Well, figuring out what to do yesterday carried into today. The shooter next to me was from Great Britain and he was very good. I came out strong with nine 10′s on the first ten shots but stumbled a little on the next ten shots. I averaged 96 out of 100 points.
We had a couple of hours to relax so we went back to the hotel for a nap and then back to the shooting range for practice in the “prone” position. All the “standing” position shooting really makes “prone” feel easy.
After taking “sighters” to fine tune the rifle I decided to shoot 40 shots (normal match is 60) to see how it felt. After 40 shots I shot 1 – 9 for a total of 399 points out of a possible 400. This is just practice though but I’m feeling pretty good going into tomorrow.
As much as I want to do as well as possible, I should shoot well enough for a MQS – which is a 594 out of 600. If I shoot the same way I did in practice I should make it. Icing on the cake would be shooting well enough to make the finals.
There will probably be around 5 athletes shooting a perfect score tomorrow so if they are choosing the top 8 scores I will have to be a 599 or maybe a 598.
The experience is amazing and we are learning so much!
I shoot tomorrow around 12 noon. This could be big!!!
I’ll update you tomorrow night.
Overall, today was a success and a great experience.