Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wartrace Regulators Wild Bunch/ Cowboy Match 3.19.11

14 Wild Bunch Shooters and 21 Cowboys and Cowgirls came out for a fantastic day of shooting. The weather was great, a little cool early but nice by the time we started shooting. As always Whiskey wrote some fast and fun stages .

We shot a Lawrence Welk Sweep at the Gallows, which took a little explaining to make sure everyone understood. While this looks complicated when you first read it, it's not bad a lot of fun once you get it in your head. (1,12,123,1234). Buck Dodgers blazed that stage in 18.01. At Grafton's, one of 3 stages that the gun order was shooters choice, we had a 5 shot sweep from each direction. Wells Fargo was shot with single tap's on the center targets and double taps on each of the 2 outside targets. The Depot's target arrangement looked like a 5 domino and you single tapped each corner target double tapped the center and single tapped each corner again. At the Jail we shot the rifle and pistols through the bars in the cell and the shotgun from the table outside. We had double tap the outside targets, single tap the center target, double tap the inside targets and single tap the center. Sergeant Shooter topped this stage with a 22.89.

Buck Dodgers was the Top Gun for the Cowboys with a total time of just 118.41 seconds, just under 2 minutes shooting for the whole day. Sergeant Shooter was 2nd, followed by Randy Saint Eagle, Imis Twohofon and Sheriff Frank Canton rounded out the top 5.

The Wild Bunch shooters shot basically the same stages except they shot quite a few more pistol rounds, if you really want to shoot a lot you might consider trying the Wild Bunch Match.

Duck River was the Wild Bunch Top Gun with a total time of 208.45. Papa Dave was 2nd, followed by Deadwood Miner, C W Knight and Branchwater Jack rounded out the Top 5 Wild Bunch.

Congratulations to Papa Oso for shooting the Wild Bunch Match "Clean". I didn't get a report on the Cowboy shooters so I don't know if anyone was "Clean".

I'd like to welcome some new members Ida Shot'em, our only Lady shooter Saturday, who just moved here from Washington State (I think) and Dusty Wilcox who also shot his 1st match with us. Kellertown Kid didn't shoot but came to check everything out and hopes to shoot with us in 2 weeks. It was good to see new member Doc Blackburn back for his second match, just a week after surgery.

We'd like to thank all the Alabama bunch, including Dusty Dan on his 1st trip to Wartrace, for joining us.

Don't forget The Tennessee Wild Bunch State Championship is coming up April 30, if you haven't already done so, get your entries in.

The next Cowboy Match will be April 2nd. We will be back on our regular time schedule for the rest of the year, starting with the April Match.

Don't forget to check out our Traders Post if you're looking for Cowboy gear.

Also if you're looking for a match to travel to check out the Smokey Mtn. Shootout, The Georgia State Championship or James Gang Rides Again.

I have to say a special thanks to Birdgun Quail (World Champion Baptist Category) for taking pictures, without his help we would be looking at a 6 picture slideshow. Click on THIS to check out all the pictures taken.

Video of the Infamous Buck Dodgers

The Scores .

Until we meet again, Shoot Straight and may all your shots hit steel.