Rimfire Ruckus Cowboy Action
Match Director: Greg Wilson (352) 486-6207, cell: (352) 949-1407
Rimfire Ruckus is a cowboy-action style of competitive shooting, using .22 rimfire revolvers and rifles, and single-barrel, single-shot, smooth bore shotguns.
While this is a form of competitive shooting, the emphasis is on participation and camaraderie rather than hard competition. Young shooters must be a minimum of 8 years old and able to safely handle firearms and be under the direct supervision of their parents or guardian at all times.
All matches are supervised by NRA Certified Range Safety Officers and/or SASS Range Officers.
All shooters must wear both eye and ear protection at all times while on the range. This rule applies to spectators as well.
Start time is 9:00am, with sign-in beginning at 8am. Matches are normally completed by 1:00pm.
There is a $5.00 fee to shoot in the match.
The following are required to shoot in the match:
(if you donít have a particular item, contact us and we can probably arrange for a loaner)
— 22 LR caliber, Western Style single-action revolver, with fixed or adjustable iron sights. Optical sights are disallowed. No Top Break Revolvers.
— 22 LR caliber manually-operated lever, pump or bolt action rifle with iron sights and a minimum capacity of 10 rounds. Rear sights may be open, or tang-mounted receiver or ghost-ring aperture. No optical sights.
— Single barrel, single shot smooth bore shotgun with or without ejectors in 410, 28, 20, 16 or 12 gauge.
— The Ruckus requires approximately 105 rounds of .22's and 1 box of shotgun shells (25).
— 22 Ammunition: 22 Long Rifle standard, or high velocity.
— Shotgun Ammunition: lead shot only - #6 is largest allowed (6-8 suggested). No magnums or steel shot allowed.
Competitors using revolver, rifle or shotgun ammunition which is prohibited will be immediately disqualified from the match and may be asked to leave the range.
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES:
— A revolver holster of any type, looped on a belt or a full leather holster rig. (guns can be staged on the table for first-timers)
— A Shotgun cartridge slide or loops, capable of holding at least 4 rounds, or a belt or shoulder pouch/bag to hold loose shells. Shirt pockets may be used. No cartridges can be put in a body orifice. First-timers can stage shells on table with their shotgun.
— Participants are encouraged to dress as "Cowboy" or "Old West" as they can afford. Blue Jeans, Long sleeve work shirt with plain buttons or western style with fancy buttons are acceptable. Cowboy boots or leather high top work boots are acceptable. No T-Shirts, shorts, athletic shoes, designer jeans, dress shirts, ball caps. Part of the "Spirit-of-the-Game" is to dress the part as best you can. Hit the thrift shops and build your own "look" for just a few bucks.
Most shooters eventually build or buy a gun cart to haul their equipment up and down the stages. Some use a golf cart with its bag, some use a set of wheels and a bucket with a long handle, still others can get quite elaborate. Carts are not required as we have long gun racks at all stages.
Each match consists of shooting at steel targets set at varying distances and in a variety of positions to challenge the shooter. Misses incur a 5-second penalty and shooting out of sequence a 10-second penalty (procedural error). Elapsed time starts with the buzzer and ends with the last round fired. Match score is the fastest overall time as compared to all other shooters in your category.
Competition Categories are generally based on those used by SASS, but the number of participants may limit categories to three or less. (men, women, juniors)
Participants and spectators are required to wear eye and ear protection during shooting competition or practice. Spectators must stay behind the indicated wooden barriers, unless specifically invited to join a posse. Children under 18 years of age must be supervised at all times.