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2017 Event Schedule

by Jennifer Burnell


March 2017
Photo courtesy WWMS

Adult Mounted Shooters compete in this fast-action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers. The guns are each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition that will break a balloon up to about 15 feet, so the event is safe for spectators. Each contestant engages a preset course of 10 balloons.  There are approximately 60 different courses organizers can choose from.

Opportunities for youth are also available.  There are 2 Wrangler (youth) divisions –  Limited Wranglers, which are through age 9, and the Open Wranglers, for ages 10 and 11. The riders in the Wrangler divisions ride the same pattern that the grown-ups do, but they shoot cap pistols, engaging each target as if they were shooting real blanks. Then, after the main match, the Wranglers shoot the real thing (.45’s with blanks). They shoot 5-balloons from the ground while standing stationary, with mom or dad at their side. Our youth learn firearm education and safety from a young age!

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2017 Event Schedule

March 26, 2017 – Bar 88 Shootout II, Molalla Oregon

April 8, 2017 – WWMS Benefit Shoot, Boardman Oregon

April 30, 2017 – Bar 88 Shootout III, Molalla Oregon

May 12-14 2017 – Owens Meats Spring Shoot, Chelan County Fairgrounds

Aug. 13-14 – Western Washington Mounted Shooters, Sedro-Wooley, Washington


Originally Published March 2017 Issue

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