I completed the Distance is your friend class of the Looter Shooter rifle postal match today. This was inspired by the events following hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. I wasn’t able to conjure up a hurricane here in north central Idaho but we did have rain, wind, and a flood watch:
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
224 AM MDT SAT OCT 1 2005
124 AM PDT SAT OCT 1 2005 /224 AM MDT SAT OCT 1 2005/
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR
PORTIONS OF EXTREME WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EXTREME WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO THROUGH 6 PM MDT / 5 PM PDT/ THIS AFTERNOON.
A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM…WITH AN ABUNDANT SOURCE OF TROPICAL MOISTURE…WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER THE WATCH AREA THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE AFFECTED AREAS. THE OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO CREATE CONDITIONS THAT ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND DEBRIS FLOWS.
THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
These shooting conditions were a contributing factor to me choosing the Quote of the Day for today.
I had planned to shoot it at the Boomershoot site and do at least one set of targets out to 700 yards. That just didn’t work out. My schedule is such that I wouldn’t be able to get out there before the results are due. Instead I went to the Lewiston Pistol Club range where the most distance I could get was 200 yards.
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It was wet:
It was muddy:
It was supposed to be shooting from behind cover. I was peaking over the top of a hill and looking down the road toward the oncoming “looters”:
I shot the match with two different rifles. One was an AR-15 that I have been having problems with the scope off and on. I thought it was fixed but it was broken again today. It’s time to send it in for repair. The picture above was taken looking over the top of that rifle. The results are for my .300 Win Mag (picture taken a different day at a different range):
Some of the following targets have a couple .223 holes in them in addition to the .30 caliber holes. Please ignore those.
Total: 97/100 4X.