Gopher Campfire 2015 Rimfire Rifle League
The 2015 shooting year was a good year made up a small group of dedicated shooters. We had a few early evenings that were rained out but most of the year the weather was great for shooting.
The Rifle League started with an opening fun shoot the end of May to introduce newcomers to the group and provide a little insight into how the league is run. This fun shoot was open to all at no cost so that they could get to know the group and how the events were run.
The majority of shooters fell into one of two classes; Unlimited Scoped and Iron sight. All the shooters this year were in the adult class. The Unlimited Iron sight was small group shooting peep sights and modified rifles. Unlimited class used rifles with bull barrels, high magnification scopes and customized .22 rifles. The Iron Sight was the smallest group. Each year the classes change based on the types of rifles people bring to the league.
There were 8 events set-up several times throughout the year. All events were shot at 50 yards and included all three positions; standing, kneeling, prone. The events included paper targets and knock-down targets. We try to keep it interesting for both the novice and the experienced shooters.
The league shot on Wednesday evenings starting at 6 and typically finishing before 8 pm.
This year there was also a more competitive league that shot on weekends once a month called the IR50/50 League. This league draws people from around the region and scores are recorded and posted on the Bench rest Central Web site nationally. We have the honor to share our range with several shooters who rank in the top 25 shooters in the nation. This league also is divided into several different levels so that newcomers can shoot competitively as well as the seasoned shooter.
Overall, the rifle league had a very successful year and we are looking forward to another one next year.
Thank you to all the participants. If you have any questions concerning the Wednesday league, please feel free to contact Dale Ross (320) 587-9392 or Dan Calhoun at (912)229-6206. For more information on the IR50/50 League contact Ray Wight at (320) 587-3870.
COME JOIN US!
Gopher Campfire Conservation Club – 24718 Co Rd 7, Hutchinson, MN 55350-5631 (see map)
The Gopher Campfire rimfire (.22 Long Rifle) Rifle League meets Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to sunset.
Only $30 for the season!
Dale Ross (320) 587-9392 or Dan Calhoun at (912)229-6206 for more information
About Gopher Campfire Rimfire Rifle League
22LR RIFLE LEAGUE
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS — 6:00 PM TO SUNSET
STARTING early MAY 2016
WITH 50 YD BENCH REST OPEN TO ALL
Competitive shooting starts a week after opener.
3 DIFFERENT CLASSES
HUNTER – Stock rifle with open sights, little to no modifications allowed
HUNTER SCOPED – Basic rifle with scope of 9X or less, A few modifications allowed
UNLIMITED – Highly modified rifles with scopes or custom sights.
See rules for exact limitations.
- $30.00 PER GUN PER YEAR AND MUST BE A MEMBER OF GOPHER CAMPFIRE ($10 Youth (8-18 years old.))
- MUST BE 8 OR OLDER (PARENT MUST BE PRESENT AND BELONG TO GOPHER CAMPFIRE)
- EVENTS CAN BE SHOT OUT OF SEQUENCE
- EACH EVENT WILL BE HELD A MINIMUM OF 2 DIFFERENT NIGHTS, ALLOWING THE SHOOTER TO COMPLETE EACH EVENT EVEN IF THEY CAN’T MAKE IT OUT EVERY NIGHT
TYPES OF EVENTS:
MOST EVENTS 50 YDS OR LESS
50 YD BENCH
SILHOUETTES (CHICKEN, TURKEY, PIGS, SHEEP)
PINS AND PAPER
USE OF ALCOHOL PROHIBITED UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED SHOOTING.