Sloughhouse NBRSA Nationals 600 and 1000yd. benchrest
Myself, Richard, and Terry traveled 1600miles one way to compete in the NBRSA nationals in Sacramento Calf. Five days of shooting is exactly what the doctor ordered after a long winter. Terry also had to take back the 600yd. traveling trophy.
I really didn't know what to expect since this was my first time shooting benchrest. I have to say it was far better than any shooting school or local match you could ever attend. The best of the best were out in full force. All living NBRSA Long Range Hall of Fame inductees were present at the match.
Don Neilson Jerry Tierney Billy Copelin new inductee Richard Schatz
The people that I read about I was walking amongst and carrying on conversations with. Talk about an experience. If you think they aren't willing to share their knowledge and experience with you well THINK AGAIN!!!!! Without the experience and help from other experienced shooters I would have never done as well as I did.
In the week we shot 26 targets for group and score in 600, 1000F-bench, and 1000yd. So I needed about 350-400 rounds to compete. Not having enough brass, I would be reloading in the hotel for later matches.
Some of us were more prepared than others and he spent his evenings doing this:
Which couldn't of been all to bad because at the end of the 600yd. match he was accepting this:
Richard now holds both the NBRSA and IBS 600yd. Two gun National titles at the same time. I finished 15th which wasn't to bad for my first outing with the big boys. Would have been better if I wouldn't have done this on my last target.
I missed the switch and got myself 18" of penalty on my agge. The group was 3.279"+18" penalty and well you get my drift. Some of that experience I was talking about. My agge. for 90 rounds was 6.472"