August 2002 Newsletter

 



AUGUST 2002 NEWSLETTER

CLUB MEETING

MONDAY August 12, 2002 - 7:00 P.M. at the GUN CLUB 

Upcoming Events
Saturday, August  3        Club Workday
Saturday, August 10 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, August 11        Summertime Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, August 12        Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at the clubhouse
Saturday, August 17       Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Saturday, August 24 .22 Field Pistol - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday, August 25        Action Pistol Match - 9:00 A.M.

Upcoming Events in September 2002
Sunday, September 8 Back-to-School Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, September 9 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at the clubhouse
Sunday, September 22 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon
Saturday, September 28 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.


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START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for7/8/02 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at the clubhouse President Bradler at 7:05 P.M. 

The minutes of the May 13, 2002 meeting, as appearing in the June 2002 newsletter, were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:


Skeet Ray Campbell advised there were 8 shooters at the last match. 

Bill Murrell requested that all trap shooters ensure the trap machine is turned off and un-cocked after shooting.  Shooter(s) have been leaving the traps cocked and this is not only dangerous but it also weakens the springs.  When the machine is turned off the magnet is also turned off so tension is all that keeps the trap cocked making for a dangerous situation.. 

Action Pistol Ray Campbell advised some guys from Shooter's Choice came and some folks got to shoot before they were rained out.

Cowboy Ray Campbell advised the article in the July newsletter reported the June shoot.  They have a chicken cookout planned for after the July 27th shoot.

Big Bore Tom reported they had 4 shooters and that 12 guns were shot.  They need more shooters.

OLD BUSINESS:

Treasurer Regarding the NRA Insurance Program: When our policy comes up for renewal in September we will have a new carrier.  Hopefully we will get a refund from the old company who went into "rehabilitation."  

NEW BUSINESS:

Tom Mix He had to purchase a new battery, total cost $27, for the lawn mower.  Someone stole the rope used to pull up the chicken targets and replacement was $9.  All money to cover the costs were taken from match receipts.

Tom Morrison Desires to bring BSA Troop 215, 10 to 12 years old, to the club for shotgun and rifle Merit Badges.  Wondered if the club would donate the targets and he needs a 20 ga. shotgun.  Discussion.  MGySgt David Miller, as a certified NRA rifle instructor, volunteered to take 8 scouts at a time to shoot air rifle and small bore and they can shoot till they are tired.  Tom can go to the NRA for funds to purchase a 20 ga. shotgun to be used in this endeavor.  The President offered to loan a Remington 1100 20 ga.  Motion by Bill Murrell, 2nd by Ray Campbell, that the club provide the targets.  No opposition.

Don Sloop Reported that the wild fire burned off the brush and trees that the harvesters could not get to on our new property.  Firefighters cut fire lanes and a 2 lane road on our property while fighting the fire.  They opened the old road back up and cut a road straight across the property.  A forester figured 70% of the trees in the fire will die.  Companies will salvage this timber, which must be cut before the bark falls off, at no cost to the club however they will not pay the club for the timber taken.  Motion: Don motioned, 2nd by Bill Murrell, that Don arrange through a registered forester  that the timber be removed.  Discussion.  Don is to insure that there is a release of liability in the contract.  Don noted that they may not find anyone who wants the timber.  No opposition.

MGySgt Miller Regarding the UNCW room and board cost connected with the 2002 North Carolina Civilian Marksmanship Program, Three Position Air Rifle Camp: They have a serious monetary shortfall due to their misunderstanding of the numbers presented by UNCW as related to the members at the June non-meeting and which appeared in the newsletter.  Col. Johnson has put up $1,000.00 out of his pocket, CPM has given $1,000.00 and they need to raise over $4,000.00 more.  Discussion.  Motion by Don Sloop, 2nd by Dave Merrill, that the club donate $1,000.00.  No opposition.

Secretary's Note: A hat was passed and the 20 members present donated $517.00.  Another member pledged $500.00.  They are now approximately $2,252.00 short of the money needed.

Complimentary Member MGySgt Miller expressed his gratitude to the club for their support. 

MGySgt Miller also advised that he has to order any items available to members as ad hoc affiliates of the CMP.  (Secretary's Note: See the July newsletter regarding examples of the cost of ammunition available.  Contact MGySgt Miller for more information at 452-3416.)

He has not heard from any club members interested in The Hoggard Challenge which was reported in the newsletter.  He will supply all targets and ammunition for the shooting.  There will be 1st and 2nd place trophies.

The Hoggard Jr. NROTC members desire to re-due the 50 yard line targets.  Discussion.  No opposition.

Ray Campbell The Friends of the NRA function is on Saturday, September 14.  Ray and MGySgt Miller have tickets available.  Cost is $25.00 each.  (Secretary's Note: See Ray's article in this and July's newsletter.)
  
ATTENDANCE:  20 including 1 Complimentary Member and  1 Probationary Member.

ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting was adjourned at 8:12 P.M.

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for 7/8/02 Meeting.


FRIENDS OF THE NRA - 2002 EVENT INFORMATION: (Ray Campbell)

The Friends of NRA event for 2002 is planned for Saturday September 14 at the Elks Club at 5102 Oleander Dr. here in Wilmington. We've finally decided to try having this fun filled dinner and auction on the weekend. As you remember we've always had the event during the week.  Many of you wanted to have it on a day when you didn't have to go to work the next day so here's your opportunity.

Advance tickets will be available by calling Ray Campbell at 686-7339 or 520-4822. Individual tickets are $25.00 just like last year. You will probably remember that we also have sponsor packages that are $225.00. The Sponsor Package includes two tickets, a limited edition sponsor hat, and new this year is an NRA Minuteman Sculpture which would be a real addition to any den or office. It stands about 15 inches high and is on a wood base. I plan to have one of them on display at Shooters Choice on Gordon Road. If you haven't been by to see the new indoor range it should give you an excuse. Sponsors are always included in a Sponsor only drawing for more guns.

Advance ticket sales is important to both you and I because we use the number of advance tickets to help us figure out how many extra guns we need to buy. In the past we have purchased more guns to increase our chances of winning one. As last year there will be one gun given away as a door prize. So your $25.00 ticket purchase could win you a gun.

This years event is still developing and I'll keep you updated but we still plan to have the same auctioneer and the same good food........

Almost forgot--We need workers and committee members to help sell tickets so if you work with a bunch of folks that share the same interests as you then make sure they get a ticket. Call me to get on board.........thanks........Ray

JULY COWBOY MATCH: (Ray Campbell)

Regulator Gazette      July 27th, 1897

Headline: Cowboy shootout and cookout is best ever......
The July posse featured a chicken cookout as well as plenty of shoot'n...The blessing was handled by the Reverend Dick Holliday. Doc Clock commented that from the length of the blessing "Short and sweet" that the Reverend Holliday was obviously not a Baptist. After some discussion no one could recall the last time that Reverend Holliday had been seen in church but since everyone was hungry the food was considered blessed....The cook'n was handled by Don"Emirel" Pelling and the table decorations , etc. were handled by Mrs. Dick Holliday....The food must have been good because when the smoke cleared all 48 pieces of chicken were history. We had approximately 25 folks eat'n and of those 20 shot in the match......The award for the most chicken eaten was given to Slic Vic of the Flatwoods gang. We're still not sure if he ate it or just took it with him for supper but anyway he went back for more than anyone else...... Thanks to all who attended.....

Headline: Spittoon Spitt'n is highlight of stage one.....
The Better Times Saloon was the sight of stage one which required the shooter to start at the card table with five jelly beans in their hand...At the buzzer the shooter had to put a jelly bean in their mouth and to try to spit it into the Official State Farm Insurance Spittoon. (Since Richard Crouch gave us the spittoon, I had to put that in here) When a bean was put into the spittoon the shooter then had to flip over the card table and shoot ten pistol shots and 4 shotgun rounds. My recollection is sort of hazy but I think the previous owner of the spittoon (Mr. Crouch) was the best spitter.....Sounds like he'd been practicing to me.......

Headline: Assay office robbed at gunpoint
Slow Poke Sal must have seen the cookie jar funds getting low so she decided to rob the assay office which was just preparing a big shipment of gold dust....She stuck her 45 through the bars of the window and took care of the five guards......She then ran inside and plundered the safe of the gold dust and ran outside and mounted her horse Lightning....Just as she got to the edge of town she encountered deputies which required more pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting.......Slow Poke Sal was the high lady for this stage.......

Scores for the match went as follows.....
Cowgirls---Notorious Nora followed by Slow Poke.....the cowgirls scores were only three points apart in their scores so both shot very well....
Senior Cowboys: Roberdale was the winner followed by Idaho Spud, Slick Vic, Doc Clock, Tom Two Feathers, Black Smith, Tom Two Times.....
Cowboys....Flight one: Dick Holliday, Little Mix, Deacon Dave, Prosper Kid.
Flight two: Slowhand, Lonesome Larry, Duplin Kid, Heck No.

The next match is schedules for August 10th at 9:00am......thanks to all who helped make our shoot'n and eat'n match a success.......Oh by the way I just remember that we found a straw cowboy hat at the range after the match....there were no bullet holes in it so we assumed the owner just forgot it.....it will be in the clubhouse. Don't forget.......Take a kid shooting........Ned Bluntline

JULY NRA ACTION PISTOL MATCH: (Sholar Powell):

We had a good turnout for the match, considering the 110 degree heat index.  Many comments about the "best money the club ever spent" for the carports in each shooting bay.  Jason Harper from Duplin County showed up as a first time shooter, together with the usual suspects from the Club.  We'll shoot again at 9:00 A.M. for the August match, then move back to 12:00 noon in September.  Winners in this match included:

                               FALLING PLATE MATCH
Semi-Auto Expert Ray Campbell 430/43x
             Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 430/43x
             Marksman Tom Mix 350/35x
Revolver Marksman Jon Mix        350/35x
                               MOVING TARGET MATCH
Semi-Auto Expert Ray Campbell 460/19x
            Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 411/11x
             Marksman Jeff Baker 351/5x
Revolver Marksman Jon Mix        316/4x
                               BARRICADE MATCH
Semi-Auto Expert Ray Campbell 431/11x
            Sharpshooter Don Pelling        423/17x
            Marksman Jeff Baker        304/7x
Revolver Marksman Jon Mix              340/8x

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB
2002 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Oct 13 Dove Season Open, Skeet
14 Club Meeting
26 Cowboy Action Match
27 Action Pistol Match
Nov 2 Club Workday
10 Smoked Turkey Open, Skeet
11 Club Meeting
23 Cowboy Action Match
Dec  8 Ho-Ho-H open,  Skeet
  9 Club Meeting
Big Bore, Skeet, Action Pistol and Field Pistol Matches are open to the public.  Call Match Directors listed in the Club Newsletter for information on matches.

Skeet Matches start at 1:00 PM
Cowboy Action Matches start at 9:00 AM
Action Pistol Matches start at 12 Noon (except July and August when start time is 9:00 AM)
Big Bore Matches start at 10:00 AM
.22 Field Pistol Matches start at 10:00 AM

Two (2) workdays are mandatory for all Club Members under 60 years old.

For additions or corrections call Dale Lear at 686-2418 or E-mail at  DELSNOOP@aol.com  



PLEASE - DO NOT PLACE ANY TYPE TARGET ON TOP OF A BERM AND THEN SHOOT AT IT!


PLEASE - IF YOU TAKE TARGETS OUT OF THE SHED YOU SHOULD PUT THEM BACK WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED SHOOTING.


NO LOADED CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE TO BE CARRIED TO THE FIRING LINE AS WE ARE A COLD RANGE CLUB.


PLEASE - DO NOT SHOOT CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR ANY FIREARM AT THE ACTION PISTOL BARRICADES ON WHICH ARE SIGNS STATING "DO NOT SHOOT BARRICADES." 

TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE DONE SHOOTING.

6 August 2002