This August, the F-Class World Championships were held at the Connaught ranges in Ottawa. This event takes place every 4 years in different countries, and as a relatively new shooter this was my first opportunity to compete on the world stage. Three years of hard work would be tested against 200 of the most competitive long range shooters in the world.
As it turned out, I was fortunate enough to take home a bronze medal for 9th place in the individual FTR competition! Shooting with KP Ballistics in the Rutland 4-man team match, we achieved a 2nd place silver medal, out of 14 teams. It was an incredible experience, and a wonderful finale to a year of anticipation.
I haven’t written a blog article in quite a while, but I have a great story to share. I decided to start over and change bullets 3 weeks before the competition, and it’s been a roller coaster of load development. Let me explain why, and then you can tell me if you think I’m crazy.