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Posted: 9/18/2009 2:24:23 PM EST
On Sunday there is a match at the ISRA range. It is a 100 yard reduced target highpower match (standing, sitting rapid, prone rapid, prone slow) that can be fired with a .22 rifle or vintage military rifle. It could also count as a CMP competition qualifier

http://www.isra.org/tnirl/09cmpx3descr.htm

http://www.isra.org/tnirl/09cmpvmrlp.htm

Prone, slow-fire: Two minutes for two sighting shots, followed by twenty minutes to fire twenty shots for record, using the MR-31 target. (The 600 yard target scaled-down for use at 100 yards.) Only one round at a time will be loaded into the rifle.


Prone, rapid-fire: Two minutes for two sighting shots, followed by eighty seconds to fire ten shots for record, using the SR-21 target. (The 300 yard target scaled-down for use at 100 yards.) Competitors will be required to perform one reload of their rifle during the string, beginning the string with only two rounds loaded on most semi-autos and five rounds loaded on most bolt-actions.



Sitting, rapid-fire: Two minutes for two sighting shots, followed by eighty seconds to fire ten shots for record, using the SR-1 target. (The 200 yard target scaled-down for use at 100 yards.) Competitors will be required to perform one reload of their rifle during the string, beginning the string with only two rounds loaded on most semi-autos and five rounds loaded on most bolt-actions.



Standing, slow-fire: Two minutes for two sighting shots, followed by ten minutes to fire ten shots for record, using the SR-1 target. (The 200 yard target scaled-down for use at 100 yards.) Only one round will be loaded into the rifle at a time.



What about the Vintage Military Rifle Match?



Same match, different purpose.



Many of us enjoy firing a variety of rifles that would be out of place at a fiercely competitive, conventional High Power Rifle match. The quick and simple format and low entry fee of ISRA’s Combined CMP Qualification and Vintage Military Rifle Matches create the opportunity for military-surplus rifle enthusiasts to have an enjoyable morning giving one of their favorite pieces a workout. Whether it’s a WWI Enfield or Springfield, an old Mauser or Arisaka, or that FAL you assembled, this is a great chance to check function, get sight settings and see what that old war-horse can do on the reduced distance National Match Course.



Low Power Across-the-Course Match

(You made that up, right?)



Well, yes, we made it up. Somebody had to do it! The Low Power Match is an opportunity to have all the fun of shooting the various stages of the High Power National Match Course - the different positions, rates of fire and distances (as simulated by reduced targets) - with a “smallbore” rifle. A .22!



Why?

1.) Because some people just don’t have an appropriate center-fire rifle, or they have a far more accurate .22.

2.) Because there are a lot of .22s in circulation that have been sold by the CMP, are highly suitable rifles for this sort of competition and really deserve a day at the range – target sighted, detachable magazine rifle ranging from Mossberg M44s and Remington M511s to Remington M37s and Winchester M52s and many others.

3.) Because center-fire ammunition for High Power competition is getting quite costly – firing the course with .22s should allow good practice for High Power competitors at greatly reduced expense.

4.) Because to shoot .22s competitively at 100 yards will require some careful attention to the wind, an aspect of conventional high power which is otherwise lost when shooting reduced distance matches.

5.) Frankly, because there are a whole bunch of rather staid smallbore shooters living in their own world and we’d like to mix it up with them and see if they’re any fun! (I won’t even dare say “see if they’re any good” because I think they can probably shoot rings around us with .22s. But maybe some of them would like to prove that?)



So, be an early-adaptor! Be a part of something new! Bring an accurate .22 rifle (or any rim-fire for that matter) to this new event and see what you can do.


If your rifle is not 100% suited to this match (tubular magazines for instance), we will try to accommodate you. Come to have fun or come to set the world on fire. It’s already been proven that a .22 caliber Springfield M2 could set the pace at on of our 200 yard matches, so this should be a cinch! (Or maybe not.)


Low Power Across-the-Course! This is what you’ve been waiting for!





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