Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful NW spring day. Charles got back late Saturday night from a 3 Gun match with his buddies and I wanted to go to a prone match at Cascade Sunday morning. He did not want to spend the day without me and although exhausted came with me. “He rocks”.
We thought it was an Approved 600 yard match but apparently we did not get the memo that they turned it in to a condensed 1000 yard. This is great practice since I feel these targets are more difficult than the real 1000 yards. But, in reality, we would have most likely stayed home and had a relaxing Sunday if we had known it was not an Approved match. I did shoot well though. I came in 4th place. I did encounter a “drawback” of being a High Master though.
When you arrive for a match in the morning you sign in and get “squadded” for the day. Everyone is assigned a target number and a relay. The relay is the order you get to shoot. Normally there are 3 persons per target number. In many cases the High Masters get to shoot on relay 1. This can be a benefit since mornings are normally calmer conditions. Nice to have earned this! But yesterday the sun was just coming up and over the hill and at our sides. There was no hiding from it and it glared off of my bolt action. I tried moving my position, adjusting my hat, (that lovely fashion statement I am wearing in photo) but nothing was working. The glare washed out my sight picture. So this one time, being on relay 1 was not beneficial. I could not find a towel to through over my head. I still only dropped 4 points which isn’t bad considering.
I will say that our dog Kozmo had the best time of all. Kozmo usually will go with us to the ranges and the other shooters have gotten used to his routine of wanting a stick thrown for him. Yesterday another guy brought his pooch and the two of them ran until they passed out. Perfect!
“Shoot Like A Girl! If You Can…..”