Air rifle field target is, quite simply, one of the toughest shooting challenges that any target shooter can face.
The inaugural season of the Crosman National Field Target Series (CNS) kicked off in October and it’s already a West Coast - East Coast battle.
The Northeast has the top five positions in the Crosman National Field Target Series. Hans Apelles of Somers, NY leads all rifle shooters with 256 points, all done with a Crosman 1720T pistol fitted with the shoulder stock that comes with the airgun. Craig Evans of Bethlehem, PA shoots the same gun in its standard configuration and leads the pistol competition with 200 points.
Over 100 air rifle and air pistol competitors are expected for the Crosman All-American Field Target Championship.
In addition to the main rifle event, this year will also feature a pistol match, the Quigley Bucket Match and the Pyramyd Air Gunslinger match.
Astoundingly, Gibson has only been to the National Championship twice since 2015—finishing just short of the overall title both years with a silver medal.