Rules for MEC’s Great Northern Side-by-Side Classic
Safety comes first! No drinking alcoholic beverages before or while shooting. Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. Protective glasses & ear protection is mandated for shooters and guests. Rented carts are the responsibility of the renter and must be handled with care. Any damage to the carts or damage caused by cart use, during the event will bear solely to the renter, regardless of the user at the time damage occurs. Shot size must be 7’s or smaller.
Main Event Rules: The total of scores shot in Main Event: Hunter’s Challenge, Super Sporting Clays,Grouse 6-standand Super Pigeon will be used to determine an overall winner. The winner will be awarded 1st Prize when drawing of guns occurs at the end of the event on Saturday Afternoon. All other Main Event competitors’ total scores will be listed from 2nd high overall to last place and Lewis Class will determine the winners of the remaining guns to be drawn. In the event of any ties, tiebreaker stations from sporting clays will be employed to determine a winner. NSCA Lewis Class Rules will be used to settle any disputes. There will be a copy of Lewis Class Rules at our registration table.
Remember, this is a “Classic” event, not a tournament. Scores in the main event are used only to determine “Lewis Class” bracket winners. The total number of groups or Lewis Class brackets is based on the number of guns to be given away. Lewis Class winners will be allowed to choose from all remaining guns until all winners have been announced. In the event that a shooter cannot attend the awards banquet he or she may elect someone else to choose from the guns available. However, he or she elected must have the winners shooter badge in hand at time of selection. The transfer of the gun will be done in accordance with accepted BATF regulations for the winner. If someone has not been chosen to select a firearm for an absent winner, MRC shoot management will select on his/her behalf. Must be present to win door prizes only. MRC Sportsman’s Club will be happy to ship the gun through Shay Creek Sports, LLC of Medford. Costs related to shipping will be the responsibility of the winner.
Gun Requirements: Wednesday and Thursday – Any gun can be used to shoot in all events, including side-x-sides, over-unders, autos and pump shotguns. Friday and Saturday- Only side-x-sides are allowed to be used.
Hunter’s Challenge Rules: Hunter’s Challenge will involve 12 stations with either report or true pair combinations. The shooter will shoot a report pair or true pair from the first shooting position and the next four targets will be taken from a second shooting position. Unlike Sporting Clays no target presentation will be repeated. Thus, you will never see a repeated presentation. Only the first shooter of each squad will be given the chance to view a target presentation from the ring or shooting box. Self-trap, self score. Any gun on Wednesday and Thursday, side-by-sides only on Friday and Saturday. Any choke, any gauge, any day. 80 birds total.
Super Sporting Rules: Super sporting is a 3 trap presentation at each station. A menu will advise of each report or true pair given. Only the first shooter of each squad will be given the chance to view the targets while in the shooting ring or box. A total of 86 birds will be presented in the event. Self-trap, self score. Any gun on Wednesday and Thursday, side-by-sides only on Friday and Saturday. Any choke, any gauge, any day.
Super Pigeon Rules: “Super Pigeon” is shot very much like 5 stand. 6 stations with 4 birds (2 report pair) at each station. This will be an 8 trap presentation with a specific menu for each station. A report pair thrown from 2 of 8 throwers. Any broken target scores 1 point, whether it has a ribbon attached or not. Any ribboned “pigeon” target hit also scores 1 point if broken, however 3 points if ribbon falls inside the pigeon ring.
24 total targets. Each shooter will rotate through positions 1-6 until 24 targets have been presented. It is permissible to shoot more than one time at a target, however, the first target must be attempted before the 2nd is thrown. Note, these rules are very different from “Pigeon Ring” as this is a report pair presentation. Your trapper will explain the rules prior to your event. Any gun on Wednesday and Thursday, side-by-sides only on Friday and Saturday. Any choke, any gauge, any day.
Additional Side Event Rules:
5 Stand Rules: Any gauge, any choke, trapper will score this event. Any gun on Wednesday and Thursday, side-by-sides only on Friday and Saturday. Any choke, any gauge, any day.
Makers Challenge: We will again hold the Makers Challenge. When you shoot Super Sporting be sure to put down the make of the gun you are shooting. The 3 highest scores from each maker will be added up. The highest total will determine the winners. Winners will have bragging rights and their names placed on a plaque in the clubhouse.
Hammer Gun Event: Hammer gun event will at the 5 stand on Friday and Saturday. Must be registered shooters to compete. Prizes are awarded by gauge. Prizes are boxes of 12ga shells. Number of boxes awarded is determined by number of rounds shot per gauge Maximum of 10 boxes. For example if 3 rounds are shot with a 28ga hammerguns the top 28ga hammer gun shooter would receive 3 boxes of shells. If 15 rounds of 12ga is shot the top 12ga shooter gets 10 boxes.
Note: The rules are subject to change and may be modified. This is simply a general overview of the rules.