Quantico Vintage Precision Rifle Match - Pictures

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I was an RSO for the two day event and took some pictures I thought I'd post. I probably should have shot, but I'm not sure I want to shoot my A4 with a M73B1 and old eyes. But after attending and getting the itch, I may have to build a 1941A1 or a M40A type clone! Those of us in the Quantico/NoVA area (Mil and Civ) are fortunate to have weekend access to the ranges for Rec Fire through the Quantico Shooting Club (who put on the match). The event was well attended and represented with 1941A1s, A4s and a Swiss M96.

A number of guys from the Precision Weapons Section came out, bringing some M40A1s they took out of the vaults and people were shooting M40s up to A5s. CMP rules apply, but we're a bit looser allowing the M40s, and we did let a couple of guys shoot modern for some practice.

Day one was 300 and 600, and they extended the match to day two for those wanting to shoot 800 & 1,000. We even had a very special guest come out who was calling shots and wind for us! Extra interweb points for anyone who recognizes this distinguished gentleman (no, not me, the good looking one in the black hat).
 

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Pictures from Day 1 at 300 and 600. I try my best to not capture faces, so these are what they are. The PWS guys were shooting the Mk 316 which I believe is FGMM 175s.
 

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Day 2, 800 & 1,000. It started out overcast but by 1030 it was getting hot with mirage.
 

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Our mystery guest was Major Ed ("Jim") Land, the father of USMC Scout Sniper Program. I believe Gunny Hathcock was one of the first graduates of the Major's course.
 

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A good time was had by all. Highly recommended event for those who can make the logistics work.
Yes, the weather was great and the pit service was excellent !
Johnny the pit boss and the Juniors did a fantastic job marking and scoring targets.

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