Buffalo Match Results                 

March 25, 2001

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Hits Gongs Bullseye Total Points
Terry Hibben 5 2 1 8
David Cook 5 2 1 8
Paul Blanton 5 1 0 6
R.D. Blanton 5 0 0 5
Ed Story 1 0 0 1
Marty Haley 1 0 0 1
Jerry Harres 1 0 0 1
Croft Barker 0 0 0 0


I'm bustin' at the seams just thinking that I've been chosen to write up the shot by shot events of the first Buffalo Shoot of 2001. Three long months of 'Ole Whitey standing ignored was long enough. Well, just long enough for me to get over my last humiliating defeat in December with my own rifle when TWO of my co-workers were graciously invited... Well, enough of that. I vowed revenge on the steel bison and it was darn near mine!

But before I get into the important stuff, let's give three cheers to Hawkeye. Even under the weather he pulled off a smooth silhouette match, and a down right exciting feature attraction buffalo shoot.

I had a theory about sight settings that in my dimmed brain started to take root last year. Don't ask me why, but to my logical mind, if you were to take your chicken setting, subtract that from your ram setting and then add this result right back to your ram setting (you are following this, right?) assuming you are using your silhouette rounds you will be close to the buffalo. For the most part this worked well.

RD was a little low at first, but this ironed out for a solid 5. Not enough to beat out Paul, he had 5 solid with one gong on the last shot to take third. Ed Story, Marty Haley, and Jerry aka Maca Harres rounded out the field with a hit apiece. Except for Croft who found the buff on the first shot but never to see it again.

I've been saving the best for last. I know you have been hanging on all this article just to find out who won. I shot in the first relay and scored an eight, my best score yet on the metal monster. But Terry Hibben on the second relay just wouldn't let me rest and posted an eight also, five hits with one being a gong and another a bullseye. Exactly like my score that had to be settled by Hawkeye with a coin toss. Merry Christmas Terry, just wait until you come back. Well, better get this off to Tom. I'm sure he can hardly wait.

See ya all next time,
Dave Cook