Chilliwack, BC Day 2 – What’s a Weeble?

I had quite the laugh today. And so did everyone else at my expense. We are shooting V targets instead of our digits target. So a V is the X ring. When I shot V’s my partner would call out “Weeble”. “What’s a weeble I said.” Um, no Anette, it is “V-Bull”. Did not help that he was a Brit and had the accent. Oh my.

Well today was a good day over all. Not to mention gorgeous weather. Unfortunately I did not have a 300 meter 0 when we started so I had 2 misses as sighters and my next two took forever to come down. My fault! Those two shots dropped 7 points off the bat. Ouch! That match hopefully was not an important one. But everything after that were cleans. I dropped 2 9’s (sorry, 4’s, V target scoring) all day. The flags and mirage were really misleading. But I felt there were no adjustments needed. I was right. I only had 1/4 minute either way all day. Many people over adjusted and got blown out. So I am down 9 points for the day which seems like a lot but I know others were struggling on wind. We will see! Another thing I found out is that I am not rated up here so I am back down in the Expert class. I hope I don’t get people mad at me for sand bagging again! There are many tiny differences shooting this International stuff.

I am glad to have others to keep me straight. First, at every string you move 2 targets over to the right. One must really pay attention to your number. Second, The bulls eye is tiny! It feels like an F Class bull. I think it is only about 2-3 inches? Even with the 5 ring (our 10) it is a total of 4 – 5 inches or so. No room for error! 3rd, a nice and civilized thing is that we break for lunch for 45 minutes. Amazing! I think it is mostly for the target pullers but hey, I will take it. Of course shooting in pairs is new for me. And when both are done shooting we each have to look down each others barrels and have a range master come over and do so also before we put chamber flags in and leave the line.

I forgot to mention that we did actually shoot at 400 meters today. So I am glad we practiced that yesterday. Strange because I did not see it in the original match schedule. Tomorrow we shoot 300, 500 and 600 then have a team match. I was asked again to be on the Wranglers. Thank you Gary, Wayne and Ricky for having me on your team. I am flattered. Then we will have a 6 person US Team for International event. I was asked to be on that also. Most of these guys are on the US Palma Team. Great group of shooters. So cool!

“Shoot Like A Girl! If You Can…………”

About 30calgal

Member of the Unites States Rifle Team. 2011 NRA National Civilian Record Holder of 300 Yards. 2011 B.C. Rifle Champion (First American woman and second woman ever to win this in 127 years) and more. Starting the fast and exciting world of 3 Gun or Multi-Gun Competition.
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