June 2004 NEWSLETTER

Buccaneer Gun Club

P.O. BOX 681 - Wilmington, NC 28402

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President

John Scott

675-9357 (H) 341-6263 (Pager)

jscottelectric@yahoo.com

Vice President

David Morgan

799-9057 (H) 762-6631 (W)

sunport@juno.com

Secretary

Dick Brame

793-3098 (W) 452-2763 (H)

ccaasmfc@cs.com

Treasurer

Don Pelling 791-0926

Pellingdm@prodigy.net

Club Store

Hidy McEachern 762-9626 (W)

Benchrest Rifle

Don Sloop 799-4627 (H)

Wilt Leeuwenburg 395-2855 (H)

nhhs60@ec.rr.com

Big Bore Silhouette

Tom Mix 763-0870 (H)

Cowboy Action

Ray Campbell 686-7339 (H)

520-4822 (Cell)

dhc@ec.rr.com

Field Pistol/Rimfire Silhouette

Louis Stanley 259-8497 (H)

Legislative

Dale Lear 686-2418 (H)

DELSNOOP@aol.com

NRA Action Pistol

Sholar Powell Jr. 799-5438 (H)

powellsh1@earthlink.net

Skeet/Trap

Bill Murrell

452-2145 (H) 763-6274 (W)

bmurrell@serr.com

Training

Harold Lange 791-6232 (H)

Dave Miller 452-3416 (H)

Millerk5@aol.com

Ransom Rest

Wayne Aycock 256-7215

June 2004 NEWSLETTER

 

Note From The Secretary  

 

WE NEED YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS!

If you receive the newsletter via US mail, please consider sending us your e-mail address.  The more newsletters we send out electronically the more money we save.  In addition it is the best way to contact you with breaking club news and legislative information.  We do not ever share the list with anyone.  Please send you e-mail address to the secretary, Dick Brame at ccaasmfc@cs.com.  Thanks

 

 

START OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 5/10/04 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at Pearls Restaurant by President John Scott at 7:00 P.M. 

The minutes of the last meeting [4/12/04], as appearing in the newsletter, were accepted.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Brunswick County Shooting Ordinance – The status of the proposed ordinance was discussed.  Or brochure and presentation impressed the Brunswick County Commissioners and staff, they indicated the proposed ordinance was not intended to affect gun clubs.  At least 1 commissioner is still in favor of some sort of ordinance to protect homeowners.

 

Utilizing The New Property –  As discussed previously, the club decided it  should begin using the unused club property that is east of the present rifle ranges.  Brunswick Electric was contacted, they would run 1041 feet of power line to the property for $1550.  There is a problem with the right of way, we need to get an accurate survey to resolve the issue.  Once power is installed the club can begin construction of permanent shooting facilities. 

 

Stump Removal – Hercules Stump Company will remove the fat lighter stumps from our property and pay us $6.00/stump. Our new neighbor across the road said they could get their stumps also.  They indicated to the club person that contacted them that they had no problem with noise from the club.  

 

Drink Machine – Pepsi was contacted about the broken drink cooler in the club house and asked to fix it or remove it. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

The club discussed changing allowable shooting times.  The club allows shooting until 11:00pm, changing the closing time to 10:00pm was discussed.  The feeling generally was that 10:00pm was late enough and that closing earlier could help prevent future noise complaints, especially as the area is developed. 

 

A motion was made to change the times but was tabled until the June meeting to give club members a chance to have their views on the subject heard.  Please either come to the next club meeting or call or e-mail John Scott, President or Dick Brame, Secretary.  It will be discussed at the club meeting on the 14th.

 

Ray Campbell had several informative (and entertaining when he tells them) items:

A past club member passed away recently and had a lot of reloading supplies.  They are at Tiller

            and Lanier Gun Shop for sale.

The Friends of NRA Dinner will be held September 11, 2004 at the Coast Line Convention Center

            (see related article).

Shooter Choice is trying to expand its membership. It is offering reduced membership to BGC

            members - $75/year which is ˝ the regular price of $150.

 

Bill Murrell asked the club to sponsor an ad in the Zone 4 NSSA Skeet Shoot brochure for $100.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

BGC was asked to host the Region 2 Big Bore Championships.  Shooters from 13 states will attend the Labor Day weekend event.  Tom Mix will be the Chairman.  The rifle range will be closed Friday 9/3 through Monday 9/6 for this event.  A motion was made and passed unanimously.

 

ATTENDANCE: 19

ADJOURNMENT: Motion made and seconded to adjourn.  Adjournment was at 7:42 P.M.

 

END OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES for the 5/10/04 Meeting.

 

Assault Weapons Ban Info – Member Gehrig Austen has notified us of the following information:
Help make sure Diane Finestein does not stick us with the semi-auto ban again.  She will try to stick this onto any bill she can.  Go to the following link to write your senators:

Feinstein Planning to Offer Semi-auto Ban as an Amendment Soon
http://capwiz.com/gunowners/issues/alert/?alertid=5955866&type=CO

Here is a petition you can sign to ask that the AWB sunset:

http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?AWB

 

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

 

Club "All Around Match" Scores.....

 

The Club "All Around Match" turned into a battle of the Heavyweights....Literally and figuratively...Be sure to go to the club website at www.buccaneergunclub.org to see the pictures of what I mean....fortunately I was behind the lens and wasn't included in the pictorial history of the event......We also had some "Lightweights" show up for the event as evidenced by the pictures of Kevin Hill's kids showing up and doing their thing.

 

There were several real battles for bragging rights to be the winner of a particular gun but as usual the overall winner was Ricci Wright....As in past years the rifle was everybody’s downfall...When I saw that Ricci fired a 24 out of 25 and knowing that a 25 with the pistol was a certainty, I knew that nobody was going to catch him......Dave Ernest was about the only guy who had a chance to catch Ricci but when I saw Dave pull out his 410 shotgun in the skeet event, I  knew that even if Dave shot perfect, he could not catch Ricci......I think Dave should get the "Brass Balls" award for shooting the 410 in such an important match event as this one.  

 

The scores reflect how close the pistol event was.....Dave Ernst shooting a Smith and Wesson 52 with some sort of Star Wars sight on it captured the pistol trophy by only 2 "X's" over the rest of the field........As in previous years Ricci ran away with the rifle trophy with a 24. The Skeet trophy was determined by a doubles shootoff between Ray Campbell and Jay Della Bella.....I seem to recall that this is the first time Campbell has beaten Della Bella for anything except being first in line to eat.  I was also witness to the high eight target that Della Bella missed for his 24.  There was some conversation on the field as Della Bella got on the pad to shoot high eight and I suspect that Campbell had some wise crack that distracted Della Bella from the task at hand.....I have seen him do it before.  Campbell came through "for once" on the doubles shootoff and got the skeet award. I can't go without mentioning that Master Gunnery Sgt. Miller needs to take a little time out from coaching everybody else and practice a little himself as he  finished just ahead of the Lightweight Division.  I just had to throw that in....(Ha Ha)

 

In the "Battle of the Lighweights", Avery Hill, Colby Hill, and Bailey Hill our Junior shooters did battle and Avery Hill came out on top with a score of 26.    Avery will have to practice a bunch in the next 12 months to stay ahead of Colby and Bailey.....Now that the Hill's live in Brunswick county, I'm sure the practice time that the boys will get will be reflected in their scores next year.

 

One last thing....The Mix Boys put on a great, well run match followed by a great cookout of Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Deer Sausage.  This reporter can attest to the quality of the food as I ate two burgers, two hotdogs and one deer sausage dog..........thanks also to Sgt Miller who furnished the targets but next year can't we get bigger ones???

 

Don't forget.......Take Kevin Hill's lead and "Take a kid shooting"..........Ned Bluntline

 

 

 

Buccaneer Gun Club

All Around Match

 

 

Name

Pistol

Rifle

Skeet

Total

Ricci Wright

25-5x

24-2x

22

71

Tom Mix

25-5x

20-1x

21

66

Ray Campbell

   24

18

24

66

Jay Della Bella

24-2x

17-1x

24

65

Dave Ernst

25-7x

20-1x

18

63

Kevin Hill

25-4x

18

19

62

Jonathan Mix

25-4x

22

13

60

Gehrig Austin

25

19

12

56

Tom Fisk

23-3x

9

19

51

David Miller

8

8

16

32

Avery Hill

13

8

5

26

Daniel Fortier

 

13

11

24

Jennifer Della Bella

21-1x

 

 

 

Vin

25-1x

 

 

 

Colby Hill

3

5

 

8

Bailey Hill

2

2

 

4

 

1st

2nd

3rd

 

 

 

 

May Action Pistol

We had six shooters show up for the May Action Pistol Match.....Everybody was a little more frosty than usual since Jay Della Bella is off at the Bianchi Cup Match in Missouri, which in case you didn't know is the match of matches as far as action pistol goes........Below are the scores in the different events....no classes are shown but competitors are shown in the order of finish.....

 

Falling Plate.....

 Ray Campbell  (Revolver)       43

Ray Campbell  (Auto)               41

Ray Jackson    (Auto)               38

Don Pelling      (Auto)                        37

Jon Mix            (Revoler)            31

Jon Mix           (Glock)              30    Glock is harder to shoot than your everyday auto

Jeff Baker        (Revolver)    23    I bet he's glad that Iris was babysitting

Tom Mix          (Auto)               20   Tie with Gehrig

Gehrig Austin   (Auto)               20   Darn if I had seen the tie I would have made them have a shootoff

 

Moving Target.....

 Ray Campbell   (Auto)               460--22X  He was chicken for not shooting the wheelgun

Don Pelling       (Auto)               429--14X

Ray Jackson     (Auto)               403--12X

Jon Mix             (Auto)               397--7X

Gehrig Austin     (Auto)   394--8X

Jon Mix             (Revolver)            364--1X  Real men shoot revolvers

Jeff Baker          (Revolver)  346--4X  Another real man wheelgun shooter

Tom Mix            (Auto)   322--5X

 

Barricade......

 Ray Campbell     (Revolver)            439--19X

Don Pelling         (Auto)         417--6X

Ray Jackson       (Auto)               394--12X

Tom Mix             (Auto)        317--6X

Gehrig Austin     (Glock)  287--2X

 

Scholar was under the weather but we look forward to his return the 4th Sunday in June.......Thanks to Don Pelling, Ray Jackson and Ray Campbell for helping run this months match.......

 

 

Cowboy Action Newsletter

Regulator Gazette—May 1897

 

Headline:  Buccaneer Cowgirls Battle Chinese Mafia

 

As this reporter heard it, the Sheriff of Rotten Crotch Colorado contacted Sheriff Holliday for some assistance with a problem he was having with the Chinese Mafia extorting protection money from local merchants......The Sheriff first thought about telling him that was what they got for bringing them over here to build the railroad but as the sheriff appreciated the fact that the bourbon gets here from Kentucky faster than it did by wagon, he kept quiet.......The Rotten Crotch Sheriff needed someone to do some undercover work but as the Regulatorville Posse was well known by the Chinamen, Sheriff Holliday decided to assign the job to his best men or rather I should say "Women."  The Sheriff picked the deadly trio of Carolina Rose, Carbine Nora and Missalot Missy.....AKA "Have Skirts Will Travel".....After signing on as bartendresses at the Longhorn Saloon in Rotten Crotch, they determined what had to be done.  It was collection day for the Chinese Mafia which was lead by that dreaded Kung Fu killer Won Hung Lo...You may remember him from the Ruptured Chinaman Joke.  Anyway... as the story goes Won Hung Lo and thirty of his baddest boys entered the Long Horn to collect and were greeted by the three cowgirls with all their hardware spread out on the bar.....Two Winchester 97's with full tubes, six 45 sixguns, and three rifles were all it took to take care of the "So Called" Mafia.  Won Hung Lo is now called Laid Lo and his gang is no longer a threat.....

 

Headline:  Buffalo Match Well Attended

The Buffalo Side Match was attended by nine cowboys and we shot in two classes.....The long Barrel 45-70's with tang sights shot in "Plains Rifle Class"  and the cowboy pistol caliber rifles shot in "Cowboy Class".  We shot the small buffalo target and each shooter got 5 shots at two targets.....

 

Plains Rifle            Dick W. Holliday             83 points    Cowboy            Roberdel           77 points

Roberdel              73 points                            Mad Dog            67 points

Killer Karl                        72 points                            Deacon Dave            65 points       

Tom Two Feathers            69 points                            Lil Mix             45 points

Owen                               63 points

Idaho Spud                 53 points

 

We had a good assortment of cowboys, cowgirls and gun fighters at the May Posse.....Scores went like this:

 

Cowgirls....Carolina Rose, Carbine Nora, and Missalot Missy were deemed by the match director to have tied for first place and all were awarded first place scarfs

 

Gunfighters.....Owen, Pard Picket, Bountyman

 

Seniors.....First Flight....Cowboy Gus, Roberdel, Idaho Spud

                Second Flight.....Carbine Kid, Tom Two Feathers, Black Smith

 

Regulators...First Flight.....Dick Holliday, Gunsmoke, Mad Dog, Ragtime Kid, Deacon Dave.

                   Second Flight....Little Mix, Killer Karl, Stalker, Silverado

 

Thanks again to all those who helped make the May Posse a success and also I can't forget to mention Doc Clock AKA Harold Lange who rebuilt the windows and jailbars in the saloon and jail....we'll try not to shoot this set out as quick as we did the others....We'll be back at it the third Saturday in June so come join us.....we haven't had any Junior shooters lately and we all know how important it is to get the kids shooting....so in the words of that immortal gunfighter...."Take A Kid Shooting"....Respectfully submitted........Ned Bluntline

 

BUCCANEER GUN CLUB 2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

The calendar of events for 2004 follows:

Workdays will be the 1st Saturday in March, May, August and November starting at 8:00 A.M.

Big Bore Matches will be the 2nd Saturday in March, April, May, June, July and August starting at 10:00 A.M. Skeet Matches will be the 2nd Sunday of every month starting at 1:00 P.M.

Club Meetings will be the 2nd Monday of every month starting at 7:00 P.M.

Cowboy Action Matches will be the 3rd Saturday of every month, except December, starting at 9:00 A.M.

.22 Field Pistol Matches will be the 4th Saturday in March, April, May, June, July & August at 10:00 A.M.

Action Pistol Matches will be the 4th Sunday in April, May, June, July, August, September & October at 12 noon. 

 

The March Winds Open Skeet Match, NSSA Skeet, is usually held on the week-end following the regularly scheduled March skeet match.  Match Directors are requested to check their match dates so allowances may be made for holidays or other shoots and to advise the Secretary as soon as possible so a calendar may be drafted.

NO LOADED CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE TO BE CARRIED TO THE FIRING LINE AS WE ARE A COLD RANGE CLUB.

 

PLEASE – 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.