Hey Clark, I just rewatched the show and thought it was pretty good. I'm sure they couldn't show it due to time restrain but I was curious how each round compared to each other.
The funniest part of the show is at when 4:44 is left of the show. They had a close up shot of a guy shooting and the scope comes back and hits him in the eye.
I had to rewind and play in slow motion a couple of times and watch. Feel sorry for the poor boy because you know his buddy's picked on him.
Speaking of scopes, I noticed every gun had one on it. If a guy doesn't use a scope is he in a different class?
I'm glad you enjoyed the show. I was actually interviewed for 20 minutes but by the time they edited it, it was just a few minutes all together.
I shot one gun that had open sights on it and one that had a scope. I won the World Championship a few years ago with an open sighted gun but as far as I know, I'm the only person that's ever done that. Most shooters use scopes because, as you know, a 3" circle is a pretty small taget at 40 yards.
There were not any dramatically high scores at the shoot this year. The competition was very close and squads were often won by 1 pellet. Those shooters coming in with lots of "seats" from state and regional competitions really had a huge advantage. That showed up in the semi-finals.
That was Brian Sloan who kept getting hit in the face with his ML shotgun. I don't remember seeing any damage to him and did not notice it at the shoot but he must have been "walloped pretty good", from what I saw. He's a very tough guy and unless he was cut and bleeding and I've seen him that way in the past, you'd never know about it or hear a complaint from him.