The Florida Sport Shooting Association
2017 Florida F-Class Mid-Range Championships
Palm Bay, Florida
Sponsors: The Florida Sports Shooting Association
Host: The Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. NRA #C1034
Dates: November 11-12, 2017.
Note: Friday November 10th will be available for a pre-match warm-up 10am till 12pm.
Two squads with rotation, single 20rds or less string including 2 sighters ($10.00 range fee).
All entries must be done on line
Download Match Program here
Directions: I-95 at exit 173 west / Malabar Rd. (State 514). Follow Malabar Rd. 4.8 miles. Make left on Hurley Blvd. Gate entrance is at end of Hurley Blvd. Address: 610 Hurley Blvd SW, Palm Bay, FL. 32908
Rules: This is an NRA registered match. All current NRA High Power Rules for a Tournament will apply. Match is Club Approved. All current PMRPC HP range rules apply.
Eligibility: Open to anyone. State Championship must be resident of Florida, and members of the Florida Sport Shooting Association. See Awards.
Entries: Entries are limited to the first 80 individuals. Entries must be received no later than 10/27/2017. Register early! No walk-on entries will be allowed.
Entry Fees: Individual Fees:
§ Adult two days ………….$100.00
§ Junior two day ……….…. $30.00
§ Adult one day………………..…..…….... $ 50.00
§ Junior one day…………………………..…$10.00
Squadding: Squadding and briefing begins at 07:30 AM. Squadding for individual matches will be issued during the briefing by the Statistical Officer in the Registration area behind the 600 yard line. NRA Membership numbers and classification cards must be exhibited before squadding assignments are made. Neither FSSA nor NRA membership is required to compete. If a competitor fails to present himself at the proper firing point when his relay is called, or fails to show in the Pits before the Pits seal, he may lose his right to compete in that event. High Masters and Masters will be grouped together when possible but this is not guaranteed as per Rule, 11.6.7. Competitors will shoot on different relays and different targets each day regardless of classification.
Classifications: The NRA High Power Classification system will be used. Unclassified competitors will compete in the Master Class. Rule 19.6 – Assigned Classification, or 19.2 – Temporary classification may be used in making entries.
Rifle Allowed & NRA Rule: Current NRA High Power Rifle rules shall govern this event. Allowable rifles must comply with rule section 22, rules 3.4 (a) & (b) for F-Class Rifle. ECI (empty chamber indicators)
Ammunition: Provided by the competitor. As per rule section 3.17 & 3.17(b) inclusively.
Targets: 300yds – MR63FC; 500yds – MR65FC; 600yds - MR1FC.
The Silver Mountain Electronic Targets System will be used (all NRA rule 10.17 apply). With the electronic target system competitors are still required to score. Any competitor failing to perform his or her scoring duties is ground for disqualification. In the event of a catastrophic failure or malfunction of the electronic target system, the Match Director will reserve the right to make a decision to either delay the match or to switch over to conventional targets and pit duty. All competitors will be required to perform pit duties if such a case arises. If a substitute puller is used, the competitor is responsible for their attendance and performance. Competitors with physical limitations that need assistance should notify the Match Director in advance.
Course of Fire:
§ Match 1: 300yds unlimited sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 25 minutes.
§ Match 2: 500yds 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.
§ Match 3: 600yds 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.
§ Match 4: Aggregate of matches 1, 2, & 3.
§ Match 5: 300yds unlimited sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 25 minutes.
§ Match 6: 600yds 2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.
§ Match 7: Aggregate of matches 4, 5 & 6.
Match Awards: All competitors are eligible for Match Awards (including Florida Champions.) First, Second and third place are awarded in each rifle category with 5, 10 and 15 competitors, respectively. Match awards will consist of cash. Awards are issued for each class with sufficient competitors for the aggregate total. You do not have to attend awards ceremony to receive awards. We will arrange delivery.
Class Awards: All competitors except Florida Champions and Match Award winners are eligible for Class Awards. (Champions andMatch Award winners are included in the head count of their respective NRA class and rifle category.) Class awards will consist of cash.
First, Second and Third place are awarded for top scores in each rifle category & NRA class with a minimum of 5, 10 and 15 competitors, respectively. If a class has fewer than five competitors, then competitors may be combined with a higher class. In no case will High Masters be combined with any other class. Rifle categories will not be combi-ned. You do not have to attend the awards ceremony to receive awards. We will arrange delivery.
Lodging: The following hotels are within fifteen minutes of the range:
§ Comfort Suites,1175 Malabar Road, Palm Bay,FL32907321-369-1234,
§ Holiday Inn Express, 1206 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay, FL 321-220-2003
§ Beachside hotels are available on request but the drive time is 45 to 50 minutes.
On site camping: Campsites with electricity are available on the Club property for $10 per night. Contact the Match Director for information.
Electronic Targets: will be used in these matches, Rule 10.17. Competitors should bring his/her own personal electronic device (PED) with sufficient power for a full day of operation and capable of accessing an internal webpage over the Range Wi-Fi.
Additional Information and local rules: The Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club welcomes all competitors to the 2017 Florida Mid-Range High Power State Championships. We hope you have a safe and pleasant shooting experience at our facility. See our website: www.pmrpc.com or www.pmrpcrifle.com . Club Bylaws and Range Rules and Regulations apply to all activities at the PMRPC facility. The Release and Hold Harmless Agreement may be previewed there. All competitors are required to read, sign and date a liabilities release form at the match. All minors (under 18 years of age) must be endorsed by parent or guardian and must be under adult supervision anywhere on the range and club property.
All participants are strongly encouraged to wear eye protection one the firing. Ear protection is mandatory on the firing line plus in the pits eye protection & ear protection is compulsory. A brimmed hat is suggested in the pits while in operation.
Every competitor is expected to have every shot in the frame. Equipment capable of 15 minutes elevation above the 200 yard zero with bullet muzzle velocity of 2700+/-400 fps is expected. We will not accommodate first time installations of new scopes or new irons. Each shooter is responsible for every round leaving their rifle. Once the Match starts, a non-visible miss may be grounds to pull the competitor from the line, even during the sighting period, at the discretion of the Chief Range Officer.
Scorers need to ensure the shooter has his correct- zero on the rifle for the specific distance being shot. During the unlimited sighting shot interval the scorer may coach the shooter e.g. watch the bullet path down range and offer corrections. The scorer must account for all rounds fired. If a non-visible miss off the target cannot be attributed to a cross fire or target malfunction, then the scorer must inform the line officer. The Chief Range Officer will have the authority to remove or disqualify the competitor for the rest of the match.