Holton Gun & Bow Club
EVENT: Open 15 Egg Shoot
HOW A MATCH IS RUN
The Holton Gun and Bow Club sponsors a 15 egg shoot monthly year around.
This event is one opportunity for non-members to experience club activity.
The club calendar shows the date and time for the events.
The event features 15 eggs shot @ 100yds
from the benchs on the small range.
Shooters form into multiple relays of 5 who shoot simultaneously.
Scores are posted in the clubhouse and winners are
presented a cash prize to take away.
Historically Open 15 egg Shoots have been held on the first Sunday of each month.
Unlimited sighting practice may or may not be available to shooters after registration.
The match provides for sighting shots during competition.
Competition begins late morning with registration for the hour(s) before the event.
Do confirm the schedule from the web calendar before travel.
- Firearm permitted:
No further limitations are placed on the gun nor the sight
- Any rifle chambered for 22LR Rimfire
- Any rifle chambered for 17cal Rimfire
- Any air rifle of 25cal or less
- The rifle must be held on the bench by two supports.
- The forearm of the rifle must be supported by a rest, bi-pod,
- The butt stock of the rifle must be supported by the shooters
non-trigger hand with optional unaltered gloves or shooting mitt.
The hand must be in contact with both the bench & the
rear of the rifle.
- Cost: $5.00 per entry
- During registration, shooters enter their choice of the
relay number and bench number on a list of competitors.
- The range master will announce the relay permitted on the firing line
COURSE of FIRE
- The range master will end practice shooting and make the range "SAFE".
Before going down range to hang targets, he will announce the first relay.
- After the range has been prepared and has been made "HOT",
the shooter may bring his rifle from the rack to his chosen bench.
- Once the shooter and rifle are made ready on the firing line,
the shooter may take from zero to 5 sight-in shots (5 is the max)
on a paper target in the lane near the eggs.
- When the shooter has finished sighting, he shall call out
“eggs” to the range master.
The next 15 shots must go for score only to the eggs
(no more shots on the paper target after eggs are called).
- Permitted: 1 shot per Egg starting from the top-left toward the
- Immediately following the last egg shot, the shooter shall
make his gun safe and return it to the rack.
After all other shooters have finished, other equipment and brass
may be removed from the bench.
- When everyone on the relay is finished, the range will be made
"SAFE" and the next relay will be announced.
An official will go down range to inspect eggs &
replace broken eggs for the next relay.
(The egg shell must be cracked to count as a hit.
No points for gray lead marks.....without a crack!)
- Following range preparation,
the range will go "HOT" and the next relay
of shooters may start their course of fire
beginning at step 2) above.
- Official egg count is posted for all to see.
- In the event of a scoring tie, the range master will create
a tie breaker competition of his choice.