Another Fun Day at Dave's

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Another Fun Day at Dave's

Post by Mac » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:59 pm

Winter matches are great fun! The same six as last time were able to have a fun shooting day, outdoors, in the middle of January. There was a good coating of snow, from about eight inches to a foot deep on the lanes, which just added to the appeal for me. The temperature started a little below freezing and then hovered around zero for most of the day. The wind was almost nonexistent, except on lane two that had a little more exposure to open space. Hard to detect, but it pushed the 12 ft/lb pellet a half to three quarters of an inch to the left on the two 40 yards plus targets. Just enough to have you hit the edge if you failed to compensate.

There were three guys shooting pcps and three shooting spring guns. In spite of the temperature, all guns seemed to perform well if they were pointed at the right spot when the trigger broke. :-)

With six guys going at it, setup and tear down happens quite quickly. Starting at about 9:30 AM, we set up 24 targets, sighted in, shot the 48 shot course, cleaned up the lanes and were back up to the house before 2:00 PM I believe.

At the house, Mary, Dave's wife, had a hot pot of beef barley soup, cheese buns, bread, butter, cold cuts, coffee and desert ready to go. That was greatly appreciated and certainly took any chill you might have had completely away. Thanks a ton for that, Mary.

I am quite sure John will post some great pictures that will give you a better feel for the day and how enjoyable it was. Thanks to Dave and Mary and also to the guys that make the drive to attend and play a huge part in the success and enjoyment of the day.

Was this the last one for the winter of 2018? Well ......???
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Re: Another Fun Day at Dave's

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Speed is fine but accuracy is final. You must learn to slow down in a hurry.

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Re: Another Fun Day at Dave's

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Speed is fine but accuracy is final. You must learn to slow down in a hurry.

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Re: Another Fun Day at Dave's

Post by jpb » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:32 pm

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Speed is fine but accuracy is final. You must learn to slow down in a hurry.

Hämmerli AR20FT
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