- Apr 21, 2015
My son and I will be shooting an NRA F Class match this Sunday. Our last opportunity before he heads back to college
Looks like fun.Forgive the hard left turn, but is anyone else here in Oklahoma this wknd?
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Besides being awesome in its own right, this is another reason why we are doing it at night!
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Supper last night sure hit the spot too! Toodles Tacos provided by SilencerCo!
I’m cleaning red dirt out of my action right now to prep for tonight’s action.
Looks like fun.
Where in Oklahoma?
Yeah, that sounds like a good time. I've never done a precision rifle night match, only pistol and carbine.Ninnekah, at Fouled Bore Precision. PRS Pro Series match called “Silent Night.” We haven’t done a night match here since covid started, so it’s amazing to be back at it. Suppressor-only match also, so no ear pro, just the sound of polite freedom.
The wind was much higher last night than expected for a night match, and the tricky headwind over the ridge and down the valley we’re shooting across made for interesting and frustrating stages. I shot frustratingly consistently last night, made corrections and adjustments among the highest level I ever do, but without the visible wind indicators on the field, I’ve HAD to make more corrections than I wanted. I was 7 or 8 on every stage except 1 last night where I dropped 4 by not realizing the near-headwind had crossed over - I was holding .7mil the wrong direction. Luckily I did see the dust splash at the edge of the illuminated target area and made the correction to pick up the rest of the shots on the stage. I also frustrated the hell out of myself on the PRS Barricade Skills stage - I slipped off of the plate and made the wind correction to higher wind and missed a second shot to recognize the wind had fallen off, not increased, so I lost 2 on a stage which is built to be cleaned instead of just 1 by making the wrong correction there… we shoot the same stages tonight, but with 30 seconds less time to execute - I pushed pace last night to make sure I could perform tonight, so I don’t think I should have much difference due to the clock change.
I know this thread is predominately geared toward PRS but I though I'd share my experiences from shooting a 2 day NRA regional 600 yard match that my son and I attended over the weekend
I was shooting 6 BRA in F Open and he was shooting .223 in F/TR.
The match was well attended with over 60 shooters from multiple states and split pretty evenly between F Class and Sling. Several shooters were past state and national champs so the quality of competition was high.
Course of fire was 6 matches, 20 shots each for record, then the aggregate for each day plus the grand agg for the weekend (120 shots)
Both my son and I achieved personal bests over the weekend with him acquiring enough points to earn his High Master certification!
He shot his best the last match on Sunday with a 198 - 10x, which tied for first place with the guy who won the grand agg (Unfortunately, he lost the tie breaker). Now consider this, he's 16, the only one using a .223 (a Savage no less) shooting against some of the best F/TR guys in the country with custom built rifles. Needless to say, he got some attention and a lot of complements.
I managed to clean 3 of the 6 matches. I only dropped one shot on Saturday with a 599 - 37x...….which was good enough for 3rd that day. That's how good these guys are. I ended up 4th in the grand agg for the weekend (1195/76x) and very happy about that, however, my highlight for the event was being a part of my son's accomplishments, naturally.
To add a note about the final match on Sunday. The wind had gotten VERY tricky where it would switch with no notice. I shot my worst of the weekend with a 197 - 10x. I was in the pits pulling the target next to my son's when he shot his final 198 - 10x. The guy pulling his target say to me, "you need to look at this". His first 5 shots were all in the X, grouped in a tiny knot. Wish I could have gotten a picture of that.
congratulations! Well done! Both you and son!
I’m wondering how much the crazy stuff of 2020 crazyflu effected the definite lack of timeliness.SWEET!!
Very nicely done......three years.....not exactly timely, but.........very cool young man.