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2020 – Shoots Reports

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11/21/20 – FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Three participants had a good time at the monthly FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The Club is currently upgrading the Red (Corporate/Hunter) course target controllers from wired to wireless, which requires them to send the old controllers in for conversion. The Red Course has been shut down for the past few weeks for the conversion, so our group shot six stations on the Blue course, which was more challenging than the Red course we typically shoot.

The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 44

Brad Versteegh – 24

Earl Prochnick – 22

10/24-10/25/20 – ‘National Sporting Clays Championship

Bruce Crockett and Steve Baker participated in the NSCA National Championship in San Antonio on 10/24 & 10/25. Total participants were down to 1762 this year due to COVID-19 from the previous year total of 2175. The weather was perfect for a major shoot: low wind in the mid-70’s on Saturday and low wind in the mid-80’s on Sunday.

Despite COVID-19, vendor row was open for business, and people could be seen on the practice range trying out various brands of shotguns, or dropping their guns off at the gunsmith for repair or annual maintenance checkup.

The event scores were:

100 Target – 28 Ga Main Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 86/100
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 86/100

100 Target – Krieghoff Kup (K-KUP)  Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 82/100
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 86/100

100 Target – Beretta Challenge Super Sporting Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 71/100

50 Target – 28 GA FITASC Event:

    • Master Class – Steve Baker – 40/50

10/10/20 – FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Two participants had a good time at the monthly FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather was calm and warm for this time of year. The Red Course was set more difficult than normal, which resulted in lower scores.

The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 38

Earl Prochnick – 17

10/04/20 – Austin Gun Club NSCA Tournament

Two participants had a good time at the Shootakular Bash NSCA tournament at the Austin Gun Club in Burnet.  Forty five shooters participated in the tournament.

The scores were as follows:

100 Target  – Main Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 85/100
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 83/100

50 Target –  5-Stand:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 43/50
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 41/50

50 Target – 28 Ga Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 42/100
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 38/100

9/26/20 – 9/27/20 Student Instructor/Student Sporting Clays Shoot

Seven participants participated as students at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.
9/26/20 Report by Clayton Carrier:

I was with Shane and two other non-FCS people.  I shot about half a box and our group ended after an hour and a half.  While the instruction may be useful for clay target shooting I see little crossover with actual shooting during hunting.  I can’t say it was worth the trip.

There were a few tips that I think were helpful for clay target shooting like identifying the optimal space when it is best to shoot the clay.  However, this assumes we know where the clay is going to be which we don’t when bird hunting.  All the instruction had us starting with the gun mounted but I’ve always mounted the gun after the clay is released to make it more like hunting.

9/26/20 Report by Shane Cannon:

It was fun but short.  I didn’t even get through a box of shells.  I, too, was confused about why they had us bring so many shells.

Event Coordinator’s Note:  Halfway through they switched instructors.  This was not communicated to Clayton and Shane very well, or they would have gotten in 1 1/2 hours more shooting.  They have us bring more shells than are needed because they often have no-shows and guys end up getting to shoot more as the instructor to students ratio is less.

9/27/20 Report by Steve Fusco:

It was our first time to the national shooting center, everyone had a blast. Chip McClaren out shot me by hammering two clays in the same shot in a true pair.  My sister had fun too and now I have a new range buddy.  Thanks again Chip for letting her borrow your 20 gauge.  We participated from 12:30 to about 6:00 pm… minus about an hour of shooting the bull.

9/27/20 Report by Chip McClaren:

I had a really great time with Steve and his sister and I would do it again anytime.

As for time shooting – we started at 1:00 pm and they had us meet back at the “clubhouse” at 4:15.  They also had each group start with one instructor and switch to another instructor halfway through so we could give feedback and the instructors could interact with more “students.”  I would guess that if you take out the logistics (loading, driving, evaluations, etc) and safety briefings, we probably spent around 2 hours or so shooting.  In our group of 4, only Steve and I were experienced – so the instructors spent a little more time teaching the others some of the basics.

9/26/20 – FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Five participants had a good time at the monthly FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather was perfect for a nice Fall morning.

Bret Mercer invited neighbor and first-time guest Ilgar Aliyev.  Ilgar is from the country of Azerbaijan, which is on the east border of Turkey.  This was his first time shooting a shotgun, and he was very excited when he hit his first target!  He had previous experience shooting weapons in the Azerbaijan military.  He initially moved to New York, lived there for a few years, then moved to Austin in 2018.

The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 47

Bret Mercer – 27

Brad Veestegh – 23

Earl Prochnick – 22

Ilgar Aliyev – 14

9/19/20 – Copperhead Creek NSCA Tournament

Two participants had a good time at the Copperhead Creek NSCA tournament on 9/19/20.  Seventy-six shooters participated in the tournament.

The scores were as follows:

100 Target  – Main Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 91/100 – 3rd Place
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 92/100 – 2nd Place

50 Target –  Super Sporting Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 47/50 – 3rd Place
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 44/50

50 Target – True Pair Challenge:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 45/50 – 2nd Place

8/23/20 – Austin Gun Club NSCA Tournament

Three participants had a good time at the Dove Days Are Here NSCA tournament at the Austin Gun Club in Burnet.  Sixty-eight shooters participated in the tournament.

The scores were as follows:

100 Target  – Main Event – Blue Course:

  • Master Class – Lamar Denney – 89/100
  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 79/100
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 81/100

100 Target  – Main Event – Red Course:

  • Master Class – Lamar Denney – 81/100
  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 71/100
  • Class AA – Bruce Crockett – 80/100

50 Target –  Super Sporting Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 45/50

8/22/20 – FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Four participants had a good time at the monthly FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin, after another closure of 2 months due to the COVID-19. The shoot started 30 minutes later than normal due to a rain delay.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 46

Jonathan Fleming – 43

Earl Prochnick – 27

Burl Fulenwider – 23

6/13/20 – FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Ten participants had a good time at the monthly FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin, after 3 month closure due to the COVID-19. We all had some rust on our shooting proficiency, was to be expected.  The weather was nice and comfortable for a mid- June shoot.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 42

Jonathan Fleming – 38

Matt Nelson – 34

Brad Versteegh – 33

Bret Mercer – 33

Earl Prochnick – 31

Harold Terry – 29

Randy Rowley – 25

Burl Fulenwider – 21

Mark Nelson – 15

3/7/20 – FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Nineteen participants had a good time at the monthly FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather was cold and cloudy with light rain.  There were five first time guests.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 47

Bret Mercer – 43

Gustavo Bultron – 38

Mike Walsh – 36

Edward Terry – 35

Paul Ellis – 34

Brad Versteegh – 32

Jim McGee – 31

Matt Nelson – 29 (First time guest)

Earl Prochnick – 25

Harold Terry – 24

Burl Fulenwider – 23

Bryan Schultz – 19

Mark Nelson – 18

Tony Grachan  – 13 (First time guest)

Jim Miller – 13

Paul Li – 9 (First time guest)

Crystal Zang – 9 (First time guest)

Fadi Hirmiz – 8 (First time guest)

2/22/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

One man had a good time at the 2/22/20 Copperhead Creek” NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament in Marble Falls, Texas.  There were a total of 109 shooters participating in the tournament.

100 Target – Main Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 81/100

50 Target – 12GA Challenge Round:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 35/50

50 Target – Super Sporting:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 44/50 – tied for 2nd Place
2/15/20 – ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Three men had a good time at the 2/15/20 Capital City Clays NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament in Austin, Texas.  There were a total of 99 shooters participating in the tournament.

100 Target – Prelim Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 73/100
  • AA Class – Christian Spies – 70/100
  • C Class – Johnathan Fleming – 70/100 – 2nd Place

100 Target – Main Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 78/100
  • AA Class – Christian Spies – 67/100
  • C Class – Jonathan Fleming – 69/100

50 Target – 5 Stand:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 34/50
  • AA Class – Christian Spies – 38/50
  • C Class – Johathan Fleming – 37/50 – 2nd Place

2/8/20 – FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Twelve participants had a good time at the monthly FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital City Clays in Austin.  The weather was cold and cloudy.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 46

Jonathan Flemming – 46

Gustavo Bultron – 43

Paul Ellis – 42

Brad Versteegh – 40

Jim McGee – 40

Mark Berdoll – 35

Mike Walsh – 35

Flint Deshazo – 33

Andrew Velasquez – 32

Preston Nieves – 25 (first time guest)

Bryan Schultz – 20

1/11/20 – ‘Copperhead Creek’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

One man had a good time at the 1/11/20 Copperhead Creek” NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament in Marble Falls, Texas.  There were a total of 58 shooters participating in the tournament.

100 Target – Main Event:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 68/100

50 Target – 12GA Challenge Round:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 39/50

50 Target – Super Sporting:

  • Master Class – Steve Baker – 37/50 – 2nd Place

1/11/20 – FCS Monthly Sporting Clays Shoot

Seven participants had a good time at the monthly FCS Sporting Clays Shoot at Capital Clays in Austin.  A cold front had blown in overnight with gusty winds and temperatures in the low 40’s.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 42

Brett Mercer – 38

Gustavo Bultron – 37

Jason Gear – 32 (first time guest)

Paul Ellis- 31

Drew Landry – 22

Bob Gear – 21 (first time guest)

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