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                                                  Sons of Confederate Veterans 

                      Major General Robert E. Rodes Sharpshooter Competition

The Purposes

 

1.      Honor the memory of the Confederate Soldier, Sailor, Marine and of the significant and substantial contributions of Major General Robert E. Rodes.

2.     To provide a fun and challenging venue at the SCV Annual that is in line with our culture, abilities and history.

3.     Increase attendance at the SCV Annual and participation in SCV activities by implementing an attractive programmed event with coveted one-of-a-                 kind recognition.

4.     Raise money to support the Museum Project, Hunley Award Program, and Heritage Defense activity.

 

 

The Event

 

The Confederate Sharpshooter event is a long-range shooting competition.  Each Shooter must bring his own rifle and ammunition, the event will provide targets.  Allowable rifles:

 

Ø  Enfield 1853 58 caliber Rifle Musket or any Period Accurate rifle used by Confederate Soldiers during the War Between the States.

Ø  We do not limit ammunition.  Use what you think will help you win, in honor of our ancestors availing themselves of every opportunity to do so.

Ø  Enrollment for this competition is limited to the membership of the SCV, OCR, UDC and Friends of SCV.

 

Register by Division (ANV, AoT, ATM, HQ McCain). 

 

Round 1: Each competitor is allowed 3 warm up shots, and 2 scoring shots, at two separate targets (1 practice, 1 score), at a range of 100 yards.  The aggregate score of the two scoring shots is summed and tabulated against the scores of the other Competitors.  The Competitors who tie for high score shoot again at 200 yards, no warm up shots.  If another tie ensues, a third round is shot at 200 yards with no warm up shots; so forth and so on until a single winner is declared from each of the four (4) Divisions / Camp i.e. ANV, AoT, ATM, and HQ.  Then, these 4 Division Champion Sharpshooters repeat elimination rounds of scoring 2 scoring shots at 200 yards, no warm up shots, until a single winner is declared as Confederate Top Gun Sharpshooter.  Each elimination round is scored individually and apart from the preceding round(s).  15 minutes is allowed each Shooter to complete Round 1.  5 minutes is allowed per round thereafter for each shooter to complete 2 scoring shots.

 

Firing Positions:                Round 1 First Scoring Shot: Offhand (standing) Mandatory*

                                             Remainder of Scoring Shots: Shooters Choice

                                             Tie Breaker Rounds: Shooters Choice

                                             Championship Rounds:  Shooters Choice

*Judges can handicap as needed for Shooters whom are unable to fire from a standing position.  This handicap must be applied universally for any Shooter in the same exact condition.  The event marshals recognize there is more than one condition possible.

 

Prizes

 

First Place Maj. General Robert E. Rodes Top Gun Confederate Sharpshooter

            o   Brand New Whitworth Rifle, the traditional reward for Top Gun Confederate Sharpshooters.     

            o   Top Gun Neck Medal

            o   Champions Certificate

First Place Maj. General Robert E. Rodes Division Sharpshooter

            o   Division Champion Chest Medal

            o   Champions Certificate

 

 

Confederate Sharpshooter Event Sign Up

 

NOTE #1:  Please provide a good email or cell phone number.  The shooting order will be first come first served and in order of receipt of application.  We will contact you with the event information, payment arrangements, location and your shooting time once we have confirmed your membership status.  The cost of the event is $50 per entrant.  $10 of this goes to the range for cost; the remainder goes to the SCV and SCVMC to use for the Purposes stated. 

RULE UPDATE 1:   3 BAND REQUIREMENT LIFTED, 2 BAND RIFLES OK.

NOTE #2:  We will be holding a pistol shoot for bragging rights at the same time.  No sign up necessary, so if you want to play that bring your sidearm.

 

NOTE #3:  We are looking for Sponsors for the future competitions, if you are interested in Sponsoring this event or future Major General Robert E. Rodes Sharpshooter Competitions, please indicate so on the form above.  Sponsorship may take the forms of cash donation, donated goods or donated services.  We will allow signage at the event for Sponsors, and brand/recognition on or in distribution material such as event flyers, event advertisements, event T-Shirts, etc.

 

NOTE #4:  The form above is secure and encrypted.  All personal information collected in signing up and running this event goes into a single excel spreadsheet, that will be used for no other purpose that running and recording this event.  It will be destroyed within 30 days of the completion of the event.

 

NOTE #5:  The Museum dedication takes place during 1 hour of the competition.  The competition plans to begin after the dedication.  If we received enough sign ups, we will also schedule Shooters to fire hours before the Museum event.