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RBelote mentioned on another thread and it interested me to find what it was about, so I did a little searching and found this on a sight I found. This might be fun. Might be something to have at M&G II. Long read, but worth it I think.





Here's how it works. We set up 5 Grade A large eggs at various distances based on the sights being used. Scoped pistols, rimfires and Sporting Rifles are shot at 100 yds. Scoped Benchrest and Varmint rifles are used at 200 and 300 yds. All shooting is done off of benches. Any rests are allowed. Some folks use Benchrest tripods, others use Harris Bipods, and still others use Bull Bags. Whatever suits your fancy is allowed. Rail guns would shoot in their own class. But so far no one has brought a rail gun to the event.

Any caliber is allowed. Any power scope is allowed in the various 200 and 300 yard classes. A maximum of 9X is allowed at the 100 yard line. If your pistol or rifle has a more powerful scope, you can turn it down to 9X and shoot in that competition. But be careful, we check :)

There are a bunch of classes to shoot in.

In 200 and 300 yards, there are two classes. Aftermarket barreled rifles “CUSTOM” and factory barreled rifles “FACTORY”. Both can have muzzle brakes. Any power scope. Any caliber up to 50 BMG.

Anything goes in the CUSTOM class. This is the class that the action really heats up! This is where the BR boys bring out their toys and sometimes get womped by a rebarreled Mauser 98 in a wood stock! Any barrel, any stock, any trigger, any rest, anything that is safe is allowed to shoot in this class.

FACTORY class is just that. A rifle with a factory installed barrel. The barrel must have factory markings. Any scope power, any caliber. Triggers and stocks CAN be replaced with aftermarket items. The factory barrel can be rechambered. But the factory markings on the barrel must be available to view.

We are basically shooting Barrels against Barrels in these competitions.(new rule, 2007) Any rifle with a listed, current, retail price of $995.00 or more, shoots in the Custom Class. This includes Remington 40X, Coopers, Sakos, Etc. If we have enough of these rifles in the future, we will designate an entire class for them.

PISTOLS all shoot together at the 100 yd line. Both factory and aftermarket barrels shoot together in this class. But if you feel up to it, you can shoot a pistol against the rifles in the 200 and 300 yard class. All barrel rules apply at 200 and 300 yard events even with a pistol. At 100 yards you can not use over 9X scope power.

The 100yd SPORTING class is a Hoot! Any rifle with a working magazine (no single shots unless it is a break open action) and no more than 9X on the scope (if you have a higher power scope you must set it at 9X). This is an event to get folks started in Egg Shooting. Lots of fun. Any old hunting rifle will be competitive.

RIMFIRES are shot at 100 yards, The 17HMR calibers are having a ball in this class. Scope must be set at 9X or less. This is a great event for the kids, but lots of adults shoot it also, and they are sometimes woomped by a 10 year old!

The round of fire is very simple. You shoot in three relays. You get 5 minutes to get to the bench and set up. Then we allow 10 minutes for sighters on the first relay. Three minutes on the other two relays. A cease fire is called and the folks get ready to scramble eggs. At this time you can only have ten loaded cartridges on your bench. At the commence fire signal you get 5 minutes to shoot ten rounds. The shooter that hits the most eggs with the least rounds wins. Therefore five out of five is perfect. And a 15 for 15 is a perfect score for the three relays. During the course of fire you may take a sighter shot (a sighter target is available at each "egg" station) but these sighter shots count towards your 10 shot limit.

Any ties are broken by a "sudden death" shoot out. Each shooter in the sudden death shoot-off fires on a series of eggs or other more challenging target depending on class, in turn until someone misses. If there is no clear winner after one round of targets, we repeat until someone misses.


Your gun should be sighted in before the event. If you do not have a 200 or 300 yard range available, sight in at 100 yds and fine tune your sights during the 10 minute sight in period. Arrangements can be made to shoot at the range on the day before the shoot if you like.

Trophies are awarded in each class. And great door prizes from various firearm manufacturers are given out to the participants.

Rifles is where the action is really competitive. But there has been some major upsets. A few years ago a fellow with an AR-15 with a 3-9 scope won everything!!

Rebarreled, custom varmint rifles are showing up in large quantities. But any Savage or Remington 700 with a fine tuned handload can hold it's own. Remember, factory barrels shoot against factory barrels, aftermarket barrels against aftermarket barrels. Here are some hints......

Bring two guns if you have them, or only shoot at one distance. I've seen guys really blow it messing around with those scope turrets going from 300 to 200.

Use a scope with enough magnification. But not too much. Sometimes the mirage can be brutal! This is where you will need to turn down the power. As far as power, at 200 yds a 9X is just not going to cut it. A minimum of 12X is needed and 24X is the scope power most seen at the line. The 8-32 Burris is just about perfect. The fine plex reticule is excellent. Leupolds are great but the reticule is heavy at 300 and they only have 1/4" clicks. The Burris scopes have 1/8" clicks. At 300 yds, one click on a Leupold is 3/4 of an inch. In windage that's a miss on a Grade A Large target. But the Weaver T-36 is fast becoming the scope of choice amongst the winners.

What caliber? Everything has been tried and most have been successful. A few years ago the shoot off at 200yds was between a 308 and a 221 Remington Fireball. The Fireball ended up winning! But 223, 222, 243, 220 Swift, have all won. At 300 yds things get more interesting. The heavier bullets can buck the wind a little better. The 308/6mm/243 guys do a little better at this distance. But again, a Savage in 223 won it one year. In the CUSTOM event, the 6BR is becoming the caliber of choice, with the 223 close behind. In the FACTORY class, the 223 and 204 Ruger are the most popular. I predict the 204 Ruger will fast become the cartridge to beat in FACTORY class. Stay tuned!

Bipods are faster to set up, but most guns shoot better of a rest. A good mechanical rest allows you to set elevation by raising the rest and not squeezing the rear bag. It's your call. Rear bunny ear or owl ear bags work great. One fellow had one of those new Choat sniper stocks with the adjustable wheel thingy in the butt. He did really good, but I like a conventional rear bag.
 

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i've got a tricked out 10/22 id love to shoot in this! i'll take it over my 204 ruger anyday. id also be willing to try shootin my .22 pistol in it.
 

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Noted: would have to shoot at Kilroy's for 300. My rifle range is only 200 and at the club it's 100.

Busting eggs sounds like fun.
 

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The info was from a club way up in Yankee country.
.22rf is for 100yds and for centrfire rifle they go 200-300 yrd.
I think this would be fun, but a bit messy.
You could have .22rf pistol at 50yds. and maybe 25yds for open sight pistols. FUN is what its about.
 

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They would be shot at different times for sure.
Another idea that has come up to make even more difficult for all the dead-eye shooters. Paint Ball off a golf tee. I will need to test this to see the reaction the bullet has to paint ball first. i'm just not sure and maybe a little more research to see if this is done anywhere. I like the egg idea, but the MESS will be the biggest problem. paint however, will not be a problem cause the smell would not be there neither would all the shells to pick up. I'll try this on the weekend and get back. Perhaps another thread to see any interest or ideas.
 

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We held an Egg shoot as a side match following a USPSA match at Magnolia RPC a number of years ago. It was a much simpler setup/rules. Not saying this was necessarily better or anything, just saying how it was run. All shooting was at 100 yards and it was pretty much "run what ya brung". There was a time component to get set up and shoot 5 eggs, but I admit I don't remember the specifics on that part. No bench was allowed, but bipod, shooting sticks, bags, etc, were fine. Oh, and I think we drew or were somehow randomly assigned which "string" of 5 eggs would be shot. 4 competitors competed at the same time.
The eggs were dangling from saw horses, wrapped in clear packing tape and attached to rope, 5 to each rope probably 6"-8" apart. One problem we had was that shooters were not told to engage them from the bottom up, and one shooter actually cut the rope on his second or third egg, dropping the remaining eggs to the ground. The first few rounds weeded out some shooters as invariably they would miss one or more out of the five eggs. I think there were 3 or 4 that never missed. The shooter with the .338 Lapua Mag (that probably caused a few other shooters to have misses due to his muzzle blast), eventually ran out of ammo. At the cost of his ammo, I don't blame him. The final two ended up in a paper shootoff, and a shooter with a tricked out .223 Varmint/bolt gun beat a shooter with a Remington 700 .308 20" police model or whatever by a small amount.

It was fun. I never heard any complaints about smell that I remember.
 

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yeah, setup that way, you would need to make sure they engaged from bottom to top. I would be the one to shoot the string and drop all five eggs and say "I'm done" with only one or 2 shots. Rules would need to be specific for sure. I was thinking about setting up on golf tees where tee was dropped into a piece of wood or something where all targets were equal.
 

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One thing to think about with the golf tee / wood idea is the eggs falling or getting knocked off. They would all have to be independant so that a miss on another target didn't disturb them, and what happens if the shot is just under the egg? Target may end up broken and you wouldn't be sure if it was hit or not. Not to mention you would need extra wood for that reason. Just a few thoughts.
 

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Count me in , Already got my .22 sighted in for 100yds........ :lol:
Sounds like alot of fun , When we gonna do this?
 
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