Palmetto Gun Club Long Range F-class & Prone Match Announcement

Palmetto Gun Club

Long Range F-class & Prone Match Announcement

The Long-range 800y Match scheduled forSaturday Oct 8th at 09:00 is Very Likely to be cancelled due to weather.  It is too early to cancel the match at this point, but anyone that wants to be notified via text needs to their cell-phone number.

Now here’s the current status, we are going to shoot if weather permits, i.e. < 25 mph wind and little or no rain forecast.  An update will be issued either-way on Friday morning.
We will NOT shoot if any of the following are true:

  • SC Governor declares a “State of Emergency”
  • Charleston Area or Coastal SC is projected to be under;
    • Tropical Storm Watch
    • Tropical Storm Warning
    • Hurricane Watch
    • Hurricane Warning
  • Weather Channel Forecast (on Friday) is calling for heavy rain or > 25 mph winds.
  • Transportation or issues or localized flooding creates a safety hazard.
  • The Executive Committee closes the range for weather/safety reasons.

Assuming the weather turns away:
We will be shooting our normal “even month” match of 3 targets with 20 record rounds each, at the 800 yard distance from covered firing line.  Lunch will be served as usual (by me don’t expect the usual Steven Chicca buffet), Scoring will be in the classroom.
The short firing lines ( 25 – 200 yards) will be open to casual shooters or rifle testing/maintenance.

!!! Special Notice !!! AS of 10/3/2016

All F-class & Prone competitors AND spectators are REQUIRED to have both eye and ear protection in their possession at all times during a match.  One of our competitors had a serious equipment/ammo problem during practiceSunday, causing an accident which required hospitalization.
I will explore the NRA rules to determine if we can “require” eye-pro during a record string of fire, but at all other times while the line is hoteveryone will wear eye-pro.

If you are testing loads, working on your firearm on the line, or at home loading ammo or cleaning firearms
Safety glasses with or without “bi-focal reader” lenses are available on or at Home-depot for about $10

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