The San Juan Wildlife Federation Bang-Galore Rifle match is an exploding
targets match. Competitors take turns shooting at exploding targets
designated by the Match Director.
The match consists of 7 to 15 exploding targets. The
number of targets placed is at the discretion of the Match Director and will
be dependant upon the number of competitors signing up for the match and
range conditions. The targets are cardboard boxes which vary in size from
1" x 2.5" x .5" to 4" x 4" x 1". The targets are arrayed from 200 to 880
yards at the discretion of the Match Director.
This match is the only time exploding targets
are approved for use at the range. If members have exploding targets that
they own and wish to shoot them at the SJWF Range, they may do so during this
match only. Contact the Match Director or his representative at the match.
The Match Director will assign an area where members may setup and shoot
their targets during the match. Targets are limited to one pound. Match
setup is usually between 12:00 and 12:45 P.M. So arrive with sufficient time
to have your target area assigned and to setup your targets prior to the
beginning of the match.
Procedure. The match fee is $5.00 and is due
before the start of the match. Shot tickets are sold for $1.00 each and are
collected from each competitor just prior to each competitor's turn to shoot
at the target. The tickets are collected and placed into the shot-ticket
bucket as each competitor takes their turn. When the designated target is
hit and explodes, the competitor making the winning shot splits
the tickets contained in that target's bucket with the Match. If there is an
odd number of tickets in the bucket, the odd ticket goes to the competitor.
The match hours are from 1:00 P.M. to 4 P.M. At the end of the match (4:00
P.M.), any unexploded targets are recovered by the match staff and saved for
the next match. If an engaged target remains unexploded at the end of the
match, any collected tickets in its bucket go to the Match.
Equipment. Any rifle permitted for use on the
SJWF Range may be used in the match. Smaller calibers may not have enough
remaining energy at the longer ranges. Generally speaking 1600-1800 fps
remaining velocity is required to explode the targets. Many competitors opt
to use calibers in .243 (6mm) and above. Cell phones or tablets with
ballistic programs may be used provided they do not provide real time
distance or meteorological data. Any other equipment not prohibited is at
the competitor's discretion.
Electronic distance and meteorological measuring equipment;
Electronic computing sighting devices such as TrackingPoint;
All spotting must be done by the competitors, no
spotters are allowed;
Cameras and cell phones connected to spotting
scopes used for the purpose of hit spotting.
You may register for matches online at www.practiscore.com.
You must register for a PractiScore account the first time you signup for a
match. Thereafter, you can use your account to quickly logon to PractiScore. At the home page
select Search for upcoming match, then Search Matches for “SJWF”. Select the
match you want to shoot and a squad you’d like to shoot with, and your done.
Pay the $5.00 match fee when you arrive at the match.
The next match is scheduled for March 20th, 2021. Register at
For additional info
concerning the Bang-Galore Rifle call the Match Director, Mike Finlayson, 505-486-4806,
or e-mail: email@example.com.