Re: Long Range Shoot - Proposal - South East Idaho
I think it would be a grand idea to have a match based on LRH, not f class, not bench, etc. I have put on many shooting events, do not let yourself get sucked into having to many classes. I would suggest only 3 classes, factory, 13.5 lbs and below and above 13.5 lbs. I think the fun part of the event would be to shoot some positions with bipod only, stix only or backpack only and then of course some freestyle. Those 3 classes should allow everyone to have a class without feeling "out equipmented". Also I will suggest this from experience do not put out or answer to many questions about the course of fire or you will do nothing but answer the same dozen questions 200 times. Simply give a prepared list, example .... be prepared to shoot from 100-1000 yards with some, all, or none of the following. shooting stixs, bipods, a day pack or a natural prop provided by us. Targets will resemble animals, disks, or other targets. Be prepared to shoot in wind, dust, rain, sun, up/downhill, and most any other condition you can think of. Bring your equipment and your "A" game and lets have some fun.
Also have a list of items not allowed if you choose, some events do not allow range finders. Most of the events I have seen setup like this usually turn into a contest of who can estimate range the best and is open to the bending of some rules. If you want the match to move along at a decient pace do not allow front rests and bench equip this burns serious event time in setup. I would recommend you keep it as close to field gear as possible. Oh yeah count me in if the date is good. I would pick a time of the year when the traveling conditions are OK. In terms of round count some people will have near sporter weight rifles with no brakes keep that in mind.