View Full Version : Advice on getting into Competition
03-04-2007, 9:48 PM
I am moving to San Diego (Ramona to be specific) in about 3 months. After we get down and settled in I would like to start competing. I really have no idea where to start. So I decided to build a rifle with this specific intention in mind.
The rifle will be a RRA NM Upper with a MM grip. I was thinking about CMP but I am not sure if this setup (would need to use a muzzle break or thread protector to stay CA legal) would be compliant for competition.
Also where is a good place to start looking into getting started, specifically focused in the SD region. I like the idea of using the irons but I also have my 18" build (may change barrel to a 20" 1-7) I could use with its scope but I am not to sure on what kind of shooting event I could do with it.
Any help/info/suggestions would be great.
03-04-2007, 10:03 PM
Santa Margarita Gun Club holds the monthly NRA High Power matches at Camp Pendleton: http://www.santamargaritagunclub.org
The website doesn't get many updates, so I made the match program available here: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=50280
Or you could shoot at the South Bay Rod and Gun Club, who also hold NRA high power matches: http://www.sbrgc.org/ - I'm not familiar with SBRGC. I found them via the NRA high power calendar.
You'll need an actual pistol grip on your rifle to shoot high power. You could go with the bullet button so you can load a new fixed magazine during the rapid fire stage. I cannot confirm nor deny the use of 'illegally' configured rifles at a high power match.
There are also informal matches held at the Pala range: http://www.ncsahighpower.com
These aren't NRA High Power matches. They appear to be informal / casual matches shot with scoped rifles from the prone position at varying distance targets.
03-04-2007, 10:10 PM
I think I need to venture more south in the forum more often :)
Thanks for the info.
03-05-2007, 10:06 AM
...You'll need an actual pistol grip on your rifle to shoot high power. You could go with the bullet button so you can load a new fixed magazine during the rapid fire stage. I cannot confirm nor deny the use of 'illegally' configured rifles at a high power match...
He can use whatever stock he wants and shoot it in the match rifle category. The only matches I've been to that don't allow match rifles is the Service Rifle Championship and the occasional CMP EiC ("Leg") matches. I've never been to a highpower match where they broke the results out by match or service rifle. The only place that I'm aware of where they do split results by Match/Service is NRA Week at Camp Perry.
Even at the big state matches, they let you shoot fixed magazine AR's. You load 10 during the prep time and are required to dismount the rifle after the 2nd shot. This has been given the thumbs up by the match director at the State Championship matches and I've seen it that way at Leg matches too.
03-05-2007, 10:30 AM
Sorry. Yes 30cal is correct that you can shoot with the MM grip in the match rifle category.
The SGMC matches at Pendleton do split the rifles into the service and match categories, as well as the shooters by NRA classification.
03-05-2007, 10:56 AM
The South Bay Rod and Gun is in Dulzura. The second Sunday of every month. It's way back in the woods:( We shoot 2-300yds. with a simulated 600. Your scores are sent in to the NRA;) Just ask for Mark Heckman or Russell Prentiss. You must get there by 0630-0700 so you have time to prepare your targets. Shooting is 20.00, and after the match you can use the range for the rest of the day. We don't care how your rifle is configured:rolleyes: That's your responsibility. What ever makes you shoot the best. You will find Directions to the range on the Competitions Forum under" Dulzura second Sunday":cool:
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