CD staff were up in Douglas today setting up the course for this summer’s Burris Douglas Local Rifle match series. Here are the final details:
LOCATION / PARKING
The match is held at our Douglas shooting facility. This is a private ranch, so please follow directions, take care of the property, and be respectful so we can continue to shoot here.
To get to the parking area for this match, plug the “virtual address” 598 Wagon Hound Rd. (Douglas) into Google Maps. On Google Maps, this is coincident with an intersection of a driveway with Wagon Hound Rd. Turn north at this intersection onto the driveway. Proceed to the top of the hill. You will find a parking area marked with yellow ribbon starting at the telephone pole at the top of the hill.
Park ONLY longitudinally (that is, parallel to the road) on the SOUTH side of the road (that’ll be your left). Pull off the road so traffic can pass but do not go more than 6 feet off the side of the road. Do NOT drive or turn around in the grass.
REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN
This match is full and closed to new entrants at this time. All competitors shall sign in before shooting the match. Only registered competitors will be admitted during sign-in. There will be a waiver to sign and you’ll get a score sheet. Check-in will be available from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Saturday, and 7:00 to 7:30 AM Sunday morning.
A zero-check range will be available ONLY from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM Saturday. You will be able to set your own targets at 100 yards. We might have a couple steel targets at further distance for data confirmation, but no promises on what ranges they will be. There will be absolutely no shooting after 6:00 PM Saturday or before the match starts on Sunday, and there is no zero-checking once the match starts.
We will have a shooters meeting at 7:30 AM Sunday. It is mandatory.
We are planning on 60 target engagements spread over 10 stages. Each stage will have either 5 or 10 targets to engage.
Shooters will self squad into 10 squads with no more than 5 shooters per squad and no less than 4. We will randomly squad shooters if this cannot be accomplished without supervision.
TARGET DOWN PROCEDURE
The same procedure will be in place for targets that break or are down during the match as at the Steel Safari.
We will have a range card for each stage that lists the ranges of all targets on the stage.
It is imperative that squads and shooters do not waste time while “on station” or between stages. There are no individual “walk throughs” of stages. Upon arrival at a stage, the squad will orient itself towards the target array and spend not more than 2 minutes for the first shooter to locate the targets. He will proceed to shoot. Shooters who have not yet ID’d all the targets should use this time to locate the targets. Squads shall not hold up shooting because some of their members are confused about target location. If a shooter is ready, he goes.
Each shooter shall get no more than 4 minutes from the start to shoot the stage. Start position is standing port arms at the shooting position, NO GEAR PRE-STAGED.
It is our expectation that an average shooter should be able to engage the 5 target stages in approx 150 seconds.
While a shooter is on the clock, there will be no feedback given with regard to miss locations. You can tell him “HIT” or “MISS” only. The RO “may” help the shooter orient to the next target in the array, and may tell him the next target distance. No wind calls or drop data may be given to the shooter.
RIFLE division gets one short per target. CARBINE division gets up to two shots per target in order to score up to one hit.
We recommend that squad captains self identify so that a staff member can preview the stages with them on Saturday afternoon. This will ensure that one squad member can locate all the targets prior to the match start.
Turn in scoresheets when you finish the match. Once the scoresheets are all turned in, staff will total and sort the scores, and then announce winners, in addition to doing any prize giveaways (must be present to win).
MINI SAC CHALLENGE
For those of you interested in competing in the MINI SAC side match on Saturday, here are the details. This month’s challenge is a 35-pound, approx 1km ruck march biathlon. With a rucksack that weighs at least 35 pounds, you will hike/jog/run an approx 1 km course. Your unloaded rifle must be carried. When back, you will have 8 rounds to engage 5 targets. Any un-hit targets after your up to 8 rounds incur 10 burpees per unhit target. This circuit will be repeated 4 times to complete the event. Entry fee is $20. Register for this at sign-in before 4PM on Saturday. We will start at 4.