“Wind is my friend” is a famous quote from the best bench rest shooter in history. Today we kept repeating that same quote to ourselves as the winds were a steady 25 mph gusting to 35 mph at times. Anything that was not tied, staked, or weighted down was sure to topple over. Shooters came up with creative ways to keep their wind flags upright for the day. The wind flags survived but not one shooters reloading box. It ended up flying off a bench into the desert sand.
The match was originally suppose to start at 200 yards but we ended up shooting both matches at 100 yards. Give what the shooters want with in reason or watch them go home. I would rather encourage then discourage the faithful who showed up with such crappy conditions.