We may discover a few kinks in the system as we bring this project to reality, so feedback and constructive comments are welcome. Note the lengthy date window to participate; this allows scheduling your range visits to avoid rainy weather, since this event covers springtime in South Texas. Just keep in mind the spirit and intent of this training: Get out and exercise your vintage military firearm!
Here are a few guidelines:
No match fee!
Any bolt-action (non-semiauto) military rifle designed prior to 1950, caliber . 256 (6.5mm) or higher, up to .32.
Condition: as-issued, except repairs to maintain serviceability; upgrades as originally introduced that would have been typically performed by arsenal or armorer during the rifle's service life.
Original-specification reproduction firearms and accoutrements are allowed. Examples: a reproduction Warner-Swasey scope on a Ross Mark III sniper rifle, or a reproduction bipod appropriate for a specific rifle.
Shoot from any position: Standing, bench, prone, sitting, or kneeling. 10- rounds slow-fire and same for rapid-fire (two targets). Unlimited sighters on extra target if you want to print one just for that.
Use any ammo (including handloads and cast bullets), unless prohibited at the range where you will shoot. For example, incendiary rounds or tracer ammo may be forbidden, due to dry conditions.
Required equipment: Eye and ear protection.
Optional equipment: prone mat/rug, period-type front/rear rests (simple sandbag or rags piled on board/brick/dirt-pile, etc.), spotting scope, non- competition glove(s), original or period-appropriate modern-repro military-style sling and field jacket.
Be sure to fill out all the blanks of the target forms.
Submit as many results as you have rifles that you want to enter. One entry per rifle. Be sure to submit together for each rifle both the appropriate "Rapid Fire" and "Slow Fire" targets. Self-scoring is optional. Match director will score/re-score all targets as needed.
USPS: 8910 Oakwood Court, San Antonio, 78240-3592 postmarked on or before that date.
Questions? Call 210-385-0629 voice/text, or email email@example.com. Allowing for slow USPS delivery, winners will be announced at the 2018 STMTC Annual General meeting. If there are enough entries, we may have winners in several different categories, like iron sight and scoped, Allies and Triple-Entente/Axis, bench and prone, etc.
Stand by for possible prizes announcement (donations welcome!)