Port Clinton, Ohio - The prone stage of the Metallic Sight Matches kicked off with a rainy start this morning. The prone phase consists two twenty-shot stages fired in twenty minutes each, at fifty yards with metallic sights— a total of 40 shots. A light rain started while relay one was shooting, and after about ten minutes, a cease-fire was called due to lightening. Moans, laughter and chatter was heard when shooters, spectators and volunteers were ordered to leave the firing line and exit the range until the storm passed.
After about fifteen minutes, the tower announced shooting could resume with a one-minute preparation period. Competitors went back to the firing line, set up their equipment and resumed shooting. The weather forecast calls for rain and scattered thunderstorms the rest of today, so we find out if any more weather delays are in store.