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Vintage Military Rifle Match

The Vintage Military Rifle Match will be offered again this year on July 23, 2016 and November 19, 2016. This match will be shot with center fire military service rifles from any country. They must have been an official service rifle from the country of origin, and must have been officially in service prior to 1961. Original or newly manufactured copies of the rifles may be used.

Recognizing that many high power rifle shooters own competition service rifles with various modifications such as restocking with synthetic materials, glass action bedding, aftermarket sights and alterations to the firing mechanisms, modified rifles will be allowed to be used. We will separate the rifles into two categories: “As Issued” and “Modified”.  These names are self- descriptive, but if any questions arise a jury of experienced riflemen will determine your rifles category prior to the firing of the first shot for record. ”Sporterized” rifles and optical sights are not allowed in our VMR matches.

November 2016 Match Report

SLSC High Power Vintage Military Rifle Match
19 November 2016
Match Report

  It was a beautiful day for shooting and eight competitors showed up to exercise their vintage ”assault rifles”. Six were the usual suspects and two new faces showed up to join the festivities. Paul led the way with a clean 100-3x in the slow prone stage and wound up with a fine 282-4x for the overall highest score. He was shooting a Springfield with aftermarket sights in the Modified division. Jake, who was home for Thanksgiving from WVU, led the As Issued shooters with a nice 273-3x firing a British Enfield.  Full details can be found in the November Match Report.

   This match concluded our season’s competitions. We will have approximately the same program next year and are waiting for the Board to approve the dates presently requested. I’ll have more info on that as I learn it. We expect to have another “Frozen Chosin” match when the weather is suitably nasty for it. Details will be forthcoming. Many thanks to the loyal riflemen who have helped keep high power rifle competition alive here at SLSC. I hope that some of you who we didn’t see much of this year will return to the fold and give HP rifle another try in 2017.

 Dick C, Match Director

More Info

Match Director

Match Description

  • This is an un-sanctioned 30 round course of fire with up to 5 sighting shots allowed prior to firing for record. Rifles used are military service rifles that were in service prior to 1961. The rifles may be from any country, any service.  Metallic sights only are allowed. You will be firing from the prone and standing positions.
  • Contact Dick for a copy of the match program which contains detailed match, equipment and match entry fee information.
  • More information on getting started in High Power competition can be found on the NRA website.

Who

  • Open to all SLSC member.  Non-members need a member sponsor to participate.

Where

Schedule

  • 4th Saturday of the Month; July Only
  • Match begins at 9AM.  Check-in from 8-8:30AM.

Cost

  • SLSC members $7
  • Non-members $10
  • Juniors (under 21) $5

Equipment Needed:

  • Military service rifle with extra magazine or clip to reload internal magazine (required)
  • 30 rounds ammunition plus 5 for sighting shots (required)
  • Spotting scope (optional, but very helpful)
  • Shooting coat (optional)
  • Shooting glove (optional)
  • Shooting mat (optional)

Course of Fire Details

  • Vintage Military Course consists of:
    • Sighting shots: Up to 5 rounds in 5 minutes
    • Prone slow fire: 10 rounds in 10 minutes

    • Prone rapid fire: 10 rounds in 80 seconds, reloading once

    • Standing: 10 rounds in 10 minutes

    • The SR-1 target will be used for all stages of the VMR match.

Scoring

  • General scoring is as follows:
    • Each string of 10 shots will be shot on a separate target.
    • Point value of the ring for each shot will be totaled (maximum of 100 per target).
    • Number of X's will be noted.
    • Holes touching a higher value ring are given the higher value.
    • Firing fewer than required number of shots will be scored as misses.
    • Firing more than the required number of shots and more than 10 hits are on the target, with no cross firing evident,  the 10 hits of the lowest value will be recorded for that string.

Rules

  • The rules for this match will be found in the match program, available upon request, and are a combination of NRA rules and Civilian Marksmanship Program rules, adapted to suit SLSC needs.

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