The Samoset Fish & Game Club of Bristol hosted a rifle competition on Sunday, Oct. 29. The weather started out a bit wet but ended up with sunshine. There was a good turnout. Everyone in attendance was greeted with Munchkins doughnut holes and hot coffee. Junior and adult shooters, and members and nonmembers, were on hand to vie for the title of Top Shot. Marksmen competed at off-hand, cross-sticks, and prone positions at 100 yards. There were three rounds at the 200-yard target. One of the best shots of the day was made at 200 yards with an 8mm Mauser open-sight World War II German military gun competing against high-powered scopes and modern guns.
Rifle Top Shots at 100 yards:
Round 1, target 20: Cross-sticks — Allen Spinney
Round 2, target 16: Prone — Vince Harris
Round 3, target 20: Off-hand — Allen Spinney
Round 4, target 8: Cross-sticks — Trey Walker
Junior round 1, target 7: Cross-sticks — Spencer Gamage
Round 5, target 19: Prone — Troy Spinney
Round 6, target 19: Off-hand — Troy Spinney
Round 7, target 15: Cross-sticks — Richard Spinney
Junior round 2, target 5: Cross-sticks — Ethan Pendleton
Round 8, target 18: Off-hand — Frank Spinney
Junior round 3, target 5: Cross-sticks — Ethan Pendleton
The 100-yard top shots received a turkey. Most competitors for 100 yards stayed to compete at the 200-yard target to vie for the Top Shot title, a turkey or and especially for the 50-50 prizes.
Rifle Top Shots at 200 yards:
Round 1: Trey Walker
Round 2: Steve Termine
Round 3: Steve Termine
The camaraderie of the day was enjoyed by all. The addition of the 200-yard targets for competition was a hit. The afternoon weather was fantastic. This was a great end to the October competitions at the range.
For more information or to become a Samoset Fish & Game Club member, contact Nate Hanna at 529-4607 or Mike Cushing at 677-2824. Follow the club on Facebook at facebook.com/samosetfishgameclub.