Tough Man Division

 

January 11-14, 2017

 

This years Mammoth Sniper Challenge Sponsored by Eotech will be run as a team match for all Divisions.

 

The Mammoth Sniper Challenge is a 3-day precision rifle shooting competition held at Arena Training Facility in Blakely, GA 39823. This event will offer unique opportunities to test your skill with a rifle and compete for prizes and bragging rights. The match will consist of:

 

Tough Man Divisions:

  • Compete as a 2-person team
  • 11 stages to be completed as a team, 7 long stages and 4 shorter faster stages
  • Scenario-based stages
  • Shooting in the natural terrain
  • The Tough Man Division is designed to test you physically in addition to testing your shooting capabilities. Competitors will shoot
    in 2-person teams with shooters designated as primary and secondary and switching roles on some of the stages.
  • Allowed weapons will be .223 up to .300 Winchester Magnum, up to 200 grain projectiles and a maximum muzzle velocity of 3200 fps. for the primary shooter.
  • Allowed weapons will be .223 or .308 for the secondary shooter
  • Must walk the the entire match. Estimated distances are between 1 and 5 miles between stages and you will be given 16 minutes
    per mile to cover the distance.
  • All of the requirements of the Regular Division, plus:
  • Once competitors leave the lodge on Friday, they will not return until Sunday afternoon. In other words, you will camp out on the course Friday and Saturday nights.
  • All gear must be carried with the team for the duration of the match
  • Each competitor must carry their own rifle during rucks.
  • You will be required to break down camp and take all of your gear with you each morning.
  • If the team is unable to continue for any reason they can drop down into the Regular Division.

 

Regular Division:

  • Compete as a 2-person team
  • 11 stages to be completed as a team, 7 long stages and 4 shorter faster stages
  • Scenario-based stages
  • Shooting in the natural terrain
  • The Tough Man Division is designed to test you physically in addition to testing your shooting capabilities. Competitors will shoot
    in 2-person teams with shooters designated as primary and secondary and switching roles on some of the stages.
  • Allowed weapons will be .223 up to .300 Winchester Magnum, up to 200 grain projectiles and a maximum muzzle velocity of 3200 fps. for the primary shooter.
  • Allowed weapons will be .223 or .308 for the secondary shooter
  • Must walk the the entire match. Estimated distances are between 1 and 5 miles between stages and you will be given 16 minutes
    per mile to cover the distance.
  • Must carry all gear needed to complete the stages for the day. This includes everything you need to compete including weapons, ammunition, food, maintenance items, etc.
  • Each competitor must carry their own rifle during rucks.
  • Can not ask for anything from another competitor or ask for any help during the course of the match.

 

Open Division:

  • Compete as a 2-person team
  • 11 stages to be completed as a team, 7 long stages and 4 shorter faster stages
  • Scenario-based stages
  • Shooting in the natural terrain
  • Competitors will shoot in 2-person teams with shooters designated as primary and secondary and switching roles on some of the stages.
  • Allowed weapons will be .223 up to .300 Winchester Magnum, up to 200 grain projectiles and a maximum muzzle velocity of 3200 fps. for the primary shooter.
  • Allowed weapons will be .223 or .308 for the secondary shooter.

 

Prize Tables:

 

Tough Man Division:

  • Will go to the prize table as teams and will go to the prize table in the order of their finishing position.
  • 1st place Tough Man team will get approx. $3000 in prizes.

 

Regular Division:

  • Will go to the prize table as teams and will go to the prize table in the order of their finishing position.

 

Open Division:

Only the top three teams will go to the prize table in the order of their finishing position.

 

Fieldcraft Day:

 

On Thursday before the main match starts we will be holding a Fieldcraft day, consisting of 3 separate events. These events are optional, so you do not have to compete Thursday to shoot in the main match. However, if you want to compete in these events you must register on Wednesday. Only competitors competing on Thursday will be allowed to register on Wednesday.

 

Event 1 - The Stalk

  • You will be required to maneuver through a stalk lane and set up in a firing position.
  • There will be walkers on the course and also experienced spotters on glass trying to locate you. The winner of the stalk will get a prize valued at $500.

Event 2 - Target Detection

  • You will have to locate and map out 10 objects in a designated target area within a given time limit with the naked eye and no more than a 20-power optic. The winner will receive a prize valued at $250.

Event 3 - Range Estimation

  • You will be required to range targets using field expedient methods and also using a milling reticle in a scope. The winner will receive a prize valued at $250.

 

The competitor with the highest combined score in all 4 events will receive a prize valued at $500.

 

Stages:

  • Stage descriptions will be provided to competitors when they arrive at each stage. Individual stages will require engagement of targets from very close to 1100 yards. Target size will range from 1/2 to 3 MOA. Some stages will require moving through terrain and traversing obstacles.

 

Equipment:

  • Teams should bring the following equipment:
  • Weapon Systems as described in the rules.

 

Open Division:

  • Enough ammunition to engage approximately 50-60 targets per shooter, with no target being engaged with more than 4 rounds.
  • Eye and ear protection

 

Tough Man Division:

  • Tough man teams must bring a flashlight.
  • Enough primary ammunition to engage approximately 50-60 targets, with no target being engaged with more than 4 rounds.
  • Enough secondary ammunition to engage approximately 40-50 targets, with no target being engaged with more than 4 rounds.
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Ruck sack or other means of carrying all equipment
  • Appropriate clothing for weather and conditions
  • Comfortable shoes for traversing wooded and hilly terrain
  • Snacks for during the match (water will be provided).
  • Survival gear
  • Range Estimation

 

Different stages will have different requirements for range estimation. On some stages, competitors must use range estimation via mil-dot measurement, field expedient estimation, etc. Which method you may use will be given in the stage description.

 

Certain stages will be "Range Card Stages" meaning that all competitors will be given a time period to mil targets and create a range card prior to shooting the stage. Time periods will be done in such a way as to provide a fair opportunity to create the range card for all teams, including the team that will shoot first on that stage.