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
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.
Sanner’s Lake Woodstock Match Report – May 2019
It was a nice, crisp spring
afternoon, maybe the last of the pleasant days before the oppressive heat and
humidity of summer kick in, and eight shooters either bailed out of work early
or ditched their household chores to man the benches and sling lead at the May
Woodstock match at Sanners Lake. The usual
historically-fascinating assortment of firearms was present including a Remington
M1917 “American Enfield” as well as a
modern reproduction of an 1885 High Wall Winchester lobbing big slugs of 45-70
caliber lead downrange. In the end,
though, it was the ’03 Mark I Springfield of Mark S that nabbed first
place, squeaking by the M1917 of Jake S to take the win in both the combined
(273-2X) and individual (95-0X) score categories. Of note, we had to go to the second level of
tie-breaker (fewest hits of lowest value) to break the tie for first place
individual as well as several other ties further down the line...that’s some
tight competition! And speaking of
competition, the Garands were right in there mixing it up near the top and
across the board, but in the end it was Joe M’s Springfield grabbing third
place in the combined category with a fine 265-3X.See the May Match report for all the details.
Thanks to everyone for taking advantage of the good weather and filling the benches to throw lead downrange in spite of the work and other chores that needed to be done (but could certainly wait another day).
Next match is on June 20th, see you there!
Upcoming Woodstock Matches
Archived Match Reports
- 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.
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!
Course of Fire Details
- As above. Match director as the final say for any judgment calls!