WY-SHOT

Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 6,746 Senior Member
The yearly steel and prairie dog shoot I put on every year, for handguns of all kinds is less than a month away.
We have 26 or 27 possibly coming this year, which will make it the largest group we have ever had.
The level of shooting experience goes from very experienced shooters to raw beginners this year, with the most new shooters we have had.
Looking forward to meeting new folks, and being reunited with friends.
We have a father and his son (pre-teen), a returning teenager, several ladies, and the rest are men from mid-20's to mid 60 something.
It would be great to have any of you show up, although I know that would difficult for most.
Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"

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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,452 Senior Member
    That sounds like a ton of fun.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,318 Senior Member
    Date?
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,991 Senior Member
    bellcat wrote: »
    Date?

    Yes , this would be helpful.
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,063 Senior Member
    Sincerely wish I could attend this.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,746 Senior Member
    June 12 through the 14th
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,746 Senior Member
    WY-SHOT is a shoot that is designed for folks of all ages.
    There is a two-part component that makes this shoot unique.
    It is a prairie dog shoot and a steel field shoot.
    One can do both parts or just one-You get to decide.
    The prairie dog part of the shoot is for any type of handgun (semi-auto, revolver, single-shot) from any type of rest you want to use.
    It doesn’t matter if it is short range, medium range or long-range…You get decide.

    The steel match is on two different days (Monday & Tuesday, unless we have a weather problems, then we will shoot steel on Wednesday), that takes about 5 hours each day, if you decide to shoot steel.
    There are a number of purposes of the steel shoot: Having fun, competing, developing your hunting skill set, since we shoot from a variety of field shooting positions or field rests under time and keep score.
    We cannot give one the complete adrenaline rush of hunting, but by shooting at multiple targets under time, some of which will be farther than what you would shoot at big game, each shooter can learn their limitations from a variety of field shooting positions (Prone, sitting, kneeling), and shooting off a variety of field rests (Bog-Gear, bi-pods, back packs, tree trunks, and the like). Sometimes your shooting position may be awkward, like facing downhill when prone, but being required to shoot uphill.
    But when you think about it, if you hunt, you do not always have the perfect field rest set-up, and at times you have to make a shot in specific time frame or lose that opportunity.
    We hope to hone those field shooting skills, so you can be better equipped when head out to hunt.

    You get to choose what type of handgun (rear or center grip, single-shot or repeater, length or weight) you want to shoot steel and prairie dogs with.
    You do not have to build or buy a certain handgun with certain weight or barrel limits to come out and play on steel-Bring what you have and hunt with.
    Maximum caliber for the steel shoot is 30 caliber and the maximum velocity is 3,200 fps.
    The speed limit is for the 7mm and 30 cal only.

    We are not a benchrest match.
    We do not have benches to shoot from and there are no sighter shots or sighter periods.
    We are not a tactical match or PRS (Precision Rifle Series) match.
    There is no running or jogging between stages.
    Our goal is to have fun and to help make those who attend better field shooters, whether it be for playing on steel, varmint hunting, or big game hunting.
    If you have other questions you can PM or email me:
    Ernie Bishop
    [email protected]
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,746 Senior Member
    Some correction on the above
    Maximum caliber for the steel shoot is 30 caliber and the maximum velocity is 3,200 fps.
    This is velocity max is for 7mm and 30 caliber as fast and heavy bullets will tear stuff. My target holders are portable and lightweight compared to others, and I don't want to have down time fixing or replacing target frames.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,746 Senior Member
    WY-SHOT 2018 (June 18-20) Update:

    Targets are up.
    Back to 5 stages this year.
    We tried 6 stages last year, but it ended up taking too much time.


    We have 43 targets for the Short Course.
    22 of those targets are under 300 yards.
    Shortest distance is 80 yards.
    Furthest distance is 587 yards (20" target)
    There are 5 targets between 400-500 yards and one target between 500-600 yards

    We will have target hit indicator lights for this year, on some of the further targets

    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,003 Senior Member
    Sounds like a BLAST
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,955 Senior Member
    Wish I could make it, Ernie.  It would be an easy drive, but I'm stuck overseas right now and will be for the next couple of months.  Have fun out there!
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,746 Senior Member
    Thanks.
    I had a wonderful time, and we had a good group.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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