Seminole Winds Team Match
Seminole Winds Team Match
West Texas Marksmen are proud to announce our very first team match. The Seminole Winds Team match will be held July 21, 2012. The fee for the team is $100.
The Seminole Winds Team match may well be the most challenging shooting you will ever do. It may also be the most fun you will ever have shooting.
This team match will consist of two man teams, one precision rifle shooter, one carbine shooter, both team members will also carry a pistol & be responsible for a number of pistol targets. The team members will start on a trail at a predetermined time, engaging targets from marked shooting positions. This is a team event so team members will assist each other spotting, calling hits, etc. You will carry all your ammo, snacks, water, etc. with you during the course of the match.
The match will be a timed event with scores for targets hit, & penalties for targets not hit or not engaged. We will have room for 20 teams on Saturday, July 21. If a team is unable to attend the 21st, we will have a FEW slots to shoot with the R.O.s on Saturday, July 14th.
Check the website, www.westtexasmarksmen.com under "upcoming events" or contact Mark Miller, 806-777-1272, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dale Briscoe, 432-788-4004 for more details!
Well, the match is over & scored. We wound up with 24 teams total of incredible shooters. Those guys did some unbelievable shooting in the heat & dirt. We did have some fun! All that's left is getting the placques finished up with team names & distributed. Now, for next year...............hmm.
Gotta brag on my grendel. Obviously since the match was all unknown distance & since I was the one that "knew" the distances I didn't get to shoot but a friend of mine wanted to try the match so I loaned him my grendel. He was pretty impressed when he took it & did a little practice. His first 4 shot group at 100 with factory hornady ammo could be covered with a dime. :-) . When he did his part at the match, the gun was like a laser! It was awesome to see him take a 500yd 12" piece of steel with one shot after running the range trying to save time. I was impressed for sure both with him & the gun.
Glad you had a great match and that your friend had fun using your Grendel, I was curious about the name Seminole Winds, that's the name of a song about Florida. How does it relate to Texas? Or is it a completely different context?
Do you have any videos or pictures you can share?
The name is kind of a play on the reality of the area we shoot in. We are just a few miles from Seminole Texas & the wind blows a big part of the time. We were very fortunate both weekends during the match with almost no wind(for west texas) so we may have to rename the match. hahaha. An example of the wind was during one of our precision rifle matches we had winds of 35-40mph. Over 30 shooters showed up that day in spite of the weather.
We had one guy going around taking some pics, I hope he will send them to me. It was unfortunate to not get anything better but all the r.o.s & shooters had their hands full just working their way through the course. If he sends them to me & I can figure out how, I'll post some here. If we do it again next year, I'll attempt to do a better job of getting "evidence" of the match. :-)