The Americans come to Ireland to go shooting. Jason Doyle and his shooting partner Daniel O’Flaherty are back at the 1,000-yard range at Midland National Shooting Centre of Ireland (MNSCI) to take part in an international PRS match, the Guardian Copmpetition, against competitors from across the Atlantic.
Plus Jason has had a pair custom made for him by US cobblers Lathrop & Sons. He reviews what makes good hunting boots.
What is PRS?
Precision Rifle Series is a long-range target-shooting match that started life in North America. It is now a huge series with regional and national matches.
Normally the courses of fire are shot between 200 and 1200 yards but nothing is set in stone. There could be a moving target shot freehand standing at 25 or 50 yards as part of the days shooting. The targets to be shot vary from steel to paper to reactive targets and the distances and time constraints change from match to match.
Shooters are required to shoot from multiple conventional shooting positions, including standing, kneeling, sitting and prone. They will also have to shoot from built props such as fences, gates and mounds of earth. You need to know your rifle and ballistics inside out and be well practised to be prepared for any real life hunting scenario.
▶ Here is Part One of Jason’s PRS outing