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Old April 14, 2018, 10:19 PM   #1
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advice for first f class open shooter?

Signed up for my first 600 yard match for next Saturday.
Was hoping for more time to get ready, but well...
Match is at Reade Range in central PA.
Yesterday and today temps in the 80's. By tomorrow evening saying 40's.
So, sunscreen, tee shirt, shorts, long johns, parka and mittens.. Lol

Just got done loading 140 rounds of 7mm-08AI.
40 for practice at a 300 yard range during the week.

Anything i should check off of the list of periferials would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
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Old April 15, 2018, 12:07 AM   #2
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Determine the come ups from 300 to 600 yards, if you have not already done that.

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Old April 15, 2018, 12:11 AM   #3
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1) Have fun.
2) Don’t focus on the scores.
And most important....
3) Make sure your round does not go over the berm.
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Old April 15, 2018, 08:35 AM   #4
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Already have come up in my Strelok.

For me just shooting is fun.
I don't care if i come in dead last score wise.
Looking at it as a learning experience.
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Old April 15, 2018, 04:27 PM   #5
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The guys at Reade are gentlemen. Anything you forgot they will likely have a spare or be willing and able to help you in some way. Ask about any special range rules.
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Old April 17, 2018, 03:00 PM   #6
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Think they'll let me borrow one of their 1/4 MOA rifles???

Just kidding!!
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I've actually lent a rifle at a service rifle matche. I did it to prove to a beginner he was wrong to think the fact his stock rifle could outshoot him from a bench rest meant it was pointless to have something better. He set a new personal best by 10 points with my rifle. But that was a match Garand that shot about 1 moa at the time and not a 1/4 moa gun, so maybe the example doesn't count. Also, he was a junior, and we have, in my opinion, and obligation to do what we can to encourage them.

At 600, the wind is more of a factor than at three hundred. Anything you can do to prepare for that is valuable. If you're not a veteran wind reader, reading books on how to do it—by Saturday—could help.
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