2017 Cajun Spring Classic

This year the Bayou Airgun Club is proud to announce one of the 2017 Cajun Spring Classic! (An AAFTA Grand Prix Event)

We will rise above the historic floods of last year and be delivering an excellent course with new target positions inspired by some of the FT legends on the circuit. The Troyer will be somewhere in the mid to low 30's with a lot of variety for all skill levels. 

To make it even better, Pyramyd Air has graciously decided to sponsor a "FT-Style Gunslinger" event on Saturday afternoon like the event held at the Pyramyd Air Cup with Pyramyd Air Gift cards to be awarded to the winners for each class. Gift Card values TBD. More details below. 

The match fee for the Field Target will cover the gunslinger event. If someone wants to sign up for the Gunslinger event only, fill out the same registration form and send $20 in paypal as opposed to the normal fee.

Fri  March 31st - 11 AM Sight-in range opens for practice 2:00 40 shot PFT in Belle Terre
Sat April 1st - 700 Sight-in opens 9:30 AM Rifle Match #1 , Pyramyd Air Gunslinger event after FT (PCP & Open)
Sun April 2nd - 8:30 AM Rifle Match #2 Award Ceremony to follow

Mandatory shooters meetings will be held 15 minutes prior to each match 

Location- Jean Lafitte Air Gun Range 17200 Airline Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70810 

Rules- AAFTA rules will be enforced for all matches. It is the competitor’s responsibility to know, understand and adhere to current AAFTA rules concerning SAFETY, equipment, shooting positions, power limits, etiquette, etc. The AAFTA rule-book is available at www.AAFTA.org. The Match Director(s) will have final say in any dispute. 

Practice/sight-in range- The sight-in range will be open for practice Friday from 11 am until dark, Saturday & Sunday 7:00 AM until the shooters meetings, and after Saturday’s rifle match until dark. 

SAFE GUN HANDLING will be strictly enforced at all times! 

Courses of fire- The two matches will be 60 shots each consisting of 15 lanes with 2 targets per lane and 2 shots per target, for an aggregate of 120 shots. All lanes will be shot near to far; 2 shots at the near target, followed by 2 shots at the far target. Per AAFTA rules, any targets shot out of sequence must be scored as misses. 

Divisions/classes- Hunter, WFTF, Open with subdivisions by power plant (PCP & Spring) A minimum of 3 shooters is required per class or division. Awards- All divisions and classes require a minimum of 3 entrants. Number of entrants determines number of awards, up to 5 places per division/class. 

Air & Beans- Community air tanks will be available at the sight-in range and on the courses every match as well as bean bag fill for those traveling via plane.

Meals & Beverages- Lunch will be provided Saturday & Sunday to paid competitors. Guest meals are $10/ea. Beverages are provided with meals. Drinking water will be on the ranges each match.

Fees $80 for Early registration, $95 after March 17th, $20 for Gun Slinger event only. No refunds after March 24th.

Lodging- Any hotels near Siegen Lane, Bluebonnet Blvd, or Essen Lane will be a good spot and would be only 15 min from the range. Here is a link for Hotel search in that area

Restaurants- There are too many to choose from, if you are looking for something particular, let me know. Otherwise: https://www.zomato.com/baton-rouge-la/essen-bluebonnet-restaurants

Link to the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/H7Ckgnw4j15UniX22

Gunslinger Competition - FT Style

Match Rules

The shooters will make ready at the shooting lanes and must adhere to the following rules:

  • All Shooters are under the direction of the Range Master.  Any safety violations will immediately disqualify a shooter for that relay.

  • Anyone shooting targets NOT in their designated lane will be disqualified.  Those competitors whose targets have been shot must declare and shoot another relay.

  • Magazines must be empty and all pellets must be in the original box or tin at the beginning of the match – Competitors are NOT allowed to stage pellets.  Tins must be shaken prior to the relay starting.  Anyone caught staging pellets will be disqualified from the match

  • Shooters may shoot from any AAFTA approved FT position they choose

  • Shooters must conform to one of the three AAFTA approved classes: Hunter, WFTF or Open.

  • Hunter shooters are allowed the use of their bucket and sticks or non fixed bipod and must keep their scopes at or below 12x magnification.

  • Open shooters may use straps and thigh rests.  Any magnification scope is allowed.

  • WFTF shooters may use any magnification scope.  May not use an attached sling when shooting in the seated position.

  • Prone shooting is allowed.

  • The target must be KNOCKED DOWN or OFF THE TILE in order for the relay to count

  • Once all targets are down the shooter will raise their hand and shout out FINISHED – A scorer will also verify that all targets have been knocked down or off the tile.

This event will pair up all the competitors to compete against each other.  Competitors will be separated by power plant only, piston and PCP.  The FT class/position the shooter uses is up to them, but one must conform to the rules of the class that they select.  All names are drawn at random to determine first round matches.  Odd number allows a BYE for that competitor.  

FOR All Shooters

  • Each shooter will have 16 (four of each chicken, turkey, pigs and rams) 1/10 scale NRA metal targets that must be KNOCKED down or off the TILE.

  • Targets will be placed as follows:

Chickens at 10 yards

Pigs at 25 yards

Turkeys at 40 yards

Rams at 55 yards

  • Two shooters will compete against each other in order to win the relay.  First shooter to knock down all their targets – WINS and moves on to the next relay.

Equipment Rules

  • Airgun Rifles – Must use Pellets - NO BBs or Solid Ammo

  • Airguns can be single shot or magazine fed

  • Any Caliber is allowed up to .22

  • Any type of sight is allowed

  • No Airgun can exceed 20 FPE

  • No semi or fully automatic airguns are allowed – All airguns must have a cocking device or action for each shot fired