As promised, here is a detailed multipost on the 500 yard prone match I shot Saturday. I know, its not as cool as a mag dump or ad for protein powder but here we go: #youcandrinkproteinwhilereading #orflattummytea
So a 500 yard mid-range prone match is very easy to participate in, you don’t have to race around blasting away at things super fast, you don’t need specialized guns/gear, and you don’t even have to be in good shape… You just have to be a good shot! Basically, you shoot three strings of 20 rounds each, beginning with two additional sighters per string that don’t count towards your score. You aren’t under much time constraint since you have around 22 minutes per string of fire. So all in all you need 66 rounds for this match, plus some extras if you want to sight in beforehand. While you shoot, another group pulls targets for you, more about that later.
This was my first time shooing a 500 yard prone match and it was very relaxing and laid back compared to other types of matches and shooting that I’ve done! Even pulling targets, as you can see in my first photo, is interesting. You wait for the shot to hit, then swing down the metal carrier (the one next to me is in the down position while mine is above my head) and score the target, adding indicators to let the shooter know where they hit and what the score was. Then, after all three strings are shot, you switch and you become the shooter while they pull your target in the pit.
This time out I had a choice of shooting my GAP or Tac30, both tactical .308 bolt actions, and went with the Tac30. I also ran my @silencerco Omega as well. There is a special F-TR class just for .308 or .223 rifles so you aren’t up against those with insanely specialized gear. All I needed was my usual shooting mat, bipod, and my rear bag that I always use, nothing to buy. I highly recommend you give it a try if you have the chance, it isn’t physically taxing but really tests your accuracy. I’m definitely going to do this again. #endtransmission @nra_blog @badgerordnance @gorillaammo @vortexoptics @nanukcases