1. Caliber and velocity restrictions: .308 diameter and smaller.
3100fps is the maximum muzzle velocity allowed.
2. There will be no sighters during the match, and no opportunity to confirm zero prior to the match. This means that there are no local zeroing ranges, or any opportunities to shoot locally , prior to the start of the match.
3. Laser Range Finders are allowed for most stages.
4. There will be no whining.
5. Bring an operationally-ready rifle and support gear.
6. Round Count: 200 rounds is plenty. There are no pistol stages.
7. Pistols are not allowed on the mountain during the match.
8. Spectators are not allowed on the mountain during the match.
9. Personally owned vehicles are not allowed beyond the parking area.
Competitors must carry all of their equipment throughout the day, including food and water.
We presume you know what you need and use. If your equipment load starts getting over 45 pounds including your rifle, you might want to take a closer look at what you are planning to carry. You will enjoy the short walks in the hills more if you are hauling a minimum load. Think essentials!
The elevation at the match site is approximately 3,500 ft. - right on the Eastern Continental Divide.
As anyone that has spent any time on the mountain will tell you- be prepared for anything. It could be quite cool, especially in the morning and baking hot by afternoon. Plan on rain, wind, sun, frost, or snow.
Bring clothes appropriate for the anticipated conditions.
Don't forget sunscreen.
Make sure you have plenty of water to meet your needs during the match. Bring whatever food you need for a full day. There will be time throughout the day to eat, but no planned lunch break.
There are no bathroom facilities at the match site so be prepared for that too!
Cell coverage (voice and data) is pretty much nonexistent in the area. AT&T now has minimal coverage, but no other providers do. There may be a random spot where you find a signal, but don't count on it.
Use the map to navigate to Seneca Rocks, WV from your location. To view full-screen maps, click the Google logo in the bottom left corner of the map.
If you are a first time ASC shooter, stop in at The Gendarme (down the lane between Harper's and Yokum's) when you arrive at Seneca on Thursday and pick up a local area map highlighting campgrounds etc and the location for the shooters meeting.
Look for the envelope marked Match Info on the bulletin board to the left of the door of The Gendarme.
If you have any interest in rock climbing at any level, poke your head in the door - they have it all including the best local guide service/ instruction.
All of the following options are within a 30 minute drive of the meeting place. The cabins might be a good option to explore if you are traveling with a few other shooters.
Hotel, cabins and camping in Seneca. The camping option at Yokum's will have more road noise than Seneca Shadows.
Harmans North Fork Cottages:
Picturesque setting in a deep canyon next to the river. About 9 1/2 miles North of Seneca.
Smoke Hole Cabins:
Several guys have found this an attractive option. About 12 miles north of Seneca.
Germany Valley Cabins:
Approximately 15 miles from Seneca. Well appointed, very picturesque, and modern construction.
Seneca Shadows Campground:
US Forest Service Facility. Full-on bathrooms (hot water) and group sites. Ask some of the guys from previous years, but I think several of them went together on a couple of group sites and it worked out well. It's a good (cheap) option if the weather is reasonable. USFS in Elkins (304) 257-4488 or (304) 567-2415 for information.
Please note that the closest real grocery store is 22 miles away in Petersburg, so either bring food from home or plan to stop in Elkins, Petersburg, Moorefield (24-hour Wal-Mart w/grocery and a Food Lion), Harrisonburg (many options), or Franklin.
The grocery store in Franklin is not up to the standards that you find in major metropolitan areas, so if you need something exotic, plan on another option.
There are a couple of local convenience-type stores at Seneca (Beer, milk, eggs, etc.).
The Front Porch Restaurant :
Above Harper's Store. This is the best local place for lunch and dinner if you arrive early on Friday. The menu offers plenty of variety and reasonable pizza. The owner of the store and restaurant is Joe Harper, who also owns the land where we hold the match. You might want to see if he is around and say thanks for letting us use his farm for the event.
This gas station /convenience store offers made to order breakfast sandwiches to start your day. Located a mile or two South on Rt. 33 (toward Franklin and Judy Gap) on the right.
On the right, less than a mile west of the main intersection in Seneca Rocks.