Wednesday, December 31, 2014

RAMBLINGS OF A SHOOTING BUM - PART V

RAMBLINGS OF A SHOOTING BUM - YEAR END 2014,
COMING CLEAN AND GROWING UP. . . OR . . . OWN YOUR DECISIONS

I just learned a valuable lesson about the Gem Pro 250 electronic scale I purchased a while back. After initial setup and calibration I found the scale to be very accurate and consistent and it sped up the process of loading good long range 308 ammo substantially. I spent a few hours at the loading bench in the first few weeks and I was very pleased with my new scale.

Fast forward to a week ago when I needed to decompress and retired to the loading/gun room to work on a fun project, (200 grain cast bullets going slower than the speed of sound in the little Lee Enfield my Grandfather carried for many years). In

Friday, December 26, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON TO ALL OUR READERS


WE WISH A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 
TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS IN CANADA, 
THE U.S.A. AND AROUND THE WORLD


MAY YOU HAVE A PEACEFUL AND RESTFUL
TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Thursday, December 25, 2014

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM THE RNBRA BOARD MEMBERS

Seasons Greetings from the RNBRA Board Members

President, Michael Lutes – shooter55520@hotmail.com
First Vice President, April Brewer – april_brewer58@hotmail.com
Second Vice President, Don Brown – topper12@xplornet.com
Secretary, Lorraine Chapman – edwach@nb.sympatico.ca
Treasurer, Michelle Cormier – nbbullet@gmail.com
Past President, Steven Stewart – smskew@rogers.com
Director, Larry Schriver – larry.schriver@hotmail.com
Director, Tony Wood - tmwood@eastlink.ca
Director, Matt Wolf – rnbramatt@gmail.com
Raoul Leblanc, Airgun Section Representative – raouljleblanc@gmail.com
Don Coleman, Fullbore Section Representative – dscole@nbnet.nb.ca
Jody Waring, Pistol Section Representative – ipscjody@yahoo.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

LETTER FROM MICHAEL LUTES TO ALL GUN CLUBS, SHOOTING ASSOCIATIONS, and OTHER ORGANIZED GROUPS OF FIREARMS ENTHUSIASTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK

To all GUN CLUBS, SHOOTING ASSOCIATIONS, and OTHER ORGANIZED
GROUPS OF FIREARMS ENTHUSIASTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK

I am writing to you because the governing board believes that the RNBRA must establish a plan to support long term stability and sustainable growth in our provincial shooting community.

As the provincially recognized organization for shooting sports the RNBRA wants to develop more programs and services for the organized groups of firearms enthusiasts that make up the majority of our provincial shooting community.

That is where you come in. I'm asking you to take this letter to your club executive for consideration.We must gather information and gauge interest from the clubs in order to develop programs that are relevant and supportive of club activities.

The RNBRA has been around since 1866, is democratically managed and will continue to promote shooting sports and marksmanship in New Brunswick (see www.RNBRA.ca). Historically the Association has been run by people primarily involved with high performance competition but we recognize that many firearms enthusiasts and club members have little interest in national or international shooting competition and only desire recreational shooting activities in the company of other responsible like-minded people.

The RNBRA can be further developed into a stronger provincial Association that better represents all shooter interest and we welcome your participation. 

MY QUESTION:
Would your club send one or two reps to one of 2 meetings that the RNBRA is considering hosting in the Province?
The meetings would be for the purpose of discussion with the club reps about what the RNBRA could develop and what the RNBRA needs to make that happen. These meetings would likely be 2 to 4 hrs on a Sat or Sun early in the new year.

Please reply to me at shooter55520@hotmail.com with your contact info if your organization is interested in helping to build a stronger provincial community.

Michael Lutes
President
Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

THE M. ELLEN MACGILLIVRAY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO FULLBORE SHOOTING IN NEW BRUNSWICK

In 2013, a new award for outstanding contributions to Fullbore Shooting in New Brunswick was introduced and this was formally named the M. Ellen MacGillivray Award at the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the RNBRA - Fullbore Section.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

RAMBLINGS OF A SHOOTING BUM - PART IV

RAMBLINGS OF A SHOOTING BUM
December 2 2014 " HERDING CATS"

Hi friends, deer hunting season is over and for a lot of us it's now a mad rush to finish as many of the little winterizing jobs as possible before the onset of winter proper. While I did not do any hunting this year I still have many unfinished outside jobs on the go and the short amount of daylight remaining when I get home from work has made me thankful that, God willing, I'll get another chance to do them in the daylight next year. As I've progressed in my life I am fortunate that each year I learn a bit that helps me to do a better job in the next.

Friday, December 5, 2014

MIKE LUTES: REPORT FROM THE DCRA EXECUTIVE MEETING - NOVEMBER 29, 2014

Report from DCRA executive committee meeting held at Connaught range 
November 29, 2014
Daniel Chisholm and I attended this meeting as DCRA executive committee members, this was the first of these early winter meetings I have attended. This is the yearly meeting where much of the operational business of the DCRA is reviewed and decisions are discussed and made. 
I will highlight a few things of general interest to our Associations, I encourage anyone with
questions about the meeting or the DCRA in general to ask Daniel or me.

Friday, November 21, 2014

MINUTES OF THE 2014 FULLBORE SECTION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

RNBRA FULLBORE SECTION  
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2014


Annual General Meeting of the RNBRA Fullbore Section was held on November 9th, 2014 at the Four Seasons Motel in Sussex.
In attendance were Paul Bastarache, Daniel Chisholm, Don Coleman, Bert deVink, Conrad Leroux, Michael Lutes, Ron Surette, Harrison Brown, Gordon Holloway, Adam MacDonald and Steven Stewart.
The Chairperson for the meeting was Bert deVink and Don Coleman recorded the minutes.


1. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Item 8 - Trophy Storage to be discussed by Conrad Leroux.
Item 9 - Promotion of Rifle Shooting by Stephen Stewart.
Item 10 - Black Powder Shooting by Stephen Stewart.
         Adoption of the Agenda moved by Michael Lutes and seconded by Don Coleman.


2. MINUTES OF AGM - 2013
Moved by Don Coleman and seconded by Michael Lutes that the minutes of 2013 be adopted as read.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULES THAT AIRGUNS ARE "FIREARMS"

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULES THAT AIR GUNS ARE "FIREARMS  
On Wednesday, November 5, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling R. v. Dunn, finding that most air guns are considered “firearms” for all purposes in the Criminal Code except for licensing and registration.
The Court affirmed the previous decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, which itself had overruled a decade of its own jurisprudence in finding that air guns are “firearms”. Prior to this case, the courts had held that air guns are not treated as “firearms” unless they are used for some offensive or unlawful purpose.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

RAMBLINGS OF A SHOOTING BUM - PART III

RAMBLINGS OF A SHOOTING BUM - Part III - Nov 17 2014

I trust everyone is almost prepared for winter. You know what I'm talking about - the many little jobs that seem to take so much of our time this time of year. For many of us as we prepare for winter we are also trying to get in some hunting. 

Unfortunately, Deer and Moose season fall in busy times for RNBRA Board members as this time of year is generally occupied with shooting program business. 


Several friends have mentioned the Black Friday shopping that is fast approaching, they are hopeful they will accomplish their Christmas shopping early. 


Friday, November 14, 2014

FULLBORE SECTION NEW EXECUTIVE ELECTED

At the Annual General Meeting of the RNBRA Fullbore Section, the following were elected to the new executive for a term of one year ending in the fall of 2015.


Chairman: Bert deVink -  bertdevink@gmail.com  
Vice-Chairman: Gordon Holloway - aglholloway@gmail.com
Treasurer: Daniel Chisholm - dmc@danielchisholm.com
Secretary: Don Coleman - dscole@nbnet.nb.ca
Fullbore Liaison with DCRA: Daniel Chisholm
Fullbore Representative to RNBRA: Don Coleman


Left to Right: Daniel C., Bert deV., Gordon H., Don C.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OCTOBER 26, 2014 - ATLANTIC HIGHPOWER RIFLE COMMITTEE/FULLBORE PLANNING MEETING

Atlantic High Power Rifle Committee Meeting Minutes 
Oct. 26, 2014, 10:00AM – 13.08PM 
Wandlyn Inn, Amherst, Nova Scotia
Attending: 
PEI – Dale MacLeod, Chuck Bachmanek, Glenn Craig 
NB – Mike Lutes (chair), Ron Surette, Don Coleman, Paul Bastrasche, JC Gautreau, Dan Chisholm 
NS – Wendy Reid (minutes), Andy Webber, John Marshall, Jeff Jenkins, Barry Langille, Bill Giles 

1.  Minutes: from Dec. 1, 2013 were reviewed and accepted. 

2.  Voting: 
After discussion it was decided that if a vote is required to make a decision at this committee meeting pertaining to inter-provincial Fullbore shooting, then each of the 3 provinces will have 3 votes each. If there are less than 3 people from a province, then that province can use proxy votes to make a total of 3 votes. This voting method will be used for the remainder of this meeting and for future meetings. 

3.  2015 Match Schedule:
 Inter-Maritime Match – June 20 – to be held in PEI. 
 British Team Match – June 21 – to be held in PEI. 
 Annual Prize Meet – NB – undecided at this time. 
 Annual Prize Meet – PEI – Sat. & Sun., July 25 & 26. 
 Annual Prize Meet – NS – Fri. to Sun., July 31 to Aug. 2. 
 F-Class Nationals &TR National Championship – Aug. 12-22, held at Connaught Range, ON 
 Atlantic Championship – Labour Day weekend – to be held in NS Sat. & Sun. ,Sept. 5 & 6 (2 full days, instead of spread over 3 days). 
 Mini Palma – Monday (Labour Day), Sept. 7 to be held in NS. 

Since the USA Mini-Palma team (12 shooters) wants to shoot at Bull Meadow Range in 2015 for the Mini Palma Match, it was decided to hold the Atlantic Championships at Bull Meadow Range also - all on Labour Day weekend. NB will relinquish their turn to hold the Atlantic Championships in 2015 and then the regular rotation of the event will continue with PEI holding the event in 2016. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

RAMBLINGS OF A NB SHOOTING BUM - PART II

RAMBLINGS OF A NB SHOOTING BUM - Part II - Oct 24,2014

The 2014 RNBRA AGM came off without a hitch. I must thank all those who gave up their Sunday to come to Sussex and participate in the meeting. Without membership involvement it is difficult to get a sense of what people expect from the Association and where we should focus. One wise and experienced Board member told me that the limited attendance was likely a vote of confidence in our effort. I hope that is the case, and the limited attendance had nothing to do with there being no free lunch offered. 


We should soon have our meeting minutes and reports, as well as our now approved revised Constitution and By Laws, available on our website. We would like for our Affiliated clubs to forward a brief yearly activity report for inclusion in our archived records as well as general information. I also ask that you consider volunteering for a committee position on one of our standing committees published in our Constitution and By- Laws. 



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

F-CLASS RULE CHANGES - INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF FULLBORE RIFLE ASSOCIATIONS (I.C.F.R.A.)

The following notification concerns changes to F-Class rules and comes from Kenny Proulx of the DCRA (via Daniel Chisholm).

I made a Memo on most of the recent F-Class Rule Changes and I also attached the New Rules Book and Match Conditions.  The version on the web site (DCRA) is updated and is the official one. 

Please forward this to all of your PRA’s and every competitor you know.

Best regards,
Kenny Proulx
ICFRA F-Class Committee Chairman
DCRA F-Class Canadian Representative
DCRA F-Class Advisor
cell: 514-835-6474



1.  Here is a link to I.C.F.R.A. - RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR F-CLASS SHOOTING

2.  Here is a link to I.C.F.R.A. - WORLD F-CLASS RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIPS - MATCH CONDITIONS

3.  Here is a link to 2014 I.C.F.R.A. - MEMO ON RULE CHANGES

LORRAINE CHAPMAN RECEIVES ANDY GUNTER AWARD



It is with great honour that the Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association Board of Directors announce Lorraine Chapman is the recipient of the 2014 Andy Gunter Award for meritorious service to the RNBRA.

Lorraine is a long-time board member of the Lake George Gun Club Inc. Lorraine continues to build on her legacy of promoting New Brunswick shooting sports in many capacities
including:

                                                                                                     •President of the Lake George Gun Club

•Secretary of the RNBRA
•Provincial Firearms Instructor
•Secretary of the O'Dell Collectors and Shooters fraternity
•Provincial Range Officer

Lorraine volunteers countless hours each year toward the growth of shooting sports. Her home range at Lake George is a model for promoting shooting sports within the community, providing opportunities for youth and members of other organizations to experience the joy of shooting.

We are truly blessed to have Lorraine in our shooting community.
Congratulations and Thank You Lorraine

Michael Lutes

Monday, October 20, 2014

OCTOBER 19, 2014 - RNBRA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the RNBRA  was held in Sussex NB on Sunday, October 19, 2014 with Interim President Michael Lutes chairing the meeting.
The following are excerpts and highlights from the meeting and are not intended as the minutes of this meeting.
- the activity of the Board since the resignation of the previous president and vice-presidents were reviewed. There has been an emphasis on communication with improvements to the RNBRA website and facebook; NFA insurance; establishment of an airgun section; and RNBRA members had a very good year of competition.
 - the Financial Review could not happen in 2014 as the previous year's books were not comprehensible. This will be done in the coming year by Conrad Leroux and Daniel Chisholm.
 - the RNBRA is composed of 105 individual members and 21 affiliated clubs which comprise 2805 affiliated members. Discussion focused on fees, club membership and the benefits to clubs of affiliating with the RNBRA.
 - Steven Stewart and Wayde Clifford have been busy with Club Development - courses, range development, airgun section, cadets
 - New Brunswick needs to start from scratch on the development of a coaching network.
 - the Airgun Section is preparing to send a team to the Canada Games. In 2019, there will be no shooting sports included and alternatives are being looked at.
 - The Pistol Section has had three Level III matches this year and has sent several shooters to national and international competitions.
 - the By-laws and Constitution were amended to increase the participation of the Board in decision making and also to improve the nominating process for the election of officers.
 - a new slate of officers was elected - Michael Lutes, President; April Brewer, 1st Vice Pres.; Don Brown, 2nd Vice Pres.; Matt Wolf, Larry Schriver and Tony Wood - Members at Large.
 - Membership Fees will increase to Individual Membership - $40 (Juniors $20); Individual Membership if a member of an Affiliated Club - $30 (Juniors $15). Club affiliation fees will not change.
 - A "Late Fee" was instituted to encourage people to submit their membership application/fees in the first months of the year. A Late Fee of $10 will be levied on applications received after March 31, 2015
 - This year, the Andy Gunter Award for meritorious service to RNBRA was given to Lorraine Chapman for her work as secretary of the RNBRA and also her work locally with several organizations.
 - noteworthy is Emily Dean's performance at the Nationals in Airgun; Don Coleman will be a shooting member of the Veteran's Palma Team; Daniel Chisholm will be a wind coach for the Palma team in 2015; several pistol shooters have attended the World Championships in Florida.


    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    0CTOBER 19. 2014 - RNBRA - NEW EXECUTIVE AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    At the Annual General Meeting of the RNBRA the following were elected to the Board and Executive Committee.

    Mchael Lutes, President - shooter55520@hotmail.com
    April Brewer, 1st Vice Pres. - april_brewer58@hotmail.com
    Don Brown, 2nd Vice Pres. - topper12@xplornet.com
    Steven Stewart, Past Pres. - smskew@rogers.com
    Michelle Cormier, Treasurer - nbbullet@gmail.com
    Lorraine Chapman, Secretary - edwach@nb.sympatico.ca
    Don Coleman, Fullbore Section Rep. - dscole@nbnet.nb.ca
    Jodi Warring, Pistol Section Rep. - ipscjody@yahoo.com
    Raoul leBlanc, Member at Large - raouljleblanc@gmail.com
    Larry Schriver, Member at Large - larry.schriver@hotmail.com
    Tony Wood, Member at Large - tmwood@eastlink.ca
    Matt Wolf, Member at Large - rnbramatt@gmail.com

    OCTOBER 19, 2014 - ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FULLBORE SECTION

    2014 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RNBRA FULLBORE SECTION
    TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE
    ROYAL NEW BRUNSWICK RIFLE ASSOCIATION
    OCTOBER 19, 2014

    This has been a busy year for the RNBRA Fullbore Section. We sponsored an RSO course and 16 matches in total which were attended by 175 participants. Each of these matches required the services of someone to prepare, set up and take down the range, to organize the event, to serve as Range Safety Officer and to set up and take down the scoring system. Needless to say, many people helped in making these matches successful.

    Range Safety Officer Course
    We began the year, appropriately, with a Range Safety Officer course which was presented to 16 members by Wayde Clifford, who generously donated his time and knowledge for our benefit and provided us with trained RSOs to conduct our matches in the coming year. This course was hosted by the Club de Tir Saint Antoine Gun Club.

    Matches Hosted by the RNBRA Fullbore Section
    The following Target Rifle and FTR matches were held on the Batouche Range at CFB Gagetown. We thank the base personnel for their assistance and continued cooperation with our shooting program. The "All Comers Match", the "Fredericton Centennial Match", the "Memorial/MacGillivray Match", The "Coleman/Stapleford Match", the "RNBRA - Annual Prize Match", the "Chisholm Challenge" and the "Any Rifle-Any Sight Match" drew the participation of 70 shooters.

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    NEW COLUMN: RAMBLINGS OF A NB SHOOTING BUM - PART I

    RAMBLINGS OF A NB SHOOTING BUM - Part I


    It's October 10th 2014 already and the last match of the Fullbore season is scheduled this coming Sunday on Batouche Range in CFB GAGETOWN.

    This summer has been extraordinarily busy for me as I competed in most of the major maritime long range target rifle matches this year as well as the Canadian National Championships held just outside our national capital.


    Having fired over 1400 rounds with my new 308 target rifle this year I am very pleased with my rifle's performance. My own performance was somewhat sporadic and I am working on my training plan in order to improve my consistency next season. Having said that I was fortunate to shoot on the NB team which won the Inter Maritime and British Team matches as well as the Maritime Team who also won against the American New England Team in the Mini Palma match held this year in the USA. My shoot at this years Nationals was very rewarding as my planning and preparation payed off with a personal best 9th place finish in the Canadian Target Rifle Aggregate, which has earned me an invitation to compete on the Canadian 18 shooter team to Bisley, England next July for 3 weeks, ( I'm currently saving pennies for the trip).


    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    NSRA BULL MEADOW RANGE TEN YEARS OLD TODAY!

    This notice comes from the Nova Scotia Rifle Association:

    Bull Meadow 'A' Range 10th Anniversary


    On October 2nd, 2004 the first ever competition was held on Bull Meadow 'A'
    Range - ten years ago today.


    The competition was the 300 metre ISU Match.


    'F' Class was won by Rick Dunn, Senior. 

    Charles Bayne won TR Class and
    Service Rifle Class was won by Chris Grantham.

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 - THE CHISHOLM CHALLENGE (AKA THE KEEN EYEBALL AND STEADY FINGER MATCH) - RESULTS

    Thanks to Michael Lutes for sending this write-up and to Ash Pardy for the pictures:


    As the Match Director, I can report that the inaugural running of the Chisholm Challenge was a very enjoyable day for those 7 shooters who attended. 

    We enjoyed a great day of shooting. The weather was fantastic with enough switching wind to keep everyone on their toes. 

    We shot 2 & 10 twice at 500 meters and again at 900m. Several shooters were happy to confirm their long range load development has payed off and others realized there is work to do yet.

    The 6 F-Class shooters were Ahmed Aljazzat, Kevin Gallivan, Gordon Holloway, Adam MacDonald, Paul McIlveen and Ash Pardy. They enjoyed good competition with Gordon Holloway winning the day with 50.5 50.6 49.5 49.8. Paul gave hard chase to finish second vowing to return with a harder bag next year.

    I was the token target rifle shooter with a functioning rifle and ammo combination and I was pleased to identify why my shooting performance during the Mini Palma last weekend was erratic. I coached scope shooters last weekend and imprinted on their scope correction direction which had me turning my iron sight opposite to what my coach asked for.

    The shoot was a great success for all those who participated as the opportunity to shoot at 900 m is highly valued.

    I really must thank Adam and Ahmed who showed up early to help set up and they looked after the e-target scoring system which worked very well.

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    SEPTEMBER 20 and 21, 2014 - MINI-PALMA MATCH IN READING, MASSACHUSETTS

    As in years past, the Maritime Provinces fielded a Mini-Palma team which, this year competed against a New England States team shooting in Reading, Massachusetts. Our team consists of the following top notch shooters selected at the Atlantic Championships:

    John Marshall - Team Captain, Coach and TR shooter

    Michael Lutes - Coach and TR shooter
    Marcel Kolb - TR shooter
    Conrad Leroux - TR shooter
    Armen Papasyan - FTR shooter
    Paul Bastarache - FTR shooter
    Adam MacDonald - FTR shooter

    Congratulations go to the Maritime Provinces Mini-Palma Team which won the Match - with a narrow margin! Also congratulations to Paul Bastarache who was the top FTR shooter.
    Here is the write up by Jim Hahn, Captain of the New England Team:
    "Well, the Canadians did it again.  They beat the New England states.  Not by much, but they did it!  They were last seen trudging away gleefully from the banquet, trophy in hand.

    As the Maritime Provinces were not able to field a full team, a percentage system was used to determine the winner.
       96.55%  Canada  and  96.38%  USA

    The folks in the USA thank the Canadians for coming and look forward to more years of competition.

    High individual sling/iron sights shooter was John Field from Massachusetts with a score of 595-31X.  Second was junior shooter Nash Neubauer from Connecticut coming in with a 595-25X. Pretty good for a kid, huh?  John takes home the High Individual trophy.


    Canadian Paul Bastarache's 584-25X took F-Class followed by Ralph Tufano (Massachusetts) with a 584-23X.  Ouch, two X's!

    Attached are a small number of photos taken at the match and banquet.  The score sheet is easily readable.  We are looking for a way to make all the photos available on the Internet and will let folks know when we figure it out.  My thanks to my wife for taking the photos and helping with match and banquet operations.

    I also need to thank Ralph Tufano for his help. He did all the work providing targets and target markers/pullers.  I could not have done it without his many hours of work behind the scenes.

    Also thanks to Ralph and Mo DeFina for direct financial donations. Plus a very special thanks to Charlie Trickett, High Power Director at Reading Rifle for providing the venue.

    The match was held at Reading Rifle and Revolver Club in Reading, MA, USA on 20 September 2014.  Weather was cool in the early morning but getting up to the upper 60's (that's Fahrenheit) by mid-day.  Light winds and partly cloudy.

    Thanks to all and see you next year!!
     --Jim Hahn"

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 - ST. ANTOINE - MINI-PALMA COACHING DAY

    Several shooters and coaches attended this coaching training day in Saint Antoine. Looks like the sun was out and the wind was not too bad! Thanks to Michael Lutes for sending the following:

    Everyone had a great time and the weather was great with moderately switching wind and mirage during the first string. We split into two groups of 6 and 7 shooters and shot 2 strings of 2 & 20 at 600m - some kept score and some did not. I viewed it as primarily a coaching practice and some of us took the opportunity to burn those boxes of ammo with  3 rounds left in them. I coached Paul and Don back to back and I can tell you both guns and drivers shoot well, but the 155s will never compete with 200s driven well. Enough wind to move Don from one side of the bull to the other would only move Paul's shots from one side of the v to the other. Paul, Conrad, Adam and I were the only team members present. 
    Mike
    Daniel Chisholm coaching and Ron Surette shooting

    Michael Lutes coaching and Conrad Leroux shooting

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    AUGUST 30 to SEPTEMBER 1 - ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS - RESULTS

    A good number of shooters attended the Atlantic Championships this year held at the Beaverbank Range of the  Nova Scotia Rifle Association. This match also served as the trials for the selection of the Mini-Palma Team which will be going to Reading Massachussetts this fall. New Brunswick was well represented by 8 shooters who made the trip and shot very well indeed. TR shooters were Don Coleman and Mike Lutes. FTR shooters from New Brunswick included Paul Bastarache, Maurice Bennett, Francis Bezeau, John Holleran, Gordon Holloway and Adam MacDonald.




    RESULTS - WINNERS IN TR CLASS (HPS 150V30):

    The "Lady Slipper" - Ray Smeltzer - 147V11
    The "Herring Choker" - Ray Smeltzer - 149V17
    The "Bluenose" - Barry Langille - 150V12
    The "Down East" - Barry Langille - 150V22
     
    RESULTS - GRAND AGGREGATE IN TR CLASS (600V120):

    Barry Langille - 596V59
    Ray Smeltzer - 595V62
    Marcel Kolb - 590V56
    Don Coleman - 589V56
    Michael Lutes - 586V55
    Jeff Jenkins - 583V64
    John Marshall - 575V40
    Bob Selig - 548V25
    Chuck Bachmanek - 532V23
    Steve Maly - 485V26
    Mitch MacLeod - 369V17
    Peter Dobson - 325V15
    Alan Ferguson - 296V21

    RESULTS - WINNERS IN FTR CLASS (HPS 180):

    The "Lady Slipper" - Wendy Reid - 174
    The "Herring Choker" - Robert Smith - 176
    The "Bluenose" - Wendy Reid - 175
    The "Down East" - Paul Bastarache - 179




    RESULTS - GRAND AGGREGATE IN FTR CLASS (HPS 720):

    Wendy Reid - 698
    Paul Bastarache - 696
    Ken Ferguson - 696
    Armen Papasyan - 693
    Bill Giles - 693
    Andrew Webber - 693
    Robert Smith - 687
    Dale Chiasson - 678
    Pierre Lebrasseur - 675
    Bert McDonald - 673
    Adam MacDonald - 671
    Maurice Bennett - 660
    Francis Bezeau - 654
    Gordon Holloway - 650
    Jian Wu - 616
    Steve Dusyk - 547
    Mark Miller - 504
    Al Mutch - 500
    John Holleran - 429

    2014 - ANNUAL MEETING OF THE RNBRA - OCTOBER 19, 2014 IN SUSSEX

    Hello fellow shooters;

    We hope you are enjoying your summer holiday and shooting season. It's been a great summer for RNBRA shooting programs and several clubs are actively promoting shooting programs that include hosting provincial and interprovincial events in cooperation with the RNBRA. We are fortunate these clubs are able to help support  a provincial approach to developing shooting sports in NB and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with all clubs. Clubs are welcome and encouraged to send a representative to attend the AGM and report back to their club. Only regular full RNBRA members in good standing will vote on AGM business.  Club affiliation has not provided a regular membership to the club representative for a few years.

    The announcement today is that the 2014 RNBRA AGM will be held at the All Seasons Hotel and Restaurant in Sussex NB on October 19 starting at 9:00 am and will break for lunch around noon for 45 minutes. Lunch will not be provided this year as the we feel the money will be better spent in direct promotion of competitive shooting. We hope you will make plans to attend as we are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

    By now you have had a chance to review the revised Bylaws and Constitution proposed by the Board and if somehow you haven't, please do.
    At this years AGM, we will be asking you to ratify the Bylaws and Constitution . If you have questions or concerns please contact us (anyone on the RNBRA Board) for clarification asap as that will speed the meeting and allow more time for discussion of other issues or ideas you would like to bring up and talk about.

    We will also ask you to vote for or against the nominees that are standing for election.  We will try to circulate an agenda prior to the meeting for your information

    Good Shooting,
    Michael Lutes
    Interim President
    For the Governing Board
    Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association
    Founded 1866

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    DCRA - FULLBORE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Several of New Brunswick's finest shooters have gone to Ottawa to shoot in the Fullbore National Championships.

    We wish Matt Wolf and Francis Bezeau "good shooting" in the F-Class Championships

    We also wish Steven Stewart and John Stamp success in the Service Rifle Championships.

    TR Championship competitors from New Brunswick include Michael Lutes and Daniel Chisholm. Our best wishes for a good shoot!

    You can follow the results here: http://www.dcra.ca/results/2014/CFRC