Often called “The Xtreme match” because it is sponsored by Xtreme Bullets, the Texas 3-Gun Championship is one of those matches put on by people that love shooting and know how to have a good time. In a time where industry support is contracting, this match had a lot of support from the industry as well as industry representatives actually shooting the match.
If you are looking for information to decide whether you want to shoot the Xtreme Bullets Texas 3-Gun Championship by Freedom Munitions or need to know what to expect so you can practice, this podcast is for you.
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Important Links from the Podcast:
- Find out how we came up with the Match Recon Criteria and hear the breakdown in Episdode 118
- Texas 3-Gun
- Episode 105 with Wade Jones
- 3GN Commentary with Rick Birdsall
|Match||X-Treme Bullets Texas 3-Gun Championship Presented By Freedom Munitions|
|Date||March 31-April 2|
|Location||Copperhead Creek Shooting Club Marble Falls, TX – Outside of Austin|
|Total Time or Points Match?||Time Plus, Points|
|Rule Set||Texas 3-Gun|
|PractiScore?||Sign up a tx3g.com, scoring on practiscore|
|*Schedule||3-Day, Half Day Format, Morning/Afternoon/Morning or Afternoon/Morning/Afternoon, 4 Stages Friday, 4 Stages Saturday, 2 Stages Sunday|
|*Number Shooters||246 Signed up, 239 Completed – 25 in the RO Match|
|*Divisions, Winners||Heavy Optics – Monte Long|
|Limited – Rick Birdsall|
|Lady Tactical Optics – Sky Killian|
|Open – Jerry Miculek|
|Tactical Optics – Nate Staskiewicz|
|*Other opportunities||Helicopter ride/shooting opportunity, $125 fee|
|Skillz Utilized||Roof-top, lots of flying clay targets and shooting/reloading on the move, mid-range rifle, long-range rifle that was out to 500.|
|Terrain||Four Bay Stages, Five natural terrain stages and one tower stage|
|Match Flavor||TEXAS! Each division winner gets a unique belt buckle. Each division recognizes “High Texan” as well. Alamo Stage. A lot of ground to cover in stages, nothing to strenuous. One all-pistol stage falling steel, one all-shotgun stage, lots of clays & thrown birds, one all-rifle stage from a tower with long-range targets.|
|Farthest Shot and/or # of long range targets||1x 500, 2x 400, 4x 300, 2x 230, 4x 200|
|Logistics||Check in easy enough,|
|Venue||Super easy to access, great venue, lots of improved buildings. Pulled Trailer and stayed in their “B” parking which had power only. Very creative use of facility, 4 of 5 bays were utilized as well as various natural terrain shooting areas.|
|Pre-Communication||Web site updates before hand, updates to the Facebook Event, emails came out notifying of changes to the web site before match. Stage designs released on match web site. Emails came out during the match notifying us of delays due to weather, etc and of the stage that got tossed.|
|Staff||Staff was fantastic, super laid back match and it showed through on the staff as well. One bad apple in the bunch.|
|Fun factor||Super fun! This was a very enjoyable match with a laid back and fun atmosphere. Combine that with well designed, fun stages and it is hard to beat. Match staff played a fun April Fool’s joke on the shooters.|
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