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Old 03-11-2019, 6:21 PM
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Default Cuyama 600 Yd match Saturday, long range Sunday.

Unfortunately I will be gone on a business trip this weekend so I won't be able to attend but for those of you interested in trying to shoot mid range or longer range:

This coming Saturday, the Tri-County Rifle Club is hosting an NRA approved Mid-Range (600 yd) Match. Then on Sunday, we’ll host our regular NRA approved Long Range Palma Match (800, 900 & 1,000 yards).
The 600 yd match will consist of three strings, 20 shots each string. Total possible score 600 pt.
The Palma match will consists of 15 shots at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards for a total of 45 shots. Total possible score 450 pt.

All of our matches are open to the public. Cost is $20 per match (for non-members) and includes $4.50 fee for score submittal to NRA. $5 discount for club members.

All are welcome to arrive Friday or Saturday and can camp on the property. If you are into running water there’s the Buckhorn Inn in New Cuyama and a couple of places in Taft. Both are about a 30 minute drive from the range.

The range is located east of CA33 about 3 miles south of the 33 and 166 juncture. Look for a green Palma sign east of 33 at the Foothill Rd intersection. Turn into the field and drive straight back to our shade structure. Please be mindful of the fields as they may be planted (stay on the well worn path). Squadding starts at 8am both days.

Bring all your safety equipment, a shooting mat, (although people will be glad to share if necessary) You can shoot with a sling on the larger bullseye (10" X-ring at 1,000 yards) or with a bipod/front rest on the smaller bullseye (5" X-ring).
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Old 03-12-2019, 7:42 PM
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Thanks Frank, I'm brand new to this. can you describe what a 600 yard match looks like? what does a string consist of? Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2019, 9:54 AM
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The 600 yd match will consist of three strings, 20 shots each string.
Typically, each "string of fire" has your 20 shots for score plus allowed sighters within a certain time frame. Depending on club/rules it could be 22 minutes for 2 sighters plus 20 for score, or 30 minutes for unlimited sighters plus your 20. This is "slow-fire", one round fired and scored.

Everyone is squadded, 1 squad is shooting, the second squad is recording shots/scores, and the third squad is in the pits lowering/raising targets, marking with spotter disks and scoring shots. Everyone takes turns.

A lot of people are intimidated by the thought of "competition", but it's not a competitive atmosphere at all. Everyone at every club I've ever been to is super friendly and helpful, esp for the newbies. Elevation dope, wind-calls, even informal "coaching" is there to help you out. Give it a try.


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Typically, each "string of fire" has your 20 shots for score plus allowed sighters within a certain time frame. Depending on club/rules it could be 22 minutes for 2 sighters plus 20 for score, or 30 minutes for unlimited sighters plus your 20. This is "slow-fire", one round fired and scored.

Everyone is squadded, 1 squad is shooting, the second squad is recording shots/scores, and the third squad is in the pits lowering/raising targets, marking with spotter disks and scoring shots. Everyone takes turns.

A lot of people are intimidated by the thought of "competition", but it's not a competitive atmosphere at all. Everyone at every club I've ever been to is super friendly and helpful, esp for the newbies. Elevation dope, wind-calls, even informal "coaching" is there to help you out. Give it a try.

Sac Valley & Camp Perry,nice!
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Sac Valley & Camp Perry,nice!
Isn't it funny how we get so that we can recognize specific firing lines and pits from having spent time at them?
I bet nobody here can name ALL of these locations from these pictures:











Every picture has something distinct that a person who had spent time there would recognize as being a specific range.
Every picture is from a different range.
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It's always nice to have the experience of having been to a different range.As shooters ,the more we see,the better we get,and one day Ill get to Cuyama
2nd pic is Ben Avery Range in Phoenix?,3rd pic with the windmills,someplace near Altamont Pass or Tehachapi Pass,range #103 4th pic,last pic is Sac Valley pit,one of the later pics looks like Burbank ,but im not sure.
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Thanks Frank, I'm brand new to this. can you describe what a 600 yard match looks like? what does a string consist of? Thanks!
Smoothy explained it well, except that we only have two relays shooting usually so you'll shoot, while the other relay marks your target and you record your own score.

I forgot to mention to bring a pen and a clipboard or other semi rigid flat object to hold the score sheet and write on. I use a notebook with paper clips to keep my score sheet from blowing away.

These matches are very low key and you'll hear a lot of banter on the line, except when the wind gusts, then you'll hear a lot of swearing.
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2nd pic is Ben Avery Range in Phoenix?,3rd pic with the windmills,someplace near Altamont Pass or Tehachapi Pass,range #103 4th pic,last pic is Sac Valley pit,one of the later pics looks like Burbank ,but im not sure.
The 2nd is Rio Solado Sportsman's Club but that's very close to Ben Avery so I will give you the same type of cactus and local scrub brush!
3rd is indeed Tehachapi
4th is 117a with the two markers dropped on it.
I don't actually know what that little 600yd range is next to it. Maybe 117?
Last is indeed SVSC.
I didn't find any pictures from BRRC on my pc so I don't have any pictures of Burbank in that group.

Oh and in the spirit of this thread, the 5th picture is Cuyama.

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the last one looks almost like the pits at palomino valley gun club in reno
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the last one looks almost like the pits at palomino valley gun club in reno
Another place that I have not had been.
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Photo 1. A Place to Shoot
Photo 3. BLM Tehachapi
Photo 5. TriCounty Gun Club, Cuyama
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