Tomorrow is a public friendly LONG RANGE RIFLE COMPETITION at our local gun range.
I’ve never participated in such a competition ever before in my life.
According to what I was told over the phone, this specific event will consist of one shooter with 40 shots total using a centerfire varmint type bolt action rifle setting up at various distances shooting at (300, 400, 500 & 600 yard) steel targets. Shots will be taken from different positions as well, such as bench, prone and perhaps another.
There’s no major money involved to participate and there’s no major grand prize for the winner. Just bragging rights and your score.
Since I’ve never competed in such an event like this ever before, I’m reaching out to all of you for any good tips and/or suggestions before I take off tomorrow morning.
Please understand that I will be using my Savage Arms WIN .308 rifle that I recently completed back in April.
My loads with be ‘Federal Sierra Match-Kings’ 168 grain.
Last weekend, I shot a 100 rounds of them through my rifle plinking steel targets at distances of 200, 300, 400 and 500 yards with ease. At this point, I feel very comfortable and confident that the rifle will perform at those competition distances mentioned.
Like I said, I’m asking for any decent tips and/or suggestions from anyone with experience competing in long range rifle events.
Appreciate it, thanks!