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Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, July 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

Ten shooters participated in our July shoot in warm conditions.   Joe Kroeze won the match with a 177.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses, up to a maximum of 6, following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   91                           41                          132                         732-4  (6)

Tony Abbott                                        133                         39                         172                        1064-6 (6)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         125                         38                         163                       1016-3 (6)

Aubrey Campbell                                DNS                                                                                           76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  93                            23                         116                         572-1(6)

Rudy Dezzani                                       35                              0                            35                          399  (5)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                  30                              0                             30                          154  (2)

Larry Iwatate                                       Score not reported

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                        191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                        120                             32                           152                       506 (3)

Joe Kroeze                                            149                           28                            177                     963-4(6)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                      93-1                           23                           116-1                  621-2(6)

Jerry Smith                                          118                            43                            161                      826-4(6)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                            81  (1)

We have yet to make a decision on the Durham Ferry Rendezvous, but this will be done shortly.  If the rondy is canceled, our next muzzleloader shoot will be August 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  Do not forget our black powder cartridge match on July 13, at 8:00 a.m. on the rifle range.  Rudy advises there will be 15 shots.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, June 13, 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

Ten shooters participated in our June shoot in windy but otherwise pleasant conditions.   Thanks to Joe and the Tuesday work crew for our new target bases, which allowed the line to spread out with good social distancing.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   57                           35                          92                         688-4  (6)

Tony Abbott                                        133-1                      42                         175-1                   1046-7  (6)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         122-2                       37                         159-2                    971-3  (6)

Aubrey Campbell                                DNS                                                                                           76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  94                               41                          135                     572-1(5)

Rudy Dezzani                                       34                              0                            34                          364  (4)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                  30                              0                             30                          154  (2)

Larry Iwatate                                       Score not reported                                                            496-1(4)

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                        191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                         DNS                                                                                       354  (2)

Joe Kroeze                                            92-1                         37                            129-1                   760-4(5)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                      30                             25                               55                     505-1(5)

Jerry Smith                                          118                            43                            161                      737-4(6)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                            81 (1)

Our next muzzleloader shoot will be July 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  Do not forget our black powder cartridge match on June 15, at 8:00 a.m. on the rifle range.  Rudy advises there will be 20 shots.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, May 2020

Dear Long Rifles,

Seven shooters participated in our May modified postal match.  We welcomed back Aubrey Campbell after an absence.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   90                           33                          123                         596-4  (5)

Tony Abbott                                        153-3                     31-1                       184-4                     871-6  (5)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                      214-1(2)

Mark Barley                                         114                         4                             118                        812-1 (5)

Aubrey Campbell                                  73                               3                                 76                      76 (1)

George Chesnut                                  DNS                                                                                      437-1(4)

Rudy Dezzani                                       DNS                                                                                      330  (3)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                   DNS                                                                                       124  (1)

Larry Iwatate                                       DNS                                                                                       496-1(3)

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                        191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                         DNS                                                                                        354 (2)

Joe Kroeze                                            140-2                      26                            166-2                   631-3(4)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                           76 (1)

Terra Romero                                      72                            6                                78                       450-1(4)

Jerry Smith                                          107-1                       22-2                          129-3                  576-4(5)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                             81 (1)

I intend to obtain clearance to hold our regular match on Saturday, June 13, at 9:00 a.m.  I will send another e-mail within a week or so to confirm or to set up another postal match.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, 03/4/2020

Dear Long Rifles,

We had a good turnout of 11 shooters today in windy conditions.  Thanks to Rudy and his helpers for setting up and putting away our silhouettes  As announced, the Board has agreed to purchase awards so all will participate in the aggregate this year.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                   132-1                     21                           153-1                    363-3  (3)

Tony Abbott                                        184                        21                            205                       533-1  (3)

Bob Barker                                           DNS                                                                                    214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                         177                        21                           198                        532-1  (3)

George Chesnut                                  137                         0                             137                        353  (3)

Rudy Dezzani                                       140                         0                             140                        261  (2)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Jake Henderson                                     124                           0                                124                   124  (1)

Larry Iwatate                                       153                         32                            185                       496-1 (3)

Fred Jones                                            DNS                                                                                       191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                        173                         44                            217                        354   (2)

Joe Kroeze                                           144                         39                            183                      465-1 (3)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                     118                         19                             137                         244  (2)

Jerry Smith                                          167                          0                              167                         354  (3)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                            81  (1)

Our next club shoot is on April 11 at 9:00 a.m.  Don’t forget our black powder cartridge match this Monday, March 16, at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting.

Tony Abbott

Long Rifles of the San Joaquin, 02/08/2020

Dear Long Rifles,

We had a good turnout of 12 shooters today.  Thanks to Rudy for his work in putting together our custom targets.  As in January, we declared a holiday on the aggregate shooter fee.  We will solicit Board approval to have the club purchase awards so that all will participate in the aggregate.  I will keep track of x’s this year, so do not forget to record them when you get them.  The results, with the number of shoots in parentheses following the YTD score:

Shooter                                                Rifle                       Pistol                     Total                      YTD

Christie Abbott                                  102-1                     20-1                        122-2                     210-2  (2)

Tony Abbott                                      137-1                     26                           163-1                      328-1  (2)

Bob Barker                                        128-1                     0                             128-1                      214-1  (2)

Mark Barley                                       138-1                     21                           159-1                      334-1  (2)

George Chesnut                                 102                         19                           121                          216  (2)

Rudy Dezzani                                       102                         19                           121                          121  (1)

Doug Echelberger                               DNS                                                                                       138  (1)

Larry Iwatate                                   158-1                      12                           170-1                       311-1  (2)

Fred Jones                                          167                         24                            191                          191  (1)

Arnold Jorge                                      91                            46                            137                          137   (1)

Joe Kroeze                                      142-1                       35                            177-1                      282-1  (2)

Brian Medler                                       DNS                                                                                          76  (1)

Terra Romero                                         87                              20                         107                      107  (1)

Jerry Smith                                          81                            30                              111                       187  (2)

Kenny Wright                                     DNS                                                                                            81  (1)

Our next club shoot is on March 7 at 10:00 a.m.  Don’t forget our black powder cartridge match this Monday, February 10, at 8:00 a.m.

Tony Abbott

2019 Freezearse Results

Dear Long Rifles,

Another Freezearse is in the books.  Here are the top three scores in each category (archery excluded), with Long Rifle Shooters and Manteca Sportsmen members in bold:

MEN’S RIFLE

Tim Ochsner                      37.8
Mark Barley                       34.8
Tony Abbott                       32.8

WOMEN’S RIFLE

Judy Wilson                        27.9
Cindy James                       21.6
Linda Joyce                         19.0

MEN’S PISTOL

George Chesnut               9.0
Calvin Miller                       8.5
Tony Abbott                       6.0
 

WOMEN’S PISTOL

Christie Abbott                 8.0

 SQUIRREL RIFLE

Mark Roduner                   23.0
Tony Abbott                       21.8
Larry Iwatate                     21.7

COWBOY RIFLE

Steve Fentress                  31.5
Mike Maciel                       30.6
John Swan                           27.8

BLACK POWDER CARTRIGE RIFLE

Brian Medler                     173.7
Tony Abbott                       173.4
Larry Iwatate                     165.5

Thanks to everyone who assisted in putting on the rondy, with special thanks to Joe Kroeze, Rhonda George, Brian Medler, and Dennis Cathcart.

Tony Abbott

Longrifles of the San Joaquin – March 2019

Dear Long Rifles,

We had another excellent turnout of 14 shooters on a cold and blustery morning.  The results:

Shooter Rifle Pistol Total YTD
Tony Abbott 180 20 200 529
Christie Abbott 100 40 140 0
Bob Barker 90 30 120 403
Mark Barley 90 30 120 386
Allen Bennett 20 0 20 0
Jason Bull 3 0 3 0
George Chesnut 100 0 100 100
Rudy Dezzani 80 10 90 137
Arnold George 130 20 150 216
Jake Henderson DNS 0
Larry Iwatate 140 10 150 0
Fred Jones 150 20 170 0
Joe Kroeze 90 0 90 0
Mike Leanos DNS 0
Brian Medler 90 0 90 0
Jerry Smith 100 50 150 255
Kenny Wright DNS 0

Our next shoot will be Saturday, April 13, commencing at 9:00 a.m.

Tony Abbott

Longrifles of the San Joaquin – February 2019

February 9 Shoot Results

Shooter Rifle Pistol Total YTD
Tony Abbott 133 16 149 329
Bob Barker 112 33 145 283
Mark Barley 103 26 129 266
George Chesnut 67 0 67 0
Rudy Dezzani 42 5 47 0
Arnold George 66 0 66 66
Larry Iwatate 86 14 100 0
Fred Jones 136 26 162 147
Joe Kroeze 93 0 93 0
Mike Leanos 91 0 91 0
Jake Henderson 72 0 72 0
Jerry Smith 55 18 73 105
Kenny Wright 52 0 52 0

Our next shoot will be Saturday, March 9, commencing at 10:00 a.m.

Tony Abbott

Longrifles of the San Joaquin – January 2019

Dear Long Rifles,

We had a fairly successful rendezvous considering the negative weather reports during most of last week, the wind on Friday, and fog on Sunday.  We had about 60 shooters in all.  As stated in my last post, we converted the rifle and pistol trail scores to 200 and 50 point scales, respectively, for those who paid the extra $5 to have this count as an aggregate shoot.  There were 38 points possible on the rifle trail, including the two for period dress, which means each successful shot  counted for 5.26 points on the 200 point scale.  The successful pistol shots counted 1.92 each (26 possible).  Raw scores were rounded to the nearest whole number to get the aggregate scores.  The results, with the raw scores in parentheses:

Shooter Rifle Pistol Total YTD
Tony Abbott 168 (32) 12 (6) 108 108
Bob Barker 132 (25) 6 (3) 138 138
Mark Barley 137 (26)  0 (0) 137 137
Fred Jones 147 (28) 0 (0) 147 147
Jerry Smith 105 (20) 0 (0) 105 105

Our next shoot will be Saturday, February 9, commencing at 10:00 a.m.

Tony Abbott

2nd NRA Range Safety Officer Class Scheduled

Our sport, the shooting sport, is one of the safest hobbies because of basic common sense rules supervised by Range Safety Officers. To help more of our members join that elite group Manteca Sportsmen Inc. is sponsoring another official NRA RSO certification class.

NRA Instructor, Club member and Chief Range Safety Officer Richard “Dick” Reizner will lead the class sharing his 60 plus years of shooting experience. Dick said, “While the information the class provides is important, the RSO’s attitude in passing it on is what really makes the range safe for shooters.”

The two sessions will be held at the Manteca Sportsmen Inc. range, 30261 Airport Way Manteca on March 10 and 17 from noon to 5:00 PM (must attend both sessions to complete the course).

The cost for club members is $35, for non-members it is $150. The class is normally priced at about $180.

Registration forms and further information are available at the range desk or by contacting Dick at (209) 665-7166or Dick@Reizner.com