The train finally got underway and the crop duster left just about the time Surly showed up. Shortly after we started shooting, the crop duster showed back up so we got a chance to watch him work. The dude can sure fly that thing. It was a beautiful morning for it even if for him it was actually work. Surly got a chance to try out his new sights and I got the opportunity to miss the bullseye. The target was in the shade and made it a little hard to see with the peep sights on my gun. I did manage to improve a little after the sun came around and lit up the target a little better. If I was starving, I could probably hit a rabbit or a squirrel in the head at the 50 yard range we were shooting at, so I'm not that bad. I did manage to shoot a raccoon that was up on the roof between the eyes with just one shot a couple of years ago. That's while I was in my pajamas and holding a flashlight while it was spitting snow. Probably my best shot ever.
I'm going to look into finding some type of instruction and/or competition that I can use to improve my shooting. I know the NRA has some marksmanship programs. I think it would be fun to actually learn the proper way to shoot from the various positions - prone, sitting, kneeling, etc. As long as I'm shooting a 22 caliber, it doesn't cost much to shoot. There are lots of 22 caliber rifles out there that are less than $200.00. Cheap enough to get started, if you're interested. Like most hobbies, I know it could escalate into something pretty expensive, but for me at least, I don't see that happening. I'd just like to improve my skills and do a little bit more than just plink.
Shooting was fun and as always it was nice to spend some time with Surly.