RULES FOR ViMBAR/ViMSAR MATCHES


NEW! IMPORTANT — PLEASE READ!
It is extremely expensive and takes a lot of work to repair targets which have had holes punched into them due to careless shooting, and due to recent damage to the targets at Golden Spike Range, the linked PDF file should be downloaded and read before shooting in any of our matches. This document will tell you which calibers and bullets may be used on which targets. If, after reading this document, you are still unsure about which targets are available for shooting, PLEASE ASK a range manager before firing.

TARGET INFORMATION FOR GOLDEN SPIKE RANGE - CLICK HERE


You will note that we have increased the match fees, and have asked for a fee for camping. Some explanation is in order: The land owner is facing higher taxes on the property and lower revenue from the CRP program. The tax has almost doubled over the past 5 years. This situation has forced him to come up with ways to earn more from the land use. In order to do our part, and so we can retain access to this great shooting site, we have raised our prices. Up until last year our entry fees have remained the same since the inception of the GS Range in 1997.  Please understand our position that the increase in prices will help us to help the land owner in his financial situation, and to help ourselves in keeping the GS Range open for all of us to use.  A discussion on this subject is open on our forum, so if you have any ideas or comments please go there and contribute your thoughts.

ViMBAR Rules | ViMSAR rules | Sniper Match Rules | USAR Rules | F-Class Rules


ViMBAR Rules

Rifles: Any military bolt-action rifle in as-issued, battle-ready condition, with original as-issued iron sights, and chambered for its original military cartridge may be used. See the Rifles page for more information.

Handguns: There are many opportunities to involve the use of handguns in our matches. These should be limited to any military pistol, or DA revolver in use prior to 1960 and in as issued condition.

Equipment: Sandbags, ammo cans, field packs, helmets, etc. may be used as a rest. A mat or tarp, elbow pads, and recoil-shield may also be used for shooting. The use of Government Issue personal equipment such as pistol belt, harness, ammo pouches, stripper clips, canteens, etc. is encouraged. This equipment will make it easier for individual movements that may be required for various phases of the match.

Ammunition: Ammunition may be loaded with soft nosed, hollow point, or Full Metal Jacket bullets. No armor piercing, or tracer ammunition will be allowed.


ViMSAR Rules

Rifles: Any military semi-automatic rifle in as-issued, battle-ready condition, and chambered for its original military cartridge of 6.5mm through 8mm may be used. See the Rifles page for more information.

Handguns: There are many opportunities to involve the use of handguns in our matches. These should be limited to any military pistol, or DA revolver in use prior to 1960 and in as issued condition.

Equipment: Sandbags, ammo cans, field packs, helmets, etc. may be used as a rest. A mat or tarp, elbow pads, and recoil-shield may also be used for shooting. The use of Government Issue personal equipment such as pistol belt, harness, ammo pouches, stripper clips, canteens, etc. is encouraged. This equipment will make it easier for individual movements that may be required for various phases of the match.

Ammunition: Ammunition may be loaded with soft nosed, hollow point, or Full Metal Jacket bullets. No armor piercing, or tracer ammunition will be allowed.


Sniper Match Rules

Rifles: Any military bolt-action sniper rifle of pre-1950 design. An original bolt-action military (not sporterized) sniper rifle or reasonable replica and chambered for its original military cartridge may be used. Scopes must be a fixed power of 6X or less. Replicas (make-up guns) may have receiver-mounted scopes or “Scout Mount” scopes as on the German Z-141. As the original military sniper rifles can be very expensive, we would like to encourage the use of military bolt action rifles which were at some point sporterized and equipped with a scope. If such a rifle is then fitted with the appropriate original military stock/hardware, it will be a close approximation to a true, original sniper rifle but much more affordable. The idea here is not to ruin the value of older military bolt action rifles in their original condition by drilling and tapping them for scope mounts. 

Equipment: Since our Sniper Match is intended to simulate a lone shooter on a mobile mission, allowed equipment will include only those items the soldier would have in the field. Field packs, rucksacks, binoculars, helmets, etc. may be used. A small roll-up mat or tarp, elbow pads, and recoil-shield may also be used for shooting. No coaching will be allowed except by the score keeper. No laser range finders and no spotting scopes will be allowed. Wearing of period uniforms is encouraged to enhance the experience, but is not required.

Ammunition: Ammunition may be loaded with soft nosed, hollow point, or Full Metal Jacket bullets. No armor piercing, or tracer ammunition will be allowed.

Here are some examples of acceptable sniper rifles (not a complete list).

ENFIELD NO. 4 SNIPER

SWEDE 96 SNIPER

SWISS SNIPER


USAR Match Rules

We created this match so that we can use our ARs, AKs, and other military type full/semi auto rifles. We will call it USAR (Ugly and Sinister Assault Rifle) match. 

Rifles: Any military style rifle capable of firing semi-auto can be used in our USAR match. The rifle must be chambered in its original caliber and be between 22 to 30 caliber. Optical sights or scopes will be allowed, and the rifle may be equipped with a bipod and/or sling.

Equipment: Allowed equipment will include only those items the soldier would have in the field. Field packs, rucksacks, binoculars, helmets, etc. may be used. A small roll-up mat or tarp, elbow pads, and recoil-shield may also be used for shooting. No coaching will be allowed except the score keeper. No laser range finders, spotting scopes, or high power equipment like shooting gloves or coats will be allowed. Open bolt indicators are required and must be installed anytime the shooter is not actually firing or preparing to fire.

Ammunition: May be loaded with soft nosed, hollow point, or Full Metal Jacket bullets. No armor piercing or tracer ammunition will be allowed. This includes SS-109 62gr green tip military ammo, as it has penetrators within the bullet.


F-Class Match Rules

The F-Class match is a long range high power rifle match that is a sub-discipline of NRA Fullbore Rifle competition. It is based on the use of very accurate bolt-action rifles, and can be shot at various ranges from 300 yards to 1,000 yards at paper targets. You can review the NRA rules for this match including the rifles, equipment, and ammunition here: http://www.nrahq.org/compete/rules/fullbore_07.pdf

While we do not have the facilities to comply with all of the range requirements to conduct a full-blown NRA sanctioned F-Class match, we find the context of the match very interesting and think that we can adapt a match to our range.

Rifles and other equipment: We will have two classes: F-Class Open Rifle (F-O), and F-Class Target Rifle (F-T/R). Rifles and their associated equipment will be required to comply with the NRA F-Class Rifle rules (see pages 42-44 of the NRA Fullbore Rules).

Ammunition: Ammunition must comply with the NRA F-Class rules.


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