Eastern Games, Day Three…

Today was another double header. I started the morning by firing my K31 in the last Vintage Military Rifle match.

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The guy on the next firing position likes Swiss rifles as well!

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The match started out well with a score of 94-2X in the slow fire prone stage. In the rapid fire stage I again rushed the clock, dropping 16 points. An 84 here is merely ok. To earn anything at this point means I have to do really well in the offhand stage. Unfortunately, this was not to be. A pair of “5”s dashed my hopes of at least a bronze medal.

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The second match of the day was the M1 Carbine match. The Carbine is very light to carry into battle and thus difficult to shoot accurately in the standing position.

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The first two stages went well scoring  a 92-1X and 86-0X respectively. The Carbine match has an additional stage to shoot. The sitting or kneeling rapid fire course. Most everyone; including myself, opts for the sitting position. While more accurate than kneeling, it is not the most comfortable position to fire in. I managed a 73-1X while sitting. This was followed by the dreaded standing stage. My resultant 74-0X gave me a total score of 325-2X. While respectable, it was three points shy of awarding my a bronze medal.

 

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