I seriously thought (being careful not to spoil it) that the contestant who picked the glass pane as "his" shot in the 2nd to last challenge would have won it all. I bet he would have, too, if he hadn't screwed up there.
I liked it overall. It would be boring television, but I'd love to see them shoot more on paper and see the REAL story about who's better. I liked that the contestants voted in the open as to who should be eliminated, and the two picked competed. That was good; made it a contest all the way through. For example, it was clear that people wanted Kelly (the young guy) off, but he kept winning elimination challenges and staying, so he clearly had some skill.
The high-speed photography was very, very cool, especially in the first episode. You can see the barrel whip in the SVT-40 and M-14 very, very clearly. Outstanding visual impact all the way through the show, which I think was the "hook" for a lot of viewers.
Also....some of the back story....Jim, who everyone thought was a weak link....he has repeatedly won matches at Camp Perry. That takes some serious shooting ability. There are some talented folks stepping to the line at Perry. Tara, who I didn't care for much, also won some CMP shoots. Again, that's tough to do.....so they are some serious shooters.
JJ....man, that guy is intense. I won't spoil the last show for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but when they do the first challenge with the plates.....that was unreal!