FYI - 2017 Washington State BPTR MATCHES

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FYI - 2017 Washington State BPTR MATCHES

Post by 38-72 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:48 am

2017 RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAIN SHOOTING FACILITY MID-RANGE & LONG RANGE MATCHES For Black Powder Target Rifles and All High Power Rifle Categories Conducted by the TRI-CITIES SHOOTING ASSOCIATION

LOCATION: Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facility, 10 miles Northwest of Richland, WA. Access to the range is thru the Main Gate, located at MP 8.5, North of I-82 (Benton City), or 3 Miles South of Hwy 240, on Hwy 225. Map available at: http://www.tcsa.info/directions.

RULES: Individual matches only; no team competition.

These will be dual matches with simultaneous firing for:  All Black Powder Target Rifles as defined in the NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Rule Book  All High Power and F-Class Rifles as defined in the NRA High Power Rifle Rule Book

For more details see equipment section below.

Full rules are available at: http://www.nrahq.org/compete/nra-rule-books.asp.

Eye and hearing protection is required both in the pits and on the firing line.

DATES: Friday Morning 300 & 600 yard Matches
Friday Afternoon 800, 900, & 1,000 yard Practice
Saturday 800, 900, & 1000 yard Palma / Creedmoor
Sunday 1000 yard Matches Mar 17, 2017 Mar 17, 2017 Mar 18, 2017 Mar 19, 2017 Apr 14, 2017 Apr 14, 2017 Apr 15, 2017 Apr 16, 2017 Jul 14, 2017 Jul 14, 2017 Jul 15, 2017 Jul 16, 2017 Sep 8, 2017 Sep 8, 2017 Sep 9, 2017 Sep 10, 2017

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all competitors. NRA, WSRPA, and TCSA membership is encouraged, but not mandatory.

NO ADVANCE ENTRIES: All entry fees to be paid at the time of check in for the match.

ENTRY LIMIT: Sixty (60) individual shooters, on a first checked-in, first squadded basis.

ENTRY FEE(S): Practice $10. Match: $30 for all three days, $25 for two days only, $20 for one day only. Juniors (18 and under): half price.

TARGETS & TARGET SERVICE: NRA MR-63 targets will be used at 300 yards. NRA MR-1 targets will be used at 600 yards. NRA LR targets will be used at 800, 900, and 1000 yards. All targets used by F-class shooters will have appropriate F-class centers.

Competitors will pull targets. Competitors failing to pull targets, or to provide an adequate substitute, may be disqualified.

SCORING: Competitors will score. Competitors failing to perform scoring duties may be disqualified.

EMPTY CHAMBER INDICATOR Required to be used at all times prior to match preparation time and after firing is complete.

SQUADDING: Target and squadding assignments will be issued at the Safety Briefing. A competitor who fails to check in prior to the required time will only be squadded to fill vacancies in existing relays.

EQUIPMENT and AMMUNITION: These will be dual matches with simultaneous firing for:  All Black Powder Target Rifles including (categories taken from the NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Rule Book) o 3.1 Black Powder Target Rifles o 3.2 Black Powder Military Rifles  All High Power Rifles including (categories taken from the NRA High Power Rifle Rule Book) o 3.1 Service Rifle, (M1, M14, M16, & M110) o 3.2 Any Rifle o 3.3 NRA Match Rifle o 3.3.1 U.S. Palma Rifle o 3.3.2 NRA Any Sight Match Rifle/Tactical Rifle o 22.3.4 F Class Rifle (F-Open & F-T/R)

Full rules are available at: http://www.nrahq.org/compete/nra-rule-books.asp.

Any safe black powder target rifle, and any safe high power rifle .35 caliber or less may participate, to including those with muzzle brakes and suppressors. Match results and awards will be based on the categories listed above. Noncompliant rifles will be included in the category they most closely resemble or will form a separate category at the Match Director’s discretion.

Shooters with physical limitations may fire from a position other than prone, to include the use of a portable shooting bench if desired. If a shooting bench is used, the rifle must be held or rested in same manner as it would be in the prone position in order to be included in a competitive category.

Any safe ammunition may be used; the use of tracer, incendiary, or armor piercing ammunition is prohibited. Fired rounds that fail to reach the target at supersonic velocity and/or fail to impact the target berm will cause the competitor to be removed from the firing line (velocity requirements not applicable to BPTR).

SCHEDULE: March & April July & September *Range opens 07:30 06:30 Competitors must report to the range office 08:00 07:00 Firing will commence 09:00 08:00

*Able bodied competitors are encouraged to meet in the pits when the range opens to help set up.

CONCURRENT MATCHES: High Power/F-Class matches will be fired concurrent with Black Powder Target Rifle (BPTR) matches; time limits are the same, only the round count will differ; squadding and firing points will be segregated.

FRIDAY: Mid-Range Course of Fire for Black Powder Target Rifles  Stage No. 1: Up to 4 sighters and 10 record shots from 300 yards in 20 minutes.  Stage No. 2: Up to 4 sighters and 10 record shots from 600 yards in 20 minutes.  MID-RANGE MATCH Total is the aggregate of scores fired in Stages 1 and 2.

Mid-Range Course of Fire for High Power Rifles  Stage No. 1: 2 sighters and 20 record shots from 300 yards in 20 minutes.
 Stage No. 2: 2 sighters and 20 record shots from 600 yards in 20 minutes.  MID-RANGE MATCH Total is the aggregate of scores fired in Stages 1 and 2.

SATURDAY: The CREEDMOOR Course of Fire for Black Powder Cartridge Rifles  Stage No. 3: Unlimited sighters and 10 record shots from 800 yards in 22 minutes.  Stage No. 4: Unlimited sighters and 10 record shots from 900 yards in 22 minutes.  Stage No. 5: Unlimited sighters and 10 shots for record from 1000 yards in 22 minutes.

The PALMA Course of Fire for High Power Rifles  Stage No. 3: Unlimited sighters and 15 shots for record from 800 yards in 22 minutes.  Stage No. 4: Two sighters and 15 shots for record from 900 yards in 22 minutes.  Stage No. 5: Two sighters and 15 shots for record from 1000 yards in 22 minutes.

SUNDAY: Long Range Course of Fire for Black Powder Target Rifles  Stage No. 6: Unlimited sighters and 10 record shots from 1000 yards in 30 minutes.  Stage No. 7: Unlimited sighters and 10 record shots from 1000 yards in 30 minutes.  LONG RANGE MATCH Total is the aggregate of scores fired in Stages 3 through 7.

Long Range Course of Fire for High Power Rifles  Stage No. 6: Unlimited sighters and 20 record shots from 1000 yards in 30 minutes.  Stage No. 7: Unlimited sighters and 20 record shots from 1000 yards in 30 minutes.  LONG RANGE MATCH Total is the aggregate of scores fires in Stages 3 through 7.


AWARDS: No monetary awards will be given. Number of plaques and categories awarded will be at the discretion of the Match Director based on number of participants.

OTHER DETAILS: Sustenance & Weather: Bring your own WATER and food. No organized lunch break will be taken. Plan for inclement weather (i.e. heat or cold, sun, rain, wind). There is no shade or shelter on the High Power range, so please plan accordingly.

Accommodations: This is a primitive range. Portable toilets will be available. NO WATER or electrical hook ups at the range. Nearby (2 miles), is the Horn Rapids County Park on the Yakima River. It has full RV hook-up and no hook-up sites at moderate cost. No reservation system is in place at this time. Other accommodations may be found nearby in Richland (10 mi.) and restaurants and groceries in Benton City (5 mi.).

Contact: For additional information concerning this Match, please contact:

Ash Garman
garman.oman@gmail.com...
360-923-5327

OR

Skip Steinmetz
skiper@televar.com
509-225-0356

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