2017 Border War Rifle Series Finale Match

September 22nd – 23rd, 2017
at Ft. McCoy US Army Base
Sponsored by Vortex Optics

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The 2017 Border War Finale Match will be held at Ft. McCoy, near Tunnel City, Wisconsin. The finale match will recognize the best of this year’s Border War competitors, who are ranked in the top 50 at the end of our 15-match regular season schedule. If you are a competitor who will be shooting the finale match, or are interested in attending as a spectator, please review the information below. Ft. McCoy is an active military base and care must be taken when navigating the area.

A big thank you to all our season sponsors for helping make our inaugural season so successful. Please take a moment to visit our sponsor page and visit our sponsors’ websites.

Shooters who have qualified for the BWRS Season Finale
After the September 2nd Wisconsin Match, the top 45 shooters will receive invitations to the finale event. After the September 16th match afer Vapor Trails, Missouri scores have been compiled, the remaining shooters in the top 50 will receive their invitations.

Registration for the finale event is posted on our website at this link. It is password protected. You will receive the password via email when you receive your invitation to the finale match. Please do not share your password with anyone.

We are looking forward to having a great event. We will be shooting on Range 18, which has plenty of parking for everyone driving. Attache is the weeks Itinerary, please note that no lunch will be served on the range so bring snacks if you need them.

Jim needs the following info ASAP. Title your email “BWRS Finale” We need your name, YES attending or NO can’t make it.  AND T-shirt size.  see1elite@gmail.com

We must conduct ourselves with the utmost respect while on the grounds, Military officials will be on-site watching us, what we are doing is relatively new for them so we will be 100% respectful. If there are any concerns during the match contact Jim or Adrian and we will resolve it.

Please bring ear and eye protection for this match. Weather in September can be in the 30’s-40’s at night and 50’s-70’s during the day, dress appropriately.

Spectators are welcome at the event. Please dress appropriately and bring eye and ear protection. There are restroom facilities at the range.

BWRS Finale Event Itinerary

Friday the 22nd
5:00pm-8:30pm Meet and greet at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Chalet.
Check in and registration, Bar and Grill will be open for service.

Saturday the 23rd
7:00am. Shooter check in for those who did not check in Friday. (at Range 18)
7:40am. All shooters gather at Range 18 for safety brief.
8:00am- 11:30am. Shooters report to stages 1-6 and COF begins.
11:30am-3:30pm. Shooters report to stages 7-12 and conclude COF.
4:00pm. Shooters report back to the Whitetail Ridge Ski Chalet.
4:30pm. Meal is served.
5:00pm. Start of Awards ceremony.

Overall Google Map of Ft. McCoy

Includes ski lodge and Range 18

The property of Ft. McCoy consists of land “on base” and “off base.” The “on base” area is clearly visible on most maps as a triangle of buildings and roads, just north of Hwy 21 between Tunnel City and Sparta. No events related to the finale match are being held “on base” and thus, you should avoid it. It is a restricted area and special credentials are needed to enter.

Both the ski lodge and the range are “off base” – but still on property belonging to the US Army. All ranges, lands and buildings you see are still US property and should not be accessed without permission. The land surrounding Ft. McCoy consists of tank trails, artillery ranges, and other lands actively used for training. You can travel along the roadways but do not wander into areas where you don’t belong. We are guests at this great facility – not often do groups get access to these ranges.

Plan on extra time when driving to and from destinations. Many of the roads are gravel and wind through the woods.

Whitetail Ridge Ski Lodge

Friday Check in – Food and drinks available
Saturday awards & dinner


The nearest hotels are in Sparta and Tomah, however due to “Cranberry Fest,” it may be difficult to find a room. Black River Falls, Onalaksa and LaCrosse are the next places to check and within 30-45 minutes of the facilities.

Camping at the McCoy Pineview Campground is booked full.
There are a number of other campgrounds in the area:


Contact Jim or Adrian