Welcome back to another marksman challenge. As a reminder, though this challenge started in August 2019, you are able to go back and accomplish it at any time. The Minuteman Marksman challenge takes inspiration from the Revolutionary War Veteran’s Association’s infamous “Redcoat Target” used during their excellent Appleseed events.
I shot an Appleseed back in 2014, and it was a fantastic experience for working on the raw fundamentals of marksmanship.
The Minuteman Challenge
Though I pay homage to the RWVA for this, I’m actually naming the challenge this way due to the time limit involved.
You must complete the challenge in one minute or less.
To set things up, you’re going to need the official target.
The rules are simple, really. Place the target at 25 yards and load a magazine with 20 rounds. Set a timer for 60 seconds. On start, you must fire five shots at each circle.
You may fire these shots from any position of your choice, and you do not have to perform a position change or reload to complete the challenge. Unless, of course, you live in a state that restricts your magazine capacity.
You may use an optic and sling for this. Also, the rifle may make contact with the ground- so monopoding with a magazine is allowed.
Each circle approximately represents a 20″ target scaled to 100, 200, 300, and 400 yards.
Completing The Challenge
To accomplish the Level 1 badge, each circle must be hit five times within 60 seconds. That averages out to one shot every three seconds.
Again, you may use a sling and optic if you choose
To reach the Level 2 (Superior) badge, the same rules apply except that you must shoot the top target from the standing position. From there, you may transition to any second position you choose and finish the remainder of your shots.
The Level 3 (Master) badge has all of the same requirements as Level 2, except that you must complete the challenge using iron sights.
No optics allowed to get the Level 3.
As always, you must provide evidence of completing the challenge in order for it to be officially scored. I realize this challenge would be particularly easy to cheat on, so I’m trusting in the honor system here.
In order to be scored, you most post your results in the official scoring thread of the forum. In your post, you must include a picture of the target, the rifle, and your final time to completion.
Of course, if there are any questions, feel free to ask them down in the comments. I look forward to seeing what you can accomplish!