"Roving Field Course"
A couple of our members have talked about this for years,
a "roving field course"; this will be most similar to a field tactical course,
fired at unknown distances, and generally from the prone position. It is
designed to be very similar to spot and stalk deer, antelope, or coyote hunting
in the Western expanses......
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Photos Courtesy of Ernie Bishop, from the 2009 ITRC
Shots will be mostly from 300 to 600 yards...but it will
vary. Yardages will not be posted, the shooter/spotter team must determine
distance, wind, etc. All shots will count, there are no sighters. Electronics
are welcome, Ballistic programs, wind meters, and laser rangefinders are allowed
and encouraged. (On at least one target though, you will receive bonus points if
you reticle range that target distance). We also suggest a field proven drop
chart in 25 yard increments,(and a copy for your spotter) as well as a pack to
carry your gear in. You will pair up into spotter/shooter teams, and a Range
Officer (RO) will be with each group, to ensure safety, and record hits.
Lets say there is 5 targets on the 1st stage. The RO will say there are 5
targets, and between the two of you will need to find them and point them out to
the RO. Then you need to communicate to the RO the order you will shoot them. Of
course you and your spotter will be communicating to each other as well. The
spotter will help call wind, spot your shots and call corrections if needed. It
would be a good idea if your spotter had a copy of your drop chart that way he
can call the dope to you. One of you would likely want a spotting scope and
tripod to help spot better. Once the shooter has fired two shots at each target,
the roles change and now the spotter becomes the shooter and the shooter takes
his turn spotting. On the next stage, the one who spotted first, will shoot
first, so there will be equal opportunities to shoot in new conditions. There
may be one target that cannot be engaged from the prone position...Sort of like
hunting. Unexpected shots can happen....!
- Any Handgun is welcome....
- Designed to be shot as a "shooter/spotter team"
- Shooting on Steel at distances not posted, "mostly" at
yards...from about 5 different firing "spots", with
2 shots per target, all
shots count (NO sighters....)
- Be prepared with 60 rounds for the course
- All "technology" is welcome, Bipods, Ballistics Programs,
Scopes, Wind Meters, Laser or Optical RF's etc.
- The walking course is approx. 1/2 mile in length, over fairly steep,
irregular terrain. The total distance walked would be about 1 mile.
drop people off near the course to shorten the distance.)
- Sorry, no vehicles, ATV's, etc.
- Entry fee is $20.00, paid on Saturday A.M. If you want to re-shoot the course for fun, it is $10.00.
Only your first round score counts, however.
- Field course entries will be 50% cash prize payout.
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