by Hap Rocketto
Perhaps Aeolus had grown upset by the cavalier attitude of the many riflemen and women who, grown complacent during the any sight phase of Conventional prone, presumed that Metric’s only challenge would be the smaller target.
The 71 shooters were taught the error of their false pride as the winds flicked left and right, picked up and let off, and whirled like a Dervish. No one was immune to shots outside of the nine ring and eights were common among the top tier of shooters.
Howard Pitts’s 394-15X was the best anyone could muster on the 50 Yard Match. The Dewar was won with a 391-18X by Nancy Tompkins and ten day ended, mercifully for many, with Hank Gray’s 388-20X.
Gray’s final match lofted him to the top of the heap with an 1165-60X but Tompkins and Michele Bohren are right behind with 1160s.
The team match was a paper match. While any win is laudatory a paper match victory is much like successful surgery on a cadaver. The match was won by the Lapua Exactors, Tompkins and the newly crowned Conventional champ Kevin Nevius