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CMP Vintage Rifle Match 200yds
September 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
It is time for our annual FUN match. This match is for those old military rifles that you have or your “Safe Queens”. You know, the guns in the back of the gun safe that you never shoot. So come out and have fun and remember – PIZZA!! – afterwards at PizzaMan in Eagle River.
The Alaska Rifle Club will hold the 15th Annual Craig Parker Vintage Rifle Match on Saturday, September 7 at the Birchwood “B” range. Sign up will begin at 12PM and close at 12:45PM. We will start the match at 1PM. Match fee will be $25.00.
The type of rifles used and match program generally follow the CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Competition Rules. *Rifle model and caliber must have started production during or before 1945. Shooting coats will be allowed. According to Craig: “The guns allowed are any guns that were in production in 1945 (or earlier) or their civilian equivalent. Bring your old gun and shoot it. Tell the folks that period dress is encouraged.” To keep in the spirit of the vintage rifle, rifles with optical sights and target type rifles, specifically rifles such as Winchester Model 70 Target will be put in a separate group. So bring out your old Springfield, M-1, Mauser, Lee-Enfield, Mosin-Nagant, Mannlicher, Lebel, lever rifle, or the “Safe Queen”.
Course of Fire:
The course of fire is 40 shot plus 3 sighters on the 5V target set at 200 yards. The match will be run as follows. First position will be prone slow fire where the competitor will get three sighters prior to the ten rounds from that position for record. Second, without leaving the line the next string will be prone rapid fire with ten rounds in 70 seconds from a standing start. Third, will be sitting rapid fire with ten rounds in 60 seconds. Rapid fire stages include a reload so bring stripper clips or 2 magazines. Fourth will be ten rounds of standing slow fire. We will be shooting ten shots at each position for a total of 40 rounds for record. Bring extra ammo in case you have to shoot an alibi string.
A traveling trophy donated by Craig Parker will be awarded to the winner and all participants will be invited to The Pizza Man in Eagle River after the match. When checking targets be careful because your target will be the score card.
The club has loaner M1 Garands that you can use for the match. We have 30-06 ammo (for sale) or you can bring FACTORY ammo (NO handloads in the club guns). If you want to use one of the club M1 rifles and/or buy ammo, call or e-mail me.
Hope for good weather and come on out for the Vintage Rifle Match.