2018 Francis Marion Memorial
Swamp Fox Assault XXXVIII – Saturday, August 4th
The Adventures of Jackson Cockbriar
The match will be held Saturday, August 4th . This is a “back to basics,” shotgun only match.
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.
The Dry Land Stage can be shot as a stand-alone, side match.
There will be no lunch provided as part of the match. Bring food and beverages to be consumed on the course, if you like.
The 38th Anniversary Dinner will be held AFTER the match, around 6-ish (after clean-up). Details to follow in a separate notice.
Costs: See registration form.
Course Description and Equipment Requirements:
Except where noted below, all standard ALGC T R & S rules apply. It is the shooter’s responsibility to be familiar with them: http://www.ashlandlakegunclub.org/tactical/rules/TR&S%20Program%20Rules.html
Be prepared to engage 100 steel targets with shot and 25 slug targets. Be prepared to shoot slugs out to 100 yards. Bring extra ammo. Shotgun ammo requirements are per ALGC T R & S rules.
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!
The Dry Land / side-match stage will require as many as 35 shot and 10 slug loads.
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 40 rounds of shotgun ammo on your person, at one time.
Slings must be attached to your shotguns on ALL stages.
As always, wear clothing and shoes appropriate to the swamp venue. Hearing and eye protection are required at all times, no exceptions.
The Swamp Death Penalty will be in effect for this match (details to be explained at the shooter’s meeting.)
Feel free to contact us with questions at: email@example.com
Please print out and mail the attached form to:
852 Stone Creek Blvd.
Ashland, Ohio 45805
Registration forms and checks (or some form of communication) must be received by July 20th if you would like a t-shirt, August 2nd if you are just shooting.
NOTE: The T-shirt this year is going to be a very special tribute to our gone, but not forgotten brother, Jason Henthorne. If he was important to you, you’re going to want to own this shirt.
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 muddy, or by getting mud on their hands, then onto their ammo, and then into their action. Ways to avoid this:
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 flap.