PO Box 82
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Route 202 West
Excruciathlon VI - Saturday April 8th 9am registration till it's done
This event is for Green NES Forum Members (anyone who participated in the initial event is grandfathered) and MRGCI Members who pay $31 (PayPal) or $30 (Snail Mail). Signup is done through the Northeast Shooters Forum and is currently limited to just fourteen teams of two for a total of twenty-eight competitors. Each member of the pair must pay the entry fee, and a meal is included for each paid participant. Again all rules and conditions are posted in the NES (northeastshooters.com) forum.
A timed course where marksmanship (accuracy) is measured while under the stress of physical challenges
Monadnock Rod and Gun Club
595 Jaffrey Road/Route 202W
Peterborough, NH 03458
9am Saturday April 8, 2017 (Competition starts 10am and runs till completed)
Club will be open for participant campers on Friday afternoon after 4:30pm
Contestants compete in pairs using rifles, pistols and shotguns. Rifles and pistols should be calibered in common "defensive" cartridges: The rifle in a "defensive" caliber, and multiple magazines for convenience ...though lever-action is okay too (more cogent info below). No calibers smaller than 9x19, and nothing larger than 30.06. (9mm, .40, .45, .223/5.56, 5.45, 7.62x39, .30 carbine, .308, etc). The pistol would be something that you would conceivably carry concealed, and the shotgun must be a twelve-gauge that can shoot birdshot.- No Armor Piercing, Steel Core or Incendiary Ammunition ...this will be checked and enforced.
Outline of the Excruciathlon VI Run'n'Gun Mudder-Biathlon Competition
This outline is subject to change, and almost undoubtedly will change, with all changes made to be documented here on or by April 1st.
In this two-man team competition, the competitors run in segmented distances varying from 200 to 1000 yards. Overall covering from 2000-3000 yards. Parts of each segment often require carrying bulky/heavy items purposely used to induce fatigue in the competitors. When the biathlete has completed the run/carry for that segment of the competition, he stops to shoot for accuracy at paper, wood or metal targets, having either a clear or obstructed view.
Scoring is calculated by adding the running time from start to finish along with any penalty time for shooting inaccuracy.
During the entire competition, from start to finish, the clock is running for the competitor - there is no time-out during the shooting portion.
All shooting occurs from a set distances of 11 yards or 100 yards. The rifle segment occurs behind a V-TAC-style barricade at metal targets. And some of which occurs in the open range on paper targets in different shooting positions. The pistol is standing at a wood target and the shotgun at multiple steel poppers at eleven yards.
There are three shooting positions: Standing, Kneeling/Seated, and Prone for the rifle on paper portion.
Target diameters range in size from 3 inches to 24 inches.
Teams are assigned numbers to identify them during the competition. These numbers are also used to designate their assigned shooting lanes on the firearms range.
The penalty imposed for each miss at the paper targets is twenty seconds of added time for each team.
There is no time penalty enforced for missing the steel targets per se. The steel targets must be struck a total of eight times from eight different positions behind the V-TAC barricade before proceeding to the next challenge. So, the only penalty imposed is the time that is required to complete the task. However, if you fail to strike the steel plate from each position, and have tried each position, you may choose to move on taking a two minute penalty.
In essence, the competitor starts at the start line, runs one course segment (length depending on the competition), comes to the range and shoots, runs another segment, shoots, and so on, finishing with a run to the registration area to stop the clock.
Teams start one at a time with a 15 minute interval between starts.
Running Portion: Competitors will be running while carrying buckets of sand, carrying heavy planks, moving through obstacles and crawling through the mud and other sundry tasks. One member of the team may pick up the slack if the other member cannot complete the task (clike carrying the bucket), but both must finish the complete course in order to stop the clock at the end.
o Rifle on Steel: Enough for eight strikes on a 10" steel plate at 100 yards through a V-TAC barricade can you make it in eight shots or will it take thirty shots? If you do not complete the task, add two minutes to your time.
o Rifle on Paper: Sixty shots on three ten inch diameter Hi-Viz paper targets at 100 yards over three separate sessions (segments) on three separate targets. A 20 second penalty will be enforced per miss.
o Pistol on Wood: Sixty shots on wood boards (vertical orientation one inch by three inch spruce strapping) targets at 11 yards. Thirty rounds per teammate, both shoot at the same strapping with the goal of severing it. A five minute penalty will be enforced for failure to complete within the alotted load-out.
o Shotgun on Steel: Five shots (7 1/2 Birdshot) on five steel knockdown popper targets at eleven yards. A two minute penalty will be enforced per miss.
ALL Ammunition must be carried, long guns will not be carried, sidearms may be carried unloaded.:
Optimal Load-Out Configuration:
o Total of four magazines - Three magazines containing twenty-rounds, and one magazine containing enough cartridges to complete the V-TAC barricade exercise (minimum of eight cartridges). Thirty rounds for your pistol and five shotshells for your shotgun.
Downloadable PDF Course Description that's attached to the Competitors
Leg 1: RIFLE V-TAC RED - GOAL - 8 hits on steel from 8 different positions at 100 yards
START on wood platform under pavilion, cross dam to far side and use firehose to aid [B]ford the pond[/B] back toward the pavilion, then proceed to firearms range through parking area around pavilion (parking side) up roadway to main entrance of range. Go to [B]V-TAC barricade[/B] area, unrack rifle, load and proceed to barricades. follow RSO's instructions then rack rifle and exit range following the next leg.
Leg 2: SHOTGUN YELLOW - GOAL tip 5 steel targets with 5 shots at 11 yards
Exit range, go past pavilion, over dam down trail until you reach end of trail where you find [B]5-gallon bucket[/B]. Both team members touch last sign before reversing direction. Return bucket (1 per team) to range. Deposit in designated spot by shotgun area, unrack shotgun, go to line, load, shoot 5 rounds at 5 steel targets. Listen to the RSO's instructions. Rack gun and reset targets. Go to rifle area.
Leg 3: RIFLE PRONE BLUE - GOAL prone 20 rounds bottom target at 100 yards
Go to rifle area. unrack rifle, load and fire 20 rounds prone at bottom target. Follow the RSO's instructions. Make rifle safe, rack, follow flagging out of range, down hill, into archery practice range on left. Proceed diagonally across field till you reach planks. Pick up wood plank (1 per team), follow flagging into trail. Follow until exit over small bridge head right to range's entrance, deposit plank in front of first trailer by mud-crawl pit. Go back to rifle area.
Leg 4: RIFLE KNEELING or SITTING GREEN - GOAL kneeling 20 rnds middle trgt at 100 yds
Unrack rifle, load, fire 20 rounds seated/kneeling at MIDDLE target. Follow the RSO's instructions. Make rifle safe, rack, follow flagging out of range go to end of the pavilion where you started race. Here is Obstacle 1 - over-under rack. Follow the warden's instructions to complete the task, return to firearms range entrance area for Obstacle 2 mud crawl pit. Pass through on your hands and knees. There will be a warden to both watch and assist if necessary. Go to pistol area
Leg 5: PISTOL ORANGE - GOAL standing 30 rounds sever strapping at 11 yds
Unholster or retrieve pistol from stowage. Bore punch if necessary. Load and fire up to 30 rounds until strapping is severed. Stow or holster firearm. Go to bucket area, carry bucket out of range and over bridge on, left. Follow trail, return bucket to same area by shotgun. Go to rifle area unrack, load, fire standing, unsupported at your TOP target. Follow the RSO's instructions. Make rifle safe, rack, return to the starting point at TIMER's TABLE recite Pledge of Allegiance.
Whether you want to get a Hunting License or simply learn how to safely handle firearms, this is the program for you.
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