Dear Smallbore Bench Rest Shooters and Others:
The two-week delayed opening day of this year’s .22LR 50yd Bench Rest season saw 29 scores logged, two with irons, 26 with scopes, and one DNF. This is just two below last year’s average of 31. Given the world wide concern over the Covid-19 virus, I was quite pleased. It was a good start to the year.
In precision bench rest super star Tony Boyer’s book The Book of Rifle Accuracy, he states “The wind is my friend.” Those of us who shot in today’s later relays think he needs a new friend. I’m a real believer that practicing in adverse conditions gives one an education, and today’s wind was up at that PhD level. As Greg Anderson noted, it is hard to shot accurately when marble-size pebbles are blowing through the air. Kentucky windage, forget it. We were shooting Missouri of Virginia windage. The wind was so bad that all four Velocometers and a few flags were blown over on one relay. Well, now we have that behind us … (sure).
Many thanks to all those who helped with set-up, take-down, clean-up, scoring, etc. One cannot deny that many hands make light work.
The next match will be held on Monday May 4. Plan to be there, a good less windy time will be had by all.
Be safe. Enjoy the shooting sports (especially this one).
Charlie Piette, Match Director
The following lists the round 1, round 2, and aggregate scores.
|Brighton||Gould Sav/Ans 1||194||8||196||14||390||22|
|Brighton||Gould Sav/Ans 2||186||10||197||11||383||21|
|William||Shade Rem 597-2||190||5||184||4||374||9|
|William||Shade Rem 597-1||191||3||179||4||370||7|