SASS EASTERN DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
THE MASON DIXON STAMPEDE

SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER  1, 2017

 

2017 Mason Dixon Stampede XVI - September 28, 29, 30 & October 1, 2017
 

The SASS Eastern Divisional Championship

2017 Information Is Here

Match Application Updated To Rev 3

Rev 3 includes additional Wild Bunch Mini Match Catagories (Corrected from Rev 2)

The who is coming link is now active

Early Entry Raffle Tickets Information Posted


 

Contacts

2016
Sponsors

2016
MDS 
Scores


2017 Hotel Info
 

Camping

Additional
Rules

RO I & RO II Classes

2017 MDS
Shooter
Application

2017
Sponsorship Info &
Application
 2017
Vendor Info &
Application

 
Directions 2017
Conventioneer
Entry
Round
Count

Food

2017 Match
Schedule
2016
Visitor Info
 
Brass
Pick Up Policy
Pictures 2017
Side Matches
3 Stage
Blast

Wild Bunch

2017 Who's Coming

Early Entry Raffle Ticket Info  

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The 2017 Mason Dixon Stampede, is the official SASS Eastern Divisional Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting. Match is open to the first 400 shooters registered.

The match will be held at the Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) in Thurmont, Maryland from September 28th to October 1, 2017. The range is located at 11617 Hunt Club Rd., Thurmont, Maryland  21788.

Please come and renew old friendships, visit some of our country's civil war history and have fun shooting our fantasy game!

There will be side matches, a 3 Stage blast, Wild Bunch Mini Match, RO Classes, a Territorial Governors Meeting, camping, Top 16 & Sweet 16 Shoot-off. Tons of fun. 

Our targets are big and close and stages will be designed to be easily understood. There is no need to make your shooting fantasy a memory contest.

If you cannot participate in the main match, we have a conventioneer entry that allows you to participate in all of the events except the main match. All conventioneers and main match shooters must be SASS members, in good standing, in order to participate.

SASS rules will apply and all SASS categories will be recognized.

Scoring will be done by the Rank Point system.

The public is invited to attend free of charge but, we do ask that you bring ear and eye protection.


MATCH APPLICATION
2017 Match Applications 2017 Match Applications Hand Fillable.

Match entry also includes the Saturday Banquet held at the range. All shooters must be pre-registered to participate in the Main Match. Registration is limited to the first 400 paid shooters. Camping, RO Courses, Three-Stage Blast, and Wild Bunch Mini-Match participation also requires pre-registration. Should you have any questions, that are not answered by the web site, use the contacts listed on the various forms or on the contact listings below.

Please complete both pages of the application.  Each shooter must return their match application along with the waiver form.

Applications require Abode Acrobat reader. They can be filled out while viewing them on your computer and printed when you finish.  That way we can read it!


2017 CONVENTIONEER ENTRY

We have a second entry option for those that cannot participate in the main match. It is called a Conventioneer entry. Conventioneers can participate in all activities except the main match. Conventioneers can shoot the side matches, carry firearms and you will receive a match badge with your alias on it. Entry also includes the Friday "Judges Birthday Party." Use the regular match application for your entry.  Conventioneers must be SASS members and wear period clothing.


THREE STAGE BLAST
 
 (Pre Registration On Match Application Required)
Three Stage Blast is a 'warm up' event held on Thursday. It consists of three stages that will bear no resemblance to the actual main match stages. You must pre-registered for the Three Stage Blast to participate. Scoring will be on a total time basis.  You may shoot the three stages in any order.


WILD BUNCH MINI MATCH
  (Pre Registration On Match Application Required)
The Wild Bunch mini match
consists of three stages that will bear no resemblance to the actual main match stages and will be held on side match day. You must be pre-registered for the Wild Bunch Mini-Match to participate. Scoring for the Wild Bunch and 3 Stage Blast mini matches will be done by total time.  You may shoot the three stages in any order.

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SIDE MATCHES

Side matches will be held on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. Available side match categories include: speed pistol, speed rifle, speed shotgun, Derringer and Pocket Pistol. On the rifle range we’ll have Long Range Lever Action (pistol caliber) Rifle, Lever Action (Rifle caliber) Rifle, and Single Shot Rifle. An all day side match token can be purchased for $10 at the registration desk or on the match application.  You may also shoot individual speed matches buy paying $1 per try (at the bay the match is in) instead of buying an all day pass.

The regular speed side matches will be scored by the fastest time all day. Shooters can shoot them as many times as they have ammo for.


ROI and ROII CLASSES

RO courses will be held Wednesday, September 27th, 2017.
RO1 Course -  $10
RO2 Course -  $25
RO Refresher Course - $10

For additional information about the RO courses, contact:
Jingles Jerr   (H) 410-833-3430  (C) 410-960-9624
mdjinglesjerr@yahoo.com



BRASS PICK UP POLICY
Brass pickup will be permitted up to the point that the next shooter is ready to come to the line and the stage has been reset.


ROUND COUNT
For the 10 stages, expected round count will be 100+ pistol, 100+ rifle and 50+ shotgun.  This is an average and not the final count. As always, bring extras!  This does not include side match ammunition.


ADDITIONAL RANGE RULES AND COVENANTS

The Thurmont Rangers have several rules that are in addition to SASS rules. 
* Any round over the berm area is a Match DQ.  This includes shotguns. In the event of a Match DQ on side match day, you must stop shooting on side match day but you are not DQ'd from the main match.
* There is no hip shooting of rifles, pistols or shotguns. There is a 10 second penalty per gun.
* If animal type rests are used, only one gun is permitted per side.  Staged guns must be in the slots provided, not across the animals back.  Failure is a 10 second penalty.
* The term "Make it safe" means that all long guns are pointed in a safe direction, with the action cleared. 
* Shot size is limited to size 7 1/2 or smaller.
* Shotguns may be loaded on the move but the action must remain open until shooter stops to shoot (basketball travel rule in effect).
* SASS Covenants are in effect..
*.If you are not sure if your equipment is SASS legal, see the match director before you shoot.


CAMPING
Camping is available on the Thurmont Club grounds. All sites with hook-ups include water, electric and use of bath house facilities. There are no sewage hookups however there is a dumping station at the club. There are approximately 50 campsites total, so camping with hook ups is limited.  Dry camping is unlimited. Pre-registration for camping is required. The price for campsite with hook ups (water and electric) is $25 per night. We also have some primitive camp sites which have no water or electric hook ups. The price for primitive camp sites is $5 per night and includes use of showers. 


BREAKFAST & LUNCH AT THE CLUBHOUSE
Breakfast and lunch will be available in the Thurmont Clubhouse. The kitchen will be open form 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. COME N GET IT!
Other food vendors will be in the food court outside of the main clubhouse.


2017 SPONSORSHIPS

The Mason Dixon Stampede has many levels of sponsorship. Each level has an amount value and in return, each level has a return from us. Sponsor Application Here.  If there are any questions, please contact the person listed on the form.

Applications require Abode Acrobat reader. They can be filled out while viewing them on your computer and printed when you finish.  That way we can read it!


2017 VENDOR APPLICATIONS
Vendors are an important part on any big shoot.  The Mason Dixon Stampede provides vendor space at no charge.  If there are any questions, please contact the person listed on the form. Vendor Applications Here.

Applications require Abode Acrobat reader. They can be filled out while viewing them on your computer and printed when you finish.  That way we can read it!


BUNKHOUSES

All listed hotels and all additional hotels located in Frederick are within 30 to 40 minutes of the range.

Holiday Inn Frederick ****
5400 Holiday Drive  (In Francis Scott Key Mall)
Frederick, Maryland 21703
Phone: (301) 694-7500
Fax: (301) 694-0589
www.hifrederick.com

Best Western  ***
420 Prospect Blvd.
Frederick, MD  21701
301-695-6200
www.bestwesternfrederic.com

 

Comfort Inn
998 West Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21703
301-662-0281
www.comfortinnfrederick.com

Frederick Hampton Inn
1565 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
301-696-1565

Sleep Inn  
5361 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703-7339
301-666-2003    Fax: 301-668-3514
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/md125

Extended Stay Hotels
5240 Westview Dr.
Frederick, MD 21703
301-668-0808
 

Sleep Inn & Suites
501 Silo Hill Parkway
Emmitsburg, MD.  21727
301-447-0044
www.sleepinnemmitsburg.com
Motel 6
999 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21702
301-662-5141
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/md233

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center****
the New Aspire Hotel and Suites
2634 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 800-776-8349
www.eisenhower.com

VISITOR INFORMATION
Visitors are welcome at all Thurmont Rangers matches as well as the Mason Dixon Stampede.  There is no fee to visit the shooting, vendor or clubhouse areas.

If you plan on going to the shooting area, you will need to bring ear and eye protection. This is mandatory and you will be asked to have glasses on at all times
while near the shooting bays.

We ask you to please leave your pets at home.  They are not permitted in the shooting areas of the match.  Live gunfire can hurt their ears as well.

Visitors are welcome to visit the vendor and refreshment stands. there will be lots to see as you travel through the old west with us.  

Visitors cannot wear firearms. 


CONTACTS
Match Director  Dogmeat Dad
Registration  Dogmeat Dad
Sponsor Information  Ruger Rose  301-416-0619
Vendor Information  Deuce Diamondback  410-868-5520
Territorial Governor  Chuckaroo  301-831-9666

 

2016 SPONSORS

Main Match
Sponsors
Mason Dixon Stampede 2016

Presenting Sponsor

The Cowboy Shop

Honorary Sponsor Chuckaroo's Laser Engraving

Stage Sponsors

Side Match & Mini Match
Sponsors

Door Prize &
Award Sponsors

Black Hill Ammunition

Chance Calico SASS 54214
DQ Dave SASS 39971
M T Chambers SASS 76185


Damascus Wildlife Rangers
Home of Thunder Valley Days
SASS MD State Championship


Dutch Coroner
SASS 82128

Eas'dern Shore Renegades
Home of the Eas'dern Shore Round-Up
SASS Delaware State Championship


The Jackson Hole Gang
Home of Purgatory In The Pines
NJ, State Championship


Mid Maryland Gun Repair
Ca$h Caldwell SASS 5505
Jug Browning SASS 22356


Starline Brass

T-Star Leather


Thurmont Conservation &
Sportsman's Club

Speed Side Match Sponsors

Americast Bullets

Atlantic Guns
Rockville & Silver Spring


Thurmont Conservation &
Sportsman's Club

Hodgdon Powder Company

Pyramid Air Gun

 

Chance Calico
SASS 54214


Chey Cast Bullets

Dixie Gun Works

Esca Tech


Evil Roy Shooting School

Mernickle Holsters

Midway USA

Proofmark Bullets

Recollections

Redding Reloading

Ruger Rose  SASS 91444
&
Waco Wayne  SASS 84529


True West Magazine
 

 

 

 



 

Wild Bunch Mini Match
Stage Sponsor


LPL Bullets

3 Stage Blast
Stage Sponsor

Chance Calico SASS 54214
DQ Dave SASS 39971
M T Chambers SASS 76185

 

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