hunter rifle information
HONE YOUR HUNTING SKILLS BEFORE BIG GAME SEASON STARTS!
This is our newest event, first introduced in 2010. Since then it has become very popular among our shooter base. We have two events scheduled for the coming summer which you will not want to miss!
The purpose of this match is to exercise our hunting rifles in field conditions similar to what we would encounter big game hunting. Any hunting rifle with a light weight barrel shooting a cartridge in .24 to .33 caliber (excluding .338 Lapua and similar) may be used. Hunting style scopes, slings, bipods, shooting sticks, and range finders will be allowed. All ammunition must be loaded with lead core bullets. Target/Varmint rifles, and associated target equipment will not be allowed.
The shooting course will involve moving to four different shooting points on the property. An ATV of some sort is mandatory, as the course will cover around two miles. A minimum of three life sized steel targets of game animals will be located at each firing point. Targets over the four shooting points will range in size from prairie dogs to elk. Some of the targets will have gongs in the vital areas, which count for extra score. Each target will require 5 shots each, and the course of fire will be 60 shots for record.
The match will begin promptly at 0900 with practice from the firing line starting as soon as it is light enough to shoot.