Watauga Gun Club
Club Matches

Match results:

2016

Prior Year Results
(For a long description, click month)
(Short description of course of fire)

January
.22 Sport Revolver

50 feet; iron sights; B-3 Timed and Rapid Fire pistol target; 10 shots in 10 minutes; standing, off-hand position.

February
.22 Target Pistol

50 feet; any sights; B-2 Slow Fire and B-3 Timed and Rapid Fire targets; 10 shots in 10 minutes (Slow); 2 five round strings, 20 seconds per string (Timed); 2 five round strings, 10 seconds per string; standing, offhand position.

March
.22 Target Rifle

50 feet; any sights; A-17, 10 Bull target; 10 shots from prone, 10 shots standing in 10 minutes. One shot per bull for score.

April
.22 Target Rifle

50 yards; any sights; A-23, 4 Bull target; 10 shots in 10 minutes standing, limit 3 shots per bull; 10 shots in 10 minutes prone, limit 3 shots per bull. Slings may be used in the prone position only.

May
Big Bore Pistol

25 yards and 50 yards; any handgun .32 caliber or larger; iron sight division and enhanced sight division; B-6 and B-8 target; 10 shots, 10 minutes at 50 yards (Slow Fire); 2 five round strings, 10 seconds per string at 25 yards (Rapid Fire); standing, offhand position.

June
Trap Shotgun

16 yards; any breach loading shotgun, no larger than 12 gauge; 90mm trap clay pigeon; 2 strings of 25 targets.

July
Club picnic

All members and family invited. Club provides hot-dogs, hamburgers and fixings. Members provide salads, side dishes and desserts. Not specified club match; all disciplines offered. Bring your favorite and have a bang-up good time!

August
Varmint Rifle

Targets set at 100, 200, and 300 yards with the shooting line directly in front of the bench-rests. Shooters have 15 minutes to engage all three of their targets. Sequence of target engagement is at the shooter's preference; 4 shots are to be directed onto the 300-yard target, 3 shots onto the 200-yard target, 3 shots onto the 100-yard target. Ties shall be resolved in favor of the shooter having the largest number of x's. The shooting position is prone with only one round loaded at a time. Bipods, sandbags, or front rest is allowed, rear supports are not allowed.

September
Hunter Rifle

100 yards; any center-fire rifle of .24 caliber or larger; iron sights or scope up to 9x; the power setting on variables may not be set greater than 9x. Hunter Rifle 6 Bull; 5 minute sight-in; 10 minutes to engage 5 record bulls with 1 shot per bull; Bench Rest position.

October
Range Officer's Choice

Range Officer's Choice :To be announced

November
.22 Rim-Fire Sporter Rifle

50 feet; any sights; A-32 experimental light rifle target; 10 shots in 10 minutes. Slings may be used.

A more detailed description of each match is available in the Members Handbook and by clicking the month of the match you're interested in.

The Watauga Gun Club Range Officer conducts ten club matches during the year starting about 5:00 PM preceding the monthly club meeting. All ten of these matches are counted toward the Shooter of the Year Award but the three lowest scores are dropped from consideration. This allows a member to miss up to 3 matches and still be eligible for the Shooter of the Year Award.

During these club matches no other shooting on any other range is allowed.

The Monthly Club Matches are open to all members, applicants, and guests, although only the scores of members are counted toward the Shooter of the Year trophy. Each match ranks shooters by raw score for the First, Second, or Third place trophies. Shooters participating in all ten matches receive an award for such.

The shooter participating in Shooter of the Year matches and having the highest adjusted score is awarded the coveted Shooter of the Year Award.

WGC Range Officer

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JANUARY

.22 CALIBER REVOLVER

DISTANCE- 50 feet
FIREARM- Any .22 caliber sport revolver, iron sights only either fixed or adjustable. 
SIGHTS- Excludes aimpoint, scope, or laser.
AMMUNITION- .22 caliber short, long, or long rifle rim-fire.
TARGET- B-3 Timed and Rapid Fire 50 foot Pistol.
PROCEDURE- 10 shots within a 10-minute time limit, employing a standing, off-hand position. 

LOCATION-

 

Rim-Fire Indoor Range (Quonset Hut)

 

FEBRUARY

.22 CALIBER TARGET PISTOL

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DISTANCE- 50 feet
FIREARM-  Any .22 caliber target pistol or revolver with a two-pound minimum trigger pull, a barrel length not of nor over ten inches, and sight radius of not over ten inches. 
SIGHTS-  No restrictions
AMMUNITION- 22 caliber short, long, or long rifle rim-fire.
TARGET- B-2 Slow-fire and B-3 Timed and Rapid-fire.
PROCEDURE-

All shots shall be taken standing and employing the off-hand position (one hand, one arm).

1) Slow-Fire:  10 shots within 10 minutes on the B-2 Target.
2) Timed-Fire: 2 five round strings, 20 seconds per string on the B-3 Target.
3) Rapid-Fire:  2 five round strings, 10 seconds per string on the B-3 Target.

Malfunctions shall cause the complete re-firing of the 5-shot timed and/or rapid-fire strings, or all three sequences, if more appropriate.  Ties shall be resolved in favor of the shooter having the highest rapid-fire score.  Each shooter must call his target before firing for record and have it witnessed.

LOCATION-

 

Rim-Fire Indoor Range (Quonset Hut)

 

MARCH

.22 CALIBER TARGET RIFLE

DISTANCE- 50 feet
FIREARM-  Any .22 caliber rim-fire rifle conforming to current NRA specifications.
AMMUNITION-   .22 caliber rim-fire short, long, or long rifle; excluding .22 magnum.
TARGET-  A-17, 50 foot 10 bull
PROCEDURE-  The match shall consist of 10 shots fired from the prone position and 10 shots fired from the standing position, with a 10-minute time limit allowed for each position.  Targets fired for record must be called for, so identified, and witnessed to be scored for record.  Only one shot allowed per bull for record.  Sight-in and practice shots are limited to 5 minutes on the sight-in bull.  Ties shall be resolved in favor of the shooter having the highest standing score.
RESTRICTIONS-  A sling may be used in the prone position only. 

LOCATION-

 

Rim-Fire Indoor Range (Quonset Hut)

 

APRIL

.22 CALIBER TARGET RIFLE MATCH

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DISTANCE-   50 yards
FIREARM- Any .22 caliber rim-fire rifle conforming to current NRA specifications.
AMMUNITION-   .22 caliber rim-fire short, long, or long rifle; excluding .22 magnum.
TARGET- A-23 four bull target
PROCEDURE- Two positions are used for this match; NRA approved standing and prone.  In the standing position, 10 shots are fired in 10 minutes onto the A-23 4 bull target set at 50 yards with a limit of 3 shots per bull.  In the prone position 10 shots are fired in 10 minutes onto the A-23 4 bull target set at 50 yards with a limit of 3 shots per bull.  A new target is used for each position.  Targets to be scored for record must be so identified and witnessed.  Ties shall be resolved in favor of the shooter having the highest score in the standing position.
RESTRICTIONS-  Slings may be used in the prone position only. 

LOCATION-

 

50 yard Bench-Rest Range

 

MAY

BIG-BORE HANDGUN MATCH

  The May handgun match is the most complex of the Club matches having two sight categories and three firing modes with timed strings in each mode. 
DISTANCE-   25 yards and 50 yards
FIREARM-  Any handgun of .32 caliber or larger qualifies, but with the following restrictions: neither barrel length nor sighting radius may exceed 10 inches and the trigger pull must be no less than 2 pounds.
SIGHTS-  The iron-sight division is restricted to iron sights only.  The enhanced division allows usage of aimpoint, laser, or scope.  Shooters may use only one handgun and shoot in only one division.

Shooter of the Year Points may only be accrued if using Iron Sights.

Targets shot with Enhanced Sights will be scored, but points not accrued for Shooter of the Year.
TARGET- B-6 and B-8
PROCEDURE-

All shots shall be taken in the standard NRA approved off-hand position, standing.  The slow-fire mode consists of 10 shots within 10 minutes using the B-6 target set at 50 yards.  The timed-fire mode consists of 2 five round strings, 20 seconds per string on the B-8 target set at 25 yards.  The rapid-fire mode consists of 2 five round strings, 10 seconds per string using the B-8 target set at 25 yards.  Ties shall be resolved in favor of the shooter having the highest rapid-fire score.  A malfunction shall cause the complete re-firing of the string it occurs in or mode, if appropriate.  All shots for record must be called for, so identified, and witnessed.

LOCATION-

 

Pistol Range #2

 

JUNE

TRAP SHOOTING

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DISTANCE- 16 yards
FIREARM- Any breach loading shotgun having a bore no larger than 12 gauge.
AMMUNITION- Shells shall comply with Amateur Trapshooting Association specifications, except for gauge; shell length may not exceed 2 ¾ inches, powder charge may not exceed 3 ¼ drams equivalent, and weight of shot may not exceed 1 1/8 ounces.
TARGET-   Standard trap clay pigeon (90mm).
PROCEDURE-  The first string of 25 rounds is shot from Trap Range #1 and the second string is promptly shot from Trap Range #2.  Shooters must call for their target and be witnessed for it to be scored.  Ties are resolved in favor of the shooter scoring the longest string of consecutively broken targets, the two strings counting as one long string of 50 targets.

LOCATION- 

 

Trap Ranges #1 and #2

 

JULY MATCH

 

The July meeting is traditionally the Club Picnic and match has no set parameters.  At the discretion of the Range Officer various small matches for all club disciplines are encouraged.

 

AUGUST

VARMINT RIFLE

DISTANCE- 100 to 300 yards
FIREARM-  Any center-fire rifle of .17 caliber or larger but less than .50 caliber.
TARGET- Paper facsimiles of various varmints; mouse, rat, gopher, skink, raccoon, or ground hog.
PROCEDURE-  Targets set at 100, 200, and 300 yards with the shooting line directly in front of the bench-rests. Shooters have 15 minutes to engage all three of their targets. Sequence of target engagement is at the shooter's preference; 4 shots are to be directed onto the 300-yard target, 3 shots onto the 200-yard target, 3 shots onto the 100-yard target. Ties shall be resolved in favor of the shooter having the largest number of x's. The shooting position is prone with only one round loaded at a time. Bipods, sandbags, or front rest is allowed, rear supports are not allowed.

LOCATION-

 

Bench-Rest Range

 

SEPTEMBER

HUNTER RIFLE

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DISTANCE- 100 yards
FIREARM- Any center-fire rifle of .24 caliber or larger qualifies, but must weigh less than 10 pounds and have a trigger pull of at least 2 pounds (in the spirit of competition, any rifle normally used to hunt medium and/or large size game). 
SIGHTS- Iron sights or a scope may be used.  The power of the scope may not exceed 9X; the power setting on variables may not be set greater than 9X.
TARGET- Hunter Rifle 6 Bull; 5 bulls for record and 1 bull for sight-in.
PROCEDURE- Shooters have a 5-minute sight-in/practice period.  Thereafter shooting for record will commence.  Shooters have a 10-minute time limit to engage the 5 for-record bulls with 1 shot per bull; a total of 5 shots expended for score.  All shots shall be taken sitting from the bench-rest and single loaded only.  Each shooter must identify their for-record target before firing and have it witnessed.  Sand bags may only be used for support of the front and/or butt of the stock. 

LOCATION-

 

300 yard Bench-Rest

 

OCTOBER

RANGE OFFICERS CHOICE : To be announced

DISTANCE-  
FIREARM-  
TARGET-  
PROCEDURE-

Course of fire and firearm choice at the discretion of the range officer.

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NOVEMBER

.22 RIM-FIRE SPORTER RIFLE

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DISTANCE- 50 feet
FIREARM- .22 caliber rim-fire rifle
AMMUNITION- .22 caliber short, long, or long rifle.  Excludes .22 caliber magnum.
TARGET- NRA A-32 experimental light rifle target.
CONDUCT- All shots shall be executed in the standing off-hand position.  Shooters have a 10-minute time limit to direct 10 shots onto their respective target.  There are no restrictions on sights and slings may be used.
EXCLUSIONS- Target or match grade configuration rifles
LOCATION-  Rim-Fire Indoor Range (Quonset Hut)

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