Competitors taking best shot at BASF’s 1,000-yard range
Phoenix, AZ -(AmmoLand.com)- More than 350 long-range recreational shooters from the U.S. and several foreign nations will be competing through Sunday at the 2016 Southwest Nationals Long Range at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix.
It’s world-class shooting at a world-class facility. The Arizona Game and Fish Department built the 1,000-yard range, featuring 100 shooting stations, well-maintained firing lines and additional wind flags, to provide a first-class recreational shooting experience. A year ago, California-based Berger Bullets donated a new multipurpose building, while Nightforce Optics paid for the expansion of the parking area. Desert Sharpshooters Rifle Club hosts the event.
The Grand Aggregate runs Friday through Sunday to include as many recreational shooters as possible. Team matches are scheduled for Saturday, with additional awards given for the combined Team Aggregate. The Grand Aggregate is comprised of a palma match and four 1,000-yard matches. A schedule of events is available online.
As match sponsors, Berger Bullets will provide more than $3,500 in cash prizes and more than 30,000 bullets in awards.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.bergerbullets.com/swn/info.
About the Arizona Game and Fish Department:
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is the state agency charged with conserving the entire range of wildlife within our borders, from big game such as elk and deer to smaller mammals, reptiles and fish. The Department is one of the nation’s leading proponents of the “North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” which relies on sound science, public participation, active habitat management, strict regulation and active law enforcement to sustain wildlife populations.
For more information, visit: www.azgfdportal.az.gov.