CMP matches will follow current Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) rules.Cost for all regular matches will be $5.00
Competitors over 60 years old and those not physically able to assume the prone position from standing in the rapid fire stage, may start the stage in the prone position. The rifle must be off the shoulder before the command to commence fire and competitor must not fire the first shot in this stage.
Suggested additional equipment: Rifle sling, spotting scope, and personal shooting mat. Carpet is furnished for the prone stages; Recommended Equipment: appropriate eye and ear protection.
See below for standard course of fire for rifle events.
Vintage Bolt Action Military Rifle:WWI or WWII rifles in essentially original military condition (no sporter stocks, optical sights, etc.) such as Springfield 1903 or 1903A3, 1917 Enfield, K98 German, Mk1 No.3, Mk 4 No.1 or No.5 British, M91 Italian, any of that series, M39 Finnish, M91-M38-M44 Russian, M96-M38 Swedish, K11-K31 Switzerland, 1916 Spanish in 7X57 or 1938 Spanish in 8mm, M24 Chek, Polish just to name a few.
M1 Garand Rifle:Rifle is in essentially original military configuration using one 8 round enbloc clip, one 2 round enbloc clip and ammunition.
M1 Carbine Rifle:Rifle is in essentially originally military configuration using standard 15 round magazines and ammunition. If you don't have a a particular type rifle but would like to participate, rifles for the match will normally be available for use. Each competitor must furnish their own ammunition. Ammunition may be factory or handloaded, however, standard factory ammunition (other than CMP style Lake City or Greek) is not normally recommended for M1 Garand rifles unless specifically manyfactured for that purpose.
Standard Course of Fire for CMP Matches:Stage 1 - 15 round prone:
(5 rounds sighting, 10 rounds for record ): Start in the prone position with the rifle pointed in a safe direction. All rounds for the are loaded and fired one at a time. Fifteen minutes are allowed for this stage. The sling may be used for this stage.
Stage 2 - 10 rounds standing to prone:
Vintage Rifle: Start in the standing position with the rifle pointed in a safe direction; five rounds are loaded with a stripper clip and the bolt is left open. At the command "Commence firing" the shooter drops to the prone position, closes the bolt and fires the five rounds; shooter then reloads five more rounds with a stripper clip and fires them. Time limit is 80 seconds.
Garand match: Start in the standing position with the rifle pointed in a safe direction; two rounds are loaded with an enbloc clip, safety is engaged and the bolt is then closed. At the command "Commence firing" the shooter drops to the prone position, disengages the safety and fires the two rounds; shooter then reloads with an eight round enbloc clip and fires them. Time limit is 70 seconds unless bolt rifles are shot in the same relay, then 80 seconds.
M1 Carbine: Same as Garand match except as follows: standard 15 round carbine magazines are used.
The sling may be used in this stage.
Stage 3 - 10 rounds standing:
Start in the standing position with the rifle pointed in a safe direction. All rounds are loaded and fired one at time. Ten minutes are allowed for this stage. The sling is NOT used in the standing position; it must be off the rifle or in the parade position.
The firing for all stages is done at 200 yards on SR targets except Carbine which is 100 yards on SR-1 targets.
If you have any questions on the these rifle events, please email the club (email@example.com).
American Rimfire BenchrestMatches will be American Rimfire Association (ARA) sanctioned matches.
Each match will be 6 targets (25 bulls per target and sighters). Distance is a minimum of 50 yards.
1. RiflesAny firearm chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge may be used. There are no weight limits, no classes, and no dimensional restrictions to barrels, stocks, or limits on scope magnification.
2. RestsAny rest may be used to shoot from the bench. One piece rests, separate front and rear rests, or sandbags may be used, so long as any such device prevents the barreled action from being affixed to the bench in an immovable manner.
For complete Rimfire Benchrest rules and information: http://ara.benchrest.net/