June 2018 Match Report


Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate ...  It was that kind of a day.  Shooting under the covered firing line helped though.  We had a pretty full line today with 13 shooters, including a few newcomers.  Welcome to Bobby, Brenna, and Don.  Brenna showed us all up by posting the highest score in both matches today.

 Click Here for today's scores and CMP awards.  Our next match will be in September.  Plan to come out and shoot with us.  Thanks to everyone for coming out to shoot today.

March 2018 Match Report


We're off to a great start for this year.  The weather was just about perfect today and everyone had a good time shooting this fun but challenging match.  We gave out several CMP award pins to today's shooters based on their scores compared to nationwide scores from 2017.  Click Here for today's scores and CMP awards.  Our next match will be in June.  Plan to come out and shoot with us.  Thanks to everyone for coming out to shoot today.


December 2017 Match Report


Thanks to everyone for participating in our matches this year.  We'll have 4 matches in 2018 and we hope to see everyone back. 

Today sure started out cold, but by the afternoon, we were all shedding layers.  Everyone shot in the scope class today so we really had a level playing field.  Congratulations to Jack who shot the best today and almost tied his own record high score for our local CMP Rimfire Matches (see Jan 30, 2016 597-40X.)  Click Here for today's scores and CMP awards.

Welcome to Ken and Luke who made the trip over to shoot with us.  We hope you had a good time and will be back again.

September 2017 Match Report


Another great early fall day for shooting.  We had almost a full firing line again today.  Click Here for all the scores.  We were happy to present CMP award pins to the following shooters.  Awards are based on nationwide cut scores.  Click Here for details.

Shooter Match Award Score
Match #1

Jack Kelley
T-Class Gold
587-22X
Bill Bowling
T-Class Silver
577-23X
Will Swanson
T-Class Bronze
572-16X
Dick Bailey
O-Class Silver
571-9X
Fran Willis
T-Class Bronze
570-18X
Jay Ferguson
O-Class Bronze
554-10X
Tom Powell
O-Class Bronze
550-9X
Match #2

Jack Kelley
T-Class Gold
587-24X
Bill Bowling
T-Class Silver
580-25X
Dick Bailey
O-Class Gold 576-23X
Will Swanson
T-Class Bronze
570-19X
Fran Willis
T-Class Bronze
564-15X
Jay Ferguson
O-Class Bronze
559-15X


July 2017 Match Report


No report for this match.  Click here for the scores.


December 2016 Match Report


The New Year's Eve Rimfire Sporter match wrapped up our 2016 match schedule.  It was a good year for our matches only having to cancel one match for weather.  The next CMP Rimfire Sporter match will be July 29, 2017.

We awarded 12 CMP pins at this CMP Rimfire Sporter match.  See below. 
CMP cut scores are used to determine the award level.  Gold pins indicate the score was in the top 6.3% of national match competitors in the previous year.  Silver indicates top 20% and Bronze indicates top 40%.   Click here for all scores.

On behalf of our match director Jim Popp, we thank Bill, Jay and Dick for helping run the match.

Welcome to Sarah who shot with us for the first time at this match.  We hope you had fun and will come out to shoot again.

Shooter Match Award Score
Match #1
T-Class (Scopes and aperture sights)
Bill Bowling
Gold 587-23X
Robin Hewett
Silver 583-19X
Tim Fitzpatrick
Bronze 566-15X

O-Class (Open Sights)
Dick Bailey
Silver 565-10X
Jay Ferguson
Silver 563-15X
Jim Popp
Bronze 557-8X
Match #2
T-Class (Scopes and aperture sights)
Bill Bowling
Gold
589-27X
Robin Hewett
Silver
579-22X
Tim Fitzpatrick
Bronze
573-14X

O-Class (Open Sights)
Dick Bailey
Gold
576-12X
Jim Popp
Silver
565-11X
Jay Ferguson
Bronze
558-11X


January 2016 Match Report


It started out cold, like 28 degrees cold.  But, as the day drew on and the sunshine kicked in, it became pretty nice.  We shot 2 matches today and had some pretty good scores posted.  Check out Jack's scores.  All X's or 10's through the first 4 targets in the re-entry match, talk about pressure...  Finished up with 597 out of 600.  But we all had fun and that is what these matches are about.  Click here for the scores (Re-entry scores on 2nd page.)


October 2015 Match Report

Another fun match with our favorite plinkers.  Click here for the Scores.


August 2015 Match Report


Another perfect day to be at the range.  We had a good turnout and everyone had a good time once again.  These matches really are a lot of fun and good practice for shooting in general.  We awarded 3 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze CMP pin today.   Click here for the Scores

Welcome to Mark and Amber who shot the match with us today.  We hope you'll be back in October. 

Thanks to Jim for helping run the match and to everyone else for pitching in to make the match fun for us all.

We were happy to award CMP pins to the shooters below.

Shooter
Match Award
Score
T-Class


Bill Bowling
Gold
586-20X
Jack Kelley
Silver
578-18X



O-Class


Jay Ferguson
Gold
575-16X
Jim Popp Gold
573-20X
Mark Hayes
Silver
568-14X
Tom Powell
Bronze
548-14X




May 2015 Match Report


These matches will definitely sharpen your shooting skills.  With almost no recoil and little noise, it's a lot like dry-firing.  Except, unlike dry-firing, there is a permanent record that you can't deny as well as a little match pressure to make it interesting.  We had a good match.  Congratulations to Jack for winning the T Class and Jay for winning the O Class.  Click Here for the scores.

Welcome to Chris, Larry and Kelly who shot with us today, we hope you had fun and will come back soon. 
Thanks to Jack, Jay, and Jim for helping with the match chores.

November 2014 Match Report

OK, this was a cold morning to start a match.  But, eight brave souls showed up, and we had a good match anyway.  Actually, by the time we started shooting, the temp was climbing and it wasn't so bad.  Click here for the scores. We haven't finalized the Rimfire Sporter schedule for 2015, but we will probably hold matches on the 5th Saturdays as we have been.  We'll publish the schedule as soon as we can.

August 2014 Match Report

These matches are really fun.  You get all of the marksmanship aspects of a 3 position rifle match, without the recoil, noise, and high ammunition costs.  Even though we shoot at 25 and 50 yds, the targets are still challenging.  We had a good turnout for the match, but not too many CMP award pins which shows that it isn't a push-over match.  Click here for the scores.

Thanks to everyone for coming out to shoot as well as helping with the setup. 
Thanks especially to my fellow club members who always pitch in, sometimes on very short notice, making this an easy match to put on.

Our next CMP rimfire match will be November 29th.  Hope to see you then.


May 2014 Match Report

The weather man was on our side this time so if you stayed home thinking it would rain again; you missed a great day for shooting.  9 shooters came out for the match today and we had a good assortment of bolt and pump-action rifles represented, but no semi-autos this time.  We got to meet a couple of new folks today and that is always a good thing.  Welcome to Stacy and Micaiah, we hope you'll make the trip again to shoot with us.

We were happy to award 1 bronze and 2 gold CMP pins today.  Click here for the scores.

Thanks to everyone for helping the match run smoothly.   Our next CMP Rimfire Sporter match will be August 30, 2014.  Hope to see you then.

CMP Rimfire Match Rained out.

We'll try to re-schedule this soon.

November 2013 Match Report

No wind and bright skies made for a good day to be at the range.  Definitely a good day for long johns though.  Had 11 shooters for this fun little match.  It takes as much or more skill than our regular matches but without the noise.  The high score for the O-Class was fired by Jim Popp.  Ed Shelley turned the high score for the T-Class.    Click Here for match scores

The awards are based on scores turned in to the CMP during last year's matches.
Gold is top 6.7%, Silver is top 20%, Bronze is top 40% of all shooters nationwide.
For more information Click Here for the CMP Guide to Rimfire Shooting (page 28.)

We were pleased to give out the following CMP award pins:


Shooter
Match Award
Score
Ed Shelley
T-Class Bronze 570-16X
Bert Honaker
T-Class Bronze
564-9X
Greg Denekamp
T-Class Bronze 562-14X
Robin Hewitt
T-Class Bronze
555-12X



Shooter
Match Award
Score
Jim Popp
O-Class Silver
566-10X
Bill Bowling
O-Class Silver
565-15X
Jay Ferguson
O-Class Silver
563-14X
Tom Powell
O-Class Bronze
543-9X


August 2013 Match Report

Thanks to all who came out to shoot in our CMP Rimfire Sporter Match.  It was the first time for us Vintage Rifle guys to hold one of our own.  We all had fun, some more than others as always.  You always have to be ready to have a laugh at your own goofs or it just isn't worth it.  The top score was turned in by Jack Kelley which earned him a gold CMP award pin.  Click here for the scores.  We had 10 shooters but one had to drop out and one got away with his score sheet before we had entered the scores.  We will do this again in November, hope to see you all then.

Thanks to Jay, Jack and Tom for helping with getting the range ready and with running the match.

Special Bulletin:
CMP Rimfire Sporter Match

In addition to our regular monthly Vintage Military Rifle matches, we are hosting 2 additional CMP matches this year.  One on August 31 and one on November 30.  Not for vintage military rifles, but for .22 rimfire.  We shoot this match each year when we go to Camp Butner and really have a lot of fun.  So, we decided to bring the fun home for everyone else.  Click here for details.