Eastern Nebraska Gun Club
|Championship Match||2020-08-22, 08-23|
The Eastern Nebraska Gun Club (ENGC) holds monthly Mid-Range (600 yards) F-Class matches April through October on the 4th Saturday of each month. New shooters are encouraged and welcome at any match. Shooters who participate in at least two matches will have their scores submitted to the NRA for classification at the end of the season. The league match course of fire is 8 sighters and 60 shots for record.
Due to uncooperative weather that typically plagues the area in early spring, we do not hold clinics anymore. If you are a new shooter and would like to arrange an orientation, please contact the match director, Herb McClannan, at [email protected] for details.
There will be a two-day State Championship match this year, scheduled for August 22-23. Please contact the match director, Herb McClannan, at [email protected] for details.
Match Bulletins are available for download:
Monthly league matches are open to the public. Anyone who can legally possess a firearm, or juniors accompanied by a parent or guardian may compete. The Match Director or Chief Range Officer reserves the right to disqualify any unsafe rifle, ammunition, or competitor. Early registration via email (just contact the match director and tell him you'll be shooting) is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Registration begins at 7:15 AM and closes at 8:15 AM on match day.
Match fees for early registrants (before 5:00 PM on the Friday preceding a match) are $20. Later registrations are $25. Active duty military are $10, and juniors are free. Please bring cash or a check (made out to ENGC) on the day of the match. Contact Herb McClannan ([email protected]) with registration questions.
Equipment must be in accordance with current NRA rules. F-Class Rifles allowed are: F-Class Open Rifle, (3.4.b) F-Class Target Rifle (TR). Compensators, suppressors or muzzle brakes are prohibited. Empty chamber indicators are required.
Restrooms are available. No food or water will be provided, so please bring what you need. Breaks for meals and/or refreshments will not be given. In the event of poor weather conditions, matches may be canceled with little notice. If at all possible we will try to shoot, but concerns over competitor safety and preservation of the paper targets sometimes prevents a match. We'll do our best.
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The Nebraska State Mid-Range Championship match is back for 2020, and it's going to bigger and better than before. Both F Class and sling competitors are welcome for the match.
The Nebraska State Mid Range Championship will be held at the Eastern Nebraska Gun Club on August 22-23. Due to the larger match size, a registration for the championship will be via Practiscore. Opening of registration will be posted on this website and through social media. More detailed registration instructions will appear on this page once the details are worked out.
On match dayRange will be open by 7:00 AM. Competitors must sign in at the trailer on the 600 yard firing line between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM on both days to receive squadding and to sign Liability Statement. Please be at the range and signed in by 8:00 AM. Safety briefing to start at 8:15 AM with match starting immediately thereafter. Late arrivals may be turned away at the discretion of the Match Director. Walk-on registration will not be accepted unless approved by the Match Director. The match fee is $65. Refunds for cancellation will not be given after 12:00 noon on Friday, August 21.
The State Championship is open to the public. Anyone who can legally possess a firearm, or juniors accompanied by a parent or guardian may compete. NRA membership is encouraged but not required. Only NRA members’ scores may be considered for national records. For the purpose of 60 shot Aggregate National Records, the first three matches of each day will be submitted for national records if eligible. The NRA mid-range classification system will be used. The Match Director or Chief Range Officer reserves the right to disqualify any unsafe rifle, ammunition, or competitor.
All shots are slow fire prone at 600 yards. Targets will be MR-1F and MR-1 for F Class and sling, respectively. Competitors will be required to pull targets, as the range is not equipped with electronic targets. The 25 minute block time includes the 3 minute preparation period and 22 minutes for the two sighters and 20 shots for record. ECIs remain in the rifles until the block time begins. Firing is authorized when block time begins. Shooters taking unlimited sighters must finish in the 25 minutes.
All awards are based on results of match 9. Awards will be without respect to age, gender, or place of residence. First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded to the top three competitors in each of the four rifle divisions (Service rifle, Match rifle, F Open and F-TR). In addition, individual medals will be awarded to the top competitor in each rifle division in the Expert, Sharpshooter and Marksman classification. These medals will be awarded regardless of the number of entrants. Steps toward the NRA Distinguished Rifleman Award will be reported based on the Grand Aggregate (Match 9) score.
For any questions regarding the State Championship match, please contact the match director, Herb McClannan, at [email protected]. Please, no phone registrations.
The intent is to have a meaningful prize table depending on sponsor participation. These prizes will be awarded by random drawing.
There are no camping or lodging facilities on the range. The nearest hotels are located to the North in Omaha near exit 442 on I-80 and to the Northeast in Bellevue near the Cornhusker exit on US 75. Both locations are 20 to 25 minutes from the range.
F Class Target - notice the smaller 10 and X rings
F-Class, a subclass of NRA High Power Rifle, is one of the nation's fastest growing shooting sports. F-class is shot prone at distances from 300 to 1,200 yards. Competitors may use almost any caliber rifle (up to .35 caliber), a scope, a rear rest (bag), and a front rest or bipod. F-class is an ideal sport for beginning competitive shooters male and female, young and old.
F-class is target shooting with scope sights and artificial support allowed, unlike conventional NRA High Power Rifle, which allows only the use of a sling for support. It started in Canada as a means of keeping older shooters in the game after they started having trouble seeing iron sights and getting trussed up in coat, glove, and sling. It has spread to the US, and is now supported by NRA and attracts both tactical style marksmen as well as those geared towards the precision aspects of Benchrest shooting.
At ENGC, F-Class is shot at 600 yards, which designates it as Mid-Range. Shooters are classified by previous match performance (marksman, sharpshooter, expert, master, or high master) and broken into two equipment classes:
F T/R Rifles must be shot off a bipod attached to the gun with a rear sandbag allowed, weight limit 8.25 kg (18lb) scope and bipod included, no limit on scope power, any safe trigger pull, any safe load. F T/R Rifles must be chambered in either .308 Winchester or .223 Remington. There are no bullet weight restrictions.
F Open rifles can be any caliber under .35, and are usually shot off a front rest. Any rest is acceptable as long as it does not return the gun to battery and does not connect the front and rear rests. The rifle's weight limit is 10 kg (22lbs), not including the rest(as long as it is not attached to the rifle).
The F Class target is similar to the conventional High Power Rifle target, although it has smaller rings at the center. The ten ring is approximately one-MOA (that’s 6″ at 600 yards) and a ½ MOA “X” ring is used for determining ties.
Please note that muzzle brakes are not permitted under F Class rules - the concussion is unpleasant and distracting for the shooters to the left and right. Please remove any muzzle brake from your rifle before shooting a match.
See the NRA High Power Rifle Rule Book for more detailed information on F-class competition and High Power Rifle.
The range is located in Lousiville, Nebraska, about 30 minutes south of Omaha.
Eastern Nebraska Gun Club
12700 Nebraska 66, Louisville, NE
From the West: 3.1 miles East of Louisville, NE on Hwy 66
From the East 10.4 miles West of Plattsmouth, NE on Hwy 66