Tessa Wyrick, a graduate of many pistol, carbine, shotgun, and rifle classes and whom is also a guest instructor for PR7 and XLR has again demonstrated that the tactics and techniques she has learned at Gunsite has put her on the top. Tessa’s mastery of ballistic calculations and wind reading lead her to winning the 1.6 Mile Challenge Match held at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM 29-30 June.
As graduates of the Gunsite precision rifle courses know, the spotter is the most important member of the shooting team. They control the engagement from start to finish and count for more than 80% of the teams success. Determining the Comeup and the wind hold for each target as well as the adjustments needed to get the shooter (AKA Monkey) onto the target should a first round hit not occur.
In a field of 48 teams, Tessa directed her shooter to achieving more first round hits than any other spotter. A clear demonstration of her skills. Targets ranged from 1040 to 2877 yards, across the two day match. There was no better team there than the one representing Gunsite.
Tessa has finished in the top 10 in the King of Two Miles match 3 times. A very sounding indicator of her consistence in the mastery of the art of extreme long range shooting. As usual, her “monkey” for this match was Walter Wilkinson.