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The Vortex Rampage

The Vortex Rampage


Cost:$225 (no refunds, no transfers)

Dates: May 31-June 2, 2019

Registration: Starts Tues., March 5, 2019 3PM PST / 5PM CST

Location: Sureshot Range and Gunsmithing
1777 55th St., Mount Auburn, Iowa 52313, (319)961-7814


*All times are in CST*

Friday May 31st

  • 8:00AM – 2:30PM Range officer shoot and training
  • 3:00PM – 6:00PM CHECK IN, Range open for zero check, side match
  • 6:00PM-8:00PM social hour

Saturday June 1st

  • 7:00AM – 7:20AM lost shooter check-in
  • 7:30AM – 7:45AM all shooters collect at the pavilion
  • 7:45AM – 8:00AM Mandatory shooter meeting
  • 8:00AM – Shooters go to assigned stage
  • 11:30AM – 12:00PM lunch provided
    The plan is to have an onsite served BBQ lunch, if you have additional needs address them yourself.
  • 3:00PM – Shooting should conclude
  • 6:00PM – Social Gathering (bowling and fellowship)

Berry’s Lanes – 1115 W 1st st, Vinton, IA 52349

Sunday June 2nd

  • 8:00AM Shooters are to be at assigned stage ready to shoot
  • 11:30AM Lunch
    The plan is to have an onsite served BBQ lunch, if you have additional needs address them yourself.
  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM Shooting concludes
  • Scoring, protest, and awards to follow
  • Awards: 1st thru 5th place, Top Junior, Top Lady, Top 308, any bullet any speed.
  • Shooters,Thank you for entering the match, the following are some details for you to know going into the event. Please read this over and print it to avoid contacting me at the last minute.
    I will be dividing squads for this match, no squad request please unless you are bringing a first-time shooter and need to “handle” them. If you have a request it must be submitted by May 1st.
    *This match will be a 20-stage match shot 10 stages each day. Expect to go thru approximately 220 rounds if you complete the COF.
    *Tripods will be allowed on some stages, there will be certain gear restrictions on others. No stages will require the use of Tripods.
    Safety and Rules: These rules will be strictly enforced for everyone’s safety, no exceptions.CHAMBER FLAGS WILL BE REQUIRED< BRING ONE WITH YOU.
    –This is a cold range; rifles will remain unloaded with magazines out and bolts OPEN and BACK. You will only load your rifle when being instructed by an RO prior to the start of your stage. NEVER “TEST” your rifle for feed issues with live ammo. IF YOU ARE HAVING RIFLE ISSUES, find an NRL representative or JIM SEE. We will have a designated safe area for rifle repairs. Anyone found to have a round in the chamber outside of the direct supervision of a RO or MD will be DQed from the event.
    –Muzzle control is paramount to safety. Rifles will be carried muzzle up or muzzle down. NEVER allow your muzzle to sweep any part of your body or someone else’s body. You will receive NO warning for sweeping a person, violating this rule WILL get you DQed/removed from the match with no warning.
    –Safety is everyone’s responsibility, if you see a safety violation point it out to a violator, the nearest RO, or the Match Director.
    –Sky loading is 100% prohibited on this range. You will receive one warning for first offense, a stage DQ for second offence, and match removal for third offense. You must be looking thru your optic on the target berm, before closing the bolt.
    –Clear your rifle, before you pick up your rifle from a barricade or prone stage you will operate the bolt to the back and the Magazine will be removed, chamber flag inserted into chamber. No exceptions. DO NOT PICK UP YOUR RIFLE UNTIL IT IS CLEARED.
    – We will enforce a 90-degree rule on muzzle control during your stages. 180 rule does not apply at this range. RO’s will instruct you on your safe angle of muzzle control during your stage.
    –Safety or Scoring Protest will be handled by Jim See. If for any reason that an RO and shooter do not come to a quick and civil agreement, call in Jim.
    – Our Range Officers are volunteers be respectful and polite. If you want to be a dick call in Jim See, he is easily entertained by lively discussions.
    – Staging rifles and Gear, we will have designated safe areas market with survey flags to ground rifles, pointed in a safe direction. Rifles grounding outside of those flagged areas will not be tolerated.
    Rules not addressed here specifically will fall on the NRL standard operating rules found here:
    -Have Fun and be Safe.
  • -Jim See, Match Director-


Mount Auburn, Iowa


La Reyna
  • Comfort Food, Quick Bites
  • Hours: M-Sat 11:00AM – 9:00PM
  • 10 Miles
A&W Restaurant
  • Burgers, Root Beer, Comfort food
  • Hours: F & Sat 11:00AM – 10:00PM
  • 10.2 Miles
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
  • Burgers, Retro-style chain, Comfort food
  • Hours: F & Sat 10:30AM – 11:00PM
  • 22.2 Miles



The Cobblestone Inn
  • 10 miles from venue
Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
  • 20.7 miles from venue
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
  • 22.8 miles from venue


Waterloo Regional Airport (ALO)
  • 31.5 miles from venue
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Car rentals nearby

Nearest Rifle Supplies

NRL Trailer
  • Mobile Workbench (cleaning, supplies, spare parts)
  • On-site
Cedar River Arms
  • 9.1 miles from venue
  • Guns & Ammunition
  • Open M-F 6-8PM, Call for Appt.

*All information provided as a service, we strongly advise that all potential competitors do their own travel planning and research to find what works best for them individually!