Popcorn Kelly’s Shoot-Out at Camden Mills 2021 (Surprise Ending!)

Here is a link to a video I’ve wanted to make for some time: A video that captures the essence of the competition we all experience within the match. I titled this video Popcorn Kelly’s Shoot-Out at Camden Mills 2021.

Rules for this Shoot-out are simple:

  1. A pre-selected group of shooters will shoot five stages as part of a regular monthly match;
  2. These shooters are all placed on the same posse; with the,
  3. Person with the lowest total time after the 5th stage being named the Popcorn Kelly Shoot-Out at Camden Mills 2021 Champion.

This Shoot-Out features three Illowa Irregular shooters who were consistently at or near the top of Illowa Illregulars’ rankings throughout the year. They are: Wicker Nash, Mountain Man Champ, and JW James.

During the video you will see and experience a stage-by-stage update as each shooter progresses through the match. There were at least 3 lead changes, with the last stage providing one of the most exciting and suspenseful endings one could imagine.

I hope you enjoy this alternative view of Cowboy Action Shooting – one of the most exciting of the action shooting sports.

October 2021 Match Highlight Video

Illowa Irregulars October match was held Sunday, October 17, 2021, and what a spectacular day it was. Wicker Nash put together six fun, fast stages modeled on stages we shot at EOT earlier this year.

Click here to view a short match highlight video and photos, with a little music thrown in here and there.

Update on the Illinois State Match: As you may have heard, Illowa Irregulars are hosting the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship, July 15-17, 2022. Click here for more information and to download a Registration and/or a Sponsorship form.

We are 1/3 of the way to our 180-shooter limit. While we’ve plenty of spots left, to guarantee yourself a spot please don’t wait too long.

Illowa Irregulars has one more match this shooting season scheduled for Sunday, November 7, 2021. Please note this is NOT our normal shooting weekend.

Illowa Irregular October 2021 Match Results are Posted

October 17, 2021’s results are available on the Illowa Irregulars Scores page. Please note that the Overall, Category, and Clean Match Results are in a single file.

Congratulations to Don Jorge and Turkey Legs for winning overall men’s and women’s categories as well as to our 5 clean shooters – Don Jorge, Dolittle B Ernest, Lester Moore, Montana Slim, and Trooper’s Lady.

It was a beautiful Fall day on the range. Started out in the mid 40’s and ended in the upper 60’s. Just one more match this year – Sunday November 7, 2021. Please note this is NOT our normal weekend.

BIG NEWS! As you may have heard, Illowa Irregulars will host the SASS 2022 Illinois State Championship, July 15-17, 2022. If you’ve not gotten your registration in it’s never too early. Click here for more information and to download Registration and/or Sponsor forms.

RO Rules Update: Use of a Quickloader Shotgun Loader

SASS Range Operations Committee, after considering all the comparison photos and information provided to them regarding currently available reloading equipment, has determined:

The 12-guage shotgun ammunition produced by using the “Quikloader” as directed complies with the 2018 ruling and current rules.

ROC majority opinion (August 2018)

  1. The factory-produced ammo in question is LEGAL (re the tapered factory ammo presented at that time);
  2. Any similar factory-produced ammo is LEGAL;
  3. Any similar home-rolled ammo is LEGAL; HOWEVER,
  4. Ammunition manufactured or modified by using a “sub-gauge” die remains ILLEGAL under the existing rule:
    Shotgun shells shall not be sized down (necked) by the use of any die not manufactured for the specific gauge.

See SHB p.26

As shown in the images below, there is a distinct visual difference between the illegal “sized down (necked)” ammunition and the legal “tapered” ammunition.

Setup Reminder: Fri, Oct 15 Setup for Sun, Oct 17 Cowboy Match

Illowa Irregulars’ next regularly scheduled monthly match is this Sunday.  Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. with a 9:15 a.m. Safety Meeting.  Here is the link to this weekend’s Cowboy Stages: October 17 Cowboy Stages

IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING MATCH SETUP: If you’re able to help us set up for the match please do so.  Match is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Friday, Oct 15 (not our normal Saturday setup) because of a Buffalo shoot on Saturday. Also, we tear things down and put targets away on 9:00 a.m. Monday following the match.

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