Battle of Breakneck 2016

Western Nebraska Precision Shooters (now Nebraska Precision Riflemen) hosted “The Battle of Breakneck” April 16th and 17th, 2016. The shootout took place approximately 3 miles east of Broadwater, Nebraska in the rough and scenic river breaks of the North Platte river. This match was a field style match with a mix of prone and positional shooting from both natural structures and man made barricades, however our intent to keep this match as much as possible in and on a natural/practical format.

Like in our past events, WNPS strives to host fun and challenging matches that draw from the competitors raw shooting abilities.  Again this is not a “gamer” match but rather a more traditional field style competition.

Competitors take note that on the Friday prior to the competition we will again host a fun shoot and sight in.  Also, Rick Reeves and John Griswold will be conducting a first class work up. The workup is $125 dollars, sign up will be available at time of match registration.

I attended a three day class hosted by Rick this last October and was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. My only regret was not taking the class two years ago!

As most of you know both Rick and John are world class competitors as well as gifted instructors. This is a great opportunity to train and fine tune your rifle in local conditions under the tutelage of two of the best in the business.  Be sure to register early.  Slots are limited for this work up to ensure that everyone gets quality one on one time.

This train up will be thorough but will not duplicate any stages of the match.

The fun shoot will consist of two or three side matches including our popular “Mile Shootout” complete with the latest camera targeting systems and flashers. There is no caliber restrictions on the mile targets so feel free to pack up the Lapua!

The match itself will consist of 24 to 26 stages with the max round count to be no more than 250 rounds. Bring plenty of extra if you can as the fun shoots and sight in are unlimited. We recommend 300 rounds for the weekend. That will give you enough for everything plus a bit of a cushion if you have a gun or scope issue.

For those interested in taking advantage of the work up, 100 rounds should be added to your total.

Tentatively the work up is scheduled to run from 7:30 a.m. on Friday April 15th until noon. The range will open for zero and side matches at 10am and run through to 4pm on Friday.

Friday night there will be a free will donation feed held at the local volunteer fire hall in Broadwater. Dinner on Saturday and Sunday night will be provided by WNPS at no charge. These dinners will be served at the Starr Street Diner in Broadwater.

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Thank you.

Quinton Wagoner
Assistant match director