Mill Creek Rifle Club
Sat November 17th 2018 7:30 am – Sun November 18th 2018 6:00 pm (CST)
The annual Snipergeddon shooting competition will once again be held at Mill Creek Rifle Club in Desoto Kansas on November 17 and 18 of this year. Unlike past competitions, this year’s the competition will span two days to help accommodate more shooter, provide more shooting opportunities and increase the number of shooting categories. All shooters are welcome to shoot both days for twice the fun!
Mill Creek Rifle Club: 7215 Gardner Rd, De Soto, KS 66018. Check-in is in the clubhouse.
Please arrive no later than 7:00 am to sign in, pick up your optional T-shirt, listen to the mandatory competition briefing and sign a weaver. We will start shooting at 7:30 am.
The rules have not changed. They are simple: “Hit a gong and advance, miss a gong 5 times and you are out.” More specifically all competitors will get assigned to one of six groups. The shooter’s group number corresponds to the gong he/she will shoot. Furthermore, flights will subdivide each group. Competitor will shoot in flights round robin. When a competitor hits a gong (we will have electronic hit detectors on each gong) he/she will advance to the next yard line and stop shooting. If he/she miss they will have a total of five chances to hit the gong. Once everyone is finished shooting the flight gets off the shooting line and the next flight sets up. This year we will have 6 gongs set up hence we will have 6 flights shooting simultaneously. It is imperative that all competitors listen to their assigned group RO for directions.
The scoring systems rewards shooter for accuracy i.e. first round hits. And for each successive distance the point values double. For instance at 500 yards, a first round hit is 16 point, second: 8 point, third: 4 points…. At 600 yards the hit values double: 32, 16, 8, 4, 2 etc. Each person’s total score will determine their overall category placing.
Shooting will start at 300 yards. The 300 yard distance is not scored and shooters have only 3 shots to hit the gong. This is a test to determine if everyone’s equipment works correctly. In years past people have complained about starting this close to the targets however each year there are competitors incapable of hitting the 24” gong from 300 yards! After 300 yards we will advance to the 500 yard line and repeat the process. From the 500 yard line we will increase the distance until there are no shooters left, it’s too dark, or we run out of space. Field conditions will dictate shooting distances. We foresee shooting in 100 yard increments between 500 and 900 yards. The spacing should increase beyond 900 yards.
- 6mm/6.5mm – Any 6mm or 0.243 diameter and 6.5mm or 0.264 diameter cartridges are allowed. Any case capacity or bullet weight or configuration is allowed.
- 223/5.56x45mm and AR15 0.22 diameter - 223 Rem or 5.56x45 bolt action rifles and any AR-15 so long as the diameter of the barrel is 0.22 or 5.56mm. Some potential AR-15 caliber are: 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm, 224 Valkyrie and 22 Nosler.
- 30/7.62mm Cal – Any non-magnum 0.30/7.62mm diameter cartridges with a case capacity of a 30-06 or less.
- Unlimited – no caliber restriction – within reason. Simply put, anything 50 BMG and under is allowed. But, please do not bring a M-256 120 mm cannon with M829 APFSDS-T rounds to prove a point.
All rifles will have an Open Bolt Indicator (OBI) inserted into their chambers at ALL times except when on the firing line. A flight can vacate the shooting position when all rifles have OBIs in their chambers. Failure to follow these rules will result in expulsion from the competition. Mill Creek Rifle Club sells OBI for $1.00.
Beyond 500 yards we will shoot off of trailers. Please make sure you can climb on/off a trailer before you register. We will have ladders for the taller trailer. The preferred shooting position is prone but shooting benches for are allowed for those with mobility issues.
The top three competitors in each category will receive a Snipergeddon prize. In years past, the top three competitors received plaques. This year the prizes might be different. In addition, anyone who hits a gong at 600 yards, 1000 yards, 1200 yards, 1500 yards or 1900 yards gets a patch for the furthest distance hit.
In case the competition rains out on November 17 or November 18 we will reschedule either one or both days the following weekend.
We will have two porta-potties on a trailer with us at all times – no more walking into the woods.
Initially, people will park near the MCRC clubhouse, afterwards people will need to park south of the sand plant.
MCRC has space for RV’s and trailers with electrical hook ups. The cost is $10 per night. Competitors are also welcome to sleep in the clubhouse for free. Please contact the event organizer for more information.
Mill Creek Rifle Club
7215 Gardner Rd, De Soto, KS 66018, USA