Greetings all! Here we go again. Thanks for your patience as we worked through the very busy summer season.

We are excited to be hosting the Hawks Ridge Steel Fall Classic on Saturday, October 6.

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NOTE: Registration will be required and we will limit the number of shooters to 60 MAX! If you are getting this email then you are getting first crack to register but act fast as this registration will be shared soon on HRGC FB and HRGC Website as well as other shooting forums.

Follow this link below for the registration.

Registration Form

Reserve your spot now, do not delay! Payment required day of the match. Non payment day of the match will result in forfeiture of your reserved spot.

• Where: Hawks Ridge Gun Club-Ferguson, NC. 1020 Gladys Fork Rd., Ferguson NC 28624
• When: Saturday, October 6th 2018
• Time: Registration opens at 8:00 AM
• Start time: 9:00 AM sharp!
• End time: 3:00 PM
• Round count: TBD - Bring 105 rounds at least
• Information:
• Fee: $50 for all shooters
Match Fee includes T-Shirt. Shooters must register before 9/23/18 to ensure your shirt size gets ordered. Registration will still be open after 9/23/18, but we can’t guarantee a specific shirt size.
• All shooters MUST sign a liability waiver. Your participation is at your own risk
• Time Limit: All stages will have a 3 minute (180 second) time limit
• Stage count: There will be at least seven (7) stages shot concurrently. Each shooter will shoot seven (7) times
• Squads: Shooters will self-squad and the MD WILL balance any mismatched squads to be as even in head count as possible
  • MD may also assign new shooters to squads and we encourage and appreciate your support of the new shooters in the group
• Scoring: See attached for example score card
• Stages: Stages will be any combination of the following and may or may not include:
  • Prone position
  • Multiple positions off of a barrier
  • Tank Trap
  • Barrels
  • Single position off of a barrier
  • Standing
  • Sitting
  • Slack line
  • USS Hawksridge
  • Whatever else we can think up
• Shooting Aids: Only slings, bi-pods and sand bags, bean bags, etc can be used. If you have to ask if an item is allowed, it probably isn't. No mechanical rests like bench rests and only field style back packs may be used. Additional restrictions may be placed on specific stages. A sling is recommended.
• Targets: All targets will be painted and may be grouped by stage by shape and/or marked with color to avoid stage/target confusion. Know your intended target before you pull the trigger!
 • Squares
 • Circles
 • Diamonds
 • Animals
• Target Sizes: Sizes will range from 4" to 24"
• Ranges
 • Closest target = ~100 yards
 • Farthest target = >1,000 + yards
•Rules: See attached.
• Actual course of fire, stages and ranges will be shared the morning of the match.

Warning! HRGC is a working cattle farm. DO NOT SHOOT THE LIVESTOCK! You'll be charged fair market value for any damaged property and you'll have to take it home with you. :)

Volunteers Needed: Qualified RO's shoot free in exchange for being RO. You must be experienced and you must commit to the entire match. Please notify staff when registering. First come, first served. We might only need a few so please speak up if you'd like to be involved.

Also, please bring your spotting scopes for use during the match. We realize these are expensive items and we'll cover this in the morning brief. There will be a spotting stationed at each stage, and it will be designated to stay for that stage.

Absolutely No touching or moving spotting scopes except by designated RO's.

More Information:

The Hawks Ridge Steel series is a marksmanship competition that will be won by the shooter who is the best shot of the day. Our philosophy is that you cannot miss enough, and you cannot miss fast enough, to keep up with the guys and girls making the hits. We also strongly believe first hits matter and our scoring methodology reflects this core idea and it aligns with the challenges a shooter faces with long range, first shots shots.

We strongly encourage everyone to please read this information closely, including the sample score card and rules attached before you commit the time or make the drive and or pay any registration fees.
Seasoned shooters, our format and targets will be very familiar but our scoring is a bit different and we limit equipment that can be used. If you are new to the game, then we hope this email brings more clarity as to what you should expect.
New Shooters/New long range shooters: Please be responsible and decide if you have the right experience, skills and equipment to shoot at these distances. Shooters who are not able to stay within a reasonable distance of the intended target will be pulled from the match. Know your intended target and no spit balling it! Speak up if you want help before the match. We will help you. If you are unsure of the ballistics of your gun/cartridge combination then please visit to get ballistics data for your equipment.
• For all you hunters out there, we welcome you and your deer or elk gun will get the distance. Cartridges like 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 Win, .260 Rem, .308 Rem, .30 - 06, .270 Win, .280, 6.5-284 Norma, 7mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag, etc will all get it done.
Important: Most simple cross hair or duplex reticle hunting scopes CANNOT manage the 250 to 400 inches of elevation adjustment required to reach out to 1,000 yards. You'll likely need a scope with a lot of internal adjustment AND a 20 MOA base. We welcome everyone, but please be honest with yourself about these requirements.

Sample Score Card

See you then!

Doug Kerman, Match Director, Planning
Matt Stilley, Match Director, Planning and Scoring
Brandon McNeil, Land Owner, Planning, Facilities Manager, Cattle Wrangler
Mike McNeil, Land Owner, Facilities Manager, Cattle Wrangler