The event is February 5 and 6, 2021 with back-up dates of February 12 and 13 apply should the earlier dates be postponed due to hazardous driving conditions. Upon arrival you will sign a release and get your cabin assignment. Registration is $190, $95 now and $95 when you get here. It includes the event as well as a two night stay in the on site bunkhouses, T-shirt, Friday night pasta dinner, 6 a.m. breakfast and Saturday night steak dinner. There will also be a 6 a.m. cash breakfast Friday morning. Bunkhouses are without linens and towels, so bring your own. You may upgrade to a hillside cabin when you arrive andan $10 per night bunkhouse credit will be applied to your upgrade. Range Officers will pay half price and will run the course on Friday. Everybody is invited to come out as early as Thursday to become acclimated to our mile high elevation and to use the on site range to verify your zero. You can pay by credit card over the phone or mail us a check payable to Prude Ranch, P.O. 1907, Fort Davis, Tx 79734. It's $95 now and $95 when you arrive. We will offer a 4-man team award. Cost per team is $60 ($15 ea) payable on arrival.
Registration opens 10-1. Initial list of participants will be posted 11-1. Course of fire mid-December.
The course will be approximately 5 miles. This distance includes over 400 feet in elevation gain thru steep rocky terrain. There will be 8 stations.
70% of points will be based on your shooting and 30% on how fast you run the course. The shooting score will be determined by the elapsed time to hit all targets. Par times will be established prior to the event and individual station times may be adjusted. The time limit per station is 3 minutes.
The Range Officer will explain the course of fire at each station and solicit questions. On the command "make ready" you will insert magazine, chamber a round and put the firearm on safety. The clock starts on the command "go". Time waiting to begin a station along with your shoot time will be recorded by one of the Range Officers. You are encouraged to take your own stop watch to compare wait times with Range Officers. While traveling between stations the rifle must have an open chamber and no magazine inserted. This will be checked on arrival and departure at each station. Participants found carrying a loaded rifle will be disqualified. Pistols may be loaded, but they must remain holstered.
#1 Pistol only. Handguns must be in holster when move from point to point. 32 steel targets. Three to four movements required. Poppers must fall. All other steel is one hit each. Distances from 10 to 25 yards.
#2 Three stages. Rifle only. There are trees the shooter can use for a rest for each stage. The overall distance traveled will be approximately 70 yards. Stage one is two 12" square targets at 150 yards. Stage 2 is four targets at 50 yards, one target at 75 yards and one target at 100 yards. These targets are 10" discs. Stage 3 is two 13" x 22" silhouette targets at 200 and 220 yards. Ten hits total.
#3 Two stages. Rifle & pistol. The shooter will begin this stage from the right side of a rock dam. There are five targets at distances from 100 to 150 yards. Shooter will clear and lock open rifle before moving to the left side of the dam for the pistol stage. There are ten pistol targets ranging from 20 yards to 35 yards. Five rifle, 10 pistol.
#4 Four stages. Rifle only. These are high angle targets at an average of 125 yards. The first stage is a single 18" disc. Each of the remaining three stages consist of two targets requiring one hit each. Total distance traveled is approximately 100 yards. 7 hits required.
#5 Two stages. Rifle only. You are shooting from two positions (large rocks). Shooting is at a downward angle. The first two targets are at 250 and 300 yards. Shooter moves to a second rock and addresses the remaining 3 targets at 200 and 225 yards. One hit required on each. Targets are 8" wide and 10" tall. 5 hits required.
#6 One stage. Rifle. On command “Go”, shooter advances a short distance to the rock outcropping and addresses two targets @200 yards, two @325 yards, and two @400 yards. Most shooters fire from kneeling while using the rock formation for a rest. Target sizes are approximately 12" square @ 200 yd 13" x 22" silhouette @ 325 yd and 23" x 19" dog type (head & shoulders) @ 400 yds. 6 rifle hits.
#7 One stage. Rifle. This station is typically fired from prone position with only your rifle sling as an assist, i.e, no bipods. The first 5 targets are a silhouette style at ranges from 200 to 325 yards. The final 2 targets are 24" discs @500 yards. 7 hits required.
#8 Four stages. Pistol & 870 pump shotgun. This is subject to change. Here is what we have right now. Shooter grounds rifle. The first stage will be a Remington 870 shotgun. Shooters will load and fire 4 rounds at metal targets @25 yards. The 2nd stage is fired from three different positions using an abandoned pickup truck . Initially shooter addresses a dueling tree and two poppers from the back end of the truck. Shooter moves to passenger door for the second stage and addresses a single 20 yard target shooting through the truck windows. Shooter them moves to the front of the truck and addresses three targets starting at 25 yards with the final target at 50 yards. The third stage is fired from a kneeling position. There are three head-sized targets suspended from a steel cable requiring one hit each @25 yards. The final stage is fired from prone position through a 55 gallon drum at a CO2 bottle @25 yards to stop the clock. 4 shotgun, 16 pistol hits required.
Minimum rifle caliber 5.45 x 39, pistol 9mm.
NO STEEL CORE AMMO.
Hits will be called the the Range Officer. Do not advance to the next target if a hit has not been called.
There are no restrictions on optics for rifle or pistol.
No bipods. The only assist is the rifle sling.
Hearing protection is mandatory for all courses of fire. Eye protection is required for pistol stages.
All gear must be carried for the entire course. If you shed clothing or water bottles, they go in your pack. If you drop gear on movement phases of a station that gear cannot be recovered after you've finished the stage. Pick it up as you go. You can't go back.
Range Officers have the final say. Participants that demonstrate unsafe behavior will be disqualified.
Water is not an option. 32 ounces or 6 ounces per mile is recommended. No water will be provided on course.
Weapon maintenance tools. If you experience problems that you can't fix you will not have a chance to re-run the course.
Ammunition. Double the required amount is a good guide.
Basic 1st aid kit.
Footgear with ankle support.
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