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.
As of 30 July 2018
This year we are going to introduce a modest award program for our high power rifle matches.
Two types of awards will be given: metal pins (if they are available) in the shape of the high power rifles we generally compete with and certificates redeemable for an entry fee in our subsequent high power rifle matches.
Below you will find the policy we are planning on following. If we have enough classified shooters to justify a class award in the NRA Approved matches we may add such in the future.
Vintage Military Rifle Match
Pins and entry fee certificates will be awarded.
The top two aggregate scores will be awarded certificates.
Pins will be awarded to the shooter with the highest score for each of the following rifles, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M1A, ’03 Springfield. The only foreign rifle pins I have been able to find are AK-47 and SKS pins. We can award -03 Springfield pins to those of you who shoot Mosins, Swiss rifles, Enfields and other bolt action rifles if you want them.
There must be at least one other competitor firing the same model rifle in order for an award pin to be won. You must outscore someone shooting the same model/type rifle to win a pin.
The intent of the pin awards is for a shooter to be able to win just one pin for each model rifle the pins are available for. After winning a pin your score will be considered for the two aggregate awards only.
Re-entries will be allowed if there are open points on the second relay if a competitor wants to try for another pin with a different model rifle. The first relay score only will be used for the aggregate award though.
Current Match Report
Sanner’s Lake Sportsmen’s Club
It was a good morning to shoot, cold but no wind to speak of. Attendance was low again but not a record setting low. Those of us who were there had a good time. Mostly.
M1 Garands were the preferred rifle today and all but one competitor shot with them. One lone M1 Carbine was the fifth weapon. This match was a good warm up for the annual Frozen Chosin match coming up in January.
The competition was a lot hotter than the weather with Jake once again ruling the roost with a fine 284-6x to take Match Winner honors with his Modified M1. Mark shot the high As Issued rifle score with a 276-7x.
This was the last high power rifle match of the year. We will be running basically the same program next year starting with a VMR in March. The NRA Approved High Power Rifle and High Power Sporting Rifle matches will be fired again giving new shooters a chance to earn a NRA HP rifle classification. This program is also a chance for shooters already classified (or so they may think) to get a match shot and on the books at NRA headquarters. If you go over three years without competing you lose your classification and have to start over. By the way, none of these HP matches requires more than 55 rounds of ammo making them a bargain in that expensive area. We also have loaner shooting mats and spotting scopes available if you do not own those valuable accessories.
My thanks as usual to the faithful who do show up at these matches and especially to Mark Swierczek who’s participation makes it possible for me to shoot these matches.
Dick Chadwick, 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.