This was an unscheduled match that was put together over the last 2 weeks.
It was decided that since there were no local matches in the area before the NRFTC at Crosman, that we would put together 1 last practice match. I brought the targets and the shooters set up the course as they saw fit.
The write up and results can be found here:http://www.bcsportsmen.org/ft/scores.html#June23
Thanks to all that came out and we'll see you in a couple of weeks at Crosman!
It was a ton of fun!
And it really shows that no undue hardship has to fall on the MD in the preparation of a Match. Left to our own devices and Imaginations (or should I say "Machinations"), the course turned out to be fun and very challenging.
I was happy that the shoot evidenced a few possible sources of mistakes:
1.- I tried to shoot the offhand lane with the sling, but sling and jacket do not "jive" well for offhand. Sling without a shooting jacket is a terrific combination, but that combo is better suited to the hunting field where you do NOT tromp around the woods with a shooting jacket on.
2.- Dark sunglasses are a nuisance when you are faced with VERY dark lanes. Yellow glasses are an asset under those conditions.
It was also very gratifying to hit a few targets with the wild wind that "erupted" towards the end of the rifle round. It re-inforced the idea that once winds exceed the 7 mph line, "he who dares, wins".
Some photos of the event:
Setting up the lanes and the sighting in targets:
Sighting in done, all paper targets had to be put away:
A lull in the action:
You can actually see Greg thinking "Why the h.... did I have to allow Ray to put up this insane lane?!"
The shoot in full swing:
Old, not so old, and new faces at the shoot:
Our "offhand practice run" was very rewarding; as my very wise wife said about my attempt to shoot offhand with the sling during the rifle shoot: "If it ain´t broke, DON'T fix it!" ROFL!, perhaps I should have suggested a shoot-off with Ray (Spring-Piston rifle offhand vs. PCP pistol, seated), but we were all getting hungry, LOL!
It was, as always is in Binghamton, a GREAT shoot!
Thanks Pat and Greg!