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undergoing severe hunting withdrawal pains at this time , please help [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Yep, you're bored. Yep, every one has those kinds of things happen. Bet you can remember some really spectacular misses that there is no reason that you missed. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Yep, me too. Gremlins is what I call them. They are not there all the time. Just randomly and unannounced. If I tho't different I think I would be really hard to be around and my head would be really pointed. I don't think my dog could even get along with me.
I too was a benchrest shooter. Many moons ago. Had all the stuff. 40Xs, Hart barreled/Hart Sleeved, super hootie powdered scopes. Triggers in the ounces etc. Wasted a lot of summers doing that when I could have been harvesting something.
At what distance are you shooting the 1.? 30 feet? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
If its 100 yds or better you're talkin about, you're either hanging out on the wrong forum or forgot you Paxil/Zanx or whatever. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Having said all of that, there are times when things come together. Your 100 yd aggregate is in the 3s, your 200 yd aggregate is when adjusted for 100 yds is also in the 3s. Your small group was no smaller than middle 2s. In Idaho's high desert that's plenty good to win a match regardless of who flies in to take advantage of the locals. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
My greatest day was during a br match there were two of us neck and neck. Shot the 200 first. We were pretty much tied. Way ahead of the pack. Through the 1st 4 100 yd targets were were still neck and neck. Both shooting bug holes. All other shooters were done and gathered in the gallery behind spotting scopes. Ken would shoot. Gallery would give a sigh of relief. Another in the group. I would shoot. Same sigh of relief. Ken's 5th shot went "in there". I could tell from the sounds of the gallery. I had one shot to go.
Finally my rifle went bang! The sound from the gallery was one of dismay. My last shot was a full inch outside of the group. I went down in flames, they thought.
They wondered why I was carrying a bit of a smirk when I should have bending the barrel around a post!. When the targets came back to be scored and were posted on the wall, all eyes were on me. What had gone wrong? I was still smirking, kind of like this [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
With the targets on the wailing wall, I ask the closest guy to my target what the color was around the hole. He looked at the target and then looked at me with a confused look and said <font color="red"> RED? </font>.
Yep, I'd shot my first 100 yd fly. Would rather harvest something anyday than punch holes in paper. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
So smear some hamburger on your target and go shoot some snow flies, before this thread disrupts Len's living room. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Bye the way, I quit shooting BR that fall when HK came out with a semi-auto police rifle that would win an Idaho br shoot any day of the week shooting semi-auto from the magazine. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]