Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

 

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MAY 2005 NEWSLETTER

 

                                        CLUB MEETING

 

                      MONDAY,  May 9, 2005 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant  

 

 

                                               Upcoming Events

                              

May 2005

                                    Sun.      1         Summer Warm Up Open, Skeet

                                    Sat.       7         Club Workday

                           Mon.    9         Club Meeting  

                  Sat.      14-21   National Long Range Big Bore Silhouette

                                          Match, Fields Reserved

                           Sat.       21         Cowboy Action Match

                           Sun.      22         Action Pistol Match

                           Sat.       28         .22 & Field Pistol

 

June 2005

                                    Sat.        4         Big Bore Silhouette Match

                           Sun.      12         School’s Out Open, Skeet

                           Mon.    13         Club Meeting

                  Sat.       18         Cowboy Action Match

Sat.       25         .22 & Field Pistol

Sun.      26         Action Pistol Match

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org

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

 

WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:  Please send your e-mail address to the Secretary (ccaasmfc@cs.com), it is cheaper to send the newsletter that way, plus you will get club notices and For Sale items faster.  In addition, I have about 2 dozen e-mail addresses that are now undeliverable, if you used to get your newsletter via e-mail and do not now, please send in your new e-mail address.

Special Note: Club Reserved May 14-21 for National Shoot

The National Long Range Big Bore Silhouette Match will be held at the club May 14-21.  This is a national big bore competition, club volunteers will be needed for a variety of tasks.  If you have time, please come out and help or just come to watch some great shooters compete.  The club will be reserved for the week for this event.

 START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 4/11/05 Meeting:

There was not a quorum present for the meeting, so the 3/14/05 minutes and the March treasurer’s report, as reported in the April newsletter, were not approved. 

 No business was conducted but the following was discussed:

 Club members are reminded of the May 7 workday, the last workday before the NRA National Big Bore shoot comes to town.  We need folks to come out and help us make the club shine for this event. 

 There was discussion of installing cable TV service in the clubhouse, President John Scott is looking into it.

 There was discussion of a new membership data base program for use by the Secretary.

 Sgt. Millers ROTC Report:

 Dave Foster, the Ashley High School coach,  I taking the Ashley precision air rifle team to the National Junior RPTC match in Memphis, TN on April 25.  Good luck to Dave and his team.

 April 21 – The Hoggard ROTC kids will visit the Club for their annual orientation to disciplines other than smallbore and air rifle.  They will be shown and shoot all the different shooting disciplines at the club.

 Blair Match – This is an annual challenge between the Hoggard ROTC program and the Buccaneer Gun Club that was just completed.  It is an indoor smallbore match at Hoggard High School.  There were 2 teams from each club and, as Sgt. Miller tactfully phrased it “The Buccaneer teams came in 3rd and 4th.”  Congratulations to the ROTC teams.

 June 3, 5:00pm – Whistler Boy Match – This will be 2 stage (50 yd and 100 yd) challenge match between BGC and the ROTC. 

BGC has won 2 of the last 3 and Sgt. Miller  “is not happy about it and is wearing out the ROTC team to get them prepared.”  

 Club Store – The club store was discussed and it was generally agreed that the store should stock common reloading supplies.  We will be asking members what reloading supplies they would like to see stocked. 

 RANGE SAFETY:  There as discussion of possible range safety problems – primarily when a shoot is going on at the range.  The problem occurs when there is a shoot on one part of the range, say the field pistol silhouette and someone is shooting on the long distance rifle range.  The members on the rifle range must obey the range safety officer of the organized shoot.  The consensus of the group is there should not be other shooters using the range when a club shoot is scheduled. 

 ATTENDANCE: 11 members, 1 honorary and 1 guest

 NC Amateur Sports State Games: These Olympic style games are held every year and are designed to allow folks of all ages and skills to compete in a fun event.  For more info go to www.ncsports.org.  The shooting venues are as follows: 

 Skeet, Cowboy Action, Rifle, Pistol:  June 4, 11, 12, 18  Sir Walter Gun Club, 2507 Hester Rd., Creedmoor, NC (www.sirwaltergunclub.com)

 Metallic Silhouette:  June 25   Durham County Wildlife Club  3616 Hopson Road, Durham, NC  (919)  544-1306 (www.dcwc.net)

 Sporting Clays and Helice:  Deep River Sporting Clays, Inc.  284 Cletus Hall Rd, Sanford., NC  (919) 774-7080 (www.deepriver.net)

 END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 4/11/05 Meeting.

 

Lost and Found

My home was broken into last Wednesday, April 27, during the time I was at work.  Among the things taken were four rifles, two 1909 Argentine Mausers serial #’s L0207 and H7376.  Two other rifles, one a Revelation Model 115 that my father gave me when I was a kid and a Remington Model 4 take-down had no serial numbers.  I would appreciate it if club members would keep their eyes open for these items. 

Also taken that might show up were my high school class ring (Aberdeen High School class of ’65, yellow gold with an “A” in the stone), my Phi Kappa Tau fraternity pin, white gold and probably the most valuable (in sense of personal loss) my Eagle Scout pin/medal, my God & Country pin/medal and my son’s Eagle Scout pin/medal.

If anyone happens to see what might appear to be any of these items please contact me at:

910 262-6328 cell phone

910 392-4520 home phone

910 796-0066 work phone

 Thanks,

Vic Grose

 APRIL NRA ACTION PISTOL

 

(Sholar Powell):  We had a pretty good turnout for the first match of the year, with 8 shooters showing up to shoot in cold, hurricane conditions.  Wind was blowing so hard it was slowing down the Moving Target when it had to run into a headwind.  We’ve got a problem on the Falling Plate range with drainage, as the drain pipe is about a foot above ground level, so there was a nice lake-bed at the plate racks.  Hope to get that corrected soon.  Jay Della Bella hosted a student from Hoggard High (didn’t get her name) who attended the April 21 Range Orientation, and was interested in seeing an Action Pistol match.  Thanks to Jay for doing this, and we invite all members to bring out their youngsters for these matches.  We’ll make arrangements for them to shoot .22 pistols w/o using a holster, and give them a chance to experience competitive shooting.  We had a shoot-out in Expert Semi-Auto class, but Ray had to leave, and I swear this was the reason:  to take care of a sick mother-in-law…..go figure… J.  If there are members who want a workday for helping set up the range, acting as Range Officers and taking the range down, let me know and I’ll get you scheduled for a match.  Thanks to all the shooters who helped with this match.  See you next month….winners at this match were:

 

FALLING PLATE MATCH

Semi-Auto                     High Master                              Jay Della Bella                            390/39x

                                    Expert                                      Kevin Taylor                             470/47x

                                    Sharpshooter                             Don Pelling                               410/41x

                                    Marksman                                 Jon Mix                                                310/31x

Revolver                       Pistolero                                    Roy Daniels                               260/26x

 

MOVING TARGET MATCH

Semi-Auto                     High Master                              Jay Della Bella                            478/31x

                                    Expert                                      Kevin Taylor                             453/14x

                                    Sharpshooter                             Don Pelling                               406/17x

                                    Marksman                                 Jon Mix                                                364/6x

Revolver                       Pistolero                                    Roy Daniels                               328/5x

 

BARRICADE MATCH

Semi-Auto                     High Master                              Jay Della Bella                            470/31x

                                    Expert                                      Kevin Taylor                             397/22x

                                    Sharpshooter                             Don Pelling                               418/12x

                                    Marksman                                 Tom Mix                                  298/3x

Revolver                       Pistolero                                    Roy Daniels                               351/10x

 

 

 

April BGC Skeet Shoot

 

Headline:  "C" Class Shooter With .410 Routes Regulars

 

What a beautiful day we had for the monthly skeet match.  Eight shooters braved the wind and sun to show off their skills.  A few highlights of the match went like this.......Father and son team of Tommy Hawkins and son Hunter came in first in the father son division....After reviewing the scores, Ray Campbell claimed to be Fred Welfare’s son but the height difference and DNA analysis proved otherwise.  Tommy Hawkins must have heard what that cowboy writer says at the end of the cowboy newsletter every month..."Take a kid shooting"......By the way, kids under 16 shoot free...that's a new rule that I just made up so bring the kids......Another noteworthy event was that "C" class shooter Jeff Desantis took the high over all match award with a 45 bird score.  Jeff outlasted an "A" class shooter in the shoot-off to take the HOA award.  The "A" class shooter requested to be unnamed since he was beaten by a "C" class shooter who was shooting a 410....I told Ray Campbell that it would be our secret..."Oops,"  I forgot.  We also had a shoot-off for the "D" class.  Chris Moore outlasted Lewis Carlton to claim "D" class.......

 

Scores went like this:

 Class A.......Ray Campbell      45

 

Class C.......Jeff Desantis         45  also won HOA

                   Fred Welfare       43

 

Class D........Chris Moore        41 shootoff winner

                    Lewis Carlton     41

 

New Shooter class.....Tommy Hawkins     37

                                 Frank Hassell           25

 

Junior Shooter class...Hunter Hawkins      25

 

Thanks for coming out and we'll see you the second Sunday of May...and don't forget......"Take a kid shooting".....Ned "Skeeter" Bluntline

 

 

 

 

Buccaneer Range Regulator Gazette

April 1897

 

Headline: Bleeding Heart Saloon and Cafe Gets D- Health Grade

Killer Karl walked into the Bleeding Heart Saloon and Cafe with a hunger that was hard to match.  He'd been herding cattle for two months and had only had Wishbones famous stew to sustain him.  If you've ever  had any of Wishbones stew you know what I mean.  The only seat left in the saloon was one at a table with a lone cowboy seated at it.  The old cowboy appeared to be dozing.  Sitting in front of the old timer was a big bowl of steaming chili.  As hungry as Killer Karl was he sat and stared at the chili for a few minutes and since the dozing old cowboy didn't appear to know that his meal had arrived Karl decided that he'd try some of it.  He reached over and slid the chili over to his side of the table.  He started eating the chili like he had never eaten before.  Upon reaching the bottom of the bowl of chili he sees a dead mouse in the bottom of the bowl.  Karl immediately gagged and puked the chili back in the bowl.........The old cowboy raised his head and looked over at Karl and said....."Yep, it had the same effect on me."  Karl was last seen heading over to Doc Clocks to get his stomach pumped........

 

This reporter didn't get to witness the April posse but from all reports the Buccaneer Regulators put on another good one......Thanks to all involved with putting the match on.....Scores went like this:

 

Traditional                   Seniors               Gunfighter                Cowgirls

Ragtime                        Carbine Kid        Cowboy Cloud            Carolina Rose

Bullseye                         Idaho Spud                                             Dead Eye Diva       

Col. Case Hardin           Doc Clock

Cody Gray                    Stalker

Mad Dog

Deacon Dave

Headmaster      

Killer Karl 

Shakey Jake

Bourbon Shooter

Rocky Point Rebel

I Don't Know

Silverado

 

 

We'll be at it again the third Saturday in May so come out and play with us....We'll look forward to seeing you so in the meantime don't forget......."Take a kid shooting".......Respectfully submitted.....Ned Bluntline

 

 

 

 

** WHEN YOU USE THE CLUB, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU FOUND IT.

 

**  TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DON’T LEAVE THEM UP TO GET WET AND BLOWN ALL OVER THE FIELD.

 

**  PICK UP YOUR BRASS AFTER SHOOTING.

 

**  PICK UP YOUR SHOTGUN SHELLS WHEN DONE AND RELOAD THE MACHINES. 

                 

** WHEN YOU USE THE CLUB, PLEASE LEAVE IT IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU FOUND IT.

** TAKE YOUR PAPER TARGETS DOWN AFTER YOU USE THEM, DON’T LEAVE THEM UP TO GET WET AND BLOWN ALL OVER THE FIELD.

** PICK UP YOUR BRASS AFTER SHOOTING.

** PICK UP YOUR SHOTGUN SHELLS WHEN DONE AND RELOAD THE MACHINES.

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 NEITHER AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR AT THE COWBOY ACTION TARGETS.

 TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE

SILHOUETTE TARGET WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE  SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH SHOOTING.

 

3 May 2005