Buffalo Target Shooters Association
SC-103 - Smoke & Hope World Record (OPN) - Max Michel, Jr. - 6.81 sec. total - 1.70 avg. - 2018
Upon start signal, from the box engage the target plates in any order, then engage the stop plate.
"Look at the size of those rectangular plates! How could I miss them???"
Smoke & Hope is the fastest of Steel Challenge stages, and it's easy to go too fast and not get the hits. Getting a good starting position and ensuring easy upper body rotation, along with good trigger control are essential to a good score. The toughest part of the stage is at the end. You have to change gears for the stop plate! And that pesky little stop plate... Don't get me started!
Pro Tip: Proper and consistent alignment is crucial for success on this stage. You should be able to rotate easily and quickly from target 1 to 4.