This season started out with a marathon of matches. On Saturday, I headed to my home club at Kimberton. It was a beautiful cool sunny day for shooting.
First I shot a NRA High Power match and beat my personal best! This should pull my 240 round average high enough to make sharpshooter classification. I had been struggling to move up in classification with our minimum 60 round matches. I was close last season but blew it with a bad first match due to lack of off season practice.
After High Power, I kept the ball moving and shot my personal best in the Garand Match too! I did uncharacteristically good in off hand, practicing with my air gun has been paying off. This was the first match I shot with my newly rebuilt Winchester with a new stock and Criterion Barrel. It sure held up its end of the deal, I extremely happy with its performance.
After a great Saturday of shooting, Pre-dawn on Sunday I headed across the river to shoot at York Riflemen’s Spring Garand Match. York runs a great match and I have been looking forward to this match for some time. I brought 3 new shooters with me and the folks at York did a great job showing them the ropes.
The conditions were good it was bright and just a little cool and, short of a 5 in off hand, I shot well. My shooting partner brought home his first bronze medal and all the new shooters had a great time.
After this match I am headed to Butner for the CMP Eastern Games!