“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
We also have a precision rifle match coming up in August. 600 yard tactical/prone shooting is every Tuesday evening, and the third saturday of each month.
There are two classes for the tactical/prone. Unlimited from a bench; from prone, you can't adjust the front rest. You can use sandbags, a bi-pod, tri-pod, or cradle, but you are not allowed to adjust the front rest like the bench rest shooters do. Rear bags are allowed in both classes. 2 sighter shots, and 20 shots for record. They use the F-class 600 yard target where the X-ring is half moa (3 inches), and the 10-ring is one moa (6 inches).
The bench crowd usually shoots 200/200 with the X count sorting out top shooters. For the tactical/prone group, any score over 195 is doing pretty good. Although there is one fellow who shoots a bench rest gun from prone, and he usually shoots 200/200. But, most of the fellows who shoot this class use what would probably be referred to as true tactical rifles.
Some examples of rifles used in the tactical/prone class:
6.5 Grendel with a 20 inch Kreiger barrel, billet upper
30-06 built on a blueprinted Remington 700 with Kreiger barrel
260 Remington with 27 inch Obermeyer barrel in Manners stock
TRG22 in 308
FN bolt rifle with 24 inch barrel in 308 (patrol rifle) (this rifle shoots REALLY well...usually a half MOA rifle)
GA precision 308 with 24 inch barrel in Manners stock
The Bench rest class uses classic bench rest rifles, with cartridges like the 6 mm Dasher and similar rigs. This fellow often scores 20/20 X ring hits at 600. There is another shooter using a 6.5-06 improved, and he does pretty well also.