02/28/09 - Prone/F-Class match, East Wenatchee WA

Discussion in 'Long Range Competition' started by milanuk, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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  2. bwaites

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    DANG IT, Dang it, dang it!!

    Regional basketball tournaments!! Couldn't you have waited two weeks!? :)

    Whens the next one in Eastern WA?
     

  3. milanuk

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    Rattlesnake is having a two-day Palma/65 (15rds each @ 8/9/1k, plus another 20 @ 1k) on March 28-29 is the next one I can find over on this side of the hill... then some more @ Rattlesnake in April & May.

    Our next Prone/F-Class match here is June 28th, then October 19th. We have some Across-The-Course matches between now and then... maybe haul that Grendel out and shoot it in the new 'Tactical Rifle' class? ;)
     
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    Maybe!! I'll do lousy, but it will be fun!

    Are you going to teach again at Boomershoot?

    Bill
     
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    Dunno yet. I need to ping Mr. Econ and see what he has planned for this year. Sometimes he uses folks from the training cadre there @ Ft. Lewis; they've been deployed a lot the last couple years which is where I came in ;)
     
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    Understood. Hope you do, looking forward to talking and learning from you!

    I sent you and email about reloading, since I didn't want to clutter this thread up.

    Bill
     
  7. milanuk

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    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.

    Take care,

    Monte
     
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    That drives my kids crazy. They still believe that there must be some truth and rational basis to where a bullet will land.
     
  9. milanuk

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    Oh, I'm sure there *is*... if a person had an infinite amount of information, along with the computing power to process it in a timely fashion. Seeing as how we're stuck here in the real world and frequently have to make a best guess on limited and potentially erroneous data... well, 'maddening' wouldn't be too far wrong of a term as far as I'm concerned :D
     
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    I say about the only thing I could rely on was the shock I was getting watching what the wind was doing to the bullet trace on the way to the target:rolleyes: Seemed the flags were pretty much no help at times and a few shots were just......"Well, let's see where this one goes"......gun)

    Good match Monte, will be better once that hokie velcro issue is sorted out:)