Matches: AM Long Range Practices. PM Short Range Practices Location: Bisley Century Range Weather: AM: (till 10am) Rain then Cloud. PM Sunshine/Overcast
Temp: 09 Degrees Wind: 6mph - 8mph left to right. Distances: 500 - 300 Long Range Practices 100 - 300 Short Range Practices After the mandatory Range Briefing courtesy of Peter Cottrell and Dave Camp, and with the welcoming of quite a few new to CSR shooters, the matches began.
Fair to say the shooters on Details A&B suffered with some terrible weather, persistent rain throughout their Long Range practices match stopping just as they finished their last practice. That being said, great scoring coming through. The wind was tricky to navigate through out the day. The ground between firing points was of course wet and soggy but nothing a good pair of waterproof boots cannot handle! In the butts, the usual difficulties applied, non sticky patches on wet targets, newly cleaned frames had issues and weren't moving particularly well and a lack of small spotting discs. The sun did make an appearance just after 10, and who said the Met office dont get it right! The afternoon practices kicked off on time and again, lots of great scoring from both A-B & C-D details. Most people enjoy the Bisley Bullet practice, nice small figure 14 window with its 4 inch scoring zone, get this right and points follow! The day completing just after 4:15!
Well done to the match winners in all categories, not an easy day. And thanks to the RCOs, Butt I/Cs and wing officers for efficient control and organisation. Next match: Sunday December 3rd. Few snaps from my phone below: