Rifle

MSI rifle matches are designed to be friendly and welcoming to new participants.  We offer the new shooter help and guidance in getting started.  The matches are open to service rifles (e.g. M1, M1A, AR-15), vintage military rifles (e.g. 1903 and 1903A3 Springfield, M1917 Enfield, K98 and M96 Mauser) center fire match rifles, and sporting rifles

The matches are held the first Sunday of the month on the 100 yard range (excepting November, when the Sunday closest to November 11this the match date).  The range is open for setting up at 8:00 a.m., sign-ups are at 8:30, and the first stage of the match starts at 9:00.  We are generally done by 11:00 a.m.  Cost is $8.00 for club members, $10.00 for non-members

NRA NATIONAL MATCH COURSE

The NRA National Match Course is open to service rifles, vintage military rifles, and match rifles.  There are 5 stages, comprising a minimum of 50 rounds, as described below, all shot at 100 yards on reduced targets:

  1. Sighter stage: sighting rounds are optional and may be taken from any position, unlimited rounds in 5 minutes.
  2. Slow fire standing: 10 rounds in 10 minutes, single loading only.
  3. Rapid fire sitting: 10 rounds in 60 seconds, with a magazine change.
  4. Rapid fire prone: 10 rounds in 70 seconds, with a magazine change.
  5. Slow fire prone: 20 rounds in 20 minutes, single loading only.

Sights must be metallic (rear sight aperture or open), with a post or aperture front sight, or scope not to exceed 4.5 power magnification.

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Optional Equipment

A sling may be used in all stages except standing.

A shooting mat is desirable for protection from moisture; mats may be borrowed from the clubhouse.

A spotting scope and stand will assist the shooter in observing the placement of shots on targets and making sight adjustments.

Shooting coats and gloves are permitted.

A sight blackener for post front sights may be used to enhance sight visibility.

Use of a scorebook is encouraged to assist in improvement of marksmanship over time.

SHORTENED COURSE FOR OTHER RIFLES

Sportingrifles, or other rifles not meeting the descriptions above (e.g., with red dot sights) are welcome. At the shooter’s option, the course of fire can be shortened to 25 rounds (5 standing, 5 rapid sitting, 5 rapid prone, 10 slow prone) to accommodate rifles not capable of a magazine change or which fire magnum cartridges.

QUESTIONS

Questions regarding rifle matches may be directed to Tony Abbott, jabbott1949@sbcglobal.net, (209) 482-0596.  Shooters who provide their e-mail addresses will receive information periodically regarding the monthly matches.