What is Precision Rifle?
A better description would probably be: Precision Tactical Long Range Rifle. This discipline has all of those aspects involved. It will enable the hunter to develop the skills and confidence to take shots that they may have once thought to be too far or difficult and it will make the practical rifle shooter more capable to shoot quicker and get better hits.
Precision: The size of the target will usually be 1-3 MOA (1” at 100 yards equals 1 MOA, 3” at 300 yards is also 1MOA). Target acquisition and engagement will be fun and challenging. Most targets will be reactive.
Tactical: Decision making and problem solving is a natural part of this match. Shooting positions will vary greatly from prone, freehand, kneeling, seated as well as shooting off of and from a variety of surfaces, off of and through obstacles, uneven and inclined surfaces and so forth.
Long Range: Distances will vary from 100-870 yards. Some stages will see the shooter engage targets at multiple distances within a single stage.
The Match will consist of 8-10 stages or strings of fire on either paper and/or steel targets. These stages will consist of 4-10 rounds each normally. Paper stages will see targets engaged between 100-500 yards. Steel stages will use a variety of steel targets of varying sizes at 200-870 yards. The round count will be 50-75 rounds possible with usually around 60 rounds per match.
Rifles for these types of matches are usually a low recoil type. This is because it allows the shooter to better see their impacts to make corrections on follow up shots as well as to get back on target quicker. Rifles seen at these matches have ranged from .223 to 30-06. Magnum calibers are inappropriate for various reasons like the heavy recoil causing damage to targets as well as the shooter after 60 rounds. Scopes are typically tactical style with calibrated reticles and turrets.
Match appropriate ammunition will be centerfire rifle cartridges using lead core ammunition. Bullets containing a steel core or any steel alloy will not be allowed (if it sticks to a magnet it is not approved) to limit damage to steel targets.
Match Location and Time:
The match will be conducted on Range 9 and will be held on the 4th Saturday of each month except for the month of December. The match will setup at 7am and begin at 8am.
Match Participation Fees:
- $15 Per DSRPC Member
- $20 Per Non-Member
- $10 Active Duty Military
- Zero Cost to Spectators