Bob Erwin and Gary Barnes hosted another
shoot at Bob's Corbin, Kentucky location on May 13, 14, and 15,
2005. We scheduled to have 12 shooters. At the last moment, two
could not attend. We had a great time with 10 shooters.
You just had to tell us you'd like
to attend. Didn't have to be a Barnes Pneumatic Owner ... didn't
have to be on the ledger ... just be willing to have a great weekend
shooting Barnes PCPs. Here's Bill, at the hunting camp. All shooting
for score was standing offhand. We were shooting at swinging plate
steel silhouette targets which rang like a bell when hit. Scoring
was hit or miss. The tournament was 144 targets over Sat. and
Between the owners attending, Bob,
and myself, we provided a variety of Barnes PCP for shooters to
use. There were a couple of more that didn't make this pic. All
were 25 or 32 caliber this time. Folks were given a couple of
hours to try the various airguns and find one they felt comfortable
Some folks rotated thru several guns
for the enjoyment of it during the tournament.
A few folks were able to arrive on
Friday. We sighted in the pistols and rifles. Here was a group
of three 25 caliber #3 buckshot ball I shot with the Nebula 25
off a bag at one of the 100 yard splash plates. Actually - this
was THE one and ONLY group I shot down there with the Nebula off
They were still bookin' along pretty
good when they got there. We found them all about 10 feet back
from the plate - Bob holds them for a pic.
Bill shooting Jay's Victory 32SS carbine
at 50 yards during Friday play time.
That's Bill's three shots at 50 yards
with O buckshot. Keep in mind too - that's a blank steel plate.
You pick an aim spot out in the middle of nothing - and repeat
it three times!
Pretty good group I'd say - You wanted
tons of easy to get ammo - I developed the 25 caliber Barnes barrel
for #3 buckshot and the 32 Barnes barrel for single O buckshot,
and the guns to use them. They work.
Our Host - Bob Erwin. I delivered his
Victory 32 SS at the Cup shoot. He seemed to catch onto it pretty
He laid these three shots in on the
100 yard splash plate on Friday afternoon. Yep - standing .. offhand
... with a Pistol.
Here's our group (myself taking pic)
at the Hunting Camp range shack.
Left to Right - Back row first:
Our Host Bob, (jog forward) Shelia,
J with a Barnes article he brought along, John, Bill, Kent (winner
of the Erwin Cup last time), left front row kneeling is Jay, Kelli,
and Ken (this Cup's Winner!!!). Kent and Kelli are husband/wife.
Ken and Shelia as well.
Jay is laying waste to the pumpkin
patch here. Had to be quick. We thought he had a shoulder pad
trigger ... he's a heck of a "wing shot" ... shoulder
Here's the pumpkin patch. Steel pumpkins
of three sizes - from 18-50 yards. Not so easy standing offhand.
First time thru on Sat., we shot all like sizes in turn. Second
time thru, we shot two of each size in turn.
Shelia did a great job of keeping score
for our group. As you know - men can't count when they are shooting
targets for score. haha. That looks like Jay's 32SS muzzle at
the line. And yes ... they had to find coffee to sustain me...
We had hats made for everyone who attended.
Shelia models hers for us here. Ummmm ....
Shelia models hers for us here!! ;?)
Ken took delivery of his Appaloosa
32 at the Cup Shoot. And then ... by Golly, he proceeded to nearly
clean the course with it. Ken is our Homestead Cup 05 Winner.
I forgot to get a pic of him holding the Homestead Cup ... my
Bill shooting the Hunting Camp. From
that look on his face ... I think he was after the Hyenas!!! Mangy
critters. Six of each of six different animal shapes were on the
range. Approx. 10-78 yards. All were shot standing - offhand.
Had to find them in the leaves - shoot around saplings - between
two trees, etc. Was a great course. Some of the targets were camo
blended into the background.
Jay shooting the Nebula 25 at the diamond
plates from Bob's shop.
Kelli with her Victory 32 Brass on
Stainless pistol. She's making fruit salad of the various steel
fruit shapes hung on this "Fruit Bowl" range. From about
10-60 yards - all standing.
John found the Barnes hug/hold to be
pretty steady for standing targets. Shooting the Nebula 25 here.
Everyone said he was "On Target" with it all weekend.
As I get some more pics in ... I'll
add to the story. I have mainly pics form the group I shot with.
We split into two teams.
All the airguns worked great. We had
At the back of the hunting camp - about
50 foot into a huge tree ... there was a Hawk nest. Here's twins
from this year's nest! We saw Mom and Pop all weekend too. Once
in awhile - they'd come land on a target backer pipe!! Range Cold!!
Consider us next time. We go to alot
of trouble to make a great weekend. Everyone tells us they can't
remember having a better weekend shooting ... and they've made
a lifetime memory.