2018 Sniper's Hide Team Challenge Colville WA

Gearhunter

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Registration is per person because you need to sign the release of liability. There is a section where you fill out your team mate. If you don’t have one, leave it blank. They will pick someone if there is another solo sign up or you run the match solo. I think there was someone last year who didn’t have a partner and shot solo.
I was the "solo" guy; was a good learning experience, a bit frustrating on first day because RO's gave me half the time they gave the teams (90 vs 180 seconds), which did not take into account that the team members both set up in about 1 minute simultaneously and each shot for 1 minute consecutively. I asked ROs on second day to level out the playing field by giving me 2 minutes (1min setup, 1 min shoot), which they were easy on. But 50% of personal amounted to less than 50% of effort, as the beauty of team effort is spotting, helping and sharing gear with each other plus the peer support/pressure. Would recommend that host has one RO on the bench that can jump in as a partner, kind of like the designated player caddie in golf.
 

christopher.dow

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@Lowlight mentioned there would be some activities on Friday, but the communication from Carl has only been about registration at Benny’s at 5:00. Is that being coordinated separately?
 

Pfiddy

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You're terrible at posting updates Frank. The match was great by the way. Almost no waiting, good stages, perfect weather.
 

hic28

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Great weekend with awesome people and a killer venue. Thanks to the sponsors who put up prizes for the table and discount codes.

Has anyone seen the scores posted anywhere?
 

adam135

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Is there a lot of walking involved?
I failed to introduce myself at the match but when you guys were announced as third place team I was truly blown away, mainly because there IS a lot of walking. However you got around matters not to me, getting third takes some serious shooting. Bravo. I'll be sure to say hello next time.
Adam Rhodes
 
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Diver160651

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I had a great time!

Mind you, we did NOT even finish the first day, planned poorly and shortly after the start, I dropped my gun landing on the very edge of the bell (onto a stump of all things) bending my scope tube-

I tried to figure out where my new offset was, but with the lush vegetation and low brain power I could not see the misses and figure it out, or at least more than its a bunch high and right.

Anyway, how does that sound like a great time??

Well, the ROs were insanely nice (more friendly than any match I’ve shot), match participants amazingly friendly, course tough, but fair (unless you’re short- just like life) and the best of all, people in Washington were assume and the country breathtaking.

My son and I drove about 1,000 in one day to the match.

Here are just a couple of images from my phone.
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Crop circles? Or a weird Microsoft screen saver?
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Shasta
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Looking for a conciliatory prize after the trashed scope

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My son made $70 catching Pike! Sunday’s match stand in.

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What? $8 damn food is 1/2 price!

Makes animal fries look sad. Smoked brisket, cheese fries @Backyard BBQ in Kettle Falls.. need a hart surgeon.
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Rounding out Sunday-

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Working Upper Sac Dunsmuir on the way home.

Sorry for the non-match images- but the road to the match, the area the match is in, is spectacular.

I’ve shoot a lot of matches, but never enjoyed the people and area as much as I did in Colville.
 

M113A3

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Dunsmir - I stop there every year going to Shasta. I love the water! Best tasting water I have every had. I liked eating at the Brown Trout and the Dunsmir Brewery.
 

pml0762

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I had a great time!

Mind you, we did NOT even finish the first day, planned poorly and shortly after the start, I dropped my gun landing on the very edge of the bell (onto a stump of all things) bending my scope tube-

I tried to figure out where my new offset was, but with the lush vegetation and low brain power I could not see the misses and figure it out, or at least more than its a bunch high and right.

Anyway, how does that sound like a great time??

Well, the ROs were insanely nice (more friendly than any match I’ve shot), match participants amazingly friendly, course tough, but fair (unless you’re short- just like life) and the best of all, people in Washington were assume and the country breathtaking.

My son and I drove about 1,000 in one day to the match.

Here are just a couple of images from my phone.
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Crop circles? Or a weird Microsoft screen saver?
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Shasta
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Looking for a conciliatory prize after the trashed scope

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My son made $70 catching Pike! Sunday’s match stand in.

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What? $8 damn food is 1/2 price!

Makes animal fries look sad. Smoked brisket, cheese fries @Backyard BBQ in Kettle Falls.. need a hart surgeon.
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Rounding out Sunday-

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Working Upper Sac Dunsmuir on the way home.

Sorry for the non-match images- but the road to the match, the area the match is in, is spectacular.

I’ve shoot a lot of matches, but never enjoyed the people and area as much as I did in Colville.
 

pml0762

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I enjoyed meeting you and your son on friday down at the campsite. sorry to hear about your scope snafu. hope to see you up in wa again next year
 
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Diver160651

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I enjoyed meeting you and your son on friday down at the campsite. sorry to hear about your scope snafu. hope to see you up in wa again next year
When we first met you guys, according to my son.... “Dad, there is formidable team amongst these guys, not a slacker amongest them, glad a doc is close by” I smiled.

I knew the “cyclic nut” a nice guy, two times the size of Tom Cruz and a good shooter; but meeting up with you the m-gunner, artillery guy and sniper.. rounded out the experience. Lots of active duty guys, SF guys, and people who have saved our asses years ago. The best bunch of people ever.

Honestly, meeting people like you guys made the drive worth it..
 

EmanP

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So where are all these discount codes? We've been hearing about his phone being blown up with these discount codes that were supposed to be good for up to a month but here we are 2 weeks after the match, halfway through their availability, and no one I know that's shot it has gotten anything!
 

EmanP

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4? That's the totality of his phone blowing up with discount codes? 4 that were never even given to the competitors? Wow.
 

Diver160651

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4 targets 3 rounds each in a descending order 1rnd 3pts, 2rnd 2pts 3rnd 1 pt for 20 stations + 60 points in Handgun.
 

gits

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48 pt stages x 20 stages. +9 stages for pistol @ 12 Pts possible. 1068 is what we counted.
 

Skookum

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48 pt stages x 20 stages. +9 stages for pistol @ 12 Pts possible. 1068 is what we counted.
Cool. thanks. I was just wondering, trying to compare the accumulated scores to the number possible to gauge relative difficulty for the average shooter in attendance.