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A beginner's incredible story!!!!!!!

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Unread 06-26-2005, 09:56 AM
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A beginner\'s incredible story!!!!!!!

This is a story about why we (men) should take our wives shooting!
Yesterday was the Iowa 1000yd Benchrest State Championship in Pella, Iowa.
I have been shooting this match since the start of the season and after watching me shoot, my new bride says she want's to do it.....
So, three weeks ago she shoots a gun (one of my ARs) for the first time in her life. Then last Sunday, I get out the 1000 yd BR gun and let her shoot it to get familiar with it, but due to the corn on my range, only at 100 yards. Then comes Iowa......we arrive Friday afternoon in time for a little practice that evening. She shoots at 1000 for the first time ever and starts getting the hang of it and finding her way around the gun, etc. etc...
Match time arrives early Saturday morning.....
Diana draws the first relay and this is where it the story really begins!!!!
She shoots a 4.970" group!!!!!!!!!!!! Wins her relay and moves into the shoot off.....
Second match for the afternoon.....shoots a 8" for a score of 42. Had top score so she wins her relay again!!!!! By this time the wind is blowing pretty good. Typical Iowa conditions- switching and gusty.....
Into the second shoot off- shoots a 6" for 29. Didn't win but Bill Shehane shot a 8" in that shoot off which Gordy Gritters was kind enough to tell the whole crowd during the award ceremony!!! (She was shooting for score, even though she had the smallest group in the shoot off)
Total up both matches and Diana has the smallest aggregate for light gun class- Winning the Championship in LG class and she is top woman shooter also!!!! She took second in the overall!!!!! She came home with 2 certificates, a plaque, a gun case, ammo box, cleaning stuff and 500 bullets from Sierra!!!! Not to bad for a girl!!!!!!!!
Here's a couple of pics from the match including the 4" group and Bill Shehane giving her a hug!!!

And now for the kicker- she did this with MY RIFLE!!!!! And TOTALLY kicked my butt!!! I shot a 10" and 8" in my relays.

All I can say is what an awesome woman!!!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

PS Hey Daddy Rabbit- betcha wish you would have bought this rifle now!!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Chris Matthews
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Unread 06-26-2005, 10:09 AM
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Re: A beginner\'s incredible story!!!!!!!

They will do that sort of stuff all the time. Don't know how they do it. They just do.
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!
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Unread 06-26-2005, 10:59 AM
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Re: A beginner\'s incredible story!!!!!!!

tell your wife congradulations. It's always nice to have a good shooting partner.
"I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth and he won't see my breath. I take my time. . . I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear"
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Unread 06-26-2005, 11:21 AM
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Re: A beginner\'s incredible story!!!!!!!

So awesome.

Chris...That story got my wife pumped big time. So I suppose shes gonna keep the rifle as her own now [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Hmmmm, I see a trend here. Beginers seem to do well with your rifles...heheheheh

Tell her great job and congrats!

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Unread 06-26-2005, 11:43 AM
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Re: A beginner\'s incredible story!!!!!!!

Congrats to your wife on the great shooting Chris!
Looks like your rifles really shoot good with the right man ( or woman behind the trigger ) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].
Congrats again on her nice shooting and your new shooting partner!
Guns and ammo, what more do we need?
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Unread 06-26-2005, 12:40 PM
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Re: A beginner\'s incredible story!!!!!!!

I guess we know how the division of labor in this marriage is going to go.

You build the guns
You load the bullets
She gets the plaques and trophies.

Congratulations to you both!
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
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Unread 06-26-2005, 01:51 PM
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My wife shot 6 deer last year and I shot 1. I can retire now and do so, I get up late and wait for her to come back to camp with deer. I love it, no more early ass crack of dawn getting up, sleep in, when I do finally get up shes there with deer or needing help getting the deer.
She shoots good but not as good as me, but that'll soon change, shes a heck of a hunter already and no doubt will surpass me in my hunting and shooting. I dont mind though, my enjoyment comes form building the guns, and then having her shoot them and kill deer. They sure can suprise you when they get in the bubble which seems to be easier for them than it is for us. Guess its that womens paying closer to attention detail they have such great patience for.
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