Wyoming Tactical Rifle Championship
The Third Annual WTRC will be held July 12, 13, & 14, 2013 at the Bliss Ranch (North of Gillette, WY)
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Wyoming Tactical Rifle Championship General Overview
The primary goal of this competition is to provide a safe proving ground for tactical riflemen and their equipment. Lessons learned from the competition will provide information and knowledge from which we can advance our field proficiency and gain confidence in our abilities. The courses of fire and scoring methods are designed to demonstrate the importance of data development to attain accurate shot placement.
Two man teams will work together to solve course problems. Each team will travel the course with one or more Range Officers that will record scores and enforce the match rules. Teams will equip themselves with a precision rifle, pistols and a carbine (carbine = less than a 22” barrel). The team will select firearms correct for each course of fire. Great latitude is allowed for equipment selection, although the same equipment must be used throughout the match. Shooters will encounter targets from 0-50 yards (pistol), 0-500 yards (carbine) and 0-1000 yards (precision rifle) on the courses, (bonus targets may be farther). Most carbine shooting will be 0-300 yards, most precision rifle shooting will be 0-600 yards and most pistol is close range. The WTRC match is well suited for one precision bolt rifle and one semi auto carbine. However a bolt carbine may be used (barrel length has to be less than 22”).
Caliber requirements for rifle/carbine are .300 Win Magnum or less in center fire configuration. Any field practical sights are allowed. Any field practical support devices and range estimating devices are permitted. Service pistols must be 9mm caliber or larger, field durable, and carried in a safe secure field practical holster. Pistol magazines beyond +2 cartridge base pads are not allowed. Optical pistol sights are permitted provided the pistol can be securely retained in a holster and the competitor understands there are no alibis for breakage.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED CARTRIDGE ALLOTMENT PER TEAM
Precision Rifle 300 rounds Carbine 500 rounds Pistol 400 rounds
-No tracer, armor piercing, or steel core bullets are allowed. If a team is found to be using any of these types of ammo, that team will be disqualified and will pay for replacement targets.
Each team will shoot each course of fire at a designated time and following a designated trail. The team arrives at a shooting station, makes ready, and engages pistol targets impacting each with at least two hits. Pistol targets are white steel at 0-50 yards, and should be engaged from close to far, by one or both shooters, one shooter at a time, to allow the Range Officer (R.O.) an opportunity to determine hits. All targets must be fired on. Pistol targets are scored for two hits, a reward of 10 points per hit, with a 20-point maximum per pistol target. There will be a 10-point deduction per miss on the pistol target(s).
After all pistol targets are engaged, pistols must be cleared, shown clear to the attending R.O., dry fired and holstered. Next, one shooter may engage the medium range (0-500 yard) carbine targets from close to far. The team must identify the target to be shot with the R.O. before engaging. The medium range targets will painted red, and must be fired upon at least twice. After two successful hits, an award of 20 points (20 positive points maximum allowed per target) will be scored. An unlimited amount of misses are allowed at a 10-point deduction per missed carbine target on field courses.
After the red targets are engaged (at least two shots fired at each), the weapon is cleared and shown clear to the R.O. and dry fired. Then the engagement of the long-range blue targets may commence by the other shooter. One team shooter must identify the target to be engaged to the R.O. prior to engaging. Multiple long-range targets will be encountered. Care should be taken not to engage targets of an adjacent station, as these shots will be recorded as a miss. Long-range targets will require a minimum of 2 shots each with an award of 40 points for a hit, with only two hits scoring positive points. Misses are a 20-point deduction, with an unlimited number of shots allowed. When both team members are done shooting at the station, rifles are cleared and shown clear to the R.O. with the hammer snapped down, travel to the next station may begin. Both shooters must remain at the same station until all weapons are shown clear to the R.O. All weapons must be carried with an empty chamber and the hammer down. Loaded magazines can be inserted after the bolt is closed and hammer is down. Shooters cannot load internal magazines on the move. Detachable mags can be loaded on the move. Shooters must travel together to the next station.
At the course staging area each team will be advised of the maximum allowed time for that course of fire. When time has expired, the R.O. will command a cease-fire, whereby all weapons are cleared and shown clear to the Range Officer. All firearms will be dry fired in a safe direction to assure chambers are empty. Shooters will be escorted back to the staging area at that time. Teams that are able to quickly resolve all station targets will be more likely to finish within the allotted time. Teams completing the course of fire before the allotted time will receive 1 point per minute added to their total course points, for every full unused minute.
TEAM VS. TEAM
This event will involve teams engaging targets at ranges between 0 and 1000 yards. Team vs. Team competition will be worth 500 points for 1st place, 450 points for 2nd place, with point awards in increments of 50 down to the 10th place at +50 points. Unloaded weapons will be promptly placed at the firing line pointed down range. Sighting will not be permitted during weapon placement. Loose ammo will be put in a designated container at each shooting station. At the GO command teams will move to the firing line, load the carbine only, and successfully engage carbine targets. Targets must be engaged from close to far. After all carbine targets are successfully engaged, the precision shooter may load and begin engaging designated long-range targets. Successful hits on out of order or incorrect targets will not be declared as hits. The first team to successfully engage all assigned targets will cause a cease fire, and that team will advance to the next round. If neither team successfully completes the course of fire within the allotted time of 2 ½ minutes, both teams are eliminated from advancing, unless it is the final shoot-off for 1st and 2nd place. Team members may spot, load magazines, and assist each other while keeping their bodies primarily within their shooting station. Out of sequence target engagement or premature engagement of the stop plate will cause a Did Not Finish, and elimination from advancement. Only ammo that is brought to the firing line by either team member may be used during this event. Awarded points will be added to the overall team score. Both shooters are required to engage targets (participate). IF A TEAM CHOOSES TO USE DIFFERENT WEAPONS IN THE TEAM VS TEAM COMPETITION THEY MUST BE DECLARED UPON ARRIVAL THE FIRST DAY, AND ALL WEAPONS MUST BE PACKED BY THAT TEAM ON THE FIELD COURSES AS WELL. (If a carbine shooter uses a bolt gun on the field courses and wants to use an AR-15 or semi-auto in the team vs team competition, the team must also pack the semi-auto on the field courses).
The Match Director may choose to add additional competitive events during the match. Any additional points awarded will be added to the primary match results.
Safe, sportsmanlike conduct is required at all times during the events related to the WTRC. Unsafe, argumentative or disruptive behavior, are grounds for disqualification. You are expected to be promptly ready for you turn at fire. Delaying events will cause you to lose your opportunity to fire and may result in disqualification.
No allowances will be made for equipment breakage or failure. All gear must be field durable to be practical and reliable. Safety violations, dropped weapons, accidental discharges, and unsportsmanlike conduct will result is disqualification and a non-refunded entry fee.
There will be a barbecue Sunday after the competition is finished, this will also serve as the awards ceremony.
Thank you for your cooperation. It is your commitment to safety and your demonstration of true sportsmanship that make the annual WTRC a successful and enjoyable event. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Wyoming Tactical Rifle Championship, WTRC Registration Form
The Annual WTRC will be held July 12, 13, & 14, 2013 at the Bliss Ranch (North of Gillette, WY)
Signups are being taken at this time. Entry fee is $300.00 per shooter or $600.00 per team.Please sign up ASAP using the entry form below.
2013 Wyoming Tactical Rifle Championship Registration Form