American Field Target Southwest Challenge

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    airgunsofAZ
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    Saturday, September 26, 2020 – 11:00 to 17:00

    Location:

    Phoenix Rod and Gun

    915 West Olney Drive

    Phoenix, AZ 85041

     

    Due to efforts by some local shooters, the Phoenix Rod and Gun private club, and AOA, we are pleased to be sponsors for this limited competition!  This is an American Field Target competition match and is an Airgun-only competition.  All air rifles must have a minimum of 28 ft-lbs at the muzzle, with a maximum of 30 cal up to 100 ft-lbs.

     

     

    Check-in starts at 9:30am at the Smallbore Office and Match starts at 11:00am.

    After check-in, shooters will be allowed to sight in their airguns at 25 yards.

     

    Early Registration fee is $15.00 for PRGC members and $20.00 for non-members. Match fee for all walk-ups (space permitting) is $25.00.

    There will be awards given for both pellet and slug classes.

     

    PELLETS:
    1.  $300.00
    2.  $150.00
    3.  $75.00
    SLUGS:
    1.  $150.00
    2.  $75.00
    3.  $25.00

     

    Lunch for registered shooters will be provided by So Cal Taco Co. For those that want something different to eat, there are many food options within 5-10 miles of the range.  There will also be a free event T-shirt provided to all registered shooters.

     

     

    Shooters will shoot from a seated (bucket provided) position with a bi-pod (provided).  Shooter will be required to hit kill zones from 1" up to 4" to get animal to fall.  The shooter will have 3 minutes to complete 4 shots (2 per animal) per lane.  There will be 10 lanes with 2 animals in each lane.  This will be a 40 shot match.  Any ties will be settled by shoot off (time permitting) or longest streak.

     

    You can register for this event on Practiscore.com HERE. You must have or create a free account to register.

     

    Questions for the match can be directed to the match director by EMAIL.

     

    Take care, and we hope to see some of you at the match!

    Airguns of Arizona

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    Franklink
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    I'm really looking forward to this! 

    The match director is a good friend and has put an absolutely monumental effort into making this come to fruition. For the last 3 months most of his time has been devoted to turning this into a reality.

    Procurement of a venue was just the beginning. After finding a place for the event to take place, he literally had to scratch the match into the raw desert. These big field targets require a much more stable mounting situation than the smaller sub20fpe matches targets. So, various means of placement were tested. Some of those involved trying to drill attachment rods into the nearly solid rock of the hillside where this is happening. A stable mounting situation was eventually arrived at, through much manual labor. All of the targets were also stripped and repainted as well as function tested and tuned by him, both for reliable functioning but also with one of the foot pounds-required-for knock-down testers he bought. The main path also had to be created through the use of a Bobcat and then shoveling dirt and hand raking in the holes left by the removed rocks. Semi-permanent lane and path markers also were placed by the match director. In short, lots of hard work. 

    All of the match director's efforts, coupled with AOA's sponsorship through supplying the targets, prize money and a catered lunch are sure to make this a great event! Don't miss it!!!

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    steve123
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    It's pretty amazing that Ben took on this project, worked his ass off, and now we have a very cool new type of powerful airgun competition to enjoy here in AZ! 

    Thanks to Ben and also Robert/AOA for allowing this all to be possible! 

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    penchetta
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    Finally a match to shoot. Thanks for your efforts. I'm in !!!! 👍

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    rxtargetssys
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    Nice job team! 

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    Centercut
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    Looking forward to the match!  Should be a great event.  
    Mike

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    pesty3782
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    Virgin match shooter here…That DAMN Centercut twisted my arm yesterday so when you see me with him and ask my score don't laugh….Oh hell laugh because I will be….

    Tony P. 

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    slayer
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    Signed up for the slug division.

     

    Tom

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    Centercut
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    {Shooters will shoot from a seated (bucket provided) position with a bi-pod (provided)}

    Does this mean we must use the provided bucket and bi-pod or they are provided if we don’t bring them?  I only ask because for shorter shooters the standard Home Depot bucket is too tall to get into a good position. Thanks!

    Mike

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    Arzrover
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    Ben did a CRAZY amount of work to bring this all together.  Our practice run was hot but the terrain is interesting and challenging and he did a great job of laying it out !! Saturday was fun but the match should be a treat ! 

    See you guys there… bring your hat, water, and shade for your rifle….

    Bob

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    Franklink
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    Centercut

    {Shooters will shoot from a seated (bucket provided) position with a bi-pod (provided)}

    Does this mean we must use the provided bucket and bi-pod or they are provided if we don’t bring them?  I only ask because for shorter shooters the standard Home Depot bucket is too tall to get into a good position. Thanks!

    Mike

    I spoke with Ben for a few minutes before work and your question came up. He said they're working on an official set of rules, but that they are going to be very similar to the rules for the American Field Target at EBR, with a few exceptions. 

    So, rules are coming…..and any pressing questions that might help in practicing between now and then, email him through the link in the original post on this thread. 

     

     

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    Nofilters
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    I was told a few rules when I contacted him.

    EVERYONE will use sticks provided at each lane.

     Shooters can use any seat without back support, buckets, and 11" (very low) stools provided at every lane.

    Timers will be at each lane. You will have 4 minutes from the time you set down PERIOD. This includes any time needed to adjust the bipod.

    Random draw to match up shooters that shoot together.

     

     

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