The first Ram Bash of the year was held on Saturday, January 27. The weather was great for January. The temperature started out about 40 degrees and was about 60 by the end of the match. It was a little windy but sunny. Twenty seven shooters showed up for this beautiful day. The brownies survived until about half way through the match.
Brady Sabelli had an excellent day and took first place with a score of 35. David Vance won the second place shoot-off and Bob Bloyer took third place. David and Bob both had scores of 34. I won the shoot-off for 10th place. Ed Cunningham won the shoot-off for fifteenth place.
The next Ram Bash is Saturday, February 24, 2017. I will miss the next couple of Bashes since I will have heart surgery on February 16. John Marhefka will probably be match director for both of those matches. He should be contacted for any information after Feb. 15.
P.S., someone left a box of brass at the match. Let me know who left it. Also Ed left his towel.
2018 RAM BASH INFO
Open Black Powder Cartridge
Rifle Silhouette Matches
FAIRFAX ROD & GUN CLUB
7039 SIGNAL HILL ROAD
Manassas, VA 22110
Place: Fairfax Rod & Gun Club - Lea (Valley) Range
Dates: Matches will be on the fourth Saturday of the month January through November. There will be a Turkey shoot at the November match.
Schedule: Range Preparation: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Practice: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Match Starts: 9:45 AM
Match is Fired Rain or Shine! Covered Firing Line
Course of Fire: 40 Shots Offhand at NRA Full Size 500m Ram - Distance: 200 Meters
Arms & Ammunition: Any Rifle (except Scheutzen or Bolt Action) designed and chambered for Blackpowder metallic cartridge or typical reproduction thereof. Metallic sights, vernier or ladder or reproduction thereof that is typical of the time period. Receiver sights are allowed on lever action rifles. No fiber optic sights, slings, tube sights or thumb holes allowed. Fixed cartridges of 32 caliber or larger with a cast or swaged LEAD bullet propelled by any safe smokeless powder, blackpowder, Pyrodex or duplex charge may be used. No Jacketed Bullets allowed.
Entry Fee: $15 per Competitor
Scoring: Each competitor will be required to help score, spot and paint targets for other shooters. Instructions in performing these tasks will be given to all competitors.
Awards and Ties: The award pot will consist of the total of entry fees less 40% for expenses including $5/shooter to the club. The award money will be divided among 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, and 15th places. ALL ties will be broken by shoot-off. Bring extra ammo. Shoot-offs must be fired with same rifle used in the match. To qualify for the annual match trophies (1st and 2nd) you must shoot in at least six of the eleven scheduled matches. If you shoot more than six, then the best six matches will be counted.
Facilities: Covered Firing Line with soda machine and toilet. Snack bar and Pro Shop at Club House.
Directions: Club is 3 miles east of Manassas, on Signal Hill Rd. which is a mile down Liberia Rd. off Route 28. You can also take Ellis Rd. from Prince William Parkway.
For further information call Dwight Hlustick @