Fourteen shooters enjoyed pleasant weather for knocking down steel silhouette targets at 110, 175, 421, and 547 yards with vintage military rifles.
Mark “Ringer” Johnson placed first, closely followed by Hannah. Phil was third, winning the shoot-off with his first shot. Joel set a New Record—9 Chickens Offhand—congratulation! (And now he gets to shoot Chickens, Pigs, and Turkeys offhand next month.)
Marty had his M1 Garand rebarreled in 6.5×55. In addition to the omnipresent M1 Garand, shooters also brought: 1894 Marlin level action; 1943 Bren; SKS; M96; 1903A3; Mosin-Nagant; K31; M1A; Arisaka Type 99; and Karabiner 98k.
Seven shooters (50%) added an offhand stage to their next match.
Nicholas shot his first Mil-Sil match, using a M1 Garand. He plans to return.
The England Brothers were back together for their yearly Mil-Sil reunion, John having traveled from his home in Tennessee; he gets to take home bragging rights!
|Mark “Ringer” J.||M1 Garand||8||6||8||4||26|
|Hannah G.||M1A & SKS||3
|Joel M.||1943 Bren, M96||9
|Jim B.||M1 Garand||2
|Dave R.||M1 Garand & 1903A3||4
|Roger B.||Mosin-Nagant; 1894 Marlin (.41 Mag)||4||3||7||6||20|
|Tobe S.||M1 Garand & Swiss K31||7||3||6||0||16|
|John E.||M1 Garand||5||4||3||3||15|
|Marty D.||M1 Garand (6.5×55)||3||3||5||1||12|
|Dave E.||M1 Garand; 1903A3; Arisaka Type 99; Karabiner 98k||2
|Mark K.||Arisaka Type 99||3||DNF||2||DNF||5|
Here are the handicap standings (i.e., who is shooting what offhand for their next match):
Note to self: bring ammo!
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