Billings PRO 406 22LR Night Match

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Thought I would share experience I had with the Billings PRO 406 22LR match in October this was a night match first time they have done one and my first at well. There were 22 shooters all pretty local people. The ranges went from 44 to 327 yards typically 10 rounds per stage 6 stages.

I shot my new Vudoo 3 sixty with the McMillan A6, Lapua Midas +, Nightforce ATACR and a Garmin 701 this was also my non rear support match all shots were taken kneeling or standing rested over shooting structures. It was a very fun light hearted competition I timed out on every stage just took my time learning the positions, the most fun stage was a spinner that had a target behind you had to get the spinner moving to expose the for points plate. The match director was Shawn Smith good dude ran a good and efficient match and ask the group for feedback afterword.

I finished 9th in it I have a slight extraction issue that Vudoo knows the fix for and should allow me to gain a little time as well as next time I will take a different bag set up the game changer I was using was just too lite for this venue. Anyone going to shoot a night match I would recommend a turret light attached to the rifle some had battery powered ones they got off amazon in red and green the green was almost too bright but this would eliminate most issue ever needing a headlamp that might be causing a reflection glare in your scope.. I just had a green light from my Garmin Tactix 7 as my only light and got along alright even having to dial between shots.

From what I gathered there are several of these matched around MT area and Wyoming, i will for sure attend another.

 

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Man that looks fun. I wish my schedule would allow for something like this.
 

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Making a couple changes to the rifle next match is a day time one NOV 12 so should be ready for then.


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My buddies host a league here in north Idaho. But we don’t have anywhere to do cool matches like this! Looking into hosting an NRL One 22LR match tho, hopefully they figure it out!
 

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My buddies host a league here in north Idaho. But we don’t have anywhere to do cool matches like this! Looking into hosting an NRL One 22LR match tho, hopefully they figure it out!
I assume this is similar to NRL 22. Not sure since I haven't shot one. 22 stuff is just so much fun with a nice rifle and really helps with skill building without the added expense of barrel deterioration and hand loading for it
 

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Awesome shooting and great rifle. I started competing in rimfire matches all over Ontario last season and only 2-3 the year prior to try. I love it. Excellent practice, excellent time management under stressful situation (helps with hunting), great way to practice building a stable solid position (translates over to hunting) and to do it at a fraction of the cost compared to centerfire. We don’t have night shoots though. We get 60-100 shooters normally.

I run a few rigs.

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Vudoo 360 with a 22” ibi competition contour 1:12 twist

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And an ultimatum deuce, 1:12 twist ibi straight 22”

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Awesome shooting and great rifle. I started competing in rimfire matches all over Ontario last season and only 2-3 the year prior to try. I love it. Excellent practice, excellent time management under stressful situation (helps with hunting), great way to practice building a stable solid position (translates over to hunting) and to do it at a fraction of the cost compared to centerfire. We don’t have night shoots though. We get 60-100 shooters normally.

I run a few rigs.

Vudoo v22 20” mtu ace 1:16 twist
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Vudoo 360 with a 22” ibi competition contour 1:12 twist

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And an ultimatum deuce, 1:12 twist ibi straight 22”

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DANG! 60-100 shooters thats a crazy following for rimfire! especially on a regular basis. do you think thats due to the gun law in CA or what?
 

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DANG! 60-100 shooters thats a crazy following for rimfire! especially on a regular basis. do you think thats due to the gun law in CA or what?
Well Ontario specifically does have enough property/ranges were centerfire prs is worth it and the ranges we do have, have been closed do to “Covid” for the better part of 2-3 years. They just reopened for us, so next year centerfire will start off again basically but still limited ranges and limited events. So our matches for rimfire are held all over (mainly field style matches) consisting of 10 stages on average, up to 20 stages for finales and such. 9-12 rounds per stage and targets out too 420-450 yards. Anything from movers and spinners, multiple positions, etc. there’s a popular YouTube channel up here for rimfire that films most of our matches, goes by womfat if you wanted to check them out.

Rimfire has allowed us to continue to sharpen our skills, practice and get us involved in shooting while centerfire has been shut down. I’m fairly certain Ontario hosts the largest matches and the most matches for rimfire in Canada just do to our limited access to longer ranges, where most other provinces focus on centerfire with rimfire as an occasional shoot

 

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