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: January 21st 2018 (Sunday)
Location: Front Sight Range, Pahrump, NV
POC: Kathy Barnhart
Comments: The ELR Central World Record Event 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, and a record setting event. Contact Kathy Barnhart at Kathy.Barnhart@appliedballisticsllc.com for more information or registration.
Date: April 12th – 15th 2018 (Thur – Sun)
Location: Valdina Ranch, Texas
Comments: 2017 was a great year, 2018 will be even better. This event was created to grow ELR shooting sports along with long range shooting. Thanks to all of the sponsors, friends, and others that helped make this past year spectacular.
Come out and shoot the World’s Longest Shot Challenge, entry fees will include the match fee, and daily lunch. For those that wish to stay, the all inclusive package will include all meals and lodging on site as before. This will be published this next week. Each entry will be able to take part in record attempts each day also.
Date: April 15th 2018 (Sunday)
Location: Barstow, CA
POC: Oscar Leckliter
Comments: Provide an opportunity for the shooters who qualify (See Below) to competitively engage steel at approximately 3135 yards and recieve a small remembrance of the accomplishment.
Qualification: Shooters qualify who, during regular, monthly URSA event qualification or record shooting from October 15, 2017 through April 14, 2018, score five (5) hits or more in 10 consecutive shots at 2000 or more yards. Note that NorCal has scheduled its April monthly shoot for Sunday, April 8 (one week early) and SoCal has scheduled its April monthly shoot for Saturday, April 14 (one day early) – these will be the last two 3K qualification opportunities.
Date: July 2nd – July 4th 2018 (Mon – Wed)
Location: Raton, NM
Match Program: TBD
Event Webpage: TBD
Comments: The King Of 2 Miles match is possibly the most well established and publicized ELR Match. 2018 will be the 4th 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: July 12th (Thursday)
Location: Camp Atterbury, Indiana
Match Program: TBD
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