Texarkana Gun Club Precision Rifle Challenge Returns March 31, 2018

The Texarkana Gun Club Precision Rifle Challenge is back by popular demand. The match will be on Saturday, March 31 on the TGC 600-yard range, you have to pre-register, see below for details.

  • Bolt Actions, Hunting Rifles, & ARs Allowed
  • Targets from 200-600 Yards
  • Calibers 223-300 Win Mag
  • 3200 FPS Muzzle Velocity Limit
  • Round Count – 40
  • Limited Slots Available – Pre-Registration Required
    Practiscore.com

Match Details:

This match will consist of five separate stages. Shooters will be divided into groups, and each group
will shoot simultaneously on different stages. Four of the stages will be shot from shooter’s choice of
bench or prone. One stage will be a “field position” type stage fired from a barricade. Time limit for all
stages is 2.5 minutes. Bipods, sandbags, 2-piece front/rear rests will be allowed. One piece rests such as
lead sleds will not be allowed.

Shooters should show up with their rifles zeroed, and drop data out to 600 yards. Targets may be at ranges other than 100 yard increments. Shooters should bring a rifle in a caliber 223 up to 300 Win mag that is capable of reasonable accuracy, a scope that is easily adjustable for different ranges, and at least 40 rounds of ammo. 3200 fps maximum muzzle velocity.

Match check-in will start at 8:15 am. The match should begin by 9:00 am.

Targets will be steel plates of various shapes and sizes including circles, squares, and silhouettes.

You MUST pre-register for the match at the following link: Practiscore.com

Squads will be set the morning of the match. Ignore any squad related messages.
Payment will be due the morning of the match. The fee is $15 for club members, $20 for nonmembers.

Match and registration questions can be emailed to Cody Barrett at tgcbarrett@gmail.com
Shooters must obey all TGC range rules. This is a cold range. Bolts open and detachable magazines
removed at all times. If you don’t have a detachable magazine, the rifle must be unloaded with the bolt
open. Do not close the bolt, or load any firearms until you are on the firing line pointed down range.
Make sure your rifle is safe and clear with bolt open before showing up to the range.

Course of Fire: 

  • Stage 1 – Know Your Limit (KYL) plate rack at 500 yards. Bench or Prone – 6 Plates in descending
    size from 8”-3”. Shooters will fire one round per plate starting with the large plate, and move toward
    the smallest plate. A miss will result in the loss of all points accrued in the stage, and the shooter must
    start over with the large plate. Shooters may stop shooting when they feel they have reached their limit.
    Shooters may shoot a maximum of 12 rounds, or until time runs out. The smaller the plate, the more
    points are accrued. – 8 points for the largest plate. 18 points for the smallest plate. 78 Points max
  • Stage 2 – Bench or Prone – Surprise Stage – 6 Rounds
  • Stage 3 – Bench or Prone – 6 Rounds – 3 Plates at 3 different ranges between 200 and 600 yards.
    Ranges will be known distances and given at the match. Fire one round per plate near to far, hit or miss
    move to next target. Fire one round per plate far to near, hit or miss move to next target. 10 points per
    hit. Max 60 Points
  • Stage 4 – Rifleman’s Skills Barricade – 400 Yards – 8 Rounds – Fire 2 rounds from each of 4 different
    positions on the PRS style barricade. Positions are shooter’s choice, but must be 4 different positions.
    Prone not allowed. 10 points per hit. Shooting bags/pillows are allowed. Shooters with rifles holding
    less than 8 rounds are allowed to have a helper hand them ammo on this stage. Max 80 Points
  • Stage 5 – Bench or Prone – 8 Rounds – 4 plates at 4 different ranges between 200 and 600 yards.
    Ranges will be known distances and given at the match. Fire 2 rounds per target near to far, hit or miss,
    shooter moves to next target. 10 points for first round hits, 5 points for second round hits. 60 points
    max

The 600-yard Rifle Range Is Open Monday January 1, 2018 – Read The Rules Please

The 600-Yard Rifle Range will be officially open on New Years Day!

Thanks to Ron Hoehn, Roy Moore, Cody Barrett, Jimmie Abercrombie and Jim Peek for all their hard work. January 1, 2018, will go down in Texarkana Gun Club history, these men worked in the mud all day on Saturday so the 600-yard range could be opened by Monday. A big thank you from all of us.
The following two signs are to be used at all times, if you don’t understand what they mean ask someone.
Be Safe, look once then look again.
It is a walk on range only right now, no driving beyond the shooting pad  (NO TRUCKS, NO ATV ) FOOT TRAFFIC ONLY.
The first reason it is a walk on range only at this time is your club has given you FOUR sets of steel targets to shoot at;
  • 300 yards you will find  4-6-8 inch steel plates
  • 400 yards 4-6-8- inch plates (4inch plate at 400 yards is 1 MOA )
  • 500 yards 6-8-10 inch plates
  • 600 yards 10-12-24 inch plates
 feel free to walk down range to set up paper target, BUT PLEASE FOLLOW SAFETY RULES WHEN DOING SO.
Secondly, the range is still very wet.

REMBER SAFETY LOOK DOWN RANGE LOOK AT SAFETY SINGS LOOK DOWN RANGE AGAIN

600-Yard Rifle Range Rules

  1. COLD RANGE: FIREARMS MAY ONLY BE HANDLED IN THE HOT ZONE.
  2. FIREARM MUST HAVE CHAMBER FLAG in HOT ZONE EXCEPT WHEN FIRING.
  3. PREPARING TO FIRE (SHOOT) – RANGE HOT SIGN FACEING PARKING LOT, CHAIN ACROSS ROAD LEADING DOWN RANGE.
  4. VISUALLY CHECK DOWN RANGE, LOOK AGAIN. MAKE SURE NO PERSONEL OR EQUIPMENT ARE IN THE LINE OF FIRE.
  5. WHEN FINISH FIRING, REPLACE CHAMBER FLAG.
  6. 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.
  7. PLACE “RANGE COLD – PERSONEL DOWN RANGE” SIGN IN FRONT MIDDLE OF HOT ZONE FACING PARKING LOT, REMOVE THE CHAIN ACROSS THE ROAD.
  8. 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.

GENERAL:

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.