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 – 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

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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