What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with some long range lead slinging!
Today, jmason and I made it out to Quantico MCB for a modified F-class match. Essentially the 'modified' aspect means you can shoot just about any type of rifle or caliber. All shooting is prone. Here's the course of fire:
800 yards: unlimited sighters, 15 rounds for score, 30 minutes.
900 yards: two sighters, 15 rounds for score, 20 minutes.
1000 yards: two sighters, 20 rounds for score, 20 minutes.
We had unusually good conditions. 70 degrees, cloudy skies, occassional drizzle and as little wind as I've ever seen on the base.
jmason shot his 270Win with 150grain VLDs. Other than the one bullet that got stuck in the rifling when a cease fire was called, his rifle performed well. I took out my new 308 for its first match shooting 175SMK.
jmason shot great! If I remember correctly, he shot 462 and 6x (possible score = 500). This crushed my score of 455 and 4x. My score came apart at the 1k line where everytime I shot close to a line, it was always on the lower point side of the line.
Here are some ubiquitous pics of guys with rifles and spotting scopes:
jmason on the rifle and me spotting the shots:
.280fan on the rifle and jmason on the spotting scope:
jmason on the spotting scope, sporting his bada$$ LRH.com shirt!
Shooters at the 1k line: