The rain threatened to shut us down Saturday morning, but in the end, the cloud cover made for a great morning to shoot our Vintage Sniper Match. Maybe for the first time in club history, we can say that we had a match in July where the temperature never got over eighty degrees!
And what I believe was another club first for this match: the vintage sniper rifles outnumbered the modern ones! Dewey Hales and Jon Herrin won the Vintage class, with Dewey shooting a Mosin-Nagant PU sniper and Jon shooting a 1903a4. And Tanner Moore and Murv Hymel won the Open class, with Tanner on a Remington 700 in 22-250 and Murv on his G43 sniper.
For those who haven't tried this match yet, it is a challenging event, especially with a vintage rifle. Shooters take 20 timed shots from the prone position using a sandbag rest. We use reduced size targets to simulate longer ranges, and on the 600 yard target, the X-ring isn't much larger than a dime! This is also our only two-person team event: while one competitor is shooting, the other spots and calls out corrections.
Our next match will be Saturday, 19 August. Hope to see you there!