July Service Rifle and Garand Matches

I had a long weekend of matches. Starting with High Power on Saturday with my AR. I’ve made some progress each match. In the second relay I shot a JCG match with my new Winchester, I amazed myself by breaking my personal best by 12 points with a 248-1/300. All of this dispite having some mechanical trouble.

During rapid prone my trigger was not reseting after cycling. A bit of Internet research suggested this was probably the clip ejection spring. This made sense as I was using a trigger assembly I had bought because it was “correct” and marked WRA and I had one clip fail to eject all the way during practice but wrote it off. I swapped the entire trigger group out with one that was known good. This solved the problem.

On Sunday, if 4 hours of shooting in 100 degree weather wasn’t enough, I brought the Winchester back out. The new trigger group resolved the problem, but it did cost me a few points as I needed to adjust windage and elevation a couple of clicks due to the different fit. I again beat my personal best with a 251-1/300! A very good weekend for shooting. Now just to press some new reloads for Perry and sneak out a couple afternoons for practice!


June Highpower and Garand Match

This weekend I shot in my second highpower match. I improved fairly significantly all of my off hand shots were on the paper which is an improvement on over my last match, I scored a 93 in rapid sitting which I thought was pretty good for my second ever time. I got a 78% overall so the 84% threshold for “sharpshooter” seems attainable.

The UPS man dropped off a CMMG A4 22 upper that I was not expecting as it was on back order. Once I can acquire a carry handle sight I should be able to get some good practice in. Full review once I get all the parts.


For the Garand match on Sunday I had some trouble with my elevation. Frankly, I got pretty frustrated because it didn’t make a whole lot of sense why I would be shooting 4″ low all of the sudden. I returned after the match spent several hours shooting prone and reset my 0. If I’m shooting high at the July match I’m going to be awful grumpy.