If you're anywhere near Avenal, CA and want to try your hand the match is Sunday, registration is 8am at Avenal Gun Club. PM me with your email address if you want to go and I'll forward the range card to you. This is a walking match, 2 miles total, 800ft elevation change total. 1 shot per target, 50rds total. All targets are at least 1MOA. There are obstacle stations, no spotting scopes (shooters all spot) or shooting mats. Bipods and rests allowed but you gotta carry them so you might want to keep weight to a minimum (seriously) and remember you'll need plenty of water. There's not really any shade either. I've got my MVP ready to go, trigger is adjusted down to 1lbs and I've put together some ammo for the match. I even managed to fix my 20rd mag. Normally I shoot really long loaded ammo so I can get max velocity from a little more powder in the case. This time I'm running 22.5gn of Benchmark instead of my normal 23.9 and I've got the 75gn Hornady BTHP's seated to mag length (just). I wanted to be able to feed from the magazine for this match instead of carrying my cooler. Yes, I usually use a small ice chest to keep my ammo in. Keeps the temps stable all day even in the sun. This time though I'll only have 2 mags to carry which is easier to deal with on the walking matches. Begin terrible picture. This is 100 rounds and a reparied mag. The 30rd mag stays with the gun. And the rifle. The big differences on it lately from the pic below are the addition of a 3/4" cheek rest and painting the scope and mag and cheek rest in a light desert sand color. I think I'll do it to the pistol grip too. Good way to burn some time tonight. I put my bore:scope collimator on the MVP and my Savage 10FP; both are wearing SWFA 16x42's, and noticed my click values seemed to be registering .5MOA on one of them. That might be due to barrel length but I'll need to do some verification tonight and at the range soon and possibly update my calibration data for that scope. That ought to be fun but it's not what's really pressing. I've got plenty to do before the match. One, this is a new load and it's mag length and the rifle loves to drop flyers if I don't jam the bullet into the rifling on most mag length loads so we'll see how it does with this recipe (thankfully any recipe I make really consistent it'll shoot pretty well). Two, I have to chronograph the load before I can generate my DOPE which means I have to use KAC BulletFlight instead of BallisticXLR print outs which I hate to do. Three, I have to get a zero and then run confirmation shots at various ranges. And, I have to do that all between sunup and 8am and today I get to recalibrate my Kestrel since it's been about a year since I've done that. Yay. Another match rushed into with too much to do.