SSAA ACT is hosting the 2019 Pro Cal Challenge 500M and 200yd Fly Shoot
including the ACT Fly Championships sponsored by Pro-Cal and Nightforce Optics
Venue: SSAA ACT Majura Shooting Complex, Jim McKinley Range
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September 2019
Pro Cal Challenge 500M and 200yd Fly Shoot including the ACT Fly Championships
Includes: Optional Warmer target and 5 targets to score each day.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, Small Group and High Scoring Target in Light, Heavy and Rimfire, Centrefire and Rimfire 2 day, Medals for Juniors both days.
Lucky Prize Draw after presentations on Sunday featuring shooting products sponsored by Luke from Pro-Cal and Nightforce Optics.
Fees: $55 one class, $95 two classes, $135 all three classes.
Camping: $10 per person per night. Amenities provided.
Catering Saturday and Sunday by Gungahlin Lions Club
All nominations to be lodged by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone to Dave Groves by 22 September 2019.
The Fly Shoot is run in accordance with the SSAA National Fly Shoot Rulebook
Please nominate what class or classes to be shot, if intending to share equipment and if you are a left handed shooter.
SSAA Majura Range does not currently allow .338 and larger cartridges at this time, if you have questions about your rifles use, please contact Dave.
Hello Dave i think that its a great idea to have splash plates for the rimfire event
what size will you use A3 or A4
and what gap between the plate and the record target
why i ask about the gap is because we see a lot of rimfire rifles shoot the very first shot very high
and if the plate is too close to the scoring target this could cause a lot of work for the range officer checking
that the first shot landed on the scorer
also we have found that a light yellow colour shows up .22 splashes a lot better than other shades of white
if we manage to get a state or nationals shoot in the next couple of years we would build a new set of 200yd fly target
frames and for sure have steel splash plates fitted
sorry to say i will not be able to attend your next shoot
regards john mc
Hi John, thanks for your thoughts, I have been thinking about much the same things myself.
The plates are very close to A2 size, 530mm wide by 440mm tall, so I don’t think we will have too many problems with the high first shots, plus the mounting arrangement will have the top of the plates approx 150mm below the target card.
We are going to give the plates a clean and a fresh coat of paint with a roller and then go and experiment with paints to see what works best.
A shame you can’t make it down, see you around the traps.
Dear All, it is with great pleasure I can confirm that Nightforce have come onboard with our naming rights sponsor Pro-Cal and have put up a Lightweight 42x 44MM Competition Rifle Scope with their CTR-3 reticle with an RRP of $2,995 as the lucky door prize for the Pro-Cal Challenge weekend, this prize will be awarded to a competitor that has shot both days of the event, their name will be drawn from a hat and the competitor must be present on the range for the draw.
Also on the prize table will be shooting products from Pro-Cal as well as hats and shirts from Nightforce.
Keeper Trophies for both the Pro-Cal Centrefire and Pro-Cal Rimfire events will be awarded as well as the usual second and third place medals, Small Group and High Scoring Target medals for each class. Medals also for Juniors in CF and RF as well as 2 Gun (CF & RF) and the 3 Gun.
Many thanks to Luke Easter at Pro- Cal and Jamie Dennis at Nightforce for their fantastic support of the event.
That's good info regarding the splash plates for .22. I am in the process of setting out the 500 line accurately today and need to contact the supplier of bisalloy re the centrefire plates. What size plates are the norm at 500 (ie dimensions)?
Apologies a s well - I need to upload a photo of myself although won't be pretty!!
We use 660x440 BisPlate 500 in 10mm thickness at 500mm.
I Like the 660x440mm as it is the size of a fly target on its side, it references well, and as we order them pre cut the exact size made only a small difference to the price.
If our range allowed 50BMG, I would want at least 12mm plates as they might eventually bend from the impact.....but our 10mm ones are still perfectly flat after quite a lot of use. I tried some lesser grade steel (Bis Plate 400 in 12mm ) and got some free 6mm military armour plate, the 400 plates pitted and the armour plate works well, but has bent in the middle from the impact.
I think Dave's 4mm ones will be perfect for Rimfire.
G'day Guys & Gals,
The verses Texas postal matches continue to roll on with a fair degree of enthusiasm.
The score from this match in Canberra will be compared with the Texans last shoot which was last weekend at Huntsville.
Mike Cockcroft has posted the scores from his last match which can be found on the Accurate Shooter website in the 'Competitions' section of their forum.
They are attracting some big names to their events...names like Jackie Schmidt & Speedy Gonzales amongst others so it seems Mr Cockcroft is building momentum with our "Fly" game!
Unfortunately I won't be able to get there so I will miss the fun & games
Well the Pro-Cal Challenge has been run and won for 2019.
Saturday was a bit of a tough day, with the wind switching from left to right and from 6 o'clock making it difficult to get a group down in the same conditions.
Bob Wright from won Centrefire outright with his Light Gun, scoring 257.03, Grant Groves took out second overall with his Heavy Gun scoring 254.04 and Ken Perrin took out third overall with his Light Gun scoring 253.01.
In Light Gun it was Bob Wright first with 257.03, Ken Perrin second with 253.01 and Les Fraser third with 242.01, the small group for Light Gun was shot by Grant Groves with a 1.538" group which was also the Highest Scoring Target with a 56.
In Heavy Gun it was Grant Groves first with 254.04, Ben Ferrarra second with a 251.07 and Matt Riches third with 245.01, Small Group and High Scoring Target went to Ben Ferrarra with a 1.110" group and a 59.04, an impressive target to be sure which was also a new range record for Heavy Gun score on McKinley range.
Sunday was more of the same as Saturday for Rimfire, and at one point my 7 flags were alternately facing left, then right, then left all the way to the target, I really struggled with the conditions but Dave Dundas didn't!
Rimfire was won by David Dundas with a 261.03, second went to Les Fraser with 258.04 and third went to Matt Riches with 243.03. Steve Ball took out Highest Scoring Target with a 59.02 and Matt Riches shot a .9045" group to take out small group, this is also a pending National Record.
The Two Gun Centrefire and Rimfire was taken out by Les Fraser with 500.05, Matt Riches second with 488.04 and Ken Perrin third with 459.03.
Winner of the Three Gun was Matt Riches with 722.07 followed by Les Fraser in second with 685.07 and third was Ken Perrin with 675.04.
The Nightforce Lightweight Competition 42x44 scope was drawn from the competitors who shot both days and the lucky winner was Andy Santa, thanks to Nightforce for providing such a fantastic prize!