|Lucky shot - (Mine in catching the brass mid flight)|
While his scores were unremarkable, he had a great time shooting the Garand and it was his first time shooting high power in a competition setting. It is interesting to note his prone rapid-fire scores were 50% better than the prone slow fire scores. Go Figure.
Some lessons can only be learned through experience. However he also noted of the three scoring classes (M1 Garand, Current Military, and Youth), the only class an M1 won, was the M1Garand class! Both Current Military & Youth were won by AR-15 platforms. So he's eager to compete again, but with an AR... (I expected that ;-) Still there is something... ...magical... about shooting the older equipment. I felt it too. I also felt that flying 60 YO airplanes...
BTW, it just occurred to me... I took this class those years ago, to buy this very rifle... How poetic!
Next weekend appears to be a repeat of same.. He shoots the state Trap event in Tucson with an 0845 appearance time. That means on the road no later than 0645. And there is no early/late deal to be had with the SCQueen. I just gotta suck it up... Maybe I can request the SCQueen prepare a pail of coffee for the ride down ;-) Come back next week for a full report!
* But this weekend there was a freeway closure to deal with and a 2nd unavoidable detour :-(