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    Default Big Ben Tactical Rifle Match (BLGC)

    I am happy to announce that there will be a new match starting up at Ben Lomond Gun Club.

    The Big Ben Tactical Rifle Match will be starting on 1 June 2019. This match will be a combination of close range USPSA/3-gun stages with paper only targets and stages from Hoser's tactical rifle match at Pueblo, longer steel only stages.
    The match will be monthly and on the first Saturday of the month. This match will be ran as an outlaw match, not under a governing organization, but will pull from concepts and rules of established organizations. Common Practical Shooting Safety rules will be enforced. These will be similar to what are used for USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge, and 3Gun matches. If you are unfamiliar with them, I HIGHLY suggest you read them at one of the various web sites. I am working on written match rules specifically for this match.

    https://practiscore.com/clubs/big_ben_tactical_rifle

    We will be using following the firearms divisions:

    Open - Two optics, bipod allowed, unlimited muzzle devices, braces and suppressors are allowed
    , minimum 223/556 caliber
    , all rifle calibers score major.

    Tactical - One magnified optic, no bipod, max 1"x3" muzzle device, braces and suppressors are allowed
    , minimum 223/556 caliber
    , all rifle calibers score major

    Limited - One non-magnified optic (non-mag, red dot, or iron sights), no bipod, max 1"x3" muzzle device, braces and suppressors are allowed
    , minimum 223/556 caliber
    , all rifle calibers score major

    PCC - Follow the general USPSA/IDPA PCC divisions restrictions, braces ARE allowed, no suppressors (timer won't pick it up)
    , any pistol caliber
    , all pistol calibers score minor.

    Pistol - Any USPSA/IDPA division of pistol, no brace or stock allowed, no suppressors (timer won't pick it up)
    , any pistol caliber
    , all pistol calibers score minor.

    Major scoring: A = 5, B and C = 4, D = 3 points.

    Minor scoring: A = 5, B and C = 3, D = 1 points.

    Scoring will be a variation of Hit Factor (points per second) on paper stages and the variation of fixed time where fixed steel is engaged from various shooting positions multiple times.

    No bimetal bullets, no incendiary or tracer ammo, no armor piercing or penetrator/green tip/black tip ammo. You get caught shooting it, you pay for the new steel and will be banned from future matches. If you are shooting Hornaday steel case that has acceptable bullets in their factory loads, you MUST show this ammo to the match director in it's original boxes before the match starts (damn Kommie gun shooters...).

    Maximum rifle caliber allowed is 308 Winchester, no magnum calibers. Maximum velocity of any rifle caliber is 3200 fps. If there is a question whether a caliber is pistol vs rifle or beyond 308 Win, the Match Director will make that decision. No rifle calibers shooting subsonic will be allowed to use a suppressor. The timer will not pick up the shots. So if you want to shoot 300 Blk, go for it, but use sonic ammo.

    Yes, you can shoot a pistol throughout the match. Any 200 yd stage will have two separate steel target arrays; one for rifle calibers at longer distances, one for pistol calibers at a less longer distance. The separate arrays will be identified by different colors and be identified in the written stage briefing. Basically, the long shots are for rifle calibers and the close shots will be for pistol calibers, lol. The pistol caliber shots are still going to be very challenging, think 75-100 yds.

    I know the Rocky Mountain 300 match will also be running this weekend and it will stop many USPSA shooters from attending the inaugural match. As I contemplated whether to start in July or June, I concluded this match will be attended by a cross-pollination of shooters from various disciplines and was conceived with that in mind. Additionally, starting with a smaller attended match will allow match staff to iron out some the growing pains that I'm sure will crop up with any new match. Shooting up-close dynamic style stages will be a new experience for some of the tactical rifle shooters out there. Be forewarned, it's very addicting, very fun, but there is a learning curve to it. Come on out in July if you can't make June! As it is, with projected fewer shooters I suspect we will be running 4 stages for the first match and 5 stages for subsequent matches.

    If you are interest in being permanent match staff, please contact me at seanmyhre@rocketmail.com or call/text my cell 303-330-7757. I will take all the set-up help I can get every match, but match staff will be those helping me plan and execute the matches before hand.

    Matches will cost $20 initially. I'm still working out the finances part. Paper targets, range fees, PractiScore donations... I'm figuring it out.

    Set up will start at 0700. The match will start at 0930. Round count will be in the 120 to 150 range, bring extra ammo to make those misses up with.


    This is a new match, so I expect there will be some changes along the way to make it better. Please bare with me as we get this match going. There will be the BLGC ladies shoot the same day every month, so we will be logistically working out any conflicts for berms for the matches. Regardless, there will be plenty of room.




    Sean Myhre, Match Director
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    That's great news! I shoot Big Ben Multigun regularly out there and I will definitely be checking this out.

    Being able to use my PCC is a big draw and will be a tough choice every month, though.
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    Cant wait to come out and shoot it.

    I know a ton of work, planning and effort has gone into this.

    Well done Sean. Well done.
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    Sweet!

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    This is the time when all of those interested parties start PMing to ask what they can do to help the match, so we can make this great, and keep it running long into the future.

    ...hint, hint... nudge, nudge...
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    Hell yeah! I will be at the 300, but July is in my calendar!

    Thanks to everyone working to set up this match!

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    This is what the people want. Greatly looking forward to attending and helping set up make this match happen!

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    Looks like fun.

    Stupid question:

    Are you limited to one gun, or would it be allowable to shoot a .223 rifle on the long range targets and run a PCC for the close up paper hosing?
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    awesome, this sounds like a lot of fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    Looks like fun.

    Stupid question:

    Are you limited to one gun, or would it be allowable to shoot a .223 rifle on the long range targets and run a PCC for the close up paper hosing?
    One gun. No multiple guns under the same score.
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