SCOPED RIFLE MATCH

8:30 a.m., Saturday, January 29, 2011

Limit one relay, seventeen shooters.  Reservations accepted and held until 0830.

Match concept: The goal of the Scoped Rifle series of matches is to provide an entertaining way for participants to expand their overall shooting skills.  In today’s match participants will shoot a sample of positions found in hunting and tactical matches.  The targets are index cards, USPSA octagon targets and a steel plate.  Rates of fire include slow and time stressed. Innovation by participants in adapting to stage limitations is encouraged. 

Equipment restrictions:  Slings are allowed in all stages, front support allowed as noted.  Where front support is allowed it is limited to bipods, shooting sticks or packs.  Knee loops allowed in supported sitting. No benchrest style front or rear rests, camera style tripods or sandbags allowed.  Hand held bean bag support allowed.  If a bipod is attached to the rifle it must remain attached for the entire match.  Shooting sticks may have one, two or three legs but each shooter is allowed only one set of shooting sticks. 

 

USPSA octagon target scoring: Hits in A Zone ten points, C Zone six points, D Zone two points, “no shoot” target minus ten points.    Note: there is no B Zone on the octagon target.

COURSE OF FIRE

No sighters, no alibis.

 

Stage 1 – Prone, cold bore.  Two shots, two minutes.  The targets are either a 3 x 5 inch index card worth ten points or or 3 x 2 ½ inch index card worth fifteen points.  The shooter chooses which card(s) to shoot.

Stages 2a and 2b are fired on the same octagon target.

Stage 2a – Standing, unsupported, unknown distance.   Five shots, five seconds each shot.  Shooters start each shot in a standing low-ready position with one round loaded.  At the signal the shooter has five seconds for one shot. This is repeated four times.  Sling support limited to hasty sling configuration.

Stage 2b – Kneeling, unsupported, unknown distance.  Five shots, five seconds each shot.  Shooters start each shot in a kneeling low-ready position with one round loaded.  At the signal the shooter has five seconds for one shot. This is repeated four times.  Sling support limited to hasty sling configuration.  Knee pads recommended.

Stages 3a and 3b are fired on the same octagon target with an overlapping a no-shoot target.

Stage 3a – Sitting, supported.  Five shots, four minutes, 200 yards. 

Stage 3b – Sitting, unsupported.  Five shots, four minutes, 200 yards. 

Stages 4a and 4b are fired on the same octagon target.

Stage 4a – Standing to prone, supported.  Five shots, thirty seconds, 200 yards.  Shooters start standing with four rounds loaded and bolts open.  Bipods must be in the up positions, slings off and packs, if used, at the shooters side.  All ammunition must be carried by the shooter.  At the signal shooters have 30 seconds to deploy bipods or packs, take a prone position and fire five rounds.

Stage 4b – Kneeling to prone transition.  Two shots kneeling then immediately transition to prone and take three shots, thirty seconds, 200 yards.  Shooters start kneeling in a low-ready position with two rounds loaded. The rifle may not be reloaded until in the prone position.  Kneeling is unsupported, support allowed in prone.

Stage 5 – Prone, command surprise fire, supported.  Five two shot strings on an octagon target with an overlapping no-shoot target, five seconds each string, 200 yards.  Shooters start in position with two rounds loaded and bolts closed.  Shots are fired on signal without warning.  The interval between the strings will not be announced and will vary from string to string.  Any early shot is scored as two misses for the string.  Maximum two DBMs allowed.

Stage 6 – Prone, supported.  Unlimited rounds, sixty seconds, 200 yards, octagon target.  Shooters start in position with one round loaded.  All subsequent rounds must be single round loaded.

Stage 7 – Barricade.  Four rounds, four minutes, steel plate target at 190 yards.  Two rounds from the angle slot on the barricade and two rounds from the “mouse hole” on the barricade.  The angle slot requires that the rifle be canted at a 45 degree angle.  The mouse hole shot requires that the shot be taken from a prone position with the rifle canted at a 90 degree angle.   Hits are ten points each.  For safety reasons rifles must be unloaded when moving between positions and the bolt open until the barrel extends through the barricade.

Match Fee: $10.00, soft drinks and snacks included.