Finally, it is match day! The day is a triple-header involving two rifles. The first match is the CMP Service Rifle match using my AR-15A2.
I had neglected to photograph my targets, but I ended up with a fairly OK score of 261-1X out of a possible 300-30X.
Second up in the day’s events is the Combat Rifle match. Also, with my AR-15A2.
Stage One is rapid fire prone. Ten rounds with a reload in 60 seconds.
Stage Two is rapid fire kneeling. Ten rounds with a reload in 60 seconds.
Stage Three is the Offhand Snap. Ten single round engagements of 5 seconds each. The shooter stands with the rifle loaded and shouldered at the low ready. With each command of “Targets” the shooters have five seconds to aim and fire one shot. After each shot, the rifle is lowered back down to the low ready position.
I was happy with the resultant total of 128-11v out of a possible 150-30v.
The last event of the day is the Swiss Schützenfest. My rifle is a 1942 7.5x55mm Karabiner K31
We are allowed six sighters before the start of the Obligatorisches Programm. I fired three rounds and declared myself ready.
The Obligatorisches Programm is the Swiss Army qualification test. You must qualify during the season in order to be eligible for awards in the other Schützenfest events. Part one is five rounds slow fire on the A5 target. Yes, there are six bullet holes in my target. The competitor on my left cross fired on to my target. His was the low shot in the “4” ring. I know this as I was finished shooting and had spotted my shots. So, perfect score!
Part two is done in a progressively faster series on the B4 target. Which is scored as shown below.
Five rounds, slow fire. Two rounds in 20 seconds. Three rounds in 30 seconds. The series ends with five rounds in 40 seconds.
I was doing great keeping everything in the black. Well, until the last five rounds where I shanked one. But I managed to earn 74 points to easily qualify!
The second event is the Feldschiessen. Eighteen rounds for record on the B4 target. As with earlier, the Feldschiessen gets faster as it progresses. It begins with 6 rounds slow fire. Three rounds in 20 seconds. Then another three rounds in 20 seconds. And finally, 6 rounds in 50 seconds. I got loose on the last five rounds. Way too loose! Alas; with a score of 53 points, I missed the cutoff for being awarded a Karte!
So, I qualified the first time out, so I don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the season. The Feldschiessen was a near miss. I was tired and cold so elected to end my day there and forgo wasting scarce GP11 ammunition on the Einzelwettschiessen and the Meisterschaft