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Missing Anything for First Comp?

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by jwrowland77, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    you should only need about 15 MOA to get to 600. no need for a 20MOA base.

    it's been a while so i may be misremembering the rules, but usually when there are only a couple shooters in a division (such as Any rifle/Any sight, as opposed to Any rifle / Iron sights) they just dump those guys in with the other division.

    i think they do the same for classes like expert, marksman, sharpshooter so if you are a marksman you normally compete against other marksman, but if you're the only one, you'd get put in another class.
  2. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    Yeah, it's usually in the match program that if there are less then 5 shooters in a class/division, the match director will combine until he has at least 5 to have a class/division award.

    Not enough Marksmen, they'll combine them with Sharpshooters. Still not enough, then they'll comine those two with Experts.

    By the way, you'll be starting out competing with the Master class until you get your classification.
  3. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 Well-Known Member

    Cool. I was wondering where I would start out.

    So do the NRA keep up with this, or do I need to get a notebook and keep track of it myself? I assume, the match director will send in something to the NRA to help keep track of my classification.
  4. Nwflycaster

    Nwflycaster Well-Known Member

    If you do really enjoy it and want to get further into it and are only looking at prone and not across the course stuff. When you purchase a jacket you wont really need one of the upper end jackets as they are more for multi position shooters and are stiffer than you need for prone.

    If I only shot prone I would look for a jacket that had really good elbow padding as well as gripping and also had a sling keeper so the sling wont slide down your arm as you're shooting.

    Everyone's different but that's what I would do.

    Shooters are a good bunch of guys and I'm sure you would easily find people that would let you try on their jackets and sling up to see what you liked the best.
  5. Nwflycaster

    Nwflycaster Well-Known Member

    Yes, the match director will send in the info to the NRA, but it's a good idea to keep records yourself and add pertinent info. Like your MOA adjustments for each range, wind, temps, scores, and shot placement. plus any notes you may want to look at for future reference.

    It comes in handy to look back at.
  6. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    The match director will send the scores into the NRA, and the NRA will send you a classification card once you have enough rounds to earn your classification.

    If Memphis runs the Mid-range matches as 3x600s (three, 20 round matches in a day), you'll have enough rounds for record at the end of your second time out to get classified.
  7. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    you will need to be an NRA member. the match director will need your NRA member number to submit your scores.

    i agree with the flycaster post above re: not needing a high end jacket just for prone
  8. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 Well-Known Member

    Sweet. I'll have to go look for the classification break down.

    I'm not looking to do any good my first several times out, like the first 10 times out. I'm mainly looking to gain experience, learn about reading conditions out to that distance and just plain having fun shooting. I've shot plenty of rounds out to 200 yards and plenty of deer and hogs from 5-200yds, I'm doing this to give me a new challenge and to better my marksmanship. If I do good...great, if I do bad...well, it's better than sitting at home on my 6. I'd take a bad day of shooting over a good day of just about anything else. If I could make a living reloading and shooting I would
  9. twofifty

    twofifty Well-Known Member

    a few more things to bring along:

    - insect repellent
    - eyeglass cleaner.
    - basic first aid should you cut yourself.
    - a few basic 'smithing tools like hex wrenches, screwdrivers.
    - cleaning kit w rod, patches, solvent.
    - gun lube.
    - ball cap.
    - clothes for a change in the weather.
    - fresh socks to change into for the drive home.
    - spotting scope & tripod ?
  10. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    And all the skill you can muster....
  11. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 Well-Known Member

    LOL...only experience I have is, deer and hog hunting in Arkansas, and military...it probably won't be very pretty my first several times out. LOL... But I'm gonna give my all.

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