Saturday’s Schützenfest was a grand time as always. My 1942 K31 did it’s part well. Me, well that is another story. I did and I didn’t.
I was happy with the Feldschiessen match. The B4 target; despite the superimposed A10 scoring rings, is scored as shown here.
Nothing outside of the black is always a good sign. I got a little loose but the group was nicely centered. The resultant 62 points was good enough to anchor me another Karte! So far this year, I am three for three.
The Einzelwettschiessen is a prone slow fire match. It can fired with either 10 or 15 rounds with a cut off score of either 84 or 126 points. If the shooter fires the 15 round match he can continue with another 15 rounds on a separate A10 target firing from the kneeling position. To date, I have only done well enough to shoot the Meisterschaft once. In May of 2017 I had posted an Einzelwettschiessen score of 137 points. I was encouraged to press on and shoot the Meisterschaft. It was very difficult but I posted a good score. The total of 248 points was just enough to earn me a silver medal!
But that was not to be this time. I was doing very well though the initial ten rounds. Since I already earned a medal score of 84 points the previous month, I elected to fire another five rounds with the plan to continue with the Meisterschaft.
I should have stopped at the first ten and been happy with another medal score. Nope, the last of the five rounds killed it. That “4” at 4 o’clock ruined everything. With a tally of 122 points, this Einzelwettschiessen goes in the books as “should have quit while you were ahead”.