Monday, November 14, 2005

Battlerifles On Board

No, this isn't an article about transporting "Assault Rifles" on vessels.

This is about shooting wooden posts with semi-automatic rifles.

The Tri County Gun Club has a Practical Rifle match every month, and at their last month Match Director Randy S. set up a 'fun stage' at the end of the match. He put a couple of 4x4 posts erected vertically into a shooting bay, arrayed the competitors in a line, and timed how long it took them to break it into two pieces with rifle fire.

There were two squads, so he filmed each squad as they 'assaulted' a post.

Fastest time was 10.366 seconds. (I didn't catch the time for the other squad.)

These are quicktime movies, the first one is 1.5mb and the second one is 1.7mb.

Randy also has a large number of still photos on his YAHOO photo gallery account, most of them depicting people shooting in mud and rain and gravel, in awkward and contorted positions, at targets very far away. I think these guys are people who rejected Rugby because it was too tame.

When I get the address of Randy's Practical Rifle Photo Gallery, I'll add it to this post.

Email from Randy, the URL for his Yahoo Practical Rifle Photo Gallery is here.

If you look at the 2005 Nov album, you'll see photos taken on the same day as the board-busting exercise.

Here's one of them.

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