Recreating History, Creedmoor - 2024
Oak Ridge, TN
October 22-23, 2021
The next preliminary in recreating history will commence in October.
After 20+ years of hosting LRML matches, I’ve expaned to host a Historical recreation of the original Creedmoor Match in 2024.
2019 was the 1st year of this quest for LR-ML and LR-BL to prepare at Oak Ridge for the Historical 150th Anniversary of the Creedmoor Match of 1874. Yes, it was Muzzle Loaders vs Breech Loaders – what a close match it was!
I will be hosting these matches in the same manner in which I have hosted previously (some slight adjustments may occur year-after-year). Everyone will run in our traditional 4 man squad rotation. ML will be pair firing for the 1 hour relay and the BL will be paired as well, but each of them will only get 30 min by themselves – totaling the 1 hour relay. Then, well rotate the same as we’ve done for years.
This year (2021) we’ll be shooting 300 & 1000 on Friday – supported and 600 & 1000 on Saturday unsupported. Relay times will be 1hr at each distance, these relay time may vary (extended) depening on participation and weather. Sighters and 10 consecutive scored shots at each distance on Creedmoor square targets. (NRA Approved Match, as of now). Rules on a separate attachment.
The cost of the match, including meal will be $95. There will have a catered dinner again in the Oak Ridge clubhouse following Fridays day of shooting – 5PM. Non-shooters will be $15/head for dinner so please let me know so I can plan accordingly.
As with all my previous matches, this Match is designed to be an enjoyable shoot and as much as everyone wants to do their best, sportsmanship is needed in order for it to work successfully. This means that when you are shooting you’ll need the utmost attention from your spotter and pitman to assist you and vise-versa. This especially holds true at 1000 yards. This translates into good communication / feedback to the shooter when the pitman and spotter are doing their job. Please bring 2-way radios if you have them and batteries.
Let me highlight that ORSA is allowing you use their facilities and it shall be treated with such respect at all times. This also means there are NO pit boys/girls (at this time) and we all must be willing to spot and pull targets for each other. I will serve as range officer. High-power shooters primarily use the ORSA range and there are NO provisions for Muzzleloaders. i.e. Loading Tables or covered firing line! ML shooters are expected to bring their own loading table to safely support their rifle.
Please feel free to publicize this/any information on CREEDMOOR 2024.
facebook: Creedmoor 150 (1874-2024)