Rifles, shooting, and friendly competition
I have a 1944 Long Branch that was finished with that super-heated oil bath technique instead of Parkerizing or enameling. I thought that only the Brits did that, but apparently the Canadians did as well. I never saw a problem with that sort of finish until, following a chat with Ed (who is currently Parkerizing his Lee Enfield) I took the gobs of rust-resistant grease off of mine for a closer look. I soon noticed that some surface rust had developed. Not only had it…Continue
Posted by John Daley on May 19, 2013 at 12:58pm
What fun. Thanks to Bill Corcoran for letting use your rifle, thanks to Steve Bowen for letting me use your jacket and thank you so much Ed Bowles for showing me every step of the way. You really went the extra mile.
BTW, if anyone has Steve Bowen's contact info please send... I really should have bought his jacket.
Last weekend's shooting at the Regional at Bucksnort was a total train wreck for me, largely because of the 600 yard line. I'm not the best on my belly, but I expect to shoot in the 190's when conditions are mild, and they were for both days. Yeah, yeah, there were a few unseen wind changes, especially on Sunday, but visual conditions were very nice, at least for my eyes, and the wind wasn't blowing very hard at all, just switching quickly. My scores were abysmal: a 175 on Saturday and a…Continue
Does anyone have knowledge of any clubs within a reasonable distance which conduct scenario shooting competitions? That's where you enter rooms or areas with various targets and have a specicified amount of ammo and a time constraint. I don't know much about it other than what I've seen on TV, but evidently friends of mine have an interest in it and asked me for info. If you have any knowledge, please share.
John G. Mead
2013 Schedule Dates
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January 5, Saturday --Annual Business Meeting, Heritage Cafeteria 5pm.
February 16--Introduction to Highpower Competition
March 16--Beginner's Match--35 rounds --Any Rifle
April 27--Rimfire SporterMatch
May 11--John C. Garand Match--55 rounds
July 13--Any Rifle--55 rounds (35 for those who wish)
August 10--Rimfire Sporter
September 7--Any Rifle--55 rounds (35 for those who wish)
October 12--John C. Garand Match--55 rounds
Note the links next to this box in Quick Links----->
There's a link to the CMP for the Liability form,
And there's a link to the AMU's old book on marksmanship using the M14. This is one of the best resources I know for a new M1 competitive shooter. It's 200 pages, but only the first 100 or so pertain to the bullseye shooting we do. The copy isn't great, but it will work.