Military Silhouette 2021-04-17

Friday evening, April 16th: Me thinking, it was bitter cold for February’s match, and it snowed during March’s match; maybe I should cancel this match because the weather is actually going to be pleasant?

Despite the pleasant weather, ten shooters showed up, including the duo from Susanville and a returing shooter from Carson City. (By the way: the Carson Rifle and Pistol Club is having a Vintage Military Rifle match Saturday, May 1st at the Carson City Range.)

Scores were high, with five shooters earning the pleasure of shooting Chickens offhand in May. (Something Marty and Filipe do all the time.)

Jim B. was the only shooter to knock down all ten Pigs. Mark shot the most Rams (eight) despite a strong cross wind. And the Turkeys got a lot of hits for a change.

Speaking of Turkeys: Dave loves shooting Turkeys, and he is considered the best Turkey shooter. When my turn came to shoot ’em, during prep I attached a sling cuff; Dave said that’s not allowed in this match. So I removed the sling and tossed it aside–and proceeded to shoot my highest ever Turkey score (eight). Thanks, Dave!

We had a sudden death shoot-off for 1st and 3rd place. Due to the strong cross wind–and being too lazy to reset Pigs–we shot Chickens offhand, all four of us at once, making this our first en masse shoot-off.

“Thank you!” to each shooter for making this a pleasurable match to run and shoot.

Our next Military Silhouette match is Saturday, May 15th. (Hmm; maybe I’ll order rain…)

Name Rifle Chickens Turkeys Pigs Rams Total Hits
Jim K. M1 Garand 10 8 9 5 32
Mark Finnish M39 9 6 9 8 32
Joel Swiss K31, AK-74 6 8 9 4 27
Jim B. M1 Garand 10 2 10 5 27
Dave 1898 Krag & 1903A3 8 7 8 3 26
Roger 1903A3 & Mosin-Nagant 7 3 9 4 23
Hannah M1A 6 1 8 1 16
Filipe K31 & Lever Action 2
Offhand
0
Offhand
4
Offhand
0
Offhand
10
Phil M1 Garand 8 1 DNF DNF 9
Marty M1 Garand (.270) & M1 Carbine 2
Offhand
0
Offhand
2
Offhand
1
Offhand
5