August Match Report
This past August Long-Range match was fantastic. Despite the rough August heat, humidity and boiling mirage, twenty-one shooters, including tow Palma shooters, came out to compete. While the temperatures continued to spike, shooters obtained some impressive scores and the range between top scores was only a couple of points. Thank you to all the shooters who braved the heat to come out and shot an amazing match.
The top three shooters in F-Open were:
First: David Shelton with a score of 589 24X
Second: Henry Neale with a score of 584 20X
Third: Layne Howard with a score of 582 21X
The top three shooters in F-T/R were:
First: Peter Nistad with a score of 597 29X
Second: Donald Lampert with a score of 591 27X
Third: Donald Wagar with a score of 589 20X
I have to also mention Palma Shooter Lucan Erwin who shot an amazing score of 598 36X
Club Records https://charlestonlongrange.com/about/club-records/
|Rifle||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Aggregate|
|Armer Templeton Fletcher||F-Open||187||3||180||1||0||0||367||4||6|
The next Palmetto Gun Club Match will be held on September 9th. This will be a 3×500 yard Mid-Range match. This is an NRA approved match. Lunch again is not being served, however, drinks and snack are provided. Registration and setup starts at 8AM and the match begins at 9AM. Again, the match accepts credit/debit cards. There is a $1 service fee on top of the match fee to use a credit/debit card. Match fee for all shooters is now $20.00
State Mid-Range Championship
Palmetto Gun Club will host the F-class and Prone mid-range state championship, Friday October 13th – Sunday the 15th. Open to F-class, Service Rifle or Match Rifle shooters. There are 3 matches totaling 6 – 20 round targets. 2 targets at each distance of 300, 500 & 600 yards. Friday is registration / practice, come out and get some practice in. Sat & Sunday we will be firing for record; Estimate 150 rounds including practice and sighters. Match fee is $85, includes lunch Sat and Sun & T-shirt. There will be awards for over match aggregate and for each distance. The Tournament Program can be viewed at, and you can register here:
The event will most likely sell out in advance so don’t wait until the last minute to register, there are only 32 available spots.
Additional opportunities to shoot
There are additional opportunities in the area to shoot F-class and Prone. Please check out Mid Carolina Gun Club, which holds a 300-yard match. In addition, the Palmetto State Marksmen Association shoots at Ft. Gordon. That club shoots a 1000-yard match. Check with those clubs for more details.