GENERAL INFORMATION: The National Vintage Military Rifle Match is a CMP Games event where competitors must fire “as-issued” U. S. Krag or M1917 rifles or manually operated foreign military rifles. The Vintage Military Rifle Match encourages recreation-oriented target shooters to use these fascinating military rifles in target shooting events that strive to preserve military marksmanship traditions.
COURSE OF FIRE: The 200-yard As-Issued Military Rifle Course A is used for the Vintage Military Rifle Match.
RIFLES: Rifles used in the Vintage Military Rifle Match must be “as-issued” U. S. Krag or M1917 rifles that comply with Competition Rules for CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Matches Rule 4.2.4 or manually operated foreign military rifles that comply with Rule 4.2.5. During the match a minimum of five rifles per relay (Springfield or Vintage Military Rifle) will be selected through a random draw to be inspected and have triggers weighed. Competitors who fire scores of 278 or higher will also need to have their rifles inspected.
AMMUNITION: Competitors in this match must bring their own ammunition that complies with Rule 4.3.3. Hand loads may be fired. NO AMMO WILL BE ISSUED.
OTHER RULES: Rules governing the Springfield/Vintage Military Rifle Match are found in the Competition Rules for CMP Games Rifle and Pistol Matches (see especially Rule 4.6.4). Competitors who wish to compete for overall awards must follow Rule 3.7.9 (standing prior to rapid fire stages). The Vintage Rifle Match is a no alibi match; there are no re-fires for rifle or ammunition malfunctions. It is important that rifles and especially rifle chambers are clean and in good working condition so as to minimize the possibility of malfunctions or difficult cartridge extractions (often caused by rough or dirty chambers). Competitors may use spotting scopes for shooting or scoring. Scopes do not need to be turned away from the target during the rapid-fire stage. Cloth, canvas or leather shooting jackets may be used. Standard-issue web or leather slings or slings of this same type are permitted. Shooting gloves or mitts and ground cloths or shooting mats may be used.
AWARDS: All competitors who complete the Match and turn in scorecards will receive a Springfield/Vintage Military Rifle Match T-shirt. Special gold, silver and bronze Vintage Military Achievement Medals, with neck ribbons, will be presented to competitors who shoot qualifying scores. Vintage Military Match Medal award scores are listed in the CMP Games Rules. A CMP Recognition Plaque will be presented to the competitor who fires the highest score in the Vintage Military Rifle Match. CMP Recognition Plaques will be presented to the high junior and high senior in the Vintage Military Rifle Match.
ENTRY FEES VINTAGE MILITARY MATCH: $45.00 for adults, $25.00 for juniors (This does not include ammunition).
2017 WINNER: Brian Williams, 294-13X
2017 HIGH JUNIOR: Gabe Rampy, 274-2X
2017 HIGH SENIOR: Franco Scarpino, 268-8X
2017 HIGH GRAND SENIOR: William Hammers, 273-6X
NATIONAL MATCHES RECORD: Brian Williams, Granby, MA, 294-13X, 2017.