Thursday, March 17, 2011
Day One of the Wildcats Matches
There's no doubt about it -- Lones Wigger is still the best there is. After the 160 shots for record, Lones leads the Wildcats at the end of the first day. Shooting an almost perfect 1599, he out Xed Tarl Kempley and they both went only one pt up on Rea Kempley -- who out Xed everybody with an amazing 136 Xs.
I was positioned on the line between Frank Fisher (Wisc) and Shannon Dreaker, a Junior from Colorado, with my friend Doug Frerich one over from Frank. All our targets looked about the same. Stewart Lind and Jim Cob were running away with the class win. I had wanted to shoot a 1580 so now eleven down I could only lose 9 more with 2 matches (4 targets) left to go. The 50 m match saw wind go to the SW and I shot a lot of sighters making sure that it stayed there. Things went better and I lost only 5 pts in the usually difficult 50 m match and now, with a min Left windage on the gun, got all but two pts in the 50 yd match. So I squeeked in just above my goal with a 1582. Last year I shot a 1578 on day one, but last year's 1596 score on Day 2- Any sight match is going to be be very hard to match.
On the Master class end of the line the battle for overall lead was just as hot as Rick Curtis describes here: "The old lion leads the Cat" Click Here
Now I'll go mount the Scope for tomorrow's Any Sight match -- Day two of the WildCats!
Posted by Hawkeye