Hello everyone. If you were not at Big Piney the 24&25 you really missed a big event. We had 82 shooters from 14 different states. As far away as Fl.,ND.,ID., SC., NC., and many others. Two days of non stop shooting. The weather was great and so was the food and a good time was had by all. We heard many good compliments about the facility and the good match. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work and to all the shooters.
People started to roll into the little Missouri town Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the battle of the best shooters in the Nation. On Thursday and Friday competitors checked in and acclimated themselves to the beautiful 600 Yard range that belongs to the Big Piney Sportsman’s Club in Houston, MO. Everyone was very impressed with the facility and underestimated the conditions that Big Piney could throw at them.
Opening morning for Light gun class proved to be challenging. Start time was pushed back one hour due to the fog settling in the firing line. By the second half of 8 targets shooters began to settle in and take control of the conditions. The Missouri shooters stayed on top with Ben Peters winning light gun score with a 385. Jason Walker came out with a group win with a 2.008” through 8 targets. With Tom Jacobs, Darrel Dacus, Jim Bauer, and Carrol Lance rounding out the top 5 in Light gun overall it was going to be a hard fight to the finish.
Sunday the Heavy gun started right on time with the clouds keeping the fog in check. Relay 3 started the day and put it on top shelf for everyone to follow. The conditions seemed to stay pretty steady and helped create some amazing groups. Tom Jacobs came through with a 1.685 Heavy gun group aggregate. Rookie shooters Jim Kowske and TJ Stroop put on a great Heavy gun performance. Jim was second in Heavy gun group with 1.996” and TJ shot his way to second in score with a 384. Jason Walker hung on winning Heavy gun score with a 389. This set up Jason as the Heavy gun overall winner.
Jason dominated the weekend landing himself a 2 gun Overall Championship. The top Rookie honors went to TJ Stroop. Sally Bauer won the Overall top female. Rory Jacobs was able to seal the top Junior spot.
The Big Piney crew would like to thank everyone for being great friends and competitors! We could not have done it without everyone!