Thursday, May 2, 2013

Shooters News for the Minn Area -- May 2

This Weekend  

 GRRC Highpower Weekend - May 4-5
Saturday May 4th, GRRC will host the annual Bob Hall Memorial 80 shot OTC match. Shooters will fire 20 shots Offhand and two strings of Rapid fire at 200 yds, 20 shots prone rapid fire at 300 yds, and finish with 20 shots prone slow fire at 600 yds.

  Click Here for match program

Sunday, May 5th,  the action will feature a 50 shot CMP "Excellence in Competition"Leg match for Service Rifles.  These "Leg" matches are the most important matches in a service rifle shooters career.  They are the only matches where you can earn the all important leg points you need to qualify for the Distinguished  Rifleman's badge -- the most coveted award in service rifle shooting.  Click here for match program

Mid Range prone matches at  RedWing-- NorthStar Rifle Club - May 4-5
From Capt Bob:    (Click Here for match program) 
 "Greetings belly shooters:  
 We finally accomplished our work day at North Star and the range is in excellent shape for the 2 day MRP this weekend.  There is one exception, that being the camp ground is not yet useable after the great flood of 2012.  It has been graded and seeded but not yet useable.  If you wish to tent there will be room on the 100 yard line or in that area.  
 For your review I have attached the program.  Note that both days we are shooting the 300, 500 & 600 yard MRP course with iron sights. Saturday is 20 shots each line & Sunday is 15 each line. Since this course is an aggregate you must shoot the same rifle at each yardline. After the MRP course each day there will be a 20 & 15 shot any sight match and you can shoot a different rifle in that match. You can shoot a 3rd rifle in the 45 shot agg. Sunday & a 4th rifle in the 15 shot any sight match Sunday.    
 Work is not yet complete on restoring targets 19 & 20 so we are limited to 18 targets with 9 for F class & 9 for sling shooters.  We are planning on having all 20 targets in operation by the end of June weather permitting. That can be adjusted either way if we have more of 1 than the other.  And contacting me ahead with your intentions would help solve any issues like that.  
 If you plan  to shoot please take a second & drop me a quick reply with name & F class or sling.  That will save some time come Sat. morning.  
 Unless it looks like a total rain out I'll be dragging the camper down early Fri. afternoon and may not have cell coverage on the range.  

Two Weeks Out
May 11th
--CMP military rifle match at GRRC - click here for match program

May 12th - 300 meter International
From Brian Shiffman:

The May Minneapolis Rifle Club 300 meter match will be held on Sunday, May 12th with two relays scheduled; the first goes off at 10 AM and the second at noon.  
Register yourself at  Read the instructions.  Fill in the boxes and make selections from the drop down lists.  There is room for only 14 shooters per relay.  The box at the top of the list shows the number of shooters for each relay.  
No expanding or fragmenting bullets.  Only match or full metal jacket bullets; no muzzle brakes but flash hiders are OK.  A-Max bullets are NOT allowed. They are fine for paper but have a jacket that will fragment and shred our targets when it hits.  
Pick your shooting class: 3-Position, Prone (sling and iron sights), Offhand (iron sights), F-Open or F-TR.  If you use optical sights then you are in one of the two F classes, depending upon caliber and type of support used.  You can shoot F-TR class with a service rifle with a scope and a sling if you choose.  Shooting is governed by ISSF rules except we allow NRA shooting jackets.  As a club match, we have some liberty.   
Fee is $20 for the 60 shot match; Electronic targets, so, NO PIT DUTY and the match runs quickly, 3 strings of 20 rounds in succession.  Once the command is given to start the match, each shooter is on their own to finish within the 1:35 minutes.
If you need to cancel - you have to contact me so that I can use the magic pixie dust to delete your entry and make it available for someone else.
If you make an error on your entry, contact me so I can correct it.
Brian D. Shiffman

Extra! Extra!
Rare color footage of LA Sheriff's Pistol Demo team -- 1936 Click Here
There is good stuff in this video all the way to the end when they do reloading. 


That's All Folks!

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