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Shoot Descriptions

The below is a general run down of how the yearly shoots generally run. Ray Barquin generally sticks to the same setup year-by-year, but he can slightly change it up from time-to-time.

Ham Shoot

This event is open to the public.

Target(s):

The target is a paper target with a pig drawn on it. Target is placed around 20 yards out.

Goal:

Each participant gets to shoot one shotgun round at their provided individual target. There are up to 10 participants per round. The person with the best pattern wins a Ham (Generally to pick up at Oliver’s Supermarket). The buy in per round is $3. Shotgun shells are provided in the cost. Participants generally shoot 12 Gauge, but 20 Gauge is also available.

What to bring:

12 or 20 Gauge Shotgun of your choice. If you don’t have one, someone at the event will allow you to shoot theirs for the round. 

Center Fire Pistol Shoot

This event is open to club members.

Target(s):

The targets are steel plates of varying shapes at varying distances (usually 25-50 yards)

Goal:

Each participant gets his/her turn to shoot. You are timed and you have to hit designated targets (generally 30 seconds). Each round is 10 shots and there are 5 rounds. In the event of a tie, a tie breaker round will occur between the select individuals.

What to bring:

Your own center fire pistol, ammo (minimum 50 rounds, always bring extra) and two magazines. Because you are shooting at steel plates, you are only allowed to use LEAD nose ammo (Anything harder will damage the targets). If you have trouble getting it, the head range officer may be able to arrange for it. Scopes are allowed.

.22 Pistol Shoot

This event is open to club members.

Target(s):

The targets are steel plates of varying shapes at varying distances (usually 25-50 yards)

Goal:

Each participant gets his/her turn to shoot. You are timed and you have to hit designated targets (generally 30 seconds). Each round is 10 shots and there are 5 rounds. It will be necessary to change magazines during the round.  In the event of a tie, a tie breaker round will occur between the select individuals. Scopes are allowed.

What to bring:

Your own magazine fed .22 Pistol ammo (minimum 50 rounds, always bring extra) and two magazines. Because you are shooting at steel plates, do not use ammo that might damage them.

.22 Pistol & Rifle Shoot

This event is open to club members.

Target(s):

The targets are steel plates of varying shapes at varying distances (usually 25-50 yards)

Goal:

Each participant gets his/her turn to shoot. You are timed and you have to hit designated targets (generally 30 seconds). Each round is 10 shots and there are generally 5 rounds. It will be necessary to change magazines and/or guns during the round.  In the event of a tie, a tie breaker round will occur between the select individuals.

What to bring:

Your own magazine fed .22 Pistol, .22 Rifle, ammo (minimum 50 rounds, always bring extra) and two magazines for each gun. Because you are shooting at steel plates, do not use ammo that might damage them. Scopes are allowed.

Strachan Shoot

This event is open to club members.

Target(s):

Paper targets and clay pigeons

Goal:

Each participant gets his/her turn to shoot. This is a 3 gun shoot (pistol, rifle shotgun). They are shot in 3 separate rounds. One round you will be allowed to shoot 10 pistol rounds at a paper target at a set distance. The second round you will be allowed to shoot 10 rifle rounds at a provided paper target.  The last round you will need to use your shotgun to shoot at 10 clay pigeons.

What to bring:

Your choice of a pistol, rifle and shotgun. (1 of each required)

General Recommendations

Always bring extra ammo. For those who use battery operated scopes, have spare batteries on hand (They die when you least expect).

Turkey Shoot

This event is open to the public.

Target(s):

The target is a paper target with a Turkey drawn on it. Target is placed around 20 yards out.

Goal:

Each participant gets to shoot one shotgun round at their provided individual target. There are up to 10 participants per round. The person with the best pattern wins a Turkey (Generally to pick up at Oliver’s Supermarket). The buy in per round is $3. Shotgun shells are provided in the cost. Participants generally shoot 12 Gauge, but 20 Gauge is also available.

What to bring:

12 or 20 Gauge Shotgun of your choice. If you don’t have one, someone at the event will allow you to shoot theirs for the round.