In celebration of the 69th Anniversary of the Defeat of the Japanese Imperial Forces,
The New Jersey Arms Collectors Club
Invited all Shongum Sportsmen and NJACC Memberfs to participate in our


V-J Day
Marksman Competition

VICTORY OVER JAPAN

DATE: Saturday August 23, 2014
TIME: 9:00am - 4:00pm
(Sight-in 9:00am - 10:00am)
LOCATION: Shongum Sportsmen's Rifle and Pistol Ranges
Jane's Chapel Road, Mansfield, NJ
PRIZES: Trophy to best in each contest
FIREARMS: Curios and Relics of the period -
Original Stocks and sights-Accurate reproductions true to originals accepted.
CONTESTS: Contests 1-9: 10 rounds in 2 Minutes at 100 Yards- any position including bench rest
Contest 10: M1 Garand 8 Rounds @ 100 Yards, 1911 .45 - 7 Rounds @ 25 Yards
Contest 15: M1 Garand 8 Rounds each, Standing, Kneeling, Prone, 6 Rounds .45acp (Auto or Rev)
Contests 13 - 14: 50' Indoor Pistol Range
SHOOT CHAIRMAN Stan Gurski . . .e-mail: GurskiLTC@aol.com
Range Masters: Stan Gurksi
Chef Chuck Collins
Scoring: Tom Plante

Lunch was included with all paid entries.


The following is a Stan Gurski on the shoot:

Special thanks once again to the Shongum Sportsmen's Association who made this shoot possible.

This shoot was sponsored by Shongum and NJACC Members Stan Gurski and Rich Gajda.

Our Resident Chef, Joe Lutz, was unavailable, so our club president, Chuck Collins filled in and did a wonderful job.

Thanks to Chuck and Tom and Bob delivering the frames the shoot was a success. Bad weather that started at 9:30 limited late arrivals but we had a full house. We were short a few frames, as our frames are being shot up or possibly being stolen. We only had 16 usable frames and had to borrow 3 to meet demand.

Tom built a great shooting bench and donated it to the line at Shongum. Since most of the material for the bench was donated, the club reimbursed Tom the $20 he spent on materials to finish it. That gave us 18 good benches for 20 firing positions. Since shongum sees no need for more benches we will have to consider supplying them with 2 more someday.

We can use more frames. I think we could use at least 6 and possibly 12 new frames to supplement out diminishing supply. Cherry Ridge is our next event and they have enough benches but frames and wedges are getting to be an issue. We basically need 20 good frames for Shongum events and all we can haul for the Cherry Ridge Winter Shoot.

We filled all 18 benches at Shongum today with some doubling up. This despite bad weather and about 5 "regulars' and interested people who said they would be there but did not show up.

Tom Plante arrived with a new shooting bench, and picked up the frames at the end of the day to return them to Bob Weis. Tom also stayed to be our registrar and score keeper. (Normally, Tom is away celebrating his wife's and daughter's birthdays on this weekend.) So this year, we have a complete record of shooters, scores, and images of winning targets.

Although there was no match for it, Dave J. brought his .30 Cal Tri-pod Mounted M1 Machine Gun. It is set up for semi-auto and fires belt-fed ammo in 10 round belts. This gun is exceptionally fun to shoot and is exceptionally loud. Fortunately, almost no one was on the range when Dave was putting some lead down range with it. AWESOME!!

The following is a list of the matches. Anyone who wishes to, may contact our Secretary to update the report information.

V-J Day Match
CONTEST / Guns of the Era Winner / Rifle Score

SPECIAL TROPHIES

EMPEROR TROPHY
For Best Score with a Japanese Rifle
Andy G
Jap Type 38
100-4X
YOUNG SAMURAI (BONZAI)
Best score for person under 18
Matt A
 
 
 
3) TOKYO ROSE
For Best Female Score
No Entries  

EVENTS 1 - 9 RIFLE
10 Rounds - 2 Minutes - 100 Yards

1) MANCHURIA
JAPANESE TYPE-30,38 MOD 98 MAUSER,
GERMAN MOD 88/05 or CHINESE HANYANG
Andy G
98K Mauser
100-10X
2) GUADALCANAL
'03 SPRINGFIELD, '03A1 SPRINGFIELD,
ANY 6.5 JAPANESETYPE 38 or TYPE I(Italian)
Jim R.
'03 Springfield
57
3) BATAAN
US M1917 ENFIELD,
ANY JAPANESE 6.5 OR 7.7MM Long RIFLE)
Paul M;
1917 Enfield
94-1X
4) OKINAWA
'03A3, M-1 GARAND,
ANY JAPANESE 6.5 OR 7.7MM SERVICE RIFLE or CARBINE
Paul M
'03A3
98
5) BURMA
TYPE-38 OR TYPE 44 JAPANESE CARBINE,
#5 ENFIELD JUNGLE CARBINE .45-70
John M
#5 Enfield Jungle Carbine
94-4X
6) MANDALAY
ANY JAPANESE SERVICE RIFLE,BRITISH #3 SMLE OR #4 ENFIELD
Rich T
Enfield Mk IV .303
93-3X
7) PACIFIC SNIPER
TYPE-97 OR TYPE-99 WITH ORIGINAL SCOPE,
'03A4, 1942 USMC, M1C-SNIPER, #1 MK-IV(T)
(1 SHOT - 100 YARDS)
No Entries  
8) PACIFIC PARATROOPER
M1 OR M1A1 CARBINE (Jersey Registered)
JOHNSON 1941 OR TYPE-2 RIFLE 7.7MM
John M
Jap Type II
88-1X
Dave J
'41 Johnson
88-1X
9) KHALKHIN GOL
SVT, MOSIN NAGANT, ANY JAPANESE 6.5MM SERVICE RIFLE
Andy G
Jap Type 38
100-5X
10) CABANATUAN
M1 Garand - 8 shots off hand 100yds, / 1911 - 7 shots 50 Feet
Jack S 142-1X
11) Marine Raider
THOMPSON/REISING CARBINE
(Full Silhouette Target)
Andy G
76-1X
76-1X
12) GUNG HO!
M1 Garand, 1917 Revolver/1911 SemiAuto
24 Rounds M1 -3 Positions- Standing, Kneeling, Prone
Six Rounds .45acp at 25yds
Andy G
M1 Grand & 1911a1
219
15)Edson's Ridge
BAR
Tony M
BAR
78

EVENTS 13 & 14
Handguns -12 Shots Off-Hand @ 50 Feet

13) SAMAURI TROPHY
Any Japanese Service Pistol or Revolver Type 26, 14, 94, Nambu
No Entries
 
14) VICTORY OVER JAPAN
ANY WWII ALLIED FORCES SERVICE PISTOL, 1911, 1911A1,
TOKAREV, BROWNING HP, C96, COLT, S&W,WEBLEY, ENFIELD, NAGANT
Orlando O
1911A1
89*
*We had one controversial target turned in at the end of the match. Orlando O. turned in a pistol target with 15 holes. It was decided that the 5 highest scoreing shots would not be counted. This resulted in a loss of 50 points. However, the target still scored highest with the 50 points deleted.

All Reported Scores






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