The final Lever Action Cast Bullet Shoot for the year was held at the Whitehorse Rifle and Pistol Club on Sunday September 22, 2013 with nine shooters turning out for the Geoff Fletcher Memorial competition.
Starting in the morning with three events using lever action guns, the shooters had to hit paper and metal targets placed at various distances between 50 and 150 yards. Another event required each shooter, one at time, to quickly cycle their lever action rifle and place 5 shots into a Charging Bear target that was rapidly moving towards them.
The afternoon was devoted to three events shot at a distance of 200 yards. Putting ten rounds on the paper from three different positions using open sights is a challenge. The three positions included sitting using crossed sticks to support the fore-end of the gun, lying prone and shooting over a log and finally standing off-hand with cross sticks.
The participants were divided into two teams and in addition to their personal aggregate score, each shooter’s score contributed to their team score. Team prizes and individual prizes were awarded for top scores in addition to winning the trophies.
Click here for final scores. 2013 LEVER ACTION CAST BULLET FINAL SCORE SHEET
This is the second year that Dave Semaschuk, owner of Dave’s Cleaning Service of Whitehorse, has sponsored the Lever Action Cast Bullet Shoot. This year Dave added an “S” Class trophy for the high score in the seniors age 65+ class as well as the trophy for the Team Aggregate Score.
Dave has been an avid shooter for many, many years and has wanted to encourage shooters of all ages to participate in the sport. The Whitehorse Rifle and Pistol Club appreciates the support provided by Dave Semaschuk in promoting these two events.
1st Place Aggregate Score Jim Ambrose 344 points
2nd Place Aggregate Score Len Andre 253 points
3rd Place Aggregate Score Doug Trombley 213 points
Winning Team Members Jim Ambrose, Len Andre, Doug Trombley, Will Ross, Shanna Williams
Top Shot in the “S” Class Jim Ambrose
Mystery Score Prize Winner Shanna Williams
Top Score for Lever Action Jim Ambrose 180 points
A celebration of life for Geoff Fletcher was held after the competition, where family and friends paid tribute to Geoff. The activities concluded with a multiple gun salute by those present and the final report was ceremoniously shot from a small brass canon.