Tuesday, April 13, 2010

2010 Service/Match Rifle MCB Quantico Schedule

2010  Service/Match Rifle MCB Quantico Schedule
13/14 Feb  QSC  Sat. 800 ag  Sunday 3x600
13/14 March VFEMI Garand Matches
10/11 April QSC Sat. 800ag  Sunday 3x600
15/16 May VFEMI Quantico 800 ag Championships
21/23 May VFEMI Virginia State Championships
12/13 June QSC  Sat. 800ag  Sunday 3x600
10/11 July  VFEMI Quantico 800 ag Championships
16/18 July VFEMI Regional Championships
11/12 Sept VFEMI Garand Matches
9/10 Oct QSC  Sat. 800ag  Sunday 3x600
13/14 Nov QSC  Sat.  800ag  Sunday 3x600
QSC XTC Match Director  JJ O’Shea  jjoshea@msn.com
VFEMI Match Director  Jim Morgan  xmorgan@hotmail.com
This schedule does not include Palma, Full bore, Long Range, benchrest, or F Class.  Please refer to specific websites or contact info for the complete schedule of events
Quantico Shooting Club   www.quanticoshootingclub.com

Schedules subject to change

See you in 2010.


I shot very well at Sunday's FRGC spring league match, and got some good advice. I ended up with a total of 458 in the 500 aggregate, which is an 'expert' score. That's a personal best, so we'll see if I can keep it up there for the next couple of matches.

The biggest improvement in terms of points came in Standing. I shot a 176-1x, which is 7 points higher than my previous personal best. I think I owe some of that to the team fire format (44 minutes for 2 shooters, alternating fire) that gives a good minute of rest between shots. I did find that I was standing with my feet too far apart, which was making me unstable, and giving me cramps in my hips.

For rapid sitting, I had a lot of time to find a good position, so I found my NPA, and a fairly settled, although not completely solid position. I was shocked to find I shot a personal best 98-4x.  I'm going to try and loosen the sling some more, and move my hand toward the receiver to see if I can get a solid position. This is based on advice I got from a high-master about shooting prone.

I'm pretty tall, so the length of pull on a A2 is too short for me. In a really comfortable position, with my had at the front swivel, my eyeball is in inch in front of the rear sight. So, I asked someone if there was a way for me to increase the LOP in Service Rifle. His first piece of advice was to move the buttstock closer to my face, and higher on my chest.This should give me a more upright head position, and move my face back from the front sight. I tried it on Rapid Prone, but had a hard time getting it settled in there, and came away with a good score of 91-1x. 

After watching me shoot rapid prone, he basically told me to bring my left hand toward the receiver and loosen up the sling. I had been trying to keep my left had at the swivel, and make it tight enough to press firmly into my shoulder, al a David Tubb. It just doesn't work for me. I'm also going to have to go back to using to adhesive to keep my hand in place.
He also told me I should keep my wrist straight, bend my right leg, and shift my hips to adjust my NPA for each shot, but keep my left elbow planted.  I loosened the sling one hole from #0 to #1. After the stage was over, he had me loosen it more, and it ended up on the last hole (#4?) before I got a good position that didn't move in dry-fire.

So, Slow Prone I think I shot a personal best 93, and the last 4-5 shots were all Xs and 10s, but I didn't get a chance to completely record my results. I need my own score keeper :-)