Graduated yesterday. I have to say it was the most challenging, interesting, and rewarding experience of my life. Not to mention it was (Frank) hilarious at times too. I can't wait to watch the Blues smoke the Flames tonight. It's been too long since I've seen some hockey.
Nice firewatch ribbon
Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience.
I was 2 points away from Expert X_x. I shot a 232 on Table I and a 71 on Table II.
I'd never fired a weapon in my life before I went, so I'm not that pissed.
I have no idea what the scoring means since it has changed since I got out. We just fired from the 200 (with rapid fire), 300 (with rapid fire), and 500 meters. 250 was the highest score and we had to get a 190 to qualify. I think 190 to 210 was the pizza box, 211 to 235 was a sharpshooter and 236+ was an expert. I never fired anything before I went in either and I ended up with the pizza box.
They made a whole new portion of the marksmanship qualification called Table II(table I was the part you were describing). You shoot on a human shaped target from 25 meters and you have to shoot 1 of 3 areas on the body: the face, the chest, or the pelvis, and you have to do it in a specific order. I confused myself as to where I was in the order and what I was supposed to be shooting next on qualification day when I was shooting my drills and ended up with a shitty score on Table II, which knocked me down from Expert to Sharpshooter. You need a combined score of 305(out of 350) on Tables I and II to get Expert. I shot a 303