Hope the mods don't mind me bumping this thread...did my 2nd rifle competition today and i thought it might be a good idea to post the results tacked on the old thread for comparison...and lolz purposes
OK, today was my 2nd time ever shooting rifle, 2nd comp as I said.
No bipod this time! (well I had a wooden block @ the end, for the Figure 11 4 sec snap 'sniper' section)
And it was 300m, not 100m.
AND I decided to shoot right-handed from now on, which felt just as unnatural as when you attempt to write with the wrong hand
[Due to 1) not having access to left-handed rifles and 2) the impracticality of reaching over the receiver to cycle the bolt in competiton against the clock and 3) being right-eyed anyway].
Yes, it was raining too hehe. Apparently my club (Royal Australian Naval Reserve Rifle) is about the only one which doesn't pack up & go home when it rains, according to a senior member lol
Of course, it started to really rain just as the detail I was in were about to shoot. Thing is, you don't really noticed being rained on cos you're concentrating so hard! Someone senior was guiding me thru it, and she went and got a Drizabone (hmm, probly oilskin to you i guess) and laid it over my legs which were getting soaked as we were lying prone for that distance. Apart from feeling just WRONG right-handed, the sling I was using (kinda wrapped round the left arm, meant to pull tight to steady) didn't really fit...we only semi jury-rigged it up in the moments before the shoot started, so it felt quite uncomfortable.
I felt like I did reasonably badly, although I knew I got a couple in the bullseye section...however lots of waving around trying to keep it on target. MUCH MUCH harder than the bipod - that was easy by comparison...I hate to think how hard it will be standing!
Then my group had to go down to the butts beneath ground level to haul targets for other ppl (just as well I've been doing pushups lately lol). Got rained on some more; by the end I could no longer feel the tips of my fingers
THEN when we finish finally & get back to the clubhouse, I find out my score....
OK I expected it to be a lot worse than that last initial time...and it was, all things considered. No bipod, shooting right-handed etc. I know I shouldn't be too hard on myself, but I've always been a perfectionist...
Completely surprised to come 3rd in the Class C Optics section...now that kinda rocked me a lil!
Can't wait until the next tryout...hope it's not 400m tho lol