Shooting at Hampton Rifle Club this afternoon:
blistering sun, so mirage to contend with today, as well as wind.
It is probably better to shoot indoors on a day like this, but I
hate being indoors, and the gymn this morning was enough.
I went shopping the other day for rifle bits, and
came back a lot poorer, but with all sorts of exciting toys. I got
a telescopic sight to use occasionally in training: the idea is
that it enables me to see what is happening both before and after
the shot release (terrifying!), as well as isolating an element
of shooting performance (if I shoot a lot better with the 'scope,
then I know there was something wrong with my sighting).
Taking the rearsight off my rifle, I noticed that
the foresight did not look straight: I loosened the bolts and bashed
it with a mallet until it looked straight, and it is now almost
a different rifle. It must have got twisted when the team bus drove
over my gun in Ramsau last November. You can't trust anyone.