Wow - what a weekend. Saturday we experienced a light misting of... okay maybe a drizzle... Holy Crackers Batman it was monsoon season! Shooters laying in lakes. Pouring water out of their receivers between strings. Wading out to the target line. Dumping buckets of water off the canopies every time we cleared the line. Where's the Waterseed patches?
We lost a few people to weather related equipment failures. Our goal for the weekend was to get data. Even those shooters who left early at least left with the knowledge that their rifles may not be counted on under water.
Our 200y target line fell apart twice. We called it before we finished our 200y sight setting and didn't end up shooting a red coat Sat afternoon.
Sunday was a whole different story. I can't say the weather was perfect but it wasn't too hot or too cold, we got to play with some wind. I think a little liquid sunshine came down twice and we were at lunch for the worst of it.
We started on the 200y line and got our sight settings. Shot stage 2 for our first AQT. After scoring we moved to the 100y line and shot stage 1. Fell back to the 300y line for more sighters and stage 3. Had lunch while Prescott presented some advanced concepts like angles and moving targets. We fell back to the 400y line for our final set of sight settings and to finish out our first AQT.
4 full distance riflemen were made - Ken, Alan, Al and Jon. Alan with iron sights I might add. Huzzah!
Well since we were on the 400y line we shot our second AQT backwards. At the end all 4 riflemen repeated and Griff joined the ranks. Al shot an impressive 235.
Several others were knocking; all were shooting good groups on the sighters but couldn't quite pull it together on the AQT. Persistence will pay off for each of these shooters.
We set up on the 250y line for one final shot. One mag, one round - 8" gong. Congratulations to Al and Dave (iron sights for Dave) on joining Daniel Morgans Riflemen. Two more shooters nicked the rope holding the gong in place. A 10" gong and they would have hit.
Then the icing on the cake when Alan stepped up and took an orange hat. Huzzah - Huzzah - Huzzah
I can't say enough good stuff about our first KD at DRRC - Thank you to the club, the range RSO's, my family who ran the line, the instructors who came off the line at times to instruct and of course you who came to shoot. Without you, none of this happens and liberty becomes a memory.