Oct/Nov Shooting Events

Oct 3 Worley Match B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Oct 10 PotShots B&G Range 8:30 a.m.
Oct 10 Retro Smallbore B&G Range 8:30 a.m.
Oct 17 Precision High Power B&G Range 9:00 a.m.
Oct 24 PotShots B&G Range 8:30 a.m.
Oct 31 John C. Garand Match B&G Range 8:30 a.m.
Nov 7 PotShots B&G Range 8:30 a.m.
Nov 7 Smallbore B&G Range 8:30 a.m.
Nov 14 Precision High Power B&G Range 8:30 a.m.
Nov 21 PotShots B&G Range 8:30 a.m.

Executive Committee Meeting:

The October meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 20th at Greenbriar Restaurant This is the OLD Greenbriar Restaurant about 2 miles north of I-565 exit #3. Those planning to have a meal should be there by 6:00.

Work Party:

The Range is in pretty good shape right now, therefore the work party originally scheduled for Oct. 31 has been CANCELLED. Anyone needing to get in some work time can empty trash barrels, which is an on-going task. Be sure there is NO FIRE in any barrel being emptied. Contact the Range Maintenance Coordinator to determine the work credit per barrel emptied.

Retro Smallbore:

Retro Rimfire Rifle Match: This match will be Oct 10 starting at 0830. It will be run as a 120 rounds for record conventional prone rimfire match. Match winner will receive a Retro Rifle Trophy. This match is to encourage those with the older match 22LR’s. The period Standard Rifle had a flat buttplate and fixed combs/cheek pieces. The butt plate could slide up and down, but it was basically flat: no undershoulder hook was allowed. Stocks were wood. Standard Rifles purchased from the CMP include Kimber M82, Rem 40X, H&R M12, Rem 513, Rem 514, Rem 541, Mossberg, Springfield M1 or M2 , Stevens M416, and Win M52A/B/C/D models. Other vintage rifles include Rem 37, Win M75, and BSA Martini. For unlisted very old models: if in original configuration and used in NRA competition, or used by the military in WW2/Korea as a training rifle, it is retro. Shooters can use irons or scope. German rifles, vintage actions fitted on modernistic stocks of fiberglass, plastic, metal stocks, tube gun stocks may be used in competition but the shooter will not be eligible for awards. Brian Hunter

Garand Match, M1 Carbine Match, and Special Bonus Points Match:

Date: Saturday, 31, Oct. 2015
Location: Blue and Gray range complex, Guntersville Dam, Guntersville Alabama.
Time: Setup and sign in starts at 0700. First shot downrange at 0830, or earlier, if we have a full relay.

***More information coming soon!

Prior Month Site News & Information

Smallbore F-Class:

The NRA has sanctioned an F Class Rifle category for Small Bore Prone. Rules for the equipment can be found in section 3.1.1 Small Bore F Class Rigle of the NRA Small BOre Rule Book. Download: SBR Book. Basically, in the target class, you shoot on the ground using a bi pod or other rest for front support and various devices for butt support. You can shoot irons or scope. The club has purchased the correct F class targets for 50 yards and 100 yards and anyone wishing to shoot F Class can shoot along the Small Bore prone shoots at the regularly scheduled matches, second Saturday of the month. The course of fire will require 120 rounds for record and you will shoot 60 rounds at 50 yards, and 60 rounds at 100 yeards. For more information contact the Small Bore Chairman, 246-837-6474 Brian Hunter.

Project Appleseed Shoot:

The all-volunteer instructors of Project Appleseed will present a marksmanship clinic scheduled for the Range for the weekend of August 29/30, 2015. Focus of the clinic will be teaching and refining solid fundamentals for prone, kneeling/sitting, and standing positions. Some early American history will also be presented. Observers are welcome (with ear protection). The Range will be CLOSED for other activities for this event.

  Appleseed 2015 pricing is as follows:
   1. Adult tickets are 60 dollars.
   2. Youth (under 18) are 20 dollars.
   3. Active/reserve military, law enforcement, and disabled (with ID) attend for as guests of the program (free).

  Ticket costs includes all instruction, targets, chamber flags, and a t-shirt.
   For more information and to register, folks can visit this link: AppleseedInfo.org and look for the Guntersville event.

   Project Appleseed Senior Instructor
   Alabama State Coordinator
   NRA Certified Instructor / RSO

   Facebook: Alabama Project Appleseed - Facebook
   Email: Alabama Appleseed Info
   Pnone: (256) 824-0408

New CMP Range:

The CMP Range has opened near Talladega. It is impressive. They have a covered High Power Range with electronic targets at 200, 300 and 600 yards. Shooting benches are provided. However, you will need to provide your own sandbags and other rests. A variety of electronic targets are available for each yard line. A shooter must register at the Clubhouse, sign a release, pay a nominal fee ($20/4 hrs or $35/All Day) and receive a short range safety briefing. The range is behind and below the Clubhouse. You will need to use the provided Golf Carts to transport your gear along a paved path to the Range. The value of each shot is displayed on a monitor at each firing point.

We will sponsor the first High Power Championship to be held in Alabama in over 10 years on Oct. 17, 2015 at this facility.

In addition to the High Power range, there is a 50 and 100 yard Smallbore range, a couple of Pistol ranges and various Shotgun ranges. I have not yet fired on these ranges.

It is worth a trip to see the facility, even if you don't fire a shot.

Check their web-site for hours of operation CMP.

Additionally, they are closed during race weeks at the Talladega Motor Speedway.

       James Moses

Range Mowing:

The man that mows the range is going to TRY to mow it on Wednesday afternoons aroun 3:00

B&G Smallbore Prone Match 5-9-15:

Jimmie Fordham was our Match Winner shooting an excellent score of 1191-64X with irons. I know Jimmie has been working on irons, and his excellent scores show it. Today was a little hot for May, but otherwise good shooting weather. Hope to see everyone next month, for the next match is 13 June, then we take a long break till Oct. The retro match will be fired 10 Oct, so drag out your Kimbers, M52's, etc. Brian W. Hunter. 

                                    James Sstutts

                                                                       Jimmie Fordham - Match Winner

                                                                                            Mike Awalt

                                                                                            Tom Jones

B&G Smallbore Match 6-13-15:

I want to thank everyone for showing up and shooting. It was hot, my truck said it was 88F when I left the range. We had the most ever F class shooters today, which is wonderful; it may look easy, but getting a ten on that tiny metric target is very difficult! Match pictures are attached as a zip file. Congratulations to Jimmie Fordham for being match winner. Jimmie shot a very good score of 1195-86x's. I shot an iron sight high for me, and I won high irons. October is a long way off, but that is the next match and it will be the Retro Rifle match. Anyone can shoot any rifle, but I am going to give a trophy plague out to the high shooter who shoots a vintage rifle. Kimbers, M37's, M52's, BSA rifles, etc are vintage rifles. I have a H&R M12 and I may shoot that. If I can find someone to get the grill going and set up, I would like to have a cookout over in the TVA area after the match. There are nice barbeque grills, running water, a view of the river, and the weather should be nice. This is a work in progress. Brian W. Hunter. 

                                                                                           Bill Allbritton

                                                                                              Ben Booth

                                                                                           James Stutts

                                                                                            Tom Jones

                                 Matthew Stephens

                            Matthew Stephens - F class                                                        Zach Stephens - Sling

               Matthew Stephens, Jimmie Match Winner


The Executive Committee has decided to impose a $200 initiation fee on new applicants. In addition, applicants must attend an Exec. meeting to pick up an application.