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grass range
February 8, 2010, 05:27 PM
I am hearing about vintage military rifle matches. Anyone have info on these as we would like to sponsor such. Thanks

oldkim
February 9, 2010, 12:45 AM
If you are looking at WWI or WWII type military arms then check out CMP.

Civilian Marksmanship Program

www.odcmp.com/Competitions.htm

Scorch
February 9, 2010, 01:09 PM
"Vintage" rifle matches at our local club are typically shot using bolt action military rifles that would not qualify under CMP Service Rifle Match rules (i.e. usually non-US military rifles, although US military bolt action rifles are allowed in vintage rifle shoots). Vintage rifle matches at our club follow CMP Service Rifle Match rules (i.e. across the course, 200/300/600 yds, 10 rounds slow fire offhand and 10 rounds rapid fire sitting at 200 yds, 20 rounds rapid fire prone at 300, 20 rounds slow fire prone at 600), time limits are modified due to single-fed or stripper fed magazines. Vintage rifle matches are a lot of fun, you typically see a lot of Mausers, SMLEs, Springfields, Mosin-Nagants, a few Krags, occasionally a Carcano, and occasionally an exotic beast like a black-powder cartridge gun. Afterwards, we have a picnic (I would call it a barbecue, but they don't serve real barbecue out west).

chavez8541
February 9, 2010, 02:56 PM
I too could be interested in such events.

emcon5
February 9, 2010, 08:49 PM
Most of the ones I have heard of just run the NRA Highpower/Service Rifle course of fire (Standing, sitting rapid, prone rapid, prone slow) but mandate Vintage military rifles.

exercion
February 10, 2010, 12:32 AM
Another type of match, depending on what you have access to is a silhouette. Around here we do military rifle matches shooting out to 500m. predominantly shot prone, with a pile of sandbags to rest over, it's very challenging with as-issue rifles and as issue sights.

Eric

kraigwy
February 10, 2010, 01:09 AM
I am hearing about vintage military rifle matches. Anyone have info on these as we would like to sponsor such. Thanks

Where are you, I would put on such a match if I thought I could get enough comitment to make it worth while.

North East Wyoming