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long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:03:50 PM »
i am puting this out to see if there would be any intrest for a shooting match if it were set up in eastern wa.

it would be set up to be a small game and a big game target shoot with steel targets. it would be a way to test your self before the seasons began in the fall. if there was enough participation then there could be better and more in depth matchs throughout the years ahead. it would be a good way to practice for clean kills at range.

if enough intrest is shown i will deffinetly put up more specific information on here once the range and targets are aquired.
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Re: match intrest
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 09:12:28 PM »
getting some sponsors on board 
 working on getting targets made up
   getting lots of people intrested in participating and helping

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Re: match intrest
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 01:17:09 PM »
have the application for the event to be held on fs land

working on getting event insurance going for all of this   
things are going pretty well

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Re: match intrest
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 09:50:54 PM »
     We are currently working on putting a long range match together here in Eastern WA/ Northern Idaho. There will be animal shaped targets made of steel and some will have some plywood. The animals will most likely consist of prairie dogs, rabbits, crows, fox’s, bobcats and coyotes for the small game portion. Then the big game will consist of antelope, deer (mulie and whitetail), black bear, elk and maybe a moose. The ranges will go from 100-5 or 600 yards then 500-1000+. I think that this match should be a fun way to practice, hone or prove your skills when applying the long range practice to a hunting scenario. We all try as sportsman to make clean skills, so on the bobcats on up there will be steel swinging vitals. This will let the participant know he did make a good shot, it will also probably be worth more points in the match.

more recent info about this match

    It looks like it is going to be held by Athol, Idaho in the Panhandle National Forest. I received the application for permits today. I have been corresponding with the officials in the forest service and looks like we will be good to go once we have the event insurance taken care of and get our application in. it will take two months for processing, but everything looks good with that.

   I have been getting some positive responses from some companies that would like to help out with making this a fun match. I may post some names further down the road. I am still working on getting more. I have also been getting some people that are interested in helping with setting up running it and really just wanting to be involved along with lots of people who are interested in participating in this event.

   I have a friend who has access to a cnc plasma cutter and I dropped of some steel to him, once he gets a program In the mail he will have a bunch of shapes of animals that we can use for part of the targets. I am going to need to find some more steel. I am going to get some more of the 3/8" stuff this week and also pick up some 3/4" plywood for the larger targets we will have. I will need to try to find some decent 1/2" steel for our longer range targets where the larger more punishing calibers will be shot.

************One thing I am needing is a name for this match. Some of the stuff to keep in mind while thinking of one would be long range, hunting scenario with life sized animal targets (some with small precise areas on the target), we want to attract hunters that appreciate clean kills along with long range target shooters. The name of our website is longrangeshooter.com so think up something that sounds good. *************

******also we are going to have to start figuring out some dates to hold this match. with this we have to remember that the application takes 2 months to process so we won’t be doing anything in a month or probably even two, that puts us out at minimum may, also we won’t really be able to properly fill out the application with dates until we figure out a solid date. I would like to have a date figured out within two weeks by the latest. some time I would like to make this a bi annual event, but for the first time I would like to have a great turnout and see how everything goes before I try to plan a second match.******

If everyone interested could provide two good dates and/or a possible name for the match I would greatly appreciate it. This will get things rolling a bit better and also give us some info we will need for applications, sponsors to send things, people to plan this on their calendars.

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Re: long range shooting match
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 06:31:14 PM »
we have some good sponsors so far, should be some cool stuff for everyone that participates.



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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 10:20:52 AM »
well
                                     Long Range Shooter's 
                                            1st annual
                                     Sportsmans Challenge
will be held the 2nd of june     we are still working on the insurance and getting all of the targetsdone up. once the insurance is taken care of i will be finishing the flyer and getting it out to anyone who may be interested. if you e mail me at caleb@longrangeshooter.com i will add you to the participants list that i am making and when i have more info i will get it passed on.

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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 02:59:50 PM »
This sounds like a great event. I will be emailing you to get siged up
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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 10:26:37 PM »
got it thanks


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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 06:18:31 PM »
got our first box from a sponsor today they should start rolling in

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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 02:33:08 PM »
Keep us posted!

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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 07:57:29 PM »
got a box today also but it was my vortex viper pst i have been waiting for.

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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 08:38:14 PM »
This sounds awesome. I have wanted to attend one of these for some time now.

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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 09:10:31 PM »
keep watching this thread and eventually i will post more info.  or you can e mail me and ill put you on my participant list and then send you updates as soon as i have some

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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2012, 09:41:15 PM »
got a box from another sponsor   some people are gonna get some bullets

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Re: long range shooting match ( sportsman's challenge )
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 07:10:34 AM »
I'm keeping my eyes on this. Sounds like a good time
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