Rimfire Rifle Benchrest Matches

Benchrest matches
All classes shoot at a distance of 50 yards.

Classes
[Beginner]- for new shooters to benchrest that want to try it out with whatever equipment they may have. Only fee they will have to pay is a $5 fee. Their targets will not be scored unless they want them to be and they will not be competing against anybody or for any payout. They will be allowed to shoot this class as long as they feel they need to. (No equipment restrictions)

[Semi auto] – Semi auto rifles with the only restrictions being no barrel tuner “Rimfire”, or one piece rest. Rifle can not be held down to the rest. In Centerfire matches rifles will be shot from sand bags or bi pods .Entry fee is $10.

[Factory Sporter] – Bolt action rifles with barrels measuring less than .750 in diameter. Rifles must be in factory stock, have factory barrel, and have no action work done to them. Bedding the stock as well as trigger work or changing the trigger is allowed. No barrel tuners “Rimfire” or one piece rest. Rifles can not be held down to the rest. In Centerfire matches the Sporter rifles will be shot from Sand bags or bi-pods. Entry fee $10.

[Target barrel or Heavy barrel]- Bolt action rifles with Bull type barrels of .750 or more . Rifles must be in the factory stock, and have the factory barrel and no action work done. Bedding the stock, as well as trigger work or changing the trigger is allowed. Rifles not included heavy bolt are (40X, Winchester 52’s, anschutz built in 54 action, Suhl, Cooper) No barrel tuners or one piece rest. Rifles can not be held down to the rest. In Centerfire matches rifles will be shot from sand bags or bi pods . Entry fee $10.

[Custom] – Rifles that have aftermarket, stocks, barrels, or have had the action worked on. Rifles can not be held down to the rest. No barrel tuners “Rimfire” or one piece rests. Entry fee $10

[Unlimited] – Any bolt or semi auto rifle with any equipment. No restrictions. Barrel tuners and one piece rests are allowed. Unlimited is the only class in which rifles are allowed to be physically attached to the rest. Entry fee $10.

New this year is Open sighted rifles.
Anything goes as long as it does not have an optic on top. Shot from sand bags

We can accommodate 10 shooters at a time at the range and anything over that will be run on different relays. All classes will shoot together and relays will be determined by first come first serve. Once the first 10 people pay and register, then the next people will be on the second relay. Etc… Benches are chosen by drawing numbers so there is no picking of benches
MCFGC has a very nice range and we plan on keeping it that way. All trash needs to be thrown in the garbage and there is no smoking under the shed where we shoot. No leaning on benches. The range is an OPEN BOLT range. Which means any rifle out of a case must have the bolt removed and mag out of it and if it’s a semi auto, the bolt must be locked back with the mag removed. Please bring chamber flags they are recommended. Before we begin there will be a safety brief from the RSO then we will get underway. You will have a 5 minute period to load magazines and get settled in. Once everyone is ready you will be given the order to insert your magazines and bolts. Once the order to commence fire is given you will have 20 minutes to complete your scoring target. After every one is done or the 20 minutes is up, you will have to clear your rifle and step away from the bench as people go down range to hang another target. Once you have shot your target you need to pick your stuff up off the bench and let the other people for the following relays start setting up.

[Scoring] The picture is of the targets that we shoot at the matches. Each person will shoot 1 target . There are 4 sighters at the top of the target. You can shoot those as many times as you like and also at any point during the 20 minutes time limit. There are 25 scoring targets below the sighters. Each of those must be shot only once. If you shoot a target twice, then it’s a zero. If you leave any blank then it’s a zero. The score amount is written on the rings so you can see the what each ring is worth. The dot in the middle is the “X”. There is a max score possible of 250, and a max X count of 25. If you score the same as somebody else then the X count determines the better score. We score by “best edge” meaning if any part of the hole touches the line, you get credit for it. A scoring reticle will be used to see close calls. volunteer referees will be chosen at the beginning of the match and after your target is scored and hung up on the board for you to see, You will then have 10 minutes to protest any score on your target that you think is scored wrong. At that time the refs will make the final call on what the score is. That is the END of discussion after they make their call.
Just remember we do this to have fun, and we always do. We pick and poke at each other in good humor. Don’t take anything to heart. ANY bad behavior, unsafe actions, drinking, or physical alterations will immediately get you asked to leave. You will only be asked once. If you don’t leave voluntarily, you WILL be made to leave. And please watch your Language!  I look forward to seeing you there!!

Thank you,
MCFGC

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Ammunition Restrictions

It was recently discovered that armor piercing ammunition damaged several steel rifle targets, which will require repair or replacement.  All shooters are reminded to comply with the following ammunition restrictions:

  • NO armor piercing ammunition.
  • NO tracer ammunition.
  • NO rifle caliber ammunition on the pistol range.

Examples of appropriate ammunition for handguns on the pistol range include .22 LR, 9mm, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, 10mm and .45 ACP.  Pistol caliber carbines (PCC) are also allowed on the pistol range but limited to 9mm, 40 S&W, 10mm, and .45 ACP calibers.

Rifle caliber ammunition CANNOT be fired on the pistol range.  Examples of rifle caliber ammunition include but are not limited to .223 Remington, 5.45x39mm, 5.56x45mm NATO, 6.5 mm Creedmoor, 7.62x39mm, .308 Winchester, 7.62x51mm NATO, etc.

Please remember that we have an active video system 24 hours a day. Failure to adhere to our range rules can result in restricted range privileges or loss of membership.

These restrictions are in place for the safety of members and guests and to prevent target damage.  Please contact a Club Officer or Board Member for any questions.

REMINDER: Membership Renewals

Time is running out for current members to renew membership by 1/31/2019!

Please do not contact Charlie Compton for questions or membership issues.  He will not be available starting Wednesday due to a medical procedure, so please contact Whitney Adams (Secretary/Treasurer) at 859-404-0576 or one of the other board members.

 

Membership Renewals

All current members can send in the new application now thru Jan 31, 2019 to renew your membership. Starting this year we will no longer have workdays at the club. We have decided to hire the work done. We have increased the dues a small amount to cover this as well as the new law on taxes. Starting last summer some Non-Profit groups have to pay state taxes on income. We are in that category.

Any questions call Whitney Adams (Secretary/Treasurer) at 859-404-0576.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you at the range

Jamie Compton

Centerfire Rifle Match (Sat, 10/27)

Saturday, October 27th at 10AM we will be having a centerfire match.

We will be shooting paper targets for score and after we get through with the first round of matches we will have a sucker match if all the shooters want.  Each match will be $10.

Winner of each match paper and sucker gets 50% payback (NO PLAQUES).  Payback amount will be based on number of entries.

Paper Target Match:

  • Factory sporter barrel (anything under .70 dia) rifles will shoot at 100 yards.
  • Factory heavy barrel will shoot at 200 yards (you can shoot your sporters in this match too if you do not have a factory heavy barrel).
  • Custom built rifles will shoot at 200 yards.

Sucker Match:

  • Factory sporter barrels (anything under.70 dia)  will shoot at 100 yards.
  • Factory heavy barrel will shoot at 200 yards.
  • Custom built rifles will shoot at 200 yards.

It’s a fun match to shoot, we all have fun so bring your kids. If you can’t shoot, bring a friend or a kid to compete and get them involved.

Hope to see you there!

Jamie Compton