Historical Winter Shoot

January 18, 2014

The Arms Collectors would like to publicly thank the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs for the use of their Cherry Ridge Range Facility, located near Vernon, NJ. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we could not hold this shoot without their greatly appreciated help.
In memory of the hardships faced by friend and foe alike in the many winter campaigns from the American Revolution through present day hunting in Winter Alaska, The New Jersey Arms Collectors Club was proud to sponsor our Annual Historical Winter Shoot featuring arms used in Winter Conflicts 1775 - 2012.

Shooters were encouraged to wear appropriate battle dress for this occasion. A light snow was falling on the range by 8:00am and the roads were covered. Reports indicated that the snow would change over to rain. However, the light snow continued through the shoot and as all the shooting positions were covered, the snow was not an issue. It did, however make everything a beautiful bright white.

We had over 23 shooters on the line. Dave Johnson manned the Soup Kitchen, doling out Soup, Coffee and Tea. He also doubled as score runner and brought all the targets to Tom as they were submitted. Tom Plante stayed out of the cold, in his truck, scored and recorded the targets. By the time the shoot was over and it was time for lunch, all except a few targets had been recorded. Tom Plante picked up the target frames from Bob Weis, on Friday Night. Bob stores the frames for us, makes repairs and usually delivers them to the range. He was not contacted until late Friday, so he did not know that we needed them for Saturday. to the range and arrived just after 9:00.

Our usual "chef" Joe Lutz was unable to come this year. Chuck Collins, our club president, filled in and we had enough food for all except the last couple of people in from the range. He cooked up a baked beans, along with hot dogs, chili, and kraut.

Stan Gurski, our shoot chairman ran the line as usual. This year a new PA system is in place on the line and it worked great. We had no problems with range safety at all.

Following a quick meeting to discuss procedures and safety, the shoot got underway about 10:00AM.

As indicated, Tom Plante scored and recorded the targets as they came off the line. Just after lunch, Tom determined the winners. The matches ended by 12:00 when everyone broke for lunch. When the final targets were scored, Trophies were handed out and everyone went home happy.

We had several new shooters this year along with some perennial winners.

For security reasons, only First Names and Last Initials are being published on the net.


January 19, 2013

ANJRPC Cherry Ridge Range
Canistear Road, Vernon, NJ


Members: $5 /Event or $20.00 for 5 or more events, $5.00 Reentry
Non-Members: $10.00.Event or $30 for 5 or more events, $5.00 Reentry
(Included lunch and hot beverages)
Curios and Relics of the period-Original Stocks and sights
All contests are 10 rounds in 2 Minutes at 100 Yards - Any position including bench rest* unless otherwise noted.
*NOTE: All guns must be fired from shoulder unless excused for medical reasons
SHOOT CHAIRMAN Stan Gurski GurskiLTC@aol.com

1) Battle of Trenton
Any Flintlock Smoothbore
No Entries    
2) Mountain Man
Civilian Percussion or Flint Rifle
Stu R TC Renegade Hawkin 47/50
3) Fredricksburg
Any Civil War Muzzloader
Rich T 1861 Rifle Musket 80
4) Winter War
Any Finnish or Russian Mosin Nagant
Dan S Finnish Mosin Nagant 100-6X
5) Balkan Front
Any Yugoslav, Austrian, Italian, Bulgarian, Romanian or Greek
WWII bolt action rifle
Jay R Yugo M48 97-6X
6) Eastern Front Semi-Auto
G-41, G-43, Tokarev 38 and 40
No Entries    
7) Battle of the Bulge Bolt
98K, '03 Springfield, Enfield III, IV, M17 Enfield
Jeff A. Enfield MK-III 96-3X
8) Battle of Heurtgen Forest
M1 Garand, G-43, G-41
Jeff A. M1 Garand 99-2X
9) Scandanavian Bolt
Swedish Mauser, Norwegian or Danish Krag
George H Swedish Mauser 100-6X
10) Alpine Defense
Any Swiss, Italian French, Austrian
Mil. Bolt or Semi Auto
Chris L. K31 Swiss 99-6X
11) Chosin Resevoir
M1 Garand, Mosin Nagant,
Japanese 38, 99, or Mauser 98
Chris L. M1 Garand 97-5X
12) Afghan Hills
Any NJ Legal Semi Auto in
5.56, 7.62 Nato, 7.62 x 39, 5.45 x 39
Jim M AR-15 100-6X
13) Klondike
Any Black Powder Cartridge Firearm
No Entries    
14) Alaskan Hunter
Any Sporter Rifle in Sporterized Military
(iron sights)
Newt M. FN Mauser .308 Win 99-5X
15)Winter Sniper
Orig. Military Sniper Rifle w/orig. Optics
1 Shot -100 Yards
Ralph G Mosin-Nagant 91/30 3
16) Polar Bear
Any Sport, Military or Police Rifle
W/Iron Sights or Scope
(Non-GI Optics, .270 Cal or Larger)
Jeff A Win Model 100 .308 Win 50
17) Sarah Palin Trophy
Any Female Shooter
No Entries    
18) Young Warrior
Any Shooter Under 18 Years Old
No Entries    
19) Winter Plinker
Any .22 Rimfire Rifle
Newt M VC-10-22 93-2X
20) Winter Olympian
Any Scoped Rimfire
No Entries    

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