2011 KENTUCKY STATE HIGH POWER RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIP
SPONSORED BY THE MEADE COUNTY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB
Date: Kentucky State High Power Rifle Championship – September 17, 2011.
Location: Scott Mountain Range, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Eligibility: The State High Power Rifle Championship is open to individual members of the NRA who are also members of the KYSR&PA or their state association of residence; active duty military personnel are exempt. Juniors may be members of a NRA affiliated Junior Rifle Club.
Entry Fee: KY State High Power Rifle Championship: Adults = $50.00, Juniors = $25.00. Make checks payable to Meade County Sportsmen’s Club (MCSC). Proceeds support junior programs.
Entries: The range capacity is 50 shooters. A roster of all competitors must be submitted to Fort Knox security personnel 15 days before the match. Therefore, all shooters must have advanced entries. Advanced entries must include NRA number (if you have one), phone number, address, and payment of entry fee for each individual. All advanced entries must reach the match director at least 15 days before the match date. Advanced entries will be refunded if notice of an entrant’s cancellation is given no later than 15 days before the match. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must also be sent if the entry is to be acknowledged. The matches are held on a military installation and subject to cancellation by the Army with little notice; without a telephone number, you may not be advised of a schedule change.
Background Checks: Shooters who did not pass a background check conducted by the Fort Knox Physical Security Office in 2010 must submit the following information to the Match Director at least 15 days before the match: full name including middle name, last four digits of their social security number, current address, date of birth, and rifle type with serial number. Shooters who have passed a background check but are bringing a new rifle onto Fort Knox must submit rifle type and serial number to the Match Director at least 15 days before the match.
Rules: The Kentucky State High Power Rifle Championship is a NRA Registered Match. Unless modified by this program, current NRA rules will apply. The jury system (Rule 11.2.1) will be used to interpret and resolve any rule disputes. Open bolt indicators are required (Rule 3.21). All competitors will wear eye and ear protection (Rules 3.19 & 3.20) in the pits. All competitors will wear hearing protection on the firing line where eye protection is also highly encouraged. Competitors will score, work in the target pits, and assist the Range and Pit Officers as required. The use of plug type scoring gauges is restricted to the Pit Officer only.
Rifle: NRA match rile (Rule 3.3) or NRA service rifle (Rule 3.1, 3.1.1, or 3.1.2).
Ammunition: Any safe ammunition (NRA Rule 3.17.B).
Challenges: A $3.00 fee in exact change must accompany any challenge. The fee will be refunded if the challenge is upheld.
Classification: The Kentucky State High Power Rifle Championship will use the NRA classification system. A current NRA High Power classification card, temporary score book, or assigned classification is acceptable. If four or more unclassified competitors compete they will be placed in a separate class, otherwise they will shoot as Masters. An unclassified shooter is a competitor that has not shot in a NRA Registered or Approved match within the past three years. Unclassified shooters must be sponsored by a classified shooter.
Squadding: Squadding starts at 7:30 am eastern time. Advanced entries honored until 8:00 am.
State Championship Match Schedule: Firing will commence at 8:30 am.
Match 1 – 200 yd. Slow fire, standing; two sighters & twenty record shots in 22 min; SR target.
Match 2 – 200 yd. Rapid fire, sitting or kneeling; two sighters in two minutes and two – ten shot strings in 60 seconds each; SR target.
Match 3 – 300 yd. Rapid fire, prone; two sighters in two minutes and two – ten shot strings in 70 seconds each; SR-3 target.
Match 4 – 600 yd. Slow fire, prone; two sighters and twenty record shots in 22 min; MR-1 target.
Match 5 – The Kentucky State High Power Rifle Championship aggregate of matches 1-4.
Awards: Individual trophies will be awarded for Match Winner (if not also High Resident) and State Champion for Match 5. Trophies or medals will also be awarded for High Service Rifle, High Police, High Junior, High Woman, and High Senior (60+) if at least 4 shooters compete in a category for Match 5. Individual trophies will be awarded to Match Winners in Matches 1-4. Individual medals will be awarded for First in Class and Second in Class for Matches 1-5. If there are less than four competitors in a class, they will be grouped up into the next higher class.
General: Bring your own food and water; there will be no lunch break. Competitors should car pool and park as many vehicles as possible in the 600 yard line parking area. If personal vehicles interfere with running the match smoothly, vehicles may be left at the 600 yard line.
Motels: There are several inexpensive motels near the range, including:
Best Western Gold Vault Inn, 1225 N Dixie Hwy, Radcliff (270) 351-1141.
Golden Manor Motel, 346 Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh (270) 942-2800.
Directions: All shooters must enter the post through Chaffee Gate. After clearing the gate, drive down Bullion to Eisenhower and turn right and go under the railroad tracks to the traffic light and turn left onto Brandenburg Road. Continue down Brandenburg Road to Frazier Road (just after the railroad tracks), turn right onto Frazier Road and go to the four way stop at Wilson Road, go straight through the intersection and travel down Main Range Road past French Range. Continue down Main Range Road and go down an extremely steep hill. At the base of the hill turn left onto Porter River Road, follow Porter River Road across the bridge to the first gate on the right, turn right and go up the steep hill on the gravel road.
Gate Procedures: Have a government issued picture ID and a match program ready when arriving at the gate. Tell the gate guards you are traveling to the rifle match. Your vehicle may be searched and you may be asked for vehicle registration and proof of insurance papers. This happens to everyone entering the post whose vehicle is not registered on Fort Knox, not just people with firearms. It will be extremely helpful to be cooperative and polite when answering all questions from the guards. Unless on official law enforcement business, Fort Knox considers all peace officers as civilians and thus subject to all these requirements.
CAUTION: These matches are held on a U.S. military installation and all personnel will be subject to all applicable federal laws and military regulations when traveling on post. Concealed Carry Permits are not valid on federal installations and carrying concealed weapons of any kind on Ft. Knox is against federal law and military regulations. Competitors should arrive at Fort Knox early to process through the gate and arrive at the match promptly. Bring only the firearms you plan to shoot and keep them unloaded and secured in an appropriate storage container. Ammunition will also be stored in appropriate containers and kept separate from firearms.