Guys like Butch are remarkable shooters, it is difficult to make the P100 once or twice much less multiple times. Since the match is only held once a year there is a lot of pressure to make that one chance count. Add in the fact the you shoot against all of the military team shooters, well you get the picture. Problem is now the cut is around 289 or 290. If you crossfire you are out. I shot the P100 in 2018, with a 99-5X at 600, 98-3X at 300, but those scores were easy because I blew my offhand, there was no pressure. Headed back in August for my fourth attempt.
Yeah, that was back in the M14/iron sights era.
What I find funny is that the better shot you became, the more you realized how much more you had to learn, because you were constantly being squadded with the best shots in the country. I finished in 2000 as a middling expert but our club team finished in the upper third in Rattle Battle. I always enjoyed that. 2001, I got my shoulder ruined in a car accident and never shot competitively again.