HIGH POWER RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB OF YUMA, INC.
Team Whipper Snipers
High Power Rifle and Pistol Club of Yuma, Inc.
There will be practice, this Saturday, July 14th. We will begin at 6:00AM setting up targets in the pits, for the 300 yard line course of fire. We will begin shooting 2 Sighters (one round at a time) in 2 minutes. You will then shoot 2 strings of Rapid Fire Prone, in a time limit of 70 seconds each. You will use 2 magazines; 1 with 2 rounds and 1 magazine with 8 rounds; per string, all fired in that order (2 & 8). If the temperature holds, we may shoot another string. If you have ammo; then have your magazines loaded prior to coming to the line.
(*all sighters may be shot in any position. It behooves you to do it from the position you will be using in that course of fire.)
Know what DOPE to have on your sights for this practice.
Normally, we use the "Come Ups" of 2-1/2 minutes per 100 yards. As an example: if you had 6 clicks of elevation (6 quarter minutes) at the 200 yard line, then add 10 quarter minutes, which will make a total of 16 clicks (quarter minutes), or 4 full minutes of elevation.
(Minutes are: Minutes of Angle [MOA]).
Call me for any questions at:
Make sure you have your DOPE (Data of Previous Engagement) elevation & windage already written in your data book for all 200/300/*500/600 yard line courses of fire (filled in before you get to the range).
*When we shoot at Rio Salado or South Phoenix Rod & Gun Club. They only have a 500 yard ranges.
The "Come-Ups" from 200 yards should be 2-1/2 minutes (10 clicks up for the 1/4 minute sights) for each 100 yards (ie: 10 clicks up for each 100 yards).
All ammo will be provided for the 200 & 300 yard line practices.
For any 500/600 yard line practices or competitions,you will need to reload ammo yourself.
Take it upon yourselves to adjust your sling for Sitting, Prone, and Standing positions.
Try to come out for practice knowing how to put your sling on for your position. We waste an immense amount of time getting our slings on. The more you practice this, will make you that much more comfortable in your positions. It will also improve your confidence in shooting. It will save a lot of time as well.
If you already have enough ammo, load your other four magazines, to have them ready for the Rapid Fire strings. Also, mark the sling holes for Sitting & Prone.
Know how you want to set up your spotting scope for different positions. Do this along with your dry firing practice at home.
You may call/text me as well, (Jerry) at
1-858-349-1311, for details.
The name of our junior shooters' team is the Whipper Snipers. It is a coed team. We have presently 4 members. We are looking for more. The age limit is from 14 through 20 years old, inclusive. However, there can be waivers for those who are younger, who show a maturity and knowledge of safety and marksmanship skills.
The juniors shoot, Caliber .223 AR-15's, Service category rifles. We practice for both the Across the Course (ATC) NRA matches and the Excellence in Competition (EIC) CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) matches (also called the National Match Course [NMC]).
The Across the Course (ATC) consists of 88 rounds, using the standing, sitting, and the prone positions. They learn to use a sling and will be shooting both slow fire and rapid fire at ranges of 200, 300, and 600 yards.
The Excellence in Competition (EIC)/National Match Course is a 50 shot course of fire, similar to the ATC. In this course of fire they shoot from the same positions, also using the sling in sitting and prone positions. No sighting shots are given. They must also go from standing to sitting, or standing to prone for the rapid fire courses. They shoot from the same yard lines as the ATC, 200, 300, and 600 yards. The EIC provides for the opportunity to eventually be awarded the coveted Distinguished Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
The badge is won by attaining a total of 30 award points accumulated by winning "Leg" points. Leg points are won by winning several matches. The most leg points that can be won at any one match are 10 for 1st place (Gold), 6 for 2nd place (Silver), and 4 points for 3rd place (Bronze). The points are only awarded for the top 10% of participants and apportioned by a set of Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) rules.
The CMP also awards medals with certificates for those individual leg events. There are approximately 2,000 rifle shooters in the nation, who hold this award, of which a small percent are junior shooters. Tyler Rico of Tucson, is one of the youngest holders of the Distinguished Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
For more information on our Junior Program, please contact Jerry Brooker at: 858-349-1311.
Most importantly: The following rules are necessary to know, understand, and use for anyone who would like to become a member of our Junior High Power Rifle Team Shooting Program the Whipper Snipers.
1. Treat every firearm as being loaded.
2. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.
3. Keep your finger straight and off of the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
4. Keep the safety on until ready to shoot.
Additionally, importantly: To make your rifle safe after a string of fire, or after any course of fire,
(1) Place the rifle on "Safe".
(2) With the bolt to the rear, remove the magazine.
(3) Look in the chamber and both visually & physically make sure there is no round in the chamber.
(4) Insert your Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI) in the ejection port. Keep the rifle pointed down range. Stay in place on your firing point, until told to move off the line by the line official (Range Safety Officer [RSO]/Block Officer).
Make this a routine procedure!
Breathe - take a normal breath
Relax - let your breath half way out, and hold it
Aim - at your target (check the number board) use proper *sight alignment on bullseye
Slack - take up the slack in your trigger
Squeeze (press) - holding tip of the front sight blade on/in the bullseye
Follow through! . . . boom, recoil, Follow through!
*. . . the tip of the front sight blade centered both vertically and horizontally through the rear sight aperture at 6 o'clock under the bullseye.
Juniors shooting at the 600 yard line, in Slow Fire Prone.