Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Shooters News for the Minn Area - Aug 19, 2014

Next Weekend
Minnesota area shooting sports has two great rifle matches on the calendar this coming weekend.  Prone shooting enthusiasts can choose between competing in the MN State Sm Bore Outdoor Prone Championship or the Minnesota Mid Range F-Class State Championship.  Let's hope for a great weather weekend as lots of folks will be bellying up to the firing line and pulling some triggers this coming Sat and Sunday. Both of these matches are just to the NW of the Twin Cities and easy to get to.

The Minn F-Class Mid Range championships will be drawing shootrers from all over the Midwest to the Elk River Sportsman's Club both Aug 23 and 24th. Competition begins Saturday at 0900 hrs with the Team matches. Shooters will be getting their final rifle zeros, and working the wind conditions of the Elk River shooting range.  Teams of 4 shooters will be made up and each shooter will fire three 20 shot matches from the 600 yd line with coaching  Shooters can enjoy a barbeque and some socializing after this match    The individual matches will start Sunday morning with 1st relay on the line again at 0900 hrs.  Competitors will fire four 20 shot matches for record. The FTR and F-Open State Champions will be crowned following the match.

                           Click Here for Match Program and entry info

Traditional Iron Sight, and Rifle Sling prone shooters will be heading to Minneapolis Rifle Club for a full weekend of outdoor prone position shooting on tough Sm Bore targets.
Each day the course of fire is a 1600 pt competition with shooters firing 8 targets of 20 shots for record.  That means 160 shots with instant feed back so you can perfect that prone shooting position. Two targets at 50 yds start the day. You don't want to lose any points on these targets because three 100 yd targets are coming up and there's plenty of chance to lose points here.  Shooters finish up by firing on 50 meter targets and this tough match is where the winners usually pull away by holding hard on the last two toughest targets of the day.  Saturday is all 'Iron Sight' matches and on Sunday shooters may use 'Any sights'.            
  Click Here for Match Program and entry info

From George Minerich:
Hi Bob (Peasley):
August 23 & 24 is the MN Smallbore Prone State Championship at Minneapolis Rifle Club smallbore range.    It promises to be 2 days of challenging shooting and a good way for all the high power shooters to hone their prone skills.   After the match Saturday, Chris Hazelton is cooking up a feast for all competitors.  He is planning and BBQ pork with lots of fixings. 
Note: It is rumored that we might actually see Dave Gross this weekend at the small bore match. 

Last Weekend
OTC Matches at Mpls Rifle Club -- No news forwarded

Note: For your pleasure -- Click Here for a video of the Texas OTC St Champ match in 1989. Doing it the old way -- with an M14.  Loading with the rifle butt on the stool and the muzzle near your face was legal at that time. 

Two Weeks Out  
Aug 30 - Mid RangeProne and F-Class at Eau Claire --  Click here for match bulletin
Aug 31 -  OTC matches at Eau Claire   --  Click here for match bulletin
Sept 6, 7 -  Mid Range High Power St. Champ at Duluth - Click here for match bulletin
Sept 20,21 - 2 day Mid Range Prone at NorthStar Gun Club - Click here for match bulletin

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