Author Topic: Bolt action milspec rifles at a CAS match in eastern NC--what in the #*!!  (Read 2265 times)

Offline Baltimore Ed

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Guys, my CAS/WASA club is very unique in that we do a variety of things over the course of a years monthly matches, Wild Bunch, double action revolvers, Josie Wales, 2 inch snubnose (as a main match pistol) and we use SASS/WASA rules. I suggested earlier this year that we try a military boltgun option for a match. Of course, cowboys will shoot their cowboy rifles but the others will use pre WW1 bolt guns. Lead bullets of course with only 6 rds per stage and will engage their own farther targets. I plan to shoot my Philippine Constabulary Krag, a pair of .38 Colt DAs and wear my Span Am uniform. It may not be new to you GAF members but it will be new to us. Should be a good time. I will post pictures.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2016, 06:13:52 pm by Baltimore Ed »
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Sound to me a brilliant & forward thinking club.... one I'd be proud to visit  :)
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Sounds like a good start! We do that at my local club (when I can get away to a match!). What we do is usually- longer range targets for the rifles, repeaters shoot same number of rounds as the cowboys, single shots shoot half as many. One handgun, reload on the clock. No shotgun.

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     I was good to get out there for this shoot seeing it was only a day trip and it was a great time! Real good people at this club. They had quite a few girls out there too-and they all could shoot well too!


    It seems Baltimore Ed instigated the whole thing with the bolt action rifles and there was quite a turnout! Some of the rifles seen were:


Swiss Vertelli
MAS 1936
Mosin Nagant
Enfield No. 2A 7.62
M1903A3
No. 4 Enfield
3 Krags
3 M1898 Mausers


    So yes, this was a good shoot with very cool people. Many thanks to Ed and the whole crew for doing such a fine job making this happen! :D




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Great to see.  This is how you get things started.  I shot with these folks back in my USN days, wonderful outfit.
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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   I shot with these folks back in my USN days





      I thought I was hearing things when I heard one of them say "The  Missouruh Skeeter Killer"!  :D








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Yep, that was me.  I was the lone Black Powder shooter for a few years, hence the name!
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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   I like black powder quite a bit too, but I guess most people don't like the mess that requires water cleanup and the extra drag it creates by gumming up the moving parts. I believe the Vertelli was fired with black powder. I only shot 4 strings with my 3f stoked .44 DA Russian because that was all the ammo I had for it.



   Shot all one handed DA with both the S&W and the New Service and had plenty of misses for my trouble, but it sure was fun! :D









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We had a good shoot, I really enjoyed shooting my Constabulary Krag. First time I've shot a bolt action in a march. We had 19 shooters, thats a lot for us. I think there was 7 of us with bolt guns. I hope that Charles and Mark come back and shoot with us again. Try as I might I can't get any of my photos to upload.. I don't have a photo posting problem with the other forums that I post on. We do have a very good bunch of cowboys and cowgirls, everyone helps out and we have a lot of fun. I used to be more active in creating the shoots. We've shot my version of The Wizard of Oz and The Inglorious Bastards as cowboy shoots in the past. Fun stuff.
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     Oh yes, we do plan to be there for more. This is a wonderful celebration of American freedom! The only CAS/WASA revolver Mark has left from his CAS days is that huge Vaquaro Bisley along with a Rossi rabitt eared double 12 and a Marlin '94 .45 (long :)) Colt. Looking forward also to some "Wild Bunch" type shooting with Model 12s and 1911s!