Our webpage http://www.wegc.org/wordpress/?page_id=759May 16, 2012
More good news for our junior members and their families. Last week the Board of Directors approved a series of improvements that will help the program develop.
New Rifles; 20 Marlin XT Youth bolt action rifles were authorized.
My vision for the program is that, while we will have older juniors needing equipment similar to adults, the bulk of our juniors will need much more accommodating equipment and facilities.
The clubs current rifle inventory included Remington 513Tís that date from the 1940ís, Savage/Anschutzís that were made from 1961 to 1981 and Anschutzís that were made in the 1990ís; all of which parts are no longer commercially available. Excluding the Anschutz rifles, all the remaining rifles were designed for adults. The Remingtonís were manufactured as training rifles for the US Army as an alternative to the M1 Garand and ammo expense for those millions of young men entering the service during WWII.
Match Ammo was authorized.
The new ammo is specifically designed for bolt action rifles, has half of the speed of standard .22 ammo, tends to be more accurate, and will be limited to marksmanship training only. The ammo is in stock now.
New Steel Target were approved
Most experienced shooters know that real skill is developed by learning to shoot on paper. It forces the shooter to concentrate on the fundamentals of marksmanship in ways that no other process can achieve. However, there are times when it is fun to shoot at something else. It is equally important for the club to select equipment that will control where the lead is being deposited on the range, have durable safe shooting surfaces and avoid having to have line breaks to interrupt the concentration of others who are working on the marksmanship skills elsewhere on the line.
There will be a Caldwell moving target machine that automatically resets the targets when they are knocked down.
There will be a plate machine that has 6 metal plate that reset when the last plate falls and;
A dueling tree where participants can shoot against each other and on special days against their parents.
Finally the Junior Director and the Small Bore Silhouette Director are working on ways to make the shooting benches better for our juniors that are not large enough for adult table, benches and related facilities.
See you at the range