The Down East Garand Shooters held their third annual awards banquet at the Pig Palace on January 21st. After a magnificent feast, outstanding awards for the 2011 shooting season were presented. The awards for most improved shooter and high were also presented. This year’s most improved shooter was Jimmy Varner who’s 2011 average score improved 14 points over 2010. High shooter honors this year went to Lenn Norment with a score of 288-4X.

I recently bought a Big Blue Scope stand and it was missing a few parts. It was in need of a couple of knobs, a screw, and the female side of the scope mounting bracket. This bracket is a specialized piece, specific to this particular scope head. In order to make the scope head operable, I had to have this bracket. I contacted Creedmoor Sports and they referred me to the manufacturer of the Big Blue stands, Competition Machine Inc.

Once again, the Down East Garand Shooters celebrated the new year in style with a wonderful banquet at the Pig Palace, appropriately enough, not far from the club’s home range. The food was delicious and the camaraderie was excellent. Awards were given to top shooters from 2010 and several items were raffled off to members, including shooting timers, bore snakes, and a Turner National Match leather sling.