ASSA offers to all members and guests a fourth opportunity
to participate in our one-time event, a National competition to determine who are the top SlugShooters in the
Country. Participation is open to all who can present an official target to this organization which has been verified
to have been issued for this
Hawke Optics Annual
Invitational Challenge and fired upon with the results offered to us upon its return
to ASSA. Targets and firing results must be verified by the manager or Rangemaster of an established Gun Club or commercial
target range usually used by the contestant.
Official Targets for this Hawke
Optics Annual Invitational Challenge must be requested between October
1, and December 1, and all official entries must be postmarked no later than February 15 in order to be
considered as entries in the Hawke Optics Annual Invitational Challenge.
Judging will be completed and Awards issued to the winners by April 1, annually.
submit as many targets for the event as they want, so long as all are officially designated and numbered ASSA targets and
issued for this event. In case of multiple target submissions from one contestant to the contest, the best grouping will be
the only one entered in the competition for ranking. Members who wish to enter the Invitational more than once may order extra
targets and submit several targets all at one time, so long as we are notified that each target is for additional participation
in the competition.
Once we have completed the competition there will be a determinaton
of the best overall SlugShooters for the Hawke Optics Annual Invitational Challenge
. The overall winner in each Division and category will be awarded a free target
for a subsequent ASSA National contest, in addition to the "Hawke Optics Annual Invitational Challenge " shown below.
"Hawke Optics Annual Invitational Challenge "
All Participants: Hawke Optics Annual Invitational Challenge Certificate of Participation with Score and Equipment Details, and One Year
ASSA Membership Dues
Third Place Each Major Category: Awards above,
plus your scores published on the ASSA Winners Circle Web Pages
Second Place Each Major Category: Awards above, plus Hawke Optics Annual Invitational Challenge SixPack of ASSA Competition Targets for the National Competition
First Place Each Major Category: Awards above, plus Hawke Optics Annual
Invitational Challenge Targets Six Pack, AND a Hawke Optics Annual
Invitational Challenge Poplin Hat
OVERALL TOP GUN WINNER: Awards Above, plus One Brand New Hawke Optics Deer Pass 3-9x40mm
IR EV Shotgun Scope
Contest & Awards Notes:
Scope does not include rings or mounts. Winner must be eligible to own a firearm
in his state of residency. No cash equivalent offered, delivery through an FFL gunshop if required by the winner's state
of residency. Compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws is responsibility of the winner. Contest and rules not
sanctioned or officially sponsored by Hawke Optics or any affiliate or dealer. ASSA is not responsible for winner
compliance with legal requirements as listed above. Expenses associated with delivery, FFL dealer handling, or other compliance
issues beyond normal UPS Ground shipment (Included Free) are the responsibility of the winner. In the event of a tie for Top
Gun award, contestants will be issued free targets for one tiebreaker round. Winner will be declared Top Gun and receive the
Hawke Optics Scope.
There are Four Primary Divisions, and contestants will compete within their divisions to establish Division Champion.
Division Champions may then choose to have another contest to determine best overall SlugShooter. The Four Division titles
are Hunter, Professional, Metallic Sight, and Optical Sight. The Professional Division will include any and all
competitors who are: Gunsmiths, or employees of Ammunition or Firearms manufacturers whose occupation would give them an advantage
over "civilians". Active duty Military and Law Enforcement are invited to participate in whatever division they feel most
closely reflects their level of training or ability, so long as they specify their active duty status. ASSA policy is that
we do not argue these details with ladies and gentlemen who carry and use firearms full time. Metallic Sight Division
includes open, peepsight, and any laser, holograph, dot, or other optics that have no magnification function. Scope Sights
are of course any optical sighting systems that do have a magnification function.
To Arrange Your Own Club Matches and Other Invitational Competitions:
We recognize the competitive spirit amongst SlugShooters and hope to encourage its continued growth and health. In case
of gun clubs, Armed Services, Law Enforcement Agencies, or other groups or individuals wishing to have private competitions
amongst themselves or against similar groups nationwide, ASSA will arrange and administer any such private competitons that
may be requested. Now shooting team members of national Corporations, local and state police SWAT teams, or just SlugShooters
wanting to compete against their buddies in other states but not Everybody, can have their own "Club" events with ASSA
providing the targets and judging, and eliminating all that travel time and expense. We'll also publish your Club results
on this website if you like, or keep it amongst ourselves if you prefer.
Contact our Club Match Coordinator for immediate service.
Club Match Coordinator
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THIRD PLACE AWARDS
|Third Place Award
|Participation Certificate - Winner's Circle
SECOND PLACE AWARDS
|Second Place Award
|Six Pack of ASSA Competition Targets
Classes of Competition:
All classes will compete
at 50 yards with Smoothbore, or 100 yards with Rifled Barrel or Rifled Choke Tube Shotguns. Competition targets for the
"Hawke Optics Annual Invitational Challenge "
Invitational Shoot must have 3 shot groups to be qualified for judging. In case of multiple rounds going through a single
hole in the target, the club or shooting range Rangemaster must verify all three rounds did actually go through
the target. Winning target will be based upon the standard ring method of measuring extreme spread. Within the Four Primary
Divisions, the Classes of weapons are as below:
12 Gauge RB (Rifled Barrel)
12 Gauge RCT (Rifled Choke Tube)
12 Gauge SB (Smooth Bore)
16 Gauge RB
20 Gauge RB
20 Gauge RCT
20 Gauge SB
.410 Gauge SB
For the purposes of this competition, no distinction will be made between hunter and Professional competitors, as we've
not seen significant differences in the scores in these two groups in other competitions. There will be just 4 Major Categories,
Metallic Sights/Smoothbore, Metallic Sights/Rifled Barrel, Optical Sights/Smoothbore, and Optical Sights/Rifled Barrel. Smoothbore
Targets are set at 50 yards, Rifled Barrel Targets at 100 yards.
Each target issued will have a serial number and official ASSA embedded markings to assure traceability of each
target to its SlugShooter.
Target Information Required: To be accepted
for judging in the monthly competition, targets must have written in the proper locations and signed by the Rangemaster: Serial
Number, Brand and Type Ammunition Used, Brand and Model number of Firearm Used, Brand and model number of each accessory used,
ie Scope/other sighting system, barrel, choke tube, compensator, recoil devices, etc.
Location Address and Telephone Number, with Signature of the Rangemaster and Date target was fired.
Since ranking is solely determined by extreme spread of a three shot group, the Ammunition used must be accurately
reported for correct scoring to be possible. Slugs from different manufacturers vary widely as to the slug diameter, which
we have to deduct from our measurements to determine actual group spread.
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ASSA Official Target for this "Hawke Optics Annual Invitational Challenge " Shoot,
and FREE one year ASSA membership for first time SlugShooters
FIRST PLACE AWARDS
|First Prize Category Award
|Six Pack ASSA Targets PLUS Poplin Hat (H&R or NRA)