On last 31 August in Felixdorf, Austria, 50 international shooters participated in the second Kahles Long Range Competition Day: 5 stages - three stationary, one falling and one rotating target positioned between 300 m and 1200 m away – unknown distances and time limit. Shooters contended for the victory both as individuals and teams.
Organized In association with the Austrian Armed Forces, this challenging and varied shooting event proved to be extremely demanding for the shooters, who travelled from all over the world to be there. The shooting distance remained unknown to the shooters until it was their time to shoot, and they were not allowed to use electronic aids to measure the distance either. Moreover, the specified time limit made the Kahles Competition especially hard.
Session of the Kahles Long Range Competition Day
With outside temperatures ranging from 18 to 26 °C and a wind speed of 3–10 m/s and short light rains, the competition saw Allan Brønden Christensen from Denmark win the individual first place with a significant lead over the second-placed competitor, Norwegian John-Arthur Skogås, who was using a K525i riflescope.
As for the team scores, the team made up of Frederik Petersen/Jesper Støttrup came third, team Aco Polic/Marko Sterle took second place and the Danish team, consisting of individual winner Allan Brønden Christensen and his partner Sandro Zecevic using the K525i, claimed first place.
During the competition, shooters' current point standings and interim scores were constantly tracked in real time on the transmission monitor, adding pressure to shooters.
Kahles Long Range Competition Day, the shooting stages
The morning session included the following stages:
|I − the long range||1200 m||10 shots without magazine||5 minutes||lying position|
|II − the tank trap||650 m||10 shots||5 minutes||armored Igel|
|III − the slalom||500 - 900 m||10 shots||5 minutes||lying position|
|IV − the unknown distances||unknown distances||6 shots, 2x pro target ||5 minutes||Army pick-up truck / lying position|
|V − the high-seat||300 m||10 shots||5 minutes||Black-Dot 3 cm, / high seat / sitting position|
The afternoon session, which involved an even shorter time limit (-1 min) and different shooting distances, included:
|I − the long range||1000 m||8 shots without magazine||4 minutes||lying position|
|II − the tank trap||550 m||8 shots||4 minutes||armored Igel|
|III − the slalom||450 - 850 m||8 shots||4 minutes||lying position|
|IV − the unknown distances||unknown distances||6 shots ||4 minutes||Pick-up truck / lying position |
|V − the high-seat||300 m||8 shots||4 minutes||Black-Dot 3 cm/ high seat / sitting position|
Some highlights of Kahles Long Range Competition Day are summarized in the video below: enjoy it!