PVGC Precision Rifle – Gas Gun Match

SAFETY NOTICE:

Please do not approach or congregate at any range, unless a PVGC Range Safety Officer (RSO) for that range/match is present. If the RSO is not present, please wait outside the gate. If the gate is open and an RSO from another match is present, please wait for your match RSO outside the gate. This has become a problem when there are two PVGC matches held on the same day. Please do not bring firearms forward until directed by the RSO for the particular match you are involved in. With your help, we can keep this sport safe. Thank you.

Gas Gun Match

Description: This match is designed for the beginning to intermediate precision rifle shooter using an off-the shelf rifle capable of ~1.5moa with factory match ammunition.

Optics are based on Division but are meant to allow entry level options to compete.

Stages are meant to be completed using a rifle, bipod and 1 positional bag. Stages are intended to be “practical” in nature and consist of a combination of stressors to improve the shooters ability to utilize their equipment in a controlled and safe environment. Some movement may be necessary but stages typically do not involve any “run and gun” type movement.

Course of fire are written to accommodate both small frame and large frame cartridges and have a balance of time, shooting positions, target sizes and distances.

  • 0700- gate opens
  • 0700-0730- setup and sign-in
  • 0745- safety brief
  • 0800 – match starts
  • NLT1400 – match ends/cleanup

Gear recommendations:

  • Most calibers of an AR variant are allowed, subject to the same rules as the Precision Rifle Match.
    • No steel core, velocity under 3100 fps.
  • Rifle can be customized but the nature of the match is to be able to be competitive with “off the shelf” gear.
  • Shooters should have a bipod and rear/support bag (like an AG gamechanger or similar)
  • This is designed to be a one bag only match.
  • Slings are not required but can be used.
  • An optic that is a minimum of 6 power, 8-10 being the minimum ideal. Because this match has a precision element to it, we recommend an optic with MOA or Milliradian reticles versus a BDC (Ballistic
  • Drop Compensator) reticle. The BDC reticle will work, and again, if your goal is to learn how to run your current gear better, then by all means feel free to go that direction. Open sights are discouraged due to low hit/success rate.

The match will consist of 8 stages with a 20 round maximum per stage so 160 rounds is recommended.

Shooters should have a minimum of 3 magazines and ability to carry magazines on the body to the

shooting area.

The match will emphasize safety and rifle manipulation. Shooters will need to be verbal and clear with

the ROs anytime movement is involved. Procedures are covered in the safety brief and to shoot the

match you must be at the briefing. Let me be clear, unsafe practices have zero tolerance.

ECI (Empty Chamber Indicators) are required. Eye and ear protection is mandatory. Ancillary gear such

as tripods, plates for the rail, etc. can be used as dictated by the stage description but will not be a big

part of the match.

***Please bring your own binos/spotter and tripod to help with spotting/scoring***

Please be ready to assist with spotting and also brass collection.

Divisions for registration and scoring.

  1. Open Division: Barrel length of 20 inches or longer, optic 20x or greater, any caliber in addition to 5.56/.223 or 7.62/.308. 20 round magazine capacity
  2. Tactical Heavy Division: Barrel length of 20 inches or shorter, optic 20x or under, 20 round magazine capacity limit. 5.56 /.223 or 7.62/.308 ONLY
  3. Tactical Light Division: Barrel is less than 18 inches in length, optics of 8.5x or less, 20 round magazine capacity. 5.56/.223 ONLY