Over the weekend I shot a 1200 point smallbore match. I brought out the Anschutz 1807 with aperture sights, which is very welcome change from using a post sight or the weird concoction I have on the Israeli Mauser. I didn't have a chance for any practice before the match.
The first stage consisted of 20 shots at 50 yards, followed by 20 shots at 100 yards. I got off to a fairly good start, shooting 98.5%, which would be an Expert score. But as the match moved to a 40 shot 100 yard match, and then 40 at 50m, things went downhill, and I finished at 97.5%.
I think I lost about 6 points for failing to pick up wind changes at 100. I could see my shots moving right, but lacked the confidence to know that it was the wind as opposed to my shooting technique, so I did not adjust when I should have.
Other than that, position wise, I think I lost some points by not having the rifle firm enough in my shoulder and not having a consistent head position. Fellow shooters gave me some tips on that so I can work it out before the next match. I also do not grip the rifle consistently, particularly as to where I put my thumb, but I don't think it made much difference.