First, a link to the results
Overall, a very nice day out - temps in the low 40's, just sunny enough for some light mirage, and a gentle breeze (3-5mph from 8-9 o'clock, occasional gusts up to 8-10 during mid-day, then dropping back off in the afternoon). Despite the mild conditions, it was still surprisingly 'squirrelly' out there - the wind flags (all two of them) going in opposite directions, and the bullet impact on target disagreeing with both. Such is life ;)
I think the majority of the WA sling shooters must have been over @ Plantation - we had one Senior (Orv Vanderlin), one Junior (Karsten Lorentz), one person shooting 'Other' (i.e. F-Class with a muzzle brake
), and the rest all shot F-class. At least 2/3 were new shooters - this was either their first or second match. A number of guys from the tactical and long range hunting venues came out to give things a try.
Overall I think everybody had a good time; there was a bit of a learning curve going on for most, and a few bugs still need to be worked out of the new target carriers - should be easily straightened out for the XTC match later this month. A couple people either got called away or had gun problems and didn't get to finish the match, so hopefully we'll get to see them back again next time.