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Offline Baggawind

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Mud plugging
« on: April 09, 2018, 03:01:08 PM »
Yesterday I went to the first round of the HFT Masters held at my club, Cambridge HFT.  It forecast rain but I had to go anyway, to pick up a rifle that was being serviced by one of the club members. When I arrived the weather wasn,t too bad, murky but dry. Unfortunately, I was placed in the second detail, with the experts going first. This meant a two and a half hour wait until it was my turn to shoot. But still I got to watch some of the country,s best shots in action. Then, when it was my turn , the heavens decided to open up. At this club the shoots are divided between two woods, two hundred yards apart which means plodding along a very muddy track going from one to t,other. So when my shooting partners and I rocked up we were confronted with deep mud that had been stirred up by forty or so shooters. Great  :(.  We had no choice but to carry on.  But , with rain on my glasses and rain on my scope , and laying down on mud, albeit on a shooting mat, I was not exactly enjoying myself. Then we had to splosh back to the second wood. Lovely  :-\ .  I shot the first target then, to cap it all , I tripped over my shooting mat and went flying, rifle in hand. Before I hit the deck I managed to turn and fall on my back but held on to the rifle without letting it hit the ground. Lucky. After that little episode and being covered in mud from head to foot , both me and my shooting mate decided to call it a day.  My left  kidney is hurting a bit today but at least my rifle is OK . So that,s a lesson learn,t , don,t go shooting in the rain .

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Re: Mud plugging
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 03:14:49 PM »
Sounds like a trial, Baggy.

I thought this shooting lark was supposed to be fun!
..........so I packed up and went to the pub.

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Re: Mud plugging
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 04:01:07 PM »
Before I hit the deck I managed to turn and fall on my back but held on to the rifle without letting it hit the ground.

lesson learn,t , don,t go shooting in the rain

Well done on your quick thinking........bruises heal, but rifles don't. ;)


From a hunting point of view, I'll shoot in very light rain or drizzle, but anything heavier and all the quarry stays under cover anyway (they're not stupid), so it's usually a waste of time.......getting soaking just to return with an empty bag.