MOA Long Range Match 2014
June 16th, 17th, 18th (until noon) 2014 - Monday and Tuesday, Combo Field Steel Shoot / Prairie Dog Shoot near Gillette. Meet at Ernie Bishop's home in Gillette at 7am. MST. on Monday
morning. Here is the link for more details.
If you are going to the PD event, it is much more convenient to stay in Gillette on those days. If you have GMRS or FRS radios, bring 'em to communicate on the ranch. In 2014, you must be an NRA member to participate (insurance).
June 18th, Wednesday Afternoon, Return from Gillette and **Preparation Day** We will be setting up the range for the Bench Match.
June 19th, Thursday 7 A.M. M.S.T. We all MEET at the MOA Shop, get our bench assignments, etc. We then drive out to the range, (about 10 miles)
and we'll shoot the 500 yard event, and proceed to the 750 yard stage.....(the barbecue will be on Friday in 2014)
June 20th, Friday 8 A.M. We all meet at the RANGE, and if necessary, complete the 750 yard stage, and then will move
on to the 1,000 yard event. At the end of the day, we head back to MOA for the barbecue!
June 21st, Saturday 8 A.M. Again, we meet at the RANGE, and complete firing the 1,000 yard event, if necessary. Once complete
we will move on to other events: (depending on sign-up) to include:
Iron Sight and Scoped "FreeStyle" Position, IHMSA style, at 500 yards. Link for details.
Come by and meet everyone! Even if you are not shooting the "Bench" events, Saturday is an "open invite" day, if you are in the area, please stop by to get acquainted! Check out the equipment or just talk guns and shooting!
Saturday P.M. after the shootin', we clean up the range, take down the target stands and steel, etc. Once that is done, we head back to MOA
for Door Prizes, Winners Trophies, Prizes, etc. We try to make it an early night to allow for travel, etc.
Necessities for the Match
by Gary Morris
Items to consider (what you'll need to bring) for this years shoot:
Hearing Protection: Do yourself a favor..invest in best quality hearing protection. The Specialty Handgun "arena" is a loud one...short barrels,
large cartridges, and muzzle brakes have most of us doubling our protection...inner ear plus muffs.
Accomodations - Three decent motels in Sundance but very
limited dining choices. Check our website for local accomodations. If you are
coming with the family I would suggest staying in Spearfish SD. This town has
most of the chain motels and restaurants. Even has a wallyworld for forgotten
necessities. This is a 30 min. drive from Sundance. If staying in Sundance, the Best Western is nice.
The range - The
match is held on leased ranch/grazing land. There is enough parking for a large
turnout but we need to be mindful to the owners. This year the match is being
held in late June so expect temps of mid 80's. The grass will be dry. It would
be a good suggestion to carpool from the motels if possible. Also because of
the dry grass a vehicle with some ground clearance so as not to catch the grass
on fire from a hot catalytic converter is suggested. Elevation at the range is
approx. 4830 feet. At this elevation, remember to bring SUNSCREEN !
There is no shade at the match so if you have an extra
canopy to share that will be nice. There will
be a portapotty. Bring chairs,
drinks and food you need. No concessions at the range.
for the Cold Turkey Match - The benchtops are approx. 24" square and 36" tall or
slightly less depending how much landscaping is needed to get the bench level.
You will need to bring your own shooting stool, rest, bags, Kestrel, line
windflags, spotting scope. 15 rounds for score at each distance with an
unlimited number of sighters for each 5 min. prep time for 500 and 750yd, 7 min. prep at 1,000yards. (3 groups of 5 for score
and a separate prep time for each string). If you make it to the shoot-off, double that number of rounds of ammo!
Match needs for Open sight -
much simpler for us sillywet shooters - ammo for sighters and record shots,
shooting mat, elbow pad, spotting scope etc.
Match needs for the field
course - ammo, the rest of your choice, spotting scope, range finder, water and
BOOTS - there are small cacti on the property and also some of those things
Some of us tend to take lots of photos...if you want to share, bring a couple of USB Flash Drives to load, store, and share!
I am sure that I have omitted something so check back for
And yes - once you have packed all the little things don't
forget your GUNS!
Lets all have fun this summer in Sundance and get your
entries in early so the necessary targets and barbeque items can be planned.
Gary/MOA Shooters Committee