MOA Cold Turkey Rules & Regulations, etc. 1000 yd Cold Turkey Shoot

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The 11th Annual Cold Turkey Long Range Handgun Match
Rules and Information
June 15, 16, & 17th, 2017


  **Even though the company has been sold, Rich Mertz will be conducting the match again in 2017.**   

 

  • HOW WE CONDUCT THE MATCH:

  • The morning of June 15th 2017, we meet at MOA at 7am Mountain Time (M.D.T.), and do the drawing of the shooting times. Those shooting both Light and Heavy Gun Class will draw twice. You will register the gun you plan to shoot, on each separate distance. You must use only this gun, no switching or trading guns after you register. If there is a malfunction of the firearm and it can not be repaired, you may switch guns to complete the relay. A Safety Flag will be issued for each Competition Gun registered.

  • Thursday, June 15h, 2017       We begin shooting at 500 yards, then to 750 yds.....
    Friday, June 16th, 2017          We will complete shooting at 750 yards, (if needed) and move on to 1,000 yds.
    Saturday, June 17th, 2017         We will complete 1,000 yard shooting (as needed).

    (Please Note: We are always at the mercy of "the weather", and will make all attempts to complete the match(es), and will consequently vary the schedule due to weather forecasts, to accomodate completion of the events. This includes extended day schedules, etc. Please prepare for those possibilities!)

  • You will shoot in the same order each day as which you have drawn your time. Please be ready for your relay!

  • We will not shoot during any rain, hail, sleet or snow.

  • Guns must remain unloaded with safety flag inserted in the chamber, until Line Rep commands the start, or at the designated cleaning area.

  • In the First Relay, you will have 5 minutes to set up your equipment, when called to the line.
  • In the First Relay, you will have 5 minutes for sighters at the 500yd and 750yd stage, and 7 minutes for sighters at the 1,000yd stage. After sighters are shot, and a slight delay to clear all but 5 rounds of ammo from your bench, you will have 5 minutes to shoot for record group.

  • You will be allowed only 5 (five) cartridges at your bench while shooting for record group.

  • You will shoot 3 targets (groups) at each distance (500, 750, and 1,000 yards) for each weight class you are competing in. Final score size will be determined by the aggregate of your 3 original groups at each range, for that weight class.
  • Only the original round of this group will count for score.  No re-entries will count for score.

  • Due to difference in weather conditions thru the day, the top 2 shooters of each 3 target relay, will go to shoot-offs to determine the winner, at each distance.

  • In the event of a tie for first place in any class, a shootoff will occur to determine the winner. If in the judgement of the Match Director, conditions will not allow for a shoot-off due to (darkness,severe weather, etc.) the tie will be decided by the lowest aggregate score recorded by each shooter.

  • When the command to ground and unload all firearms is given (for whatever reason) by the line commander, the shooter must unload his gun, insert safety flag, and back away at least 2 steps away from his table. Guns will remain on tables.

  • When finished firing, shooters will remain at their tables, until all shooters have completed firing, (to eliminate disruption to those still firing), and the Line Rep has called cease fire.


  • We provide solid, heavy weight shooting tables (x8); if competitors wish to shoot prone, let us know in advance. Bench Stools are in short supply, so try to bring your own. Drum stools (thrones) in 3-leg style work best for uneven terrain, and are adjustable for height. The Bench (table) height is approx. 36".



  • SAFETY RULES:

  • - Line Rep has complete authority.
    -In the spirit of Wyoming law and tradition, we do allow open or concealed, personal carry handguns at the Match. We ask that they remain holstered at all times.
    -Children must be 10 yrs or older to compete, and must be supervised by an adult at all times while on range.
    -Competition handguns must remain unloaded, with supplied safety flag in place, except on the firing line when the Line Rep. calls START.
    - Safety flags will be issued at the drawing, only the flags issued will be acceptable for use at the shoot.
    - Safety flags will be removed from guns only at the START command of the Line Rep, or at the cleaning area. (back of your vehicle)
    - TWO SAFETY WARNINGS AND YOU WILL BE GONE FROM THE RANGE. These rules will be enforced for the safety of everyone!



  • EQUIPMENT RULES and DEFINITIONS:


  • Light Gun Class: (Unchanged from 2014) Any Handgun weighing 7.5 pounds or less (includes attached bi-pod) and a barrel length (not including muzzle brake) of not greater than 15". Light Gun Class may be fired from a mechanical rest/bag system that meets our definition of a Legal Rest.


  • Hunter Class: (Unchanged from 2014) We want this class to emulate how we take our handguns to the field ... Any Handgun, weighing 12 pounds or less (includes attached bi-pod), up to a 15" barrel (not including muzzle brake), and forearm width not greater than 2.5", this event will be fired from either bipod, or up to three FLAT sand bags. If using a bipod, 2 flat sand bags and a flat leveler under the grip of the handgun are permitted. No other rests, "eared" or "channeled" sand bags or other devices will be permitted. We want to encourage participation by ALL specialty handgunners!

  • Hunter Class Allowed Equipment: Bipods: Bipods fired from a bench or prone, shall be a maximum width footprint of 12.5", and the competitor may use two flat "sand" bags, and a flat leveler UNDER the sand bags to rest the handgun grip, to achieve a trajectory level,if needed. The leveler can be a piece of wood, plastic, etc. that does not hold or retain the sides of the sand bags. Harris type, Atlas type Bipods are allowed: F-Class "girder type" units are not allowed. "Sand Bags" shall be defined as cloth, leather, or synthetic bags filled with granular or pelletized media. The Sand Bag will be flat, without permanent ears or a fre-formed channel. The competitor is free to push their gun into the Sand Bag when preparing their shooting postion, making a temporary channel. The Competitor may only use their gun or hands to "mold" the shape of their sandbag, no mallets, or other devices. A Sand Bag is not to be a solid rest, simply covered in a covering or a "wrap". We want this class and it's equipment to be what you would take on a 15 mile hike while hunting. Simple, Low Tech, Low Dollar, Portable and Utility. A factory gun can compete here. An Entry level shooter can compete here, without buying hundreds of dollars in misc. rests, etc. The Match Director will not tolerate infringement of technology into the Hunter Class!


  • Heavy Gun Class: (Unchanged from 2014) Any Handgun weighing 16 pounds or less (includes attached bi-pod) and a barrel length (not including muzzle brake) of not greater than 18". Heavy Gun Class may be fired from a mechanical rest/bag system that meets our definition of a Legal Rest.


  • Legal Rest Requirements: One or two piece rests are allowed, but firearm must be capable of being lifted straight up and out of rest, with the rest remaining in contact with the shooting bench at all points. A sand filled front bag with normal side tension easily passes this test. Our desire is to eliminate a "one-piece machine rest" or "rail gun" from our competition.


  • Attached Rests and Bipods: As above, if using a Bipod type rest, the weight of the attached device will be included in the weight of the gun.


  • Eligibility:

  • Any Gun may compete in multiple classes, as long as that gun meets the required physical rules for that class.

  • TARGETS, SIGHTERS, SCORING, and CROSSFIRES:

  • Our Long Range Bench Match is a group size competition, here are the target sizes, and penalties for missed targets:


  • Target Sizes will be:              
  • 24" x 21" with a 12" bull at 500 yards
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  • 24" x 21" with a 12" bull at 750 yards
  •                                      
  • 39" x 41.5" with a 13" bull at 1,000 yards


  • Only shots on or cutting target paper will count for score, and each missed shot adds (to your group size) the penalty of:

  • 21"  @ 500 yds

  • 21"  @ 750 yds

  • 42"  @ 1,000 yds


  • ALL SIGHTERS will be shot on swinger targets ONLY
  • .
  • Each target will be numbered, corresponding to the Shooter's Bench Number.


  • In the FIRST Relay at each distance: You will have 5 minutes for sighters at the 500yd and 750yd stage, and 7 minutes for sighters at the 1,000yd stage. After sighters are shot, and a slight delay to clear all but 5 rounds of ammo from your bench, you will have 5 minutes to shoot for record group.


  • (Unchanged from 2013): In the 2nd and 3rd Relay at each distance: At the invitation of the Line Rep., you will be allowed to place (prepare) your equipment on the bench during target scoring. It is important to note that SAFETY FLAGS must remain in the guns during that period, and that all shooters must remain standing.


  • (Unchanged from 2013): In the 2nd and 3rd Relay at each distance: You will have 2 minutes for sighters at the 500yd and 750yd stage, and 3 minutes for sighters at the 1,000yd stage. After sighters are shot, and a slight delay to clear all but 5 rounds of ammo from your bench, you will have 5 minutes to shoot for record group.


  • (Unchanged from 2013): If more than 5 shots are on your target, and crossover fire cannot be confirmed (bullet hole size) by scoring officials, you will have the option of a re-shoot, or to keep the group measurement with the extra shots.



    Events for 2017!


        


    *We ask that you submit your Bench Match entries EARLY.... so that we can plan ahead...equipment, food, etc.*

  • Bench Match Initial Entry Fee: $70.00, $60.00 each additional Class
  • Re-Entries: $40.00
  • Entry Fee:  Spouse & Children (under 15 yrs)   $30.00

  • *Entries paid the day of the shoot will be charged an extra $10.00...please save money, pay in advance!*

    **We ask that you submit your Bench Match entries EARLY.... so that we can plan ahead...equipment, food, etc.**


  • A percentage of the original entry fees will be paid back in prize money. Many vendor donated prizes awarded!
  • In addition, there will also be a drawing for nice door prizes to be given out.
  • Three days of shooting and fun!


  • Click Here for 2017 Cold Turkey Long Range Match Entry Form

  • Click Here for Schedule of Events, Times for 2017!

  • Click here for photos of MOA's 2007 Cold Turkey Match



    • On June 16th 2017, (Friday P.M.) there will be a Free Bar-B-Q for Shooters and family!

    • * If you are bringing non-shooting family members, please let us know, when you send in your entries to ensure plenty of food for the Bar-B-Q.   Please feel free to bring your family.
      All children must be supervised by an adult at all times, while on the shooting grounds.


    • There are plenty of things to do and see within reasonable driving distance:

    • Devils Tower -- Mt Rushmore -- Crazy Horse -- Caves -- Deadwood -- Custer State Park -- Bear Country -- Dinosaur Museum -- plus other museums -- horseback riding, and of course, shopping.
      There is a campground east of town.  It has showers & pool.  Mountain View Campground (307) 283-2270.
      Another campground east of town is at the trail head.  This is primitive with only restrooms.
      West of town are more campgrounds in the forest, also primitive.


    • Motels:

    • Best Western     (307) 283-2800
      Bear Lodge     (307) 283-1611
      Sundance Roadway Mountain Inn     (307) 283-3737
      Arrowhead     (307) 283-3307
      Deane's     (307) 283-2262





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      Affton, MO 63123
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      Phone Number (314) 832-4360
      Email: moapro@gatewhose.com

                                  




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