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FWB 300S: 2nd Place 25 Meter Springer at EBR Matches. What it took, and . . .

I_Like_Irons

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    First, I'll start by showing you what I got from going there in the first place.

    Here is a picture of the loot. I forgot the t-shirt since it was in the laundry. Almost all the SWAG fits into an AoA shopping bag so it really does not take up all that much room.

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    Next is the rifle, scope set-up, and pellets. This older club rifle has seen quite a bit of use over its life. I topped it with a SWFA SS 20x fixed power scope with true mildot reticule. The base is a B-Square adjustable droop mount with Vortex rings. I shot JSB 10.34 Exacts. I do not know the exact velocity, but my best guess is that the rifle pushed them out at about 515 ft/s or so. This slow speed made
    wind drift quite interesting.

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    My final score was a "measly" 641 - 6X, but apparently it was good enough for second place. The entire springclass was relegated to shooting the first few benches, where the wind is reputed to be extremely difficult. I found that this is indeed the case as it was even a bit more difficult than my home ranges which are quite tricky as well.

    Here are the targets with the 10 ring being a mere 2mm in diameter.

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    Finally, to give you an idea of what it took, here is a picture of my sights superimposed on a target. To its right is the area of my hold with nine-ring sized representative aiming points. Below, are those aiming points with the extreme hits I saw relative to the cross-hairs. The shaded area in this last picture is where the pellets landed in my view. 

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