Fairfax Rod and Gun Club AR15 fun match - Labor Day

COME ONE COME ALL TO THE FIRST ANNUAL AR-15 FUN MATCH!!!

7039 Signal Hill Road
Manassas, Virginia 20111-4212

Please come to the Lea Range at 9:00 on Labor Day for a ton of fun! Yes you can actually shoot your AR-15 in 5.56mm or greater at swinging steel targets for fun and competition!

The match will be run as a modified metallic silhouette match. Cost is $5.00 fee for each shooter.

Sighting in starts at 9:00 and the match starts at 10:00.

Stoney Stoneham has made and donated 4 - 200yd metallic Silhouette Swinging targets that would be used for the match. On match day we will hang them in the existing frames at 200yds.

The quick version of the match would be as follows.

AR-15s only in any caliber. [If you bring any military rifle we won't kick you out!]

All shots would be off hand. Total rounds 40.

Targets are swingers at 200 yds.

Each shooter will have 30 seconds to load and make ready. Then on command will engage his swinging target with a total of 5 shots. This would be done twice at each station. A spotter assigned to that animal would count the hits. There will be 4 stages, Chickens, Pigs, Turkeys and Rams.

Prizes would be given to the highest scores. I suggest a Junior Class, Ladies Class, Geezer class, and general class. Anyone over 60 would be a Geezer like me!

This is how each bank of five targets is done............
Your rifle begins unloaded in a "Benched" position, you cannot be holding it or touching it in any way. You can have no more ammunition with you than is needed in your relay, or 5 rounds maximum per pre-loaded magazine. If you are shooting 10 rounds in each relay, you have a maximum of 10 rounds with you, or a maximum of two magazines with 5 rounds in each magazine.

"READY" command is given, you then can load your rifle with your first magazine and you can adjust your scope. YOU CANNOT SHOOT YET!
30 seconds later the "FIRE" command is given. You then have a total of 2 minutes and 30 seconds to shoot five shots at your target, after the 2 minutes and 30 seconds the command "CEASE FIRE" is given.

Only hits are scored. If you accidentally discharge your rifle, if for any reason a round is discharged, it is counted as a shot. If you nick a target it counts. If you have a miss-fire shell, one that fails to discharge, or your gun malfunctions, you declare an "Alibi" for that shot, immediately following the "CEASE FIRE" for that bank of 5 targets, you are allowed this privilege only once in a match. Also, if your gun malfunctioned, you may replace it for the remainder of that match, or repair it if it will not delay the match, and use an "Alibi" for each shot in that bank in which it malfunctioned.

ALIBI: You will be allowed the 15 seconds after the command of "READY" to prepare your rifle and 30 seconds to fire after the "FIRE" or command.

NOTE: During a relay, a minimum of 30 seconds will be allowed between the command "CEASE FIRE" of the First set of 5 and the command of "READY" for your next set of 5 in that relay. After each relay is complete there is usually a few minutes delay for targets to painted.

Shoot-offs for ties: You will be allowed the 15 seconds after the command of "Ready" to prepare your rifle and 30 seconds to fire after the "Fire" command. This will repeat until the tie is broken.
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MORE TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS................ Here are some more technical descriptions from the rulebook that describe equipment and clothing.

Spotting Scope -The use by the coach of a telescope or other optical device to spot shots is permitted.

Clothing; Anything that is safe.

Open Bolt Indicators -An Open Bolt Indicator is required in all NRA

Silhouette competition to indicate the bolt is open.

Eye Protection -All competitors and other personnel in the immediate vicinity of the range complex are required to wear eye protection devices.

Ear Protection -All competitors and other personnel in the immediate vicinity of the range complex are required to wear hearing protection devices.

Oh, did I mention that this is all done standing in the off hand position?
Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions!!

Michael Sacks
High-Power Metallic Silhouette
Match Director, FRGC
703.863.8191
michael@alecian.com