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    Just bought a Savage F-Class

    Where can I find a schedule of shoots near Charlotte NC.

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    Not sure what all exists closer... but you're about 2.5 hrs from Camp Butner, which has a pretty active HP/F-Class shooting club - they just had the 2009 FCNC there in October.

    Check out the North State Shooting Club website for more info

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    And Oak Ridge Sportsmans Club in Oak Ridge, TN.

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    Rifle Shoot

    The Charlotte Pistal and Rifle Club has a shoot the first Saturday of every month. It is located on the SC/NC line close to Indian Land, SC. You dont have to be a member to shoot in the match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdroadkingc View Post
    The Charlotte Pistal and Rifle Club has a shoot the first Saturday of every month. It is located on the SC/NC line close to Indian Land, SC. You dont have to be a member to shoot in the match.
    Thanks Road King. Are you positive that's a benchrest match?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Shurl View Post
    Thanks Road King. Are you positive that's a benchrest match?
    I'm confused. What kind of matches do you wish to shoot with your Savage F-Class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Culpepper View Post
    I'm confused. What kind of matches do you wish to shoot with your Savage F-Class?
    Any match where I can use some form of rest. Bi-pod , benchrest , bags. I thought the shoot at Charlotte rifle and pistol was a standing, sitting, and prone match. My new savage weighs 14 pounds and is seriously front heavy. I don't think I could shoot it very well off hand.

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    Greg do you ever eat at Famous Louise's? Whenever I just want to do some tent camping I do it right there in your back yard on Wisemans View.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Shurl View Post
    Just bought a Savage F-Class.
    What caliber? After you shoot it a bit I'd be interested in your thoughts on the gun in general and the action in specific (Does that make sense? Can't think straight at the moment). Thanx.

    Cheers,

    Mark

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    Big Shurl,

    Had my first meal at the Rock House in 1968 when I first camped on Wiseman's View. As you may know that restaurant has quite a history. It was built in 1937 as a road house first and people would come from 30 miles to drink, dance and fight. Because of its remote location and the fact that it straddles three countys we have our own one (small) room jail . Look for it across the road behind the filling station. Things are quieter now. By the time Louise celebrated the completion of her purchase with a community mortgage burning party with 250 of her closest friends, I was among the honored guests for my lifetime contribution toward that happy day, 5 bucks at a time.

    In those early days (for me) the Green Beret's did their mountain training here and operated a radio repeater station on the second floor. We'd catch rides in their trucks to grab lunch some days. It took me twenty years to get up here for good. When you leave Louise's on your way to Wiseman's View we're the first house on the right past the church. Stop by. The dogs won't bite.

    You'll want to shoot the 600 yd BR matches at Piedmont near Rutherfordton. We've got a great crowd!

    Greg
    Last edited by Greg Culpepper; 02-13-2010 at 09:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Culpepper View Post
    You'll want to shoot the 600 yd BR matches at Piedmont near Rutherfordton. We've got a great crowd!

    Greg
    That's really very cool history greg. My first trip to Wiseman's View, I was about 17 and up their with some buddies. Anyway we were at the view drinking and goofing off with our girlfriends. I had my flashlight and the stars were shining. We kept seeing lights across the gorge kind of moving and flashing. I thought it was campers flashing us or maybe a ridge top road but we assumed it was campers. So I was flashing my flashlight back at the lights and we were laughing and having a good time. These lights were pretty bright and like I said they were sort of flashing and all over the mountain . After a while an older lady and her husband walked up and started saying "Wow look at the Brown Mountain lights". "I've never seen them like this". She kept going on and on about how special it was and that this was one of those once in a blue moon moments. We had no idea. Well I've probably been to Wiseman's View twenty times since then and have never seen the lights again. It was special. Mr Culpepper I really do appreciate your offers and I'll see you at Piedmont in march. You'll know who I am when you see the guy who's shooting a bone stock Savage F-Class.

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    Couple dumb questions if you guys don't mind. I'll be shooting the 600 yard match at Piedmont that Mr Culpepper recommended. I've never shot a rifle at 600 yards. Will I be able to see my bullet holes with my 60x Bausch & Lomb spotting scope? How much magnification do most guys use for their rifle scopes? Will my fixed 30x Leupold do the trick.

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    Big Shurl,

    What cartridge are you shooting? 6mm holes are tough to see at 600 under most conditions. We sight in on clay birds on a low berm at the base of the target frames anyway. Scopes used are a lot like 1K (lots of NF 12-42) but with a shift toward short range BR type glass (Weaver and Sightron 24 and 36x, Leupold Competition and a few March) that you don't see much at the longer distance. Your 30x will be fine. You won't be the only bone stock Savage there. In fact, a bone stock Savage 223 won the Hickory Groundhog Match a couple of years ago against about 275 competitors.

    Like you I was 17 when I saw the Brown Mountain lights and I haven't seen them since even living here. It was the first night of that same 1968 camping trip and we saw them from the top of Hawksbill Mountain, straight across Linville Gorge from your viewing position, so I was about 2 miles closer to them than you were. You can imagine many different explanations for the lights until you see them move a mile across Brown Mountain in just a few seconds. Then it's WTF is that! Nobody sees them very often any more. Some think light pollution from Lenior and Hickory obscure them now. I'm looking forward to meeting, shooting and swapping stories with you at Piedmont. Let me know what I might do to help you get a running start with your new rifle.

    Greg

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    I would appreciate anyones advice. The Savage is a 6.5 x 284. I guess what I'll do for the 600 yard match, is sight the gun at 300 yards which is the longest range I have access to and study my ballistics charts. I have no experience with center fire other than hunting so this is all brand new to me. I've got a twenty minute base but not sure whether I need to mount it or not.


    It's been eighteen years since I saw the lights. I know the legends but as a christian I believe it's a geological event. Maybe phosphorus.

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    Big Shurl,

    You won't need your 20 min. base for 600 but it won't hurt anything either. Come up 12 min. from 100 (8.5min from 300) and you'll be good to go. H 4350 and H 4831 are popular choices for 140 or 142 gr bullets. You might find that 49gr. (4350) and 52gr. (4831) would be max loads in your rifle and to be approached with appropriate caution.

    I think the lights are ball lightning................whatever that is. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

    Greg

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