January 8-11, 2015The Mammoth Sniper Challenge is a 3-day precision rifle shooting competition held at Legion Operator Training Group in Blakely, Georgia. This event will offer unique opportunities to test your skill with a rifle and compete for prizes and bragging rights. The match will consist of:
- Open Division
- 10-11 shorter, faster stages of fire
- Compete as an individual (spotter assistance allowed)
- Tough Man Divisions
- Compete as a 2-person team
- 8 longer more physical stages of fire
- Scenario-based stages
- Shooting in the natural terrain
- Optional Fieldcraft Day
In the Open Division, competitors will shoot as individuals and are scored as individuals. However, they will be allowed to partner up with another shooter and spot for each other.
Allowed weapons in the Open Match will be .223 up to .300 Winchester Magnum, up to 200 grain projectiles and a maximum muzzle velocity of 3200 fps.
Tough Man Division
The Tough Man Division is designed to test you physically in addition to testing your shooting capabilities. Competitors will shoot in 2-person teams with shooters designated as primary and secondary and switching roles on some of the stages.
Allowed weapons in the Tough Man Match will be .223 and .308 only.
Within the Tough Man Division there will be two divisions:
- Must walk the the entire match. Estimated distances are between 1 and 5 miles between stages and you will be given 18 minutes per mile to cover the distance.
- Must carry all gear needed to complete the stages for the day. This includes everything you need to compete including weapons, ammunition, food, water, maintenance items, etc.
- Pack must weigh a minimum of 30 lbs. not counting rifle (will be weighed at the beginning and end of each walk).
- Can not ask for anything from another competitor or ask for any help during the course of the match.
- If the team is unable to continue for any reason they can move into the Open Match for the remainder of the match.
- All of the requirements of the Regular Division, plus:
- Once competitors leave the lodge on Friday, they will not return until Sunday afternoon. In other words, you will camp out on the course Friday and Saturday nights.
- All gear must be carried with the team for the duration of the match.
- If the team is unable to continue for any reason they can drop down into the Regular Division or move to the Open Match for the remainder of the competition.
Restocking - Each Extreme team will be allowed one cooler which must fit inside a box with dimensions 14" wide X 10" deep X 12" high. Each night they will be allowed to restock from the cooler with only food and drinks under R.O. supervision (these coolers will be delivered to the campsite each night).
- Competitors will go to the prize table in the order of their finishing position.
- There will be a special prize (valued at $500) for the top finishing competitor using a .308.
Tough Man Division
- All competitors, regardless of Division, will go to the prize table in the order of their finishing position.
- 1st place Extreme team will get approx. $3000 in prizes.
Fieldcraft Day (new for 2015)
On Thursday before the main match starts we will be holding a Fieldcraft day, consisting of 3 separate events. These events are optional, so you do not have to compete Thursday to shoot in the main match. However, if you want to compete in these events you must register on Wednesday. Only competitors competing on Thursday will be allowed to register on Wednesday.
- Event 1 - The Stalk
- You will be required to maneuver through a stalk lane and set up in a firing position and take a shot with a blank gun that will be provided. There will be walkers on the course and also experienced spotters on glass trying to locate you. The winner of the stalk will get a prize valued at $500.
- Event 2 - Target Detection
- You will have to locate and map out 10 objects in a designated target area within a given time limit with the naked eye and no more than a 20-power optic. The winner will receive a prize valued at $250.
- Event 3 - Range Estimation
- You will be required to range targets using field expedient methods and also using a milling reticle in a scope. The winner will receive a prize valued at $250.
The competitor with the highest combined score in all 3 events will receive a prize valued at $1000.
Please see time changes to for Thursdays events. Times have changed do to weather.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
|6:00PM-10:00PM||Fieldcraft Registration||Location: Pro Shop|
Thursday, January 8, 2015
|7:00AM-12:00PM||Fieldcraft competitors check in||Location: Pro Shop|
|1:00PM-10:00PM||Match Registration||Location: Pro Shop|
|9:00AM-12:00PM||Range Estimation||Location: 5 Stand 1|
|9:00AM-12:00PM||Target Detection||Location: Pistol Bay 1|
|1:00PM-4:00PM||Stalk||Please be at the parking area at 12:15|
|12:00PM-dark||Zero Range||Must check in first|
|12:00PM-dark||Vendor Displays & Demos||At the zero range|
Friday, January 9, 2015
|7:00AM||Extreme Setup||Extreme competitors will load their coolers|
|7:30AM||Match Briefing||All competitors must attend.|
|8:00AM||Match Day 1 begins|
Saturday, January 10, 2015
|7:30AM||Match Day 2 begins|
Sunday, January 11, 2015
|7:30AM||Match Day 3 begins|
* All times are EST.
* This schedule is tentative and may change.
1 Directions to Fieldcraft events will be given at registration
Stage descriptions will be provided to competitors when they arrive at each stage. Individual stages will require engagement of targets from very close to 1000+ yards. Target size will range from 1/2 to 3 MOA. Some stages will require moving through terrain and traversing obstacles.
Teams should bring the following equipment:
- Weapon Systems as described in the rules.
- Open Match
- ammunition to engage 70 targets, with no target being engaged with more than 4 rounds.
- Tough Man Match
- Enough primary ammunition to engage approximately 60 targets, with no target being engaged with more than 4 rounds.
- Enough secondary ammunition to engage approximately 40 targets, with no target being engaged with more than 4 rounds.
- Eye and ear protection
- Ruck sack or other means of carrying all equipment
- Appropriate clothing for weather and conditions
- Comfortable shoes for traversing wooded and hilly terrain
- Snacks for during the match (water will be provided).
- Snivel gear
Different stages will have different requirements for range estimation. On certain stages, laser range finders will be permitted. On other stages, competitors must use range estimation via mil-dot measurement, field expedient estimation, etc. Which method you may use will be given in the stage description.
Certain stages will be "Range Card Stages" meaning that all competitors will be given a time period to mil targets and create a range card prior to shooting the stage. Time periods will be done in such a way as to provide a fair opportunity to create the range card for all teams, including the team that will shoot first on that stage.