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Old 05-03-2018, 10:35 AM
Random Guy Random Guy is offline
 
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Default CMP Eastern Games - Vintage Sniper Match - May 2018

For anyone interested, here some pics from participating in yesterday's CMP Eastern Games, Vintage Sniper Match (VSM), held at Camp Butner, NC. Weather was nice and the event went well. The new electronic target scoring system provides instant feedback to the shooters and "pulling targets" is no longer necessary - I love this new system(!) Most of the competitors used a 1903A1 w/ 8x scope, although I did see several 1903A4 rifles w/ 2.5x scopes and a couple of teams shot their M1D Garands, and one Swedish M41B was also seen at this event:

Here's a misc shot from the morning sight-in at 300 yards (Yesterday's total was 58-two man/woman teams, so 116 total shooters):


600 yard line sight-in with my shooting partner and I and our trusty 1903A1s. You can see the electronic target scoring system screen b/t the two positions:


Here's the 600 yd line during the target change over from 300 to 600 yard targets. Clear sky, no wind, and about 80 degrees. Perfect conditions.


Two of my shooting buddies won 1st place with a truly excellent 396-23x. They only dropped only 4 points combined for 300 and 600 yards - awesome performance by both of them(!).


I dropped one point at 300 yards, but to my chagrin I dropped a several points 600 yards. (I didn't build up my position high enough and subsequently I had two hits in the 8 ring and a few hit the 9 ring). However - my shooting partner shot well enough that we were able to squeeze in the 3rd place gold medal (top 3 team scores get a gold medal). We shot a combined 386-10X, and thus we each got to CMP VSM wood plaque to hang in the man cave.


...Anyhow, it was good times and I highly recommended this match for anyone who can make to NC in early May for this event. The electronic targeting system makes the match run much more efficiently and I think it was a great investment.

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Old 05-03-2018, 10:51 AM
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Congratulations and thanks for the photos.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:44 PM
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Thanks, I had fun (as always), and I recommend this match highly for anyone interested if they can get to NC this time of year.

FWIW, I also took a short video of the 600 yard sight-in. This illustrates the feedback time interval is very quick/basically instantaneous.

https://youtu.be/Oc2BuGTlxjk

So, during the 5 minute sight-in period each shooter now can get maybe 7 shots off to zero at the 300 and 600 yd lines - maybe even 8 shots if they hurry a little bit. Under the traditional system of manual "pulling targets" - all one could do was about 5 sighters - assuming the guys pulling targets worked quickly. Obviously I like the new system better...

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Old 05-03-2018, 08:29 PM
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Thanks, I had fun (as always), and I recommend this match highly for anyone interested if they can get to NC this time of year.

FWIW, I also took a short video of the 600 yard sight-in. This illustrates the feedback time interval is very quick/basically instantaneous.

https://youtu.be/Oc2BuGTlxjk

So, during the 5 minute sight-in period each shooter now can get maybe 7 shots off to zero at the 300 and 600 yd lines - maybe even 8 shots if they hurry a little bit. Under the traditional system of manual "pulling targets" - all one could do was about 5 sighters - assuming the guys pulling targets worked quickly. Obviously I like the new system better...
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Old 05-06-2018, 12:16 PM
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Thanks for the pictures/report.

Did many (if you know) team shoot one rifle set up for 300 yards and the pother set up for 600 yards?
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Old 05-06-2018, 02:41 PM
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I suppose that is possible - but I have not seen anyone with dedicated rifles for each of the two yardage lines. During the 600 yard prep period the competitors adjust their elevations from 300 to 600 yards....but that’s just my observation and I don’t pay too much attention to what others are doing when I’m participating in the match.

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Old 05-07-2018, 06:32 AM
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My partner and I had my Swede with a 4x Weaver set up for 300 and my 1903 with a 6x Malcolm set up for 600. I think that perhaps we will switch them around for Perry, The Swede is more forgiving in the wind.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:41 PM
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My partner and I had my Swede with a 4x Weaver set up for 300 and my 1903 with a 6x Malcolm set up for 600. I think that perhaps we will switch them around for Perry, The Swede is more forgiving in the wind.
That is what my son and I were planning on.
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