Sunday, May 29, 2005

Rattle them plates!!

Pegi rattles the plates.

KeeWee and I just got back from the “Rimfire Hanging Steel Plate Shoot” at Central Whidbey, and a good time was had by all. The targets are six steel discs, of varying sizes, depending on the distance. The match is shot from four distances, ten, fifteen, twenty, and twenty-five yards. The telephoto lens makes it look like they are closer than they really are.

You get three rounds, or flights, of six shots from each distance. You are limited to six seconds to get off the six shots. Any shots beyond the six seconds don’t count. After everyone has shot, the shooting station is moved back to the next distance, and so on. You get one point for each plate you hit.

We shoot an iron sight and an optical sight class, since a red dot sight is an advantage in terms of target acquisition time. Both classes were really close, and were decided in the final round!

LouG, bless his heart, just had to remind me of how close it was, right before I shot at the final distance. (Don’t worry, I’ll get him for that somehow!) What pressure!!

After the dust had settled and the plates stopped ringing, I had narrowly squeaked out a win both in iron sight (very close) and optical sight (also close).

KeeWee came in with a very respectable fourth in optical. Shooting a Beretta U22 Neos. (Watch for a write-up on the Neos in a future Rim Fire Race Guns post.

AnalogKid wasn’t able to make it to this shoot. Just as well, he probably would have kicked my butt…………

NOTE: More plate shoot pictures are here.


At Wednesday, June 01, 2005 9:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mikey,
You never hear what I say to the other shooters. YOU got off easy.



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