600-Yard Rifle Match Scheduled for Saturday, January 27
Get signed up for Texrkana Gun Club’s first ever 600-yard Rifle Match on January 27. The match is limited to the first 25 shooters.
Date of Match – Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Pre-Registration Required – See below
Round Count – 18 Minimum – 78 Maximum
Minimum Personal Protective Equipment required: Eye and ear protection.
Chamber Flags Required – Some flags will be available at the match
Caliber and muzzle velocity will be limited to .30 caliber and 3200 fps maximum.
No one piece rests (lead sleds) allowed.
Match Signup – Maximum 25 Shooters – First Come First Served
- Sign up will take place at on Saturday, January 20 at TGC 200 Yard Rifle Range Monthly Benchrest Match. 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.
- Match Fee – $15 per club member and $20 per non-member. Payment due at time of signup. One gun per club member per entry. (A backup rifle is OK).
- All shooters MUST read Texarkana Gun Club 600 yard range rules and attend the safety briefing before the match begins.
Match sequence, course of fire, target sizes, points and scoring:
100 yard target will be a 200 yard varmint target as used on club’s monthly bench rest match and score will be the sum of 3 shots. These first 3 shots will also be used to verify sight in zero and check muzzle velocity. Chronograph will be provided to check muzzle velocity and help develop bullet drop chart out to 600 yards for shooters that don’t know how to do it, or haven’t had the opportunity to shoot that far and develop a bullet drop chart for their rifle. This will encourage new shooters that are not familiar with ballistic programs and may not have access to a chronograph.
200 to 600 tard targets will be 4”, 8” and 12” metal targets with three sets of targets every hundred yards. Three shooters will be shooting simultaneously. Shooters will be allowed up to 6 minutes total time and a maximum of 5 rounds per target to engage all 3 targets (4”, 8” and 12”) at each 100 yard stage. All shooters must complete each stage before everyone moves to the next one.
Match director will coordinate with volunteers for spotting hits/misses and tracking and recording time and scores. Once every shooter is done shooting at each 100 yard stage we will move to the next one. Estimated time with three shooters shooting simultaneously and 20 -25 shooters total is approximately 45 minutes per stage.
Please arrive at the 600 yard range at 8-8:30 am to attend the safety briefing and shooter number drawing. Shooting will start at 9:00 am at 100 yards from any position chosen by the shooter. Sand bags, front rest, bipod, etc. will be allowed as long as they are not a one piece rest (Lead sled and similar rest will not be allowed). 3 shooting benches will be available, if shooters prefer to shoot from prone position they are welcome to do so as well.
Numbers written in a piece of paper will be placed in a container and each shooter will pick a number at each 100 yard stage and shoot in that order, number of shooters will be divided in 3 teams. Ideally shooter #1 of each team will start shooting; shooter #2 will be on standby ready to start as soon as shooter #1 moves out of the way and shooter #3 will be recording time and scores. Spotting will probably be done by club members that have experience shooting and spotting out to 600 yards.
Caliber and muzzle velocity will be limited to .30 caliber and 3200 fps maximum. Muzzle brakes and sound suppressors allowed. Target value points will increase with distance and decrease with every extra shot fired to engage the target, only 5 shots will be allowed per target. If shooter misses all 5 shots or hits the wrong target he/she can continue to the next target but a 5 point penalty will be deducted from stage final score. Shooters will shoot targets in descending size order, 12” first, 8” second and 4” last.
SCORE POINTS FOR TARGTES 200 to 600 YARDS:
TARGET DISTANCE 1 shot 2 shot 3 shot 4 shot 5 shot missed target
12” 200 yards 5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point -5 points
8” 200 yards 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 2 points -5 points
4” 200 yards 15 points 12 points 9 points 6 points 3 points -5 points
12” 300 yards 20 point 16 points 12 points 8 points 4 points -5 points
8” 300 yards 25 points 20 points 15 points 10 points 5 points -5 points
4” 300 yards 30 points 24 points 18 points 12 points 6 points -5 points
12” 400 yards 35 points 28 points 21 points 14 points 7 points -5 points
8” 400 yards 40 points 32 points 24 points 16 points 8 points -5 points
4” 400 yards 45 points 36 points 27 points 18 points 9 points -5 points
12” 500 yards 50 points 40 points 30 points 20 points 10 points -5 points
8” 500 yards 55 points 44 points 33 points 22 points 11 points -5 points
4” 500 yards 60 points 48 points 36 points 24 points 12 points -5 points
12” 600 yards 65 points 52 points 39 points 26 points 13 points -5 points
8” 600 yards 70 points 56 points 42 points 28 points 14 points -5 points
4” 600 yards 75 points 60 points 45 points 30 points 15 points -5 points
18 rounds minimum needed to complete the match, 78 rounds maximum if all shots are misses.
100 yards max 30 points
200 yards max 30 points
300 yards max 75 points
400 yards max 120 points
500 yards max 165 points
600 yards max 210 points
MAXIMUM SCORE: 630 points
REMBER SAFETY LOOK DOWN RANGE LOOK AT SAFETY SINGS LOOK DOWN RANGE AGAIN
600-Yard Rifle Range Rules:
- COLD RANGE: FIREARMS MAY ONLY BE HANDLED IN THE HOT ZONE.
- FIREARM MUST HAVE CHAMBER FLAG in HOT ZONE EXCEPT WHEN FIRING.
- PREPARING TO FIRE (SHOOT) – RANGE HOT SIGN FACEING PARKING LOT, CHAIN ACROSS ROAD LEADING DOWN RANGE.
- VISUALLY CHECK DOWN RANGE, LOOK AGAIN. MAKE SURE NO PERSONEL OR EQUIPMENT ARE IN THE LINE OF FIRE.
- WHEN FINISH FIRING, REPLACE CHAMBER FLAG.
- IF YOU NEED TO GO DOWN RANGE TO CHECK YOUR TARGET, CHECK WITH ALL SHOOTERS IN HOT ZONE TO BE SURE ALL WEAPONS ARE CLEAR AND CHAMBER FLAGS ARE IN PLACE.
- PLACE “RANGE COLD – PERSONEL DOWN RANGE” SIGN IN FRONT MIDDLE OF HOT ZONE FACING PARKING LOT, REMOVE THE CHAIN ACROSS THE ROAD.
- READY RANGE FOR NEXT ROUND OF SHOOTING, REPLACE THE CHAIN GOING ACROSS THE ROAD, REPLACE “RANGE HOT” SIGN FACING PARKING LOT. RANGE IS ONCE AGAIN READY FOR USE.
THIS IS A COLD RANGE IT IS ALSO A ” DRY RANGE,” one more time, it is a “DRY RANGE.” If it has RAINED, SNOWED, HAILED or SLEETED, anything that makes the GROUND WET, or SOFT, DO NOT DRIVE PASSED THE HOT ZONE. We have a nice trail for a road that will work just fine if only used in DRY WEATHER. IF you RUD the road the club will expect you to “PAY” for repairs. PLEASE remember this is a Gun Range, not a MUD Bog.
Please clean up when you are finished shooting, including paper sticks and any trash. Please leave the range cleaner then you found it.
If you have any ideas for range improvement, let us know. Come to a meeting, they happen on the 4th Tuesday of each month except December.