8th Annual Craig Parker Vintage Rifle Match

The Alaska Rifle Club will hold the 8th Annual Craig Parker Vintage Rifle Match on Saturday, September 8 at the Birchwood "B" range. Sign up will begin at 12PM. We will start the match at 1PM. Match fee will be $25.00.

*Rifle model and caliber must have been in use before 1945.* Shooting coats allowed, no optical sights. According to Craig: "The guns allowed are any guns that were in production in 1945 (or earlier) or their civilian equivalent. Bring your old gun and shoot it. Tell the folks that period dress is encouraged." If you have any more questions email Craig Parker at:
cdparker@bigfoot.com<mailto:cdparker@bigfoot.com> To keep in the spirit of the vintage rifle we will discourage use of target type rifles, specifically rifles such as Winchester Model 70 Target. So bring out your old M-1, Mauser, Lee-Enfield, Mosin-Nagant, Mannlicher, lever rifle, or the "Safe Queen".

The course of fire is 40 shot plus sighters fun match on the 5V target. however we will be shooting ten shots at each position for a total of 40 rounds for record. The match will be run as follows. First position will be prone slow fire where the competitor will get three sighters prior to the ten rounds from that position for record. Second, without leaving the line the next string will be prone rapid fire with ten rounds in 70 seconds from a standing start. Third, will be sitting rapid fire with ten rounds in 60 seconds. *Rapid fire stages include a reload so bring stripper clips or 2 magazines. * Fourth will be ten rounds of standing slow fire.

A traveling trophy donated by Craig Parker will be awarded to the winner and all participants will be invited to The Pizza Man in Eagle River after the match. When checking targets be careful because your score card will be the target.

If you want to use one of the club M1 rifles, call or e-mail me. We also sell 30-06 ammo for the club guns.

Hope for good weather and come on out for the Vintage Rifle Match.

Mark Friest
Alaska Rifle Club