2015 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship – Day 1
The 2015 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship began today, June 12 at Rochester Brooks International Skeet and Trap Club. This was the “warm up” day, with plenty of time and facilities for sighting-in air rifles and the “Quigley Bucket Shoot” 50-yard competition. There’s lots of socializing too! Tours of the Crosman factory were also available – I couldn’t resist, of course…
I believe that more than 80 shooters are signed-up in a variety of rifle and pistol divisions. Confirmation tomorrow when the serious competition starts. Several contributors to Hard Air Magazine are present and shooting, including Greg Shirhall, Doug Rogers, Paul Manktelow and myself.
The weather today was variable. Hot, humid and with occasional rain showers – OK, downpours! But the forecast is much better for the main event, tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday. Having the firing points under cover of shady trees is good, to shield the shooters from both rain and sun.
Here’s a general view of the socializing and sighting-in.
In the main Field Target competition, competitors will have 120 shots over two days to determine winners in divisions and classes that are based on the airgun and support equipment they use.
“Field target is a fantastic event for families or anyone with an interest in shooting”, says Mark DeBoard, Manager of Shooting Services for Crosman. “You’ll see guns ranging from popular break barrel models up to rifle and scope combinations costing thousands of dollars.”
Crosman generously provided every competitor with a super “goody bag” of stuff. It comprised a very nice Crosman rifle case, CRKT knife, a tin of Crosman Premier Max Precision wadcutter pellets, a Crosman pellet loader, Crosman-branded CRKT knife, 2015 Crosman product catalog and $15.00 in Lunch credits. Sweet!
Below, Jen from Crosman issued every competitor with their own “goody bag”.
The contents included these items (photo courtesy Chip Hunnicutt of Crosman)…
There are also some great deals available on Crosman products, specially for competitors at the 2015 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship and plenty of stock was available for the enthusiastic purchasers, as you can see below.
The entry fee for the two-day rifle competition is $75.00 and includes a free entry to the pistol match. Those interested in trying out the sport and shooting on only one of the two days may register for $50.00. Pistol-only competitors may register for $25.00. All registrations include the free Quigley Bucket Challenge and a Crosman gift bag valued at a total of $90.00.
This year, the competition has a new venue at Rochester Brooks Gun Club is located in Rush, New York at 962 Honeoye Falls 6 Road. The rifle competition begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and the pistol competition will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. There’s more at http://www.crosman.com/connect/crosman-all-american-kicks-off-june-12
The 2015 Crosman All-American Field Target Championship is open and free to the public, making it a great opportunity to watch highly skilled shooters up close.