Potential New World Records at Palomino Valley 300 Yard 4 Gun Match
The Palomino Valley Gun Club hosted a 300 yard 4 Gun group match on October 24th and 25th and the seven competitors were blessed with conditions that were likely the best our range north of Reno, Nevada has ever experienced during a benchrest match held at the Washoe County Regional Shooting facility. On Saturday the 24th, the first aggregate was 5 Shot Unlimited under overcast skies, moderate temperatures, and winds that were very light and consistent. Through the first four groups, Steve Archibald was leading the pack with a .1977 agg, but on the 5th group he shot an astounding 0.159” to win the Unlimited with a .1687 agg. Both the group and aggregate are pending new world records. Henry Pinkney and Everet Smith, both from California finished in second and third, respectively.
Next up on the same day was Sporter Class in beautiful conditions that held out into the afternoon and Everet Smith took first place by shooting three of the five smallest targets, including small group of 0.519” and a .2885 aggregate. Don Archibald finished Sporter in second place and Jan Sarras was third.
Sunday began with excellent conditions as the competitors shot the Light Varmint 300yd leg of the match. Although Henry Pinkney only had one of the five small groups, he shot consistently and won with an agg of .3110. Jan Sarras finished second and shot a 0.589” for small group while Everet Smith finished third.
Heavy Varmint was the final leg of our 4 Gun 300yd match and the conditions held on until the last couple of groups where typical windy 15+mph switching conditions returned. Everet Smith, who, most of the time, shoots better than the locals at our range, won with a .3591 aggregate. Steve Archibald was a close second place, also earning small group of 0.457”. Jan Sarras finished third.
Everet Smith was our Two, Three, and Four Gun Winner! Everet, congratulations on your win. Two Gun second and third place finishers were Jan Sarras and Steve Archibald, respectively. Three Gun second and third place finishers were again Jan Sarras and Steve Archibald, respectively. Four Gun second and third place finishers were Steve Archibald and Jan Sarras, respectively. Thank you to our target pulling/scoring crew of Kelly Marsh and Kerri Sarras.
Unlimited 5 Shot 300yd
Small Group: Steve Archibald 0.159”
Small Group: Everet Smith 0.519”
Light Varmint 300yd
Small Group: Jan Sarras 0.589”
Heavy Varmint 300yd
Small Group: Steve Archibald 0.457”
Two Gun Rank
Three Gun Rank
Four Gun Rank