MSG Rob Mango wins the 2016 National Trophy Individual Service Rifle Match (Read 2789 times)

Teichi

Rob Mango from Kailua wins the NTI for service rifle for the second year in a row. His score of 495-26x beats his last years score of 494-22x.

This is the first year that optics with up to 4.5x magnification has been allowed for service rifle competitions by the CMP


https://ct.thecmp.org/app/v1/index.php?do=match&task=edit&tab=results&match=14106

bulldog172

Absolutely fabulous! Rob is one of a very few!

Heavies

Did you see a lot of competitors switching to optics?

ren

he is NOT human

Teichi

I left after the pistol shoooting was done. The CMP posted pics show that most of the USAMU, USAR, and USMC Teams shooters used optics. I'll wait for the full report from CMP.

From the pictures posted on zenfolio, it looks like about 25% switched to optics.

kujo

Did you see a lot of competitors switching to optics?

most if not all top shooters have switched to optics.  It is the natural progression of technology-FIGHT IT, you will get left behind!! Though, Progression of Technology raises ALL SHIPS; however, skill, perseverance, commitment (name a few) can only be accountable to trigger puller.  Therefore, optics alone will not account for 10,000 hour rule of establishing a good habit.

In other words: all subpar shooters will still be subpar but with higher score!

kujo

he is NOT human

Many want results but few ever do the work to get there.  MSGT Mango deserves highest praise for long list of accolades HOWEVER, success did not come overnight or easy.  This has been several decades in the making.  Directly attributed to the wonders concept of the "COMPOUND EFFECT" by Darren Hardy.

Heavies

most if not all top shooters have switched to optics.  It is the natural progression of technology-FIGHT IT, you will get left behind!! Though, Progression of Technology raises ALL SHIPS; however, skill, perseverance, commitment (name a few) can only be accountable to trigger puller.  Therefore, optics alone will not account for 10,000 hour rule of establishing a good habit.

In other words: all subpar shooters will still be subpar but with higher score!
Doesn't placing an optic, in place of irons, require a new technique? 

Seasoned skilled competitors may find it easier to continue shooting irons, if their eyesight allows.

I think the most benefit will be for those brand new and those with failing eyesight.

Brand new will not have to relearn and eyes have a chance to regain a competitive edge.