Midnight Sun Rifle Challenge 2019 Info.

Midnight Sun Rifle Challenge 2019

Troms Langhold & Benkeskytter Forening invites you to VRS MSRC 2019
Location: Blåtind, Troms
Match date: 5-7 july 2019
Shooters: 64
Entry fee: 1600 NOK (payment information will be sent out to all who have secured a slot)

Registration: Registration will open March 31st 2019, 21:00 local time (CET 20:00)
Registration here: http://www.vikingrifleseries.com/match-registration/
Make sure you have a registered user before the registration opens.


Friday 5/7-19 1700 the main 24h match starts with a short safety and information brief. This brief is mandatory for all competitors. It is important that participants are in place no later than 1500, for registration. All competitors are divided in to 9 squads, and the members of the squads will remain in this configuration until end of the main match. New for 2019 is the team division, with 9 slots.

Maximum allowed caliber during 24H match, .30 cal, 67mm brass length. 300WM and equivalent. Max 950m/s V0.
Laser range finders and ballistic calculators will not be allowed. You are allowed to measure DA/Temp/Pressure during the match. No wind measure is allowed (Kestrel etc), but analog wind flags/strips can be used under the match. Violations of this rules will lead to possible match disqualification. Make a table that is easy to read and tested before the match. Remember and set for alternate pressure / temp and angle in the table. Get a truemiller, mildot master or other tool to calculate distance, and learn to use it through training in advance.
There will be unknown distances at the match.

Approximately end time is Saturday 6/7-19 at 1700.
–Ammo count: 170-200 estimated (more info later)
–Max range: TBA

Sunday 7/7-19 0800 the ELR competition starts with a match brief for the shooters that wishes to attend. In this match, there are few match rules but the safety rules always apply. The Sunday extra match does not apply to the Viking Rifle Series match points.
You are allowed to use any rifle as long as it is safe to operate. The MD has the right to deny any caliber or ammunition that he suspect will damage the steel targets. (12,7X99 with ball ammo is ok)
You are allowed to use a spotter, or two. Ballistic app and laser range finder is allowed.
You are allowed to use any tripod, bipod and monopod as long as it is safe to operate.
–Ammo count: max 20
–Max range: TBA

Sunday’s «ELR» shooting will offer significantly longer distances as maximum to exploit some of the field’s potential.

Allowed equipment:
The participants can bring shooting sling, etc. and use this if the stage allows. We’re running the match in a “run what you brought” format. Meaning you can use 15 bags, 7 tripods and a garden gnome, but you carry everything from the beginning of the match. Less might be more.

The layout of the stages during the competition will be very varied and can be associated in several directions. So here the most complete shooter will get the best out of it. Should you fall through on a stage, you can feel more at home at other stages. After the end of the match, the goal will be to see satisfied participants who feel mastery and enjoyment around the shooting! This is noting to fear, but something to look forward to.

The maximum walking distance for the 24-hour match will be announced in a later info mail.

The competition will endure 24 hours,but to safeguard the participants and the security, a rest break will be put in the middle of which participants will have the opportunity to sleep and eat before moving to another part of the shooting field for further shooting. Therefore, everyone should consider bringing sleeping pads and sleeping bags so that they can rest where they get the opportunity. There will be no possibility to pick up equipment in camp during the match. The participants are transported to and from two different main fields, but must get between the stages on foot.

PRS baseline rules: http://www.vikingrifleseries.com/rules
Additional rules/guidelines for MSRC will be presented on location July 5.

Direct flight from Gardermoen to Bardufoss (Norwegian flight DY330 0900 Friday 5 July 2019, associates flights you will have to find yourself, Norwegian flight DY335 1600 Sunday 7 July 2019) with transport from the airport to Blåtind shooting range for those who request it. Transportation to / from Bardufoss Airport (1100 from Bardufoss on Friday, 1400 from shooting range to Bardufoss on Sunday) The transportation cost 150 NOK per competitor.
There is also the possibility to rent a car at Bardufoss Airport and drive yourself to Blåtind, it is about a 26km drive. You can also fly to Tromsø, but you must get yourselves from there to Blåtind. It´s possible to rent a car there and drive, it is about a 137km drive.
Blåtind shooting range, Troms, Norway. Chart coordinates 69.185028, 18.698402

Accommodation & Food:
Tent for accommodation, sleeping bags, warm clothes etc. you must bring with you yourself, even if it’s the middle of summer, we are in the north of Norway, it can therefore be shifting weather during both day and night. We are working with a solution for sleeping shelter indoors after the main 24h match, but bring tent, sleeping bag and field bed/sleeping pad yourself. More info about the indoors accommodation will come in an later information email.
After the main match, all the competitors will get a hot meal served included in the match fee.
During the match, the competitor must bring his own food and drink, but water stations will be provided at all stages.

Questions can be issued in the FB group: https://www.facebook.com/msrcnorway or  konkurranse@tlbf.no