300-Yard Rifle Informal

Mike Shapoval (402)420-5763 mike10shapoval@windstream.net

NOTE: All events are now listed on the calendar only. For best results contact the match director to confirm any last minute changes.

The 300-Yard Informal Shoot is held on the third Saturday of every month, and is open to all of our members and to non-members. (The cost for non-members participating in this event is $10.00 per shooter.)

We will run three 45-minute shooting relays with the first one starting at 9:00 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., we'll take a break and set-up new targets before starting the next relay at 10:00 a.m. So, you don’t have to be an early riser if you don’t want to be.

Any type of high-powered rifle, or black powder rifle, can be shot during these 45-minute sessions, and you can shoot two or three different rifles if you want.

I am guessing that you already have front and rear gun rests to support your rifle on the bench. If not, we can usually fix you up with a stable support to shoot from. A Bi-pod attached to the front, and a rear bunny-ear bag work well for a lot of shooting applications. If you’re thinking about buying a gun rest, stop out and take a look at what some of the other shooters are using. You’ll see some different rests, and maybe one of them will be just what you are looking for.

If you have your own targets we will be glad to hang them for you, or we will supply targets to you for fifty cents (50¢) apiece. We use the orange sight-in target that is very popular because it shows the bullet holes well at the 200 and 300 yard distances. It has been our experience that most shooters will have difficulty seeing the bullet holes when shooting on black or dark colored targets at these distances. (Don't forget to bring your spotting scope if you have one.)

This shooting event is a practice session only. Shooters are checking loads or finding out where their rifles are hitting at these longer distances. It is very helpful if your rifle has already been sighted-in at the 100-yard range. Even some of our better shooters have a difficult time trying to bore-sight a rifle and hit paper at 200 yards.

So, if you find yourself wanting to stretch that 308 or 270 out past 100 yards, or get that 223 ready for that prairie dog hunt, then come-on out and join us.