Long range Airgun shoot, Temecula Ca. Mar 31, 2019

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    Therealld
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    Temecula Long Range Airgun event, scheduled for Sunday March 31, 2019

    The Temecula Airgun Club is again offering the opportunity test your skills and shoot with some of the best, so join us for a great day of competition and camaraderie. Its a NEW game!  Not bench rest, Field Target, or  Silhouette, but almost a mix of all three!  The top shooters will be awarded substantial cash prizes (up to 3/4 of the gate).  

    Rules:
    1. The match will consist of  a series of relays of five shots per shooter at a distance exceeding 100 meters across the canyon.
    Shooters will be called to the line by relay and will fire on command.  Relays will be timed and the shooters may not fire more than five shots, and MUST stop firing at the cease fire command. Shooting positions will be rotated every relay, and each shooter will end up shooting in the morning, mid-day, and afternoon, so as to equalize conditions accross the board.

    2. A sightin area will be available near the competition line, with approximately the same distance and wind directions as used for  the scoring shots.  The sightin area will be open the afternoon before the match, as well as during most of the match.  Competitors will be allowed to use this area between relays, but may not aim or fire from the competition line unless called to the line.  No firearms or bigbore airguns may fired or displayed at the sightin line.

    3. Targets will be standard biodegradable White Start clay pigeons, hanging vertically from crosswire target stand supports.  Each contestant will engage his bank of  targets on command.  Targets must be either be broken or holed to be scored as hits  (brother samples have been tested with low powered guns and break easily, but well-centered .177 sometimes produce just a nice hole with a large coneshaped plug blown out the back).

    d. Targets broken by a pellet hit will be scored as a point ONLY if fired in proper left to right order within the allotted time.  A substantial part or parts of the target must be broken from the target for a scored hit.  All targets will be checked for cracks before and after firing by the target setters.

    e. Equipment:   Airguns of .17, .20, or .22 caliber are allowed.  Only regulation airgun pellets may be used, no slugs or bullet-like ammunition.  No artificial rests, monopods, bipods, or tripods may be used.   A bumbag or low backless and armless stool may be used for sitting only.  A towel or thin pad may be used for kneeling or as protection to the hand or arm.  No Shooting Jacket or gloves please.  No spotting or coaching.  Use of spotting scopes will not be allowed for shooters or team member to observe any record shots.  No shooting from magazines, please single load your rifle even if it normally used magazines.

    f. Shooting position:  The the shooter's hand, forearm, or elbow may rest on the  low (apprx 24")  wall.  The gun's forend may be supported by the shooters hand only.  The GUN must be supported by the shooter's hand or body, with no contact to a seat or the ground.  The shooters knee, foot or leg may not be used to help steady the gun.

    g.  The match will begin in the morning, exact time depending on wind forecasts and conditions, and continue until mid to late afternoon.  We will break for lunch before the last relay.

    h.  "May the best man win": There will NOT be specific equipment classes contested, though of course we will post the sort of equipment and style any individual wants alongside his/her scores. Prizes from 1st up to 5th places will be awarded to the top high scorers.
     
    Registration consists of supplying your name and address on the check or M.O., as well as indicating whether you are camping. . Match fee will be $75, with a $15 late fee for entries received after March 15. .  Fee for Juniors under 15 accompanied by adults shoot for at a reduced fee with early registration.

    Due to this event being held on private property with limited parking etc., Dry camping spots will be limited to around a dozen, so reserve them early. Please don't ask to camp for the sake of camping (*if you are not competing in the event).

    Entries will be limited to 28 shooters.

    Safety is paramount.  No gun with a closed bolt or even a  magazine installed may be handled or carried or displayed EXCEPT on the sightin range or official firing line. Guns should be unloaded and uncocked unless on the sightin line or match firing line with Hot Line call.

    Practice at the sightin range is for REGISTERED competitors on Saturday between 8am and 6 pm and the on Sunday between sunup and sundown, assuming at least two experienced shooters are on the line.

    Charging of guns should be done at designated charging areas, not right at a shooting area. Other than air tanks, shooters should carry all their equipment to and from the shooting lane, and NOT leave any around before or after shooting, as it may interefere with other shooters or lead to loss ad consternation.

    Be safe, have fun.

    You can contact me via email at: [email protected]
    Send your registration ck. or m.o. to:

    L. Durham
    38505 Overhill Rd.
    Temecula, Ca., 92592
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    kayaker
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    Need to edit your topic from 2009 to 2019 sir

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    Therealld
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    thanks for your input.

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    Centercut
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    Wow, I'm always reading on AGN about "nothing in San Diego for airgunners", or "no one wants to get together in San Diego to shoot", or "I tried to get a group together, but no one was interested". If that sounds like you (and you know who you are), then here you go… 

    A chance to shoot with other Airgunners that are interested in shooting small bore air rifles at greater than 100 yard distances. This will be great fun, shooting clay pigeons across a small canyon in Temecula, CA east of the Temecula Wine region. It'll take you about 75 minutes to get there from downtown San Diego, shorter if you live in North County. Everyone will be on even footing, shooting .22 caliber and smaller, no slugs or larger caliber rifles.

    So bring out your best .22 (or .177), and show us how its done. I'm sure LD will have some other side events to keep us busy. He's putting a good percentage of the gate into the prize money, so you could walk away with some serious $$$.  C'mon, stop whining about no one shooting in SD, and come join us!!!  Sunday, March 31st. 

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    matthewsaenz
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    This shoot is going to be fun.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.  I hear some shooters from AZ, OR and NorCal that usually attended the Temecula Challenge FT match will be making the trip.  

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    Therealld
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    Matt,

    So far, around 18 contestants have said they are coming.  Since the max I'll allow is 28, there is still room, but the event will be well enough attended to be pretty challenging  and lots of fun.

    BTW, I ust got an interesting rifle I may try in the event …. its a new Diana "Gauntlet" precharged .22 air rifle that cost less than $250!   Yes, the new gun, inexpensive as it is, responded really well to a bit of tuning, and is capable of sub-half inch groups at fifty yards using the 15.9JSB pellets going just under 900fps.   I haven't tried really long ranges yet, because of the huge rainstorm we are having, but I'll give it a go when the sun comes out!

     

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    Eyeshot.25
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    Is their going to be a power limit on the guns?

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    Centercut
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    As far as I’ve heard, no power limit. Just .22 and smaller, pellets only, no slugs. Other than that you’re good to go…

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    Therealld
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    No power limit, but no "bullets" or "slugs" allowed, and .22 cal max.   Though i have tried lots of different gun and power ranges, from 10.3gr .177 pellets going 890fps down to 31gr .22 cal Korean pellets going 1000fps,  I'm leaning toward either the 10.3 .177s, or the 15.9 .22's, wither going around 890fps.   I find either can go into groups around and inch high and 2" wide or less at 114yds with a very slight breeze.  The targets are around 4.5" dia. so with good wind doping, these combo's will be competitive.

    I kindof plan to use my $229 all-in .22 cal gauntlet with an old 16X scope, but I do have several guns that are good candidates.

    I don't feel a high mg scope is desirable, since it makes locating the targets harder, plus the backing I'm using makes it near impossible to spot misses anyhow.

    I will likely compete, but not for the prizes, just for the challenge itself.

     

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    AngliaUSA
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    Looking forward to seeing you all at LD's … I will be arriving on Saturday to practice and help with set up. Also bringing my daughters Natasha and Annabel to work …… they will be the official 'target changers' during the match on Sunday . Safe travels and continued safe shooting to you all……

    Remember this match … ?

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    Therealld
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    Wow,

     

    Brings back memories James!

     

    Hey, btw, there are only two spots left for this March 31 long range shoot.  I'm getting old, will be 75yrs old on two weeks, so its the last "big event" I'lll run.

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    Therealld
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    On track for the Long range shoot this coming Sunday.  A few guys showed up yesterday to try the sightin range.   Be sure to bring a couple wind flags if you know how to use em, plus a milk crate or other item to rest your forward hand on to simulate the actual range wall (the wall is  24" tall.  If you have the shoot'n'see type targets that show a bright mark at the hole they can be a good aid … use the larger bull around pieplate size at least.   You can rest your hand on a towel or other pad so long as its not over an inch thick.

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    rj222
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    nice sound bite, I really like the BIG RED GUN flashed in the be gaining.

    what is that devil???

     

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    TerryE1
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    Ron, you're gonna win this match, right?

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    Centercut
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    Therealld
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      5597.14 in reply to 5597.1 
     

    The First Western Long Rage Airgun Match is over now. We all had a great time! The shooting turned out to be tougher than most thought it would be, but some good shooting was done. I had initially planned for a large cash prizes for the top three shooters, but changed my mind and spread over the top five. We also planned for over $2100 gate,but it was reduced by no-shows. But still, some good prizes were awarded and most of were humbled by the fact its harder to hit a clay pigeon at 115 yds than it appears, esp when shooting on the clock, side by side with some other pretty good shots.

    Many traveled long distances and camped on the ranch so they could get some good sight-in time and socialize with old and new acquaintances. Most of these guys helped with setup or teardown, calling the line, scoring, or anything else needing done as well. We had some nice meals, shared some beverages, plinked and shot the bell target at night, and told airgun stories day and night. We even had some long distance visitors that didn't shoot, but just wanted to observe and meet the guys.

    We were blessed with a couple expert target setters! Jame Brinkley brought his teen-aged daughters down and we recruited them to reset the clay targets all day and advise of hits that were not so obvious from the firing line. He and Jeff Carmelo also supplied wood and metal barrier material to provide protection from errant shots and give shade to the girls. those Brinkley girls were the best thing to happen to any airgun event! Wayne and his Oregon crew did a fine job preparing the sightin line, and also set up most of the target setter's shelter.

    At the end of a long morning shoot, we broke for lunch, then completed everyone's the last relay and tallied the scores. We had a four-way shootoff for fourth place (I was in it too) and gave cash awards to:

    First Place, Bobby Corcorran
    Second Place, James Brinkley
    Third Place, Mike Bricker
    Fourth Place, Matt Saenz
    Fifth Place, Jim Ziegler

    Other shooters were: Justin Welch, Jeff Carmello, Tim McMurray, Russ Cronk, Larry Durham, Carlos Iglesias, Kelly Hawe, Wayne Burns, Gabe Valenzuela, Randy Ebersole, Roger Lovett,
    Matt Kelerman, Ron Jobbe, Chris Lovett, Fred Phillip, David Welch, Eric Lover, and Scott Shenk.

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