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Old 07-09-2019, 05:28 PM
broomhandle broomhandle is offline
 
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Hi All,

My pal & I are going to shoot the Springfield match. We are old guys coming just for fun. We think we have the last two places LOCKED in!

We would like to talk to some of you that have attended. Wish to have a idea of how things work. So we don't go in totally COLD.
If this has been covered in the past, please PM me a link, so we can read up on it.

Please PM me, I'll be glad to call you if that's OK with you.

Thanks,
broomhandle
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:13 AM
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What do you have for equipment?
Shooting mat of some sort, cart or wagon to haul you stuff from the parking lot, a spotting scope to score and spot your shots, 2 stripper clips, and 35 rounds of ammo will get you by. Rain gear, snack and drinks also.

All of the games matches start with 5 sighters from any position ( most all shoot them prone) then 10 shots slow fire for record. Next stage is 10 shots prone rapid fire in 80 seconds Followed by 10 shots standing slow fire. Unless you are physically unable you start the rapid fire stage from standing then drop into position when the target appears.

You will also be required to pull & score targets for 2 shooters on the opposite relay.

This is an only an overview but it's somewhere to start.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:17 AM
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Picture or video in this case is worth 1000 words
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncBPtChn4ME&t=68s
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:10 AM
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Hi Tom,

We have all the items listed including a folding wagon! Now I have to get all the needed items in a pile soon.
Including the rifle box-other needed shooting items, together with luggage & see how much space it takes up. Then double it for my pal.

I might have to take the truck instead of the car. Of course the car gets much better mileage... This will be a one time deal, so if the truck is needed it will still happen! Just replied to your PM!

Thanks for your reply,

broom

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Old 07-11-2019, 07:14 PM
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Broom:

In addition to the above:

Bug spray! The bugs in the morning waiting for squadding are vicious!

Sun block: August is known for heat (sun) as well as rain (bring rain gear).

Finally, plenty of water. Although there is water at the line and in the pits, most people bring water of their own as well as hydration is important!

Be prepared to have fun .
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:30 PM
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Aside from the stuff already mentioned, have eye/hearing protection, a small stool, extra ammo (in case of a re-fire), snacks, pen and pencil (will still write when wet), chamber flag(ECI), and a large trash bag and a couple gallon zip locks might save some of your equipment in a downpour.
Get there early to allow time for squadding, and the walk out to the range. Tough to find a close parking spot. You need to perform scoring and pit duty before or after you shoot so factor that in. Read both the rules pertaining to the match you are entering:
http://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads...df?vers=020719

and the National Matches Bulletin:

http://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads...df?vers=061419
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:49 PM
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Hi mustang82,

Will do! Very good suggestions!

I did not think about some of the items you mentioned. Getting there EARLY makes perfect sense I did not think about a small stool, but when I look at match pictures - EVERYBODY has one. A few BIG garbage bags were always help camping!

Thanks for helping us be more prepared,
broom
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:46 AM
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Take the SAFS class. At very least, it will teach you match procedures - including the positions and how to pull targets. The latter is important, as even though you are just just "coming for fun" you may find yourself pulling targets for someone in contention for the win.

It is the Nationals, after all, not a local match.
SAFS is your answer to all of your questions (and more).

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Old 07-13-2019, 04:39 PM
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Hi Mike B,

I'll check it out!

Thanks for your reply,
broom -sponging up all the good tips!
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:03 PM
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Aside from the shooting, the pit duty will be the most challenging part if neither of have done that before. Here's a decent video on the subject. With one caveat to his video, you have to watch the target at Perry, thers no impact berm. Don't worry about being super fast, but be accurate in you score placement

Good news is you will work the pits as team and everyone around will help you out along the way

https://youtu.be/2dXA9A5jY1E
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