The big change will be that we will have a larger and longer covered firing line. It will not only offer better cover from the elements, but allow for more shooters. With that improvement we are going to make a change in the Buffalo and Mid Range matches. These changes will not affect the rest of the matches and they will stay as they are.
We are adding an Open Class to the Buffalo and Mid Range matches, to be shot at the same time with those matches. This will allow those not wanting to dress in period clothing or other guidelines to participate in a class less restrictive.
Our thinking is that the better facilities and changes will encourage more shooters.
Headline news: Jeff passed away from a sudden illness in September and we have dedicated our new flag in his memory. The annual Adobe Walls Battle in June will be renamed to add his name to it and we are also planning a memorial to him at the battle next year.
Here are the results of the October match.
Mid Range Match
Big Bore Lever Match
40-50 Bottle Neck Sharps
Military Bolt Match
Military Single Shot Match
22 Rim Fire Match
25 Cal. Match
Pistol Cal. Lever Gun Match
There are updates to the high scores for the year based on the October Match results at the link here.
Here are the dates for our 2017 shooting schedule.
There are some changes from last year so read carefully. The Buffalo Match is changing, the Billy Dixon schedule is changing and some other matches are moving. Also, we now have a security gate since last Fall.
April: 28, 29, 30
May: 26, 27, 28
June: 23, 24, 25 – Adobe Walls Battle
July: 21, 22, 23
Aug: 25, 26, 27
Sept: 22, 23, 24
Oct: 27, 28, 29
Also please read The Event Attire Link here. Let’s all try to dress more closely to that concept this season for the Buffalo Match.
Due to complaints of back fatigue, leg fatigue, rump fatigue we have had to shorten the Buffalo Match to accommodate the “angry old white men”.
Friday starting at 8:00 AM
World War II and earlier Military Bolt Action Rifle Match: 200 yds. to 500 yds.
Pre 1900 Military Single Shot Rifle Match: 200 yds. to 500 yds.
Lever Action Big Bore Match: 200 yds. to 500 yds.
All matches 28 rds. each including sighters (2 sighters and 5 for score at each range).
Friday starting at 1:00 PM: Range open for practice.
Saturday starting at 8:00 AM
Buffalo Match: 700 yds. to 1000 yds. or 800 yds. to 1200 yds.
40 rds. including sighters (2 sighters and 8 for score at each range).
Saturday starting at PM
Mid Range Rifle Match: 300 yds. to 600 yds.
28 rds. including sighters (2 sighters and 5 for score at each range).