Some inspiration and hope for the week

Hope these inspire you!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

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8 responses to “Some inspiration and hope for the week

  1. Stan – Lots of great ones, but I got a real chuckle out of: “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.”
    I was dancing out your way last Saturday and had a ball.
    SF,
    OG

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    • I loved that quote, too!! What were you doing? Getting tuned up for the next big match?

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      • Last week was a team practice for Camp Perry, but this week (Thurs-Sun) is a big regional match. I’ll shoot the first and last days…and hope I can recover with a two day break.
        I’m this close to picking up a M1903A4 (scope-mounted ‘Ought-3’) for use in the vintage sniper matches. When I get it, you’ll have to come over and put a few downrange.

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        • Nice! And when’s the big Camp Perry matches? Have you qualified for them, or is that what this regional match this week is all about?

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          • We go to the matches during the third week of July, with the M1A/M14 match being on 24 July.
            The matches are actually ‘open registration’. Anyone can sign up, which pretty well guarantees my goal of finishing ‘not last’.
            🙂

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            • Ah! I see! You know, it’s a wonder they don’t get swamped with shooters who aren’t very good, who’d still require valuable range time… Oh, and I’m more than confident you don’t have to worry about being last! : )

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              • The attitude appears to be ‘the more the merrier’. It isn’t cheap to register and equip yourself, and with 100 firing point ranges they can (and do) easily handle thousands of shooters per day.
                The money brought in to the local economy is pretty significant too. In addition to the eating, drinking, and lodging money, the local youths earn $150/day working the targets down in the pits. (Shooters can either take their turns pulling targets, or pool their money and hire a team of two to do the work.)
                One of the greatest Camp Perry stories of all time offers a good reason to allow all comers to bring their A game:
                http://riflemansjournal.blogspot.com/2009/08/history-dad-farr-and-farr-trophy.html
                Enjoy the read.

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  2. Marine Bob Rohrer writes a good recap of the story here:
    http://www.bobrohrer.com/sea_stories/end_of_an_era.pdf

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