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Son and I just returned from our first trip to the Sagebrush shoot. He was shooting a shootable but unfinished RB#5 in 38-50. Unfortunately the only bullets we had were 249 grs with a hard alloy and a lube for smokeless. He didn't give up even tho it fouled and leaded up within 4 rounds of each 8 round string. NEXT YEAR....we will have a proper bullet in a proper alloy with proper lube that has gone thru a decent load development process.
The crap mounts that come with the Leatherwood scope are best replaced with bunch of rubber bands. We git sight settings for the various targets then measured the tube height about the base. we then reset it for every target against that measurement. Another set of mounts is in order.
I complained about a young set of eyes using the scope while his dear old dad used irons. I amazed myself and hit 20 using an equally unprepared 40-65. Only achieved thru the kind spotting of a couple fellow competitors.
We'll be back, better prepared, more practiced but still determined to have as much or more fun as this year.
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