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Timberwolf
02-24-2008, 10:44 AM
APS – 02-23-08 – Tac/Prec Match Report

Today we had our monthly Tac/Prec Rifle Match at A Place to Shoot in Saugus, California. We had quite a few new faces for this matches and several old as well. After a week of watching weather reports, and overall condition of the range, we were blessed with good weather for the match. Reasonably clear, and a little chilly. Most of the firing areas were wet and soft but not unmanageable.

Plaques were awarded to the top three competitors as follows: First Place – Don Augustine; Second Place – Pascal Bauder; and Third Place – Anthony Hardwick. There was also a medal given to the top shooter in the 100 Yard Dot Drill event that Don Augustine took with a high score of 60 in 23.82 seconds. As a note the 100-yard dot drill is shot using 3/4” dots so three out of five hits from down in the dirt/mud in prone is pretty fair country shootin’ in my book.

The following is a breakdown of the six courses of fire:

Stage I – 255 YARD CBS

IN the first stage the shooters engaged a 6” steel swinger at 255 yards from prone. It was a hit or miss proposition, one shot only for 100 points. Five out of the seven shooters nailed their shot with one of the two remaining ****ting the 1” rod below the plate. Me thinks a smaller plate is in order.

Stage II – 860 YARD SPANK THE MAIDEN

The second course of fire is pretty explanatory from its title. In this stage the shooters engaged our also infamous iron maiden at 860 yards. This was scored on decreasing value - the shooter had a max of three shots to hit the target. If hit in the first shot the shooter rec’d 100 pts; if the first shot was missed the shooter was allowed a second shot and if a hit was achieved it was worth 50 pts; if missed twice the shooter was allowed a third and final shot for which 25 pts were awarded for a hit. One competitor “spanked the Maiden” on his first shot, our match winner (who by the way cleaned the steel stages with first round hits).

Stage III – 550 YARDS SMACK DOWN

In this third stage the shooters engaged a 12”x12” plate at a distance of 550 yards in the prone position from the field to the rear of the range. High weeds, soft dirt, and uneven ground, coupled with a slight wind, and changing thermals made this a challenge but several connected on their first shot. As with the second stage the competitors were allowed a max of three shots with decreasing score.

Stage IV –321 YARDS LOLIPOP

In this stage the shooters engaged a 6” round plate at a distance of 321 yards in the prone position from the field to the rear of the range. As before weeds, soft dirt, and uneven ground, were the name of the game. Five shooters connected on their first shot. As with the previous stage the competitors were allowed a max of three shots with decreasing score.

Stage V –321 YARDS LOLIPOP

In this stage the shooters engaged a target with four three inch dots, with one round per dot. This was shot in the field behind the range on a slight incline. Each dit counted a total of 25 points for a max of 100 points. One shooter cleaned this stage with the majority scoring one and two hits.

Stage VI – 100 YARD 5 DOT DRILL - PRONE

This stage has become a norm at my matches. As the title says it is a standard five-dot drill consisting of 5 shots in prone at 100 yards, one shot per dot, using Ύ inch dots. The shooters had 1 minute to complete this stage with individual times being used as a tiebreaker. The max score was 100 pts (20 per hit – one round per dot) with the winner having the high score of 60 points.

Stage VII – OLD SCHOOL KNEELING TO PRONE

In this seventh and last stage the shooters started in kneeling with sling and engaged a 3” dot with 5 rounds, then transitioned to prone, again with sling only, and engaged a 1.5 inch dot. Total round count was 10 rounds with one mandatory reload. Each hit counted 10 points for a total of 100 points. This stage proved the hardest for all shooters with the highest score being 30 points out of 100.

All in all it was a very good match and all did very well.

rksimple
02-24-2008, 10:51 AM
Sounds like fun. Rifle should be done this month (if marty will get to makin the thruster brakes!) and I should be there for the next. Can't wait!

EmphaticThumb
02-25-2008, 10:45 AM
Thanks for another great match T-wolf.

ar15barrels
02-25-2008, 11:45 AM
Stage VII – OLD SCHOOL KNEELING TO PRONE

In this seventh and last stage the shooters started in kneeling with sling and engaged a 3” dot with 5 rounds, then transitioned to prone, again with sling only, and engaged a 1.5 inch dot. Total round count was 10 rounds with one mandatory reload. Each hit counted 10 points for a total of 100 points. This stage proved the hardest for all shooters with the highest score being 30 points out of 100.

100yds?