Saturday was a hot one, but we had a great turnout for our 2017 John Wallace Cup match in memory of founding member, club historian, and unofficial armorer, John Wallace. Competitors in the cup match must use an as-issued M1 Garand with surplus ammunition, and the course of fire is the same 35-round CMP "A" course we shoot each month. There are no practice relays allowed in this one, so your first relay must be with the Garand, and that will be your entry into the cup match. Shooters not competing for the cup are welcome to shoot in the Vintage, Modern, Unlimited or other categories as always.
Congratulations to Chris Hymen, winner of the 2017 John Wallace Cup. That makes two, Chris. Great job! And congratulations to Modern Military match winner Tony Simonetti. Complete match results are posted here in this pdf.
Remember that next month, in addition to our usual match, we will hold our Vintage Sniper team match. In this match, paired shooters compete with vintage or modern scoped rifles in a timed course of fire very different from the standard match we shoot. We will use reduced size targets to simulate the longer ranges of the sniper match. Although this is a vintage match, many shooters compete in the "modern" category with a favorite hunting rifle or other modern rifle. Classes will be the same as in the past:
A. Vintage Sniper – Any military sniping rifle (original or replica) used before 1953
B. Modern Sniper – Any 30 caliber or smaller military sniping rifle (original or replica) used after 1953
C. Open – Any centerfire rifle, 30 caliber or smaller, fitted with standard optical or iron sights
If you have any questions about the classification of your rifle, don't hesitate to ask.