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#1904653 - 04/19/11 06:39 PM AR wins Factory Div. in NC GHog shoot
DLJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
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Loc: Virginia
ran across this at ggv:



April 13th, 2011
2011 Hickory Groundhog Shoot Match Report

The 2011 Hickory Groundhog and Egg Shoot at Vale, NC was a big success. Some 177 shooters vied for over $7,000 worth of prizes. The main course of fire was challenging, with three sets of paper groundhog targets at 100, 300, and 500 yards, and NO Sighters. Shooters can also compete in an Egg Shoot for cash and other prizes. For the primary three-yardage Groundhog match, there are two rifle classes: Custom Division and Factory Division. The match, one of the most popular varmint competitions in the country, is sponsored by Bulls-Eye Sporting Goods (Larry Willis, owner). The event is held every year on the first Saturday in April.

This year’s “Top Shot” at the Hickory was Randy Chappell. Shooting a 6 BRDX (we were told), Randy scored 90 points to win the Custom Division. Randy took home a new Nightforce NXS scope plus $300.00. Runner-up Robbie Roberts steered his 6BR to second place in Custom, earning him a Sightron Scope and $150.00 in cash. Finishing third in Custom Division was past Hickory winner Chris Brady, Terry Brady’s son. Chris, who also shot a 6BR, took home a Shehane Tracker stock and $50.00.

Hickory Groundhog Shoot Winners 2011
CUSTOM Division 1st Place, 90 points
Randy Chappell 2nd Place, 82 points
Robby Roberts 3rd Place, 80 points
Chris Brady
FACTORY Division 1st Place, 72 points
Greg Davis 2nd Place, 59 points
Jeff Godfrey 3rd Place, 59 points
Jason Elmosre

Rock River AR Wins Factory Division
There were some surprises this year in the Factory Division. While many folks expected a Savage 6BR or 6.5-284 to win, that wasn’t in the cards. This year a semi-auto ‘Black Rifle’ outshot all the factory bolt guns. Greg Davis scored 72 points with his .223 Rem Rock River AR15 to win the Factory division by a comfortable margin. The next best Factory shooters, Jeff Godfrey and Jason Elmore, both had identical 59-point totals. Godfrey was awarded second place over Elmore on a tie-breaker.


Accurate shooter match summary

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#1904658 - 04/19/11 06:45 PM Re: AR wins Factory Div. in NC GHog shoot [Re: DLJ6]
DiYi Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 179
Loc: SoDak
A bit surprising perhaps but my RRA is extremely accurate.As near a one holer as my custom bolts at 100.

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#1905258 - 04/20/11 07:22 PM Re: AR wins Factory Div. in NC GHog shoot [Re: DiYi]
jimmie Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 744
Loc: southeastern ohio
back in the day i could have never imagined a semi-auto winning over a bolt action rifle,wow have times changed. i have an lar-15 hb rockriver that shoots just crazy sub moa groups. im glad to hear that the black rifle scored a win.
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#1905282 - 04/20/11 08:30 PM Re: AR wins Factory Div. in NC GHog shoot [Re: jimmie]
ARCOREY Offline
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Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 4808
Loc: USA
My RRA A4 Varmint is the most accurate rifle I've ever owned or shot, especially from prone. I hope to change that soon with my first true bolt action build, but won't be surprised if it stays that way. Some of these black rifles will flat out shoot with little effort.

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#1905332 - 04/20/11 10:06 PM Re: AR wins Factory Div. in NC GHog shoot [Re: ARCOREY]
jimmie Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 744
Loc: southeastern ohio
arcorey i used to live in harrisonburg va...still have friends there...
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#1906612 - 04/23/11 09:34 AM Re: AR wins Factory Div. in NC GHog shoot [Re: jimmie]
ARCOREY Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 4808
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: jimmie
arcorey i used to live in harrisonburg va...still have friends there...


Small world! Nice area here. I like your camo job in the avatar.

I think AR's are finally getting some credit as accurate target and hunting weapons. Once people realize they don't have to do rapid fire mag dumps in them just because they will, they realize the accuracy potential rolleyes.

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#1906619 - 04/23/11 09:55 AM Re: AR wins Factory Div. in NC GHog shoot [Re: ARCOREY]
jim wallace Offline
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Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 294
Loc: in a groundhog field somewhere
I remember ice storm Easter of 78 over in the valley sayed at the Holiday Inn if i remember right south of town of Harrisburg was there 2 weeks slopping in mud after the ice melt getting lights back on . I learned quick i was a flat land person darn them hills about kilt me up and down. I done a little clay target shooting over at the flying rabbit ,Stonewall . Happy Easter all

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