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 very cold for shooting on Saturday but at least the wind was not blowing. This was a good “warm up” or more like “cold up” for the annual Frozen Chosin match we will be shooting in late January next year. We had, for us, a good turnout of 6 eager marksmen. We were pleased to have John join us for the festivities, traveling all the way from San Diego to get the smell of burnt gunpowder back into his nostrils.
M1 Garands were the order of the day except for Nates Swiss Schmidt-Rubin K31.Mark once again was match winner and James had the second highest as issued rifle score. We had enough shooters so that I thought a second place award should be issued.
This was the last high power rifle match of the year. I was pleased to see 6 shooters show up in the cold, but still disappointed at the low turnout we have at these highpower matches. But I will keep holding them as long as the Board of Directors lets me. After all they are, as far as I know, the only NRA sanctioned matches the club hosts, and probably the only ones in Southern Maryland.
My thanks as usual to the faithful, member and non-, who show up at these matches and help get the range ready for the match prior to and back in order after the event. And a special tip of the hat to Mark Swierczek, my most dependable shooter, who is almost always the second to arrive and the last, with me, to leave. Without his help I would never get to shoot and he is always there to help and give me good advice running the program and the 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.