Sunday, February 24, 2019

Falling Steel match becomes Long Range Egg shoot next weekend

We had a Falling Steel match scheduled for next weekend but a combination of pit conditions and questionable weather have led me to switch the scheduling of the next March Falling Steel and the April Egg Shoot. 

On Saturday, March 2nd we will be hosting an Egg Shoot on our rifle range.  This will be the fabled long distance 22lr Egg Shoot you may have heard about, but we've never done.  There will 10 egg targets at each of 4 distances: 50, 75, 100, and 125 yards.  You will have 2 minutes per bank on 10 eggs at each distance, and you may shoot from any position including the bench.  You may use bags, rest and/or bipods.  Additionally there will be a large piece of steel next to each bank that you may use for sighters.  However, the sighters will be shot within your 2 minutes.  You will be allowed to shoot up to 15 rounds at each distance and may use them all on the eggs, all on the sighter plate, or any combination in between.  Each egg you hit will be worth one point.  Each unused round will be worth one point.

The point of the sighter plate is that you don't really have to be 100% ready.  If you have a 22lr that will shoot, with a sight that you can see eggs at 125 yards come play.  This should be challenging, unless you're one of the 22lr PRS guys, and maybe even then.

Match fee is $20.  Discounts apply if you have earned them.

Set up will be at 9:00 am and we should start shooting by 10:00 am.  We will have this match if it's cold, but we will cancel for serious rain or snow.  We can hide in the stat shack and warm up and we might have a burn barrel or two in the parking lot.

To sign up email and let me know if there's anyone you wish to be squadded with.

Monday, February 18, 2019

February FunShoot

And now for something a little different:

This Saturday, the 23rd of February, we will be presenting our Monthly FunShoot. Start time will be 10am, signup 'round 9:30am.

I visited a friends' range in Maryland, for their monthly pistol "blast fest", and had a ball, so I though I would try it out on you folks.

There will basically be 2 stages. 

Stage1: One giant stage with 3 plate racks, and all of the non-falling steel I can find, all in a line at various distances. Then we build a common firing line with tables.  The idea is to have shooters at the line at will, to just plink away at will. No official organization. No resets (non falling steel here).
There will be a couple of wandering Range Officer types about to keep tabs on safety.
The safety addition to this, is that I will require chamber flags for pistols on the line. Pistols, and PCC's here, no shotguns.

Stage 2: Man on man, or a single Masochistic individual. We will setup 2 stars, 2 drop trees,  and whatever interesting falling things I can find for a Man on Man stage. Each shooter starts from the outside and works in, until the final double falling plate to determine the winner. Expect 25-30 targets per shooter. Our standard "2 of any 3 guns" rules for this stage will apply. If a single shooter wants to take on the entire array, well then that's just fine too (think PSA practice...)

I may do another stage or two, depending on setup help.

Setup will be this Friday (the 22nd) at 3pm. Success for this idea will be directly determined by the number of folks who show up.

Fee will be $20 for adults, $5 for anyone under 18.

My buddy's range had a grill fired up with hot Brats, 'twas a nice touch. No promises from me, but if someone is interested in being grub master for the morning.....I will supply requested food items for the master. Give me a hollar.

Some Boilerplate follows:

Firearm choice will be designated for the individual stage; standard pistol caliber handgun, standard pistol caliber carbine, or shotgun (7 1/2 lead shot or smaller) are acceptable. You may bring all 3 (or more) to the shoot, and you can change the choice of guns on different stages, but only two guns max per stage.
Yes, .22's are acceptable.

York is a cold range. Unloaded firearms are carried around the range holstered, boxed, bagged, slung, carted or in a sock. Long guns require a chamber flag, and they will be for sale.

Bring family and friends, we are very new shooter and kid friendly. Spectators are welcome!

Everyone on the range MUST WEAR EYE PROTECTION WITH SIDE SHIELDS. We will be shooting steel, and it creates little flying bits of metal that can hit you on occasion. There will be eye protection for sale.