Wyoming Tactical Rifle Championship (WTRC) 2013

Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 7,102 Senior Member
This past Friday-Sunday Darrell and I competed together as a team again for a second time.
Having never competed together before we had some hiccups. This year those problems were all but gone.
There were some new teams this year too and it seemed most teams had raised the bar in terms of skill.
We took second place. Third was a good 900 points behind us, and we were behind 1st by about 550 points after the four field courses.
A local team took first this year. They are both great guys and great field shooters.
The biggest and most costly point wise for us, was that my barrel was to thin and when I had to shoot long strings of 14+ shots at distance in heat, accuracy went down. That will be fixed for sure! We already knew that this was likely going to be a problem. But we went with what we had.
The other hitch was that my brake came loose during the end of course 4 (long range again of course). Again a issue that will be easily solved.
Plan on using the 7 LRM again next year. My Glock 17 with the Leupold DeltaPoint did great out to 60+ yards.
Darrell and I had a great time together and we enjoyed renewing friendships from years past. It is a great group of guys.
We need to get a couple G&A teams to come out and play.
You will have a lot of fun and meet a lot of great people.
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Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,121 Senior Member
    Loks like it was a mite cooler there than here, that guy in the last picture on the right forgot to smile for the camera:)

    What distances did you shoot at and why did you need a Glock for a tactical rifle shoot?
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,950 Senior Member
    Good deal. Glad you guys did well.

    How many teams were there this year?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    Sunday morning was the coolest day of the three and the least physically demanding:jester:
    Most targets are 10" square steel, with a good number 5" upside down triangles.
    Service pistol out to 50 yards, with bonus targets being further
    Carbine out to 500 yards with bonus targets being further
    Precision is out to 1000 yards with bonus targets being further.
    Some targets cannot be engaged (Viewed) from the prone position. Others are hidden pretty good!
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Looks like it was a mite cooler there than here, that guy in the last picture on the right forgot to smile for the camera:)

    What distances did you shoot at and why did you need a Glock for a tactical rifle shoot?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    15 or 16
    Zee wrote: »
    Good deal. Glad you guys did well.

    How many teams were there this year?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,393 Senior Member
    That looks like a lot of fun.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,950 Senior Member
    But, I have to ask. Were you "Tactical" during your participation in this event?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    Uh, Uh, Uh, I wore blue jeans one day. Does that make me tactical?
    I did use a cool molle pack (that is tactical, right?). Lighter weight and kept me cooler:applause:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Dang, I wuz looking fer a heard of buffalo on your first two pics or some Injins! That is what you call wide open spaces for sure.

    Congrats :guns::guns:
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    Yep.
    I don't know if irritate is the word. I would say most of them realize what a SP can do. It becomes more about who is spotting and shooting.
    The one area where a SP is a negative is the time it takes to reacquire for your second shot and that I cannot spot my own shots.
    cpj wrote: »
    So you took 2nd in a RIFLE competition with a pistol?
    That's gotta irritate the rifle guys.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Dang, I wuz looking fer a heard of buffalo on your first two pics or some Injins! That is what you call wide open spaces for sure.

    Congrats :guns::guns:

    We shoot in some tighter area as well, but it is wide open country.
    Really appreciate Ken Stoecklin coming up from Casper and taking a lot of pictures. He took all the ones above from the team on team part.
    I will try to post some other pics later on.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,825 Senior Member
    :up:

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
    Here are some pics for you. Thanks to Ken Stoecklin (Bear Tooth Photography) from Casper who took all of these pictures! Maybe we can get Ken a partner and have him shooting more than pictures in the future :)
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    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,102 Senior Member
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    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    Congratulations.
    It looks like a great way to spend time. Love the pics.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,950 Senior Member
    Cool pictures!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,331 Senior Member
    Great pictures. That looks like it's almost too much fun.....:up:
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