JUNE 2003 NEWSLETTER

CLUB MEETING MONDAY, June 9, 2003 - 7:00 P.M. AT THE CLUBHOUSE 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 8       School's Out Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, June 9       Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Clubhouse
Saturday, June 14 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Saturday, June 21 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, June 22 Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon
Saturday, June 28 .22 Field Pistol - 10:00 A.M.

Upcoming Events in July 2003

Saturday, July 12 Big Bore Silhouette Match - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday, July 13        Independence Open, Skeet - 1:00 P.M.
Monday, July 14 Club Meeting - 7:00 P.M. at Sweetwater Café
Saturday, July 19 Cowboy Action Match - 9:00 A.M.
Saturday, July 26 .22 Field Pistol - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday, July 27        Action Pistol Match - 12 Noon

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

OTHER WEB SITES OF INTEREST: www:packing.org;  www:nccowboys.com

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 5/12/03 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at the Sweetwater Café by President John Scott at 7:00 P.M.

The minutes of the last meeting (April 14, 2003), as appearing in the newsletter, were accepted.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Cowboy As reported in the newsletter.  18 shooters participated.
Silhouette 7 shooters and 13 guns were shot.  A good shoot and a good time.
Field Pistol Tom Mix advised a match was shot.
Action Pistol As reported in the newsletter.  7 shooters and 18 guns were shot.

OLD BUSINESS:

Don Sloop He discussed the tree farm idea with a forester and was told the land must be planted with trees to be considered a tree farm for tax purposes.  Probably not a cost effective proposal.

Tom Mix Purchased 10 steel folding chairs for the silhouette range.  He took the $93.00 plus cost out of the match funds. 

President Reported on the work day.  Not as many showed up as for the last work day.  Discussion.

Sholar Powell CMP rim fire shoot rules were in the March Newsletter.  It appears .22 magnum is acceptable.  

The 2nd Annual Hoggard "Whistler Boy" Shoot will be held June 9th at the club at 3:00 P.M.  This is a competitive shoot of 100 shots from 3 positions with American made .22 rifles with iron sights.  Sholar requested that the meeting in June be held at the club so they can hold the shoot before the meeting.  No opposition for the June meeting only to be at the BGC Clubhouse so our participating members can enjoy the shoot and the jambalaya MGySgt Miller will cook.  BGC members signed up so far for the BGC 2 man teams are Jon Mix, Tom Mix, David Morgan and Sholar.  MGySgt Miller is bringing two teams made up of 2 members each from Hoggard and they will provide the targets.  Ashley High will also participate in the competition.  The club will provide the ammo.  Don Sloop will score the match but he needs volunteers to help out.  Call Don at 799-4627 to volunteer.

Bill Murrell Advised the rock for the club cost $10.50 a ton but we are still under budget.

Ray Campbell 205,000 bullets have been ordered and the bulk bullet ordering is now closed.

Dick Brame The clubhouse roofing will be done either this month or next month.

NEW BUSINESS:

President Desires to collect old photos of or about the club for display.  Discussion.

Jack Flack Would like to hold a machine gun fun shoot at the club.  All guns will be legally registered guns to be fired from 50 and 75 yards.  The shoot would go all day on a Saturday and a ˝ day on Sunday.  This would be sometime this fall or next spring.  Discussion.

Don Sloop Someone left the key for the cabinets in the lock so Don took custody of the key.

Tom Mix Initiated discussion regarding the soda/water cooler and related cost.

Bill Murrell The Zone 4 Skeet Championship will be held in Atlanta.  Requested the club to entertain buying an ad page in the program.  Discussion.  Bill then motioned, 2nd by Don Sloop, that the club purchase a one page ad for $100.00 at this shoot.  Motion: Passed.

Lon Downing Desired to reserve both skeet fields from 6 to 11 P.M. on June 26th.  No conflict.  No opposition.

ATTENDANCE: 15 which included 2 Probationary Members.  
ADJOURNMENT:  Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 5/12/03 Meeting.

CMP RIMFIRE RIFLE MATCH:  (Sholar Powell)

We've had quite a bit of interest in participating in the CMP Rimfire Rifle match, and hope to have this scheduled for July or August. Several questions have arisen about this match. Competitors will be responsible for furnishing their own ammo; it will not be provided by the Club. At present, the rules state that "any .22 caliber rimfire rifle" is allowed. I've sent e-mail to the CMP asking if .22 Magnum is allowable, and have not received a response to date. Therefore, for the first match we sponsor, .22 Magnum will be allowed. If you want to compete in this event, you will need to complete the Eligibility Affidavit attached to this newsletter, have it notarized, and bring it with you to the match, or get it to Sholar Powell prior to the match. I have photocopies of the CMP Rimfire target center available for those who want to practice for this event, and will bring copies to the June club meeting. If you want the full-size target to practice on, they can be ordered from www.odcmp.org.  David Morgan is working on getting copies of the full-size target printed and placed at the Club for member use. If you have questions, give me a call at 509-7351(w) or 799-5438 (h). [EDITOR'S NOTE: BGC members receiving the Newsletter by E-mail may obtain a copy of the required affidavit by contacting the Secretary.]

MAY COWBOY MATCH: (Ray Campbell)


Regulator Gazette

May 17, 1897



HeadLine: Regulatorville City Java is scene of shootout.....

Aging gunfighters Doc Clock and Tom Two Times were having their morning coffee on the front porch at Regulatorville Port City Java. As aging gunfighters tend to do, they were comparing tales of each others exploits, and of course each was trying to outclass the others tale. Finally they had run out scars to compare and bear mauling exploits to discuss so naturally the subject came to who was the best shot. As it became obvious that telling shooting tales was not going to settle the argument, a shooting contest was determined to be the surest method of determining who the best shot was. They determined the best shot was the shooter that could hit the coffee can on the back shelf of the coffee bar five times Since each had mixing some of Doc's home brew with the coffee, the fact that the shop was full of customers didn't seem of much concern to either of them. The pair flipped a coin to determine who went first and Tom Two Times lost the toss. Doc Clock went first and stuck his 45 through a hole in the window and started shooting. Needless to say the patrons of the shop thought it was an ambush and started returning fire. By the time the smoke cleared Doc had emptied both his pistols, his rifle and his shotgun and the coffee can had at least five holes in it. This reporter tried to count the holes but there were too many to count. As Sheriff Holliday was taking Doc Clock to the slammer the Doc was trying to talk his way out of it by telling the Sheriff the story of the bet but Tom Two Times was nowhere to be found to back up Doc's story........

HeadLine: The Tortoise Versus the Hare......

A fast draw story in the Ole West.....


The First Semi-Annual Bicentennial fast draw contest was held at the conclusion of the May Posse (For those who left early after the match, you didn't miss much). For some reason the May Posse got over a little earlier than expected and there were a few bullets left in every bodies belt and it was determined that if we didn't shoot'em that they might go bad before the next match. Slowhand did not participate since his bullets had already gone bad (I just had to put that in...sorry Slowhand). So a fast draw contest was devised to burn up the extra ammo. The contest consisted of seeing who could draw their five shooter the fastest and shoot (and hit) a tombstone. The Posse headed out to Boothill and selected the tombstone to be shot. After measuring a few, the tombstone of Aliwisious Dickweed Holliday (a very distant relative of Dick Holliday) was selected. Since Dick didn't like the old buzzard anyway he didn't object. The contest quickly became the battle of the Tortoise versus the Hare..........The Tortoise became the slow and deadly accurate person of Idaho Spud. The Hare was the fast and sometimes deadly Dick Holliday. Spud went first and put out five shots that struck the tombstone in 5.27 seconds. Dick Hollidays turn came up later and leashed a hail of fire that was over in 3.22 seconds............. but ...........Dicks last shot went into the ground and he was penalized 5 seconds for the miss. That made Dicks final time 8.22 seconds and dropped him to third place........The first few scores went like this.........Idaho Spud 5.27, Roberdel 6.14, Dick Holliday 8.22, Col Case Hardin 9.62. So....until the next time we do this, Idaho Spud is the fast draw champion........

The may Posse had 17 cowboys and one cowgirl in attendance.  The order of finish went something like this:
Aging gunfighters: Roberdel, Idaho Spud, Doc Clock, Carbine Kid, BlackSmith, Tom Two Times, Tom Two Feathers
First Flight:  Dick Holliday, Mad Dog, Dynamite Dan, Cherokee Jim, Deacon Dave
Second Flight: Duplin Kid, Col Case Hardin, Lonesome Dave, Doc Brown, Slowhand Cowgirl.....Slowpoke

Since Spud must have practicing his fast draw and therefore forgot to buy the prizes, the winning shooters got a free shoot in June.  We'll be back at it on the third Saturday of June so be with us if you can and we'll plan on having another good time.......Also...if you have one, please bring your long range rifle to the June match as we plan to shoot the Quigley Bucket at 400 yards. This will be after the regular stages are completed. If you don't have one and want to play don't worry, because in true Regulator fashion we will have one you can shoot. As usual we will make up the rules on the spot but it should still be a good time. So until we see you in June...... Take a kid shooting........Ned Bluntline

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ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS/SHOOTERS:


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.