Re: 1000 yrd qualification
Actually it was very lucky that some inexpensive equipment worked. Shooting was just rest the rifle, put the crosshairs on the target and pull the trigger. OOOPSS SQUEEZE the trigger.
Fortunately we had virtually NO wind that day. So there weren't any real judgements to make or compensations. Just count the clicks and shoot.
But thanks for the responses. Always good to make some milestone that we set for ourselves. Kinda like the first time I solo'd. I VIVIDLY remember as the wheels left the tarmack... OH MY GOD! I HAVE TO LAND THIS ALL BY MYSELF OR I'M NOT GETTING BACK! And that was 30+ years ago.