The Jerome Jr. Rifle Team has resumed practices in preparation for the up-coming Murrysville Competition on September 20, 2020.
Setting up targets at the 50-yard range is the first step for any practice session and Team Mascot “Bruno” (the dog) is always there to assist. When the shooting starts, Bruno keeps his social distance.
Bruno keeps an eye on all the activities…from a safe area.
The Team members were happy to try out the new equipment purchased through the generous donations from interested patrons, parents, service groups and sportsmen’s clubs.
Sierra was really happy with her new scope and the razor sharp image. While shooting your sighters, it’s very important to see each of your shots so you can adjust for wind, elevation and changes in ammunition. When shooting for score, most shooters check each shot for score, grouping and potential re-adjustment.
The new 20×60 power Spotting Scopes were a hit with all the shooters. There were two scope models in this shipment and both of the new optics are super sharp and clear.
Hannah was impressed with the tack-sharp image she saw while checking her shots.
The new heavy-duty stands provide a steady mount for the expensive optics. The heavy base is constructed from a solid block of iron and each leg can be leveled by the set-screws.
The tri-pod legs ensure a secure perch for the high quality scopes. The legs of the stand and the scope mount are totally adjustable.
Sienna is putting her new scope-stand and new spotting scope to good use here. All members of the team have shot at the Murrysville Competition before; some have shot here 3 or 4 times.
So, with that level of experience the coaches are looking forward to higher scores from all our shooters. Ruby and Maryssa will be looking for individual higher scores in every position.
Coach Rininger gives Zach a few tips on shooting from the prone position. Regular outdoor practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at 1:00pm.
For as long as the weather cooperates and until the “Fall Back” time change, shooting practices will continue. And, Bruno will be watching from his relaxed position behind the shooting lanes.