Such is the case with the North-East and Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. The section that comprises the states on the East Coast that go from Maryland to Maine. There are a bunch of good Spring-Piston shooters there!
And of all the states that conform the region (and by extension, the Minutemen Field Target League), New York is the state with most active FT Clubs and will be the state with most G.P. shoots for the next season 2014-2015 (our season runs from October to November) when the region hosts four two-day shoots, and of those four, three will be in NY State.
With this background, it is hardly surprising that the NY State FT Championships is always one of the most competitive events with a strong turnout (for a State Match under US Standards), 25 shooters convened on a beautiful autumn day to shoot the match.
Matt B. was using his recently passed away cat's fur to see what the wind was doing (not while shooting), and the fluffs of hair were doing some pretty interesting aerial pirouettes.
The ZR Mounts behaved perfectly holding the 8-32X50 AEON at 12 ft-lbs and proving absolutely repeatable.
After the shoot, we adjourned to the Club house, where Dianne treated us to a fantastic lunch of pasta and salad (very healthy) and a good coffee, while Ray gave away the awards and prizes. The results can be seen in the "Green FT Forum".
Hopefully Hans will post the pictures of the awards, because my camera/phone battery dropped dead and I could not get any.
If you are in the area whenever there is a shoot at EFTCC, don't think twice and just go. It is a great range with challenging shots in the mix that will test any airgunner's skill level.
BIG thanks have to go to Ray and Hans for setting up the course and running the Match, and to Dianne, for the great lunch.
See you all soon!