T. I. G. E. R. VALLEY
M-1 Garand, M1903 Springfield Match / Rattle Battle
November 29, 2003
Sponsored by: Central Texas Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., a CMP Club
Location: TIGER VALLEY Shooting Facility (L.T. Dillon) at Prairie Hill, Texas (15 miles east of Waco on HWY 84).
Time: Firing will begin at approximately 09:00
Rules: The rules that govern the Garand Match are found in the 2001 CMP Competition Rules.
Entry Fees: $20.00
Squading: Squading will be held at the statistical office starting at 08:00 before the match.
Challenge: No alibis or refires because of rifle or ammunition malfunctions are allowed during any stage of this match. It is important that the rifle you use be in good working condition.
Rifles: All rifles used in the Garand Match must be “as issued” U. S. military service rifles. Competitors’ rifles will be inspected and triggers will be weighed prior to the match to ensure that they comply with the “as-issued” rule. Rifles may also be inspected during or after the match. Here is the complete Rule 6.2.4.
As-Issued U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903 Springfield; Caliber .30, M1917 Enfield; Caliber .30, M1 Garand; Caliber .30, M1941 Johnson; and U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1.
(a) These firearms shall be as-issued by the U.S. Armed Forces or a commercially manufactured rifle of the same type and caliber, having not less than a 4.5 pound trigger pull, with standard stock and leather or web sling. Rifles in the “as-issued” class must conform to the weight and dimensions of the standard issue service rifle, and only U.S. Government issue parts or non-U. S. Government or commercial parts of the exact same weight and dimensions may be used. Rifles may be accurized only by the careful assembly of standard parts. “NM” parts may not be used in the rifle.
(b) Rebarreling with a barrel of “as-issued” dimensions is permitted. No other modification or alteration of the “as-issued” rifle such as glass bedding, the use of synthetic or laminated stocks is permitted
(c) Rifles chambered for the 7.62mm NATO (.308) can be used, but will not be eligible for high shooter.
Ammunition: Competitors will furnish their own ammunition-all ammunition must be 147 – 150 grain FMJ Ball ammo. A limited quantity of ammunition will be available for purchase at the range. Competitors should bring at least 40 rounds for the 200 yard match and at least 56 rounds for the rattle battle. (A total of 100 rounds for both events)
Targets: The standard 200 yard SR (short-range) high power rifle target will be used.
Course of Fire 200 yard Match:
35 rounds total, 5 sighting shots and 30 rounds for record, fired at the 200-yard line.
Stage 1, 5 Sighting shots and 10 shots for record, prone position, slow fire, time limit 12 minutes.
Stage 2, 10 shots for record, standing to prone, rapid fire, time limit 70 seconds.
Stage 3, 10 shots for record, standing position, slow fire, time limit 10 minutes.
Course of Fire Rattle Battle: Each competitor will have a 50 second exposure on the full length (Silhouette target), and 50 second exposure on the “dog” target. (Shoulder head target) All firing will be done at the 200 yard line. Each competitor will bring a maximum of 56 rounds of ammunition to the firing line.
General: Competitors will be required to pull targets and score. There will be no lunch break. There are five RV hook-ups, showers, and restrooms available at the range. The fee is $15.00 per day.
Safety: All Safety rules at TIGER VALLEY Shooting Facility will be obeyed at all times. An open bolt indicator will be inserted into the breech of all rifles when not on the firing line and firing is in progress. Rifles will not be allowed on the firing line until directed by the range officer. Bolts will not be closed until the rifle is horizontal at the shoulder.
Directions to the Range: From Interstate 35 Exit 339 (Lake Waco / Lake Shore Drive exit), take Loop 340 eastward to HWY 84 (approximately 1 mile). Proceed on HWY 84 east approximately 13 miles to Watt (sign on both sides of post on right). Continue to the top of the next rise: the main gate is on the left between two modular homes (immediately after the brown one). DO NOT go past LCR 126 (Joe Russell Road) or Christmas Creek.
Advanced Entries: Send the following information with entry fees to the following address:
6309 Scottsboro Lane
Garland, TX. 75044
If you have any questions go to www.tigervalley.com or call T.J. Pillings at (214) 802-1288, or John Tillman at (972) 874-5253 (E-mail: REM308762@cs.com)