Steel Challenge
Director: Jan Hase
Phone: 541-619-4783
send Jan an email


What is STEEL CHALLENGE shooting? STEEL CHALLENGE is competitive shooting at a variety of steel plates at different distances. All you need to do is hit each steel plate one time and the timer records the amount of time it takes you to hit all the plates. Each match is set up with 6 different stages consisting of 5 steel plates per stage. The competitor shoots each stage (string of 5 plates) 5 times from a set position and the best 4 strings, time wise, count for score.

What kind of firearms do you shoot in STEEL CHALLENGE? Competitors may shoot center fire pistol, pistol caliber rifles or .22 rimfire pistols in the STEEL CHALLENGE stages.

How many rounds does it usually take to shoot a STEEL CHALLENGE match? Bring at least 200 rounds to the match, just to be safe. Normal matches take 150 rounds if you hit each target the first time.

What other equipment do I need to bring to a STEEL CHALLENGE match? Always dress appropriately for the current weather conditions and we do shoot from protective cover if it is raining. You will need your firearm, a holster that covers the trigger (if shooting a pistol), extra magazines, clips or speed loaders to shoot 5 strings and your safety gear (eye and ear protection).

When do the STEEL CHALLENGE matches take place and how much does it cost to shoot a match? STEEL CHALLENGE matches take place on the 4th Sunday of each month and start at 9am sharp. It costs $10 to shoot a match, however if you want to show up at 7am and help set up the stages we will waive your match fee. Matches take place on the north / east range of Albany Rifle and Pistol Club. Use the access code 6536# at the club main gate to gain access to the facility, turn left, go thru the green gate, turn right and stop at the first building you come to. Visitors are always welcome but you must bring eye and ear protection with you.

Who can I contact if I have further questions about STEEL CHALLENGE? If you have questions about shooting a STEEL CHALLENGE match, contact information is at the top of this page.


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