Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Cat target on Commercial Row.
Rock River hot dogs on Commercial Row.
NRA Trash Can. They had an NRA hatchet at the NRA store. I gues you could use it to chop some NRA kindling for your NRA campfire.
10 shots offhand at 200, 10 shots prone rapid at 300, 10 shots prone slow fire at 600. Just like the Presidents 100 but with a two man team. Pair firing required at 200 and 600. (Two shooters alternating on one target.) Justin Utley and I shot this a couple years ago and came in 10th. 600 points would be a perfect score.
We shared our point with a National Guard team and two guys from Tennessee. The Tenn guys weren't competitive but the Guard team was very experienced. Utley and I wanted to shoot well. We were relay one and started off first standing at 200. When we got rolling I looked back and noticed the Tennesseans had torn our scorecard in half so they each could score one of us. I didn't let them live that down. We shot OK and went to the pits. Most of the Texas team had managed to be squadded together. Fun time. Good warm-up for the team match tomorrow.
We came out of the pits to shoot 300 and got to watch the Guard. They really knew their stuff. Good shooting and coaching in some tricky winds. At 600 they were just as smooth. Team shooters really can help each other out with coaching and wind calls. When I was shooting 300, (10 shots in 70 seconds with a magazine change) I shot the first two out of the first magazine into the top of the 10-ring. The first round of the second magazine went straight up into the 8-ring. Utley was coaching through the scope right behind me and said he was so shocked he nearly left. Luckily he stayed for the rest of a 97X1.
I scored the Tenn team last at 600 as a light rainstorm blew in. They struggled and ran long on time. Was ready to start kicking the soles of their boots to get things moving faster. I had their scorecard in a big ziplock with a hand inside and was starting to drip when they fired the final shot. First time to get wet this trip. Finished totaling up their score under the tent. They sucked desperately but Utley and I shot a 580X12 for 13th place. Beat the Guard by a point.