2018 RAM BASH INFO
Open Black Powder Cartridge
Rifle Silhouette Matches
Place: Fairfax Rod & Gun Club – Lea (Valley) Range
Dates: Matches will be on the fourth Saturday of the month January through November. There will be a Turkey shoot at the November match.
Range Preparation: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Practice: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Match Starts: 9:45 AM
Match is Fired Rain or Shine! Covered Firing Line
Course of Fire: 40 Shots Offhand at NRA Full Size 500m Ram – Distance: 200 Meters
Arms & Ammunition: Any Rifle (except Scheutzen or Bolt Action) designed and chambered for Blackpowder metallic cartridge or typical reproduction thereof. Metallic sights, vernier or ladder or reproduction thereof that is typical of the time period. Receiver sights are allowed on lever action rifles. No fiber optic sights, slings, tube sights or thumb holes allowed. Fixed cartridges of 32 caliber or larger with a cast or swaged LEAD bullet propelled by any safe smokeless powder, blackpowder, Pyrodex or duplex charge may be used. No Jacketed Bullets allowed.
Entry Fee: $15 per Competitor
Scoring: Each competitor will be required to help score, spot and paint targets for other shooters. Instructions in performing these tasks will be given to all competitors.
Awards and Ties: The award pot will consist of the total of entry fees less 40% for expenses including $5/shooter to the club. The award money will be divided among 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, and 15th places. ALL ties will be broken by shoot-off. Bring extra ammo. Shoot-offs must be fired with same rifle used in the match. To qualify for the annual match trophies (1st and 2nd) you must shoot in at least six of the eleven scheduled matches. If you shoot more than six, then the best six matches will be counted.
Facilities: Covered Firing Line with soda machine and toilet. Snack bar and Pro Shop at Club House.
Directions: Club is 3 miles east of Manassas, on Signal Hill Rd. which is a mile down Liberia Rd. off Route 28. You can also take Ellis Rd. from Prince William Parkway.
For further information call Dwight Hlustick @
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