Saturday, July 16, 2016

Farm Bureau Young Leader Steel Shoot

We had a great day at the Carmi Rifle Club.  Temps were in the eighties, and that's remarkable for Southern Illinois in the middle of July.  The annual steel shoot hosted by the White County Farm Bureau went off like clockwork and we had a great dinner of pulled pork barbecue, coleslaw, and baked beans by Yesterday's Catering.

Here's a little bit of the action.

Trevor Armstrong took top honors shooting the top score of the day, and his dad Tim took fourth place, just eight seconds behind him. Contestants shot five stages, with five targets per stage, and five turns; with the slowest time dropped from each stage. That makes for 100 timed shots for all five stages, so you can do the mental math on the scores and see how everyone fared.  Divide Trevor's score by 100 and you will see that he averaged 2/3 of a second per plate, buzzer to final shot.  That's pretty darn good, Trevor!

                                                        Click on the pictures to enlarge.

This is a happy group of people; we didn't even break a sweat on this great July day.

Did we come to shoot, or come for the food?  You all come next year and form your own opinion!

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