July 2004 NEWSLETTER
Buccaneer Gun Club
P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402
675-9357 (H) 341-6263 (Pager)
799-9057 (H) 762-6631 (W)
793-3098 (W) 452-2763 (H)
Don Pelling 791-0926
Hidy McEachern 762-9626 (W)
Don Sloop 799-4627 (H)
Wilt Leeuwenburg 395-2855 (H)
Big Bore Silhouette
Tom Mix 763-0870 (H)
Ray Campbell 686-7339 (H)
Field Pistol/Rimfire Silhouette
Louis Stanley 259-8497 (H)
Dale Lear 686-2418 (H)
NRA Action Pistol
Sholar Powell Jr. 799-5438 (H)
452-2145 (H) 763-6274 (W)
Harold Lange 791-6232 (H)
Dave Miller 452-3416 (H)
Wayne Aycock 256-7215
JULY 2004 NEWSLETTER
MONDAY, July 12, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. Pearls Restaurant
Sat. 10 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sun. 11 Independence Open, Skeet
Mon. 12 Club Meeting
Sat. 17 Cowboy Action Match
Sat. 24 .22 Field Pistol
Sun. 25 Action Pistol Match
Sat. 7 Club Workday
Sun 8 Summertime Open, Skeet
Mon. 9 Club Meeting
Sat. 14 Big Bore Silhouette Match
Sat. 21 Cowboy Action Match
Sun. 22 Action Pistol Match
Sat. 28 .22 Field Pistol
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START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 6/14/04 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at Pearls Restaurant by President John Scott at 7:00 P.M.
A quorum was not present so no official business was transacted.
Friends of NRA Dinner Announced........Your Friends of NRA Dinner/Auction is planned for "Patriots Day" Saturday, September 11th at the Coastline Convention Center. The reason I say "Your" Friends of NRA is because without "You" we would not be having it......So call Ray Campbell at 520-4822 and let him know what "YOU" can do to help with this years event.......Each year this event has gotten bigger and bigger thanks to The Buccaneer Gun Club....The money we raised last year was put to good use by New Hanover High JROTC and Ashley High School JROTC and one of the Brunswick County High School JROTC's....so help us keep up the tradition of supporting youth shooting programs in this area and call Ray.....
SHOOTING MATCH RESULTS
JUNE ACTION PISTOL MATCH
(Sholar Powell): We had a great turnout for the June match with 8 shooters showing up. Had the usual suspects with Ray C., Ray J., Don, Jon, Jay and Gehrig. Roy Daniel pulled out his hardware and piled in with us. Scores as follows:
FALLING PLATE MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay Della Bella 480/48x
Sharpshooter Don Pelling 430/43x
Marksman Ray Jackson 400/40x
Pistolero Roy Daniels 180/18x
Revolver Expert Ray Campbell 440/44x
Marksman Jon Mix 340/34x
.22 Semi High Master Jay Della Bella 480/48x
MOVING TARGET MATCH
Semi-Auto High Master Jay Della Bella 478/34x
Expert Ray Campbell 429/13x
Sharpshooter Sholar Powell 413/14x
Marksman Ray Jackson 387/9x
Pistolero Roy Daniels 343/7x
Revolver Marksman Jon Mix 350/9x
.22 Semi High Master Jay Della Bella 442/23x
Semi-Auto High Master Jay Della Bella 480/39x
Sharpshooter Don Pelling 462/19x
Marksman Ray Jackson 435/15x
Pistolero Roy Daniels 382/9x
Revolver Expert Ray Campbell 443/15x
.22 Semi High Master Jay Della Bella 436/31x
Cowboy Action Newsletter
Headline....Tom Two Feathers Tangles with (Now Extinct) Sasquatch Tribe
Tom had been chasing stray cattle for days and, along with the cattle, Tom had strayed a little off his ranch. As best we could figure he must have strayed at least 500 miles and had gotten up into the plains of Canada somewhere. He claims the batteries in his GPS must have been weak. He was all tuckered out from chasing his cows and had just finished off his last canteen of water when he decided he really had to relieve himself....(in the worst sort of way if you know what I mean). As he tells it he stopped by the only tree he had seen in miles to take care of business. Well he was about half way into the job when an arrow whizzed by his head (I felt like whizzed was the correct choice of words given the situation). He ducked behind the tree which he now noticed was a sacred totem pole to the Sasquatches long departed relatives. It seems that the Sasquatches didn't appreciate his relieving himself on their sacred totem. About this time a tomahawk stuck in his rifle stock. Tom let go of his weapon (you'll have to guess which weapon I meant), grabbed the tomahawk and planted it into the forehead of the nearest Sasquatch. He then went for his 32 (if you're a good shot that's all you need) and emptied it into the advancing Sasquatches. When the smoke cleared Tom had emptied both pistols, a rifle and a shotgun. As luck would have it this group was the last of the Sasquatch tribe, so Tom was single handedly responsible for the extinction of the tribe. We understand that Green Peace, the Sierra Club, the ACLU and Sasquatch Unlimited have filed suit against Tom......
Yes we did throw the tomahawk at this months match and Dick Holliday and that silver haired fox Silverado were the only two cowboys to score any bonus points with it. As it turned out Dick needed more than a bonus point of two with the tomahawk to keep Mad Dog from running away with the match. Dick blamed his loss on heat stroke, faulty ammunition, poor fitting boots, and dirty guns (editors note: Sounds like D. Lon Downing, I didnít know he shot cowboy action!) but most observers will tell you that Mad Dog was on the top of his game and just out shot Dick.
Gunfighter.........Owen --Commonly referred to as "That Steely Eyed Killer"
Senior Cowboys.......Roberdel, Carbine Kid, Ragtime Kid, Blacksmith, Tom Two Feathers
Regulators....Mad Dog, Dick W. Holliday, Colonel Case Hardin, Bandit, Silverado
Come shoot with us next month on the third Saturday as we have a new prop which remain a secret that should be a real hoot.....Wear your best duds as we will have pictures taken of each cowboy or cowgirl using the aforementioned secret prop.....Until next month....Take a kid shooting.....Ned Bluntline
NO LOADED CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE TO BE CARRIED TO THE FIRING LINE AS WE ARE A COLD RANGE CLUB.
PLEASE Ė DO NOT SHOOT CENTER FIRE RIFLES NEITHER AT SILHOUETTE TARGETS NOR AT THE COWBOY ACTION TARGETS.
TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM SHOOTING CENTER FIRE RIFLES AT THE SILHOUETTE TARGET WE ARE REQUESTING YOU DROP THE SILHOUETTE TARGETS WHEN YOU ARE THROUGH SHOOTING.