COSSA Closed Until Further Notice

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News From Cossa.

COSSA PARK CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: BLM FIRE MANDATE

We are at IFPL 4 which mandates closure of COSSA Park… Watch the main Cossa website for future updates (on the right side of the main page below the picture). All gates are locked to prevent access.

That means unless a big weather change The Great Basin Rifle Match for August will be canceled.

If there are any changes I will let you all know.

Brownie

July Match Results with Adobe Walls Battle

Headlines: New shooters (Joe and Mark) and the Adobe Walls Battle team event was held – see picture below.

Here are the results of the July Match.

MatchWinnerScoreGun
Mid Range MatchDan19/2040-65
Big Bore Lever MatchDoc17/2040-70
Military Bolt MatchTommy20/2030-40 Krag.
Military Single Shot MatchGary17/2045-70 Trap Door
22 Rim Fire Match (tie)Dan19/2022 LR
25 Cal. MatchJoe20/2025-20 Win
Pistol Cal. Lever Gun MatchBrownie16/2044-40

There are updates to the high scores for the year based on the July Match results at the link here.

 

2017 Adobe Walls Battle winning team L to R: Jeff, Brownie, Mark, Gary, Butch

 

 

Tommy and Doc dressed up for the military matches

 

 

View of the firing line from the 1200 yard targets

 

Three years of Adobe Walls Battle trophies

 

 

June Match Results and July Preview

Headlines: New shooter (pic below) and the Adobe Walls Battle team event is rescheduled for the July Match on July 22nd – don’t miss it.

Here are the results of the June Match.

MatchWinnerScoreGun
Buffalo MatchDan26/3245-100
Mid Range MatchDan17/2040-65
Big Bore Lever MatchSkip18/2040-50 Bottle Neck Sharps
Military Bolt MatchSkip19/206.5 Swed. Mau.
Military Single Shot MatchGary16/2045-70 Trap Door
22 Rim Fire Match (tie)Brownie, Dan19/2022 LR
25 Cal. MatchSkip17/2025-20 Win
Pistol Cal. Lever Gun MatchBrownie16/2044-40

There are updates to the high scores for the year based on the June Match results at the link here.

 

New shooter joins Buffalo Match

 

 

 

Buffalo shooters on the range

 

 

Pinkerton resting up for the next match

 

May 2017 Match Results

Here are the results of the May Match.

MatchWinnerScoreGun
Buffalo MatchSkip22/3245-90
Mid Range MatchChris20/2045-70
Big Bore Lever MatchSkip16/2040-50 Bottle Neck Sharps
Military Bolt MatchTommy18/2030-40 Krag
Military Single Shot MatchTommy15/2045-70
22 Rim Fire MatchBrownie18/2022 LR
25 Cal. MatchChris17/2025-20 Win
Pistol Cal. Lever Gun MatchBrownie18/2044-40

There are updates to the high scores for the year based on the May Match results at the link here.

 

Brownie dusting off a target

 

 

 

Pinkerton riveted by the exciting shooting

 

 

Tweedledum and Tweedledee

April 2017 Match Results – Igor gets his first win

Headlines: First match of 2017.  First time win for Igor.  Weather was not too cold and not too hot.

Individual match results were as follows:

MatchWinnerScore 
Buffalo MatchIgor21/32
Mid Range MatchChris20/20
Big Bore Lever Gun MatchChris20/20
Military Bolt MatchSkip19/20
Military Single Shot MatchBrownie13/20
22 Rim Fire MatchChris18/20
25 Cal. MatchChris17/20
Pistol Caliber Lever Gun MatchBrownie13/20

See high scores list here: http://greatbasinsharpshooters.com/range-events/high-scores/ .

Nice outfits and facial hair. The way to go for a buffalo match with typical period attire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-national peacekeeping force, complete with flag.

 

Igor gets his first win in the buffalo match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best way to arrive at Cossa to win the buffalo match for the first time.  Note 1200 yard target clearing at upper right.

 

Great Basin 2017 Schedule

Howdy All

Here are the dates for our 2017 shooting schedule.

There are some changes from last year so read carefully.  The Buffalo Match is changing, the Billy Dixon schedule is changing and some other matches are moving.  Also, we now have a security gate since last Fall.

  • April: 28, 29, 30
  • May: 26, 27, 28
  • June: 23, 24, 25 – Adobe Walls Battle
  • July: 21, 22, 23
  • Aug: 25, 26, 27
  • Sept: 22, 23, 24
  • Oct: 27, 28, 29

Also please read The Event Attire Link here. Let’s all try to dress more closely to that concept this season for the Buffalo Match.

Due to complaints of back fatigue, leg fatigue, rump fatigue we have had to shorten the Buffalo Match to accommodate the “angry old white men”.

Friday starting at 8:00 AM

  • World War II and earlier Military Bolt Action Rifle Match: 200 yds. to 500 yds.
  • Pre 1900 Military Single Shot Rifle Match: 200 yds. to 500 yds.
  • Lever Action Big Bore Match: 200 yds. to 500 yds.
  • All matches 28 rds. each including sighters (2 sighters and 5 for score at each range).

Friday starting at 1:00 PM: Range open for practice.

Saturday starting at 8:00 AM

  • Buffalo Match: 700 yds. to 1000 yds. or 800 yds. to 1200 yds.
  • 40 rds. including sighters (2 sighters and 8 for score at each range).

Saturday starting at PM

  • Mid Range Rifle Match: 300 yds. to 600 yds.
  • 28 rds. including sighters (2 sighters and 5 for score at each range).

Sunday starting at 8:00 AM

  • Vintage 22 cal. Rimfire Rifle Match: 50 yds. to 200 yds.
  • Vintage 25 cal. Rifle Match: 50 yds. to 200 yds.
  • Pistol cal. Lever Action Rifle Match: 50 yds. to 200 yds.
  • All matches 28 rds. each including sighters (2 sighters and 5 for score at each range).

June 24th

  • The 3nd Annual Adobe Walls Battle. This is a team match, teams drawn from the hat. No individual scores. This is the match of the year don’t miss it.

The Billy Dixon Renegade Match will only be engaged at the Adobe Walls Battle.

We will have the Berdan Sharpshooters target up most months to be tried at shooters leisure.

New Security Gate

  • There is a new security gate on the West entrance this year. Please use our event combination you receive in email.
  • Please do not use the East gate. It is combination operated.

Warmest Regards

Brownie

October 2016 Match Results – New Billy Dixon Member – Final High Scores

Headlines: Final match of 2016 – high scores lock in.  Skip hits the renegade twice and joins the Billy Dixon Society!  Dave brings a new shooter John and they both bring brand new Henry 45-70s.

Individual match results were as follows:

MatchWinnerScore 
Buffalo MatchJohn28/40
Mid Range MatchDan20/20
Big Bore Lever Gun MatchSkip19/20
Military Bolt MatchTommy20/20
Military Single Shot MatchTommy17/20
22 Rim Fire MatchBrownie16/20
25 Cal. MatchSkip20/20
Pistol Caliber Lever Gun MatchBrownie15/20

 

High score trophies went to the 4 below and Skip.  See high scores here: http://greatbasinsharpshooters.com/range-events/previous-years-high-scores/ – the ongoing results for 2017 will be tracked here: http://greatbasinsharpshooters.com/range-events/high-scores/ – currently empty.

2016 High Score Trophy winners L to R: Brownie for Pistol Caliber Lever Gun and Quarter Bore, Bert for Buffalo, Dan for Mid Range and 22, Tommy for Military Bolt (not pictured Skip for Big Bore Lever Gun and Simon for Military Single Shot)
2016 High Score Trophy winners L to R: Brownie for Pistol Caliber Lever Gun and Quarter Bore, Bert for Buffalo, Dan for Mid Range and 22, Tommy for Military Bolt (not pictured Skip for Big Bore Lever Gun and Simon for Military Single Shot)

 

Brownie, performing the complex and deep calculations to determine trophy distribution
Brownie, performing the complex and deep calculations to determine trophy distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tommy and Skip modelling with the new buffalo mascot
Tommy and Skip modelling with the new buffalo mascot

 

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Dave and John (new shooter with us) breaking in their matching brand new Henry 45-70s

 

John, shooting his new Henry, getting lots of advice from Dave, who brought him, as well as Brownie and Bert
John shooting his new Henry came to his first match, getting lots of advice from Dave who brought him as well as from Brownie and Bert

September 2016 Match Results

Here are the results of the September Match.

MatchWinnerScoreGun
Buffalo MatchSkip31/4045-90
Mid Range MatchDan20/2040-65
Big Bore Lever MatchBrownie14/2040-60
Military Bolt MatchSkip20/206.5×55
Military Single Shot MatchBrownie17/2045-70
22 Rim Fire MatchBrownie18/2022 RF
25 Cal. MatchBrownie13/2025-20 SS
Pistol Cal. Lever Gun MatchChris14/2044 Mag

There are updates to the high scores for the year based on the September Match results at the link here.

 

September Buffalo Match winners L to R: Butch, Skip 1st, Brownie
September Buffalo Match winners L to R: Butch 2nd, Skip 1st, Brownie 3rd

 

September Mid Range Match winners L to R: Butch 2nd, Dan 1st, Brownie 3rd
September Mid Range Match winners L to R: Butch 2nd, Dan 1st, Brownie 3rd

 

September Military Bolt winners L to R: Butch 3rd, Skip 1st (Doc 2nd - not pictured)
September Military Bolt winners L to R: Butch 3rd, Skip 1st (Doc 2nd – not pictured)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Military Single Shot winners L to R: Dan 3rd, Brownie 1st, Skip 2nd
September Military Single Shot winners L to R: Dan 3rd, Brownie 1st, Skip 2nd

 

September Big Bore Lever Gun Match winners L to R: Skip 2nd, Brownie 1st, Chris 3rd
September Big Bore Lever Gun Match winners L to R: Skip 2nd, Brownie 1st, Chris 3rd

 

September 22 Match winners L to R: Chris 2nd, Brownie 1st, Skip 3rd
September 22 Cal Match winners L to R: Chris 2nd, Brownie 1st, Skip 3rd

 

September 25 Cal Match winners L to R: Butch 3rd, Brownie 1st, Skip 2nd
September 25 Cal Match winners L to R: Butch 3rd, Brownie 1st, Skip 2nd

 

September Big Bore Lever Match winners L to R: Brownie 3rd, Chris 1st, Dan 2nd
September Pistol Cal Lever Match winners L to R: Brownie 3rd, Chris 1st, Dan 2nd

 

Our Motto
Our Motto?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brownie on air-conditioned Quad
Brownie on air-conditioned Quad

 

Skip's high tech blow tube
Skip’s high tech blow tube

COSSA Gate changes for September 2016 Match

Howdy Folks,

Here it is September, summers over, fall is here. Get a jacket on for some cool mornings but beautiful afternoons. Grab those guns and come on out to the September Great Basin Rifle Match on 23, 24, and 25.

Friday September 23, starting at 8:00 AM we will shoot
•Bolt Action Military Rifle
•Breech Loading Military Rifle
•Mid Range Rifle

Saturday September 24
•Starting at 8:00 AM: Buffalo Match, 700 yds. to 1000 yds.
•PM: Lever Action Big Bore, time permitting

Sunday September 25, starting at 8:00 we will shoot
•22 Cal. Vintage Rifle
•25 Cal. Vintage Rifle
•Lever Action Pistol Cal. Rifle

Heads up! The new gate on the West entrance to the range is now operational. By now anyone that is a COSSA member has received their entrance code. Guess what? Do not use it on the Great Basin Rifle match weekend. There is an event code that you should use. All invitees were sent an email with the code. If you did not get it, please contact me or any match coordinator for the code.

We will have the Berdan Sharpshooters target up at the match coordinators discretion.

Period clothing appreciated.

See you at the range.

Brownie

August 2016 Match Results – Tommy and Dan shoot 20 out of 20, two new Billy Dixon members

Headlines: Tommy won the Military Bolt Match with a perfect score of 20 and Dan did the same on the 22 Match (both taking high score for the year).  Willy and Igor became the two newest members of the Billy Dixon Society .

Individual match results were as follows:

MatchWinnerScoreGun
Buffalo MatchDan26/4045-90
Mid Range MatchJeff18/2045-70
Military Bolt MatchTommy20/2030-40
Military Single Shot MatchDoc16/2045-70
22 Rim Fire MatchDan20/2022
25 Cal. MatchSkip10/2025-20

 

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August Buffalo Match winners L to R: Jeff 3rd, Butch 2nd, Dan 1st

 

August Mid Range Match winners: Willy 2nd, Jeff 1st, Butch 2nd (tie was overall and at each range)
August Mid Range Match winners L to R: Willy 2nd, Jeff 1st, Butch 2nd (tie was overall and at each range)

 

August Military Bolt winners L to R: Tommy 1st, Willy 2nd, Doc 3rd
August Military Bolt Winners L to R: Tommy 1st, Willy 2nd, Doc 3rd

 

August Military Single Shot winners L to R: Butch 2nd, Doc 1st, Willy 3rd
August Military Single Shot winners L to R: Butch 2nd, Doc 1st, Willy 3rd

 

Cheap labor
Cheap labor

 

Wiring for sound
Wiring for sound

 

Tommy having a good day
Tommy having a good day

 

Shooters on the Firing Line
Shooters on the firing line