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zhuk 01-10-2010 10:11 AM

An eventful weekend of chicken-sniping
 
[and regular sniping]


Well yesterday was my first visit to 'The Dark Side' ie .22 metallic silhouette competition. I was warned it would be hard - hell yeah it was. The targets are so small: that 50m zoomed targets pic with the 'chickens' [ha] illustrates that well. From 100m you cannot see anything at all with the naked eye, as you can gather from the long shot. I managed to score what I considered a supremely woeful 5/40...but in fact that isn't considered too bad. The guy who runs it, Ellis, got a top score of 13 and he's been shooting for many years...so you can see, heh.

But I can understand how it would really improve centrefire rifle performance; so much lighter to hold, no recoil, you can really concentrate on technique etc. Now all I have to do is find a M1907 sling for the .223...which are just impossible to buy anywhere; target shooting seems too specialised an application in this country, apparently. Shops here seem to stock hunting slings alone. Gonna have to import!



Today's .223 service rifle competition I did surprisingly well in, no doubt helped by the fact I FINALLY worked out a fairly comfortable sitting position that didn't require constant adjustment :rolleyes: and despite much swearing under my breath & wrestling with the sling on the club rifle (it is a leather one like the type I want, but has no keepers to hold a tight loop around the upper arm, so the bloody thing keeps slipping down all the time. Which kinda breaks your concentration lol)

We shot a highpower target which I haven't seen before; ie smaller in centre area than the usual 4ft-ers. Was quite surprised to find out I'd come 1st in C grade...huh?! My detail also won the 4 sec team sniper-snap, so a pretty successful day all round.


Also, someone in the club has 'volunteered' me to do the SSAA Range Officers course on the 31st...and I mean 'volunteered' in the time-honoured military sense of the word...so I guess it's not like I had a choice, lol. Should be interesting :)


http://lh6.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0...ets%20zoom.jpg
50m zoomed

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0.../s512/.22s.jpg


(yeah, its dialup...gonna take a while lol)

zhuk 01-10-2010 10:44 AM

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0...%20zeroing.jpg
Richard zeroing

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0...hard%2077m.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0...gth%20shot.jpg
Ellis 100m

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0...0/IMGP4652.JPG

zhuk 01-10-2010 11:24 AM

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0.../joy%2077m.jpg
Joy 77m

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0...M/s640/77m.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0...ong%20shot.jpg
100m target view

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_j99tuk1BEXI/S0...ults%20mod.jpg
200m highpower target service rifle

CA357 01-10-2010 06:16 PM

Zhuk, I sent you a PM.


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