Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Walkalong, Dec 21, 2018.
Good for you!!!!!
Here are some of the shots we’ve captured this spring, working to keep some aesthetic appeal and capture dynamicism and shooter emotion, even though maybe 100 shooters might fire from the same positions over the course of the day.
The early sun in the cool morning behind a suppressor only match made ideal opportunity for a lot of “poof pics” at Box Canyon Showdown:
Also meant a little extra smoke left in the rifle and ejecting cartridges:
A fellow Kansas shooter must have been a little dehydrated at the match - I guess this illustrates the act of “holding hard” on target.”
And this little guy seemed a little lonely:
Dusted off the match wagon and took a trip to a 1 day PRS match this weekend. Came in the day before and camped on site. Got pretty much everything I need. Shade, Fridge freezer for ice and drinks and lunch. Bottle rack for whiskey (though I didn’t bring any) and comfy sleeping quarters. Toilet, shower and hot/cold water sink. Air compressor in truck to knock the water or dust off gear.
Match was fun. Stages were cool. This was my 2nd match since I stopped shooting in 2016. (The other was a night match in 2019.). Humorously, my PRS number is 55 and the next lowest one was 1500 and most were 3000-9000+. Wow. I feel old.
I haven’t practiced in years, shot the wrong targets on 3 stages, timed out on 3 stages and still came in top half. Ugh. But I got to hang out with the cool people for a day again and that was worth the trip.
anyone else have a match wagon or you guys pretty much stick to hotels?
I have a 42’ toy hauler that I would take to multi-day matches when the kids were at home and going with me.
For PRS matches in recent years, I just drive same day in and out for 1 day matches, never have to get more than 2 hours from home to shoot 3wknds per month if I wanted, and for 2 day matches, I grab hotels. As my wife and son have started coming more and more matches, and the volume of “stuff” we bring is increasing, I’ve considered going back to a pop up camper for 2 day matches - but I’m really working on them to reduce how much “stuff” we haul around.
That’s a beautiful trailer , big bucks for these days fuel prices, I still admire them for the comfort.
Do any of you fellas shoot at Vapor trails valley in Spickard Missouri ?
I went to a one day match there, I think either 2018 or 2019. They host regular Missouri Steel Tactical matches which are PRS Midwest sanctioned matches, and every season I tell myself I want to shoot more MOST matches to try and also make their finale, but we have so many opportunities closer in Kansas that I always end up picking my closer matches. Similar to the storied history between Kansas and Missouri, the MOST and KPRC match series are largely divided at Kansas City, so very little overlap happens between the series - MOST goes East from KC, KPRC is all West of KC, and we kinda only overlap at Ottawa (effectively, KC). But Vapor Trail does great matches.
Hmm, if I add some cross pieces on the inside it will have more spots to shoot off/out of....hmmm.
I also made a tank trap to shoot off of. More to come. Will be shooting .22 LR off of them.
Cool pics. Do they not require shooters to use safety glasses at matches?
We were down at the NRAWC range in Raton, NM over Memorial Day weekend. They have a big steel "Buffalo" at 1115 yards. Wind was brutal that day, gusting to 25 MPH from 8:00, so it still made a target that large a challenge. I set my wife up for a shot with my 6.5X47, loaded with 123 grain Nosler Custom Competition, and told her to hold 1 MIL off the tail. 3 dings in a row. Her longest ever before that was 500 so she was pretty happy. She couldn't believe how long it took for the sound of the impact to come back
No, eye pro is not required - I only know a couple of guys which do wear eye pro.
I shot the PRS match at Raton last month, and was glad to get a chance down there, as I had never been. I was a bit disappointed to not take or make opportunity to shoot the Buffalo and get the T shirt, so was my 8yr old son who tagged along with me, but I know I’ll be back down next season, so we’ll get that rite crossed off of the bucket list then.
Our last two shots at 300 yards touched off almost simultaneously. What are the odd of this happening? A million to one?
My data.(Dang, have today's date wrong, gotta fix that.)
You need to get you and that rifle to a mid range F Class match. 2.5” all day will break national records!
I saw those when they came out and thought…..,nice, they’re gonna sell lots of those.
Really ? I've never shot any matches I have seen articles where people were getting those size groups at 1000yds I figured 600 yard winners were doing 1.5 or better. Either way I'm happy just banging steel and jugs at 600 off my back porch. Hell that's just slight better than 1/2 moa. The rifle does look alittle better now .since that pic I have added a harris bipod that tilts and swivels also some weights to better spot my shots.
Yeah , they had slight issues with the trigger which is very clean and crisp at about 2 lb but I was able to fix that with a small dab of grease...thankfully because timney or anyone else doesn't yet make an aftermarket trigger for them. Still seemed like a good deal for $1300 nib.
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