This past weekend, September 14th and 15th, the five ten shot 1000 yards match was held. There were three relays of ten shots on Saturday and two relays on Sunday.
There were two Muzzle Loading shooters. One was shooting an original Ingram rifle and the other was a replica of a Gibbs made by Pedersoli. The remaining ten shooters were shooting cartridge rifles, from what I saw all were 1874 Sharps Rifles.
Camp Atterbury's mist in the morning cleared and we proceeded to shoot the first three relays of the day. The humidity had relented and with a few clouds, had a nice day for shooting. The next day started well and we were done by 01:30 hours with all then heading to Friendship for the fall shoot.
Since this is a new match, records were set for muzzle loaders and cartridge shooters. The record for aggregate for the muzzle loaders was set by Kenn Heismann with 309-3. He also set the 1000-yard record of 78-1. A new shooter at Camp Atterbury, and he shot with a cartridge rifle, was Ian Egbert. He had an aggregate of 431-7 and a 1000-yard record of 92.
Kenn Heisman was in first place in the muzzle loading class, followed by Dan Bredberg in second. Ian Egbert was first in the cartridge rifle class. Second was Jim Davis followed by his son Jim W Davis. Forth was Kim Kelly and Willard Lamb in fifth.
I do have to say that Dan Bredberg was a great help, he took the Camps' range safety course. He also came in early and helped prep the Connex container that Camp Atterbury provided. Then helped with setting up the range set up and take down.
The Spring shoot will consist of an 800, 900, and a 1000-yard, ten shot relays on Saturday and two 1000 yards ten shots relays on Sunday.
Next year’s fall shoot will be the same as this year. If I can have people contact me at my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) I can send them information about each shoot, besides being put on Camp Atterbury's gate list.
This coming Joe Hepsworth's Memorial will remain the same as it has in the past and anticipate the same for next year. Which will be the tenth anniversary.
Don’t forget! The Joe Hepsworth Match will be held at Camp Atterbury October 12-13, 2019! You must call 10 days prior to register. Call Ray Hopkins 740-868-2474 or 740-616-6627
Thank you Ray Hopkins for your continued efforts to organize matches at Camp Atterbury and for your writing of this report.