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In Honor of the
Men and Women of the American Military Services
Whose Sacrifices Have Made Our Freedom Possible.

New Jersey Arms Collectors Club

Invited one and all to compete with tangible links to
the battles of our Nation's History in our

2011 MEMORIAL DAY MATCH

A Marksmanship Competition using
firearms of our country's military from 1775-2010

Shooters celebrated our country's history by competing with the firearms that helped to make this country great. From the Brown Bess, to the AR-15, we had a match for everyone.

The match was held on

Monday, May 30, 2011

At The
Shongum Sportsmen's Mansfield
100 Yard Outdoor Range

10:00am - 1:00pm

LUNCH WAS INCLUDED WITH ALL PAID ENTRIES

The Shoot

The weather started out ominous. Early in the morning, torrential rain poured down all over north Jersey making it look like the day would be miserable. However, by 7:00 AM, the skies started clearing and we had great weather for the shoot - a bit humid, but otherwise fine.

About 19 shooters participated in the event. We had use of the 100 yard outdoor range until 1:00. We did not have any pistol matches, so the competition went fairly quickly. At 1:00 the shooting ended and we paid honor to those who have fallen and those who are serving in the armed forces to protect our freedom.

The ceremony had individuals form an honor guard and fire three volleys of blanks, followed by the playing of Taps. Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, lunch was served and trophies were handed out.

Since our regular chef was unavailable,Tom Plante and Chuck Collins ran the kitchen. Tom supplied the food, beverages and cookware, but Chuck did most of the cooking. Lunch consisted of Hot Dogs, Kraut, Baked Beans, Chili, Spam, Cheese, and soft drinks.

The Shooting Line was managed by Stan Gurski and the Score Keeper was Tom Plante with much help from Rich T. By the time lunch ended, all the targets were scored and we were ready to hand out trophies.

This year, a couple of events were removed to shorten the day. Those events were moved to the previous V-E day match.

Most of the 18 Events scheduled had participants, and we had some new winners this year. Several of the events had only one entrant- i.e. only 1 target was entered for scoring.

Note: For all you competitors - if you shoot for score, turn in your target regardless of how poor you think it is - you still might win!!

Our surprise winner this year was William J . William is one of the newer members of the NJACC. He entered San Juan Hill, Great War Bolt,and , WW-II Bolt.

Tom mentioned that no one had entered San Juan Hill. Stan mentioned that William had shot the appropriate rifle for that event so William went to his car to retrieve his target from that event. In those two minutes, he learned that he had the winning scores in the other events as well and received three trophies.

Several SASS Lever guns were used in 7) Battle of Little Big Horn Everyone wanted to be an Indian. Andy G won with an Marlin Lever Gun
He also won 12) Khe Sahn (M1A) and 15) War on Terror (AR-15). Andy shot a perfect 50-8X in War on Terror and shot a 49-3x in Khe Sahn.

Russ P captured 8) Spanish American Volunteer with his Trapdoor .45/70., and 12) Pork Chop Hill with his M1 Garand.

The results follow:

Memorial Day Match
CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score

5 Rounds

1) Monmouth
Smoothbore Flintlock (50 Yards)
Henry J
Brown Bess Repro
7
2) Bull Run
Percussion Rifle/Carbine (50 Yards)
No Entries
 
3) New Orleans
Flintlock Rifle (100 Yards)
Art R
.54 Cal Flintlock Rifle
12/50
4) Little Round Top
Civil War Rifle (100 Yards)
Ron R
Hawkin
31/50
5) Brandy Station
Civil War Rifled Carbine (100 Yards)
No Entries
 

10 Rounds 2-Minutes - 100 Yards

6) Little Big Horn
Trapdoor Springfield .45-70,
SASS Lever Rifle (Pistol Cal)
Andy G
Marlin Lever
31
7) San Juan Hill
Krag Carbine .30-40 Krag
Will J
Krag Carbine
7
8) Spanish-American Volunteer
Trapdoor Springfield .45-70
Russ P
1873 Trapdoor Springfield
30-1X
9) Boxer Rebellion
Krag Rifle .30-40 Krag
Paul M
Krag Rifle
44-2X
10) Great War Bolt
'03 Springfield, US M1917 (Pre 1920 BBL)
Will J
'03 Springfield
18
11) WW-II Bolt
03,'03A1, '03A3,MK I 03, US 1917 Enfield
Will J
'03A3
17
12) Pork Chop Hill
M1 Garand
Russ P
M1 Garand
41
13) Young Warrior
Any Shooter/Gun Under 18
No Entries  
14) Khe Sahn
M1A
Andy G
M1A
49-3X
15) War on Terror
Any Jersey Legal AR-15
Andy G
AR-15
50-8x
16) American Sniper
US Military Scoped Sniper Rifle Pre '75
Steve S
M1A w/ARTII Scope
5X
17) Trainer
US Military .22 Trainer
Paul M
Springfield M-22 .22 Trainer
67
18) Rosie the Riveter
Any Female Shooter Any Match
Darlene F
War on Terror - AR-15
19
All Scores in .pdf format

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