The Mauser Match was designed and implemented in 1992. The purpose was to give our sportsmen the opportunity to complete with high power military rifles at a relatively low cost. Mauser rifles as well as many other military bolt action rifles were available at reasonable prices. Military surplus ammunition was also widely available.
The tradition continues. We compete once per month in a friendly, low key event that attracts many collectors and sport rifle shooters. Please go to the calendar for the dates for these matches. We share the interest in the shooting sports, rifle history, food, and fellowship following our matches.
The following is a summary of the Mauser Match Rules: As you can see, they are simple and meant to be fun for our participants.
• Open Sights
• Center Fire
• 20 Shots Fired Off Hand – Re-Entry
• $3.50 Per Entry, $12.00 For Four
• Eye And Ear Protection Required
• Hood On Front Sight Optional
• Service Grade M1 Garands And Carbines Qualify
Some commonly used rifles:
n Mausers of all types – world wide
n Russian Mosin Nagants of all types
n 1903 Springfields – all types
n British Enfields – all types
n SKS rifles of all types (Russian, Chinese, etc.)
n Japanese type 38 and 99
n AK-47 and all of their clones
n Etc., etc., etc., -- we are not too particular – some have even used Winchester Lever Guns if they meet the rules
n Service Grade M1 Garands And Carbines
Some Examples Of The Rounds Fired During The Mauser Match
Every month our participants are invited to “Lay down the gauntlet” for a special challenge match. These have been for everything from German, Russian, Japanese,, unique rifle types, special ammunition, or some special theme matches. Come and join the fun.
Some recent examples:
Unique Rifle Match
Gas Operated Rifle Match
Mosin Rifle Match
WWII Rifle Match
Enfield Rifle Match
Rifleman Of The Year:
We also conduct a “Rifleman Of The Year” competition. A shooter’s total handicap score for every month is added to determine the winner. So the key is performance and participation. Our current champion is Marty Lehman (Four years in a row).
Here are some photos:
We shoot all year round, so be prepared for all kinds of weather.
For the schedule and times of the Mauser Matches, please see the calendar section of the Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club monthly newsletter chillisportsmen.org. We would like to have you participate.
For more information contact: