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bubbapug1
04-20-2012, 8:43 PM
This is a great chance to shoot 800, 900, and 1000 yard. Not for the arm chair marksman...you know the ones, the guys who shoot 3" groups at 1000 yards with saiga's in hurricanes with WWB ammo.

SMGC NRA - ANY/ANY Long Range Match (Range 117 – Camp Pendleton, CA)

Please see attached Match Bulletin and Registration Form

ANY/ANY 800, 900, 1000 Yard Saturday May 5th

ANY/ANY 3 x 1000 Yard Sunday May 6th

All Categories Welcome: Each category will be scored in their respective category. (There must be 5 competitors in a given category to count as a match)

* Any/Any

* F-Class

Course of fire for all categories will be:

Saturday - May 5th

800 Yard Line: Unlimited sighters - 20 shots for record

900 Yard Line: Unlimited sighters - 20 shots for record

1000 Yard Line: Unlimited sighters - 20 shots for record

Sunday - May 6th

1000 Yard Line: Unlimited sighters - 20 shots for record

1000 Yard Line: Unlimited sighters - 20 shots for record

1000 Yard Line: Unlimited sighters - 20 shots for record



Match fees will be:

•SMGC Members, Military, and Junior - $25

•NON-SMGC $30

Awards: Prize money will be awarded using the following criteria regardless of competitor category or equipment type:

· 1st Place for overall aggregate score for May 5 - $25 May 6 - $25

· 2nd Place for overall aggregate score for May 5 - $15 May 6 - $15

· 3rd Place for overall aggregate score for May 5 - $5 May 6 - $5

Patrons please arrive early to fill out paperwork and to help with setup at 0730.

Please pre-register for this practice event using the SMGC online pre-registration form.

SURVIVOR619
04-20-2012, 9:00 PM
Is this something that can be spectated?

SURVIVOR619
04-20-2012, 9:11 PM
OK, just read the smgclub site. Sorry I did not do that before asking my question.

Respect, Survivor.

bubbapug1
04-20-2012, 9:57 PM
you can watch but....its not that hard to participate. Treat it like a range day with pit service..

G-forceJunkie
04-20-2012, 11:11 PM
Are muzzle brakes allowed?

bubbapug1
04-20-2012, 11:28 PM
yes

killshot44
04-21-2012, 3:05 PM
Running F-Class targets in addition to the High Power targets?

bubbapug1
04-21-2012, 6:41 PM
Yes, they put up the target to match the shooter classification. Its a really nicely run format...very professional but also you need to be on the ball as they run it quick. Kind of like the airlines used to be, courteous and on time.

I am just blown away that only 30 or so people make it out to these things when you consider the ranges are packed with morons on the weekends, and packed to the gills. I think its because people like to talk about how good they shoot, but many of them are really afraid to lay it on the line and possibly not shoot as well as they talk, although the competition aspect is really a non factor at these matches unless you are shooting over 775 out of800 or better as there are just too many really great shooters involved to win the thing. Imagine...775 out of 800, thats 77.5 bullseyes out of 80 shots, and the other few were nines.....

bubbapug1
04-24-2012, 11:29 PM
btt

shadowman
04-25-2012, 12:30 AM
Sounds interesting. Is this prone shooting or from a table. How much practice time?
Maybe you could give a little run down on the flow of the event for guys like me.

bubbapug1
04-25-2012, 12:44 AM
The XTC matches are as follows

200 yards....10 shots standing, offhand
200 yards 10 shots sitting rapid fire
300 yards, 20 shots prone - I can't remember if its slow or rapid
600 yards, 20 shots, prone, slow fire

3 x 600 or all other long range matches.

3 strings (heats) of 20 shots, prone, bipod or sling, scope or no scope, nothing bigger than 30 caliber however

You must run the pits, as someone will pit for you. Its simple, watch the sticky in the Santa Margarita gun club sub forum...its the first thread. Watch it closely. Its a little hairy the first time, but you will get it.

Try to have some idea with regard to your clicks to hit the target at 200, 300, 600, yards so you don't waste your two shiot sighters trying to get on the paper. You want to be ON the paper and tune in to the bull with those two sighters.

If you are shooting 800, 900, 1000 its even more important to know you elevation clicks to get on the paper.

If you decide to compete in XTC 200, 300 and 600 practice your offhand, sitting, and prone. You don't need live ammo, you can dry fire in your house down the street and get some idea on what you can and cannot do. Watch youtube videos on how to use your sling, and on how to practice sitting and prone...its all out there...and dry fire dry fire dry fire until you can pull that trigger perfectly without jerking that gun at all.


The XTC match is this satruday April 28. sunday is a 3 x 600....

Why butt heads at Angeles or burro when you can shoot with no crowd and keep score at Pendleton, it makes absolutly no sense.

diego-ted
04-25-2012, 7:28 AM
Are muzzle brakes allowed?

Has the rule changEd? I was told NO brakes allowed?

bubbapug1
04-25-2012, 9:48 AM
Its a compensator, not a muzzle brake. Aim for the open road, not the rock in the middle of it.

Is it not a matter of semantics...???????????

I shot next to a guy last month with a muzzle brake, but alas, it was a compensator. Almost all Service rifle A2's have a compensator, or muzzle brake, but no flash suppressors. Its a matter if semantics. If you want a definitive ruling based on your exact gun perhaps you can post a picture of it on thier forum with the question...or just show up and shoot.

"Muzzle brakes and recoil compensators are devices that are fitted to the muzzle of a firearm or cannon to redirect propellant gases with the effect of countering both recoil of the gun and unwanted rising of the barrel during rapid fire.[1] Muzzle brakes are useful for combat and timed competition shooting, and are commonly found on rifles firing large cartridges (such as big-game rifles), as well as some artillery and tank guns. They are also used on pistols for practical pistol competitions, and are usually called compensators in this context."

Black Majik
04-26-2012, 9:52 AM
I would like to participate for the Saturday May 5th match. Hope you guys can show me the ropes.

For the pre-registration, difference between F-Class and Match rifle?

Also what equipment is recommended we bring?

Thanks

bubbapug1
04-26-2012, 11:44 AM
First and foremost, bring a gun which you are familiar with, as in you know the moa per clicks, hopefully the zeros for at least 200 yards, and some ammo which you know the velocity of if hand loads, or commercial ammo we can look the velocities up.

Second, watch the video on the first thread in the santa Margarita gun club forum on working the pits, and watch it twice to get an understanding on how to mark shots FAST.

Third, I have highlighted in red the items on my range pakcing list that I take to a match.

Range packing list
1. Staple gun and staples
2. Water
3. Food
4. Gun Rests
5. Spotting scope
6. Ammo
7. Note book (competition) (general)
8. Targets of all types 200 yard target
9. Tools for sights, tripods, etc (Allen wrenches, etc)
10. Chrono
11. Tape measure
12. Sharpie
13. Black and other tapes
14. Ballistics calculator
15. Hat
16. Ma Deuce scope mount and scope
17. Safety flags
18. Safety glasses
19. Brass catcher
20. Cleaning kits, cleaning rods, patches, solvents
21. Enblanc clips – 2 and 8 rounders
22. Handwipes
23. moa info on all sights and scopes to be used (Garand, SS scope, ACOG, AR’s)
24. Linker
25. Headspace gauges
26. target frame
27. Knee pads
28. prone pad shooting mat and mattress
29. umbrella and auger for umbrella
30. sony camera and tripod
31. Lubricants break free32. Chair
33. Bucket
34. Front sight adjustment tool
35. Small plastic hammer.
36. Broken shell extractor for 50 bmg, 223, 308, 7.62 x 39
37. Pen
38. reading glass – in truck center upper console
39. small flashlight
40. garbage bags for rocks
41. Tripod(s) Unipod
42. Micrometer
43. Bipod for Bohica
44. Clay pigeons
45. Mirage shield
46. Shims for shooting bags (1” x 8” x 12”)
47. Bolt for stole panda
48. Recoil pillow
49. Flag materials and posts for flags
50. Tarp for brass pick up
51. Knife
52. Weights for Tripod legs
53. Chalk – pit duty events only
54. Camel back hydration unit – pit duty events only
55. Towel – pit duty events only
56. Pam – pit duty events only
57. Heavy Rope – pit duty events only
58. Magazines
59. Sight Black
60. Shooting glove
61. Paint pens
62. Ballistics print outs
63. Ciener kit
64. Shooting jacket
65. Anemometer
66. Walkie talkies for pit duty
67. Range buggy
68. Ballistics data sheet
69. Guitar pick mag release
70. Rod to punch out stuck shells
71. Tool box in back of truck
72. Duct tape
73. Pvc couplers
74. Table

Black Majik
04-26-2012, 12:02 PM
Thanks for the list. Which should I sign up under F-class rifle or match rifle? Regular .308 with scope and muzzle brake/compensator.

thanks.

killshot44
04-26-2012, 2:50 PM
Majic, you'd be classed as F/TR.

For you NorCal readers, there are similar matches at Sac Valley the following weekend, May 12/13. An 80-shot RMC (200, 300, 600) on Saturday and a "Palma" (800,900,1,000) on Sunday.

Watch Centerfire Rifles next week for more info.

milotrain
04-26-2012, 2:57 PM
You'll be there from 7:30am to 4pm. Bring LOTS of water, plenty of food, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.

The shooting positions are raised dirt berms. They are very nice actually, but there are no chairs, no benches and no shade. Bring everything you'd bring to go shoot in the desert. Plus bring a rope for the targets (fatter the better).

bubbapug1
04-26-2012, 3:19 PM
Water is definitely #1, even if you forget your rifle don't forget your water!!

Black Majik
04-26-2012, 3:26 PM
Thanks Killshot. I just pre-registered. See you guys next Saturday.

bubbapug1
05-02-2012, 9:36 PM
btt

bubbapug1
05-03-2012, 9:35 PM
btt

Beetle Bailey
05-06-2012, 6:27 PM
Thanks! It was a fun shoot and I learned a lot (shot on Saturday).

bubbapug1
05-06-2012, 10:56 PM
Thanks! It was a fun shoot and I learned a lot (shot on Saturday).

I am glad you liked them. It's sure a different experiance knowing where each and every shot landed. I also think the knowledge base on that shooting line exceeds the knowledge base of any other line you will find in one place except at Camp Perry.

Hope you make it to the clinic.

Black Majik
05-06-2012, 11:24 PM
I am glad you liked them. It's sure a different experiance knowing where each and every shot landed. I also think the knowledge base on that shooting line exceeds the knowledge base of any other line you will find in one place except at Camp Perry.

Hope you make it to the clinic.

It was a great match I had a lot of fun putting rounds on paper at 800-1000, I learned a lot still trying to get my wind calls better but the experience was truly a lot of fun.

I look forward to the next one. Thanks for helping us along the way..