2016 Francis Marion Memorial
Swamp Fox Assault XXXVI
Saturday, July 16th
Report & Scores
Course Description and Equipment Requirements:
- The match will be held Saturday, July 16th . It will
be a “shotgun heavy” three gun event, including one stage
with rifle, pistol and shotgun, one stage with pistol and
shotgun, and two stages with shotgun only.
- 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 25 shot loads, 10 slugs, 40 rifle shots (have at
least two magazines) and 30 pistol shots (have at least
three magazines), just for these stages.
- 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.
- The 36th
Anniversary Dinner will be held AFTER the match, around
6-ish (after clean-up). Details to follow in a separate
- Costs: See registration form.
- Except where noted below, all standard ALGC T R
& S rules apply. It is the shooter’s responsibility to
be familiar with them:
- Your division will be based on your shotgun. Any
rifle or pistol legal for ALGC T R & S may be used.
- Be prepared to engage 65 steel targets and 25 slug
targets for shotgun. 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!
- There will be as many as 40 rounds of rifle (need at
least two magazines) and as many as 30 rounds of pistol
(need at least three magazines). These will all be on the
“dry land” stages.
- 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 shotgun ammo on your person,
at one time.
- Slings must be attached to your rifle and 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: 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 5th if you would like a t-shirt, July 14th if you are just shooting. Walk-ins are OK for the side-match, subject to how busy we are.
Tips for New Shooters:
1. 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
2. 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 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