Sniper Country Duty Roster collective wisdom


Competitions - Dominion of Canada Rifle Association:


Mike - Brought your slings up here and we are going to play today. We are thinking about using them at a combat Service Rifle match with AR's in Canada this year.

gooch <gooch@stormmountain.com>
Elk Garden, WV USA - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 14:02:50 (EST) 


It appears that Storm Mountain will be fielding a team for this years Dominion of Canada Rifle Association/Canadian Forces Small Arms Championships. Any other schools up to fielding teams? Web site is www.DCRA.ca. Matches are the end of July and cover sniper team, pistol and service rifle. We are trying to make it a Storm Mountain/Armament Technolgy team. Come on guys. It'll be fun to watch us win every thing.

See ya.
Gooch <gooch@stormmountain.com>
Elk Garden, WV USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 15:19:28 (EST) 


Gooch,
Whats required to get on your team for Canada and when is that match??? I would love to go to one of your classes but the distance is so great and with the extra expence of the Wife I can't make it this year. Will you be going back to the Wyoming shoot this year??
Pat <mrbullet@hotmail.com>
USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 15:49:31 (EST) 
There was mention by someone of going to the DCRA matches in August. This has been my annual vacation for going on twenty years. It is a highly recommended trip and the setting is one you won't soon forget.

Bill Wylde <k9wxr@rr1.net>
IL USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 17:45:21 (EST) 


Gooch,
After getting out of the USAR, I missed the combat shooting that I did with the team. I am curious about CAFSAC, and your team. What kind of problems (if there would be any at all) would civilians experience, brining AR type semi auto rifles into Canada? I have been up there to shoot palma, but a single shot bolt gun is a different animal all together.In 93 I went to AFSAM in Australia, and I loved it. What are the dates?
Brian
B. Murphy
USA - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 17:25:00 (EST) 
There is a thread to the conversation about shooting matches in Canada that I can help with. The DCRA matches in Ottawa are two components, the military championships, held in early Aug(?) and the civilian matches, held later in Aug. Both matches are open to all comers, except there are some aggregates and prizes open only to Canadians, like the Queen's Medal for Champion Shot, our service rifle highest accomplishment. At the military matches, there are pistol, precision rifle, light machine gun and misc. team and pairs matches.

The civilian matches are Palma stle lie-flat and hit the bullseye. There is a class for precision scoped bipod rifles, such as most listers' already own. The rifles are shot at the same target and on the same course of fire as the off-the-elbows target rifles.

The gun laws are not that complicated - yet. Essentially, bolt actions are no problems. Semi's are either Restricted and treated like handguns, or Prohibited and not allowed across the border. Handguns are not permitted for personal protection. Semi-auto magazines over 5-shot capacity are Prohibited Devices and don't get into the country. You'd better practice your mag changes mid-string. AR-15's and that ilk are Restricted. As long as you can prove you are going to a match, and it cannot go full auto, then you are allowed to bring it in. M1A's are not Restricted. M14's are Prohibited. Safe storage means disable the firearm with a lock. No particular limits on ammo.

The Canadian Department of Justice's Canadian Firearms Centre has a website. Be patient with them right now. They are trying to register every Canadian's firearms, and just can't get the software to behave. Deadline for that piece of genius is 2003.

However, the hospitality will be memorable. The beer is good. And the US$ is worth about C$1.50.

Terry Warner <twarner@sk.sympatico.ca>
Canada - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 20:27:44 (EST) 


Several weeks ago there was some interest indicated here in the Canadian National Military and Fullbore matches. The Fullbore matches allow "F" class shooting, which should be of interest to several on this list. Nine days of extensive shooting, from 300M to 900M. No target pulling! Marking is done by young ladies from a local school and the marking is always exceptional. If you want a crash course in shooting conditions, at long range, dis is da place.

Instructions to first time U.S. visitors are now posted at www.dcra.ca. Also, as a further reference, you may view an article that a close friend of mine wrote for PS (featured article - January 1996). In that article you may find what a truly ugly rifle looks like!

Anyone with questions, please feel free to contact me any time.
Bill Wylde <k9wxr@rr1.net>
Warming - SE, IL, USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 23:13:58 (ZULU) 


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