hey! every now and again good triumphs over evil!...er...old age and treachery defeat youth and vigor!
tonight was our weekly smallbore match and rs39 (moriarity...my eeeevil nemesis. he always turns in higher match scores than me! damnit!) a i showed up early and shot the first relay.
prone started with rs39 muttering an "oh fuck!" and me offering up a couple of "shit!" epitaths.
going to kneeling (hell, i'm OLD and i kneel! that young pup, rs39, uses the nra permitted sitting position! i, moron that i am, kneel per issf rules.) we both continue posting mediocre scores!
off hand comes along. oooohhhh goody! my worst position.
i HATE awfulhand...er...offhand!
rs39 even pointed out to me that he almost posted a reply in another thread about standing in front of me at 200 yards! at least he said he would turn sideways! that made me feel better.
yeah...he'ld be pretty safe if i was shooting offhand!
i hear another "fuck" from him...and i'm sure he heard the "aw crap" and "for the love of pete!" type shit i was muttering.
imagine, an old man shooting open sights! with my eyes that little black dot gets fuzzy really fast!
one fella described his offhand position as "directing traffic"! i think that applies to me as well!! if they tied a flag to my muzzle it would look like i was leading a parade!
after packing up, i went over to check the scores. as usual, i got rs39 in prone (i'm old...but steady on my belly!) by a scant 3 points. he's really improving!
rs39 took me by a point in kneeling.
we TIED for offhand!!!!
thank you mother teresa for a miracle!!!
don't worry, rs39! next week you'll go back to kicking my ass by 20 points!!! heheh!
one of these days, one of us will whup on that 12 year-old girl that was shooting in the second relay. the little shit shot a 98 in prone! sucks to be old and have lived a hard life!
if you guys haven't tried smallbore 3-position competition yet, you really owe it to yourself to try it. win, lose or draw, rs39 and i have a riot trying our best to hit that ö1/4" x-ring with each and every shot.