First Time CMP Match ! (report)

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First Time CMP Match ! (report)

Postby JU-87 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:43 pm

First Time Match
So I've been a CMP customer for a few years now, but I'd never participated in a CMP sanctioned match. There either weren't any matches in my area, or I didn't have anyone to really introduce me to the activity, or the Air Force had other plans for my time. Anyhow, work recently brought me to the Kansas City area, and I found that the Pioneer Gun Club of KC hosts CMP matches, so I went out and gave it a shot last Saturday (pun intended).

What. A. Blast. There were sixteen shooters who came out; most had ARs or M1As, but there were five of us with Garands. I had a vague idea of what to expect, but several of the folks there were very helpful in guiding me along where there might have been confusion. Very well-run match and a lovely facility.

I shot a 245-2X. I was kinda hoping for better, but the offhand was awful (one miss, which I still can't believe....everything else was at least comfortably on paper). Just leaves room for improvement I suppose.

Lessons learned:
-Get out and do it! I grew up shooting for fun with friends and family on the back 40 and didn't think I was missing out on anything. But shooting at 200 yards with 15 other guys on the same firing line, all on the same page, and keeping careful score of every shot puts a whole new spin on the hobby and was a ton of fun... ... ost1638610
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Re: First Time CMP Match ! (report)

Postby Javelin Man » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:09 am

Sounds like a lot of fun, and educational as well. Any time anybody can get into a little friendly competition or event is a good experience. I look forward to the combat pistol shoot each year and have done the rifle shoot at Camp Perry as well, everyone has a great time. :)
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Re: First Time CMP Match ! (report)

Postby Aesinsp » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:21 pm

Wow - you suck - Totally kidding! Im just about to shoot my 1st (rimfire) Appleseed.

I applaud the report! that is neat (totally not kidding).

As you've stated the big deal is to get out and do it.. I can dream all day from the couch how it'll go, but until the experice - its just visualization(insert your-happy-ending here).

What was the 245 (score I presume) out of?
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Re: First Time CMP Match ! (report)

Postby Bruenor » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:10 am

Aesinsp wrote:What was the 245 (score I presume) out of?

Figure a possible 10 points for each round fired, our club shot the 50 round National Match version so 500 would be a perfect score in that particular style match. It's amazing how rapidly points can drop off for small errors, and if you throw one away that's 10 points.. the X's are the X ring in the center of the bullseye. if 2 contestants have the same numerical score the X count is used to break the tie.

According to the NRA: "Four strings of fire are the basic building blocks of any NRA High Power rifle course of fire or tournament. These are:

1. Slow Fire, standing - 10 rounds at 200 yards in 10 minutes.
2. Rapid Fire, sitting or kneeling - 10 rounds at 200 yards in 60 seconds.
3. Rapid Fire, 10 rounds prone - 300 yards in 70 seconds.
4. Slow Fire, 10 rounds prone - 500 or 600 yards in 10 minutes.

Every NRA High Power Rifle match for which classification records are kept is a multiple or a combination of one or more of these strings. The popular National Match 50-shot Course, for instance, consists of 10 rounds slow fire standing; 10 rounds rapid fire sitting or kneeling; 10 rounds rapid fire prone and 20 rounds slow fire prone.

for ranges less than 600 yards, you can get official scaled CMP targets, where the target rings get smaller and smaller as you progress toward the slowfire prone course of fire.
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