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Old 02-21-2016, 08:05 PM
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petey petey is offline
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Shot my first score match

A local club was having a "snowball match" 6 shots at 500,300 & 100 yards, 1/2" rings. 5 shots for score so basically your first shot was sighter. One of my foreman mentioned it on Friday and I figured what the heck. It would break up the winter. Unseasonably warm weather made it a fun morning, starting at 29 degF at 9 am. It was 45 by 11. Went into it blind but the folks were nice. I dropped 3 points at 500 and thought I was shooting pretty crappy. Ended up letting a buddy shoot my gun too...

Well needless to say out of a 150, I shot a 147-6x and he shot a 143-5x and my lil 6XC took home both first and second place. I still thought there was no reason not to clean them all with a gracious 1.5" 10 ring but it was a good shoot to shake off the winter jitters. Since it's only 18 shots close to home and only takes a couple hrs, I'm sure I'll be attending the regular matches starting in April. Used to shooting steel, so the paper groups were a bit of change. Still it was fun to get out and send some lead down range

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Old 02-22-2016, 06:18 AM
Dan Morris Dan Morris is offline
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Good start for the year, keep it up.
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WOW.....WHAT A RIDE.......
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:28 AM
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Good shooting!
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:33 PM
Gil Martin Gil Martin is offline
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Well done

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Old 02-23-2016, 11:31 AM
Adam Helmer Adam Helmer is offline
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Very well done! I shoot all Winter out to 400 yards with my .25-06, "Tora Bora." No nearby club hereabouts goes past 250 yards, so I shoot my own hayfield gongs at 400.

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