Start of the New Season

Sorry for the light posting. Last night was the start to our club 2010/2011 Indoor Silhouette season. Last year I had to skip out way too much. This year I’m hoping to get there more. For not having pulled the trigger in well over a month, I did surprisingly well, 27 and 29. Normally a decent score for me would be 30-32 out of 40 for indoor smallbore pistol. Of course, my 27 may have been a 26, depending on whether this counts:

Silhouette Ram Nose Down

I couldn’t have made the animal do this if I tried, and I’m still not sure how it ended up this way. I think the bullet just barely brushed the base, based on the paint patterns, and the fact that it took a bit of time to tip all the way. Originally I didn’t count it, then someone told me that because it would have fallen off a pedestal, it counts. Then someone else said it didn’t, but I had already changed the score. Ultimately, I decided shooting better the third relay was the better option, so I didn’t end up beating someone with a questionable animal.

4 Responses to “Start of the New Season”

  1. Matthew Carberry says:

    It’s not pining, it’s passed on. This ram is no more. It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late ram. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn’t set it on a rail, it would be pushing up the daisies. It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-ram.

  2. Carl from Chicago says:

    Oh, those poor, innocent rams. Good grief.

    Next you know, this will lead to also shooting poor, innocent pigs, turkeys, and chickens!

    The horror! I am calling PETA right now.

  3. amos says:

    I did that once – about thirty years ago. When I looked at the lead splash, I saw I had hit the Ram a glancing blow on the tip of his …. um,… you know.

    How we laughed. But I felt a little bad for the ram.

  4. Ian Argent says:

    Would it be a plausible/practical sport to shoot with a stock (as far as I know, though the mag release sticks out a bit) G17L? Looking for something other than the random e-postal to shoot.