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Rimfire KD, Mechanicsville, Va. Dec 18-19, 2020 AAR
« on: December 29, 2020, 08:24:06 PM »
What a great bunch!  We had 7 shooters for the 100 Yard Rimfire KD at Mechanicsville, Va.  It was cold but not Winterseed cold.   Lessons were learned about our rifles and .22LR ballistics and challenges were met and exceeded.  Targets were engaged from 25, 50 75 and 100 yards and even a Velociraptor made an appearance!   Oddsreven and Dale provided assistance on Saturday and Brotherpilot and Alex had the duty for Sunday.  The crew could not have been larger due to our Governor’s edict.  I had great help!
Saturday we began with our usual safety briefing and quickly moved to the Redcoat target.  Scores were quite good indicative of the quality (required!) shooter we had.  We reviewed 6 Steps of firing a shot and the steady hold factors for Prone position.   We established 25 yard zeros then took data for 50 yard engagement.  Then we moved to 75 and finally 100 yard to have our complete data set for our available distance.  We then reviewed seated and standing positions.
The AQTs began after lunch.  We managed 2 on the clock before we had to run the Redcoat and call it a day.  Up against the Winter Solstice, daylight fled fast! 
Sunday we reviewed concepts of ballistics and learned some history of Riflemen until we could shoot at 1PM.  We managed 3 AQTS before having to fight off a 6 inch Velociraptor at 100 yards.  You had to be there!  To close out we shot the regular Redcoat at 25 then did it again from 50 yards!

The results 6 Rimfire KD Riflemen including one “Distinguished”.  Congrats to David, Will, Alex, Steve and Ryan (who had to miss Sunday) on their Rimfire KD Rifleman tabs and Special congratulations to Mike on earning a Distinguished Tab to go with his Rimfire tab.  It was a great shoot.  Much fun was had and no Velociraptors were harmed in the event though his paint was a mess.
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Re: Rimfire KD, Mechanicsville, Va. Dec 18-19, 2020 AAR
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 09:29:03 PM »
This was a great weekend, I’m really glad I traveled down from Ohio. The instructors were great, and that really made the shooting a joy and I think it showed in the AQTs. It was a little wet, but I think it did not at all dampen the spirts of the shooters in chasing the Rimfire KD bar. The wacky ammo box exercise was a eye opening experience, and a lot of fun.  About the only down side was that I only put two shots on the dinosaur, I will get that rascal next time.

Thanks again Wolfhound for a fantastic weekend.

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Re: Rimfire KD, Mechanicsville, Va. Dec 18-19, 2020 AAR
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 11:46:39 PM »
Velociraptors and “wacky ammo box exercises”? I’m intrigued. Tell us more!
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Re: Rimfire KD, Mechanicsville, Va. Dec 18-19, 2020 AAR
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 09:03:40 AM »
The Velociraptor was was a .22 LR rated steel target (of a velociraptor, imagine that) engaged from 100 yards.  Reactive targets give immediate feedback and are a lot of fun.
Wacky ammo is ammunition of varying weights and velocities (as spec'd by the manufacturer) to see what changes of impact and other factors can be observed.  The shooter will not know what he is shooting until after his mag is empty.  Not all .22LR ammo is created or intended to be equal.

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Re: Rimfire KD, Mechanicsville, Va. Dec 18-19, 2020 AAR
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 06:52:51 PM »
Those are great ideas.

At what yardage was the wacky ammo exercise shot?
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Re: Rimfire KD, Mechanicsville, Va. Dec 18-19, 2020 AAR
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 11:20:43 PM »
Great meeting everybody - very impressed to learn the holds in my scope at 25 and 100 were easy to visualize - just gotta work on that squeeze with the rubber band exercise!  -Ryan
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