Lessons Learnt At The 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge

    Andrew has written an article about the lessons he learnt competing at the Competition Dynamics 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge in Utah a few weeks ago where he and his teammate finished third…

    I recently competed, along with a superb teammate, in the Competition Dynamics 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge. The event consisted of hiking 30 miles over mountainous high desert terrain in a period which was roughly 24 hours long – my team took 27. Total elevation gain along the route was approximately 10,000 feet, and a number of intense physical challenges were placed before the contestants as they hit various checkpoints. In addition, as the name implies, there was some shooting involved.

    It was a hard day and I had not slept very well the night before, nor had I really eaten very well before the course began. I learned a few hard lessons, some of which I will share here.

    Andrew carried a Savage 11 chambered in 6.5mm Creedmore with a US Optics scope. The scope cost almost 10x the rifle! I am a firm believer in a high scope:rifle cost ratio.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!