We did it again!
Only 6 shooters this time but two newbies, and we had 2 new stages to test out. I built a tank trap out of 7' long 4x4's and we swapped out the barrels with a pyramid stack of sm. square hay bales.
The weather made a bit of a challenge too. Temps were cooler with overcast skies and a 5-10 mph wind that was coming over your left shoulder ... most of the time. That doesn't sound like much wind, but it doesn't take much to blow a subsonic 22 round off target at 100 yards. In fact most all of the hits on that target were on the lower right area of the circle. I was holding about 2" left of center and still impacting a little right and low.
There were also a few more mental errors yesterday. Nothing safety related, but I think there were 4 instances where people shot one round at the wrong target and didn't get credit for a hit. Two of the occurrences were on the dice. One shooter rolled 75, 75, 100, but instead shot 75, 100, 100 and didn't get credit for the middle shot. Other times, shooters lost count and shot too many rounds before switching targets/positions. Just goes to show, when you think you've run out of ways to throw away points, you surprise yourself.
Sorry, not much for pictures this time. We were short on spectators and everyone had a job timing, spotting hits, scorekeeping, etc. The few pictures I took were mostly blackmail photos of people swinging the chicken.
It looks like a couple of us will be talking to the ABC Sportsmen's group on October 2 to see if they are interested in running something more official by NRL22.org standards. I wasn't able to go to the Holmen R&G event, but I checked in with one of the guys there afterward and it sounded like they had about a dozen shooters and it went very well.
- September 22 Match.pdf
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