Friday, June 13, 2008


I didn't post anything yet because I had my fingers crossed that there'd be nothing to report, but it's official:

Saukville is under water, and it's leaking into my basement.

Now, I really don't have mush to complain about, because the 40 or so gallons I've shop-vac'd out of my carpeting down there is nothing considering the fact that my basement floor is now several feet (like 3-4) under the water level outside. But, that does mean it's going to be seeping in around the base of the outside walls until the water level recedes. I'll post some during-and-after flooding pictures when the water gets back down to normal.

EDIT: I think we're going to go check to see if the DPW needs help filling sandbags this afternoon.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

High-Power Rifle Match #2

Well, I just got back from my second High-Power match. Again, this was at West Bend Barton Sportsmans' Club, and was 4 ten round relays of 10 shots each. I scored a 298 this time (out of a possible 400), and my groupings were much better. I've got to get used to having a slightly different zero in the different positions, and that will bring the groups closer to the center. I hope to hit at least 84% next match, which will put me into the Sharpshooter class. I did the math, and if they all go in the black, you're there.

On another note, instead of taking the handicap and shooting the rapid fire relays in two strings of 5, at 70 seconds each, I used charging clips borrowed from my buddy to shoot all 10 in 70 seconds. It was a blast! Let me tell you, I don't doubt that a squad of men with bolt actions and a ready supply of ammo on chargers could lay down a TON of fire. I'm going to pick up some of the chargers and plan on using them from now on.

Oh, score breakdown was:
Offhand, Slow (200 yards): 75
Sitting, Rapid (200 yards): 81
Prone, Rapid (300 yards): 75
Prone, Slow (600 yards): 67

On reduced targets (SR-1, SR-1, SR-21, and MR-31, respectively), shot at 100 yards.