Q: Do you have any recommendation for accommodations?
A: We have worked with The Hampton Inn & Suites in Orem, Utah to block off a limited number of rooms under a group rate. There is a limited number of rooms and you will need to reserve your room by May 14th. Here are the room options:
*THE RATE WILL SHOW $20 HIGHER THAN ACTUAL COST. WE ARE OFFSETTING THAT AMOUNT WHEN YOU ACTUALLY CHECK-IN COME JUNE.
Standard Room: $99.99/ per night (Will show $119.99)
Full Kitchen Suite: $139.99/ per night (Will show $159.99)
Reservation Deadline: May 14th
Group Code: AIR
Hampton Inn & Suites
851 West 1250 South, Orem, UT 84058
Driving Distance to Range: 15-20 Minutes
Campgrounds: There are a couple of campgrounds up Hobble Creek Canyon. Jolley’s Ranch and Cherry Campground. Rates start around $21/per night for non-residents.
Q: What time will RMAC start Thursday and be done on Sunday?
A: We will be kicking the event off early on Thursday (7AM-8AM) and we will try to have the awards banquet wrapped up by 3 PM on Sunday.
Q: Do you have a detailed overview of the PRS and Speed Challenge course of fire?
A: Not quite yet. We will have an overview released a month or so prior to the event so you can get some practice in. That doesn’t mean we won’t have some surprise stages for you ;)
Q: Will you have air tanks/compressors available for use during the event?
A: Yes, we will have both air tanks and compressors at the range during the event.
Q: How far is the drive from the Salt Lake City Airport?
A: The drive is around 45 minutes from the airport to the shooting range.
Q: Can I mail my guns, tanks, etc. before the event?
A: Yes, you can mail your guns and equipment to the Utah Airguns shop anytime after May 27th. There will be a form we will ask you to print, fill out and include in your shipment if you go this route. The shop mailing address is:
953 S. State Street
Orem, UT 84097
Q: Will the Utah Airguns shop be open during the week?
A: As you can imagine, it takes a lot of man power to pull off an event like this. Most employees will be helping at the range. Please try to make any purchases (pellets, accessories, etc) before Thursday. We will do our best to have an employee or two at the shop during the event if you need anything though.
Q: Can youth compete? Is there an age limit?
A: Yes! Youth ages 10-18 are welcome to participate. If you are under 18 you must have an adult sign you up, sign the liability waiver and be present throughout the whole event. Youth participants must be able to shoot, air up, load magazines, move with the gun, etc. on their own.
Q: Parking & Transportation
A: We have greatly expanded both the number shooting benches and competitors for 2019. This means that parking spaces will be very limited at the range. We would ask that if you do drive on your own that you try to carpool.
We will also be working out some sort of shuttle service to and from the mouth of the canyon. Details will be released as we get closer to June.
Q: Are their caliber, power limit or ammo restrictions?
A: We will be releasing a very detailed rules document in the near future. There will be certain ammo, caliber and power limits depending on the event. Here are some of the basic outlines set in stone:
The 75/100 Yard Benchrest, PRS and Speed events are limited to .30 caliber and under and mass production diabolo pellets.
The 25-Meter Benchrest event is limited to .177, .20 or .22 caliber. Mass production
The Small-Bore Slug event will be limited to .30 caliber. We are looking at around a 140 ft/lb limit.
The Big-Bore Event will be .257 caliber and higher.
Q: Can my family and friends come and watch me shoot?
A: Yes, of course.
Q: Will there be time to sight in at the range?
A: Yes, we will have sight in times announced prior to the events and designated areas, but try and be as prepared as possible.
Q: Will there be food and drinks at the range?
A: Yes, we will have concessions available throughout the days. We will also be lining up food trucks each day that you will be able to purchase lunch at.
Q: What does the Speed Challenge look like?
A: There will be a number of different stages set up at the range. Each stage will have a different course of fire, target layout, scoring format, etc. You will randomly draw at each stage to go up against a shooter in your squad (one-on-one). You will then complete the course of fire side-by-side and try to complete the stage faster than the other shooter.
Q: What are squads?
A: Before RMAC, we will randomly draw and assign you each to a squad. You will compete in the squads in many of the events including PRS and Speed. Shooting in squads makes it easier logistically for us to run shooters through.