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Steel Challenge matches in Ephrata

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by heavyhunter, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. heavyhunter

    heavyhunter Moses Lake, WA New Member

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    Matches will be held the second Saturday of every month, starting on March 10th, 2012
    Registration Starts at 8:00 am Shooting Starts at 9:00am The Entry fee is $8 for members of the Ephrata Sportsmen’s Association, $15 for non-members, Juniors are $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Second gun is $8 for adults and $5 for juniors.
    Matches will be held at the Boyd Mordhorst Range, located 4 miles East of Ephrata, just off Hwy 282

    Course of Fire will be 5 Steel Courses
    That’s a minimum of 125 rounds
    Chosen and set up for your shooting pleasure by your Match Directors

    Firearms: You can shoot with any centerfire pistol or any 22LR rimfire pistol or rifle
    Scoring will be based on the time it takes you to hit 5 Steel Targets, each with one shot.
    Each set of targets will be shot 5 times. The slowest of the 5 times for each stage will be thrown out.
    Your total time for each of the 5 stages will then be added together for your Total Time Score.

    Shooters will compete against shooters using the same type of pistol or rifle.
    Local pistol classes include: Semi-Auto with Iron Sights and Semi-Auto with Optics,
    & Revolvers with Iron Sights and Revolvers with Optics; in both Centerfire & .22 Rimfire categories.
    .22 Rimfire rifles with Iron sights and Optics are included. Please leave your high power rifles at home for these matches.
    FYI-- Laser Sights are allowed in the Optics classes

    Holsters will be required for shooters in the Centerfire Pistol classes.
    All Rimfire shooters will start from a low-hold ready position.

    All shooters will need a gun rug or range bag into which to secure their firearm when not shooting.
    Don’t forget to bring Sight and Hearing Protection, Range Bags,
    Ammunition (a minimum of 125 rounds per firearm), Firearms,
    Extra Magazines and/or Speed loaders (5 recommended), Pen/Pencil/paper, Water
    Needless to say ----“Dress for the Weather”

    If you are unfamiliar with Steel Challenge, Go to

    You need not be a club member to participate in this match Bring a friend or two
    Come early and help set up the course at 8 am. Bring some leather gloves.

    Questions or concerns? Email me; steel.grant@ymail.com
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  2. BlackRidge

    BlackRidge Sammamish, WA Member

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    count me in!
  3. heavyhunter

    heavyhunter Moses Lake, WA New Member

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    What a great turn out for our first match!! The weather was ok, a little breezy but not obnoxious. We had 17 shooters and 21 guns. Coffee adn donuts during the sign-in put everyone in a good mood to start and then Chilli dogs afterwards made it a nice morning. Mr. Completely had a nice write-up of the event. Looking forward to our next one in April, hope to have a few more people out.
  4. heavyhunter

    heavyhunter Moses Lake, WA New Member

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    Don't forget!! our match is this saturday the 14th. Weather look promising and this will be great practice for the upcoming Steel Challenge in Yakima on May 5 and then the Washington State Steel Challenge Championships on the 26th of May. Look forward to having you there!