most from his membership. As near as I could tell he was there every morning. He confessed to me once that when the weather was really miserable he left the gate open figuring no one else would be crazy enough to be out on such a day.

When his health deteriorated we left a couple of steel pistol frames out for his ease of use. These are the blue painted frames. We plan to continue leaving them out as sort of a memorial. Use them with care. If and when they get shot up or stolen, leaving frames out will be discontinued. James Moses