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American Creedmoor Cup 2017, Lodi, WI

Lodi Creedmoor Cup 2017 winners

The American Creedmoor Cup, arguably one of the most challenging BPCR matches in the USA, was held at Lodi, WI on June 8th & 9th. As with all matches at Lodi it was a great match shot on a great range.

The scores were as follows:
1st place and American Creedmoor Cup Champion is
Zach Taylor with a grand aggregate score of 515-6X
2nd place was Mark Schuenke with a score of 508-8X
3rd place was Cliff Gregg with a score of 504-5X

Obviously it was close and every shot was important right down to the last. Congratulations to Zach for some very fine shooting. I was on the same target with Zach and Mark on Sunday and they certainly had to work for it, the conditions didn't give any points. I was pulling the next target over on Sunday when Cliff shot his 94-1X at 900 yards and it was pretty impressive to watch. Good job guys!

The rest of the shooters finished as follows:
4th place Jim Kluskens (PP) with a score of 486-7X
5th place Brent Danielson (PP) with a score of 459-6X
6th place Ron Walters with a score of 410-1X
7th place John Rousonelos with a score of 389-1X
8th place Ed Force with a score of 383-6X
9th Bill Powell with a score of 380
10th place Rick Chianelli (PP) with a score of 380
11th place Ernie Villegas (Scope) with a score of 331-1X
12th place Paul Gritmacker with a score of 226-2X
13th Ed "Chief" Nezwirski (Scope & PP) with a score of 152, Chief shot just the first day.

The attendance was low unfortunately, but there will be another Cup match at Lodi next year and with more shooters attending it would continue. If you are interested in coming next year, probably in May, some will post the date and details on the Shiloh forum. This is a great match and Lodi is a beautiful range that is well maintained, if you have been there it is worth the trip. If you have questions I will do my best to answer them or I will get you in touch with someone who can.

Lodi NRA Mid Range Regional Championship June 2014

Lodi NRA Mid Range Regional Championship June 2014

From left to right: Mark Schuenke 3rd, Bob Walline 1st, Jim Kluskens 2nd.

This was a two day prone match with shooting at 200, 300, and 600 yards each day.
Robert Walline 567-23X
Jim Kluskens 566-21X
Mark Schuenke 554-15X

Lodi NRA Long Range Regional Championship Match May 2014

Lodi NRA Long Range Regional Championship Match May 2014

Lodi, May 2014 results:

DISTANCE SHOOTER SCORE
800 Yards 1st Jim Kluskens 174.02
800 Yards 2nd Brent Danielson 172.01
800 Yards 3rd Mark Schuenke 159.01
900 Yards 1st Cliff Gregg 178.02
900 Yards 2nd Brent Danielson 178.01
900 Yards 3rd Brian Dyrcz 174.01
1000 Yards 1st Brent Danielson 186.02
1000 Yards 2nd Cliff Gregg 182.03
1000 Yards 3rd Jim Kluskens 181.02
AG 1st Brent Danielson 536.04
AG  2nd Jim Kluskens 521.06
AG 3rd Cliff Gregg 515.06

From left to right:

3rd place:  Cliff Gregg — Cliff used a Winchester 1885 Highwall, with Kelly sights and inserts in the front and rear.  His barrel was a Ron Smith stainless barrel with 32 to 16" gain twist, mounted and chambered by Glenn Fewless using Fewless's reamer.  The rifle weighed 11.5 lbs and the caliber is .45-90.  His load was 83 grs of Swiss 1.5 fg with a 0.060" LDPE wad and Federal GM150M primer with watercolor paper primer wad.   He used a 535 gr Paul Jones Money Bullet, 1 band reduced, cast 20:1 alloy.  His spotters were Mark Schuenke and Barry Ranney.

1st place: Brent Danielson — Brent used an Axtell Model 1877 Sharps sporter, with a Distant Thunder front sight and custom Distant Thunder inserts, and a rear long range soule sight by Montana Vintage Arms.  His barrel was an 16" twist Green Mountain barrel that was mounted and chambered by Al Sledge with his own custom reamer.  The rifle weighed 11 lbs and the caliber is .45-70.  His load was 82.04 grs of Swiss 1.5 fg with a 0.060" Walters fiber wad, and a CCI-BR2 primer.  He used a custom Distant Thunder bulllet mould, making a 537 gr 411 Prolate paper patched bullet, cast of 16:1 alloy.  His spotters were Mike Metzel and Bob Wood.

2nd place: Jim Kluskens 1 (not to be confused with James Kluskens 2 J) —Jim made his own action from a slab of steel and stocked it himself (and it is a really beautiful rifle!).  Jim is the owner of Distant Thunder Products (sights, inserts, moulds, etc), so, not surprisingly, he used his own sights, both front and rear, and his own custom inserts.  His barrel was an 18" twist Badger that was mounted and chambered by Glenn Fewless using Danielson's reamer.  The rifle weighed 13.5 lbs and the caliber is .45-70.  His load was 82.0 grs of Swiss 1.5 fg with a 0.060" LDPE wad, and a Remington 2.5 primer.  He also made his own custom bullet mould, a 540 gr elliptical paper patched bullet, cast of 12:1 alloy.  His spotters were James Kluskens (2) and Arnie Seitz.

Lodi, WI, Mother's Day match in May 2010.

Lodi, WI Mother's Day match 2010

From left to right:

1st place:  Jim Kluskens — Shiloh Sharps, .45-90, Badger barrel, Distant Thunder sights.  520 gr paper patched bullet from a Distant Thunder mould, 100 gr Swiss 1.5 fg powder, no lube, and Starline brass.

2nd place:  Bob Walline — C. Sharps 1885 Winchester Highwall, .45-100, Badger barrel, Montana Vintage Arms sights.  530 gr Fred Leeth mould, 88 gr Swiss 1.5 fg powder, SPG lube.

3rd place:  Brent Danielson — Axtell 1877 Sharps, .45-90, Badger barrel, Montana Vintage Arms sights, 512 gr and 537 gr paper patched prolate bullet, Distant Thunder mould, 105 gr Swiss 1.5 fg powder, no lube, Starline brass.

Lodi, June 2010 results (one-day 45-shot match at 800, 900 & 1000 yards):
1st: Ray Hanson with 413-11X. 2nd place: Glenn Fewless with 413-9X.
3rd place: Jim Kluskens with 407-9X.

Lodi Sept 09

Lodi, WI, September 2009.

  • 1st Place: Glenn Fewless with a score of 800-9X.
  • 2nd place: Brent Danielson with a score of 775-7X.
  • 3rd place: Jim Kluskens with a score of 768-6X.

This was a two-day 90-shot match at 800, 900 & 1000 yards. Brent and Jim were shooting paper patched bullets from Distant Thunder moulds.

Lodi May 09

Lodi, May 2009. Jim Kluskens and Glenn Fewless discuss the wind conditions as Glenn gets ready to shoot his 900-yard relay.

  • Jim Kluskens went on to win the match with a score of 773-7X.
  • Robert Saathoff finished in 2nd place with 738-6X.
  • George Remington was 3rd with 734-6X.

This was a two-day 90-shot match at 800, 900 & 1000 yds.

Lodi creedmoor match Sept 07

At the Lodi, WI, creedmoor match in September 2007.

Left to right are Anthony Pappalardo (7th place), Jim Kluskens a.k.a. Distant Thunder (2nd place), and Glenn Fewless (1st place). Glenn and Jim used Distant Thunder long-range front sights and inserts.

1000 yard line at Lodi in Sept 2007

The 1000 yard firing line at Lodi, WI in September 2007.

Jim Kluskens, O'Hare Tool, Inc., W8515 County Road N, PO Box 138, Niagara, WI 54151, 715-251-3839