Special to Reflector-Chronicle
Jared and Randy Reynolds recently competed in a zombie shooting contest in Grand Island, Neb.
The event lasted three days, involved three different types of weapons and 325 targets.
The event attracted amateurs and professionals alike and Randy Reynolds won the Senior Amateur division. Jared competed in the Tactical division.
Reynolds said 530 shooters took part in the event.
The hard part, “Try shooting in a 30 mph crosswind at 200 yards,” he said.
Reynolds used a 9 mm XDM handgun, shotgun and a rifle to compete.
Some on the rules include:
• Handguns may be revolvers or semi-automatic actions with detachable magazines. Magazines should hold 10 rounds or more, but higher capacities are HIGHLY recommended. Calibers are restricted to center fire only, 45 caliber or less. No rimfire ammunition.
• Shotguns can be 12 or 20 gauge. Semi-automatic or pump action only. Must hold a minimum of three rounds, but higher capacities are HIGHLY recommended.
• Rifles must be semi-automatic actions with detachable magazines. Magazines should hold 30 rounds or more. Calibers are restricted to center fire only, 30 caliber (.308) or smaller. No rimfire ammunition.
• Remember that you have only 120 seconds to shoot the complete stage…Translation: Semi-Automatics with BIG magazines are better in the Zombie World!
• There will be 15 stages or scenarios; you will shoot over 3 days. Below are the estimated ammo counts you need to bring with you for your three firearms that you use. Minimum count represents one shot – one hit. You will have misses so plan for more ammo and bigger magazines! No maximum round count!