Scores won't post until tomorrow, from what I understand and the format involved some time and then add on time for this and that. My focus was on being safe, being consistent, and making hits....in that order. I always succeeded in #1, got better with #2 as the day went on, and managed hits on all stages. Well I might have had one of eight stages that was all misses. I don't think Steve got everything out of it that he was expecting.
Wind later in the day was very strong and extremely variable. Holding for wind at longer ranges would have required a significant change from shot to shot. In the afternoon I could sometimes see the splash on one side at one target then edge over the cross hairs to another neighboring target at the same distance and see the splash on the opposite side of the plate. So, we were getting large wind changes on the order of 7-10 second time scales. Toward the end of the day, on stage 7, I timed out only able to make 8 of 10 shots. But, all 8 were hits. I was setting up on the 800 yard target when time expired. I could have made the hit if another 2 seconds were on the clock to make the shot.
Steve's rifle was a sweet shooting stick. He had a nice rifle built right there. His hand loads for me were dialed in perfectly. Also, he was very generous to let me try the sport with his gear. He rolled out the red carpet for me in many ways. And it's always fun to shoot with him. I can't thank him enough.
Finally, the experience was very educational. I saw many different rifles and calibers in play. Multiple optics and ammunition choices. Finally, seeing my actual skill level helps me make informed choices about rifle and other equipment if I were to go forward with this in the future.