competition gathers marksmen from all around the country, competing
at extreme accuracy at 600 yards. The start fee is 10 bucks and
a six pack of beer! And the first prize… –More six-packs
then you can carry.
It started several years back in a small town in south of Norway.
A few fellows met for an unceremonious competition at the shooting
range. Back then it was only one class, “everything allowed”
and they competed against each other for the tightest group and
the highest ranking by points. Some showed up with their trusted
big game rifle, others with their standard target rifle and even
some sniper/benchrest rifles started to show up. Range: 500-1000
Today, the Sixpack Shooting Club gets inquiries from the entire
country, even from our neighbor countries as well, from marksmen
that want to compete in this untraditional contest. Next year, or
maybe in the near future, we will see a Scandinavian contest with
a first prize larger then you can imagine.
This year the competitors where split up for three separate shootings,
due to the high numbers of marksmen. The staff helped for the sight-in,
velocity measurement, calculation of bullet drop and wind drift.
At the shooting range there was a line up of rifles ranging from
some heavy varmint rifles in 6 mm PPC USA, sniper rifles in .30
calibers and up to shooting rigs in .340 Weatherby Magnum. Also
some ordinary hunting rifles was seen where the owner claimed a
accuracy better then 1 MOA. All marksmen with the same purpose;
have a fun day at the shooting range and maybe fill up the car with
a truck load of bear.
The Clerk of the weather served us bright sunshine and a deceitful
wind this day. Some gust of wind crossed the range at approx 400
yards and turned the favorite calibers into a bullet throwers beaten
by many rifles considered as outsiders.
At the end of the day, groups smaller then your palm of your hand
could cover, was on top of the result board. If you didn’t
know better, you could believe by a mistake that the points were
results from the nearby 200 yard range.
The rumor says that the winner is still struggling with the first
prize and hasn’t been seen since back then...
The Sixpack Shooting Club also has a webpage, unfortunate only
in Norwegian at present time. Visit them at www.sixpack-shooters.com