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3G4V Run N Gun, Presented by Rockcastle: March 18, 2017

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Another detail I've said before but probably haven't repeated enough: EYE AND EAR PROTECTION IS MANDATORY for the shooting stages. Yes, running in glasses and earpro sucks. Sorry. There are too many steel targets with ricochet chances, and we're shooting in a cave (?!?!?), so you've got to have them. The RO's won't let you shoot without them, and you'll zero the stage.

Either figure out a way to wear them for the entire course, or put them on before you get to the shooting stages and take them off when you're done and back running (which will take up time).

3G4V will be selling ear and eye protection at the Lodge if you forget yours.  You can support the vets and get your required equipment all at the same time.

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Matt, I would like to thank you and all of the sponsors for a wonderful experience despite my horrible shooting. It's also great to know that we could all help a worthy cause like 3G4V. I will definitely be back for the next one.

 

 

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It was great to meet you, and thank you for coming and toughing it out!  "Horrible" is relative though - I promise you someone was watching you shoot or looking at your scores and saying "I wish I could do that".  Stay at it, brother!

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I have a ton of pictures and video yet to go through, and it's going to take some time.  But in the meantime, for all those people who wondered "how on earth did the Mule get under the barbed wire with his 142 lb pack?!?!":

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Some stats from the match:

The fastest runner finished in 53 minutes and carried 10% of his bodyweight. The average competitor (overall) carried 13% of their bodyweight. The lightest weight carried was 6% of the runner's bodyweight, and the Mule carried SIXTY-FRIGGEN-TWO percent of his.

The competitors shooting 308 and larger averaged 13% of their bodyweight as well, so that pretty much kills everybody's excuses on BOTH sides of that argument!

And the females on average carried 14% of their bodyweight, so they made us men look like a bunch of, well, sissies.

And the pic below has the breakdown of gear and caliber shot:

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2 hours ago, Vindicare said:

Here is a video of my run up to stage 1. It shows me passing the Mule award winner as he was preparing to go under the barbed wire. This also shows what a good job the ROs did and how smoothly each stage ran.

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Great perspective on the barbed wire crawl, and not a bad technique for getting under and keeping your gear clean!


 

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Save the date: The 2018 3G4V Run N Gun, Presented by Rockcastle Shooting Center, will be on March 17th and 18th in 2018. We will tentatively offer a 5k on the 17th and a 10k on the 18th, but we have a lot of details yet to work out before we confirm that. You can sign up for either, or both -

Registration will be about 90 days prior to match date again. Work won't really start on this for another 6 months or so, so don't ask TOO many questions yet. But start training...

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