Today was the regular monthly 'Military Rifle Match' at my club. The matches follow the High Power rules fairly closely, with all targets scaled to the 100 yard range. Each month's match has a theme, and most of the regular shooters try to stick somewhere within it. This month: 'Frozen Chosin', with rifles from the Korean war era.
How did the fat old man do? Well, using Liberty (My Garand), I managed a 395/500 with all shots scoring. Today's score was my second best ever, especially as I use no special gear aside from an old shooting mat and a spotting scope. I shoot against myself, and seek to boil it down to me, the rifle, and the target. My goal.... to be proficient with my rifle, and to hit the target I aim at. There are shooters there far better than I.... but I do okay.
There is a satisfaction in that, and a certain feeling of competence in the ability to do what's needed.
Now... some images from the match:
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