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#1 - 26 July 2003: WINNER, Military Bolt-Action category, P.I.G. (Politically-Incorrect Gun), Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 295/4X of possible 400 (73.75%), plus 40 bonus points for firing with bayonet fixed, official score 335/4X. 1st of 2 in category, 9th of 15 overall not counting bonus points.
  • WEAPON: Hungarian M1944 Mosin-Nagant Carbine manufactured 1953.
  • AMMUNITION: 7.62x54mmR Albanian-surplus FMJ manufactured late 1980s.
  • SIGHTS: Original military.
  • OTHER: Correct-issue "dog-collar" sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: 10 rounds prone in 10 minutes on MR63 at 300 yards; 10 rounds prone in 70 seconds (two 5-round strings in 35 seconds each) on MR52 at 200 yards; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes on MR31 at 100 yards; 10 rounds sitting in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on MR31 at 100 yards.

    #2 - 9 November 2003: WINNER, Axis Powers category, Allies vs. Axis, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 230/1X of possible 300 (76.67%). 1st of 4 in category, 6th of 15 overall.
  • WEAPON: Czech VZ24 Mauser rifle likely manufactured in 1930s.
  • AMMUNITION: 7.92x57mm ("8mm Mauser") Federal Classic 170gr Hi-Shok, #8A.
  • SIGHTS: Mojo Phase III dual-aperture.
  • OTHER: USGI nylon 1-inch sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: 12 rounds prone (best 10 for score) in 15 minutes on MR31 at 100 yards; 10 rounds prone in 70 seconds (starting from standing, reloading on the clock) on MR31 at 100 yards; 12 rounds prone (best 10 for score) in 15 minutes on MR52 at 200 yards.

    #3 - 7 February 2004: WINNER, Unclassified category, Foul Weather Match #2, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 255/1X of possible 320 (79.69%). 1st of 3 in category, 7th of 11 overall.
  • WEAPON: Czech VZ24 Mauser rifle likely manufactured in 1930s.
  • AMMUNITION: 7.92x57mm ("8mm Mauser") Federal 170gr Power-Shok, #8A.
  • SIGHTS: Mojo Phase III dual-aperture.
  • OTHER: USGI nylon 1-inch sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: NRA Sporting Rifle rules - all on SR-1 at 100 yards: Prone slow-fire, 2 sighting shots in 2 minutes and 8 record shots in 10 minutes; Standing slow-fire (use of sling not allowed), 2 sighting shots in 2 minutes and 8 record shots in 10 minutes; Sitting rapid-fire, 2 sighting shots in 2 minutes, two strings of 4 record shots in 30 seconds each; Prone rapid-fire, 2 sighting shots in 2 minutes, two strings of 4 record shots in 30 seconds each.

    #4 - 24 July 2004: WINNER, Military Bolt-Action category, P.I.G. (Politically-Incorrect Gun), Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 302/0X of possible 400 (75.5%). 1st of 2 in category, 4th of 7 overall.
  • WEAPON: Czech VZ24 Mauser rifle likely manufactured in 1930s.
  • AMMUNITION: 7.92x57mm ("8mm Mauser") handloads, 150gr .323" Sierra Pro Hunter #2400, 45.0gr Accurate 2230, Winchester WLR primer, Federal case, 3.0" COL, no crimp.
  • SIGHTS: Mojo Phase III dual-aperture, fitted with handmade finger-adjustable elevation screw.
  • OTHER: Timney trigger, USGI nylon 1-inch sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: 10 rounds prone in 10 minutes on MR63 at 300 yards; 10 rounds prone in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR42 at 200 yards; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes on SR1 at 100 yards; 10 rounds sitting in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR1 at 100 yards.

    #5 - 13 November 2004: WINNER, Allied Forces category, Allies vs. Axis, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 267/3X of possible 300 (89.0%), plus 20 bonus points for firing with bayonet fixed, plus 5 bonus points for longest rifle/bayonet combination, official score 292/3X - OFFICIAL FIRST PLACE! 1st of 10 in category, 3rd of 12 overall not counting bonus points.
  • WEAPON: Russian M91/30 Mosin-Nagant rifle manufactured 1939.
  • AMMUNITION: 7.62x54mmR Albanian-surplus FMJ manufactured late 1980s.
  • SIGHTS: Mojo MicroClick rear, original military front.
  • OTHER: Correct-issue "dog-collar" sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: 15 rounds prone (5 for sighting, 10 for score) in 15 minutes on SR1 at 100 yards; 10 rounds prone in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR1 at 100 yards; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes on SR1 at 100 yards.

    #6 - 30 July 2005: WINNER, Military Bolt-Action category, P.I.G. (Politically-Incorrect Gun), Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 298/0X of possible 400 (74.5%), plus 20 bonus points for firing with bayonet fixed, official score 318/0X. 1st of 1 in category, 5th of 5 overall.
  • WEAPON: Russian M91/30 Mosin-Nagant rifle manufactured 1939.
  • AMMUNITION: 7.62x54mmR handloads, 125gr .311" Sierra Pro Hunter #2305, 46.1gr IMR 4064, Winchester WLR primer, Sellier & Bellot case, 2.85" COL, no crimp.
  • SIGHTS: Mojo MicroClick rear, original military front.
  • OTHER: Correct-issue "dog-collar" sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: 10 rounds prone in 10 minutes on SR at 200 yards; 10 rounds prone in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR at 200 yards; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes on MR52 at 100 yards; 10 rounds sitting in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on MR52 at 100 yards.

    Politically Incorrect Gun Match, Clark Rifles Inc., 30 July 2005

    #7 - 17 September 2005: CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT, John Garand Match, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 440/3X of possible 500 (88.0%). 4th of 11 overall.
  • WEAPON: M1 Garand loaned by club, Springfield Armory #3,85x,xxx, as-issued.
  • AMMUNITION: US M2 Ball .30-06, LC69 headstamp.
  • OTHER: GI canvas sling, set for match shooting, no rear attachment; removed for standing stage.
  • COURSE: John C. Garand Match Course B, all on SR target at 200 yards: 25 rounds prone in 25 minutes, single-loaded, five worst discarded as sighters; 10 rounds prone in 70 seconds, one 2-round and one 8-round string, reload required on the clock; 10 rounds sitting in 60 seconds, one 2-round and one 8-round string, reload required on the clock; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes, single-loaded.


    Note: Duplicate certificates were earned in Course A matches on 3 June and 9 September 2006.

    #8 - 19 November 2005: WINNER, Axis Powers category, Allies vs. Axis, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 329/2X of possible 400 (82.25%), plus 20 bonus points for firing with bayonet fixed, official score 349/2X. 1st of 3 in category, 7th of 15 overall not counting bonus points.
  • WEAPON: Czech VZ24 Mauser rifle likely manufactured in 1930s.
  • AMMUNITION: 7.92x57mm ("8mm Mauser") handloads, 150gr .323" Sierra Pro Hunter #2400, 49.0gr Winchester W748, Winchester WLR primer, Federal case, 3.0" COL, no crimp.
  • SIGHTS: Mojo Phase III dual-aperture, MicroClick rear.
  • OTHER: Timney trigger, USGI nylon 1-inch sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: 10 rounds prone in 10 minutes on SR at 200 yards; 10 rounds prone in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR at 200 yards; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes on SR1 at 100 yards; 10 rounds sitting in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR1 at 100 yards. All stages fired with bayonet fixed; 10 bonus points each awarded for bayonet in 100-yard stages.

    Allies vs. Axis Match, Clark Rifles, 19 November 2005

    #9 - 10 June 2006: WINNER, Iron-Sight Centerfire category, P.I.G., Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 341/0X of possible 400 (85.25%), plus 10 bonus points for firing with bayonet fixed, official score 351/0X. 2nd of 4 in category (a separate prize was awarded for the overall match winner, who also scored highest in the same category), 3rd of 6 overall not counting bonus points.
  • WEAPON: Czech VZ24 Mauser rifle likely manufactured in 1930s.
  • AMMUNITION: 7.92x57mm ("8mm Mauser") handloads, 150gr .323" Sierra Pro Hunter #2400, 49.0gr Winchester W748, Winchester WLR primer, Federal case, 3.0" COL, no crimp.
  • SIGHTS: Mojo Phase III dual-aperture, MicroClick rear.
  • OTHER: Timney trigger, USGI nylon 1-inch sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: 10 rounds prone in 10 minutes on SR at 200 yards; 10 rounds prone in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR at 200 yards; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes on SR1 at 100 yards; 10 rounds sitting or kneeling in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR1 at 100 yards. All stages fired with bayonet fixed; 5 bonus points each awarded for bayonet in 100-yard stages.

    P.I.G. rifle match, Clark Rifles, 10 June 2006

    #10 - 11 November 2006: CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT, John Garand Match, Lone Oak Rifle & Pistol Club

  • SCORE: 259/1X of possible 300 (86.33%). 3rd of 7 overall.
  • WEAPON: M1 Garand, Springfield Armory c.1955.
  • AMMUNITION: US M2 Ball .30-06, LC68 headstamp.
  • SIGHTS: Original issue.
  • OTHER: GI nylon sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: John C. Garand Match Course A, all on SR target at 200 yards: 15 rounds prone in 15 minutes, single-loaded, five worst discarded as sighters; 10 rounds prone in 70 seconds, one 2-round and one 8-round string, reload required on the clock; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes, single-loaded.

    #11 - 18 November 2006: 2nd PLACE, Allied Forces category, Allies vs. Axis, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 354/2X of possible 400 (88.5%). 4th of 10 in category, 6th of 14 overall not counting bonus points, duplicate entries, and awards breakdown.
  • WEAPON: M1 Garand, Springfield Armory c.1955.
  • AMMUNITION: US M2 Ball .30-06, TW5 headstamp.
  • SIGHTS: Original issue.
  • OTHER: GI nylon sling used "Hasty".
  • COURSE: 10 rounds prone in 10 minutes on SR at 200 yards; 10 rounds sitting in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR1 at 100 yards; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes on SR1 at 100 yards; 10 rounds prone in 60 seconds (two 5-round strings in 30 seconds each) on SR at 200 yards.

    Allies vs. Axis Match, Clark Rifles, 18 November 2006

    #12 - 9 December 2006: 1st PLACE, metallic-sight category, 1st Annual Turkey Shoot rifle competition, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 140/6X of possible 150 (93.33%). 1st of unknown number in category.
  • WEAPON: M1 Garand, Springfield Armory c.1955.
  • AMMUNITION: .30-06 handloads, 150gr .308" Hornady #3037, 46.3gr IMR 4895, CCI #200 primer, Remington case, crimped at cannelure.
  • SIGHTS: Original issue.
  • OTHER: Sandbag benchrest.
  • COURSE: On NRA 100yd Small Bore Rifle targets, three strings of 5 shots each from benchrest, plus unlimited sighters.

    #13 - 5 May 2007: 3rd PLACE, overall, John Garand Match, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 270/1X of possible 300 (90.00%). 3rd of 15 overall.
  • WEAPON: M1 Garand, Springfield Armory c.1955.
  • AMMUNITION: .30-06 handloads, 150gr .308" Hornady #3037, 49.0gr Hodgdon BL-C(2), Winchester WLR primer, Greek military case, crimped at cannelure.
  • SIGHTS: Original issue.
  • OTHER: GI nylon sling used as loop sling.
  • COURSE: John C. Garand Match Course A, all on SR target at 200 yards: 15 rounds prone in 15 minutes, single-loaded, five worst discarded as sighters; 10 rounds prone in 70 seconds, one 2-round and one 8-round string, reload required on the clock; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes, single-loaded.

    #14 - 2 August 2008: 3rd PLACE, Aggregate, Muzzleloader Buffalo Shoot, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 47/0X aggregate. 3rd of 11 overall.
  • WEAPON: Armi Sport Hawken, .54 muzzleloader.
  • AMMUNITION: Speer .530" round ball, .010 pre-lubed cloth patch, 60gr by volume Hodgdon 777 2F, CCI #11 Magnum cap.
  • SIGHTS: Bead front, Buckhorn notch rear.
  • COURSE: Up to five sighters per stage. Stage 1: Five shots for score on random playing cards for best Poker hand, from bench. Stage 2: Five shots for score on Hafner #100 buffalo target, offhand. All shots from 50 yards.

    #15 - 6 September 2008: 2nd PLACE, overall, John Garand Match, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 276/2X of possible 300 (92.00%). 2nd of 26 overall.
  • WEAPON: M1 Garand, Springfield Armory c.1955.
  • AMMUNITION: .30-06 handloads, 150gr .308" Hornady #3037, 49.0gr Hodgdon BL-C(2), Winchester WLR primer, Greek military case, crimped at cannelure.
  • SIGHTS: Original issue.
  • OTHER: GI nylon sling used as loop sling.
  • COURSE: John C. Garand Match Course A, all on SR target at 200 yards: 15 rounds prone in 15 minutes, single-loaded, five worst discarded as sighters; 10 rounds prone in 70 seconds, one 2-round and one 8-round string, reload required on the clock; 10 rounds standing in 10 minutes, single-loaded.

    #16 - 8 November 2008: 1st PLACE, overall, Allies vs. Axis Match, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 367/2X of possible 450 (81.55%). 1st of 9 overall.
  • WEAPON: M1 Garand, Springfield Armory c.1955.
  • AMMUNITION: .30-06 handloads, 150gr .308" Hornady #3037, 50.0gr Hodgdon BL-C(2), Winchester WLR primer, Greek military case, 3.30" OAL, crimped with Lee die.
  • SIGHTS: Original issue.
  • OTHER: GI nylon sling used as loop sling.
  • COURSE: 200 yards from bench, front sandbags only, no rear rest, five sighters in 5 minutes on SR, then 10 for score in 5 minutes, worst five discarded; five sighters slow-prone on SR1 at 100 yards, then fifteen for score, rapid prone at 100, on two paper targets each with four bottle/can shapes, only two hits per shape counted, 10 points each; slow-standing on SR1 at 100, 10 in 10 minutes on same target used for slow-prone sighters, worst five discarded; 10 in 10 minutes from bench on SR1 at 100 yards, with scoring rings reversed, 5 ring counted for 10 and 10/X counted for five.

    #17 - 6 December 2009: 1st PLACE, metallic-sight category, 3rd Annual Turkey Shoot rifle competition, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: 41 of possible 200. 1st of 3 in category.
  • WEAPON: M1 Garand, Springfield Armory c.1955.
  • AMMUNITION: .30-06 handloads, 150gr .308" Hornady #3037, 50.0gr Hodgdon BL-C(2), Winchester WLR primer, Greek military case, 3.30" OAL, crimped with Lee die.
  • SIGHTS: Original issue.
  • OTHER: Sandbag benchrest.
  • COURSE: Nonstandard "turkey" targets, three strings of 5 shots each from benchrest, plus unlimited sighters, at 100 yards; five shots only at five balloons about 12" diameter, no sighters, at 200 yards.

    #18 - 5 April 2009: 1st PLACE, Overall, Muzzleloader Buffalo Shoot, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: Awaiting official results. 1st of 9 overall.
  • WEAPON: Armi Sport Hawken, .54 muzzleloader.
  • AMMUNITION: Hornady .530" round ball, .015 pre-lubed cloth patch, 60gr by volume Hodgdon 777 2F, CCI #11 Magnum cap.
  • SIGHTS: Bead front, Buckhorn notch rear.
  • COURSE: Unlimited sighters per stage. Stage 1: Seven shots for score in 25 minutes on poker target at 50 yards from bench. Stage 2: Ten shots for score in 40 minutes on Hafner #100 buffalo target at 75 yards, offhand.

    #19 - 13 June 2009: RIFLEMAN STATUS, Appleseed Project, Castle Rock, WA

  • SCORE: 219 of possible 250 on equivalent "Quick & Dirty" Army Qualification Test. 210 required for Expert/Rifleman status.
  • WEAPON: Ruger 10/22 LTR (Liberty Training Rifle), original barrel & wood stock, simple leather non-loop sling used Hasty.
  • AMMUNITION: Federal #510 .22LR solid.
  • SIGHTS: Zephyr 2200 post/aperture.
  • COURSE: Appleseed "Quick & Dirty" AQT: On military prone-enemy targets scaled for use at 25 meters, at 100 simulated yards, 10 rounds standing (sling allowed) in 2 minutes; at 200 simulated yards, 10 rounds sitting in 50 seconds, starting standing, with mandatory reload; at 300 simulated yards, 10 rounds prone in 60 seconds, starting standing, with mandatory reload; at 400 simulated yards, 10 rounds prone in 5 minutes.

    #20 - 1 August 2009: 2nd PLACE, Overall, Muzzleloader Buffalo Shoot, Clark Rifles Inc.

  • SCORE: Awaiting official results. 2nd of 6 overall.
  • WEAPON: Armi Sport Hawken, .54 muzzleloader.
  • AMMUNITION: Hornady .530" round ball, .015 pre-lubed cloth patch, 60gr by volume Hodgdon 777 2F, CCI #11 Magnum cap.
  • SIGHTS: Bead front, Buckhorn notch rear.
  • COURSE: Unlimited sighters per stage. Stage 1: Five shots for score in 30 minutes on poker target at 50 yards from bench. Stage 2: Seven shots for score in 40 minutes on Hafner #100 buffalo target at 75 yards, offhand.

    NRA Sporting Rifle classifications are:
    93.75% - Master
    88.75% - Expert
    83.75% - Sharpshooter
    Below 83.75% - Marksman
    I use these classifications for matches fired under official NRA Sporting Rifle rules.

    Rifle match results to date

    = Award

    2003 Average:

    P.I.G., 26 July 2003 - MR series targets: 73.75%
    Allies vs. Axis, 9 November 2003, 1st relay (Allies) - MR series targets: 57.33%
    Allies vs. Axis, 9 November 2003, 2nd relay (Axis) - MR series targets: 76.67%

    2004 Average:
    NRA Sporting Rifle classification: 80.32% - Marksman

    Foul Weather #2, 7 February 2004 - SR1 targets, NRA rules: 79.69% - Marksman
    Foul Weather #3, 6 March 2004 - SR1 targets, NRA rules: 80.94% - Marksman
    P.I.G., 24 July 2004 - Mixed MR & SR series targets: 75.5%
    Allies vs. Axis, 13 November 2004, 1st relay (Allies) - SR1 targets: 89.0%
    Allies vs. Axis, 13 November 2004, 2nd relay (Axis) - SR1 targets: 90.0%

    2005 Average:
    No officially-recognized or -comparable scores this year

    2nd Annual FAL match, 23 April 2005 - SR1 targets: 63.0%
    P.I.G., 30 July 2005 - Mixed MR & SR series targets: 74.5%
    Garand Match (Course B), 17 September 2005 - SR targets: 88.0%
    Allies vs. Axis, 19 November 2005 - SR targets: 82.25%

    2006 Average:
    No officially-recognized or -comparable scores this year

    Vintage Military Rifle Shoot, 9 April 2006 - unoffical targets & rules, group size only: Fourth Place
    Garand Match (Course A), 3 June 2006 - SR targets: 56.0%
    P.I.G. Match, 10 June 2006 - SR & SR1 targets: 85.25%
    Garand Match (Course A), 9 September 2006 - SR targets: 90.33%
    Garand Match (Course A) (Lone Oak Rifle & Pistol Club, Longview, WA), 11 November 2006 - SR targets: 86.33%
    Allies vs. Axis, 18 November 2006, 1st relay (Allies) - SR & SR1 targets: 86.5%
    Allies vs. Axis, 18 November 2006, 2nd relay (Axis) - SR & SR1 targets: 84.0%
    Turkey Shoot, Clark Rifles Inc., 9 December 2006 - 1st Place, Metallic-Sight Rifle Category

    2007 Average:
    No officially-recognized or -comparable scores this year

    Garand Match (Course A), 5 May 2007 - SR targets: 90.00%
    Garand Match (Course A), 7 July 2007 - SR targets: 83.33%
    PIG Match (1st Relay), 14 July 2007 - SR, SR1, & non-standard targets: 38.91% (DNF) (89.5% on SR/SR1 for stages completed)
    PIG Match (2nd Relay), 14 July 2007 - SR, SR1, & non-standard targets: 65.22% (86.67% on SR/SR1 stages)
    Wood Stocked Service Rifle Tournament, 6 October 2007 - MR & SR targets: 79.25%
    Allies vs. Axis, 10 November 2007, 1st relay (Allies) - SR, SR1, & nonstandard targets: 74.67%
    Garand Match (Course A), 11 November 2007 - SR targets: 83.0%

    2008 Average:
    No officially-recognized or -comparable scores this year

    Garand Match (Course A), 3 May 2008 - SR targets: 88.0%
    PIG Match (1st Relay, Open Sight division), 31 May 2008 - SR & SR1 targets: 88.57%
    Garand Match (Course A), 5 July 2008 - SR targets: 83.33%
    Muzzleloader Buffalo Shoot, 2 August 2008 - nonstandard targets
    Garand Match (Course A) (Lone Oak Rifle & Pistol Club, Longview, WA), 10 August 2008 - SR targets: 81.0%
    Garand Match (Course A), 6 September 2008 - SR targets: 92.00%
    Allies vs. Axis, 8 November 2008, 1st relay (Allies) - SR, SR1, & nonstandard targets: 81.6%
    Turkey Shoot, Clark Rifles Inc., 6 December 2008 - 1st Place, Metallic-Sight Rifle Category

    2009 Average:
    No officially-recognized or -comparable scores this year


    Muzzleloader Buffalo Shoot, Clark Rifles Inc., 5 April 2009 - nonstandard targets
    Garand Match (Course A) (Lone Oak Rifle & Pistol Club, Longview, WA), 7 June 2009 - SR targets: 86.0%
    Muzzleloader Buffalo Shoot, Clark Rifles Inc., 1 August 2009 - nonstandard targets

    Lifetime Average:
    (Note: NRA Sporting Rifle rules recalculate standing for last three matches fired.)

    Official NRA Sporting Rifle classification: 80.32% - Marksman

    Upcoming matches:
    None at this time.

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