|Buffalo Match Results
October 10, 1998
|Five hale & hearty
shooters, probably just guys who didnt have any honey-dos hanging over their
heads on the home front, stayed for the Buffalo Match. There would have been a sixth, but
new shooter, Wayne Doering, used all his remaining ammo to get on target since he
didnt have settings for that range. Wayne did manage hits with his last two
remaining cartridges which satisfied his desire to hit something 821 yards downrange.
Of the five shooters who did have settings and enough ammo remaining to compete, we had an amazing number of gong hits. Three shooters managed all five shots on target, so it became a matter of who could hit the 2 foot circle gong over the heart area.
After the first relay of 3 shooters, Roger McMillin had managed 5 hits on target with one on the gong. So far, so good.
The second relay consisted of Matt Carter and Tom Berwick. Going into the final shot, Matt and Tom were tied with 4 hits and 2 on the gong. Toms fifth shot found the 6" bullseye within the gong and for his efforts was rewarded with no end of teeth gnashing by spotter, Chuck Marshall. Can you believe, Chuck didnt even want to tell me where the hit was.
Anyway, Matts fifth shot found the buffalo, but narrowly missed the gong. Since our previous match winner left the Traveling Buffalo Trophy at home, Tom was left with the consolation of the win. Anyway, the trophy will continue residence at Rolling Block Heaven, sometimes known as Lone Star Rifle.