Here is what’s going on Down Range at North Lawrence Fish and Game

Week ending Sunday March 10th 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024

North Lawrence Fish & Game Club 15325 Lawmont St. North Lawrence, OH 44666

Entry: Open to Members, Guests, and Non-Members. Affiliation with the CMP/NRA/NLFG is not Required. Advanced Entries are encouraged, but not required. Range has a capacity of 50 Competitors. EMAIL nlfgoffice@gmail.com or TEXT 330-815-0917 for entry.

NLFG 200-yard Rifle Range

This Match will be in April, so it could be a little wet. April showers bring may flowers! Dress in anything you need to be comfortable. Bring coffee, water, snacks. This match will be held rain or shine, so be prepared.

Match will open at 8:30am on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Shooting will start at 9:00

Fee: $30 for Members and $50 for non-Members. Proof of membership required.

Rules: All range safety rules will apply. Use of an ECI (Empty Chamber Indicator, supplied at the match) is mandatory. No handling of firearms while people are downrange. Use of ear protection is required on the firing, ready, and assembly lines.

Equipment: The rifle must be a Navy SEAL issued rifle, either semi-auto or bolt action, or a commercial replica rifle of the same type and caliber (.338 Lapua and .50 BMG are not allowed). Competitors can use any scope they want to use. See list of recommended rifles below.

Ground Mats, Coats, Gloves, Spotting scopes etc. are recommended. Web or leather service rifle slings allowed. Bipod or sandbags are allowed and recommended.

History of Chris Kyle, The Legend

Chris Kyle was arguably one of the United States military’s deadliest snipers in Iraq with a large number of confirmed and unconfirmed kills. The Pentagon officially confirmed more than 150 kills. The Navy credits him with more confirmed kills than any other American serviceman in history. Kyle was often asked about his weapons. While in training, he used four different rifles in order to know which weapon was the most useful in the given situation. In the field, he used the following, and these will all be permitted in the match:

• Semi-automatic 7.62 NATO Mk 11 sniper rifle (AR-10 or similar)

• 5.56 NATO Mk 12 Designated Marksman Rifle modified with the lower receiver of an M4A1 to get a collapsible stock and allow full-auto fire (AR-15 or similar)

• Remington 700/300, Later type classified as a MK13 Mod 1, .300 Winchester Magnum sniper rifle with McMillan stock and customized barrel, which was later replaced with an Accuracy International .300 Winchester Magnum or similar rifle up to .300 Winchester Magnum.

• FN SCAR 16 or 17 or similar.

• Springfield M1A in any configuration.

Course of Fire: Competitors will be firing a custom 10-Shot Course of fire. Relays will be fired concurrently. No alibis or refires will be given. Firing will start at 50 yards standing, move to 75 yards kneeling, then 100 yards kneeling, then 200 yards prone. Bipods are strongly recommended.

• Five Sighters fired in a time of 3 minutes at 100 yards (any position)

• 50-yard shots will be made on 4” steel plates (2 plates) standing.

• 75-yard shots will be made on 4” steel plates (1 plate) kneeling.

• 100-yard shots will be made on 8” steel plates (2 plates) kneeling.

• 200-yard shots will be made on 8” steel plates (5 plates) prone.

This course of fire will be one shot per target for a perfect score. There are 10 targets, so 10 shots is perfect. The competitors will start at the 50-yard line standing to engage 2 steel plates. Competitors will move to the 75-yard line and engage 1 steel plate from the kneeling or sitting position, then to the 100-yard line where they will engage 2 steel plates from the kneeling or sitting position. Finally, competitors will engage 5 steel plates from the prone position at the 200-yard line. Sandbags can be set up prior to starting the relay. Bipods MUST be folded until competitor reaches the 200-yard line. Competitors will be timed from start to finish and may not advance to the next position/distance until all the targets are knocked down. There will be a timekeeper and a round-counter for each competitor. Competitors may load their magazines to maximum capacity. More than one magazine and stripper clips for bolt-action rifles with internal magazines are strongly recommended, but not required.

Scoring: There will be a total of 10 steel plates at various distances described above. A perfect score will be one shot per plate for a total of 10 shots. Plates must be knocked down to count. The timekeeper will keep accurate time as that will be the tie-breaker. No one will move from one position to the next until all the steel plates at that position are down. A perfect 10 will win the match provided it’s done in the shortest amount of time.

Accessibility Accommodations: For shooters that are unable to go to a kneeling or prone position, a chair will be provided.