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2-day Field Rifle—Hits Count! (Camp Atterbury, IN)
Jul 23, 2016 @ 7:30 am—Jul 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm EDT
2-day Field Rifle Overview
Prerequisites: Suggested — Basic Rifle or previous experience with CMP or NRA disciplines.
Estimated Ammunition Required: About 250 to 300 rounds and a safe rifle.
Field Rifle is focused on practical shooting under field conditions against targets at a variety of ranges out to 400 yards, with a focus on the “rifleman’s quartermile:” 100-400 yards. Students will learn:
- Field Shooting to known distances to include target detection, target identification, and basic ballistics calculation
- Intermediate calculation of minutes of angle for precise sight adjustments at all ranges and application to field shooting problems
- Data collection for shooting to known distances
- Field-expedient ranging of targets at unknown distances
- Students will be able to challenge the Qualification Test, Battle Rattle, and/or Field Shoot at actual distance; exact events may vary by venue and class.
Field Rifle picks up where Basic Rifle leaves off. Students, having mastered the fundamentals of marksmanship, learn to apply their skills out to the rifleman’s quartermile. Most importantly, students will learn about their rifle — and themselves.
Contact the Event Director prior to registering with questions. Data to provide a starting point on ballistic information can be calculated beforehand.
Additional Event Information
Preregistration Required — All students must purchase tickets no later than 5 PM on 18 July.
This event requires additional information be provided for each participant (collected when you purchase your ticket). This information is a requirement of Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center (CAJMTC) and this information will be shared with Military Police and the Range Control office. Your information will not be used in any manner other than to allow your admittance to the installation and to contact you regarding this event. Pre-registration is required so that we can forward your information to CAJMTC in time for the event.
You are also responsible for reading the below additional range information specific to Camp Atterbury. Please keep in mind that we are using a military facility and military rules and discipline are in force. Camp Atterbury is an active military installation, as such we may have our scheduled access removed as late as the day before the event. If that happens (it has not in the past) we will contact all participants then reschedule for a later date or issue a refund.
REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT
DUE TO WEATHER CANCELLATION!
Additional Range Information
There are some things about shooting at Camp Atterbury that you should be aware of, please read the following carefully:
- Start time—check-in is at 7:30AM EDT. For those in most of Indiana, this is 7:30. For those in the Central time zone, it’s 6:30 CDT. Safety briefing is at 8:00 sharp. We will not wait to get started. The day will be long and we can’t afford to lose time here.
- CAJMTC firearms policy—NO FIREARMS beyond those you declare when you purchase your ticket. An exception is made for civilians for the firearms you specify to be used on the range for an event. This means concealed carry is NOT allowed. If you or your vehicle are searched, your rifle information submitted by us is all that will be allowed on base. You will be turned away if not detained by Military Police and your event fees will not be refunded.
- Centerfire Rifle, Zeroed—please make an effort to get a known zero prior to attending. 25 yds or 200 yds preferred, but any known zero will work. If you are not zeroed, we will make an attempt to get you there but a good zero will facilitate your learning.
- 250-300 rounds of the same ammunition will be required. Plan to carry 150+ rounds on you each day.
- The elements/weather—the known distance ranges are not sheltered in any way. If it’s sunny, you will be out in the sun. If raining, you’ll be out in the rain. Bring what’s appropriate for you and the forecasted weather. Layered clothing is best so that you can adjust to the changing temps. Events are not canceled due to the weather (exception with extreme weather only; i.e. tornado, severe storm/lightning). Do not bring portable shelter as the firing line will be moving frequently.
- Equipment—sling, shooting mat if desired, high powered binoculars or scope, at least two magazines, a way to take notes, ear and eye protection. Please note that ear and eye protection are required.
- Hydration—make sure to bring enough water/Gatorade/etc. to stay hydrated. It might be cool early in the day but the wind can take it out of you as fast as the heat.
- Food—there will be a designated time for lunch and history. Please bring what food you need. Leaving base for lunch is not an option and we will continue without anyone who is late returning from lunch. If everyone brings food that can be eaten on the fly, all the better.
- Directions from the gate to the range control building—essentially, you continue through the cantonment area on the road you came in on. You will come to a stop sign across from the fire department. Range control is on your left.
- A $10.00 per day range fee payable cash is required at check-in from each person attending. This is in addition to your ticket price and is collected directly by Camp Atterbury.
- You will be moving all your equipment between each firing point, all day. If you have a disability or require assistance to stay on your feet, let us know before signing up and we will try our utmost to work with you.
Finally, some notes from experience:
- It can always rain in Indiana and rain gear is light, bring it.
- A shooting mat should be a mat, not a tarp. Tarps blow around, require folding, collect rain. We cannot have folks pitching a campsite every 100 yds. The U. S. Army has provided grass at each firing distance and you do not have to carry it. Leave the mat at home if you can and enjoy nature.
- Water is your first best friend, start drinking an extra quart a day two days in advance. Bring at least two quarts each morning to the range.
- Power bars or breakfast bars are your second best friend, bring several.
- A mesh or light cloth bag for collecting brass is very helpful. Snag an old pillow case when the spouse isn’t looking. You can get sunburned in the winter.
- A hat with a bill rocks.
- A clean rag is priceless when you need it.
- Your rifle will get dirty, rained on, and scratched. Leave the safe queen at home, this event is for rifles you mean to shoot.
- Don’t bring cheap ammo for sighters and expensive ammo for score. Yes, it has happened; no, it didn’t end well.
- Make sure your scope or sights are tight and locktite was used. We have seen scopes fall off rifles. More than once.
- Make your lunch light and nutritious; this is not the place for Snoballs and Diet Coke.
- Dress as if you will be doing landscaping work all day and your spouse will not let you back in the house until dark. Toss in rain gear and you will be fine.
Bring everything you need and nothing you will not use.
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