Patrick Hernandez of the New Mexico Military Surplus Rifles and Pistols Shooters club sent us the following report on the competitions they hold out in Albuquerque:
Shooting Surplus Military Firearms at Long Distances
There is a shooting club based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico that shoots a variety of as issued configured Military Surplus Firearms such as the Springfield 1903, Mauser, Mosin-Nagant, Lee-Enfield, SKS, M1 Garand, FN FAL, CETME, Colt 1911, and many others in competition. These are not the usual guns you see at most NRA or CMP Competitions.
New Mexico Military Surplus Rifles Pistols Shooters, or simply NM MILSURPS, was formed by three members, Rob Summerhill, Ron Duncan, Sr. and me (Patrick Hernandez) back in 2005 after a match where we competed with military surplus rifles. We discussed what the guns were capable of at distances beyond 200 yards and just how accurate can they be at even longer distances. It was then we decided to form a shooting club that focused on using these firearms at longer ranges.
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