Michael Kerwood continued his torrid shooting on Sunday at the Salonie Creek Rifle Range. 

The Kodiak marksman gunned down a score of 400 to top a field of eight in the fourth rimfire match of the season. 

Kerwood hit 32 bullseyes — nine more than any other shooter. Runner-up Ryan Kitka found the center 20 times to rack up 398 points. Velma Vining was third with 396 points and 22 bullseyes. 

“Although we enjoyed sunny skies, the wind bewildered most of us with changing impacts fired downrange,” Kerwood wrote in an email to the Daily Mirror. 

Kerwood explained that rimfire rounds have a top speed of 1,100 feet per second instead of centerfire rounds that have velocities three times that. Rimfire targets are set at 50 and 100 yards, while centerfire matches haves targets at 200 yards. 

“Therefore the bullets are exposed to the effects of wind drift for a much longer time and move off point of aim much further,” Kerwood wrote. 

The next shoot is 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Entry fee is $8, with proceeds going to the Kodiak Island Sportsman’s Association. Set up begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Salonie Creek Rifle Range, 11.5 miles south of Kodiak city.


1. Michael Kerwood, 400 points (32 bullseyes); 2. Ryan Kitka, 398 (20); 3. Velma Vining, 396 (22); 4. Jon King, 396 (17); 5. Bob White, 395 (23); 6. Andy Finke, 393 (19); 7. Erik Berggren, 393 (13); 8. John Wyszkowski, 381 (13).  

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