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Cavalry Arms 3Gun Match Report 2005

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  1. Zak Smith

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    To save time, I left the pictures as links. Just click on them to see.

    2005 Cavalry Arms 3Gun Match Report

    2004 Report here: http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=18237&hl=

    Cavalry Arms put on a great 3Gun match in Waco TX this year. Pretty much all the problems from the match's first year (2004) were addressed. This year we had good stages, good organization, fair and clear scoring, and good weather.

    The original schedule was to start at noon on Friday, shoot 4 stages, then come back at night for the kill-house stage; start 8AM Saturday, shoot another 4 stages and finish up any kill-house shooters at night; and then finish up Sunday morning. Because of the moderate turn-out, great RO's, and good stage workers, my squad - Trooper - finished a total of 7 stages Friday, and shot the rest Saturday morning. The rest of the time was spent shooting some L.R. side-matches and basically screwing around. We shot every stage ahead of schedule, and finished the match a full day ahead of schedule.

    Stages:

    Weak Hand / Wounded: Retrieve unloaded pistol, load and engage two plate racks from behind table weak hand only.

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    Hose-Fest: Starting with chamber-empty pistol, shotgun, and rifle on table, engage a set of pistol, shotgun, and rifle targets.

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    Escape: Starting locked in a cage, retrieve key, unlock door, pick up shotgun to engage at least 5 plate, then retrieve pistol to engage the rest.

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    Zombies: Using rifle, pistol, and/or shotgun, engage a field of "zombie" targets. Only headshots count.

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    Shot-goonery: Using shotgun, engage a field of stationary pigeons, at least one from behind each barricade, and shoot one slug target from behind each of the 5 barricades.

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    Chopper: Starting from inside the chopper, the shooter engaged 6 steel plates @ 140 yards, then could shoot a huge array of paper targets with rifle (inside the chopper) or pistol (outside). He then ran forward about 50 yards to engage a some small autopoppers with pistol. He then retrieved a dummy and carrier it on the supplied Kifaru pack, back to the chopper. After the dummy was in the chopper, he re-engaged the steel targets with rifle.

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    Kill-house

    The kill-house was started well after dark, with torches illuminating its outside. The shooter started with a loaded handgun and provided shotgun loaded with 2 rounds. He breached the MGM breaching door and shot the extra round of birdshot. He then drew his pistol, used whatever light he brought, and located and engaged whatever "shoot" targets he found in the house.

    Here are pictures taken shooting it the next day for fun with a subgun-

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    300 yard stage. Rifle, 120 seconds, 60 rounds, 300 yards, B27 target.

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    Condition White: Starting with cleaning rod in unloaded pistol, engage two triple droppers and two stars. Then retrieve unloaded rifle from locked case and engage an array of paper.

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    X's or O's: based on a coin flip, engage all the white OR brown cardboard with rifle or pistol, must shoot at least one of each.

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    The bolt gun side match shot at 600, 800, 900, and 1000 yards

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    Some Troopers--

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    Trooper gear "out of play"

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    Some bloodied-

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    Bunch of rifles
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    ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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    One of the match staff kept referring to himself as the "Dungeon
    Master"

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    Benny Hill was HOA and won Tactical Scope
    Pat Kelly was 2nd tactical and 2nd overall(iirc)
    Alex Wakal won Open
    Zak Smith won trooper class
    Bob Hodge won tactical iron
    Mel Kuhn was 2nd tactical iron



    All pics here: http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/TV3G-2005/
     
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    HOLEY pants Zak! Is that an M249 I spy!?
     
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    Affirmative on the SAW.

    In Trooper Class, shooters could bring whatever and how many guns they wanted as long as they carried them the whole way.

    Alan put together 3 minute video with a bunch of MG and subgun action from the match--
    http://www.machineguntours.com/movies/tigervalley05m.mov
     
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    Looks like a cool match!

    What kind of pistol were you shooting? Double stack 1911?

    Also, are you able to change out what optics you want on your rifle between stages, or does it have to stay 'as is' in some way?
     
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    I shot my SV "Limited" 40. Double-stack, 20+1.

    In Trooper Class, you could shoot whatever you wanted for guns and change the configurations whenever you wanted, as long as you carried everything with you. Several guys took extra rifles or a subgun.

    I brought one AR15, an extra fire control group, then had an EOTech and a TA11 ACOG on Larue mounts to switch depending on the stage. I also have a DocterSight mounted on the rail at 1:30'o'clock for hosing when I want to use the TA11, but didn't use it at this match.
     
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    That video is just great. The M249 was surprisingly quick, did you get any trigger time on it? And was that a short barrel SIG mg?
     
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    I didn't shoot the M249 down there, 'cause I can do it almost any time here anyway.

    Besides the MP5, all the subguns and assault rifles were of the M16 pattern. The 10" M16 had a POF piston upper on it.

    -z
     
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    Cool, how is it? I got to hande one but have never fired it. I found it very pointable and surprisingly light for a machine gun.

    Was that a 40 round mag in the 10" M16? Something about it just looks different.
     
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    Yup, the SAW doesn't move very much and is shoulder-shootable for most people.

    I believe it was a 40 round mag.
     
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