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PBR - Genl' Information
« on: August 10, 2015, 12:01:05 AM »
Introduction
“Precision Bolt Rifle” is designed specifically for the Bolt Action Shooter, and we welcome new shooters who are interested in participating in the sport.

Equipment - Rifle
Experienced enthusiasts usually run custom built bolt action rifle with a heavy barrel and detachable magazine system, these are best suited for our match. A hunting rifle with decent optics can be competitive at the short ranges of WEGC and is a good way to test yourself. Semi-autos are allowed, such as the AR-15 Type Platform with optics, M1A Rifle with optics etc.

Most experienced competitors shoot low recoil, high BC bullets in standard short action actions. Typical cartridges include: 6.5 Creedmoor, 6 Creedmoor, 6.5X47 Lapua, 6mm Lapua and other similar cartridges. Some competitors shoot .308 Win, .223 Win, we often award top .308 because their performance in wind and drop is about 40% below that of the other cartridges mentioned.

A few competitors have brought .300 win mag, however competitors shooting this cartridge may sit out some stages (and zero them) due to our rule of not breaking our steel. Larger calibers are not allowed, so no .338 Lapua, any of the Cheytac cartridges, 50BMG and the like. Same with 6.5 SAUM-4S. This is not allowed at our match, it will punch holes in our steel or break the poppers.

Max speed is 3150 fps for all calibers. I am considering adding a rule on momentum for the larger bullets that limits bullet weight X velocity to prevent damage to our steel.

Equipment - Optics
Experienced competitors nearly universally use First Focal Plane (FFP) scopes with a mil reticle and mil external adjustment knobs. This is referred to as mil-mil. Scopes of this type can be had from most major manufacturers, including: Nightforce, Vortex, Kahles, US Optics, Leupold, and many others that are less expensive than the top line equipment listed here. FFP scopes have the reticle magnify when the scope power is changed, so that the hash marks are always the same size relative to the target. We highly recommend using FFP scopes in mil-mil for our competition. Another reason is that since 99% of our competitors use mil-mil, helping out other shooters and calling corrections will always be in mils (not MOA) which makes communication easier.

Some shooters use 2nd focal plane scopes, this is the common hunting style of scope used in the United States. The reticle stays the same size when the scope power is changed. In the case of hash marks used for ranging, the hash marks are only accurate at one power, typically around the highest power of the scope. The downside of this arrangement is being locked into high magnification in order to have accurate holdovers or wind corrections relative to the reticle. Also, when looking for targets during a transition, it is much easier to find targets at low power and zoom in if needed. However this takes time and at low power the holdovers and wind corrections relative to the reticle are wrong.

We recommend scopes with 10X or higher top end. Most experienced competitors run stages around 8 to 12X. Some will run at 15X or so. On rare occasions it is helpful to have a bit more power, for instance if you have to read a playing card to shoot your card.

COF Examples
This match is designed to make the Bolt or Semi-Auto Rifleman more proficient and confident shooter with the various COF’s (Course of Fire). We typically shoot at steel targets and score by Impact only. If you miss, no call is provided, and no help is provided. The competitor is responsible for spotting their own shots and correcting their misses. Typical Courses Of Fire can be found by reviewing AAR's of previous matches.

We shoot on the 4th Saturday of the month and check in begins at 0730 and we begin at 0830 at one of the firing lines, typically the long range pads in the new upper area just past the gate and East of the main range. Our normal target engagements range anywhere from 70 to 300+ yards and the match usually concludes between 1300-1400.

Cost is $20.00 per entry and 60 to 70 rounds is the average round count and there are usually 6-8 stages under par times. Some stages are fired for precision with a longer par time element and others are done under a shorter par time element. We also fire from various shooting positions, however many times from the prone position. Rear sandbags and other support such as tripods and bags are allowed and may be restricted or allowed for certain COF's depending on the stage.

Safety is paramount at West End Gun Club, all club safety rules will be recognized and enforced as well as any other safe firearms procedure rules. Please bring a chamber flag with your rifle.

The primary focus is to make you a better shooter with your rifle, so this match is a great way to practice those techniques that improve your Bolt or Semi-Auto Rifle skills.

For further information please contact:
Precision Bolt Rifle
pbr@wegc.org
Director – Aaron Gifford
951-226-6768
« Last Edit: February 08, 2022, 11:19:58 AM by thegiff »
Precision Bolt Rifle Director pbr@wegc.org 951-226-6768

 

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