Right after we had finished the Rimfire Benchrest match and just couldn't hold anymore of Jean's wonderful lunch, some of us went to the 200m range to shoot the monthly prone and BR match at that distance.
By this time, the temperature had topped out at 29C and there was a fairly steady 12 o'clock wind. It was hot and dry and, without shade, us old guys were at our limits of tolerance. Some shot from the benches while others shot from the ground.
In either case, it was almost impossible to see the outlines of the target which was an orange blob dancing around in the cross-hairs. Only rarely could we see the outlines or the black holes of our shots on the target. We spotted for those shooting a smaller caliber but even 30 caliber holes could not be seen easily. Thank goodness for the occasional cloud! A very good lesson in coping with boiling mirage.
Ash P. was the Match Director and scorer. He and Greg R. were the Range Officers while everyone took turns changing the targets - an enjoyable walk!
RESULTS - FULLBORE MTR (Prone):
Bert deV. - 277/7X
Ash P. - 275/5X
John McC. - 238/1X
RESULTS - LONG-RANGE BR:
Steve F. - 257/2X
John McC. - 254/3X