Mid-Range & F-Class Rifle Monthly Matches

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F-Class Monthly Match Program

Palm Bay, Florida

NRA Tournament ID#

September 8 & 9, 2018 2018156770
December 8 & 9, 2018 2018156771
January 12 & 13, 2019 2019156772
February 9 & 10, 2019 2019156773
April 13 & 14, 2019 2019156774
June 8 & 9, 2019 2019156775

Host:  Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club.  NRA #C1034

Matches will occur on the following dates:

  • September 8 & 9, 2018
  • December 8 & 9, 2018
  • January 12 & 13, 2019
  • February 9 & 10, 2019
  • March – skipped due to Orange Blossom Regional
  • April 13 & 14, 2019
  • May – skipped due to Fullbore Championship
  • June 8 & 9, 2019

 Location:  Port Malabar Rifle & Pistol Club is in the city of Palm Bay, FL.

Exit I-95 at exit 173 westbound on Malabar Road, State Rd. 514.  Follow Malabar Rd. 4.8 miles to Hurley Road. Go left on Hurley Rd.  The gate to the club is at the road’s end.

Rules:  This is an NRA approved match.  All current NRA High Power Rules for a Tournament will apply. Match is Club Approved.  All current PMRPC High Power range rules apply.

Eligibility:  Open to anyone.

Entries:  We will start signing up shooters at 7:30am each day.

Entry Fees:

Individual Fees per day:

Adult PMRPC members…………. $20.00

Adult non-members…………………$25.00

Juniors………………………………….$5.00

Squadding:  Squadding and briefing begins at 07:30 AM.  Squadding for individual matches will be issued during the briefing by the Statistical Officer in the Registration area behind the 600 yard line.  NRA Membership numbers and classification cards must be exhibited before squadding assignments are made.  NRA membership is not required to compete.  If a competitor fails to present himself at the proper firing point when his relay is called, or fails to show in the Pits before Pits seal, he may lose his right to compete in that event.  High Masters and Masters will be grouped together when possible but this is not guaranteed as per Rule, 11.6.7.  Competitors will shoot on different relays and different targets each day regardless of classification.

Classifications:  The NRA High Power Classification system will be used.  Unclassified competitors will compete in the Master Class. Rule 19.2 – Unclassified Competitor.

 Rifles Allowed:  Service Rifle – NRA Rule 3.1, CMP Rule 6.1; Any Rifle – NRA Rule 3.2; Match Rifle – NRA Rule 3.3; Palma Rifle – NRA Rule 3.3.1; F-Class – NRA Rule 22.3.4(a) Open and 22.3.4(b) Target. AR-Tactical as per section 23 NRA rules including NRA rule 3.3.3 throughout with recent amendments.

Ammunition:  Provided by the competitor as per rule section 3.17 & 3.17(b) inclusively.

Scoring & Pits:  The Silver Mountain Electronic Targets System will be used (all NRA rule 10.17 apply).  With the electronic target system, competitors are still required to score.  Failing to perform scoring duties is ground for disqualification.  Competitors should bring their own personal electronic device with sufficient power for a full day of operation and capable of accessing an internal webpage over the range Wi-Fi.  In the event of a catastrophic failure or malfunction of the electronic target system, the Match Director will reserve the right to make a decision to either delay the match or to switch over to conventional targets and pit duty.  All competitors will be required to perform pit duties if such a case arises.  If a substitute puller is used, the competitor is responsible for their attendance and performance.  Competitors with physical limitations that need assistance must notify the Match Director in advance.

Targets: 600 yards: MR-1 & 600 yard MR-1FC

Course of Fire:

Each day

  • Match 1: 600 Yards – Unlimited sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 25 minutes.
  • Match 2: 600 Yards-2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.
  • Match 3: 600 Yards-2 sighting shots, 20 shots for record, prone slow fire in 22 minutes.
  • Match 4: Aggregate of matches 1, 2, & 3.

Lodging:  There are numerous hotels within fifteen minutes of the range, search for Palm Bay, FL.

On site camping:  Campsites with electricity are available on the Club property for $10 per night. Contact the Match Director for more details.

Additional Information and local rules:  For more information about our facility, see our website: www.pmrpc.com or www.pmrpcrifle.com.  Club Bylaws and Range Rules and Regulations apply to all activities at the PMRPC facility.  The Release and Hold Harmless Agreement may be previewed there.  All competitors are required to read, sign and date a liabilities release form at the match.  All minors (under 18 years of age) must be endorsed by parent or guardian and must be under adult supervision anywhere on club property.

Ear protection is mandatory on the firing line, and eye protection is recommended.  In the pits, eye & ear protection is compulsory.  A brimmed hat is suggested in the pits while in operation.

Every competitor is expected to have a confirmed zero before the competition begins.  Each shooter is responsible for every round leaving their rifle.  Once the Match starts, a shot that cannot be accounted for may be grounds to pull the competitor from the line, even during the sighting period, at the discretion of the Chief Range Officer.

Scorers need to ensure the shooter has his correct- zero on the rifle for the specific distance being shot.  The scorer must account for all rounds fired.  If a non-visible miss off the target cannot be attributed to a cross fire or target malfunction, then the scorer must inform the line officer.  The Chief Range Officer will have the authority to remove or disqualify the competitor for the rest of the match.

If you develop a sight malfunction, the rules give you time to repair it.  The line officer may insist you go to the 50 yard practice range, or the 200yds sight in range, and re-zero before he allows you to resume shooting at the High Power range.  If you cannot resume with your relay in the rule’s time available, the penalty described in the rules will be followed. We will not allow unsafe practices or non-visible misses.

The 600 yard line is under cover.  All positions will be shaded.  Spiked legs for scope stands or front rifle rests are not permitted on the Astro-Turf.  All muzzles must be across the white safety line.  All other equipment shall be behind the white safety line.  NRA rule 9.9 will also be enforced.

The scorecards and the Statistical Officer’s report are the official data.  Match updates and final score results will be posted at the pole barn and the official challenge period of 30 min begins once they are posted.  It is the competitor’s responsibility to verify these scores during these challenge period and to report any discrepancies to stats officials.

Coaching is prohibited during all individual matches during shots for record (Rule 9.10) with exception during unlimited sighters match segment (Rule 9.2(b)) or for juniors with pre-arranged expanded classifications status provided by match sponsor(s) under rule 19.4.1 only.

At the time of registration, you must identify any cases of equipment sharing, need for help in the pits, junior shooters needing an adult, etc.  The Chief Range Officer and the Statistical Officer will try to accommodate/balance the requests via squadding.  Total satisfaction is not guaranteed.

For more information or questions, please contact the Match Director:

Chip Becker, 321-614-4573, rifle@pmrpc.com