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Endicott hosts 4-gun shoot on July 4


July 12, 2018 | View PDF

Dana Crider

Another pistol target falls back after being hit by Dana Crider.

Endicott Gun Club paid out $180 to the top three winners at its first four-gun shoot July 4. The 10 participants shot various targets with shotguns, deer rifles, .22 rifles and pistols.

The shooters, who ranged from 15 to 79 years old, competed to earn as many of the possible 80 points laid out in the courses. The first event was with shotguns and the marksmen had a chance at 10 birds of singles and 10 birds of doubles.

Jessica Pelissier

Jessica Pelissier fires at targets 100 to 300 yards away with a deer rifle.

Then they moved to deer rifles to shoot 10 targets placed 100 to 300 yards out. The 10 targets for .22 rifles were 25 to 65 yards out. In both rifle events, the shooter had two shots per target, with a first round hit worth two points and a second round hit worth one. Shooters fired from different positions: prone, kneeling and standing.

In the pistol event each had 25 shots in which to hit 20 targets, including a star pattern which began rotating after the first shot hit.

Total available points was 80.

Top shooter was Connor Pelissier who collected 75 points. Coming in second was his father, Jim Pelissier, who was only three points behind. The only woman entrant, Jessica Pelissier, took third with 69 points. Eric Johnson was fourth with 63. There was a tie for fifth and only one point difference between seventh, eighth and ninth.

The gun club intends to host a repeat of the event next year. Entrants pay to play with winnings divided out from those fees. If next year's event garners more participants, more rankings would be paid out.

Connor PelissierDana CriderJessica Pelissier

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