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Steel Challenge

  • 23 Jan 2021
  • 28 Aug 2021
  • 8 sessions
  • 23 Jan 2021, 8:00 AM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 27 Feb 2021, 8:00 AM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • 20 Mar 2021, 8:00 AM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 24 Apr 2021, 8:00 AM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 22 May 2021, 8:00 AM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 26 Jun 2021, 8:00 AM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 24 Jul 2021, 8:00 AM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 28 Aug 2021, 8:00 AM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Bristol, IN Chief Wa-Ke'-de Range Action Bays

Steel Challenge is a speed shooting competition governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) that consists of eight standardized stages with steel targets in three sizes; small circular, large circular and square targets. Competitors are scored solely by the time it takes them to complete each stage, and the match winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time.

There are 8 stages with 5 steel targets on each. Shooters get five runs on each stage. Each competitor shoots each stage five times, with their slowest run dropped, excluding the stage Outer Limits where only four runs are shot and the top three counted. The counting times are totaled for their stage score, and the eight stage scores are added together to establish the competitor's match score.

For each run, one hit per target is required, with an unlimited number of rounds. The last target to be shot is known as the "stop plate", which stops the timer. All primary target hits made after the stop plate has been struck, will be scored with a 3-second penalty each. The maximum time permitted for a run is 30 seconds and a competitor will be stopped and asked to reload if they reach the 30 second limit.

The Steel Challenge comprises eight courses of fire called 'stages. They are:

  1. Five To Go 
  2. Showdown 
  3. Smoke & Hope 
  4. Outer Limits 
  5. Accelerator 
  6. Pendulum 
  7. Speed Option 
  8. Roundabout 

(Info taken from wikipedia)

The January, February, and March Matches are "Weather Permitting"

The May 22nd Match will be our MEDAL'S MATCH. 33 Medals will be given out. Please see description of all matches on Practiscore. 

You can also sign up on Practiscore. Practiscore requires a FREE account for all online match registrations.

We will contact all that sign up on Practiscore if the match will be canceled due to bad weather. We will try and contact those who do not have a Practiscore account by email. 

Any questions or inquiries please contact: 

Dan Harman-Match Director

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