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2017 Spring Newsletter

May 8th, 2017

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club! Meet your fellow enthusiasts.

Next meetings:   5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21 @ 7:30 pm

Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $2 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!

Membership

Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site https://bostonvalleycs.com.  Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8762 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

What's Happening @ Your Club?

  • Open Pistol Shooting: Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm.  Members’ range fee is $4 and nonmembers’ fee is $8 per night.  All are welcome but we encourage frequent non-members to become members and support the club.  Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver.  Forms are on hand at the range.
  • Air Pistol: Schedule for 2017:
    • Relay starts at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm on Wednesdays
    • Cost is $4.00 to shoot per score
    • A prepay $40.00 for 8 weeks will secure a time slot and range position
    • Any additional scores would be $4.00 ( unlimited shoots- top 8 scores used)
    • Pellets available to purchase as needed
    • If you need to borrow an air pistol (call first) 867-4814
    • Distance is 33 feet, sighters shots & 40 shots for record

      Match Dates

      August: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
      September: 6, 13, 20

      Pizza party after the matches on the 20th. Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814.

  • Trap: Our BVCS Trap season started Sunday, April 23rd. As in the past, the shooting sigh up times are; Sundays: 9:00am - 12:00 noon & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The cost remains the same at $4.00 per round of 25 targets. Hope to see new & OLD faces come out to participate.

    Purchase of targets was brought up at the March meeting. The purchase price stands at $5.91 per case as stated at the meeting. Ordering time is dependent on the number of shooters we have for the spring league, as we still have 300+ cases on hand. It takes 5- 6 weeks to process & get an order delivered. The committee will watch this closely!

    BVCS hosted the last 2 weeks & the shoot off week for the WNY Winter Trap League. There was a good number of shooters those 3 weeks & the event ran like a well-oiled machine. The trap help was phenomenal! I wish to thank all of those that helped & worked so hard running squads & keeping the traps full of targets & making my job so much easier. Thanks to the bar personnel for doing a great job also. I do believe there was close to $700.00 taken in those 3 days. The YOUNG GUNS!!!! With the adult supervision of Mrs. Hoelsher, the young ladies & gentlemen did a bang-up job feeding the throngs of customers frequenting the ordering counter along with keeping the area clean & helping with general clean up afterwards. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! The trap committee covered the cost of all the food served by the kids to enhance their profits. We hope they did well, as they surely do deserve it.

    Trap person; Ernie.
  • Young Guns: For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.

  • Website: We try to keep the website as current as possible.  Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information.  https://bostonvalleycs.com/

  • Newsletter:  The next Newsletter will be out in early July 2017; the deadline for information will be June 30th, 2017.  Please email information you would like to have published, or to add/edit/remove your email address, to Ryan Rosiek at ryan.rosiek[at]gmail[dot]com or John Battershell at jbdesigns[at]roadrunner[dot]com.  Copies of the current newsletter are available at the club or on the website.

To Reload or Not, 12 Considerations

From John Battershell

My first article on reloading will discuss the topic "to reload or not to reload".

Next article will be on my personal experiences with equipment and what pieces I would recommend to a new reloader. I will also write an article on some favorite loads and what I have learned from different loads I have made. I am sure I will come up with others on reloading for later.

While doing what I often do, searching around the web, I found an article discussing 12 topics on why you should or shouldn't reload. I am going to copy these topic headers; however, the explanation behind each topic will be of my own experience, thoughts, and opinions. I liked these topics because after reviewing them all, one really can have a reasonable and easy to understand guidance to help with the decision of:  should I start down the path of reloading? I know personally I have expressed my fondness of reloading and how "great" it all is. But is it really all that I have made it out to be. Well, if you are wondering yourself, consider the following.

1. Are you, or can you be, detailed oriented?

Ammunition used in modern firearms is pretty powerful stuff. The phrase, safety first, cannot really be over-emphasized with respect to reloading. There happen to be many ways that the reloader can "mess-up" the loaded cartridge. And some of these mistakes can lead to catastrophic failure of the firearm and possibly serious injury to oneself. Simple tasks like charging the case properly is likely the number one area that leads to kabooms in firearms. Under charging (yes that can be bad) and the obvious overcharging of powder by a significant amount will lead to a very bad day for the shooter. As an example, when loading target pistol rounds for 9mm, 45acp, 38special, most cases will hold a double charge of powder and still allow a bullet to be seated. So getting mixed up where you are in a cycle, pulling the handle twice by accident after you answered the phone or looked at a text, or fixing a problem on the press and then charging again without checking will all be bad and likely result in a broken gun. Using the wrong powder for a load can also be just as bad. Following the recipes that are published and not deviating from min and max loads is critical for safety. And with all that in mind, the loader has to have a organized, regimented character and be a bit meticulous. Not trying to overly scare someone as it is not hard to load safe cartridges. It's not like making nitro-glycerin or fixing a swiss watch, but you have to pay attention, use proper tools, follow directions, and keep your head on straight. So, if you can do that, you'll be fine. If you mess up making your coffee sometimes, I'd advise to buy factory loads. Oh, and save the beers for after you've loaded for the night.

2. It's a gateway drug.

Once you start down the path of reloading, it is easy to get hooked and move on to all sorts of cartridges. So true, that you will buy a different rifle or pistol just to get a new caliber to load for. I have done that very thing, building a .300 blackout rifle so that I could load that caliber. Or, you will get into smelting your own lead to make cheap bullets out of wheel weights and have a whole foundry in your garage for processing lead and pouring lead bullets, complete with re-sizers, and powder coating station and oven to coat the bullets with cool read polymers. Now you need storage for lead, a place to get rid of scrap, more containers to hold bullets you just made and more space needed. Beware.

3. You'll save money.

You can! This does require that you don't place a dollar amount on your own time needed to reload. But I can just about guarantee that you will save money "rolling" your own bullets. Saying that though, you will have to reload enough (that is shoot enough) to recover the costs of the equipment you will buy. In simple terms, if you only shoot a few hundred pistol rounds a year, and just a few boxes of rifle ammo for hunting or for fun, you would be better off, money wise, to just buy factory loads at the local gun store. But if you're like me and believe you will shoot a fair amount of rounds, you can easily recover the cost of the equipment. I can give a couple examples of how the price breaks down. Popular round to reload is .223 remington. Factory blasting ammo, 55grain stuff is about $.40 each up to $.50 each. I don't shoot steel case so I won't compare to that cheap stuff. My pricing goes like this: powder charge is $.11 per, bullet is $.09 per, primer is $.03 per, and cases are like $.01 per considering you reload them 4 to 5 times. So that is about $.24 per round of 55 grain blasting ammo compared to $.45 average factory for around $200 saved per case of ammo. 2000-3000 rounds shot will pay off a nice reloading kit. But I don't load 55 gr blasting ammo too much but concentrate on target rounds for CMP shooting and the like. The savings for this type of .223 is much greater. Still about $.11 for powder charge, $.03 for the primer, $.01 for the case and now up to $.20 for the 69 gr Sierra Match King target bullet. Cost is higher for this reload at $.45 per but the factory target ammo equivalent is easily $1.00 or more. So the savings can add up faster. Final example is 45auto. 230gr 45auto ball ammo is generally around $.50 per. Plus or minus a nickel. To reload this, my costs are $.02 for the 5.1 grain powder charge, $.03 for primer, $.01 for case (these can be reloaded many more times than rifle), and about $.10 to $.15 per for 230gr FMJ (pulled bullets are .10, factory hornady 230FMJ are .15)  If I use the higher bullet cost, $.21 per loaded round of ball ammo. Loading the target 45 ammo is cheaper due to cheaper lead bullet costs of only $.09 for Cliff's lead projectiles for a total of $.15per round. And my 9mm target rounds with coated lead bullets are only about $.12 per round. At that price, I can shoot 9mm for the same price as good .22LR target ammo. It's obvious that the costs for reloaded rounds are less than factory. But let's go on.

4. You'll spend more money.

This is almost universally accepted as fact. You might start off with a basic reloading kit, and if you get addicted, you'll add more elaborate gear. And it is just a fact, when you know your rounds cost less, you will shoot more. However, you have more fun because you shoot more. But there are other things that I have found myself and others to spend more on. Examples: I have bought many of the 50cal metal surplus ammo cans to store reloaded ammo in, more plastic storage containers to store brass in, more bullets and powder and primers now sit on my shelves, more reloading equipment which is a step up from my original purchase (that is why will have an article on recommended equipment for best bang for buck). I bought a different rifle for a new cartridge, I have fancy brass cleaning machine and it goes on. Again, not trying to scare anyone away, but we as hobbyists do have trouble at times controlling our urge to "upgrade" or add to our stash. It is totally in your control though if you want to keep costs lower.

5. What's your time worth?

In the example of .223 target ammo, I calculate a savings of $.55 per round. So if I was a business, my labor costs better be less than $.55 to make one round. I do load on a progressive loader which I easily get 400rounds of rifle or pistol ammo per hour. But, I also have spent probably 2 hours to prep those 400 pieces of .223 brass when figuring in cleaning, resizing and depriming, trimming, chamfering case mouth, and removing the crimp from military brass. The total then is closer to 3 hours to make 400 rounds. Let's say your take home pay is $20/hour after taxes. That would be $60 total to make those 400 rounds. In this case, it still pays to reload since my example saved $220 for those 400 rounds but only cost me $60 in labor. But some examples, the savings may not be as large, such as reloading 55grain blasting ammo in .223.  The savings are about $80 for the 400 rounds ($.20 savings per round x 400) and my labor was figured to be $60 to make them. Savings is still there, but not as big. IMO, I don't worry about labor because it is a hobby and I suspect most others don't. But if you do value your time differently than me, it can be considered

6. Do you shoot often, or do you want to shoot more often?

Reloading will make the most sense if you shoot often or desire to shoot more and want to reduce the price per round so that you can shoot more for the same amount of $$ spent. Like was said a bit earlier, reloading may not make much sense if you are a casual shooter.

7. Do you like to tinker?

From some of the examples above, it seems clear that reloading takes a bit of time to do, some skills to learn, and a near continuous learning curve. To enjoy the savings in $, you need to enjoy the process of reloading. I do enjoy the process, I like to learn, and I find it really rewarding to roll my own ammo. In the politically charged world with so many politicians trying to take our gun rights away, I value the new skills learned to load ammunition more than I ever thought I would. I don't mind the repetitive steps required (and there are lots of repetitive steps, doing the same thing over and over again) but I turn on the radio, have a pop to drink and go to town. Usually at only 1 to 2 hours at a time. Sometimes only 30 minutes at a time. Walk by the shop, go in and prep another 100 or more cases by doing the trimming. Maybe I spent 15 minutes but I am closer to prepping that batch of 1000cases.

8. Do you compete?

This is an area that can really pay off for a reloader. If you are a competitive pistol shooter, you will go through piles of ammo. Reloading maybe the only way you can keep up with competing. For the Bullseye shooter at our club, lead only bullets must be used. Reloading will allow you to get lead target loads to keep up with your weekly shooting. I also like the fact that when I practice or shoot with my kids and wife, the target loads I made are lower recoiling and more enjoyable to shoot a bunch during a range session.

9. Do you shoot rifles?

Pistol reloading saves money, but rifle reloading really saves money. The example above for .223 target ammo is at least $.55/round savings. But if you like some hot shot calibers, the savings will be even more. Strange calibers that are not very popular have very high factory ammo costs. But the reloaded costs are just as low as about any other common rifle round like .223 or .308.  It would not be surprising to save more than $1 per round for some stuff like 300 win mag and the like. My one example for me was the .300 blackout. Factory ammo for this cartridge is usually about $1 per and that is why not as many shoot it. But reloads are only $.33 each.

10. Do you live for accuracy bragging rights?

If you want to milk the best accuracy out of your particular rifle, there isn't a better way than to reload. Factory loads will be loaded with quality components and if it is reputable, be accurate. But those factory loads are built to standards that work in any rifle out there but that may not be perfect for your rifle. Reloading will allow you to tailor the round to be just right. Such as adjusting the amount of powder (to get a specific velocity), the type powder, the type of projectile, how far the bullet is set from the lands of the rifling, or how far the case is resized (for bolt actions, you can resize just enough for your chamber whereas factory loads will be to SAMMI specs and have more headspace). And there are other tricks that can be done to improve the load for your rifle. Too many to list for this article.

11. Do you hunt?

You can hand craft your hunting load using just the bullet you want, at just the velocity you want, and tailor the accuracy to be better than factory. And you also would get the satisfaction of using your own handload during the hunt.

12. Does your family like you?

You're going to spend a bunch of time in the basement or garage. Do you need to get away for the family for stretches of time? Do they need you to get away for stretches of time? Who knows really, but as long as my "chores" are done, the time spent by myself loading is peaceful and stress free.

S.C.O.P.E.

Erie County SCOPE Chapter holds monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings are located at Harvey D. Morin VFW Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 and begin at 7pm.

Erie County Chapter

Carl Leas
Chairman
carlpride[at]msn.com
716-656-0350

Frain Boncore
Secretary
frankboncore[at]hotmail.com
716-674-3523

Please show your support for your 2nd amendment rights with your membership to the NRA and SCOPE. There are many links through these organizations to support your gun rights. Be pro-active in contacting your politicians.

2017 Winter Newsletter

January 12th, 2017

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club!  Meet your fellow enthusiasts.

Next meetings: 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17 @ 7:30 pm.

Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $2 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!

Membership

Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site https://bostonvalleycs.com.  Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8792 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

What's happening @ your club?

  • Pistol:
    Dear Pistol Shooters,

    I am planning on starting the Winter League January 26th 2017 the first relay beginning at 6pm, a second starting at 7pm, and a third relay starting at 8pm.

    Tuesday will be open shooting only with Thursday reserved for league shooting.

    Each week two national matches per relay will be shot for score at the 25 yard line.  You can shoot one gun (22 cal.) or two guns (22 cal. and CF) for a score each week.

    Come out, have fun and shoot the league.  It will be great to see you again.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 337-3555 or e-mail cwfjr45[at]gmail[dot]com.

    Cliff

    Winter Schedule – 10 Weeks

    Thursday: January 26
    Thursday: February 2, 9, 16, 23
    Thursday: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Thursday: April 6 – Make up

  • Open Pistol Shooting: Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Members’ range fee is $4 and nonmembers’ fee is $8 per night. All are welcome but we encourage frequent non-members to become members and support the club. Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.

  • Trap League:  Fall trap? Are you serious? It's still in the high 80's, with very high humidity suited to summer shooting.  Alas, it is September & actual fall is only 2 weeks away, so follow through we must!  3 weeks into the league there are 32 shooters, so far, compared to 41 for the fall league last year, with hopefully more to follow. All shooters have until the 22nd of Sept. to sign up for our league. Things have gone fairly well so far with enough of the weekly faithful coming out to keep the well oiled machine we call the BVCS trap program running with only minor distractions. Thank you to those people!  As stated earlier, there is still time to get involved. Thanks; Trap Person.

  • Suburban Pistol: League continues into January and February, the complete schedule can be found at the end of the Newsletter.

  • BVCS Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle Matches:

    Spring 2017 Schedule

    BVCS Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle Matches using .22 cal. Rim fire rifles & Air Rifles

    • Shooting position is off-hand standing with the target 50 feet.
    • The sport is designed so that expensive special equipment is NOT required.
    • It is possible to be competitive with equipment you may already own.
    • There is a maximum weight on scoped or open sight guns of 8.5 pounds for
    • Light Rifle, any heavier would be considered Heavy Rifle.
    • We will have 2 classes of competitors: Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle.
    • Slings or other devices that provide artificial support are not allowed.
    • A match consists of one completed target with 30 record shots per target.
    • Each target has two sighter targets & ten record targets with three shots on each.
    • Shooters are given 5 min. for sighters.
    • Shooters are given 40 min. for record shots on 10 bulls.
    • Target used is the NRA Official Light Rifle Target A-32 (2 together)
    • A perfect match score is 300.
    • Registration and a one-time weigh in of each rifle is required before shooting the matches.
    • Cost per match is $4.00 ( paid before shooting )
    • A prepay $40.00 for 8 matches to secure a time slot and range position is available. Any additional scores would be $4.00.
    • You may shoot ahead or behind for all dates.
    • You may shoot unlimited matches & your top 8 scores will be for record.
    • Prizes based on number of competitors.
    • Pizza Party: April 19th after the matches

      Match Dates

      March: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
      April: 5, 12, 19

      Relays: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm

      Reminders:
      • Non-members MUST sign insurance waiver forms
      • You may compete in BOTH light and heavy rifle matches, but required to pay $4 for each match
      • Shooting positions are on a first come paid basis unless you prepay $40 for 8 weeks reserving a time slot and range position

  • Air Pistol: Schedule for 2017:
    • Relay starts at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm on Wednesdays
    • Cost is $4.00 to shoot per score
    • A prepay $40.00 for 8 weeks will secure a time slot and range position
    • Any additional scores would be $4.00 ( unlimited shoots- top 8 scores used)
    • Pellets available to purchase as needed
    • If you need to borrow an air pistol (call first) 867-4814
    • Distance is 33 feet, sighters shots & 40 shots for record

      Match Dates

      August: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
      September: 6, 13, 20

      Pizza party after the matches on the 20thAny questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814.

  • Trap: Trap has been dormant for the winter season since the Fall Trap League finished in Late October. The next shooting will occur on March 26th, April 2nd & April 9th.  These are the dates for the WNY Winter League that shoot at many local clubs. This will be a busy & profitable time for our club.  Any & all trap help will be greatly appreciated along with some friendly bartenders. The Young guns have agreed to do the kitchen duty with the trap program paying all expenses for them. Food, coffee, donuts, etc.

    The BVCS Spring league will begin on April 23rd & run for 10 weeks. As always, we look forward to seeing & serving members & other participants at our shooting endeavors.
    Thank You; Trap

  • Young Guns: For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.

  • Website: We try to keep the website as current as possible.  Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information. https://bostonvalleycs.com/

  • Newsletter: The next Newsletter will be out in early May 2017; the deadline for information will be April 30th, 2017. Please email information you would like to have published, or to add/edit/remove your email address, to Ryan Rosiek at rosiek56[at]gmail[dot]com. Copies of the current Newsletter are available at the club or on the website.

S.C.O.P.E.

Erie County SCOPE Chapter holds monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings are located at Harvey D. Morin VFW Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 and begin at 7pm.

Erie County Chapter

Carl Leas
Chairman
carlpride[at]msn.com
716-656-0350

Frain Boncore
Secretary
frankboncore[at]hotmail.com
716-674-3523

Please show your support for your 2nd amendment rights with your membership to the NRA and SCOPE. There are many links through these organizations to support your gun rights. Be pro-active in contacting your politicians

2016 Fall Newsletter

September 10th, 2016

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club!  Meet your fellow enthusiasts.  Next meetings: 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19 @ 7:30 pm.  Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $2 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!

Fund Raiser: $5 Gun Raffle

  • Mike Brown has volunteered to be chairman of our $5 Gun Raffle. Should you have any questions or need tickets his number is 548-4940. Tickets should always be available at the club. Tickets are now available for our drawing to be held on November 21st. First prize is a 243 Winchester Bolt Action or $500 cash. Second and third prizes are $50 and $25 respectively. Profits benefit DEC Camp and building maintenance. Only 500 tickets are available. So let’s try and sell them all.

Membership

  • Hopefully everyone has received their dues invoices and dues are paid up. If you haven’t received your notice please contact Dave Brooks at 649-8762.
  • Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site http://bostonvalleycs.com.  Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8792 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

What's happening @ your club?

  • Pistol: Our fall House Pistol League begins on Thursday, September 29th. As usual, there will be three relays; 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Please see the complete schedule at the end of the Newsletter.
  • Open Pistol Shooting: Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Members’ range fee is $4 and nonmembers’ fee is $8 per night. All are welcome but we encourage frequent non-members to become members and support the club. Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.
  • Trap League:  Fall trap? Are you serious? It's still in the high 80's, with very high humidity suited to summer shooting.  Alas, it is September & actual fall is only 2 weeks away, so follow through we must!  3 weeks into the league there are 32 shooters, so far, compared to 41 for the fall league last year, with hopefully more to follow. All shooters have until the 22nd of Sept. to sign up for our league. Things have gone fairly well so far with enough of the weekly faithful coming out to keep the well oiled machine we call the BVCS trap program running with only minor distractions. Thank you to those people!  As stated earlier, there is still time to get involved. Thanks; Trap Person.
  • Suburban Pistol: We’ll be starting again on Wednesday, October 5th. The complete schedule can be found at the end of the Newsletter.
  • BVCS Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle Matches: Spring 2017 Schedule, Matches using .22 cal rim fire rifles & air rifles.
    Shooting position is off-hand standing with the target 50 feet.
    The sport is designed so that expensive special equipment is NOT required.
    It is possible to be competitive with equipment you may already own.
    There is a maximum weight on scoped or open sight guns of 8.5 pounds for
    Light Rifle, any heavier would be considered Heavy Rifle.
    We will have 2 classes of competitors: Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle.
    Slings or other devices that provide artificial support are not allowed.
    A match consists of one completed target with 30 record shots per target.
    Each target has two sighter targets & ten record targets with three shots on each.
    Shooters are given 5 min.for sighters.
    Shooters are given 40 min.for record shots on 10 bulls.
    Target used is the NRA Official Light Rifle Target A-32 (2 together)
    A perfect match score is 300.
    Registration and a one time weigh in of each rifle is required before shooting the matches.
    Cost per match is $4.00 ( paid before shooting )
    A prepay $40.00 for 8 matches to secure a time slot and range position is
    available. Any additional scores would be $4.00
    You may shoot ahead or behind for all dates.
    You may shoot unlimited matches & your top 8 scores will be for record.
    Prizes based on number of competitors.
    PIzza Party : April 19th after the matches
    MATCH DATES : MARCH : 1,8,15,22,29
    APRIL. : 5,13,19
    Relays : 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
    REMINDER: non-members MUST sign insurance waiver forms
    REMINDER: you may compete in BOTH Light & Heavy Rifle matches
    but required to pay $4.00 for each match
    REMINDER: shooting positions are on a first come paid basis unless you
    are a prepay $40.00 for 8 weeks reserving a time slot and
    range position.
    ANY questions call : Jerry or Betty Dobson at 867-4814
  • Air Pistol: The 2016 air pistol began on Wednesdays in August. Air Pistol League times will be relays at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm. Also, a prepay of $40 will secure a time slot and range position for the 8 weeks. Walk in is still $4 but only the 6 pm and 8 pm are available at this time. Cost is $4 per relay. Pellets are available to purchase as needed. If you need to borrow an air pistol please call prior to the match, 867-4814. Distance is 33 feet.  After sighter shots, 40 shots are taken for the record. Dates are as follows: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sept. 7, 14, 21 Pizza party will be held after the match on Sept. 21st.

    2017 Schedule
    Relay starts at 6pm,7pm,8pm on Wednesdays
    Cost is $4.00 to shoot per score
    A prepay $40.00 for 8 weeks will secure a time slot and range position
    Any additional scores would be $4.00 ( unlimited shoots- top 8 scores used)
    Pellets available to purchase as needed
    If you need to borrow an air pistol ( call 1st) 867-4814
    Distance is 33 feet. Sighters shots & 40 shots for record.
    DATES: August. 2,9,16,23,30
    September. 6,13,20 Pizza party after the matches on the 20th
    Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814
  • Young Guns: For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.
  • 2017 Lottery Calendar Raffle: Our new orange 2017 Calendars are available at the club. This is a fantastic fund raiser for the club and could even be better if we have a sellout. Calendars are a $20 donation with an opportunity to win every day in 2017. Your number may come in more than once. Winners are based on the PA evening 3 digit lottery number. You do not have to watch the numbers. Checks will automatically be mailed out at the end of each month. There will be an Early Bird drawing for paid tickets returned by November 10, 2016. They make great gifts.
  • Clubhouse Rental: The clubhouse will be used by one of our members on Friday, October 7th.
  • Website: We try to keep the website as current as possible.  Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information. http://bostonvalleycs.com/
  • Newsletter: The next Newsletter will be out in early January. The deadline for information will be December 31st, 2016. Please email information you would like to have published, or to add or remove your email address please email Mary Beth Rosiek at rosiek56[at]gmail[dot]com. Copies of the current Newsletter are available at the club or on the website.

S.C.O.P.E.

Erie County SCOPE Chapter holds monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 7pm at ‘The Chicken Coop’, VFW Post 8113, 299 Lydecker Rd. in West Seneca. Located at the intersection where East & West Rd. ends at Lydecker.

Erie County Chapter

Carl Leas Chairman
carlpride[at]msn.com
716-656-0350

Herb Berry, Treasurer
hsberry1[at]localnet.com
716-825-4174

Frain Boncore, Secretary
frankboncore[at]hotmail.com
716-674-3523

Please show your support for your 2nd amendment rights with your membership to the NRA and SCOPE. There are many links through these organizations to support your gun rights. Be pro-active in contacting your politicians.

Upcoming Events

June 29, 2017 6:00pm
Spring Trap League

July 17, 2017 7:30pm
Member Meeting

July 20, 2017 7:00pm
SCOPE Chapter Meeting
Harvey D. Morin VFW Post, 965 Center Road, West Seneca, NY 14224

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