Monday, March 20, 2006

March 16, 17 and 18 Final Tune up shoots for the Pairs Match

We had a fairly leisurely morning after the opening ceremony since we were not shooting until the afternoon. We had our breakfast then said our good byes to the people we were rooming with and wished them good luck in their matches. A volunteer driver took us back to Bendigo and we headed out to the range. 300, 500 and 600 yards in the afternoon with our second rifles was our plan. I shot my Swing at 300 and decided then and there to switch to the Angel. Pat had his shoot and decided that his Barnard was out shooting his Musgrave. So we had our rifle decisions made. On the 17th we had a long day, shooting 900 and 1000 once each in the morning and the afternoon practice sessions. In the evening the hotel laid on a jazz band in honour of St. Patrick’s Day. The 18th was a dry run for the pairs, 300, 500 and 600 in the morning and 900 and 1000 in the afternoon. Pat and I skipped the 500 and 900 to avoid playing ourselves out before the match itself.
The practice was with our number one guns and went well. That brings us to the Pairs Match which we will be firing tomorrow and an early night for all of us. Cheers, Jim.


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