Sunday, March 17, 2013

3/16/13 Wartrace Regulators Cowboy/ Wild Bunch Match

35 Cowgirls, Cowboys and Wild Bunch shooters rode into Wartrace  for a day of day of action shooting and were treated to some Fantasic weather, mid to high 70's is hard to beat in March. It was good to see some folks I haven't seen in a while like Johnny Bodock, Tyrell Cody and Jailbreak Jake who made the trip over from Memphis.

This month seems to be the saga of Papa Dave and Wild Jill. At the Gallows Papa Dave wants to hang Jill over ownership of a herd of horses. Here we shot pistols and rifle in an outside, inside middle sweep and 4 shotgun knock downs. At the Outlaw Cabin Papa Dave is worried about Jill turning him in for the price on his head. Here we shot the rifle in a 4 target progressive sweep, 4 shotgun kd's and finished with the pistols in a progressive sweep. At Grafton's Papa Dave is trying to force Jill to drink a shot of rotgut whiskey disguised as Jack Daniel's. Here we shot a 2-3-2-3 sweep with rifle from either window, same sweep with pistols from either window and 2 shotgun kd from window opposite of rifle. At the Cemetery Wild Jill is tired of Papa Dave telling tales from her past life and shouts "Dave you're a lying cur dog". Here we started behind a table with both long guns staged on the table and unless you were as tall as Grey Horse you couldn't see the rifle targets from your starting position. Here with rifle and pistols we double tapped the 2 outside targets, single tapped the center target and then repeat instructions for the second 5 rounds, then shoot 4 shotgun kd's. Finally at Wells Fargo Bank, Papa Dave draws on Wild Jill when she turns down his loan application. Here with rifle and pistols we single tap sweep 5 targets then put 5 on the center target and finish up with 6 shotgun kd's.

To say these were some fast some fast stages would be an understatement as proven by 93.52 second total time by the Top Gun of the day, Buck Dodgers, and a 98.13 by the second place shooter, Cumberland Drifter, they were followed by Randy Saint Eagle, Scattergun Kid, Duck River, Ben T Iron, Jailbreak Jake, Dusty Wilcox, Wes Outlaw and Reno Mustang rounded out the Top 10.

4 of the top 10 were 49r's and 4 shoot 1-handed (gunfighter or a duelist style). 

We had 7 Clean Match shooters, Buxom Boo, Cody Kid, Cumberland Drifter, Grey Horse, Gringo Gordo, Jailbreak Jake and Reno Mustang, Congratulations on good shooting.

Cowboy Scores when available.

CW Knight was the Wild Bunch Top Gun with a 134.38, don't be fooled by the slower time, they shoot a lot more pistol rounds than the cowboys, followed by Frank Buckshot, Papa Dave, Papa Oso, Tennessee Roadrunner and Tom Horn.

Congratulations to Wild Bunch Clean Match shooters CW Knight and Papa Oso.

Wild Bunch Scores when available.

I didn't take any still pictures because I still can't do a slideshow on Photobucket but I got 27 videos, so here is a link to them.


The next matches at Wartrace will be Long Range March 23 and our April 6 Cowboy Match.

Charlie Bowdre and family are still moving lots of dirt at the range preparing for the new stages so we'll continue to shoot on the hill until further notice. When completed I think the new area will be amazing.

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Happy Trails until we meet again.