For the first year in a long time I am not setting a perforance objective for 2020, I will not be trying to make a representitive team or beat Sully to shooter of the year. This year will be a time of change. Tear everything down and start again a-fresh, I have to find the cause for my errant dropped shots.
1st I will be using a new rifle, the trusted V2 Turbo will get a rest and I will be developing my new V3 Turbo. I will be testing this new action throughly.
For the first time I will be using a barrel that is not a shilen 4 groove ratchet barrel. This rifle will have a Muller Works barrel, that looks like what is described as the 4 groove mini driver (but that is a guess).
I am also going up in weight, my V2 was campained at 10.5lb for the past 3 years, the new barrel is 0.900" dia vs the old 0.850". Also going with a fancy fiddle back river redgum BigStick, over the bamboo painted green one so will be very close to 14lb.
Now I don't have to battle the cold winters of Orange I am upgrading to a Bix & Andy trigger, I might also trial a Flarvio as well.
I have also sourced the new cresent moon firing pin and when the springs finally turn up I will be testing this new pin as well.
2nd, I will completly rework my cleaning procedure, I will move away from my minimal cleaning routine, to a much deeper cleaning process with the use of the bronze brush a lot more.
3nd I will be changing my rest setup, I will put the Randolf away and transition to my Farley and test the 2 rear bag options I have, might have to talk to BRT about a Lenzi.
4th I will shoot less of the big matches, I might not shoot hunterclass or group at all, Coffs might be too far and I will avoid Newcastle while I have to compete at a disadvantage by shooting with saftey glasses I don't normally use. I will shoot more little comps and electronic targets for a change and add some fly shooting for a completly new test. Depending on where RBA is this year, I hope to shoot that. There was a rumor it might be held in NSW, if that is the case I will help with the comp over shooting if the organisers can find me a job.
Lastly, I hope to help out some new shooters, I will cart my spare gear around and some new shooters will have access to it to compete with.
Thats me for 2020, what are your plans.