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Long Range Shoot - Proposal - South East Idaho

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Unread 11-14-2005, 04:01 PM
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Re: Long Range Shoot - Proposal - South East Idaho

Count me in too. I am with GG on time frame also.
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    Unread 11-14-2005, 10:55 PM
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    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.
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    Unread 11-15-2005, 08:17 PM
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    Re: Long Range Shoot - Proposal - South East Idaho

    Points well taken fellas. Some good input.

    BTW - I don't even know what F Class is [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] And I don't think I want to.

    Some guys suggested February. They were from way down south. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Feb, could be like summer or it could look like the Yukon.

    Either way and whenever, WYSIWYG - Ya shoot in whatever the weather is that day.

    My thinkin' is towards LRH only. By that I mean ya drive a long ways, ya pack in a long ways then you setup where it looks good and hope for a shot. Thus, no one would be carrying a bench/front rest/tripod/etc. That leaves pack/bipod/sticks.

    Idaho hunting law says no rifle greater than 15 or is it 16 lbs including every thing attached to it. Every thing connected would be scope, sling, bipod. Break point for weight would be somewhere in that neighborhood.

    Factory/Custom? Wonder how to handle that. Seems to me that under 12/13 lbs it shouldn't make much difference? Don't know?

    What would the "Winners" expect to come away with? Junk metal, $, pat on the back or kick in the butt?


    Would like it to be a "fun" thing pretty informal, with much networking on style, techniques and such. Kind of raise the tide and raise all of the boats if you catch what I mean.

    Wouldn't want to shoot groups, just shoot at things that do something when hit.

    Further insight would be appreciated.

    I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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    Unread 11-15-2005, 11:14 PM
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    Re: Long Range Shoot - Proposal - South East Idaho

    Your barking up the right tree 16 lb weight limit on all. I think you would get more shooteres and interest if you had a factory class. Those 2 classes would cover pretty much all of it. Do something easy like neck medals for the top 5 that would cost only about 35.00 or so. You need to figure what target costs you will need. You can rent self resetting steel targets from R&R racing I have a couple they are great.
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    Unread 11-16-2005, 12:07 PM
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    Re: Long Range Shoot - Proposal - South East Idaho

    Roy, I would come up and help you in any way to assist in this shooting event. Let me know and I will help manufacture or whatever needs to be done. Preacher from Paul Id.
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    Unread 11-16-2005, 01:00 PM
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    Re: Long Range Shoot - Proposal - South East Idaho

    Sounds good.

    How about a two day event. One day for the "pack in and shoot like it's hunting" class and one for the long range BR guys who have more gear than a small country's military. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    THat way, everyone could choose which event they wanted to participate in and then just show up on that day. Those of us that would shoot both matches would stay for both days.

    A factory class is the key to participation in my opinion. Most local folks in that area probably are not into the LR game as much as we are and they would feel intimidated shooting against all the high dollar stuff most of us would bring. It just wouldn't be fair and we need those guys to come so participation would be high.

    THe reason why we need lots of people there in my opinion is because that is the best way to make the match pay for itself. By charging everyone a small fee for every shot or for every match, we generate the funds for our own prizes while still paying those in charge of the match for their time and effort.

    The Kaboom shoot in Utah operates in this manner. The coordinators charge $2 per shot of which $1 goes back into the pot. Then whoever hits the explosive wins the pot.

    If the first day was designated the "pack in hunting day", the first half of the day could be the stock class where there could only be a limited amount of "upgrades" to the rifle. THis would not take long and allow the second half of the day to be the tricked out LR hunting guns turn.

    THe LR BR match would definetly take the longest amount of time with all the gear involved, so it would take the whole second day.

    What do you think?
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