Looking for a larger Shoot to get our feet wet

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  1. ccollier

    ccollier Gold $$ Contributor

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    Hello all,

    I've been a member here for several years and read on this forum almost every day. Man has it cost me some money! - Lol. I'm fairly new to F-class, just my 3rd year. I live in West Central Ga and have been shooting some local matches within a few hours drive. My question is - what match would y'all recommend a less experienced fellow F-class shooter go to if he wanted to shoot a larger match and meet some new shooters and see some different equipment? It would be myself and a couple of guys I shoot with and we would not mind driving a day to get there and shoot a day or two then head home. Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Feel free to PM me if you like.

    Thanks, Shane
     
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  2. Stan Taylor

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    If you want to shoot benchrest there will be some matches starting in February at cool acres in swainsboro ga.
     
  3. ccollier

    ccollier Gold $$ Contributor

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    Stan,

    I appreciate the info, but I'm just looking for F-class at this time. Not sure I have the time for another hobby!

    Thank you, Shane
     
  4. Stan Taylor

    Stan Taylor

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    Just trying to help.
     
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    Rope2horns Norm Harrold Silver $$ Contributor

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    Last weekend in April Texas Long Range championship at Bayou Rifles in Houston.
     
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    North state shooting club has the Sinclair international full bore championship in may at bunter NC. They shoot. Fclass
     
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    Definitely look up different State Championship matches. Louisiana State Champ. 600yd F-class match is the first Saturday in October.
     
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    Regionals and state championships are a good choice for “getting wet” without going too far. Most attract several top shooters that will be there in full form. Often they are the toughest matches, yet small enough that you feel the heat of the battle! Traveling is good for a shooter...
     
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    Camp Blanding near Jacksonville FL. Also River Bend Gun club up near Dawsonville GA run good matches. Both are 600 yards. Cool Acres in Swainsboro should be starting a Fclass league this year. Great place to shoot too
     
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    I"ll vouch for that! From KY to WY for the old ITRC, and a lot of years going to SD for the dogs! Builds character!:D
     
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    http://www.midsouthmarksmen.com/master-schedule.html

    The two day matches at Tullahoma AEDC are the registered matches and usually much better attended and everyone brings out their best gear. Some matches closer to you are Central Alabama Gun Club, River Bend Gun Club, Chattanooga Gun Club, and Talladega CMP. I expect the F-Class attendance at these is usually below what you are looking for, and the only two day deal is the October event at River Bend.

    Keep an eye on Palo Alto's schedule in Louisiana. Their spring regional and fall state championship are awesome and attract a lot of the best shooters in the SE with all the best toys.
     
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    ccollier Gold $$ Contributor

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    Thank all of you for your replies. Looks like there are a lot of choices to choose from.

    Thanks again, Shane
     
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    Rope2horns Norm Harrold Silver $$ Contributor

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    This right here ^^^ is like a mini Nationals!!......Those Texas shooters are tough as hell and there's a bunch of them.
     
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    Check on events at the Talladega Marksmanship Park. I haven’t shot there yet but it looks like a fantastic venue.
     
  18. ccollier

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    I've shot at Talladega CMP range quite a few times. Great facility, we are very lucky to have something like that.
     
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    AEDC (Tullahoma Tn) FY 18 Match Dates
    http://www.midsouthmarksmen.com/
    Great people, good turnout, good fun....

    27 January 3x600 Club Match
    28 January 3x100 0 Club Match
    25 March 3x1000 Approved
    26 May 5x600 MR Regional
    27 May MR Regional
    4 August 3x600 Approved
    5 August 3x1000 Approved
    1 September 5x1000 TN F-Class State Championship
    2 September TN F-Class State Championship
    30 September 3x600 Approved

    This may be an option, I drive 3 hrs to shoot here a lot.....
     
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