2017 SUMMER HIGH POWER MATCHES
LONG RANGE PALMA MATCH
80-SHOT ACROSS THE COURSE MATCH
AUGUST 12 & 13, 2017
THE BISMARCK-MANDAN RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION
MATCH DATES: Saturday, August 12: Long Range Palma Match starting at approximately 11:00am, CDT.
(the match will start after the M1 Garand Match – approximately 30 minutes)
F-Class Match fired concurrently.
Sunday, August 13: 80-shot X-Course Match, starting at 9:00am, CDT
LOCATION: Fried Family Marksmanship Complex. 13839 262nd St SE, Moffit, ND, 58560, Located 3 miles west of Moffit North Dakota (on Moffit Road), then 1.75 miles south on County Road 262 Street SE.
OPEN TO: Anyone
INFORMATION Tom Thompson, 2708 Stevens St, Bismarck, ND 58503 (Mail entries to this address)
FEES: If entering both days, the package fee is $30.00 for adults, and $20 for Juniors
Single day fee is $20.00 for adults, and 15 for Juniors.
The Vintage Military match is a separate entry.
TIME OF SQUADDING Sat, August 12 - Squadding from 10:00am to 10:45am. Firing begins at 11:00am.
AND FIRING: Sun, August 13 - Squadding from 8:00am to 8:45am. Firing begins at 9:00am.
RIFLE: Palma Match: Saturday, August 12
Conventional Long Range - Any Rifle (Rule 32.), NRA Match Rifle (Rune 3.3), or the Service Rifle (Rule 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2)
F-Class Open Rifle - Any Rifle, Any Sight, Any Reasonable Support, such as sand bags, bipod. Caliber limited to .33 or smaller, rifle fired from shoulder; no "rail guns", so return to battery guns, no "lead sleds", no muzzle brakes. See the NRA web site for complete rules. The rifle’s weight cannot exceed 22 pounds. See the NRA web site for complete rules on Open and F-TR Class Rifles.
F-Class Target Rifle (FTR) – Rifle restricted to unmodified .308 or .223. The rifle must be fired off a bipod rigidly attached to the rifle’s forend. A rear bag is allowed. The rifle’s weight cannot exceed 18.18 pounds. See the NRA web site for complete rules on Open and F-TR Class Rifles.
80-Shot X-Course Match: Sunday, July 10
The NRA Match Rifle (Rule 3.3), or the Service Rifle (Rule 3.1, 3.1.1,3.1.2) with Metallic Sights (Rule 3.7a).
RULES: Current NRA rules will govern. During the 80-shot x-course match each relay will stay on the line
and fire match 2 immediately following firing match 1 before the next relay fires match 1.
CLASSIFICATION: The NRA Classification System will be used. Unclassified competitors will fire in the Master Class. Scores from a temporary score record book to establish classification are acceptable.
TARGETS: Military Type "LR" for Palma; and "SR" for 200 yards, "SR-3" for 300 yards, and "MR-1" for 600 yards.
OPEN BOLT INDICATORS: NRA High Power Rule 3.21 requires the mandatory use of Open Bolt indicators for all sanctioned tournaments. They are available from the range officer for $1.00.
SIGHTING SHOTS: Sighting shots (Rule 9.2) which are allowed in the match conditions must be taken and recorded. Sighting shots may be taken in any position described in Rule 5 of the High Power Rule Book, except Rule 9.13. Additional sighting shots for Rapid Fire Alibi Strings will not be allowed as they will be fired immediately and not on a special alibi relay.
CHALLENGES: The challenge fee shall be $1.00 per challenge.
AWARDS: Awards will be provided in each of the five classes provided 3 or more enter in a class. If fewer
than 3 entries in a class, there will be no awards in that class and all competitors in that class will be combined with the next higher class until there are a minimum of 3 competitors in a class.
If there are not enough entries (3) in either F-Open or F-TR Category, they will be combined with the appropriate class in the other category.
COURSE OF FIRE
Approved Long Range Match
Saturday, August 12, Beginning at approximately 11:00am CDT
MATCH No. 1: 800 Yards - Prone: Unlimited sighting shots and 15 shots for record in a total time of 30 minutes using Any Rifle /Any Sights, NRA Match Rifle, Service Rifle or Palma Rifle. F-Class fired concurrently.
MATCH No. 2: 900 Yards - Prone: 2 sighting shots and 15 shots for record in a total time of 30 minutes using Any Rifle /Any Sights, NRA Match Rifle, Service Rifle or Palma Rifle. F-Class fired concurrently.
MATCH No. 3: 1,000 Yards - Prone: 2 sighting shots and 15 shots for record in a total time of 30 minutes using Any Rifle /Any Sights, NRA Match Rifle, Service Rifle or Palma Rifle. F-Class fired concurrently.
MATCH No. 4: An Aggregate of Matches 1, 2, and 3.
COURSE OF FIRE
Approved 80-Shot Across the Course Match
Sunday, August 13, Beginning at 9:00am CDT
MATCH No. 1: 200 Yards Standing - Two sighting shots and 20 shots for record in a total time limit of 22 minutes. Rule 5.12.
MATCH No. 2: 200 Yards Sitting or Kneeling - Two sighting shots. Twenty shots for record fired in two 10-shot strings, 60 seconds per string. Rule 5.8 or 5.9.
MATCH No 3: 300 Yards Prone - Two sighting shots. Twenty shots for record fired in two 10-shot strings, 70 seconds per string. Rule 5.6.
MATCH No. 4: 600 Yards Prone - Two sighting shots and 20 shots for record in a total time limit of 22 minutes. Rule 5.6.
MATCH No. 5: An Aggregate of Matches 1, 2, 3, and 4.
1.) Competitors remain on the line to shoot match 2 immediately after firing match 1.
2.) Alibis for matches 2 and 3 will be fired immediately; therefore no sighting shots for alibi runs unless there is an unusual delay.
RANGE FACILITIES: Camping is allowed on the range. (No open camp fires; charcoal grills, etc are OK.) We have rural water and a two hole comfort station. Make sure you contact Tom Thompson (701-220-4601) by Saturday, August 5, in order to provide access to the range, and have the club house open.
DON’T FORGET THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS REGIONAL THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10, 2017.
The outdoor range features a 1,000 yard High Power rifle range with 34 firing points, rifle and handgun silhouette ranges, cowboy action area, an 18 point bullseye pistol range, 11 concrete benchrests with target backboards at 25, 50, 100, 200 and 300 yards, indoor storage, picnic shelter, outdoor restroom and a clubhouse/classroom facility.
Construction was made possible through grants from various groups that support shooting sports in our area and the hard work of our volunteer club laborers. We express our sincere thanks to these groups and invite them to visit the range and see what they have helped to build.