Monday, May 25, 2015

Pima Air and Space Mesuem

Not exactly shooting related but something that has been on a to do list for a while. Today Dad and I went to the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tuscon AZ.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

May E Postal "12 O'Clock Low"

This target is inspired by Engineering Johnson's E Postal in 2013, just tweaked up a bit.
Credit to Danno @Sand Castle Scrolls

Much like his, you are a brave Army Air Corp's Airman, somewhere over Axis territory in your
B-17, and you are the gunner for the ball turret on the belly of the bomber.God help you.

Your goal is to shoot down as many hostile Luftwaffe aircraft as possible with the fewest amount of friendly fire possible.


The Target can be downloaded from here




Also, Army Intelligence reports a flight ME 262's are flying near your bombers position. Good Luck!

RULES:
15 Shot Limit

Pistols: 25ft/10 yds or range minimum which ever is greater.  Standing unsupported, one or two hands. No time limit.

Rifles may be shot any position including off the bench, but rests such as sandbags and bi-pods are disallowed.  The fore end of the rifle must be supported by the offhand elbow.   No time limit.

  • Rimfire, both iron sights and scope: 25 yards.
  • Centerfire iron sight & scope: 50 yards 

KNOW YOUR ENEMY



This is the BF-109, with a Speed of close to 400 MPH it will be spear-heading the attack on the squadron.

Points=10




the ME-262 is a Dangerous fighter aircraft, with jet engines it can hit close to 550 MPH in a fight. Beware

Points=50





FRIENDLY FIRE ISN'T
This is the Boeing B-17 G heavy quad engines bomber for the Army Air Corp.

Points=-50








This is the North American P-51, At 362 MPH, just slightly slower then the 109.It will be providing cover for the Squadron today.

Points=-25








RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

UPDATE: Multiple hits on a target count, Just don't shoot more then 15 shots.

 Classes:  shoot anything you want and we'll find a place to record the score*.
  1. .177 cal air pistol, iron sights (air or C02 powered)
  2. .177 cal air pistol, optic sights (air or C02 powered)
  3. .17/.22 cal rim fire pistol, iron sights
  4. .17/.22 cal rim fire pistol, magnified optical sights
  5. center fire pistol, iron sights
  6. center fire pistol, magnified optic sights
  7. .17/.22 cal rim fire rifle iron sights (25 yds)
  8. .17/.22 cal rim fire rifle magnified optic sights (25 yds)
  9. center fire rifle iron sights (50 yds)
  10. center fire rifle magnified optic sights (50 yds)
  11. other (anything that doesn't fit the above categories)
Non-magnified optic sights (e.g. reddot) count as iron sights.  1:1 "RedDot" sights might be slightly faster to align than normal iron sights as there is only one sight to get on target, not two.  But speed is not a factor in this game so it's a wash.  Take your time and make good hits with either system.

You can Submit Scores to me at
Smallestconservative-at-hotmail-dot-com

Note:
If there is any issue with the download just email me and I will send you the PDF file.  

*If you can potentolly use a Browning M2 or any weapon fired from a B-17 With Photo proof, you will get x1000 to your score.
  

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Commissioners Cup Trap & Skeet 2015

This weekend was the Arizona State Commissioners Cup competitions for Skeet and Trap. It took place at the Tuscon Trap and Skeet range in southern Arizona.

Yesterday and today was fairly windy, with Tuscon Ryan Field (KRYN) reporting between 10 and 17 knot winds. it made the clay's a tad bit more challenging to hit.

there were no placements for Skeet for RSTT but the Varsity  Squad took 2nd place, Good job guys!

the squad I shot with for trap was minus two shooters.
End results for Trap were

178
171
145

and Skeet

54
61
59


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Commissioners Cup Sporting Clays 2015

Sorry For a late posting of this.*

On Saturday, The 2015 Arizona State Commissioners Cup for Sporting Clays took place.
Like in years past it is a 100 shot competition, 10 stations with 10 clays each or 5 pairs (2 birds).

The course used for this year was interesting, on one station the birds did a zig-zag during a true pair.(When both birds are thrown.)

Odd Station

There were no rabbits(rolling targets) On the course that my team shot. all flying targets. I personally did better this year for sporting clays then in the past. Hopefully the same could be said for the rest of the teams!

*Hopefully I can update this post with how Rio did soon, AZ Game and Fish hasn't posted scores so once that happens I will post how Rio did!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Red Bull gives you Air Races

This past weekend was the Red Bull Air Race in slightly cooler Las Vegas NV.

For those who don't know what the Air race is, 12-15 pilots take acrobatic aircraft around a course of pylons. The Race is timed for who ever gets around the pylons the fastest with out hitting them and following the certain rules pertaining to each race course.

http://www.redbullairrace.com/en_US/event/las-vegasThis weekend was hosted at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. the track it self was one of the less complicated ones of the series, a few gates and pylons.

The events of Saturday was qualifiers, which was scheduled to happen 3 hours AFTER we arrived. assuming that since Nellis AFB was not far off, i figured that 'Hey air planes, the Air Force might have something cool to show all the race attendees.' Nope No Air force or anything really flying related besides a few inflated able pictures of the aircraft. not much to do for the dead time besides buy food that could quite possibly be described as worse then a elementary school lunch.

The really fun part of the trip was seeing the qualifiers, each aircraft skillfully maneuvering around  the course and beating the other races by fractions of a second. really exciting stuff!
Race Peter Besenyei and Kirby Chambliss waiting to take off
Sunday was a tad bit more interesting, wind was howling and made the pylons go every which way.
A few racers hit the pylons making them explode.* So the race stops, teams go out to fix the pylons, meanwhile the wind is getting stronger, knocking more pylons over. teams go out to re inflate the fallen pylons. then the ones they fix topple. after 20 minutes of this the race was put on hold. and deciding that it was probably not going to continue we left.

Turns out the race organizers came to the same conclusion ending the race giving it to the Canadian racer Pete McLeod.



The race was Fun to watch. It is much different in real life compared to watching the race on TV.

*The pylons are built to when anything brushes past it it shatters, no airplanes were hurt in the race.