More With The Board
At the monastery, after running the practical drills described here, the monks had us then take our long rifles and make ready.
At the signal, each shooter would designate "odd" or "even" and proceed to use each of slots 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 (or 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) as a loophole through which one round would be directed at steel hanging at 100 yards. One of the key steps was to make sure you stayed far enough back from the board so that both your boreline and your sightline would allow clearance through the particular slot. The shooter would fire one shot, then rise from whatever awkward position used for the shot, sprint to the barrel 15 yards behind the board, circle it, and return to fire through the next slot. Obviously, action operation, reloads, pulse/respiration, and any other drama were dealt with under time pressure, along with open questions on some shots as to whether your round would actually clear the board. Fastest shooter on the clock with highest number of hits would take kudos for each iteration.
Another variation was to post small paper targets at 100 yards and run the same drill so as to force greater precision out of the shooters.
Think it's no big deal?
Try it this weekend.