|Buffalo Match Results
May 14, 2005
A trip to the hairstylist can sure generate an ‘attitute’. While the silhouette range was being taken down, a generous coat of paint was applied to the YCSA buffalo.
Whitey was shining like a brand new dime 821 yards away and threw down the gauntlet - “ruffle my hide”.
Five shooters had extra ammo, accepted the wooly beast’s challenge with a subtle smile, laid down their gear and made this one of the most memorable buffalo matches I’ve ever had the pleasure to participate in.
Wind and mirage condition shifts experienced during the just-concluded silhouette match had diminished but that didn’t mean the shooting would be easy.
Slight tweeks on the sight settings paid off big-time or caused anguish.
By the time we finished, there were so many splash marks just around the gong that scoring became difficult !
came what made this match so memorable . . . . a final score tie. Decisions,
- sudden death - winner takes all.
to that situation, one participant was out of buffalo loads and had to switch to
a different, lighter bullet load.
participants shot in the first relay and had already cleaned their rifles, so
sighters were allowed but the decision to shoot ‘sudden death’ may have
swayed the final outcome. The lighter bullet shooter won the match with a gong
versus a body hit. A follow-up but not for score shot was given to the heavy
bullet shooter. Go figure – an “X”.
are in order for LeRoy Tanner for winning the match but are also extended to
Scott Allison for helping make this edition of the match so enjoyable.
are owed to all three top finishers to reward your performance. I’ll get them
to you as soon as our supplier gets them to me.