Information concerning the Steel Shoot:
No distance restrictions. (Be prepared to shoot out to around 1K)
No target size restrictions. (Size and shape of targets vary)
No cartridge restrictions.
(A larger cartridge is not always better-Larger cartridges will move you off your target in recoil more than smaller ones which takes away precious time. You get to choose which one you think will work for you.)
No weight limits.
No barrel restrictions.
No sighter period.
There will be time limits on the the amount of time you have to engage targets.
You can switch out SP's when you want.
Shooting will be done from the prone position.
IF you use a portable table you (Friends can help) are required to move it from stage to stage.
IF you use a portable table, the best shooter's score using a table will be placed after the worst prone shooter in terms of prizes.
There will NOT be a separate "Bench Class"-This is a field shoot, not a BR shoot.
I will have a portable target set-up at 100 yards for zeroing SP's.
You need to know your drops.
Please have this done ahead of time.
Bring your own shooting mat-We have sharp, pointy, sticky things on the ground that will cause you pain.
You will be carrying your own gear from stage to stage (5 different shooting points).
From stage 1 to stage 5 (furthest distance) will be around 250 yards from each other.
DON'T make a load so hot that it barely functions at the range.
WHEN you add sustained firing and heat, don't be surprised if your SP goes down.
DON'T have a load where the bullet engages the lands so hard that it has the potential to hold the bullet in the rifling when the barrel is dirty and hot.
YOU will NOT get to shoot a stage over because you did not engage your brain in making reloads.
IF a SP goes down/breaks, then you can grab another one or use a friend's (if they are so nice and have enough ammo).
Safety will rules will be given beforehand.
Tolerance is NOT going to be extended in this area.
No toilet facilities-Bring your own paper and shovel.
In other words you need to be safe and responsible for yourself.
When it comes to a competition, the ones who consistently place high are the ones who have figured out how to play the game, and still shoot good with what they have under pressure.
Since this is a field shooting game under time, you are going to be under more pressure to get your targets engaged than you would in a benchrest match.
Some systems work better prone than others.
Don't be a whiner if the set-up you use does not work as good/quickly/smoothly/accurately as other competitors.
Remember to put on your "big-boy pants" before you get here
Use this match to measure yourself and your skill set for what you are using, so you can become a better field shooter and hunter.
Above all, remember to have FUN!