Dedicated ELR shooting matches are becoming more popular. With the recent success of events like the King Of 2 Mile’s which is put on by the Fifty-Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA), other match directors and organizers are working to bring more ELR matches online. ELR is defined as 1500+ yards, but all targets don’t need to be at that distance to qualify as an ELR match. As long as more than 1/2 of the targets are located beyond 1500 yards, the match is considered to be an ‘ELR’ Match. Other guidelines and best practices are described in this document, but for the most part, match directors have a great deal of freedom in their Course Of Fire (COF).
Many PRS and similar style matches have some targets past 1500 yards, but focus more on close ranges. These matches are considered and listed below as matches with ELR components. It’s fun to ponder the equipment trade-offs when dealing with targets from 300 to 1500+ yards and these events require a great deal of diversity in skill set and equipment to succeed.
Date: June 3rd 2017
Location: Valcartier CFB, Québec (Range R15)
POC: Max Despaties
Comments: The ‘’Ligue de tir longue distance Québec’’ invite you to this friendly competition that will be held at Valcartier CFB (range R15) on June 3rd, 2017. The event will be scheduled over 1 day and is sanctioned by the FTC. A minimum of 20 rounds will be needed during the course of fire; Steel targets will be engaged at about 1000, 1400, 1700 and 2080 meters. Target size are roughly 1.5 MOA. Each shooter can be teamed up with a spotter (spotting scope and range finder will be available at the range). If you don’t have a partner to spot your shots, don’t worry, we will team you up with one in the morning.All shooting will be done in the prone position from a bipod. Time limit per target: 5 minutes to shoot 5 rounds. No caliber or weight limits for the rifle. At the end of the event, the range will be available for the participant for practice. Bring your ammo if you would like to take advantage of this. Maximum of 20 shooters. Cost is 40$ per shooter. Rain or Shine.
Date: June 9-11 2017
Location: Valdina Farms, TX
POC: Travis Walla
Comments: The Worlds Longest Shot Challenge is a highly inclusive event, open to the public and designed to expose the fun and exciting world of ELR to novice and even non-shooters. This event will include a match, a record setting event, as well as opportunity for spectators to shoot a specialized ELR rifle which is provided by the event. Contact Travis Walla at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the facebook event page for more details.
Date: June 27-29 2017
Location: Raton, NM
POC: Eduardo Abril de Funtcuberta
Event Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/King-of-2-Miles-412443098924585/
Comments: The King Of 2 Miles match is possibly the most well established and publicized ELR Match. 2017 will be the 3rd year for this event, and it’s grown in attendance and popularity each year. Held at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM prior to the Fifty-Caliber Shooters Association World Championships, this match draws a diverse array of competitors and equipment.
Date: August 24th – 26th
Location: Tonopah Airport, Tonopah NV
POC: Warner Tool
Match Program: https://warner-tool.com/pages/tonopah-2-mile
Comments: Tonopah 2 mile event has targets from 1300 to 3525 yards. This event is being hosted by Nye County Nevada SWAT & Warner Tool.
Date: October 7 2017
Location: Midland, TX
POC: Bill Poor
Event Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/1376488302394194/
Comments: ELR match with official sanction rules targets well be from 500 yards to 3000 yards more than half the targets well be past 1500 yards with a 36×36 size target competitors well get 3 shots per target and receive more points for first round hits for all targets! Any World record attempts well be all official and legit! It well start first thing in the morning so your rifle well be cold, you may pick your distance provided that distance target is already set, must be 1500+ at a 36×36 size target and you have 3 shots and all 3 must hit the target including your cold bore shot to count as a world record all attempts well be video recorded both at the shooter and the target! 100 dollers for both match a attempt at a world record attempt or 75 dollers for just the match! Cash back to the top 3 shooters and trophies awarded to shooters for hits 1000 yards and beyond with goodies from unknowntarget.com
Date: June 17-18 2017
Location: Q Creek Ranch in Mills, Wyoming
POC: Scott Scatterlee
Event Webpage: https://www.precisionrifleseries.com/matches/match/422/
Comments: Q Creek Ranch affords a unique opportunity to test our skills at extended ranges. Q Creek has 840 square miles of land in central WY. Targets will be generous but the distances will be at extended ranges 500-1800. All shooters will be shooting for trophies and the prize table. PRS Open Division Shooters must stay within the caliber and speed restrictions (.30 cal and 3150 fps) if they are shooting for points. Tactical Division Shooters must also abide by the Division caliber restrictions. Non-PRS Shooters and PRS Shooters not shooting for points can use up to .338 caliber but no solid bullets will per permitted. Q Creek is remote so we will serve lunch to the competitors daily.
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