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Vintage Military Rifle: Enjoy Competition While Avoiding the Arms Race

As-issued Vintage Military Rifle (VMR) Games levels the equipment playing field, emphasizing personal skills while also avoiding the escalating arms race for more and more precise—and expensive—target rifles and designer cartridges.

Hornady VMR Match Ammo

Vintage Military Rifle match rules prohibit accurizing the rifles, but nobody says you can’t use “accurized” ammunition.

Inland M1 Carbine Review

When CMP introduced the “as-issued” games a little over a decade ago, a military surplus Mauser or Mosin-Nagant could be had for about $100 and an M1 carbine in NRA Very Good condition fetched, if memory serves, about $400. Today—thanks in large part to the skyrocketing popularity of the carbine—a quick online check of non-collector milsurp M1 carbine prices varies from $630 to $1350. Whether that is still “inexpensive” is up to the individual shooter’s wallet.

Adapting to VMR Sights

It’s natural when discussing a target rifle to immediately consider the sights.

What’s In Your Range Bag, Becky Yackley?

Her first gun was a Mauser that her dad re-barreled. Becky cut down the stock from a Mannlicher-style stock to a traditional sportier shape. Through both wood burning and scrimshawing, she refinished the stock. Now, the gun has been used by each of her boys to shoot their first deer.

The Foreign VMR Sling Thing: Adapt, Substitute or Modify

The sling may be the most underrated accuracy aid in rifle competition.

Rifle Bore Cleaning and Barrel Break-in

Even the best handloads won’t yield their full potential in a poorly-cleaned and maintained rifle.

A Page From History: Clips and Magazines

From the January 1956 edition of American Rifleman.

The 1907 Army Pistol Trials

The selection of the Model 1911 was by no means a foregone conclusion when the U.S. Army tested new service pistols in 1907.

Vertical Dispersion, Part 2: Mechanical Issues and Ignition Irregularities

Poor or inconsistent ignition has long been known to be one of the usual suspects when one encounters multiple vertical fliers.

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