First NRA match at 200 300 and 600 fired today
I pretty much got my butt handed to me by the AR's at the Burns range but I learned much and had some fun. My standing score went from the high thirties to the 59 so I'm pleased I show some improvement. My sitting position, uncomfortable and muscled into position in the past, improved greatly and was very comfortable, I could have shot in position all day. We had the option of shooting either 50 or 80 rounds, so I opted for the 80. By the time I arrived at the 600 yard line the wind was about 20mph and just swirling all over so I tried to shoot when the flag went limp.
I shot the course with handloads consisting of 168 SMK and Hornandy 168 custom competition over 46 grains of IMR 4895 and used CCI 200's to light the fire. I have some 175 SMK's I'll try at 600 next time. On a practical level, with a service rifle is it worth the effort to segregate cases by manufacturer or even commercial and military?
200 yard standing
200 yard rapid sitting
300 yard rapid prone
600 yard slow prone
Aggregate is 559-1 or 70%, which leaves much room for improvement. Out of six shooters I was 5th, edging out the only other Garand. The winner was Dan Hinson with a 706.
I also learned how to pull and score targets in the pits and scrounged up a leather coat that made life much easier.
Phillip McGregor (OFC)
"I am neither a fire arms nor a ballistics expert, but I was a combat infantry officer in the Great War, and I absolutely know that the bullet from an infantry rifle has to be able to shoot through things." General Douglas MacArthur