Martin Hickey, 270-996-8417, Queenannsrevenge2002@yahoo.com


Vintage Military Rifle Match 2020

Introduction

Welcome our 5th Annual Vintage Military Rifle Match which will be held on Saturday, November 7th at the Green River Gun Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 

This year our match will feature four divisions:

  1. Black Powder Center Fire Cartridge Rifles
  2. Open Sight Service Rifles
  3. Scoped Service Rifles
  4. Sporterized “GI Bring Back” Rifles

Division One – 19th Century Black Powder Center Fire Cartridge Rifles

Guidelines

  • Open to military black powder cartridge rifles in production prior 1900
  • Rifles must be in as-issued condition. No match triggers or other special accurizing are permitted
  • The match will be shot open site and with black powder ammunition
  • Rifles may be fired seated from the bench or standing/off hand
  • Bench Shooters may shoot off of their own backpack or provided sandbags.   Lead sleds, rifle rests, stock rests, stands, vices, etc. are not permitted.
  • Target – NRA MR-52

Standing Exceptions

  • Re-barreling with a barrel of as-issued dimensions is permitted. A replacement barrel must have the same exact contours and cuts as the original as-issued barrel.
  • Re-sleeving to restore a rifle to a safe, firing condition is permitted. The rifling of the sleeve must have the exact contours and cuts as the original as-issue barrel.
  • Replacement of a damaged part with new made “to original” spec replacement parts is ok. Ie. A Remington Rolling Block that was sporterized and has been restocked in new made furniture that was manufactured to the original spec.
  • Parts that must be present to be 922 Compliant

Specific Exceptions

  • The following black powder paper powder cartridge rifles are approved for use in black powder center fire division – Carcano, Chassepot and Dryse.
  • An Austrian Waenzl Rifle converted to center fire is approved for use
  • Italian and Swiss Vetterli rifles converted to center fire are approved for use
  • Reproduction center fire Burnside, Henry, Spencer and Winchester models 1866 & 1873 rifles are approved for use in either their original caliber or a close modern equivalent, ie. a Winchester model 1866 in 44-40 is acceptable, but 38 Special is not.

Course of Fire

  • Round 1
    • All shooters will shoot at 100 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 2
    • Top 50% of the scoring shooters will shoot at 100 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 3
    • Top 3 scoring shooters will shoot at 100 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10

Division Two – Service Rifle, Open Sights

Guidelines

  • Open to any military rifle in production prior to 1960.
  • Rifles must be in as-issued condition. No fiberglass stocks, special bedding (glass bedding, etc.), match triggers or other special accurizing are permitted
  • Rifles may be fired seated from the bench or standing/off hand
  • Bench Shooters may shoot off of their own backpack or provided sandbags.   Lead sleds, rifle rests, stock rests, stands, vices, etc. are not permitted.
  • Target – NRA MR-52

Standing Exceptions

  • Re-barreling with a barrel of as-issued dimensions is permitted. A replacement barrel must have the same exact contours and cuts as the original as-issued barrel.
  • Re-sleeving to restore a rifle to a safe, firing condition is permitted. The rifling of the sleeve must have the exact contours and cuts as the original as-issue barrel.
  • Replacement of a damaged part with new made “to original” spec replacement parts is ok. Ie. A Lee Enfield No.1 Mk III that was sporterized and has been restocked in new made furniture that was manufactured to the original spec.
  • Parts that must be present to be 922 Compliant

Specific Exceptions

  • AKM’s (aka AK-47’s) must be built from a military parts kit and have the full appearance of a 1950’s AK, ie. dark wood furniture, slab sided magazines, etc.

Course of Fire

  • Round 1
    • All shooters will shoot at 100 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 2
    • Top 50% of the scoring shooters will shoot at 200 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 3
    • Top 3 scoring shooters will shoot at the 300-yard steel target
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Tie breaker: 1-minute speed shoot at the 300-yard steel target

Division Three – Scoped Service Rifles

Guidelines

  • Open to any military rifle in production prior to 1960.
  • Rifles must be in as-issued condition. No fiberglass stocks, special bedding (glass bedding, etc.), match triggers or other special accurizing are permitted
  • A strap-on, lace-on or detachable wooden cheek-piece may be used if it was original to the rifle when used for sniping purposes.
  • Sights must be original issue optical sights with as-issued reticles or sights may be commercial replicas of as-issued optical sights.
  • Replica sights may have only crosshair, post or post with crosshair reticles.
  • Scope mounts and rings may be original or reproduction replicas.
  • Scope rings may be sleeved or modified to accept a non-original scope diameter.
  • Rifles may be fired seated from the bench or standing/off hand
  • Bench Shooters may shoot off of their own backpack or provided sandbags.   Lead sleds, rifle rests, stock rests, stands, vices, etc. are not permitted.
  • Target – NRA MR-52

Standing Exceptions

  • Re-barreling with a barrel of as-issued dimensions is permitted. A replacement barrel must have the same exact contours and cuts as the original as-issued barrel.
  • Re-sleeving to restore a rifle to a safe, firing condition is permitted. The rifling of the sleeve must have the exact contours and cuts as the original as-issue barrel.
  • Replacement of a damaged part with new made “to original” spec replacement parts is ok. Ie. A Husqvarna 41B that was sporterized and has been restocked in new made furniture that was manufactured to the original spec.
  • Parts that must be present to be 922 Compliant

Course of Fire

  • Round 1
    • All shooters will shoot at 100 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 2
    • Top 50% of the scoring shooters will shoot at 200 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 3
    • Top 50% of the scoring shooters will shoot at the 300-yard steel target
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 4
    • The top 3 scoring shooters will shoot at the 400-yard steel target
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Tie breaker: 1-minute speed shoot at the 400-yard steel target

Division Four – Sporterized “GI Bring Back” Rifles

Guidelines

  • Open to any sporterized military rifle in production prior to 1960.
  • Simply put, this is “the rifle” that your Uncle Rob brought home from WWII that was converted for hunting or target shooting. 
  • We request that rifles shot in this division reflect the common modifications that typify bring back rifles, i.e. Monti Carlo stocks, hunting sights, shortened for ends, etc.  This is not for Mosin-Nagant barreled receivers that have been dropped into a plastic Arch-Angel Stock complete with bipod, accessory rails, Christmas lights and a coffee cup holder.  You get the idea.
  • Rifles may be fired seated from the bench or standing/off hand
  • Bench Shooters may shoot off of their own backpack or provided sandbags.   Lead sleds, rifle rests, stock rests, stands, vices, etc. are not permitted.
  • Target – NRA MR-52

Standing Exceptions

  • Re-barreling with a barrel of as-issued dimensions is permitted. A replacement barrel must have the same exact contours and cuts as the original as-issued barrel.
  • Re-sleeving to restore a rifle to a safe, firing condition is permitted. The rifling of the sleeve must have the exact contours and cuts as the original as-issue barrel.
  • Replacement of damaged parts.
  • Parts that must be present to be 922 Compliant

Course of Fire

  • Round 1
    • All shooters will shoot at 100 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 2
    • Top 50% scoring shooters will shoot at 200 yards
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10
  • Round 3
    • Top 3 scoring shooters will shoot at the 300-yard steel target
    • Time – 5 Minutes
    • Round Count – 10

Tie breaker: 1-minute speed shoot at the 300-yard steel target

Schedule

  • Friday, November 6th
    • 6:30 PM           Beer & Chicken Wigs @ Roosters

247 Three Springs Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104

  • Saturday, November 7th
    • 08:00 AM        Range Opens / Set Up / Registration
    • 09:00 AM        Welcome / Range Orientation / Safety Brief
    • 09:30 PM         Match Begins
    • 4:00 PM           Wrap Up / Thoughts for Next Year / Range Closes
    • 7:00 PM           Dinner & Social Hour, location TBA

Fee Structure

  • Compete in one Division – $30.00
  • Compete in two Divisions – $35.00
  • Compete in three Divisions – $40.00
  • Compete in four Divisions – $45.00
  • Add at second rifle (Division of your choice) – $5.00
  • Buy your way into the 2nd round – $10.00

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The Victorian Rifleman’s Shoot is day dedicated to 19th century military firearms – smooth bore muskets, rifled muskets, paper cartridge black powder rifles, and black powder center fire cartridge rifles.   This year we will also host an Edwardian Side Match dedicated to military bolt action rifles in production prior to 1911.  The day will offer the opportunity to shoot in scored matches as well as time to meet with fellow enthusiasts, share knowledge, learn about 19th century firearms and just shoot. 

The Victorian Rifleman’s Shoot has a dedicated Facebook Group. Please consider becoming a member.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/554207915434013/