Yea!!! I am redeemed! Yesterday was a bad day. But it was not all me. Charles rode in on his white horse and rescued me with new ammo. A consistent load. Ken Littlefield tightened my rear sight and all was well. I shot amazing scores today and it showed. I came in second overall in the Palma (800, 900 and 1000 yards) and 1st High Master (4th overall) in the 1000 yard Any Rifle, Any Sight category. Meaning, 3 of the top 4 of us were shooting iron sights against all scopes and cleaned with 200/200. Winners were by X count. Congrats to Trevor Massey for Grand Agg Match Winner for the weekend. Second to David Littlefield and 3rd to Mike Mauer. They had amazing scores. So why were my shots so bad yesterday?
I mentioned my theories. The ammo was old. In particular the brass was on it’s 10th firing or so. Also we think we cobbled together rounds from different batches. I believe some Noslers got mixed in with some Sierras causing the huge elevation changes. I am not saying one brand is better or worse. It s just that they will have different elevations. Charles proved us right. He shot today and used the box of ammo I had the troubles with. Sure enough half way through his string he shot random low shots. Straight down at 6:00 in the 7 ring. 3 in a row in fact. And then with another round it went out the top after he corrected. This has to be it. I had perfect elevation all day with my new ammo. Only dropped one point and that was due to wind. The funny thing is I was so worried I screwed up in front of Dennis Flaherty. He is the US Palma Team Captain. But today he happened to be on my firing point and scored for me. I rocked it! After the awards ceremony tonight he shook my hand and said “2015?” I said “I plan on it.” He said, “So are we”.
“Shoot Like A Girl! If You Can……”