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 – 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!
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!