Long Nine Long Range Rifle Match Schedule for 2017
Sunday July 16, 2017
Registration 8:30 a.m.
Sunday Oct 15, 2017
Registration 8:30 a.m.
We’ll start at 9 a.m. shooting paper. You get 12 shots and 10 will count. They will be scored according to the area on the target one hits. You can shoot bench or sticks at 100 yards and bench at 200 yards. Max ammo for the match will be 24 rounds. This will apply to both the July match and October match.
Lever-actions guns will be allowed, but they must be period and no ARs. Lead bullets of course. Calibers allowed will be all the old-fashioned ones. 40-60, 40-65, 40-82, 45-70, 45-75, 45-90, 45-110, 45-120, 50-95, etc….
The 30-30 is also acceptable because Winchester’s 1894 was considered a big-bore hunting gun. No 30-06.
There will be a small fee of $5 because we must give money to Lefthanders Gun Club for using its range.
Long Range Rifle Match
Rifle caliber – usual calibers (45-70, 45-90, 45-110, 38-55, 30-30), iron or peep sights
Lever or single-shot
Rifle caliber-100, 200 yards
Each stage-5 minutes per shooter for ten shots
Match Directors are Lemon Drop Kid and Don Jorge
LONG NINE LONG RANGE RIFLE SHOOTING
Shooting will be split into Rifle caliber at 100 and 200 yards and awards will be presented.
Equipment should follow the SASS rules, copied from the handbook below.
LONG RANGE (OR PRECISION) RIFLE
SASS long range or precision rifle competition is different than main match rifle competition with more emphasis placed on precision shooting at longer ranges, with time being a secondary scoring factor. Scoring for these matches is determined by the number of hits, with either of two methods used to break ties. At the match director’s option, either total time used to shoot the required number of shots or a shoot-off may be used to break ties.
BASIC EQUIPMENT RULES FOR THE LONG RANGE COMPETITIONS
• Front barrel sights may vary from simple blades to period hooded wind gauge designs using interchangeable sight inserts and having a spirit level mounted integral with the sight or sight base.
• Rear sights must either be open iron sights mounted on the barrel or original style tang or stock wrist mounted peep sights. Long range rear barrel mounted sights of the flip-up ladder type may use a peephole drilled through the sliding sight leaf. An example of this is the various ladder type sights used on the Springfield trapdoors.
• Optical and receiver mounted sights are not allowed.
• “Rifle Caliber” competition rifles must use traditional, period, rimmed cartridges. No cartridge chambered for use in any SASS approved main match revolver or rifle may be used in the “Rifle Caliber” competition, except the .56-50. Thus, .30-30 (.30 WCF), .38-55 Marlin & Ballard, .43 Spanish, or .45-70 Government cartridges are legal, while a .375 Winchester, .444 Marlin, .32-20, or .44-40 are not legal.
• Regardless of category or caliber, bullets used in long range and precision rifle matches must be made of pure lead or lead alloy having a plain base, gas checked, or paper patched configuration.
Lever Action Rifles used in long range matches, whether revolver or rifle calibers, must be originals or replicas of rifles manufactured during the period from approximately 1860 until 1899. Lever or slide action, tubular feed, exposed hammer rifles or carbines are allowed, providing they are in safe working condition.
Single Shot and Buffalo Single Shot firearms must be originals or replicas of single shot rifles manufactured during the period from approximately 1860 until 1899. All rifles MUST have exposed hammers. The caliber and cartridge rules for the “Rifle Caliber” firearms noted above under basic rules also apply to Single Shot and Buffalo Single Shot rifles with the exception Buffalo Single Shot rifles must be .375″ bore size or larger.
Buffalo Single Shot competition has further restrictions requiring original or replica rifles to be a design of U.S. manufacture. Spring-loaded ejectors are also prohibited, except for Springfield Trapdoor Rifles.