Sniper Prone Match April 30


Due to increasing interest we will continue to have the Sniper matches  immediately following the high power matches every 4th Sunday with exception in April. April’s match will be the 5th Sunday which is April 30. Registration will be approximately 12 noon. Arrive at the high power range about 11 am and join us for a lunch break and BS session. We will fire up the grill for burgers, dogs or chicken wings, etc. Just throw in a few bucks toward the cost of the viddles since we buy this ourselves.

Leave your firearms in your vehicle until we go through our safety meeting and sign in. We will sign in at the high power range. Range fee is $5 for shooters that fired the high power match and $10 for everyone else. This pays for range fees and target costs. Bring at least 50 rds of ammo or more if you have it.  We have a few mats and spotting scopes but if you have a piece of carpet, blanket or anything to lay on bring it. If your rifle is not equipped with a scope that will allow you to see bullet holes at 100 yards bring a spotting scope if you have one since we only have 3 or 4. We will spot for you if need be. Email me if you plan to participate so I can prepare enough targets.

Sniper matches will be at 100 yards, all prone or whatever position chosen using slings,  bipods, rests, a log, dead horse, etc. or a combination. Please do not use a real dead horse. That was a fun example to make the point that any support that may be available for a sniper is OK.  Scoped rifles will be needed since some of the targets are reduced to resemble a 1600 yard shot at a bad “object”. The targets will have + points for good hits and – score points for shooting the good “object”. Example below.

The Sniper matches will be open to scoped rim fire rifles or  center fire rifles. Absolutely NO MUZZLE BRAKES.  Match is fired from the prone position unless not physically able. In that case we will let you use the bench.

Classes will be split between Rim fire and Center fire. You do not need an Anschutz, 6BR or similar expensive rifle.  A Ruger 10/22, vintage single shot, hunting rifle for example will work as well since classes will be split up.

These matches will be for fun and bragging rights.  Shooters do not need to be High Power competition competitors. We will fit everyone that is interested in the mix.

Dig out those $4000 dollar tack drivers, AR’s, tactical rifles or  grandpa’s relic and get them ready. A 100 yard zero will be required. We can help get a zero but try to have one to save time.

Please pass the word and/or send me an email so I can judge interest before I make targets.

Gary Swaney