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  1. #501
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    Did the Lead Farm RnG this past Saturday.

    Made it home safely, got some rest and finally got a chance to get my kit all cleaned up. That sticky Missouri mud, once dried, can be tough to remove. My poor Salomon Speed Assault shoes sure are taking a beating, but they are holding up well.

    Matt's matches have proven to be made for marksman and trail runners, and this one proved no different. Compounding the trail running was the 1.5" of rain received the night before the match. The ground was saturated, every low spot had standing water and every little creek was running full blast. One didn't even try to keep your feet dry on the trail. Wouldn't matter anyway as some of the obstacles had over knee deep water. You were going to get wet!

    The morning started out pretty nice, but clouds moved in and a brisk South breeze started blowing, making your waiting time darn right chilly (especially having been soaked). But everyone persevered and made the best of it.

    Lead Farm RnGs are generally high round count matches with lots of longer distance rifle steel. Couple that with some very challenging pistol stages and you have an interesting and stimulating match. There were a total of 6 stages, with most stages being a combination of rifle and pistol. This match did feature a rifle only and a pistol only stage. Rifle targets were anywhere from about 100 yards out to 600 with most being between 150 and 400 yards. Most targets were steel, but there was a mixture of some paper for both rifle and pistol. I believe the longest pistol shot was around 30 yards or so.

    Total round count was advertised at 76 rifle and 66 pistol. I think the rifle round count was reduced a little due to the modification of a couple stages. I shot 78 rifle rounds and 74 pistol rounds.

    As with most of Matt's matches, shooting positions varied with none being what I call standard positions. You had one stage where you had to shoot 2 pistol plate racks from a sideways prone (while lying in some cold, rain-soaked saw dust); another stage had you shooting rifle from a "tower" made from what looked like overgrown milk cartons stacked about 7 feet high (which you had to crawl up to get inside it).

    Trail markings were made with colored tape and once again, Matt uses the ingenious "token" system to keep you honest. Shooters were issued 5 tokens and along the trail were receptacles for you to place your tokens in. Failure to put a token in a receptacle resulted in a substantial time penalty.

    The trail itself was difficult enough, but made more so by the muddy, slippery conditions. The terrain at the Lead Farm is not flat and level, but varies in each little drainage and creek. There were lots of sliding marks going down and up each of these little elevation changes, making a physically demanding trail that much harder. There were a couple man-made obstacles along the way. A low bridge that you had to crawl under and a culvert that you had to crawl through, both running with lots of water; and a slackline thrown in for good measure.

    For the most part, the match went very smoothly. There was one issue that caused quite a bit of back up at a couple stages. There was a group of 5 officers from an area SWAT team that all ran together. Combined, they took a lot of time to shoot each of the stages, for everyone behind these guys, it caused considerable delay and wait times. Matt was made aware of this and will initiate a rule next time to prevent this from happening. Otherwise, all went very well.

    There were some great shooters and athletes at this event. There was a group of military guys from a local reserve group that come out and a few family members. I've said this before, but it bears repeating. These events attract some of the best folks you'll ever meet, from all walks of life. You need help figuring out a stage, just ask; you forget a piece of kit, just ask someone; you want to know what kind of optic is best, just ask and you'll get several replies. To me, that's the most enjoyable aspect of RnGs, the people. Matt and his staff of RO's did an excellent job, designed some tough stages and made a very challenging trail. A big thanks to Matt, his family and all the RO's that helped put this event on. I know I'll be anxious to attend the next Lead Farm RnG!

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    Getting serious now about entering the RBGC race in August; wish it was a bit longer though. I've lost 40lb since August and I'm starting to hit the workouts hard. Need to keep working on the pistol (as always) and start shooting rifle again for the first time in years.

    Trying to figure out gear selection right now.

    Still under no illusions of finishing near the top but by God, I will finish.
    "Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire." - R. A. Heinlein

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    With the determination it takes to lose that much weight, no doubt you'll finish strong. Congrats and good luck.

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  4. #504
    Nice working losing the weight!

    Keep training and you'll be more than ready. River Bend is a good intro to the sport.

    If you're up for a challenge Rock Castle should be on your calendar. Their 9/11 memorial race is on a different level when it comes to obstacles, round count, etc.

    I'm native to Atlanta so I'll definitely be there. I recommend trying some local USPSA matches to brush up on your pistol shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlejerry View Post
    Nice working losing the weight!

    Keep training and you'll be more than ready. River Bend is a good intro to the sport.

    If you're up for a challenge Rock Castle should be on your calendar. Their 9/11 memorial race is on a different level when it comes to obstacles, round count, etc.

    I'm native to Atlanta so I'll definitely be there. I recommend trying some local USPSA matches to brush up on your pistol shooting.
    Thanks! Iíve stabilized at 175 now and I donít think I want to go any lower; the trick now is building endurance and muscle and somehow dealing with the constant hunger. I like food too much...


    Iíd like to try to make it to more, but I work weekends so going to a weekend match out of town burns a full week of vacation. I can sort of get away with it on RBGC because we have family around Atlanta to stay with and weíre combining the trip with other stuff. Had the Carolina run inJune not been canceled Iíd be going there, too (I could do that in a day out and back).

    Thatís the same issue with local matchesóthey also cost me a full vacation day right now. Iím already burning another day for the local GSSF match in November and Iím taking our intern to his first multigun match in May. Wife has claimed the rest of my vacation time

    On the flip side, during the week our range is empty and I practiclly have the place to myself. I can set up stages to shoot, run around some then shoot, etc. if I want.

    When I go back to dayshift in a couple years more of these will be on the calendar. And if my airplaneís done in time Iíll even have convenient transportation!
    "Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire." - R. A. Heinlein

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