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2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 am
by Singleshot S.A.
Good luck to those who are coming to Monarto here in South Australia to compete in the BP Long Range Championships.

I know Brent is coming, anyone else.?
Will see you there hopefully.
S.s.SA.

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:54 am
by Brent
Not coming. I am here!

Wandering around town anyway. Shooting at Murray Bridge is a ways off yet (Monday).

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:05 am
by Ranch 13
Hope you do well Brent. Good job in getting there.

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:45 pm
by Kurt
Brent hold tight and do your best.
Kurt

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:04 pm
by Brent
I'll have to hold tight just to keep my rifle from blowing out of my hands. The winds have been very heavy every day that I've been here. Like 15 plus minutes heavy.

No sign of that changing. Shooting starts Monday (Sunday back home).

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:51 pm
by Kurt
You will do well. If possible and if you have time I would like to see what is going on here or E-Mail. Not many of us can get the opportunity to shoot that match......Kurt

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:20 pm
by Brent
How will do my Best to keep you informed. However, I have no idea what my connectivity to the outside world will be like once we are in Murray bridge beginning tonight. It is spotty enough as it is here in Adelaide

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:55 pm
by Singleshot S.A.
Mac Donalds will have wifi Brent, there is one in Murray Bridge on the main drag.

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:48 pm
by Kurt
Kurt wroteCOLON
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:51 pm
You will do well.

If possible and if you have time I would like to see what is going on here or E-Mail. Not many of us can get the opportunity to shoot that match......Kurt
:D OK lets try it this way. :D

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:47 pm
by Brent
Singleshot S.A. wroteCOLON
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:55 pm
Mac Donalds will have wifi Brent, there is one in Murray Bridge on the main drag.
God help me if I find myzelf in a McDonald's here in Australia. Had a great time last night at the Bombay bicycle club .I think I'll leave McDonald's for desperate moments at home. :)

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:33 pm
by rfd
best of luck to ya, brent - tie yer hat down tight on yer noggin and keep yer spirits high! i'm rootin' for ya! Image Image

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:54 pm
by Brent
Well 1 and 2/3rds days are in the books.

Yesterday, we shot midrange yesterday (300, 500, 600m).
Scores are listed somewhere. I think you can see them at
Ssaapara.org.au. BTW, all individual matches are shot without spotter or coaching.

I have only a phone and very little of normal capability.

However, the Americans seem to be doing well, though I know I dropped some foolish points for reasons I dont understand. If you check out that web page you will know more than I.

Our top 4 individual shooters were Dave Munch, Hippy Hopkins, Ray Hanson, and Dave Hullo. So they became the USA 4-man midrange team for the midrange team match today. Weather was wild. Winds built into the 20 mph÷, gusts much higher. Many hats, shooting mats, and sight setting books blew downrange to be lost for at least 2 hrs. At 500 m it also started to rain. The Americans shot longest, well into the hard downpour, but we shot well and enjoy a comfortable lead of at least 15 point with the 600m remaining. Match was called with more downpour piling up on us. With a perfect shot being a 5-pt "V", we should be able to hold on when we finish the midrange team match tomorrow.

I will try to post a video of the wind later. It was impressive.

Tomorrow, after the conclusion of the team match, we will begin the long range portion (800m and 1000YARDS). A long range team match will follow that.

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:01 am
by Brent

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:53 am
by Brent
Wind video from Cindy Heismann. Watch the trees.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j8SNg9RRON8

Re: 2017 World Championships. Australia.

PostedCOLON Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:55 am
by Kurt
Thank you Brent for posting this.
It looks like there are a fine bunch of hard holders in this event. You guys are holding your own in those conditions. It pays to practice shooting in those conditions.

Kurt