Very, very cool rifle match!

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Very, very cool rifle match!

#1 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:43 pm

I have been following the Long Range Muzzle Loader Match held every March at Oak Ridge, TN, for some time now. This is a tough match -- muzzleloaders with iron sights, 10 shots each at 200, 300, 600 and 1,000 yards.
Come to find out that David Minshall, a leader in long-range ML shooting in Great Britain, is ramrodding the 2024 match, which will be a re-creation of the Great Creedmoor Match of 1874, in which the Americans, shooting Sharps and Remington cartridge guns, beat the Irish team shooting Rigby muzzleloaders only because one of the Irishmen put one of his shots on the wrong target. My guess is this 150th-anniversary match will see a number of original Sharps and Rigby rifles on the line. Talk about stirring times, when riflemen were really "Riflemen"!

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