luiten: June 2007 Archives

CMP Western Games & Creedmoor Cup coming to Arizona


The 2007 CMP Western Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will be held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix this October.

These are a great set of matches. CMP does a superb job of organizing and running everything; Creedmoor lines up some great prizes.

Put it on your calendar (if it's not already there ;-)


Practice match this Saturday (6/23)



Bring a shotgun and handgun for Saturday's match. Set up at 2 p.m., we should be done by 5 p.m.

Targets will be placed at appropriate distances for slugs, buck and bird shot.


Bill O.

Tucson 1000 Yard Prone Match - June


This Sunday, June 24, 2007, is the date for the monthly 1000 yard prone match at Tucson Rifle Club.

Course of fire: Shooters will be divided into two relays. Each relay will be given a block time of 45 minutes to shoot. Shooters may fire as many shots as desired during this period. All firing is to be done slow fire. Targets will be pulled and marked after each shot by the non-firing relay.

Position: Prone, with either a sling, bipod or front rest for support.

Rifle: Service or Match; metallic sights or scope.

Awards: None provided. Scores will not be tabulated as no specific course of fire is ordained.

Entry fee: $5

Starting time: Arrive by 6:30 AM for squadding and equipment setup. Begin firing at 7:00 AM SHARP. All firing must be completed by 9:00 AM to allow matches on adjacent ranges to commence.

Note regarding rifles: All rifles must have a known, good 600 yard zero to facilitate getting on target at 1000 yards. Rear sights or scopes must have the capability to be raised at least an additional 21 minutes to become zeroed at 1000. Mil-dot or BDC reticles are usually not useful for this type of shooting. Service rifles should be match conditioned. Caliber .223 rifles are usually ineffective at this range. 30 caliber, 168 grain bullets are usually ballistically ineffective at this distance.

Ammo: Bring your own, handloads or factory. Match grade ammo only!

Safety: Eye and ear protection is required on the firing line and in the pits. Yellow "empty chamber indicator" devices are required to be in place on all rifles when not engaged in firing.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Fallon or stop in at the Sportsman's Warehouse gun counter in the afternoon or evening

M1's For Vets



The "M1s for Vets" program is again making plans to bring disabled Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans to the National Matches at Camp Perry, OH this August.

The program's coordinator, JJ O'Shea, expects to bring at least 10 shooters.  He estimates it will cost approximately $500 per shooter to cover the special lodging, transportation, and other needs of these young men.

The TRC High Power Shooters Group is accepting donations to sponsor one or more of these young men.

Donations will be accepted until 20 Jul 2007.  They may be mailed to:

Maury Krupp

2319 S Quail Hollow Dr

Tucson AZ  85710

Make checks payable to:

“Lake Norman High Power Club – M1s For Vets Program”

If you would like to donate directly contact JJ O'Shea at

For more information on the program and TRC's previous contributions go to

June John C Garand Match


Just a reminder,

Tucson Rifle Club's monthly John C Garand Match will be held this coming Sunday 17 Jun 07.

Range gate opens around 0630. Squadding starts on the 200yd line after the pits are set up. First round downrange at 0700.

Match fee is $10 for adults; juniors and military shoot for free.

Ammunition is available for use in the match: $10 for 60 rounds of M1 Rifle or M1 Carbine.

Several privately-owned rifles and carbines are available for loan free of charge. Club ammo must be purchased and used. Contact me if you need one.

Reduced targets to simulate the standard National Match Course are available on request. Ask for them when squadding.

See you there,


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