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Post by TomH_pa Fri May 25, 2018 10:29 pm

Congratulations to John Bickar on his recent Distinguished Rifleman

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Post by Wobbley Fri May 25, 2018 11:21 pm

cheers

Gonna continue now that you’re “extinguished”?
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Post by john bickar Fri May 25, 2018 11:56 pm

Thank you. It was a hard road.

If anyone ever tells you, “You’ve earned Distinguished Pistol; Distinguished Rifle should be no problem for you!”, send them to me, and I will sing them songs of many First Leathers.
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Post by javaduke Sat May 26, 2018 12:18 am

Congratulations, John!

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Post by john bickar Sat May 26, 2018 12:23 am

javaduke wrote:Congratulations, John!
Thanks, Eugene.
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Post by dronning Sat May 26, 2018 12:35 am

Congrats!
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Post by Axehandle Sat May 26, 2018 6:14 am

Congrats!  I had visions of double at one time.  Even got the team to issue me a batch of shooting gear...  Rifles, mat, ammo, glove, jacket... That leather jacket and the idea of shooting out in the sun and then working the pits scared me off..

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Post by lyman1903 Sat May 26, 2018 8:14 am

Axehandle wrote:Congrats!  I had visions of double at one time.  Even got the team to issue me a batch of shooting gear...  Rifles, mat, ammo, glove, jacket... That leather jacket and the idea of shooting out in the sun and then working the pits scared me off..


it's not the sun that is so bad as it is the Humidity here in VA, esp using a sweatshirt under the shooting coat



and Congrats to Mr Bickar!!!
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Post by john bickar Sat May 26, 2018 11:02 am

The pits are usually shaded, at least.

Yeah, service rifle is not for the faint of heart. I have been on the verge of heat stroke on several occasions. At a recent match, I drank over a gallon of water and I was still dehydrated.
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Post by jmdavis Sat May 26, 2018 11:19 am

john bickar wrote:The pits are usually shaded, at least.

Yeah, service rifle is not for the faint of heart. I have been on the verge of heat stroke on several occasions. At a recent match, I drank over a gallon of water and I was still dehydrated.

I know that feeling. July at Perry can be rough. July at Quantico or Butner is brutal. Sometimes a gallon of water isn’t anywhere near enough. A Navy Senior Chief Corpsman gave me the advice that if you weren’t peeing at each yardline, you weren’t drinking enough.  I Drink water with electrolyte tablets, 1of plain to one of electrolytes. That has helped.
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Post by javaduke Sat May 26, 2018 11:26 am

john bickar wrote:At a recent match, I drank over a gallon of water and I was still dehydrated.

Well, obviously, that's your mistake here! Next time drink Sierra Nevada instead of water. Or at least Hoppe's #9, if Sierra Nevada is not readily available.

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Post by xmastershooter Sat May 26, 2018 2:42 pm

Congratulations John. Amazing feat considering your busy schedule. I’m starting to find it difficult to find the time to shoot now that I’m retired.

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Post by Ed Hall Sat May 26, 2018 3:43 pm

Great Shooting, John - Congrats!

I, too, had ideas of rifle, but I can't get myself to buy the gear and train...

Glad to see you made it.

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Post by fc60 Sat May 26, 2018 4:28 pm

Greetings,

Would you be John C. Bickar? International Distinguished in 2001? Badge #446

This makes young John Quadruple Distinguished (International, Rifle, Pistol, and 22lr Pistol).

There are very few that hold this honor.

May I have the privilege of carrying your gun box at the next match?

Cheers,

Curious Dave
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Post by john bickar Sat May 26, 2018 5:20 pm

Eugene, I drank a quart of Hoppes #9, too!

Thanks, Ed and Norman.

Dave: yes, that’s me. Over 25 years from my first leg points in pistol to my final leg points in rifle.
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Post by robert84010 Sat May 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Congratulations John. 

It's interesting that for a state that openly discriminates against semi auto rifles it sure has some good rifleman. It takes solid scores to get above the line there. Coalinga is never an easy day across the course.

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Post by fpk Sat May 26, 2018 6:04 pm

john bickar wrote:Dave: yes, that’s me. Over 25 years from my first leg points in pistol to my final leg points in rifle.
Over 25 years... wow. Congrats on the amazing achievement!

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Post by john bickar Sat May 26, 2018 6:08 pm

robert84010 wrote:Congratulations John. 

It's interesting that for a state that openly discriminates against semi auto rifles it sure has some good rifleman. It takes solid scores to get above the line there. Coalinga is never an easy day across the course.

That’s a fact, Jack.

At the state high power championships in early May, Matt Early had a 794. He was third. Bob Gill had a 797 and Jared Perry had a 798.
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Post by Aufidius Sat May 26, 2018 7:21 pm

Mazel Tov!
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Post by teg2658 Sat May 26, 2018 8:55 pm

John,
 Congratulations!!!
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Post by MarkOue Sun May 27, 2018 6:27 am

John,

Congratulations!  

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Post by JKR Sun May 27, 2018 7:04 am

Well done Sir! Congratulations!

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Post by Chris Miceli Sun May 27, 2018 12:36 pm

Pretty awesome!! Too bad.......you can't get this one JUNIOR DISTINGUISHED BADGE

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Post by john bickar Sun May 27, 2018 1:13 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:Pretty awesome!! Too bad.......you can't get this one JUNIOR DISTINGUISHED BADGE

Guess I’ll just have to settle for being the youngest person ever to earn Distinguished Pistol Shot. Laughing
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 Sun May 27, 2018 3:05 pm

Congrats and an amazing accomplishment across many fields!
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