You may have noticed a lack of posting from me over the last couple of days. This is mainly due to the fact that I was on the left coast shooting the absolutely outstanding "Oregon Sniper Challenge". This was a two day event that combined long range, close range, supported and unsupported shooting. It tested almost every facet of the "tactical" shooting discipline. Then they threw an aerial platform in just for fun. That's right, a civilian competition that included shooting from a hovering helicopter. Not a "helicopter like" platform, but an actual Bell Jet Ranger in flight. Needless to say this alone left many shooters satisfied even if they zeroed the stage.
I managed to knock myself from fifth to tenth at the end of the first day, then clawed back up to a tenth place finish. This dismal placing was still good enough to take home a certificate for a Iron Ridge Arms matched receiver set ($1000 value).
The sponsors were many and the competition was extremely friendly. This is definitely THE tactical competition in the Northwest.
In the next couple of days I will be doing a detailed writeup for 8541Tactical.com so keep checking back.