Monday, July 09, 2007

CWSA Hanging Plate Match -- 07/08/07

KeeWee tags a plate!

We had a great rimfire hanging plate match at CWSA on Sunday. The weather started out partly cloudy but by mid morning it was beautiful, and not to hot either! We had nine optical sight shooters and seven iron sight shooters, which allowed the match to move along quickly and be over by noon. Evil Al and Rainy were off to the big handgun shoot in Montrose, Colorado, so it seemed strange not having them there. Wayne F. (Dad) and Mike F. (son) were there, and both are new shooters this year. Wayne shot well ,but was overshadowed by son Mike, who is taking to competitive shooting like a duck to water. Fortunately for me, Mike seems to be picking up iron sight shooting faster than optical sight, but if he keeps improving as fast as he is, he's going to be unbeatable in the near future, regardless of class!

The basic format is to take six shots in six seconds at 6 steel plates. You do this three times from 10, 15, 20, and 25 yards. The 10 yard plates are 4" in diameter, and each 5 yards you move back ,the plates are 1" larger, finishing up at 25 yards with 7" plates. Your score is the number of plates you hit, with a perfect score being 72.

When all the smoke had cleared, in the iron sight class Mike F. had posted one of the best scores ever shot at CWSA with 60 points. I straggled in to second place with 56.

The optical sight class was very close with several shooters in a position to win after the first and second rounds, with Mike F. leading by a couple of plates, followed by me, and KeeWee right behind us. Final scores after four rounds had Mr. C. with 68, Mike F. with 63, and KeeWee with 56.

Everyone had a grand time, lots of jokes and kidding around, and we all had lots of fun.

After all, this is only a game, and if you aren't enjoying yourselves, why not go find something that you DO enjoy, and do that instead, instead of taking it so seriously that it stops being fun?



At Thursday, July 12, 2007 2:12:00 PM, Blogger Mike said...

That does sound like fun. But I think there are a lot of people who enjoy taking things so seriously that it stops being fun.



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