Team Surgeon’s Paul Reid Finishes 3rd at PRS New England

Team Surgeon shooter Paul Reid tied for 3rd place at the PRS New England in Dalton, New Hampshire, July 8th and 9th, 2017.

Equipment:

Surgeon Scalpel – 6 Dasher – KRG Whiskey-3 Chassis

Vortex Optics Gen 2 Razor

Jewell Trigger

Berger 105 Hybrids, Varget, CCI BR-4 Primers, Lapua Brass

Match Report from Paul Reid:

This was a very challenging match held at one of the most beautiful locations I have ever been to. The terrain of New Hampshire is truly breathtaking.

The match consisted of 20 stages over 2 days and a round count of 181 rounds.

I have not done a lot of “mountain” shooting and the wind was amazing. Double value, half value, left, right…..all in a single stage!!!! The targets were very difficult to see as they were painted grey and sat mostly in shadows caused by the heavily wooded areas.

My favorite stage – Stage 6, Hunting for Sasquatch.

Upon start signal, shooter will engage Target 1 with up to four rounds from the standing position. Once the shooter has impacted Target 1 or has engaged it with four rounds, they will transition to Target 2, and engage it with four rounds hit or miss.

Sasquatch – Unknown (about 150 yards)

12” Square – 497 yards

The Sasquatch stood about 5 feet tall and was hidden in the thick woods. The 12” square was a challenge as there was a tree branch at around 400 yards obscuring the target (you could only see about 1/3rd of it). This was a pretty steep downhill shot from a log barricade. Super fun stage!

My most difficult stage – Stage 20, Wicked TYL with a twist

4 targets at 1200 yards – 36”, 30”, 24” & 16” squares

Engage targets from left to right, hit to move. Any miss on the initial run resulted in shooter returning to the first target. If you cleaned the first 4 targets you could keep those points and then re-engage with remaining rounds. Any miss on the second run resulted in a zero for only that run. Shooter could stop at anytime.

The wind on this stage was mind numbing. From 1 mil to 6 mils of wind (while you shot). Wind was also strong enough to affect the vertical by up to 0.5 mils. Lots of people zeroed this stage, me included.

I feel very privileged to have been able to shoot this match in such a beautiful part of the country. America is such an amazing country and I cannot wait to see the rest of it! Put New Hampshire on your bucket list, it is a must see!

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