I made a few minor technical corrections. Other than that this is word for word from an email I received from Brian K. about his first visit to Boomershoot:
“Go ahead, shoot a few rounds!”
A kind offer from the Boomershoot attendee I was spotting for.
His spotter had to cancel last minute, so I had the novel pleasure of walking this gentleman in at 700 yards.
Now he was spotting for me!
“I should start at the 375 yard targets,” I attempted to wimp out.
“I’m already sighted in at 700 yards. Just go for those” he insisted.
Remembering everything Appleseed taught me, I fired my first round at a 7″ explosive target almost a half mile away.
Miss. But less than 10 feet off, so not terrible.
Miss. Miss. Miss. Am I going to hit *anything*?
Miss. Miss. Hit!
700 yards is so far that you can bring your eyes up from your scope, see the detonation, and let out a holler of joy before the sound reaches you.
I scored a few more hits at 700, including a single first round hit.
I learned two things at my first Boomershoot:
- I am capable of far more accuracy that I know
- I need to practice far more than I do
Thankfully Boomershoot is just three months away and there is still space on the Sunday firing line so you can discover how well you fare vs small explosive pizza boxes at half a mile.