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Old 06-13-2024, 10:14 AM
Envitro Envitro is offline
 
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Default Apex Rocky Mountain Challenge 2 Day PRS Match - Jul 13-14 Calgary, AB

I don't know if you you're aware, but we at Apex Optics are hosting the Apex Rocky Mountain Challenge PRS 2 Day Match just south of Calgary (between Diamond Valley and Millarville)!

It's the first sanctioned PRS Pro Series match in Canada since the 2021 Canadian Sharpshooter Classic, and we're thrilled to bring PRS officially back to Canada! You do NOT need to be a member of the PRS to shoot this match.

This is going to be an incredibly fun event, with a fun and extremely well balanced course of fire. The goal is to make sure that everyone is making lots of impacts, whether this is your first match ever, or your fiftieth, while at the same time having a few stages that will challenge the top shooters in the field.

We have most of the top shooters in Canada already signed up, and a bunch of guys from the U.S. are making their way up as well, which is very exciting.
People tell us all the time that Canadian shooters are not as good as the Americans, and I think that in the last few years we've closed that gap significantly. I fully expect that we're going to have a Canadian take the top spot!

All in all it's going to be a great community event, with a beer/pop/water garden with music on the Friday after check-in and zero range time (after all the guns are put away), and a Saturday evening social with a live band (at the Millarville Race Track Hall) and catered BBQ dinner + cash bar.



WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE MATCH FEE
* 18 Stages of Precision Rifle Competition
* Swag Pack at Registration
* Beer Garden Welcome Party
* Saturday Evening Social Event with BBQ Dinner and Live Band (included for Shooter, Guests welcome for $50each)
* Sunday Lunch Provided after Event
* Cold Water, Gatorade and Snacks Provided throughout the weekend
* Exclusive Discounts on Apex Optics products

Event Schedule
Friday, July 12

3:00PM Check-In and Registration (ZERO RANGE is OPEN)
4:00PM Welcome Reception and Beer Garden
6:00PM ZERO RANGE and Welcome Event Closed

Saturday, July 13
7:30AM ZERO RANGE OPEN + Check-In
8:00AM Opening Remarks + Safety Briefing
8:30AM Match Open - First Rounds Downrange
11:00AM Food Truck Arrives On-site for Lunch (Available for Purchase)
4:00PM Anticipated Day 1 End
5:00PM Social Event Start
10:00PM Social Event End

Sunday, July 14
7:30AM ZERO RANGE OPEN
8:00AM Match Open - First Rounds Downrange
2:00PM Anticipated Day 1 End + Lunch Served
3:00PM Awards Ceremony

Full event details + accommodation info HERE
Register directly on Practiscore

Registration closes June 25th

Let me know if you have any questions, happy to answer them all!
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Old 06-14-2024, 12:46 AM
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Totally unfamiliar with the format. How many shots and at what distances? What type of targets? Any info would be appreciated
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Old 06-14-2024, 05:59 AM
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Its best to youtube it to see the format. IPSC with a long gun is the best way to explain it.
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Old 06-14-2024, 08:28 AM
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Do you think it may be prudent to announce events such as this a little earlier than the day before? Many people actually have to plan in advance to attend these things.
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Old 06-14-2024, 09:17 AM
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It is actually a month and a day notice.
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Old 06-14-2024, 09:23 AM
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Do you think it may be prudent to announce events such as this a little earlier than the day before? Many people actually have to plan in advance to attend these things.
It's 30 days out right now, but the event has been on the schedule and announced since November, we just realized that we didn't post it on things like these forums yet.
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Old 06-14-2024, 09:27 AM
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Totally unfamiliar with the format. How many shots and at what distances? What type of targets? Any info would be appreciated
It's basically Dynamic Long Range, with targets anywhere between 350-1200 yards, shooting from anywhere from Prone position, modified prone, to shooting off obstacles or "props" as we call them. Most props are man-made, some are natural like fallen logs or giant boulders, etc. All targets are steel targets off of hangers, most at long distance have flashers or hit indicators on them usually, and range officers to give you a briefing on each stage and make sure you're handling your firearm properly and safely. Expected round count is about 200-215 rounds for the weekend.

Here's a video from a PRS match from 2022, the K&M AG Cup Qualifier.
This should give you an idea on equipment and props that are typically used, but there's lots of creativity involved in props across all matches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR2gxzr9daM
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Old 06-14-2024, 09:58 AM
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My apologies for being an idiot!! Can't read a damn date properly.....duhhhh.

(Feeling frustrated from missing a local shoot due to poor publicity)
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Old 06-14-2024, 10:47 AM
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My apologies for being an idiot!! Can't read a damn date properly.....duhhhh.

(Feeling frustrated from missing a local shoot due to poor publicity)
Haha, all good, no worries at all!

Also, here's a quick update video from us on the match, has all the info:

https://youtu.be/m50DtjGZ-4s
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