Last Saturday and Sunday I held the first LRH class of the year. The weather was not the most comfortable, slight drizzle, small fog collums and about 55 degrees. While the conditions were no the most pleasurable they were a very good learning experience. Students were able to learn to use the spotting scope to focus on mid canyon rain to dope the wind, use the light fog patches to read updrafts and changing wind conditions. The light drizzle also allowed for some to see for the first time bullet trace as it disrupted the rain in flight. Notes on the class:
1. Nightforce optics dominated the class.
2. calibers- 280 Rem, 300 Win, 300 Ultra, 338 Edge
3. The balistic advantage of 300 gr SMK's out of the Edge's was a serious advantage in simply being able to hit the plate at any distance over 500 yards.
4. A great group of guys makes my job fairly simple and alot of fun. Not a single complaint about the weather.
Here is a picture of Brian R. and Colt R. both shooting 338 Edge's at a distant target. Both used Nightforce scopes and used them for spotting chores as well. The NPR2 & NPR1 reticules are excellent for calling second round corrections.