Tucson 600 Yard Matches


This is a reminder that the 600 yard high power rifle matches which were scheduled at Tucson Rifle Club for Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 29, 2006, are CANCELED. These dates have become work days for rebuilding of the 200 yard firing line. (Your volunteer help would be greatly appreciated!)

We will instead be shooting 600 yards on Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, November 5, 2006. This is consistent with our new monthly schedule of shooting 600 yards on the first Sunday of each month.

On Sunday, October 1, we will plan on a 40 shot match, as daily high temperatures this week are still reaching the 90 degree mark. Match details are as follows:

Course of fire: Two strings of 20 shots each, unlimited sighting shots for each string.
Position: Prone, with either a sling, bipod or front rest support (your choice).
Rifle: Service or Match, metallic sights or scope.
Scoring: Competitors will keep track of their own scores (honor system). A spotting scope will be needed to observe shot location and value.
Awards: None provided. Scores will be tabulated and forwarded via e-mail for information purposes only.
Entry fee: $5.
Starting time: Range setup and squadding at 7:00AM, begin firing at 7:30AM.

Note regarding rifles: All rifles should have a known 200 yard sight setting to facilitate getting "on paper" at 600. Rear sights or scopes must have the capability to be raised at least an additional 14 minutes to be zeroed at 600. Any cal. .223 rifles must have at least a 1-9" twist barrel and must use at least 68 grain bullets to be ballistically effective at 600 yards. Muzzle brakes are prohibited by NRA rules.

Ammo: Bring your own, handloads or factory. A limited quantity of Remington and Norma .308 cal. 168 grain match is available for purchase at $15 per box of 20.
Loaner rifles: A 30-06 M-1 Garand and a .308 M-14 are available for loan, with ball ammo for sale at $5 per box of 20. Contact me ahead of time if you want to reserve one.

Shooters will be divided into two relays, one on the firing line and one in the pits. The first relay will be given a block time of one hour to complete firing both of their 20 shot strings. A pit change will then be made and the second relay will be given one hour to complete their firing.

PLEASE NOTE: We have revised our monthly high power shooting schedule. Beginning in September, we are shooting 600 yards every FIRST Sunday of the month, and 1000 yards on the FOURTH Sunday of every month. The Garand and Roy Dunlap dates remain unchanged.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Fallon gcfallon@aol.com

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