The main match is a medal match, with everyone trying for their personal best. On range, eye & ear protection is required at all times by both participants & observers.
The medal match is shot at 100 yards using 13 rounds of ammunition with the 10 best shots for score. Any position (prone, standing or kneeling/sitting) may be used. Slings are allowed but no rests.
There is also the three-position shoot: 5 shots are shot at 25 yards standing, 5 at 50 yards kneeling or sitting, and 5 at 100 yards prone. Again, slings are allowed but no rests.
There is a 100-yard offhand shoot using the same 13-round rules as the medal shoot and can be used for a medal upgrade if your score is higher. All shots are shot offhand, and a sling is allowed.
There will also be plinking gongs set up (for lead bullets only) after the other matches are shot.
A side match that began this year, called the “Quigley Challenge”, has proven to be quite popular. Based on a scene from the movie, “Quigley Down Under”, the Quigley Challenge has our shooters facing off to shoot a very small “bucket” (Dixie cup) off-hand at 100 yards. Not nearly as easy as one might think, we shoot for a winner-take-all trophy. It’s a lot of fun!
WHAT TO BRING
A rifle that is 100 years old or older => That means it was manufactured (not just designed) on or before 1917. This includes both civilian and military rifles including rimfire, so drag out Great Grand-dad’s old .22 and have some fun. We also allow authentic replicas of antique rifles (such as Shiloh Sharps, Uberti Winchester 1873, Henry 1860, etc.) in appropriate calibers. If you have an old rifle that you would like to shoot but are unsure of its age or eligibility, please contact me.
B-17 paper targets are provided
Juniors (age 18 and under) shoot free. Juniors are strongly encouraged to attend but must be accompanied by an adult.
WHEN & WHERE
R1 (100-yard rifle range). See the calendar below for dates and click for additional details. If none are listed, no events are currently scheduled.
Registration and safety briefing: 12:00 p.m.
Shooting starts: 12:30 p.m.
Duration: 3 hours
We shoot not to see who has the best score; we shoot to try to achieve a personal best. The medals are not participation medals but rather proficiency medals.
Everyone who sends a round down range gets a proficiency medal, and their score determines whether it is bronze, silver or gold.
Bronze = 0 to 75
Silver = 76 to 87
Gold = 88 and up
You are competing with yourself!