Buccaneer Gun Club
P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402
MARCH 2006 NEWSLETTER
MONDAY, March 13, 2006 - 7:00 P.M. Carolina BBQ Restaurant
Sat. 4 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sat. 11 Club Workday
Sat. 11 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 12 Springtime Open, Skeet
Mon. 13 Club Meeting
Sat. & Sun.18-19 March Winds Open,
NSSA Skeet, Skeet Fields Reserved
Sat. 25 .22 & Field Pistol
Sat. 1 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sat. 8 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 9 Tax Break Open Skeet
Mon. 10 Club Meeting
Sat. 22 .22 & Field Pistol
Sun. 23 Action Pistol Match
BUCCANEER GUN CLUB WEB SITE: www.buccaneergunclub.org
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TURN IN YOUR OLD CLUB KEY: We need your old key, please leave it in the clubhouse next time you come out to the club. There will be a can marked “Old Keys” in the club house for this purpose.
START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 2/13/06 Meeting:
Meeting convened at 7:00 pm, 24 members, 1 probationary, 1 honorary and 1 guest present. The January Minutes and Treasurers report were approved.
Unfinished and Old Business:
The 10 acres property just to the east of the cowboy action shooting bay now belongs to the Buccaneer Gun Club. We now have one contiguous piece of property. We will be moving the skeet and trap field to this property in the near future.
There are 62 applicants for membership, of which 48 were picked by random draw for membership in the club.
Sholar Powell has reserved the club from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 20.
The 16 probationary members from 2005 were unanimously voted into the club as full members..
We had 18 existing members that dropped out this year and 18 members that reapplied from last year. One of the applicants from last years’ list declined the offer. Thus 17 re-applicants were automatically selected for probationary membership in 2006. There were 44 new applicants this year, and we added 30 new membership slots, so 31 new members have been selected for probationary membership in 2006. The new members will be announced in the next newsletter. The 13 applicants not selected will be placed at the top of next year’s list, if they reapply, and will be first on the list next year.
Legislative: Ron Hearn notified the club that Senate Bill SB2128 – The Lobbying Transparency and Accountability Act (introduced by Sen. John Mccain R-AZ) may be a problem. One provision may require grass roots groups to register to lobby.
March Winds Open: The 2006 March Winds Open, a NSSA registered skeet shoot, will be held at the club March 18-9. The skeet fields will be closed during the shoot. If you would like more information, call Fred Welfare 791-8580.
The Camp LeJeune Open, a NSSA registered skeet shoot, will be held March 24-26 at Camp LeJeune.
Membership Committee: President John Scott is going to form a membership committee to help with the many administrative tasks that now fall on the Treasurer and Secretary. The skeet accounts, membership billing, workday accounting are task that may be handled by this new committee.
Sgt. Miller told the club that Hoggard High School is going to start shooting the shotgun disciplines, the first class will be March 15 with shooting to start soon afterward. He hopes other high schools will start shooting and competitions start up.
He is taking over the Friend’s of NRA event, Ray Campbell has stepped sown after 8 years of excellent work. Sgt. Miller is forming a committee, if anyone is interested in helping out, contact Sgt. Miller at 452-3416.
Meeting adjourned at 7:39 pm.
END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 2/13/06 Meeting.
NEEDED: .50 cal Empty Brass. The Battleship North Carolina could use some empty .50 cal brass for a display. If you have any please contact: Terry Kuhn, home: 686-1086, work: 251-5797 ext. 2035. Lave messages at either number, I stay busy.
Welcome 2006 New Members
Below are the new members for 2006. Please welcome them to the club when you see them. If an applicant you sponsored did no get in this time, they will be first on the waiting list next year if they reapply.
New 2006 Members:
1. Don Alercia Jon Mix
2 Andrew Barton Kevin Scully
3. James Bradley Tom Wertheimer
4. Leland Bujalski Mark Cayton
5. James Caison Ray Campbell
6. Greg Demetrious Dave Marguccio
7. Dan Dube James Gibson
8. Tad Dunn Dwight Davidson
9. Les Edwards David Rose
10. Caleb English Mike English
11. Matt Erwin Victor Stello
12. Hap Fatzinger Jack Kuske
13. Ken Fortier Ray Jackson
14. Charles Gambino John Scott
15. Richard Glover Ray Campbell
16. Robert Graham Tom Morgan
17. Alan Gregory John Gallagher
18. Bill Harding Tom Mix
19. Sid Jordan Ray Campbell
20. Thomas Kaeding Ray Campbell
21. William King, Jr. Ray Campbell
22. Martin Kozloff Mark Bradler
23. Terry Kuhn Bob Huebner
Langston John Scott
25. David Lisle David James
26. Robert McHenry, Jr. Tom Morgan
27. Milo McNaughton Harold Lange
28. James McSwain Tom Morgan
29. Bill Murrell, III Bill Murrell, Jr.
30. Richard Mynatt Wes McLean
31. Joseph Newman Doug Jackson
32. Jeff Overocker Bob Buff
33. Gregory Page Kevin Hill
34. Fred Pasqualoni Bill Bertrand
35. Marc Sabransky David Caulkins
36. Warren Plowden Robin Leloudis
37. Randy Pridgen Ray Campbell
38. Page Robertson Jerry Mannen
39. David Ruhle Ray Campbell
40. Robert Schoonmaker John Brantley
41. Chip Separk Ray Campbell
42. Jonathan Shook John Scott
43. Charles W. Smith, Jr. Jim Teachey
44. Kevin Taylor Ray Campbell
45. John Tunstall Jack Kuske
46. William Wallace Scott McIntyre
47. James Ward John Scott
48. Edward Weingart Ray Campbell
2006 Dave Miller “Deer Rifle Challenge” Results
1. Here are the results of this year’s DRC. Some thoughts after the fact:
a. Tom Fisk showed that a 150 year old cartridge (45-70 Gov’t), in the hands of somebody that knows what they are
doing, is still one heck of a round to beat.
b. Scores way higher when the when the weather is better. Maybe shivering and watery eyes do not lead to good
c. Watch out for M. Shingleton. When a 16 year old girl that is 5’ 1” and 100 pounds outshoots most of the burly
men, we have a real shooter coming up. A few more points in prone and bench and some practice with her Ruger
77 .223 and we are all in a lot of trouble.
d. From J Mix: :When your front sight is bigger than the bullseye it is hard to get them in the 10 ring.” Also, “A
.357 mag at 200 yards is tough shooting.” Well said John.
2. 21 guns shot in the match. There weren’t any complaints about the chili and chocolate cake and there was very little chili left so lunch was a hit. Everybody stayed very safe, thank you, and we gave out 16 medals and 10 trophies.
3. This is the best match I know of to find out the limits of you and your gun for hunting. Next year bring friends and practice some more.
4. Thanks for coming out and making it a good day.
Traditional Category Scores
Name Standing Kneeling Prone Bench Total Score
Tom Fisk 36 39 31 28 134
Waters 43 42 27 9 121
J. Shingleton 44 44 26 3 117
J. Mix 46 39 27 5 117
Newman 45 41 21 1 108
T. Mix 42 32 21 9 104
Dave Morgan 40 33 16 15 104
Average Standing: 42
Average Kneeling: 39
Average Prone: 24
Average Bench: 10
Average Total Score: 115
Modern Category Scores
Name Standing Kneeling Prone Bench Total Score
D. Fortier 37 36 31 28 132
J. Mix 42 39 23 22 126
T. Mix 36 32 27 39 125
T. Fisk 38 31 27 27 123
A. Gehrig 35 29 27 27 118
M. Shingleton 32 38 18 16 104
Newman 27 40 18 16 101
J. Shingleton 36 41 11 11 99
J. Brantley 30 40 17 7 94
D. Morgan 34 28 23 3 88
Reaves 27 31 16 0 74
C. Benedict 15 9 12 17 53
Mr. Waters 29 16 0 0 45
Mattox 16 18 2 2 39
FEBRUARY SKEET SHOOT
Ten dedicated shooters braved the wind and cold to shoot skeet February 12. The targets were frisky to say the least. Come out March 11 and join us. Here are the scores:
A Class: Dick Brame 50 B Class: Chuck Gambino 46
John Scott 48 Chris Moore 44
Alex Zukovsky 43
C Class: Jeff DeSantis 44 (he shot a .410!) E Class: Bill Montgomery 40
Fred Welfare 42 Bobbie McHenry 29
Lewis Carlton 34
TRAP SHOOTING: Since the Camp Lejeune boys managed to barely eek by BGC this year in the challenge shoot, we decided to add trap to the monthly skeet shoots as a means to practice more. We will start on Sunday, April 9 right after the skeet shoot competition. You can shoot in either the skeet or trap or both. Bring a friend, it’s open to the public.
BUCCANEER RANGE REGULATOR GAZETTE
Headline: You Gotta Love Those Texas Women
Three cowboys were sitting around the campfire bragging about how they had given their new wives duties around the ranch.
Cowboy number one "Slic Vic" bragged that he had married a woman from Arizona and had told her that he expected her to do all the dishes and all the house cleaning. He said it took a couple of days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and no dirty dishes.......Cowboy number two "Bullseye Mike" said that he married a woman from Oklahoma and he immediately gave her orders to do all the house cleaning, cooking, and dishwashing. On the first day he didn't see any results but the next day was better and by the third day that she was taking care of all the chores and had a big hot meal on the table..........Cowboy number three "Dick Holliday" boasted that his new wife was from Texas and he informed her the first day that he expected her to keep the house clean, the dishes washed, hot meals on the table, the yard work to be done and the barn to be clean. Dick said that on the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything either, but on the third day most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye....enough to fix himself a bite to eat, hire a maid, and some yard help..........."You gotta love those Texas women"
The Buccaneer Range Regulators braved the rainy weather on the second Saturday to go play cowboy once again...We had 16 or 17 show up but ended up with 13 cowboys actually competing. Polecat Carl finally found our range after we were about halfway through the match but we let him catch up with the posse. Polecat was the fastest shooter on a speed stage we had set up so I expect big things from him......We need someone to contend with The Ragtime Kids reign of terror at the matches....
The order of finish was as follows:
Traditional 1st Flight Traditional 2nd Flight Seniors Gunfighter
Ragtime Kid Polecat Carl Slick Vic Blue Ridge Davidson
Dick Holliday Marshall Dodge City Dude Hugh G. Rection
Headmaster Duke Remington Stalker
Bullseye Mike Col. Angus
We'll be at it on the next Second Saturday of March so come out and shoot or if you're interested in the cowboy game just come out and watch....We'll be glad to have you...That's it for February so until next month don't forget to....."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.