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by ShepherdTX
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Competitive Shooting
Topic: WACO TACTICAL FITNESS BIATHLON OCT 12
Replies: 17
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Re: WACO TACTICAL FITNESS BIATHLON OCT 12

ammoboy2 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:19 pm
A scope is not required, I know of competitors who have used Red dots effectively and open sights as well. You need exposure to long ranges because I have seen 20 mph cross winds during the event and the longer range targets get tricky then. You need to know hold overs and range estimation.
maybe you younger types can get by with red dots. My old eyes couldn't even see the longer targets :lol:
by ShepherdTX
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Competitive Shooting
Topic: WACO TACTICAL FITNESS BIATHLON OCT 12
Replies: 17
Views: 6024

Re: WACO TACTICAL FITNESS BIATHLON OCT 12

I did it for the first time in Feb this year. It is very challenging. I DNF'd every single stage, but had a good time and learned a lot. Over the course, I did manage to get father in to each stage before I ran out of time so there was some improvement along the way even during the race.

Part of the learning experience was equipment selection. Only had a red dot with no magnification on my rifle, and every rifle stage was 100 yards or further, up to 500ish. It was like playing a video game in hard mode and then watching everyone else use an aimbot. Next time I'll have a scope.

Also much like in other sports, where the motto is "nothing new on race day" that should apply here.
I totally ignored that and ran 300blk instead of my normal 223/556 that I had been training on.

The terrain is also a challenge. parts of it were very slippery and unstable so I had to balance speed with caution in some places.

I haven't yet signed up for Oct, but probably should before all the spots get taken. :)

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