Would have had this up last night by my internet gave me issues (of course).
Got there about 8am and started helping w/ setup.
Mandatory safety briefing.
Due to ejecting brass, all the EBR's were put at the far right of the line. I'm not used to having people shooting so close to me so having brass dinging off my rifle and me was at first nerve-racking. By the end of the day, I didn't even notice it.
View from the line. 25m.
Instruction on techniques in the prone position.
Throughout the day and during lunch, history lessons were given on the lead-up to the start of the Revolutionary war.
Practicing the sitting position.
Some things I learned:
1) 95deg and sun + uncovered EBR/magazines = expletives
2) Some of the positions require levels of contortionism training
3) Unless a miracle occurs, I am not going to qualify rifleman this time around.
Not an overly big deal. Most don't. Instead of using the AK, I went w/ the AR which apparently required some zeroing. Having someone actually show you the mistakes you're making while you're making them made a big difference in tightening up my groups. I knew academically most of the issues they talked about but it was better for me to have someone point out what I was doing and demonstrate the proper way. While I can't argue w/ the results that people are achieving, I'm going to have to play around w/ their sling concepts to find something that works for me.
Between being to tired to clean the AR last night and cost issues, I'm going to switch to the .22 Marlin 81 today w/ the SKS as backup. Like I said, I don't think I'm going to qualify so I'm going to work on technique.