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May 2017 Kenmore Benchrest Match Report by Richard Nicol

Well, we didn’t have a great turnout for our march this May. Maybe because it was Mother’s Day weekend. So maybe that’s the positive side. Mother’s have to be acknowledged and honored. Let’s hope they all were. The attached photo is for her. Nevertheless, it was a great day for a match. Bright overcast with no rain and moderate winds. Not as warm as it could have been but tolerable. Yet again the 30 BRs dominated in the custom class. It’s difficult to argue against this caliber or should we say chambering. However soon there may be another 30 caliber chambering showing up at our matches, namely the “30 Major” which is actually a small cartridge adapted from the 6.5 Grendel case, which is actually another variation on the 7.62 x 39mm Russian case. This cartridge should be a challenge to the 30 BR cartridge at least at short to moderate range, as at our matches. We’ll see. Shooters are a curious lot and are always looking for the next best thing to give them a little advantage in our very competitive sport.

We shot only at 200 yards again due to water and mud problems at the 300 yard berms. This makes the matches go more quickly but eventually we want to resume shooting at the longer distance. We had three shooters in custom, three in factory and one in custom factory and here’s how the scoring went: match one= Dan Kjelland was first with the highest score of the day, 105. Dennis Tyskiewicz was second with 102 and Ted Larson, uncharacteristically, was third with 100 points. In factory, Jeff Locke scored 97 points for first place, Ernie Snyder had 90 points for second and Matt Daly had 89 for third. Our only shooter in custom factory class, Matt Caldwell, shot a score of 93. Matt is shooting a new barrel on his Savage rifle chambered in .270 Winchester, the fabled hunting round. This has never happened at any of our matches so Matt is making history. It’s always nice to see people trying new things.

Match two: Ted bounced back with a good score, 102 points. Dan had an even 100 for second and Dennis scored 97 for third. In factory Ernie came out on top with a score of 95. Jeff had 94 and Matt Daly had 86. Matt Caldwell scored 89 points with his .270 Win.

Match three: Dan had a score of 103 for first. Ted also shot a good target with 101 points and Dennis had 98 for third place. Jeff shot another 94 and this was good enough for first place. Ernie had 92 points for second and Matt Daly had 82 for third. Matt Caldwell shot another lonely 89.

Last match: Dan matched his earlier best score of the day. That would be 105 points. Ted was second with 99 and Dennis was one point behind him with a score of 98 points. In factory Ernie and Jeff tied for first, both scoring 96 points and Matt had 83 for second place. Matt C. had 86 points.

The overall winner in custom class was won handily by Dan and in factory class Jeff out scored everyone.

Here’s a suggestion for scoring match points toward our trophies at the end of the regular season in September. If there is only one shooter in a category, he or she will receive one point for each match. If there are two shooters the top shooter will get two points and the next best will get one. There should be some reward for just showing up. If there are three shooter, or more, in a class, then the points will be awarded in the customary fashion; first place gets three points, second gets two and third gets one. We’ll talk about this at the next match to see if there’s a consensus that this makes sense and is fair.

Our next match is June 10th. Hope to see everyone then. For information call Richard Nicol at 206-784-1093 or Dennis Tyskiewicz at 425-409-1223.

Here is the link to the 2017 standings.

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NRA Basic Pistol (Blended) Training Saturday May 13, 2017

Sign up now for the upcoming NRA  Basic Pistol Training on Saturday May 13, 2017.

Blended is a combination of online self study module and live instructor led training.

Register Here: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course - Blended

After registering payment for the course can be made in person at WCW Kenmore Range or for credit cards, you can call our Range Master at 425-481-8686 between Noon and 7PM.

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We are on social media and need your help

Dear WCW Club Members and Visitors,

Launching our new website earlier this year was just the first part of our effort of enhancing our web presence online. Today we are happy to announce that we are marching ahead with the next step of entering the world of social media.

WCW is now on Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Facebook. We are @wcwiorg on all of them.

We are working on adding new content on them but we need your help.

As WCW members and enthusiasts we need your help in capturing and creating new content.

Any event like competition, class, match or event you attend at the club take a photo, write a small passage about it and send it to us at We are also looking for dedicated volunteers (specially youth members) for each discipline to help with the website and social media.

One more thing, we know that there is no a lot of content yet but we will appreciate if you can follow us on your favorite platform (or better yet, all of them). Follow us on Twitter, Like our Facebook Page,  follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our Youtube channel.

Looking forward to take our club forward, to infinity and beyond.

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PITA Shoot at Machias Wa

PITA shoot was held at Machias last Saturday, the weather held out as we completed the shoot just as the rain started.

Kenmore had 7 shooters at the event, Greg Minor won the Doubles Championship, 11 year old Greg Stewart won the Sub-Jr singles,

Andrew Gough won the Handicap Championship and Greg Stewart was runner up in the Handicap after a shoot out win over JD Angiuli.

Greg Minor was HOA Champion

JD was the HOA winner in B class.

It was a very fun shoot and Machias put on a great event!!  Good shooting Kenmore!!