Closes Saturday March 21, 2009 @ 11:59PM
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Questions and submissions should be directed to gunblogrifles at gmail dot com. Sorry for the lack of fall match, but we spent most of fall trying to prevent the horror of what will be the next administration. Let us show him that Eastern Bloc semi-autos do have sporting uses this winter!
Kalashnikov/SKS Center Fire – Iron Sights
Target will be the A/23 target which we used before for the small bore match. You can buy them here, or download them here. Match will be a 300 point match, broken into three stages of 100 points, or 10 shots. Since you can practice ahead of time before actually shooting the match target, I’m not going to use sighting shots for this match. I’m bringing us down to 50 yards for this match, but to make it challenging we’ll use a smallbore target. Competitors can use any Kalashnikov or SKS based rifle. Multiple entries are fine as long as you use a different model rifle for each entry. The stages are:
- Slow fire, standing, unsupported – 10 rounds in 10 minutes, at single A23 target @ 50 yards.
- Rapid fire, sitting or kneeling – 10 rounds in 60 seconds, at single A23 target @ 50 yards.
- Rapid fire, prone – 10 rounds in 70 seconds, at single A23 target @ 50 yards.
We will only have an open sight category for these. I would ask that folks who want to use a sling restrict themselves to the commie web slings that came with the rifles.
Small bore competition will have only one stage of fire this season. We’ll be using the NRA A-23 targets the same as above. This will be a 1oo point match, with 10 shots offhand. You may practice as much as you want, but the submitted string should be shot in a single string of 10 shots.
- Standing, 10 rounds in 10 minutes at 25 yards.
This one we’ll allow classes for both iron sighted and scoped rifles.
It is hoped by taking these matches in a bit in terms of yardage, and having an offhand only match for smallbore, we’ll get more participation. The weather is cold, Kalashnikovs are not renowned for accuracy, so I figure this should be sufficiently challenging without leaving people walking down 100 yards and back in the snow and cold too much. The smallbore match should be shootable indoors at most indoor ranges.
UPDATE: I think it would be fun to offer a prize for best picture taken of a competitor shooting under winter conditions. See details at my blog here.