2013 Francis Marion Memorial
Fox Assault XXXIII
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It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we will be
running the 33rd
Anniversary Match this summer.
The match will be held Saturday, July 20th
This year’s two “dry-land” stages can be shot as a
“stand-alone” side match. Be prepared to carry and shoot a
minimum of 20 shot loads, and 20 slugs, just for that
stage. This is a chance for some of our more
“distinguished alumni” to take part in the fun.
Shooters for the “full-match” will be squadded. We
will do our best to accommodate squadding requests (see
registration form). Check-in / Registration / Squadding
starts at 10:30 am, ends at 11:30 am. Shooters meeting at
11:45. Shooting starts at 12:00. Registration may be
limited to the first 30 shooters.
There will be no lunch provided
as part of the match. Bring food and beverages to
be consumed on the course, if you like.
Anniversary Dinner will be held AFTER
the match this year, Saturday evening around 6-ish
Full Match: $25 (+ $5 for non-members)
Dry-land stage only, side match: $12 (+ $3 for
$10 Clean-up deposit (re-funded if you stay to
help clean up, applies only to “full match” shooters)
Match T-shirt: $12
Course Description and Equipment
ALGC T R & S rules apply
There will be four shotgun divisions this year:
Stock (AKA: Stock Riot Gun):
Tactical Enhanced Shotgun
Heavy Gun (AKA: Swamp Fox Shotgun)
There will be a minimum of 65 steel targets and 25
slug targets. Be prepared to shoot slugs out to 100 yards.
Bring extra ammo.
Minimum power factor for “Heavy Gun” is 640,000
(for example, “standard” 9 pellet buckshot is 643,000
power factor, most 1 ¼ ounce, 3 ¼ dram loads exceed
this. Standard slugs only).
Minimum power factor for Stock or Tactical classes
is 545,000 (for example, “tactical” 9 pellet buckshot is
546,000 power factor, most 1 ounce “game loads” exceed
this. “Tactical” or “low-recoil” slugs allowed).
No steel shot or 7 ½, 8s or 9s allowed. BE
ADVISED: Lighter loads don’t take the poppers down as
well as heavy loads and require more precise shooting,
and often tighter chokes. If your ammo of choice fails
to take down the targets, no whining is allowed!
Standard ammo carrier rules apply. Be prepared to
have to load your gun quickly from NON-standard ammo
carriers, which will be supplied to you. Be prepared to
carry as much as 35 rounds of ammo on your person, at one
Slings must be attached to your weapon on ALL
As always, wear clothing and shoes appropriate to
the swamp venue. Hearing and eye protection are required
at all times, no exceptions.
Feel free to contact me with questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please print out and mail the attached form to:
7519 Newport Ave
Parma, OH 44129
Registration forms and checks must be received by July
if you would like a t-shirt, July 18th
if you are just shooting. Walk-ins are OK for the
side-match, subject to how busy we are.
Tips for New Shooters:
Most of your reloads will be required to be what we
call a “Ready-Position Reload”. The exception to this
rule, are transition loads from buckshot to slugs, or vice
versa, since that can be complicated. Here is a youtube
video of ALGC’s very own celebrity spokesmodel, Roy
Mitchell, demonstrating both correct and incorrect ways to
perform this reload: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUAibU5c_7M
The trick to making it through the swamp, is to keep
mud out of the action of your gun. The most common way
people introduce mud to their guns, is by directly getting
their ammo mudding, or by getting mud on their hands, then
onto their ammo, and then into their action. Ways to avoid
Always be conscious of how clean your “loading
hand” is. If it is covered with mud, take the time to
wipe it off. It is time well spent.
Have multiple ammo locations on your person and
weapon. Cautious shooters make sure one of them is
“protected”, like in a pouch with a flap, or a very deep
pocket. That is your back-up ammo. For example, a well
prepared swamp shooter has ammo:
In a side-saddle
In a cross-chest bandolier
In a belt carrier or belt bandolier
In protected belt pouch or pocket with closed
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