Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ocoee Rangers 2-22-14 Cowboy Match

Sheriff Frank Canton drove the stage over to my spread well before the crack of dawn. After loading my gear I took over the reins and we headed to Manchester to meet up with Cumberland Drifter and Papa Dave. After some careful packing we were able to get everyone's guns and gear loaded and head on the Cleveland.

We rolled into range and pulled up beside Dodge City Dixie and Reno Mustang. It was looking like a beautiful day and a crowd was gathering. It had been over a year since I was able to make the trip so I was glad to be back. As always they started with a Prayer and the Pledge and a Safety Meeting. Then we divided into 5 posses and started shooting.

T-Bone wrote some good stages and we were able to see some things we don't normally see. 72 Cowgirls and Cowboys were there to test their skills. The Ocoee Rangers allow 1 re-shoot per shooter for ammunition or gun problems and on our posse several shooters needed it. Unfortunately there is not a re-shoot for dumb mistakes and before the day was done I needed that.

It was good to see lots of Cowgirls and Cowboys I hadn't seen in awhile. Yankee Dutchman was our Posse Leader and did a good job. Tom Cassidy, Tarheel, Bad Eye Tom, Hurricane Charley, Dirt Water Fox, Typhoon Bob, Delta Desperado and all the Wartrace gang along with Yankee made up posse 5. I probably left out someone and if I did I apologize.

Reno Mustang and I both managed to get Stage DQ's for different things but we'll both remember not to do those things again.

Unpleasant was the Top Gun of the day followed by Cumberland Drifter, Hurricane Charlie, Marshall Too Tall, Pleasant, Ocoee Red, Clancy O'Connell, Tabasco Jot, Barkeep Casey and Purly rounded out the Top 10.

Cumberland Drifter definitely fared the best of the Wartrace crowd with 1st 49'r,  2nd Overall.
Papa Dave 1st Cattle Baron,  17th Overall.
Dodge City Dixie 1st Ladies B-Western,  25th Overall.
Reno Mustang 4th Senior Gunfighter,  31st Overall.
Sheriff Frank Canton 1st Silver Senior,  32nd Overall.
Randy Saint Eagle 1st Senior Duelist,  39th Overall.

Complete Scores

With a small posse I was only able to take a couple of videos.

Thanks to Ocoee Red and all the Ocoee Rangers for welcoming us for a great day of Cowboy Action Shooting. If you find yourself in East Tennessee on the 4th Saturday check them out.

The next Wartrace Match will be this Saturday March 1 and I hope we have close to as nice of weather.

Hope to see you at a match.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Wartrace Regulators Feb 1 2014 Cowboy Match

39 Cowgirls and Cowboys rolled into Wartrace to help Yosemite Sam in his exploits both good and bad. Due to the iffy weather this time of the year Whiskey Hayes wrote some fast stages with not a lot of movement. 4 of the 5 stages were shooters choice on the gun order.

At the Gallows you had to double tap the 5 rifle targets and 5 pistol targets and only 2 shotgun knock downs. Vaquero Jake had the fastest time  with a 16.21.

Stage 2 you quad tap each outside pistol target then single tap each inside pistol target, same sequence with rifle on the rifle targets and 4 shotgun kd's any order. The starting line for this was "I'm the fastest gun" and Vaquero Jake was with a 14.79.

At Grafton's you started behind the bar with the rifle on 1 window shelf and shotgun on the other, pistols were holstered and could be shot from either window. You shot the rifle and pistols in a progressive sweep on 3 targets (1 on target 1, 2 on target 2, 3 on target 3 and 4 on target 2, then 4 shotgun kd's any order. Vaquero Jake was again fastest with a 16.94.

At the Cemetery you started behind the table with pistols holstered and shotgun and rifle staged the table. With the rifle you had to put 10 shots on 2 targets any way you wanted, same with pistols and 6 shotgun kd's any order. Many of us decided to do 9 and 1 and as you can imagine with a dump on 1 target a few of us messed it up ( I thought I could count to 9). Cumberland Drifter had no trouble counting and shot this in a 21.42.

Stage 5 Wells Fargo Bank, you started behind the center gun shelf with pistols holstered and both long guns staged on the shelf. You had a 9 shot Nevada sweep on the 3 rifle targets, 2 5 shot Nevada sweeps with pistols and 6 shotgun kd's in any order. Shaddai Vaquero pulled out all the stops and shot this in a 19.37.

Cumberland Drifter was the "Top Gun" of the day followed by Shaddai Vaquero, Vaquero Jake, Double Nickle, Papa Dave, Duck River, Ben T Iron, Leadbone, Da' Lighnting and Randy Saint Eagle rounded out the Top 10.

Dodge City Dixie was the "Ladies Top Gun", followed by Doc Kay B May.

Congratulations also to Ben T Iron, CW Knight, Double Nickle, Duck River, Frank Buckshot, Papa Dave, Papa Oso, Randy Saint Eagle and Tennessee Roadrunner for shooting "Clean Matches".

Complete Scores

We were blessed with a great day, however the the wind kept it feeling a little cool. I was able to get a few Videos

The next match at Wartrace will be the Feb. 15 Cowboy/Wild Bunch Match. For more info always check out our website.

If you're a Wartrace Regulator don't forget it's time to renew your dues.

It's also time to start planning your travel matches. This year The Tennessee State Championship,at Wartrace, Oct. 16-18, will be the final leg of the Triple Crown of Cowboy Action Shooting, Smokin' Guns at Rabbit Ridge in Byhalia, Mississippi, May 23-25 will be the first leg and Midwest Classic in Sparta, Illinois, Sept 12-14 will be the 2nd leg. This will be a great series and a bargain way to shoot these 3 matches. For more info click on Triple Crown. Also read about the matches and special door prizes on the SASS Wire Thread.

Well, I'm sure you're tired of reading by now so Happy Trails until we meet again.