28 Cowgirls, Cowboys and Wild Bunch shooters rode into Wartrace on an overcast day to help rid the town of all manner of ner-do-wells. The clouds kept the temps great for August and we only had a light mist of rain a few times, never enough to get you wet.
Whiskey Hays wrote the stages and as always they were fast and fun with no "P" traps. Papa Dave modified them for the Wild Bunch shooters. At the Gallows with the rifle and revolvers you had a 5 round dump and then a single tap sweep with the remaining 5 rounds. You also had a split shotgun and the Wild Bunch while not splitting the shotgun had to also sweep the the rifle targets with the pistol for 5 rounds.
Cowboys and Wild Bunch all shot the Line Shack the same with gun order shooters choice. You single tap the center target and double tap each outside target and repeat. The same sequence with pistol and rifle and 4 shotgun kd's.
At Grafton's Saloon you confronted a bottom dealing gambler starting at the bar with shotgun in one window and rifle in the opposite. Gun order was shooters choice again, pistols were shot from either window, other guns shot from staged location. With rifle and pistols you single tapped each outside target and had an 8 round dump on the center and 4 shotgun kd's.
At the Cemetery, rifle was staged on one coffin, shotgun staged on opposite coffin. Start at center table with hands on pistols. At the beep, rifle shot from staged location, triple tap R1, double tap R2, repeat. Move to shotgun and engage 6 shotgun kd's, it was difficult to set up where you could shoot 6 without moving most engaged 2 then moved to the table and shot the final 4, then from table shoot pistols same as rifle. Wild Bunch shot the same except the shotgun was stoked with 3 rounds, you shot 3 and moved, then were required to load 3 more before shooting the last 3. Single loading the shotgun for the final 3 was a "P".
At Wells Fargo Bank you stopped Fredrick Brown from locking up and stealing $10,000. You started with rifle and shotgun staged on shelf, standing at shelf with pistol pointed safely down range. At the beep double tap Nevada Sweep the 3 pistol targets, then same sequence with the rifle on rifle targets, then engage 4 shotgun kd's. After the shotgun the Wild Bunch had to double tap Nevada Sweep the 3 rifle targets with the pistol.
The Wild Bunch Top Gun was Frank Buckshot, followed by Branchwater Jack, Capt. Jo Walker, Papa Oso and Tom Horn.
Miss Scarlet was the Top Lady Wild Bunch shooter.
Buck Dodgers was the Top Gun Cowboy shooter, followed by Cumberland Drifter, Cherohala Chase, Randy Saint Eagle, Ben T. Iron, Reno Mustang, Sheriff Frank Canton, Duck River, Scrub Oak Willie and Tombstone John rounded out the Top 10.
Dodge City Dixie was the Top Lady followed by Ida Shot'em and Dirty Nerdy.
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Complete Wild Bunch Scores
I was able to take a few videos, mostly Wild Bunch.
Buck Dodgers also posted a few videos.
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Hopefully someday I'll get to come to a match on time instead of going to work first so I'll see everyone. The last few matches when I see the scores I see someones name I didn't realize was there.
Thanks again to everyone who came and shot with us and those who came to watch and help.
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Happy Trails until we meet again.
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