The 2004 ICORE postal. The weather as predicted was hot.
The four postal stages had everything and did a nice job
of testing overall abilities. About the only thing
missing was steel so we filched a steel stage from the 2003
SWRRC to bring the match up to five stages. Many shooters
seemed to have problems. Perhaps it was the heat or maybe
end of big-match season let down. Whatever the reason the
score sheets indicate more then the normal amount of
misses, procedurals and C hits. Some rose to the occasion
though and as expected they percolated to the top of the
results. Ron W. had a good match taking overall and three
stage wins. Art came in second and won a stage with nice
consistent shooting. Cedric had a very nice match winning
limited at 3rd overall. Mike, who had a stumble, pulled
it together to win the steel stage handily. Bob also
seemed to have a good day. If youre not happy with your
performance, you can shoot the postal again. Yep... you
can shoot it again with one of the other clubs and your
name will appear twice. Which one is better is up to you.
Dont get impatient to see your name in lights on
the ICORE page. It takes a bit for all the clubs to shoot
it and get the scores in. Well let you know when
the scores are up in a future news letter. The stages are
presented in order of the number given by ICORE as
opposed to the normal method of bay setup order. All
stages were shots limited. Line Them Up; Bay 2.
Six papers in a row heading downrange and two boxes on
the horizontal. Start in the box of your choice and
engage each with two rounds. Move to the other box with a
mandatory reload and do it again. Triple Treat;
Bay 3. Three groups of two papers each, on a horizontal.
Three boxes angling downrange. From the first box engage
its two papers three rounds each. Move to the
second box and engage its two papers three rounds
each strong hand. Make a reload and engage them three
rounds each weak hand and xs count on only these
papers. Move to the last box and engage the two papers
three rounds each. Move Or Not; Bay 1. Three
papers zig zagging downrange and a box near each. Start
in the first box. All paper to be engaged six rounds each
and you must be in a box to fire. Theyre All
Hard; Bay 1. Six papers in an unsymmetrical zig zag
down range. Each has a section hard covered. From the box
engage each two rounds in order from nearest to furthest.
String two engage each two rounds in reverse order. Steel;
Bay 3. Not part of the postal match, just something we
threw in to round out the match. A big rectangle with a
round plate below it. A round plate left and another
right. The rectangle is both start and stop plate. Best
four of five.
Club Match: The next club match will be October 9th. Rich is the match director but Im sure he would appreciate a stage or two from any of you that want to get some more chits in the year end drawing. It does appear the prize will be a reloading press and there is also some likelihood there will be one or two smaller prizes. The November match will be our annual turkey shoot. Featuring unusual targets and often unusual arms and of course food. Its all about fun so dont miss it. The December match hasnt quite been fleshed out so more info next month.
More Shooting: Heres some info on other South CA revolver matches. Hidden Valley Revolver Club (HVRC) ICORE match on the 4th Sat. at the Escondido Fish and Game (EFG) Assn. Go to http://members.cox.net/hiddenvalleyrc/ for directions and information. Team Lopez has monthly ICORE matches in the northern Los Angeles area. For more information and a contact, go to http://www.22rimfire.org/teamlopez.htm .