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Pthfndr
01-03-2011, 2:44 PM
This will be a fun, low stress fun match. Meant to let milsurp shooters stretch the legs of their war horses and see what they are capable of and have FUN.

Here's the official notice I sent out today to those on my email group list.

I have email addresses for some of you who are interested, but not all. If you think you might attend shoot me an email with Vintage Military Long Range Match in the subject and I will add you to the email group for this event. That will be used not only for further notices, but for sending out match results.

Vintage Military Rifle Long Range Match

Where: The 1000 yard range (range 12) at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center

When: Saturday Feb 26, Saturday June 25, Saturday August 27 2011 (a match will be canceled if it rains)

Sign in: 7-7:30 am at Culbertson Cove (big steel shed below the 1000 yard firing line)

Safety Brief at 7:30, shooting starts at 8

Cost: @$20

For more info contact Rob Thomas robertthomas2@comcast.net or 530-644-3925 after 6 pm

Course of Fire:
2 Sighter shots and 10 rounds for record in 12 minutes at 300, 500 and 600 yards. Unlimited Sighter shots and 10 rounds for record in 12 minutes at 800 yards. All shot from the prone position.
We will shoot in 3 relays. Relay 1 will shoot while relay 2 scores for them and Relay 3 pulls targets, then rotate through the relays as we move from firing line to firing line.
All competitors who shoot are expected to pull a target in the target pits and to score.

Classes of firearms:
-AS ISSUED: Any original AS ISSUED WWII or older design military rifle, bolt action or semi auto. (No match barrels, sights, triggers, bedding, etc)

-OPEN CLASS: Any original WWII or older design military rifle RECEIVER, bolt action or semi auto, with ANY SIGHTS or ANY SCOPE. (Match barrels, sights, scopes, triggers, bedding, etc will be allowed, NO synthetic stocks allowed)

Shooting Rests and Equipment:
-Any SOFT front rest is allowed (back pack, sand bags, etc)
-Shooting sticks are allowed
-No bipods, No mechanical front rests, No hard/rigid front rests are allowed
-No rear rests are allowed. Just hand support under the butt stock
-Empty Chamber Indicators are required (available at the match if you dont have one)
-Spotting scopes are allowed (and recommended, you will need something to see with when scoring)
-Shooting jackets, gloves and slings are allowed

Ammunition:
-Any military surplus ammo is allowed except for tracer, incendiary or armor piercing (steel jacketed ammo is ok)
-Any hand loaded ammo is ok with the same exceptions as above.

Awards:
-Must be at least 3 shooters in a rifle type or class for an award to be paid.
-Awards will be cash awards paid from the entry fees.
-Award will be paid to the overall AS ISSUED winner.
-Award will be paid to the overall OPEN CLASS winner.
-Award will be paid to the 1st place winner for each type of rifle in the AS ISSUED class
(ex: 1st 91/30, 1st M39, 1st K31, 1st Swedish Mauser, 1st 98 Mauser, 1st Garand)
Those wishing to attend and shoot other, more modern rifle types (AR15, M1A etc) are welcome on a space available basis, but will not be eligible for awards.

Flyin Brian
01-03-2011, 7:56 PM
Rob, I will definitely try to make it out to one of these, hopefully the Feb one will have good weather. What class would a Finnish 28-76 shoot in? Mine is a WWII barrel :D

Pthfndr
01-03-2011, 8:34 PM
Rob, I will definitely try to make it out to one of these, hopefully the Feb one will have good weather. What class would a Finnish 28-76 shoot in? Mine is a WWII barrel :D

If there are enough target rifles, I will split the Open class into scoped and target sight rifles.

CDFingers
01-04-2011, 6:21 AM
Thanks for posting that. A two hour drive is possible for me.

CDFingers

TregoMark
01-04-2011, 12:45 PM
Sounds like fun. Thanks for the update and setting all this up. I just put the dates on my calendar. :D

Pthfndr
01-04-2011, 7:33 PM
For those who think they might have trouble hitting the target, don't worry about it. Below are sizes of the scoring rings in inches. The 300 yard target is on a 48" square card board backer, and the 500/600/800 are on a 6 foot (72") square card board backer. Almost impossible to miss. You should have no problem being on paper with your first sighter shots, and then you'll be able to adjust your sights/scopes, or your "hold" to get closer to the X ring.

SR-3 300 yards

Aiming Black (inches)
X ring . . . . . . . . . 3.00
10 ring . . . . . . . . . 7.00
9 ring . . . . . . . . . 13.00
8 ring . . . . . . . . . 19.00
Rings in White (inches)
7 ring . . . . . . . . . 25.00
6 ring . . . . . . . . . 31.00
5 ring . . . . . . . . . 37.00

MR-65 500 yards

X ring . . . . . . . . 5.00
10 ring . . . . . . . 10.00
9 ring . . . . . . . . 15.00
8 ring . . . . . . . . 20.00
7 ring . . . . . . . 25.00
6 ring . . . . . . . 30.00
Rings in White (inches)
5 ring . . . . . . . . . . 36.00

MR-1 600 yards

Aiming Black (inches)
X ring . . . . . . . . 6.00
10 ring . . . . . . . 12.00
9 ring . . . . . . . . 18.00
8 ring . . . . . . . . 24.00
7 ring . . . . . . . . 36.00
Rings in White (inches)
6 ring . . . . . . . . . . 48.00
5 ring . . . . . . . . . . 60.00

LR 800 yards

Aiming Black (inches)
X ring . . . . . . . 10.00
10 ring . . . . . . . 20.00
9 ring . . . . . . . . 30.00
8 ring . . . . . . . . 44.00
Rings in White (inches)
7 ring . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
6 area . . . 72x72 square

G-forceJunkie
01-04-2011, 7:49 PM
You've never seen me shoot :) Sounds like a fun match! The 300 yard target is on a 48" square card board backer, and the 500/600/800 are on a 6 foot (72") square card board backer. Almost impossible to miss.

1-M-42
01-04-2011, 7:54 PM
Rob, email sent. Looking forward to it.

Bhobbs
01-04-2011, 7:59 PM
Sucks that it is in Sacramento. It would be awesome to shoot my mil surps in a match.

OHOD
01-04-2011, 8:03 PM
I would love to try!
But do I have to have match experience? I've never been in a match before and don't know how to sight for someone.

Edit: If I have a period uniform to go with the rifle, can I wear it?
I've been working on a project about Lyudmila Pavlichenko.

Pthfndr
01-04-2011, 8:41 PM
I would love to try!
But do I have to have match experience? I've never been in a match before and don't know how to sight for someone.

No match experience needed. You won't be "sighting" for someone, you'll just be keeping score for them. That's not difficult, it just requires you pay attention. You sit behind the shooter, and using a spotting scope - or even binoculars - when the target comes back up with the spotting and scoring disks on it, you note the position of the scoring disk and write the shot score on the score sheet.

When you do your turn in the target pits you'll be pulling the target and marking the shots with a spotting disk and hanging the scoring disk in the appropriate position.

One of the members here put together the best video tutorial in 3 parts, of how to pull and mark targets I've ever seen and posted it on the forum. Anyone who wants to shoot a High Power format type match (which ours will be) should take the time to watch them.

They can be seen at this link:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=270926


Edit: If I have a period uniform to go with the rifle, can I wear it?
I've been working on a project about Lyudmila Pavlichenko.

Absolutely. The Garand shooters do it all the time at their matches. No reason why can't at this one.

sacto929
01-04-2011, 9:04 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun! I will definitely keep an eye on this thread and hope to get out there with the 03A3 and the Garand (once I get it...).

luvtolean
01-05-2011, 6:55 AM
You've never seen me shoot :)

LOL, whatever sandbagger. :D

Sounds like a fun match!

Hmmm...maybe I will have to get the Finn out to the range and zero'd finally.

MongooseV8
01-05-2011, 8:40 AM
So to double check for myself and anybody else wondering, steel core Russian surplus will be fine to shoot through my M39? If not I have Yugo too.

OHOD
01-05-2011, 9:24 AM
No match experience needed. You won't be "sighting" for someone, you'll just be keeping score for them. That's not difficult, it just requires you pay attention. You sit behind the shooter, and using a spotting scope - or even binoculars - when the target comes back up with the spotting and scoring disks on it, you note the position of the scoring disk and write the shot score on the score sheet.

When you do your turn in the target pits you'll be pulling the target and marking the shots with a spotting disk and hanging the scoring disk in the appropriate position.

One of the members here put together the best video tutorial in 3 parts, of how to pull and mark targets I've ever seen and posted it on the forum. Anyone who wants to shoot a High Power format type match (which ours will be) should take the time to watch them.

They can be seen at this link:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=270926




Absolutely. The Garand shooters do it all the time at their matches. No reason why can't at this one.

Thanks for responding!
Sign me up.
I'll need guidance though, but I'm a fast learner.
Woohoo!

Pthfndr
01-05-2011, 6:50 PM
So to double check for myself and anybody else wondering, steel core Russian surplus will be fine to shoot through my M39? If not I have Yugo too.

Yep, good to go.

Only the stuff specified is no go. We shoot on paper targets and theimpact area is dirt.

Any military surplus ammo is allowed except for tracer, incendiary or armor piercing (steel jacketed ammo is ok)

cmaher55
01-05-2011, 9:08 PM
This looks like a good father son event....! I'll be there with my 18 year old and we'll give it a shot...! I think it will be a good lesson for him. He's a pretty good shot out to 400 meters when we do the silhouette out there so this will test him a bit. How long does the match last approximately....? Regards

Pthfndr
01-05-2011, 9:29 PM
How long does the match last approximately....? Regards

We should be all done by 1:30-2:30

Flyin Brian
02-07-2011, 6:06 PM
I went out to Sac Valley range on Saturday to get in a little practice for the upcoming vintage military rifle match on the 26th. I've only been out there once before, and I only shot at the regular range by the parking lot, so this was a whole new experience for me. The farthest I have ever shot is 200 yards with both my Garand and my Finnish Mosins, so I was excited to try shooting a little farther :D

So I met up with the guys from the Nor Cal Practical Precision Rifle Club and Rob (Pthfnder) helped me get started. I chose to shoot in the first session and pull targets on the second round, which ended up being a good choice since the wind kicked up pretty good in the afternoon. Everyone else on the line was shooting modern rifles except I did see one M1D Garand and also another scoped Milsurp which I think was Swedish but I'm not sure.

The NCPPRC was shooting 200yds, 300, 425, 500, 600, 800, 900 and & 1,000. I shot with them up until I had problems keeping it on the paper at 800 and I realize now I should have stopped at 600 since it was my first time and I wasn't really prepared to calculate the amount of bullet drop and how much I needed to move the sights up. I also had a problem with my sight adjustment screw loosening up so I lost all reference for where I had them set at the last shooting position, so it was best for me to sit out the final positions.

I also shot all the positions prone with a sling, not realizing I could have brought a sand bag or something to hold the rifle better... I will definitely have something better for support next time!!

Here is a photo from the 900 yard position. This is before the rest of the guys got setup, everyone was just pulling their vehicles up to park. I am posting this as a regular sized photo first:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/Flyin_Brian/SacValley001o.jpg

OK, so the targets are not up at this point but you should still be able to see the markers. Here is a link to the full sized photo so you can see how unbelievably small the target would be from this distance:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/Flyin_Brian/th_SacValley001.jpg (http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/Flyin_Brian/SacValley001.jpg)


So now here is a photo of my target, pasted up on the door to my office. I started out by circling the 200 yd shots, then drawing an X on the 300 yd. I then realized it would work better just to number them, so I put the rest with the first digit of the distance. I'm pretty happy with the 200, 300 and especially the 500. After that, it was pretty much a battle just to get on paper ;)

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/Flyin_Brian/SacValley002.jpg

And here is a close up:
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q295/Flyin_Brian/SacValley004.jpg

In closing I would definitely encourage anyone who is considering going to the match on the 26th to get out there and give it a try. It is a blast to shoot this far and it was worth the long drive.

Quinc
02-07-2011, 7:15 PM
Looks like I'm going to the range this weekend! If anyone wants to meet up at the Oroville clay pits, I will be the guy trying to hit 2 liter bottles with a Mosin. :)

Pthfndr
02-07-2011, 7:39 PM
Brian, I think the shooter with M41b was cmaher55's son. Was good to meet both of you.

You did very well considering you were shooting on our B27 like silhouette target instead of the full size bulls eye target. That thing gets really hard to see the further out you get. I wish it had clicked with me that you were shooting iron sights before we got to the firing line. I would have got the key for the HP connex and put up the bulls eye target for you.

The young man with the M41b was able to stay on paper all the way out to 1000 yards and got lots of good hits. Shows what one can do with a 4x scope and good rifle/cartridge like the Swede.

For those looking at Brian's target, the orange dot is 3", the "torso" is only 22" wide.

Jeff L
02-07-2011, 11:57 PM
Thanks for the post. Weather wise, too bad it wasn't this past weekend. Do you have to qualify? I've shot a CMP Garand match at 200yds, but I'd love to try out my Springfield 03 at that distance.

-Jeff L

cmaher55
02-08-2011, 4:45 PM
Brian, I think the shooter with M41b was cmaher55's son. Was good to meet both of you.

Thanks for the update and pics...! That was not me nor my son out there that day as much as I'd like to take credit for a well trained and accurate junior shooter....! We should be there on 26th though...! Regards

Pthfndr
02-08-2011, 7:01 PM
Thanks for the update and pics...! That was not me nor my son out there that day as much as I'd like to take credit for a well trained and accurate junior shooter....! We should be there on 26th though...! Regards

LOL! Then there are two of you Dad's with 18 year old sons into C&R rifles who shoot on the silhouettes at Sac Valley.

Pthfndr
02-08-2011, 7:02 PM
Thanks for the post. Weather wise, too bad it wasn't this past weekend. Do you have to qualify? I've shot a CMP Garand match at 200yds, but I'd love to try out my Springfield 03 at that distance.

-Jeff L

No qualification needed. Just bring some ammo out and have fun. I expect quite a few Garand shooters.

Jeff L
02-09-2011, 12:30 AM
Thanks for the info.

Flyin Brian
02-09-2011, 10:05 AM
Jeff, I also brought my 1903 Springfield out there since I wasn't sure which one I would shoot. I ended up using the Garand because of the longer sight radius but I wish I would have used the 03 now ;) I was shooting 150 gr Hornady FMJ in the Garand but I had some 168 and 180gr 30-06 loads for the 1903 that might have done better at the longer distances.

I'm seriously considering shooting one of my Finnish 28-30s in the match since I have so many rounds loaded for those and I shoot them a lot more than any of my other rifles.

WW2Buff
02-09-2011, 10:22 AM
I may be able to make the one in June, I sure hope so. Sounds like a blast! -Ben

cmaher55
02-20-2011, 10:01 PM
This Saturday, are we still on rain or shine....? I don't mind shooting in the rain, wind, or cold, at least for a little while....! I bet a thermos of hot coffee will help. Regards

Yahoo weather for Saturday the 26th of Feb.
Showers High 46F, Precip 40% Chance
Wind: From E at 10 mph
Humidity: 70%
UV Index: 4 Moderate
Sunrise: 6:41 AM PT
Avg. High: 63F
Record High: 75F (1986)

Dr. Pepper
02-21-2011, 12:39 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That sounds awesome! I would be in for making the trip for that; I'm sooo tired of the Laguna Seca Range with it's 200 yard burm. I want to shoot my K98 and M1 as they were meant to be shot. Can you use more then one rifle? And no experience with matches required right?

Dr. Peter Venkman
02-21-2011, 2:52 AM
Too far out for me without the necessary planning. Maybe next time.

kp03a3
02-21-2011, 2:56 AM
does anyone have a swiss k-31 rifle.. i am in the norwalk area in LA county..good cond please. turners has one for 299 but maybe felloe citizens have em cheaper. thank you

i also have a c&r so i dont know if that info will help.

Dr. Peter Venkman
02-21-2011, 2:58 PM
kp, you're posting in the wrong section. Anyways, check out Samco:

https://www.samcoglobal.com/rifles-2010.html

Send them your C&R and you'll be good. Enjoy!

Quinc
02-21-2011, 3:51 PM
Mounted my scope today! Just need to get my bent bolt before next weekend and I should be able to make it! :D

Pthfndr
02-21-2011, 6:50 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That sounds awesome! I would be in for making the trip for that; I'm sooo tired of the Laguna Seca Range with it's 200 yard burm. I want to shoot my K98 and M1 as they were meant to be shot. Can you use more then one rifle? And no experience with matches required right?

You could shoot both if you wanted to. No match experience is required. We'll show you what to do and how to do it.

Pthfndr
02-21-2011, 6:53 PM
This Saturday, are we still on rain or shine....? I don't mind shooting in the rain, wind, or cold, at least for a little while....! I bet a thermos of hot coffee will help. Regards

Yahoo weather for Saturday the 26th of Feb.
Showers High 46F, Precip 40% Chance
Wind: From E at 10 mph
Humidity: 70%
UV Index: 4 Moderate
Sunrise: 6:41 AM PT
Avg. High: 63F
Record High: 75F (1986)

As long as it's only a light or intermittent rain, we will go on as planned. If the rain is too hard it damages the target backers. Can't let that happen as they are needed for the long range matches in March that run continuously for the whole month.

Pthfndr
02-22-2011, 6:09 PM
Since it looks like we're going to get some rain before the weekend, we won't be able to drive to the 500 yard line. I won't make people carry all their gear from 600 to 500.

Frank (6mmintl) had a good idea to shoot from 200/300/600/800, and we can do that no problem.

Looks like we might get lucky and the worst of the rain will be over, or almost over by Saturday morning.

dagger10k
02-23-2011, 2:47 PM
I'm very interested in this. I have one question: are recoil pads ok for stock division? Like the one on this page: http://www.tickbitesupply.com/mosstk.html

3rd item down.

AnZ17N
02-23-2011, 5:03 PM
I saw this a month ago and forgot about. This is very doable for me to make.
So will we just be losing the 500 from the rain?

Pthfndr
02-23-2011, 7:07 PM
I saw this a month ago and forgot about. This is very doable for me to make.
So will we just be losing the 500 from the rain?

Yes. The ground gets too soft (mostly clay) to drive to the 500 yard firing line. So we'll shoot at 200/300/600/800. Weather permitting.

I'm very interested in this. I have one question: are recoil pads ok for stock division?

Any recoil pad will be allowed. I know how those steel butt plates can hurt without one, or a shooting jacket.

Dr. Pepper
02-23-2011, 10:06 PM
You could shoot both if you wanted to. No match experience is required. We'll show you what to do and how to do it.
sweet.......

Pthfndr
02-25-2011, 5:47 PM
Friday night bump for the Saturday morning match.

No match experience required. Rain should be over by morning, but it will be cold. Come on out and have some fun with your vintage military rifle and stretch it's legs beyond the usual 100 yards.

dagger10k
02-25-2011, 8:44 PM
I'm gonna lose so bad, but this is gonna be fun!

cmaher55
02-25-2011, 9:00 PM
Alarm is set, my son and I will be there for sure. Cold and muddy, sounds like fun....! Regards

cmaher55
02-26-2011, 4:56 PM
Some pics from today folks. Regards, Chris

cmaher55
02-26-2011, 5:00 PM
another...

cmaher55
02-26-2011, 5:03 PM
more....

eighteenninetytwo
02-26-2011, 5:09 PM
That looks like a really long way to shoot. Would love to try it but my eyes just aren't that good sadly.

Pthfndr
02-26-2011, 5:49 PM
We had a good turn out today for the match - 32 shooters. Better than I thought we would get considering the weather the last few days. We had very good weather today. It was cold and windy, but the wind mostly came straight at us, and the sky was clear and sunny.

Everyone seemed to have a good time even though they found out shooting long distances isn't as easy as it seems with surplus rifle and ammo. It was the first time for many of them shooting in a match where they had to pull targets for a shooter, and keep score for a shooter. It was a little hectic at times, especially as people found their elevation for 800 yards. But the learning curve was steep and things got smoother with each relay as they learned how to do it.

Hope to see you all in June for the next one. Bring friends next time.

Unissued Class Match Winner
Matt Van Gerpen 1903A3 343-3x

Open Class Match Winner
Rob Thomas Swede M41b 381-13x

1st Garand (out of 8)
Steve F 339-6x

1st Mosin (out of 7)
Kurt G 326-3x

1st 1903/1917 (out of 8)
Einar H 308-2x

Only 2 Swede Mausers
Arnie M 341-1x

Only 2 Swiss Rifles (I really thought there would be more of these since they shoot so well)
Ivan S 241-2x

1st Open class (out of 5)
Dustin M Swede M41b 347-2x

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/Pthfndr/Vintage%20Military%20Match/VMRLR1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/Pthfndr/Vintage%20Military%20Match/VMRLR4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/Pthfndr/Vintage%20Military%20Match/VMRLR3.jpg

The view of the targets from the 800 yard line

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/Pthfndr/Vintage%20Military%20Match/VMRLR2.jpg

Flyin Brian
02-27-2011, 1:15 PM
Rob, thanks for putting on the match yesterday. We had a great time and got some good experience ;) We will definitely be out there for the next one.

Brian

6mmintl
02-27-2011, 1:57 PM
Great match yesterday, the two kids I coached had a ball and I assume they will attend in june.

sacto929
02-27-2011, 3:08 PM
Rob,

Thank you for putting on a great match! Yesterday was my first time shooting a rifle, period. I used a Springfield 03A3 that I carved out of a block of cosmoline over the past few months and it seemed to work well. Learning how to shoot from distance and about the other aspects of the match procedure was a lot of fun. :)

I look forward to the next match.

Thanks!

SilentPea
02-27-2011, 9:23 PM
Looks awesome. I have a M91/30 in gun jail, hopefully I'll be in town for the June shoot.

Those targets sure look tiny from the 800 line.

Pthfndr
02-27-2011, 9:45 PM
Looks awesome. I have a M91/30 in gun jail, hopefully I'll be in town for the June shoot.

Those targets sure look tiny from the 800 line.

Distances are deceiving. In actuality, the size of the aiming black at each distance is such that it looks about the same size at all distances, and looks the same size as the aiming black on the standard bulls eye target one would be using at 100 yards.

If you can aim at, and hit, a 100 yard bulls eye target at 100 yards, you could hit one of these.

That of course is if you can compensate for your bullet drop correctly and read the wind :)

Come on out to the next one and find out. Guarantee you will have fun.

SilentPea
03-01-2011, 12:11 AM
If you can aim at, and hit, a 100 yard bulls eye target at 100 yards, you could hit one of these.

That of course is if you can compensate for your bullet drop correctly and read the wind :)

Come on out to the next one and find out. Guarantee you will have fun.

I sure intend to try. I only have 100/200yds at my local range, but you have to start somewhere. I'm unofficially rated Marksman 1st class in NRA smallbore at 50yds, so I have high hopes I can keep it on the paper as long as the wind is minor.

Couple questions:
Does the $20 cover the range fee as well as the match, or are those paid separately?
Does "As-Issued" class allow minor trigger mods (basic polishing)?
Will we need to provide/purchase target spotters?

Mobile Marksman
03-03-2011, 6:52 AM
Rob,

Had a great time! My first Long Range Vintage Match at SVSC - Was shooting Finnish Mosin Nagant M1891 - Usually shoot the CMP Garand,Vintage and High Power Matches - This was much more fun!

Was shooting with Flyin Brian and his son Andrew. As you said, the targets are large and that helps a lot! Will be shooting at the next match. Will post the next match info on my website if it's OK with you.

Pthfndr
03-03-2011, 6:56 PM
I sure intend to try. I only have 100/200yds at my local range, but you have to start somewhere. I'm unofficially rated Marksman 1st class in NRA smallbore at 50yds, so I have high hopes I can keep it on the paper as long as the wind is minor.

Couple questions:
Does the $20 cover the range fee as well as the match, or are those paid separately?
Does "As-Issued" class allow minor trigger mods (basic polishing)?
Will we need to provide/purchase target spotters?

$20 entry fee covers everything. No need to purchase anything. All targets/spotters/pasters etc are provided.

On the trigger, if it's an original as issued trigger that you just polished, that would be ok for the class.

Pthfndr
03-03-2011, 6:57 PM
Rob,

Had a great time! My first Long Range Vintage Match at SVSC - Was shooting Finnish Mosin Nagant M1891 - Usually shoot the CMP Garand,Vintage and High Power Matches - This was much more fun!

Was shooting with Flyin Brian and his son Andrew. As you said, the targets are large and that helps a lot! Will be shooting at the next match. Will post the next match info on my website if it's OK with you.

Glad you had a good time. Ok to post info on the match anywhere you would like to.