This year I will again try my hand at the Sporting Rifle Match held in Raton, NM the Sunday following Boomershoot. You can revisit my rather embarrassing first experience at this event here.
As unprepared as I was for the event last year (if you didn’t read the linked post, I was just staying at the NRA center in Raton, doing some shooting and met a couple of younger guys who suggested I join them for the event. I did).
This year I’ll have the proper gear and better knowledge of my scope and rifle. Whether I’ll shoot any better remains to be seen, but I’ve prepared my body along with the gear. I’ve dropped some poundage and have been exercising more so hopefully I won’t be so gassed walking the stages with my gear and rifle.
I’m going with the .308 Remington again. I changed scopes and have zeroed the rifle at 200 yds. so I ought to be able to get closer to the targets than before.
I’ll be using the rifle on a bipod and this time I have the proper sling swivel stud to mount the bipod securely. My 200 yd. zero was on the ground prone with the bipod.
I’ll be using Boomershoot as a warmup for the match in New Mexico.
I love Springtime . . . . lots of driving (Michigan to Idaho and down to New Mexico and back) good shooting and being with friends that I get to see only at Boomershoot.