On Sunday, a members and public day at the Juneau Gun Club, 13 individuals participated in a First annual Side-by-Side (double-barrel shotgun) fun shoot. It was a beautiful, sun-rich, early spring Juneau day with temperatures reaching in the mid 50s.
Match rules required using a side-by-side shotgun in two different events. The first event was a standard, 16-yard, 5-post, 25-shot trap event. The second event was a 16-yard continental, 5-post, 25-shot trap event. A continental event is when the “bird” leaves the trap house in is allowed to go high, or wide, or low similar to an actual hunting event.
The fun shoot participants and their scores were:
Shooter Stand Trap/25 Continental Trap/25 Total Score/50
Doug Solberg 22 (winner) 18 40/50 (overall winner)
Sandy Bicknell 19 20 (winner) 39/50
Hank Masters 19 18 37/50
Tom Boutin 17 18 35/50
Lance Solberg 15 18 5/50
Mal Menzies 13 14 27/50
Scott Yarnell 13 12 25/50
Dennis Travis 13 9 22/50
Ted Schwarting 12 7 19/50
Gerald Harvey 8 10 18/50
Jerry Burnett 12 3 5/50
Sherman Johnson 10 5 15/50
Fred Bergander 11 3 14/50
It must be noted that 10 participants shot 12-gauge side-by-sides, two shot 20-gauge and one shot a 16-gauge-side by-side shotgun. The two winners, Doug Solberg and Sandy Bicknell, each shot a 1904 and a 1924 Parker Hale, classic side-by-side shotgun.