MINI-PALMA .22 rifle 100 Yd MATCH DESCRIPTION

Match Director: Don Johnson, (cell) 775-224-6854, (email) doninreno@gmail.com—If you have ANY questions, DO NOT HESITATE to call me and ASK!

As of now, the maximum number of shooters that we can put on line in a match (using 2 relays of 10 shooters each) is 20 due to required “social distancing” AND the number of targets we can put downrange….so if you want to be sure of having a space, PLEASE CONTACT ME via phone or EMAIL Match slots will be given out first to those who have contacted me to “RSVP”and then on a “first-come-first served” basis after that until we get to 20 shooters. If you want to shoot in TWO rifle classes, let me know and I’ll mark you down for both, but I MAY have to take one of those back and give it to someone else who wants to shoot as I really should NOT ALLOW one shooter to occupy two slots. I will contact you and see which class you want to “give back” your RSVP for. Now, that all being said, I don’t KNOW that we will have 20 shooters at any of our matches, but I am thinking (maybe HOPING) that we will, due to there being quite a lot of folks interested in this event.

The course of fire will be challenging enough to promote growth, and enable graduation into other disciplines and/or classifications.

All unranked or new shooters begin their first match as “unclassified” shooters. Upon completing their first match, shooters will be placed in a shooter classification based upon their newly established scores for future matches, but will NOT earn any sort of award in the their first match..

In order to accommodate shooters that, due to physical handicaps or limitations cannot assume the PRONE position, we will allow those shooters to fire off of the PROVIDED benches, but those shooters firing from a bench WILL NEED TO PROVIDE/BRING THEIR OWN CHAIR! Other than those with such limitations ALL SHOOTERS WILL FIRE FROM THE PRONE POSITION, in between benches.

Basic Equipment

Eye and ear protection are mandatory when either shooting OR when anywhere on the range (not including range parking area).

Open bolt indicators must be used when your rifle is made safe and are available from the Match Director for $1.00 if you need one.

Any style rifle chambered for rimfire calibers .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle W/any SAFE trigger pull weight is allowed. We recommend having two magazines if your rifle is magazine fed, but you CAN get by with one. If there is any question about trigger pull weight/safety, the Match Director will make determination/allow/disallow a rifle as appropriate.

Binoculars or spotting scope, and chair if desired (benches are provided, but CHAIRS ARE NOT!). Please DO BRING a spotting optic! Due to the small size of .22 caliber holes in the targets, a bare minimum magnification for the spotting optic will likely be 12 power, but around 15 to 20 is better.

Each shooter must bring/provide their own shooting or ground pads if firing from the PRONE position, which will be on a CONCRETE or dirt surface.

45 rounds of ammunition required per match for record fire, plus optional rounds for allowed sighters (unlimited for first stage and then 2 sighters for each the second and third stages). SIGHTER SHOTS WILL ONLY BE FIRED AT THE DESIGNATED SIGHTER TARGETS!


Entry Fee
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FREE to all PVGC junior members, $10 adult members for each class of rifle, $15 adult non-members for each class of rifle, $5 junior non-members. A Junior is considered to be a person aged 14 years or less.

SCHEDULING:

For schedules: refer to the PVGC calendar for match calendar. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE ADDED A MINI-PALMA in MARCH!! Range Safety Briefing prior to any shots being fired is REQUIRED FOR ALL persons on the firing line at ANY TIME. ALL  PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT FOR SAFETY BRIEFING AND the MATCH BRIEFING prior to the match and they WILL NOT BE REPEATED. We will do our best to begin the match promptly at 8:45 AM upon completion of sign-in, placing/servicing of targets and match conduct briefing. PLEASE ARRIVE IN A TIMELY MANNER, as time will not be spent covering safety or match conduct multiple times.

Awards:

Awards given will be (1) OVERALL MATCH WINNER, and then 3 places in each class where there are 3 or more shooters. MATCH WINNER recipient will NOT be awarded a 1st place ribbon—that person will receive ONLY the MATCH WINNER award. We will award a “High Junior” ribbon after each match. The MATCH WINNER will receive the travelling trophy and is responsible to see that that trophy is at the following match in order that it can “travel” to the new MATCH WINNER. Whoever wins the travelling trophy the most times in a season will, at the end of the season, become the permanent holder of the trophy for that season.

SHOOTER CLASSES:

SLING CLASS CLASS will each consist of ONE SHOOTER CLASSIFICATION and OPEN/UNLIMITED will consist of three classes: MASTER with scores from 440 to 450, EXPERT with score from 400 to 439 and SHARPSHOOTER with scores fro 0 to 399.

FIELD READY CLASS will consist of two shooter classifications—“EXPERT” and “MARKSMAN” and the scoring levels for those two classes will be 400 points and above for EXPERT and 399 and below for MARKSMAN.

Shooter classification lines MAY be moved either up or down in the future as I develop more data with from future matches, but will NOT be moved up or down indiscriminately! If a shooter wants to be moved downward in classification after two scores in that class MUST ASK THE MATCH DIRECTOR TO BE MOVED!!

Rifle Classes (Adult/Junior): 
SLING Class: Unsupported: Any iron, open or peep sighting system which provides a method of aiming or aligning two separate but visible sights, including tube sights and non-magnifying color filters and  non-magnifying “red dot” sights. Artificial support of any kind prohibited with only a sling, shooting jacket and gloves allowed.

OPEN/Unlimited Class: Any sighting system which includes a lens or system of lenses and an aiming reference or reticle at the focal plane of a lens or system of lenses, which may be either optically magnified or unmagnified. Artificial support of any kind is allowed for front and rear of the rifle, but the two may NOT BE CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER. Bipods are allowed!

FIELD READY class will be for those using a bipod, backpack or maybe a sandbag or similar front rest system with NO REAR REST allowed and only some shooter body part allowed to support the rear of the rifle, but with ANY sighting system allowed.

TRIGGER pull weight may be as desired by the shooter in ANY rifle class, but must me judged to be SAFE by the Match Director if there is ANY QUESTION!

Course of Fire Details:

Please arrive with your rifle(s) previously zeroed for 100 yards as there will be NO PRACTICE PERIOD PRIOR TO THE MATCH course of fire) There will be a 3 minute preparation period for both relays 1 and 2 before each stage (applicable ONLY on match days when SLING classification shooters are present). …and you may move your rifle to the firing line at this time.

Each of three stages of fire will be shot at TWO of the six bulls on the targets as described in the MATCH BRIEFING. ALL TARGETS are at 100 YARDS.

Stages to be fired will be rotated to “level the playing field” in order that no relay has an unfair wind advantage thusly: Relay ONE will fire their stage one. Next Relay TWO will fire their stages ONE followed by stage TWO. Next, Relay ONE will fire their stages TWO followed by stage THREE (which will complete relay one’s course of fire). Lastly, relay TWO will fire their stage THREE, completing that relay’s course of fire.

Stages will be timed as follows:

1st stage is 15 minutes total for unlimited sighters and then 15 shots for record;

2nd stage is 12 minutes total for 2 sighter shots and then 15 shots for record.

3rd stage is 12 minutes total for 2 sighter shots and then 15 shots for record. 

SCORING

  • ALL Scoring will be done by a person selected by the Match Director. Each shooter must mark upon their target the TARGET NUMBER—names are NOT required!! After the target is returned to the firing line, it will be checked by the scorekeeper to ensure there are no errors and in order to ensure that all scoring is “standard and fair” The possible max numerical score is 450 and the max possible “X” count is 45.
  • Scoring will be marked as a score followed by the number of “X” ring hits thusly as an example for each stage and then totaled up for the match—“145-8X” near each set of 2 bullseyes (one score for each stage) and then a total for all three stages thusly—“428-22X” —which must be marked on the target and indicated to be the TOTAL. Also, the shooter must record his/her SHOOTER or TARGET NUMBER near the top of the target somewhere PRIOR TO REMOVING IT FROM THE TARGET FRAME to enable the “scorekeeper” to record it for the correct shooter! Any argument by the shooter after a score correctness determination by the SCOREKEEPER is reached will be deemed to be unsportsmanlike conduct and will result in the shooter being disqualified from the match. This is NOT TO SAY that one can not ask about scoring in the spirit of learning how scoring SHOULD BE DONE! Remember, if the round in question obviously “cuts” a scoring circle (NOT a “tear line”, but the hole in the target actually made by the passing of the bullet), it receives the next higher score circle value even though the main body of the hole is mostly in the lower circle (including the “X” ring, which does count as a “10” when totaling scores!).

JUNIOR SHOOTERS

We enjoy having JUNIOR SHOOTERS present and participating, but for the safety of all personnel on the range, parents or legal guardians are responsible for and required to be in control of their Junior shooters AT ALL TIMES

CALIBER AND CARTRIDGES
If you have any question as to the suitability of any particular ammunition type/make/bullet style for this match, please ask the Match Director

ALLOWED CARTRIDGES:

.22 Rim Fire caliber Short, Long and Long Rifle

PROHIBITED CARTRIDGES:

Any ammunition that damages target holders or creates a hazard.

(1) Steel core or armor piercing.

(2) Tracer ammunition .

 (3) 22  MAGNUM (22WMR)