On reading this, I thought 'oh xxxx'.
I'm trying to avoid imagining what went through your head when you realised what had happened.
I went through something not dissimilar (in a much less important match, but shooting against one of the top shooters of those days).
I can still feel the stomach pain that went through me when I saw my rifle dropping out of the gun rack, landing on the scope bell, just before the shootoff for first place. Why didn't I put it in the bag??!?
While I'm on it, I am also trying to avoid what it would've been like to be your squad mate that day... must've been heart-wrenching.
Sorry to hear this. But look at it this way: you will most likely never make this mistake again.
The Filthy Pig
: Air Arms 100 (1990) + AA Olympic trigger + Welham reg + Custom Shop CS1000 stock. Status: leaking.
The Unknown Quantity
: AA EV2 Mk4. + BSA Platinum 10-50x60 + Jon Harris wheel. Status: sorted up to 25 yds.
The Limping Dog
: Air Arms Shamal (1989) + unknown origin sporter stock + Optisan Cobra 3-9x42. Status: slowly leaking; needs work.
: HW97k + Venom Lazaglide. Status: working just fine; needs scope.
with apologies to NJR100
Last edited by peterh; 3rd September 2013 at 01:40 PM.