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
High Power Vintage Military Rifle Match
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
- Open to all SLSC member. Non-members need a member sponsor to participate.
Course of Fire Details
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 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.