Monday, March 26, 2018

MARCH 24th LRC #1 Results

LRC's first match of the 2018 Season is in the books! We had a great first venue with winds from 5-20mph and temps starting around 31 and peaking at 40' F. Barely a drop of rain fell even though other parts of MT got hammered with rain and snow.

Big thanks again to our fine MT based facility/event sponsors:
  montanametalart.com Provided our trophies!! Thanks Cam!
  bigskyrv.com LRC Logistics/Mover Support Thanks Donavon!
  Mountain Tactical Logistics/Mover Support Thanks Jason!
  Dayspring Restoration, Logistics/Mover Support Thanks Mark!
  Harrison Gear, Prizes/Swag for all of 2017! Thanks Daniel!

Now to the match results:
(note we will be updating this to include station scores and photos when time allow's)

Precision Class: We had 26 Competitors in this class

Carl Ross            87
Grant Urick         78
Casey Ming        77
Brent Wood        75
Jerrod Winderl   70
Don Schmidt      66
Donavon F          65
James Garner      65
Jarred Toelke      64
Phillip Larson     60
Oliver L              59
Steven K             58
Chris Gittings     57
Levi Keyes         55
Seth Gibson        54   Nov-R
Seth McAnally   54   Nov
Andy Becker      51   Nov-R
Jeff Jones           46   Nov-R
Jason Olson       42   Nov
Dillon Kouf       40   Nov-R
Chris Sinclair    39   Nov-R
Jesse Johnson    36
Luke Griffis       35  Nov-R
Uriel Utter         35  Nov
Mike Morris      30  Nov-Senior
Brian Pulver      9    Nov-Senior
MD Glen D.      65  (non-compete)

HUNTER CLASS: We had 8 competitors in hunter

Jarrod Miller     27
Tyler Wood       26
Lane Meeks      23
Hank Fabich     20
Brad P              15
Ed Peretti         15
Brandon Fabich 9
Ryan Burger      3


Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 LRC FINAL SEASON STANDINGS

Final Tallied Season Precision Class Scores. See Below For Hunter Standings.
These should all be complete and correct now!
Precision Class Season Standings. TOTAL SCORE IS THE TOTAL OF YOUR TOP 3 SCORES ADDED TOGETHER. YOUR FINALE SCORE IS ADDED TO THIS TOTAL TO DETERMINE YOUR YEAR END PLACEMENT. Right of score is indicated for Novice Class and Senior Class. Under Season Totals all scores shifted right had a Finale score added in!

Congrats to our Series Top Finishers Carl Ross 1st, Brandon St. Clair 2nd and Seth Berglee 3rd!
We did not get a photo with Brandon as he was fighting the Flu (Fever/Chills) during and after the Finale!
Carl, his Trophy and a 50% off LRC Membership Certificate!

Seth, his season Trophy and Harrison Gear Break!



Below is Prior to Finale Match!





HUNTER CLASS: Your highest match score was used to determine your current season placement going into the Finale. This plus your Finale score determined season placements. 
Well Done Tyler Wood! At 12 years old this young man is an up and comer! I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more from him. There is a lot of potential talent from many of these hunter class shooters this last season, hopefully some will step up and join the precision class ranks for this next year!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 LRC Club Series Finale & Results

LRC Montana’s FIELD PRACTICAL RIFLE
“INDIVIDUAL SEIRES FINALE”
Jerrod Winderl pulled of the Double!! He scored Rookie of the Year and 3rd at the Finale! That's a pretty strong start to his FPR Shooting Carrier.
Match Sponsors List: Remember to support the companies that support us everyone!! 
Big thanks to:

http://defiancemachine.com 2 50% off Deviant Action Certificates!

http://www.montanametalart.com for 8 simply amazing trophies! http://mtprecisioncoatings.com/index.php added a touch of their hydro graphics to the Finale Precision Class Trophies!


http://www.harrisongear.com 1 Harrison Gear E-Break and one Standard Break along with cool Swag!!

http://www.acelatruck.com For the use of their awesome Monterra Plow truck to keep access open to LRC and for shuttling shooters from stage 8 back to 1!!
ONSQUARE GUNSMITHING LLC 322 N 7TH ST, LIVINGSTON, MT 59047 (406) 581-3555. $150 Labor Certificate!

https://www.bigskyrv.com Donavon is providing a raffle prize that I will be drawing for one of the RO’s that helped us out this match! 

http://www.aemprecision.com 40 round ammo wallet for prize table. Offering awesome gear and rifle work for the precision shooter!
https://tikkaperformance.com Mountain Tactical Company. LRC & Mover Support

https://calldayspring.com Dayspring Restoration. LRC & Mover Support

http://www.willplumb.com Williams Civil Construction. LRC Infrastructure Support!!

http://www.bragginrightsguns.com LRC Logistics/Range Support. RO Help and LRC Match/Training Coordination!
Has Joined Forces with Demaray Rifle Works to provide custom rifle work and training to Montana!

Thank you everyone for helping LRC Montana to have another successful season in 2017!! and hope to see many of you at the first club match of 2018 on March 24th!
Peter Kneip w His 1st Place Trophy & Benchmark BBLs Certificate!

Finale Results
PRECISION CLASS RESULTS: Note that the 3way tie for 2nd was broke using First: The most high stage scores(Owen had 3) Second: The total points made on the 4 stages with wind being a significant factor. (For field shoots wind skill is high val) These stages were 2, 3, 4 and 7 (Jerrod edged out Carl for 3rd with 41 points vs 27). With out the tie breaker stage being run the one point scoring system was limited in separating several groups of tied competitors. I will definitely be looking to see how complicated it is in practice score to add 2pts for first round impacts!

Owen with 2nd place Trophy and Defiance Certificate

Hunter Class Results: Gongrats to Tyler Wood on a very solid performance and our very own Cameron Marcoux(Our very skilled trophy maker!!) for showing us how its done!







WHEN:         Feb 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM
     WHERE:       LRC Facility, Three Forks Montana
COST:           $80 Hunter and Precision Classes

ROUND COUNT: 103 Rounds Precision Class and 53 Rounds for the Hunter Class.
Caliber/Rifle restrictions: Rifle of 300 Winchester Magnum or smaller < 3200 fps.
TARGETS: Reactive steel of known distances between 100 yards and 1200 yards (700 for Hunters).
AWARDS: Will consist of Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Precision Class and Top Hunter for the match it’s self! Season Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Series Champions, Top Hunter of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Senior of the Year!!
The Sponsor Prizes will be limited. At this time Defiance is on board for a 50% off receiver certificate, Benchmark Barrels 50% off barrel cert and Harrison Gear Muzzle breaks and Swag.
Registration/Payment via website http://www.lrcmontana.com/registration/
Contact: Glen Demaray Telephone 406-581-7766

Email Jack.inc.mt@gmail.com
All Match Details Below:
                            
MATCH GOAL
Provide FPR Shooters a challenging yet fun COF that will both improve their practical marksmanship skills while having a great time with other likeminded people.

Course of Fire (COF): 
Long rifles only, bolt or gas, shooters choice. (No Pistols)
There are 8 distinct shooting stations spread out along a main draw line with the shooting lane across into sage draws/ravines stopping just short of a plateau-top. Each station will be marked by a steel post and a numbered marker panel to aid in station ID.
Each Shooter will be given a # based on order of sign up. Shooters will be put in squads of 4-6 that will move together through the course of fire. Squads will be pre-selected by the MD (match director).
Every station will have at least one designated Station RO. RO may request assistance from any competitor not actively shooting the station.
*Note: This is an individual match and as such no coaching/spotting or feedback will be allowed from the other competitors while experienced shooters are shooting on the clock. However RO’s can give feedback to Hunters/Novice/Senior shooters under time if they so request. RO’s will be instructed to only call IMPACT to indicate a scoring hit; otherwise no confirmation will be made. (See LRC Event Rules – Definitions for clarification on Experienced and Novice Classifications)

MOVEMENT
BEFORE ANY RIFLE CAN LEAVE THE SHOOTING LINE THE RO MUST CONFIRM COMPETITOR’S CHAMBER IS EMPTY AND FIRING PIN IS SNAPPED DOWN! At this point shooter may move and ground rifle in the RO’s designated safe location, muzzle up at all times. After completing a station each squad will need to move to the next station to the left (west). During this movement all rifles need to be carried muzzle up, down or in scabbard pack (like Eberlestock). There will be a shotgun start with squads on each station to increase efficiency. A staging line will be set up behind the first station where squads ready to start the course will wait. In order to help station RO’s from distractive & excess noise, please hold your squads back 25 yards when stacking up occurs at a station. Move up only once previous squad has completed all shooting at that station.


TARGETS
All stations will have 2 posts from 5-20 yards out designating the pie shaped target engagement area. All targets will be painted Black, White, Light Blue or Yellow alternating every station to limit confusion. A few target engagement zones may overlap, thus the alternating colors.

TARGET RANGING
Most targets can be ranged with any device, electronic or otherwise and will be of known distance. Target distances will vary between approx. 100 yards and 1200 yards. Non-electronic Stations require all targets to be reticle ranged with out the use of phones, calculators or Kestrels. UKD stations, unless designated non-electronic, may be ranged with any device.
        
ENGAGEMENT 
There will be a marked area about 5 yards wide that must be shot from within (Arms reach either side of post); any questions on this should be directed to the station RO’s, as props will create variations to this rule. When competitor comes to the shooting line they must ground their rifle with bipod down or over a pack and bag may be placed under but of rifle. NO PRE-SIGHTING OR POSITION BUILDING WILL BE PERMITED PRIOR TO STAGE TIME! Shooters will start standing 4+ feet behind rifles/gear and have one minute to confer with RO on engagement order and target locations. Internal box mags can be pre loaded and DB mags inserted but bolt must be open and back.
Note: RO’s will give a brief description of target locations to the whole squad upon their arrival to each station. (Except blind stations)
The closest target will be the first target engaged at the station and each team will continue to engage all targets at the station from near to far, no exceptions. EXAMPLE: On station #1 shooter engages first target at 590 yards with 2 rounds, then engages second at 640 yards, then 3rd at 860 yards and so on.
        
TIME LIMITS
Total time allowed will be 3-6 minutes depending on station.  


We want all shooters to help keep the match moving efficiently. The time will be set based off an average experienced shooter engaging the stages at a leisurely pace though a few will certainly challenge all! 

SCORING (stage dependent)
RO must be on the same target as shooter and witness the hit to score it- communication with the ROs will be critical!!

*All hits are worth one point. Each target must be engaged with a minimum of two rounds. Be sure to review each stage COF to be sure!!

FIREARM AND CALIBER RESTRICTIONS:
-Limited to 300wm or smaller with a maximum velocity of 3200 fps. Exceptions may be made on an    individual basis, contact DRW/LRC to ask.

GEAR LIMITATIONS:
Come prepared to shoot in positions other than prone, as there will be some positional requirements. Supports such as shooting sticks, tripods and bipods that exceed 15” fully extended will be allowed on a very limited basis!! This means certain stations will not allow their use and others will be run what you brung! Each shooter may have 2 support bags, one rear and one general support bag. These bags should be no larger 12”x10”x6”. Backpacks will almost always be allowed as rifle and or positional support.

OTHER MATCH DETAILS/RULES
Any feedback is always greatly appreciated, as we want all to have the best experience possible!
* Station Scores will be compiled as quickly as possible.
* There will be a staging area marked out for competitors to unpack and ground their rifles upon arrival to the match property. All rifles will remain in their travel cases until placed in the staging area with muzzle pointed in a safe direction. (Not sure of a safe direction? Find an RO or ask another competitor before handling your rifle). If no case is available please carry rifle muzzle up until it is safely grounded. At the staging area your rifle may be removed from case and grounded with Bolt or Action open (chamber flags appreciated). No further handling of rifle will be allowed until match begins.
* Match will start with a shooter's meeting at 7:30 am to maximize daylight and provide ample time for Awards presentation and socializing. Expect at least a 30minute Safety and COF review prior to any match start (Live Fire).
* This is Montana in February!! Dress appropriately. Be prepared for any weather conditions. It most likely will be cool/cold and Windy!!
* Bring your own Snacks/water. We will have water at most stations so stay hydrated!


Match Schedule:

Friday Feb. 2nd   
The range will be closed until 6PM for Range Officer (RO) train up. Those shooters camping at LRC may enter the gate but must heed the caution tape and not cross due to live fire usage by the ROs. 

Saturday the 3rd  (Match day)
6:00AM-7AM: Shooter Check-in. Competitors must pre-register and pay on the website for this event!

7:30-8: Shooters Meeting (Will most likely be Twilight!)
8:00-8:15: Movement to initial stations. 
8:15-12:00: Range is hot

Lunch will be a grab as you walk by and take a warm up break in the Wall Tent! The St. Clairs’ have Again offered warm food and a warm tent!! Part of your entry costs go to cover this food! Thanks Rachel and Brandon!

12:00-3:30PM: Range is hot
3:30-4:30: Scoring Compilation
5:00-8:00: Dinner, socializing and Awards 
6:30PM: Match complete, however social hour will continue till 8pm.


-Shooting Bags: 
Two total and no larger than 12”x10”x 6”
 Any other gear restrictions will be stage dependent.

-Food and Water:
Bring a good water bottle. Bottled water will be available in tent and at the some of the stations. Cold and windy is the forecast so prepare accordingly.
Some warm lunch will be provided, but still bring any snacks needed to keep up your focus and energy while on the course.
We are planning a basic dinner (probably burgers/chips and Salad). Directions will be provided once a location for this meal and Awards presentation has been finalized.
             
Registration: 
This is currently live at lrcmontana.com/registration/
Registered Shooters will receive their Course Booklet PDF via email on Wednesday the 31st  and a Course Booklet hardcopy at match check-in Saturday.

Camping:
Dry camping is available on site. No running water is available.

SAFETY
SAFETY FIRST!! KNOW YOUR MUZZLE DIRECTION AT ALL TIMES!! SWEEPING ANYONE WITH YOUR MUZZLE WILL BE GROUNDS FOR AN IMMEDIATE MATCH DQ!!!! Magazines must be removed from rifle and no loaded internal mags when rifles are not on the active shooting line.
*Hearing and eye protection must be worn by all shooters and Range Officers. Exceptions to eye protection only for active spotters.
**Accidental Discharges of any kind will be grounds for immediate match DQ!! A DQ’d shooter will be allowed to accompany your squad for the remainder of match but will not be able to handle any firearm. This is done to EMPHASIZE how crucial it is not to send any rounds over the backstops and into/over the buffer zone!! There is potential for human activity because buffer zone ends approx.  850 yards past furthest targets to north.
                                   


RANGE OFFICERS
Any disagreements with an RO will be noted by that RO and brought to the attention of the Match Director (MD) at the end of the match. At NO TIME will confrontational behavior be tolerated!! This would be grounds for an immediate match DQ and removal from match property. Any grievances should be brought directly to the MD at the completion of the match. RO’s will use enhanced hearing protection to maximize communication!
ANY ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGES MUST BE RECORDED!! MAKE NOTE OF THE EXACT DIRECTION ROUND WAS FIRED AND APPROXIMATE ANGLE AND TIME AD OCCURRED!