Yet another wonderful day for competitive shooting. The 2017 Captain James Hill Conventional Prone 1600 kicked off with wind from start to finish. The wind speeds averaged 3mph for the day with gusts up to 15mph, despite the frequent changes of direction and velocity all the competitors still had an amazing time.
Bobby D. was the victor of this rule finishing in 2nd place with a score of 1578 & 100 X’s. Our F-Class Champion John Giles proved that 10’s are the most important aspect of shooting finishing with 1579 & 95 X’s.
While the Prone Competitors have larger and sometimes easier targets, the competition was not nearly as close. Cameron Keating finished in third place with a score of 1595 & 117 X’s, just one point below Jim Gaines who bested Cameron with not only that one point but 8 additional X’s. Jim managed an amazing 1596 & 125 X’s. which earned Jim the Silver Medal and tittle of 1st Place Master. Our Champion However proved that a 1600 can be accomplished in all weather conditions, not only that but Allen Thomas shot a near perfect 400 & 39 X’s on the first event of the day! Who says 22 lr’s aren’t accurate? Allen Thomas (Photo, Right) mastered the day with a 1600 & 126 X’s. until next time, I will be on the range training. Hope to see you soon!!
Photo's & Article Posted By:
SSgt Cameron Keating
USAF Shooting Team Member