OK guys we need you to chime in if you're going to make it tomorrow. The rain isn't stopping today so we're going to set up an abbreviated course in the morning. Ill check back at 9pm and make the call. Thanks guys. Bill
Stoney, if you go to ar15.com/hometown /iowa /Colfax urban sniper challenge you'll find what you need. One thing I might add is a good sling. Any other questions you might have shoot me a message. Bill
Well I blew it on thier sniper match but got first place on the DM course. On the sniper match you have to collect all your brass. So I tried a caldwell brass catcher. Caused a double feed and three pieces of brass made it out of the bag. Plus I called the ranges wrong so I had the wrong dope for 6 of the 15 targets. The targets were 5 inch swingers. So plenty big at the ranges we shot at. The DM course was more to my liking as I got rid of the brass catcher, found the right ranges to the targets and my pistol work was solid. The next guy down was shooting a GAP 260 boltgun w/ a Nightforce 5.5x20 I think. He had the 10 rd AI mags so that helped him alot. I would have liked to try the DM match w/my ACOG. 4x and the hold-offs might be tough. The ranges were from 50 out to two hundred yds. Shot from a roof line, out of a plastic culvert, out of a low cover type box, thru a fence sitting betweem cinder blaoks and off a twenty foot ladder. Only four shooters total, not sure why. Great props, good match direction and the course was very doable as in skill needed to complete it was middle of the road. I felt I got my moneys worth and am looking forward to making more matches next year and again thanks to everyone who set it up and all.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mk12bill</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Zanshin09, Van Meter goes out to 600yds, but last I heard there's a waiting list for membership. The Izaak's at Maxwell is 300 and Colfax is 200. </div></div>
Sorry for the late info here but at the membership is up to 500 now so I believe their are spots available. Also try at the first of the year as some members do not renew. If your going to shoot at the 600 line try to make it out middle of the week lots of guys out on the weekends wanting to shoot at 200
Hi guys. Sorry for the late notice, I've been dealing with the flu or GD sinus infections since the last of January, REALLY sick and tired of being sick. Anyway, as Richard1 posted the first match is 4/14, followed by 6/30, 8/25 and 10/20. Everything is close to what it was last year, the Sniper Challenge will be one shot per target, about 15 targets. The Designated Marksman Course will be rifle or carbine, shooters choice with pistol targets added, all targets need to be hit before advancing to the next. Last is the chalk challenge, hitting a piece of pool chalk at 200 yards. $5 per shot till you hit it, then sudden death elimination till the last (or first) shooter hits it. $3 out of every $5 that goes into the pot goes to the winner. $10 entry for the USC or DMC. Any questions shoot me a message or email. firstname.lastname@example.org
We had 7 shooters despite the weather and a good time was had by all despite some shaky shooting, me included! First shoot of the year is always a bitch Richard took 1st in both the USC and DMR courses, hate to see what he could do with a precision bolt gun instead of his RRA carbine! Thanks to everyone that showed up despite the shitty weather and thanks to Dan and Dave for helping with the teardown/cleanup, it is always appreciated! Hope our Illinois friends can make it for a shoot or two this year as well. Bill
Another great match, remembering it was set up to accomadate the weather. Who ever ordered the wind sure got what they wanted. Even at a short distance like 220 yards, something was affecting either the bullet and/or pushing the shooters around. I know the roof line gave me what for. Enjoyed the Somlia Pirate table. (a table was suspended from the rafters with webbing so it swayed from the wind and recoil) Can't practice that at many ranges. Thanks for the compliment but the only thing on that rifle from RRA is the lower. Again this is a well put on match with the proper amout of difficulty(minus the gusting wind) to make it fun but not easy.