Military Woodstock

Open to wooden-stocked long guns used in military service by any nation prior to 1961.  Iron sights and/or peeps acceptable as long as representative of a standard service configuration.   No scopes or optics of any kind.  Krags, Springfields, Carcanos, Mausers, Mosins, Winchester ’94, Thompsons, Garands, M1 Carbines, Trench Guns (slugs only) and the ever-popular Matchlock are all good candidates.  As long as it was standard military issue.  You wanna shoot your civil war musket and try to obscure the targets for the rest of us?  Fine, as long as you can load and shoot 10 times in 10 minutes!
And no, a 1996 Winchester model 70 is NOT allowed even though it has military roots with the Mauser.  Match Director has final say!  Loaner rifles may be provided with advance notice. 

See below for More Info and our Upcoming Matches.

Current Match Report

Sanner’s Lake Woodstock Match Report – October 2018

A crisp fall day with beautiful long shadows caused by a less-beautiful low sun angle made for dim targets and bright sight glare for the shooters at the October Woodstock match at Sanners Lake...but the valiant contestants made the best of it, kept the competition tight, and put up strong scores as the sun approached the horizon.  Joe M and his $99 rough and ready Swedish Mauser proved the equipment is less important than the man behind the trigger, holding fast through all three strings to take the high combined score with a stellar 268-2X.  Right behind him was Paul S with his new Shiloh Sharps rifle, the big holes from the powerful 45-70 caliber rounds nipping the higher scoring rings and taking second place with a stout 266-1X.  In the individual category Mark S spent the first two strings chasing rear sight adjustments as he worked to dial in the newly installed front sight on his ’03 Springfield Mark 1 but finally put it all together on the last string with a healthy 98-3X.  Joe M and Paul S were neck and neck for second place but at the end of the day Joe nabbed it by a point with a 93-1X.  With such close scores, everybody was in contention for the top spot coming into the last string, and every shot counted.  No pressure! See the match report for the breakdown of scores.

Thanks to everyone for making it to the matches this year and keeping the turnout strong.  Woodstock matches will resume next year in March of 2019...which sounds like a long way away, but it will be here before you know it.  See you then!

Match Photos

Upcoming Woodstock Matches

Top Scores

Combined Three Target Score

Ling X - M1 Garand - 295-10X 
(September 2016)

Individual Target Score

Chris M - Springfield M1903A3 - 100-3X
(July 2017)

More Info

Match Description
  • Three strings of ten shots each at an SR-21 target at 100 yards.   Each string lasts ten minutes.  Total of thirty rounds/thirty minutes plus sighters.   
  • Open to the public.  Non-members coordinate with match director for gate access.



  • 3rd Thursday of the Month; March – October
  • Schedule: 3:30 - gate opens for setup and sign in. First relay: 4:00 - sighters. 4:15 - match starts. 4:55 - match complete.  Second relay: 5:00 - sighters. 5:15 - match starts. 5:55 - match complete.


  • SLSC members and non-members $3


  • Just one: wooden-stocked long guns used in military service by any nation prior to 1961.  Iron sights and/or peeps acceptable as long as representative of a standard service configuration. No scopes or optics of any kind!

Equipment Needed:

  • 30 rounds ammunition (required) , plus sighting rounds (optional)
  • Spotting scope (optional, but very helpful)
  • Front rest and rear bag if desired - no one-piece rests

Course of Fire Details

  • NRA SR-21 targets at 100 yards. 
  • Three strings of 10 shots in 10 minutes. 
  • Thirty shots total plus sighters.


  • 100 points possible for each string, 300 points total.
  • Shooters ranked by highest individual score and highest combined score.
  • Ties broken by X's, then by highest individual string (for combined scores), then by fewest hits of lowest value. 
  • As above.  Match director as the final say for any judgment calls!

Sanners Lake Sportmen's Club
PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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