We shot the years first reservist 3gun (SRA) match in Huovinrinne shooting range.
The stages were good with enough challenge and variance.
My biggest failure was not to check the barrel line in small hole, which cost 2 misses and I also shot 1 N/S on my side, but still managed to get second in overall!
( overall and stage results)
Also I should learn how to shoot pistol, as in stage 1, I shot one unnecessary extra shot to the “close range” target:
You saw right, the target in previous picture is huge!
Due to range restrictions, the targets could be set only to the back berm. This effectively prevents building a stage with close range and long range targets, but luckily the organizer had circumvented this, by applying greatly enlarged targets next to normal size targets 😀
Special Squad took part in Vindimurja 2015 IPSC Level 2 Competition held 3.-5.4.2015 in Estonia. The competition was stretched for 3 days, but for one shooter, the competition took only half a day.
The range type was familiar from Rewal 3gun, being a rock crushing /mine work site in the middle of a forest. Besides piles of boulders, sand and rock, there was a lot of mud and even a little “lake”.
The weather was quite cold (~ +5 deg C with some wind and a lot of moisture). This was no issue, as it was not the first time for us to be at the range when it is not summer, plus all the action kept us warm.
All paper targets were mini-IPSC and there were several No-Shoots to make the shooter to take the shots even more carefully. There were some swingers, one mover and also some longer range poppers (200, 130 and 80m). Stage descriptions can be read from Vindimurja 2015 EN stages.
Only negative thing that comes to mind, was that there were only two safety areas on the range and they were located over hundred meters from some stages. Thus it was not very convenient to adjust anything on the rifle, partly because they were far and partly because there was only 5 shooters in the squad, which meant very little spare time between shooting, preparing and all the filming/photographing.
This was the first time for us in Rifle Semiauto Open Division and there were a lot of mistakes when trying to decide what bipods are good for where, which magnification should I use or should I use the offset red dot and of course the optic it self is still “a new thing” after several years of shooting in the Standard Division with irons.
All the inconveniences a side, we really enjoyed the shooting and had a blast.