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Response to Xela (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:23 PM

7. I'm not worthy enough to shoot there

but I keep thinking I should get in a Garand Rattle Battle or something. I'd just have to find or form a team that doesn't care how bad I shoot.

The first thing that struck me is the parking lot. Walk around a little and you see license plates from more than 40 states, probably all but Hawaii.

I went mostly to buy some supplies from Commercial Row vendors, and to visit the CMP store. But I wandered out to the firing line to watch a little.

The match moves to the same slow, safe, well-ordered cadence as a match anywhere, just more shooters. The targets sit above the top of the berm. Any "hits" just pass through the paper and wind up in Lake Erie (which has a big area closed to boaters during the matches). The range is large enough for 1000 yard matches, but the match I saw was probably 200 yards. It's a huge field, and there's no relief from the weather. I don't know how much fun it is when it's 100 degrees and humid, or 60 degrees, rainy, and windy.

For spectators, a match is a little less exciting than watching golf, so I went back to shopping, picked up some powder, projectiles, and a pulled-pork sandwich. Not a bad place to visit, and it's an easy drive from S.E. Mich.

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