Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 17 2012 Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Match

35 Cowboy, Cowgirls and Wild Bunchers converged on the Wartrace range to help us keep Blackface Charlie on the Train. Keep Ruben Burrows and his gang from stealing the Wells Fargo strong box at the Depot. Keep some local bushwackers from taking J P Wiser's supplies from the Wagon. Find out how much you love trouble at the Corral and help keep Crazy Horse and his Braves from overrunning Fort Sweeney.

We were excited to welcome Dora Dufran, Josie Sara Marcus and Brushy Bill Roberts for their Cowboy Match, it's always fun to have new shooters.

It was nice to have 6 Cowgirls shooting with us today.

The weather was Fantastic and the stages were fun, the Cowboy shooters shot the same stages as the Main March match. The Wild Bunch shot on the same stages but with more pistol rounds.

Just before we finished it clouded up and looked like we might get wet but the rain held off and we stayed dry.

Buck Dodgers was the "Top Gun" of the day, followed by Randy Saint Eagle, Scattergun Kid was shooting really fast through the smoke and finished 3rd overall shooting Frontier Cartridge. Fourth was Imis Twohofon and Jailbreak Jake rounded out the Top 5 for the Cowboy shooters.

C W Knight was the Wild Bunch "Top Gun", followed by Frank Buckshot, Dirtwood Dobber, Papa Oso and Tennessee Roadrunner rounded out the Top 5.

Congratulations to Buxom Boo for shooting the only "Clean Match" of the day.

Complete Scores

I took a few videos and they can be seen at my YouTube link.

Wartracecowboy's Channel

The next shoot at Wartrace will be the Long Range Match March 24th. The next Cowboy Match will be our Main Match April 7th. For more information always check out our Website

Happy Trails until we meet again.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wartrace Regulators March 3 Cowboy Action Match

38 Cowboys and Cowgirls pulled into Wartrace early on a cool but sunny morning. This was the first match I'd been able to shoot since Jan.7 and I can't remember the last time I was able to be at the entire match instead of getting there about noon and shooting catch up.

Papa Dave had our safety meeting, Whiskey Hayes welcomed everyone Buck Dodgers offered a prayer and led us in the pledge. Whiskey was right when he said this was the best weather we'd had for a match in several months. I don't think I saw a cloud all day long and there was just enough breeze to keep you from sweating.

Whiskey Hayes had some great stages set up for this time of year. We had to run on all of them, something we can't do at the 100 degree summer matches. Two of the stages used the same targets for rifle and pistol. At the wagon we started at the back of the wagon, ran to the first location, shot the rifle, moved to where the shotgun was staged, grabbed it and moved down range to shoot the shotgun and pistols. At the corral we shot the shotgun, rifle then carried the rifle down range and placed it on a barrel then shot the pistols. At the train we shot 2 shotgun KD's from the engine, moved to the coal car for the rifle and pistols then back to the engine for the final 2 shotgun KD's.

Buck Dodgers was the Top Gun of the day followed by Papa Dave (1 rank point and just over 5 seconds back), Sergeant Shooter, CW Knight and Cherohala Chase rounded out the Top 5. Buck was the fastest on the Train, Wagon and Fort Sweeney and Papa was fastest at the Depot and the KO Corral.

Congratulations to Ida Shot'em and Papa Dave for shooting the match "Clean", something that takes lots of concentration.

Before the match I decided to try out a back-up rifle I hadn't shot in a while and some pistols I just got back from being slicked up and short-stroked by Slick McClade. I broke the firing pin on the 3rd shot out of the rifle, guess I've got something to do this week now. The pistols worked great but after the second stage I decided I need to practice a lot to get used to the really light trigger pull, I ended up with 8 misses, all from pulling the trigger before I really meant to. With 196 misses out of 36 shooters, remember the other 2 shot clean, I guess I'm not the only one who needs to clear the cobwebs out and get back into the swing of shooting.

Willie McCoy was there selling bullets and said he plans to be set up at every main month match.

Lone Wolf Swain was supposed to be there with shot and bullets but the Friday tornadoes in Alabama came close enough to him that he had to spend the day cutting trees, I hope everyone is ok after this last round of storms.

We had a few new folks join the Wartrace Regulators Saturday but they didn't shoot the match, hopefully they'll be ready to shoot by next match.

Latigo Jim is having some health problems and wasn't able to be with us, I hope he can get back to shooting soon.

I was only able to take a few pictures.

I also took a few videos.

Complete Scores when available

Just a reminder Wartrace dues are past due and the gate combination will be changed on March 9, if you are a paid up member for 2012 you will get an e-mail with the new combination.

Our next match will be March 17 Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Match.

For more info always check out our website.

If you're looking for a travel match don't forget the South Carolina State Match the end of this month.

Happy Trails