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our day at the office.
And speaking of 100 grams lighter. My barrel is going get a few hundred grams heavier! I tried out a sprint barrel this year. It's lighter which adds a nice perk, but at -15 Celsius the grouping can't compete with my older, fatter barrel. Even the other Russian athletes that were in the cold chamber at the time were jealous of this old barrel. It may be a little heavier, but it might also lead to an extra hit or two over the course of a racing season. It could make the difference or it could not. There's is honestly no way to tell. Though heavy, this rare barrel is a gem and the coaches didn't want to part with it.
Shooting from the operator perspective is still heading in the right direction. Our team psychologist was available to work with. He had recently been at the London games and as a lot of experience with the US precision shooters. Our sport is a little different, but the conversions were conveniently similar enough. His suggestions combined with the mechanical changes the coaches implemented should give me plenty to work on over the next few weeks.
|No ammunition lot number can make this barrel|
group well. But it does make a nice wall ornament.
|Someone (from Stockholm) once told me that if you can see the cloud from a plane well after the plane has past it means there will be precipitation with in 36 hours. Weather.com said 0% chance of rain. It rained that afternoon...|