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therealld
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October 30, 2019 17:15:33  

First notice: May 17, 2020 is the date for the Second Annual Western National Long Range Airgun Shoot here in Temecula!

The inaugural last year was a big success. I hope this one will be bigger and better! I'm extending the shooting line (last year we had four shooters per relay, but with some work and planning, we can have as many as nine shooters on the line at once .... allowing more shooters to fire more relays for more fun.

The distance will remain 115 yards, as will the .22 cal max and pellets only rule, but this time bipods and magazines will be allowed. Don't bother with high cap mags though, as shots per relay will still be limited. I'm raising the shooting wall height to about three feet improve target visibility and shooter comfort, but it will remain shallow enough so the rifle buttstock must be supported solely by the shooters body. Shooting from low stools is ok.

Camping sites will be available and you can sight in the day before, and when your relay times allow. There will again be a separate sighting area with identical distance and similar winds available adjacent the main range.

I'll have entry forms soon.

LD


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therealld
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December 25, 2019 22:33:24  

I will soon have some concrete benches to fire off on last year's line, so we may have more than just a low wall to fire from.  Still bipods and hand supported butstock, but might be able to support hand or wrist on bench at rear.


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Wayne Burns
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February 8, 2020 19:15:56  

Hey LD, 

The AirGun Oregon team will be coming again.  That was lots of fun last year!!

This time most of the team will not be bringing $300 rigs to compete with the Daystates and the like:-)

 

So, we plan on being closer to the winners circle:-) or who knows?

Wayne


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therealld
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March 8, 2020 18:02:25  

Second Notice:   No Need for entry form, just let me know you are coming, and send ck or mo to me before cutoff date (for 10% discount) http://forums.delphiforums.com/bulldurham/messages/?msg=5648.1

Temecula Long Range Airgun Western National Championship event, May 17th, 2020

We plan on keeping the Temecula Challenge Tradition alive by making this an even more challenging and fun event than last year. To test your skills and shoot with some of the best, join us for a great weekend of competition and camaraderie.

You will be fed
Several nice meals will be provided as is our normal tradition but BYOB.

Match event
The match event will be an up to 40 shots (vs last year's 15 shots).   Otherwise will be similar to last year’s Long-Range Championship, including 115-yard clay targets.  But due to the high difficulty factors of last year, we now have actual benches and will allow use of bipods. 

Equipment:
Any safe airgun(s)* of .22 caliber or less firing pellets only (no slugs) and having an output of under 70fpe will be allowed.  No magazines will be used during the match, single load only.  Guns may have an attached bipod ahead of the trigger guard, or a sandbag may be used under the forend, but no rear support such as a monopod etc.

May 16, practice all day:
Practice for registered competitors, on Saturday between 8am and 5pm and the hour prior to the shoot on Sunday. Equipment may be inspected before you are allowed to sight in. Practice ONLY at the designated sight-in area or in the 51yd tunnel. (don't be a tunnel-hog, move along after a reasonable time if it’s backing up.

May 16, Air gun Swap event:
We will have an Airgun Swap event on Saturday afternoon like we did some did some years past, encouraging enthusiasts desiring to buy, swap, or sell their personal air guns, parts, and paraphernalia. The swap event will take place Saturday afternoon. Even non-competitors are encouraged to come on out and deal air guns. Please bring your own table. A small fee of $5.00 each will be assessed for table spaces (no stuff displayed except on tables or well away from garage/patio area. 

May 17, Match Day:
               Shooter's meeting and squadding, 9:00 am-9:20
 
               Match Start:  9:30 am

               Lunch: Est  1:30pm

               Cash Awards:   after Lunch, approximately 70% of all entry and other fees will be given out to top shooters 

Match Details:
- Relays of four to five shooters line up on the line according to squad instructions (shooters will switch benches each of the four relays)
             
- Shooters MUST be at their assigned bench in timely fashion or accrue penalty.

-Shooters will place ten pellets in the supplied holders at the bench, and use them for the relay, stopping when they are gone, or if cease fire is called.
              
 -On command, shooters will fire up to ten shots at their five clay pigeons (any order) and, once all are hit, the” clockstopper" (unless another competitor has already stopped the clock!).  

-When a marshal sees a competitor has cleaned all his targets, including the final "reduced" one, he will call Cease Fire.
 Normal range safety rules will apply.  Marshals will call hot and cold line.  Aiming or firing will only be allowed on the sighting range or the upper range with marshal present.

-Competitors may contest at the end of any relay, but not after the next relay has started.  Sometimes a clay will be pierced of seriously chipped (more than a pellets width damage), and it’s up to the shooter or his spotter to note it before the targets are serviced so the target setter can confirm.

-Scoring will be one point for each hit, plus tiebreaker points for a relay "clock stopper" target.

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Due to this event being held on private property with limited parking etc., Camping (dry only) spots will be limited, so reserve them early. Please don't ask to camp for the sake of camping *if you are not shooting. 

Last year’s winner, as well as some of his Az. buds say they are coming, as well as the Oregon gang, some NorCal sharpshooters, and several Temecula regulars. Hope to see some of you guys also.

We will limit the number of contestants to 30, so please confirm your intentions soon.
Entry Fee is $100 after the cutoff date.  Cutoff date is April 17.  Early payment received before cutoff is $90.

Send check to:

Larry Durham
38505 Overhill Rd.
Temecula, Ca.

(951) 375-6962  therealld6@yahoo.com


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therealld
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March 9, 2020 14:03:56  

Can you hit a raw egg at 115yds?  Thats the "clockstopper" target!


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scratchit
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March 9, 2020 19:52:12  
Posted by: @therealld

Can you hit a raw egg at 115yds?  Thats the "clockstopper" target!

Not intentionally !

 

 

 

attn admin:  why do the two posts I’ve thanked “not fit in the box”?  They scroll off the page beyond and through the side bars (iPad OS).


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therealld
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March 19, 2020 15:42:15  

Hang tight on sending in match fees til at least April 5th, so I can better decide on postponement due to to the Chung-Flue situation. Might need to reset to much later date.

Stay well you guys.

LD


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therealld
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April 2, 2020 18:20:43  

Sadly, the match is canceled for now. I’ll return fees received asap.

 

Sincerely,

 

LD


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