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posted Mar 2, 2018, 8:49 AM by Morgantown GunClub   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 4:08 AM ]


 For more info contact; R.W. CASTRO. 610-513-7405

Morgantown Rod & Gun Club summer shoot Competition 2018

To be held April 22, May 20, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, and October 28

Registration starts at 10 am, rifle starts at 11 am, pistol at 1:00 pm. Shooters meeting prior to start of competitions.

Kitchen opens at 12 noon


·         Competitors must obey the rules as listed or they will be disqualified and asked to leave the range.

·         Competitors must use hearing and eye protection at all times.

·         Competitors will paired on the firing line and shoot simultaneously, each at their designated target array.

·         Ammunition will NOT be provided. Competitors to supply ammunition.

·         A magazine/speedloader loading table will be set up next to the clubhouse front door.

·         Maximum of 5 rounds in each magazine/speedloader.

·         Ammo is to be kept separate from the firearm. On the person (in pockets/pouches) is preferable, until called to firing line where it may be arranged on shooting bench.

·         A few extra loose rounds in case of misfires is advised.

·         No laser type sights allowed.

·         Traditional type pistols (auto or revolver) comps/ported barrels/non-magnifying red dot sights allowed.

·         Hunting, Silhouette, or HB Varmint rifles of any action type allowed. NO Olympic type match or benchrest rifles. Maximum 12X scope magnification. Higher power variables allowed if turned down to 12X. No other restrictions.

·         100 second (1 2/3 minute) time limit per string all classes.

Ammo Restrictions:

·         RF both rifle and pistol; standard or high velocity allowed. Hollowpoints allowed.

·         CF pistol; FMJ or lead ROUND NOSE ONLY! NO hollowpoint, wadcutter, semi wadcutter, or flat nose bullets allowed.


·         Rim Fire Rifle .17, .22 LR cal.

·         Rim fire Pistol .22 LR cal.

·         Center Fire Pistol 9mm/.38 through .45 cal.


·         Competitors must register for the class or classes in which they wish to compete.

·         Competitors will be given a score sheet for each class they enter to be filled out by them and given to the scorer.

·         May compete in multiple classes.

·         Re-entry with a different firearm in a class is allowed as long as it is the same cartridge type IE RF or CF.

·         Each competitor will be registered by name and a sign up order number.

Entry Fee:

·         $10 per class.

Prize Structure For All Classes:

·         50/50 format. 50% of total take goes to club and 50% is returned to shooters. 1st place wins 30%, 2nd place wins 20% of cash intake from each class.

Rifle Competition:

·         Distance is 100 yards.

·         Targets are a plate rack of 5 NRA 1/5 scale RF silhouette knock down chickens.

·         Competitor fires 5 rounds per string for 5 strings. Maximum of 25 points total per class/entry.

·         After each string hits will be scored and targets reset from firing line.

·         Rifles will be fired from the shooting benches. Front sandbags or bipods are allowed. No benchrest tripods/mechanical rests allowed.

·         No rear supports other than the weak hand supporting the rifle butt allowed.

·         All supports must be forward of magazine.

·         One minute time limit to adjust supports.

Pistol Competition:

·         Distance is 25 yards.

·         There must be 3 + shooters in each class (RF, CF) or all shooters will compete together in the pistol class.

·         Targets are a plate rack of 5 4” diameter knock down discs. Racks will remain set at the 100 yard bunker and a mobile firing line set up 25 yards up range from the bunker.

·         Competitor fires 5 rounds per string for 5 strings. Maximum of 25 points total per class/entry.

·         After each string hits will be scored and targets reset from firing line.

·         Starting position is low ready, finger outside trigger guard, muzzle pointed at a 45’ angle in front of the shooting table.

·         Shooting is free style for all strings. One or two hands, shooter’s option.

Scoring For All Classes:

·         Designated scorer/s will be on the firing line scoring after each string.

·         Scoring is hit or miss. 1 point for each hit, 0 points for each miss. Maximum score for each class is 25 points, 5 points per string.

·         Ties will be decided by a single shot shoot off on a NRA 50 yard RF target. Target to be placed at 25 yards for pistol, 100 yards for rifle. Closest shot to the X ring wins.

·         If necessary sequence will be repeated until a winner is recognized.

Firearm Handling Rules:

·         All firearms must remain unloaded- no ammunition or magazine-at all times EXCEPT when on the firing line and commanded to load by the range officer.

·         Magazines/speedloaders may be loaded but must be kept separated from firearm. Pockets/belt pouches OK.

·         When moving to and from the firing line firearms must have the action open, detachable magazines removed, and be carried with the muzzle up and finger out of the trigger guard.


·         Revolvers must have hammer down.

·         Autoloaders may NOT have a magazine in them at any time except when shooting.

·         Pistols are to be carried to the staging area in a closed case. Cases may be stored under staging table.

·         Pistols are to be placed in the provided racks in the pistol staging area with actions open at the beginning of the pistol match.

·         After completion of the 25 round stage competitors will return with their pistol to the staging area and re-case their pistols.


·         Rifles are to be brought to the firing line in a closed case and then stored in the provided rack with their actions open. Cases may be stored under or on the unused benches. (Semi-autos lacking a bolt hold open catch must have a chamber flag or twig etc. inserted to keep the bolt out of battery.)

·         Rifles must remain on the provided rack when not in use with the muzzle pointed up.

·         After completion of the 25 round stage competitors will return their rifles to the rack until the end of the match.  They then may return them to their cases.

Firearm Problems:

·         A table will be set up at the rear of the clubhouse for working on firearms.



Shooting Rules:

·         Competitors will not approach the firing line until their names are called.

·         Only competitors called to the line, range officers, and assigned personnel are allowed on the cement pad for the rifle match or forward of the ready line for the pistol match.

·         During the pistol match competitors and spectators may congregate on the cement pad AFTER the rifles have been removed.

·         Competitors will be notified at each stage which plate rack they will be shooting at.

·         Any shots fired at the plate rack of a different competitor will result in immediate disqualification.

·         Pistols must remain in the staging racks until the competitors are called to the firing line, and then carried with the actions open/muzzle up.

·         Rifles must remain racked until the competitors are called to the firing line, and then carried with the actions open/muzzles up.

·         At the firing line the competitor will lay their firearm down on the table with the muzzle pointed down range, unloaded, and the action open.

·         Any sweeping of one’s self or a fellow competitor or spectator at any time with an uncased firearm’s muzzle WILL be grounds for instant disqualification!

·         At this point up to 5 magazines/speedloaders (each with a maximum of 5 rounds may be placed next to the firearm.

·         Once the firearm is lying on the table the competitor may not touch it again until instructed by the range officer.

Range Officer Instructions:

·         You may take a sight picture with an unloaded firearm.

Pistol: At this point the competitor my pick up the firearm and take a sight picture.

Rifle: Competitors may adjust their rests and also take a sight picture/adjust their scope’s focus.

Load and make ready. At this point competitors will load their firearm and chamber a round, keeping their finger away from the trigger, and assume the starting position.

·         Are you ready?  Shooters will signify that they are ready.

·         Standby. Shooters will prepare to fire at the sound of the buzzer. Upon the buzzer’s sound the 100 second PAR time will be activated.

·         The buzzer will sound again after 100 seconds and a Cease Fire command will be given. All competitors have completed their string or another situation that the range officer has determined requires everyone to stop shooting. Everyone will stop shooting. Any round fired after the cease fire buzzer will not score.

·         When the Cease Fire command is given competitors will unload any unfired rounds and place their firearms on the table with the actions open magazines out.

·         The scorer/s will score the sheets, the shooters will verify, and the targets reset.

·         Time will be given after each string to load magazines/revolver cylinders.

·         This sequence from Load and Make Ready through Cease Fire will be repeated four more times until the competitors have fired five 5 shot strings, 25 rounds total.

·         After the fifth string the command Unload and show clear will be given. The range officer will verify that the firearms are unloaded and instruct the competitors to return their pistols to the staging area and case them or return their rifles to the rack with the actions open.

Plate rack malfunctions:

·         If there is a target system malfunction the range offer will make the firing line safe and the competitors will step behind the firing line.

·         The range officer or designated person will proceed down range to rectify the issue.



·         If at any time, any of these rules are broken, the competitor will be subject to disqualification.

·         In some cases, at the range officer’s discretion, a warning may be issued.

·         This would be a one-time warning and any subsequent violations will result in immediate disqualification.

·         If at any time, any person, sees any of these rules being broken they are obligated to immediately notify the range officer. If they fail to do so they are also subject to disqualification.