Across The Course Competition
80 Shot XTC Competition
Buffalo Creek Gun Club
High Power Rifle Division
2019 80 Shot Anniversary (26-May), Spring (1-June), Summer (8-Aug), and Fall (14-Sept) XTC Match
Pits Sealed/First Shots Downrange at 0800
(Arrive at least 1 hour early for Squadding/Safety Brief)
RANGE LOCATION: Buffalo Creek Gun Club, Bailey, CO
Gate Location UTM: 13S 468301 4355395 Lat/Long: 39° 20’ 57.4”N 105° 22’ 4.4” (NAD27)
Follow road from gate past pistol range to stat house for squadding.
See map below from Bailey off CO285:
FACILITIES: Bring adequate water and food. PortaJohns are available on site.
A camping area is available for club members.
RULES: Current NRA High Power Rifle Rules shall apply.
ELIGIBILITY: All competitors are welcome. New shooters should contact the match director
ahead of time to arrange for appropriate squadding and range familiarization.
Contact match director if you need to borrow equipment for the match, and we will do our best to help you out.
ENTRY LIMIT: There are 15 firing points at Buffalo Creek Gun Club. The entry limit is 45 shooters
to allow three relays on 15 shooting positions.
FEES: $20 for nonmembers, $15 for BCGC members, $10 for Seniors/Juniors (includes NRA fee)
CHALLENGE FEE: $1.00 The challenge fee must be paid at the time the challenge is requested.
TARGETS: SR, SR-3, MR-1
TARGET SERVICE: Competitors will pull their own targets, unless they bring a target puller.
Pit changes will follow the modified arrangement to minimize movement from line to pits.
EMPTY CHAMBER INDICATOR (ECI): Empty chamber indicators are required to be used at
all times except during the preparation time and firing of your relay.
Those not having an ECI may purchase one at the stat office for $1.00 each.
SQUADDING: Competitors will be squadded on the day of the match prior to the first relay.
Notify the match director of any preference for competitors to be squadded
at adjacent firing points or for those who prefer to pull each other’s targets.
Do not expect to arrive at 0800 and be able to shoot!
SCORING: Competitors will score. Any competitor failing to perform his scoring duties may be disqualified.
The alternate scoring system will be used for safety reasons.
CLASSIFICATION: NRA High Power Classification will be used. Rule 19.6 "Assigned Classification" may be used.
Those unclassified or without proof of classification,
will be required to compete in the Master class.
(Bring your NRA Classification Card to the match if you have one, those without cards
will shoot as unclassified masters)
DIVISION BY RIFLE: The following divisions will be included: Match Rifle and Service Rifle.
Refer to current NRA rules (available for free download from the NRA website)
for acceptable equipment for each division.
AWARDS: Cash awards may be considered depending on the number of shooters on each match day.
Buffalo pins awarded based on scores and current classification.
CHALLENGE PERIOD: The challenge period ends 1/2 hour after the posting of the match results.
COURSE OF FIRE: There will be a 3-minute preparation period prior to each string. See below for pit rotation.
Match 1: 200yd Slowfire Standing: 2 sighting shots and 20 shots for record in 22 minutes
Match 2: 200yd Rapid Fire Sitting/Kneeling: 2 slowfire sighting shots, two strings of 10 shots in 60 seconds
Match 3: 300yd Rapid Fire Prone: 2 slowfire sighting shots, two strings of 10 shots in 70 seconds
Match 4: 600yd Slowfire Prone: 2 sighting shots and 20 shots for record in 22 minutes
Match 5: 80 Shot aggregate of matches 1-4
EQUIPMENT SUGGESTIONS: See NRA rules for allowed rifles for each division, contact match director with any questions.
Any safe ammunition allowed, but no armor piercing, no steel jacketed, no tracers, and no incendiary rounds.
No muzzle brakes allowed (very disturbing for other shooters on the line). A spotting scope, shooting mat,
military or match leather or web sling, and shooting coat are recommended.
Eye and ear protection, empty chamber indicator, clipboard, and pen are required.
The NRA rulebook is available online for free at: