The Vintage and Modern Military Rifle and Handgun Matches will be held on the Lower Rifle & Pistol Range the third Saturday of each month March through September.

March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, and September 21, 2024


Vintage military arms will be rifles and pistols in centerfire calibers, either original or replicas, adopted for use by any army, navy, or other military service prior to 1948, in as-issued condition. Modern military arms are those adopted in 1948 or later. Beginning in 2018, Modern Rifles also allow a free floated barrel, after market triggers with at least a 4.5 pound pull weight and optics/red dots with a maximum power of 4.5x as Enhanced Modern.  Please see the rule book (in downloadable documents below) for prohibited firearms and ammunition.  Select fire weapons are NOT allowed even with appropriate Federal forms and used in semi-auto mode.


Must be of the correct caliber, safe to fire, and inert – tracer, incendiary and exploding projectiles are prohibited, as are sabots. Handloads are fine, as are softpoint and hollow point bullets.  Large calibers such as 50 BMG, 338 Lapua etc are prohibited by club rules on the lower rifle range.


All matches are fired from the standing offhand position.  Rifle matches are one string of 20 shots fired in 25 minutes.  Pistol matches are two strings of 10 shots in 10 minutes with a scoring period and five minute rest break between strings.  If all shooters are finished shooting their string before time expires, the line will be cleared and called cold.  There are 20 total shots being fired for score in each match. Rifle matches are fired at 100 yards on bull’s-eye SR-1 targets, pistols are fired at 25 yards on bull’s-eyes B-8P targets. Up to 3 supervised fouling shots per match will be allowed. We will count the top six scores out of the possible seven matches for each shooter in Vintage and Modern Vintage to determine high gun for the year.


Match fees are $5.00 per match or $20 for all five matches for adults. Juniors shoot free.


Eye and ear protection are required. Prescription lenses meet this requirement but contact lenses do not. Commercially manufactured earmuffs or earplugs are required.  Each firearm on your bench must have an empty chamber flag / open bolt indicator.  If you don't have one, we will provide one for you.  At least 20 rounds of proper ammunition for each match plus up to 3 fouling shots.


A range bag or case, lunch, snacks and drinks, pens, pencils or markers, stapler with extra staples, hand towel, eyeglass cloths, a cap, a poncho, insect repellent, cleaning gear, Windex if shooting corrosive ammunition, tools for tightening screws, drifting sights and adjusting optics and a spotting scope or binoculars.


Registration/check in starts at 8:30am.

The mandatory safety briefing for shooters is at 8:50am.

The Modern Military Rifle Match begins at 9:00am.

The Enhanced Modern Military Rifle Match starts as soon as we can after the first match concludes.

Modern Military Pistol Match begins shortly after the Modern Rifle match finishes.

Approximately 30 minutes for lunch.  Bring something to the range to eat, that is not enough time to go offsite.

If you are planning on just shooting the vintage matches, please be at the range by 11:00am knowing you will have to wait a bit.  I'll repeat the safety briefing during lunch for any new arrivals.

The Vintage Military Rifle Match will begin at approximately 11:30.

The Vintage Military Pistol Match will begin shortly after the Vintage Rifle Match concludes.

Using this format in 2019, we were finishing around 1:45 to 2:00 in the afternoon.

Please note:  The lower pistol and rifle range will be closed on match days from first light to 3pm during set up, the actual match and clean up.  After the match is completed, the range will be opened back up for club shooters.

Downloadable Documents

New shooters, please read the Military Yellowsheet Rulebook before your first match.  It contains important information such as the range commands we will be using during the match and what they mean.  If you are planning on just watching a match, it would still be a good idea to know what will be happening.

2024 CRGC Military Match Flyer

2019 CRGC Military Match Rule Book

Blank 2023 Military Match Excel Score Sheet. For those that would like to come to the range with a pre-printed score sheet.  You can enter your competitor/participant status, the list of your firearm makes, models and calibers, name, address and email into this excel template and save time by not having to fill one out at the range.  NEW: Blank 2023 PDF form score sheet

Cherokee Rod and Gun Club General Range Rules

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Military News

Military Match 6/15/2024

From Dennis Rutledge: Here are the June scores. If you see a mistake I will let Brian know and he will correct it. I want to wish new shooter John Moore who did very well today. I hope to see him again next month which will be on July the 13th. https://cherokeerodandgunclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Military-Match-Summary-202406.pdf

Military Match 5/18/2024

From Dennis Rutledge: We had a light turnout because of the weather I’m guessing. It only rained hard a few times and only one of those was when the 100 yrd. Enhanced Modern targets were being changed out, thanks Lance. The next match will be on June the 15th, I hope to see everyone there. […]

Military Match 4/2024

From Dennis Rutledge: Here are the score for todays match. If anyone sees a mistake let me know and I will get it corrected. The next match is on 5/18/2024 same time. I hope to see everyone there. (editor’s note: One score has been corrected since Dennis sent out his email.) https://cherokeerodandgunclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Military-Match-Summary-202404.pdf

March 2024 Military Match

From Dennis Rutledge: Here are the scores for our first match of the year. It was great seeing everyone. I want to welcome new shooter to us Jim Horton. I hope to see everyone next month on April 20th.     Deno https://cherokeerodandgunclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Military-Match-Summary-202403.pdf

2024 Black Powder and Military Matches

The program pages have been updated with the information for the 2024 season. The downloadable flyers for each program may be downloaded below. https://cherokeerodandgunclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/2024-Black-Powder-Cartridge-Flyer.pdf https://cherokeerodandgunclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/MilitaryMatch2024.pdf

Military Match 9/16/2023

From Dennis Rutledge: Here are today’s score and the year ending totals as well. I am going to have to study the yearly totals to figger out who did what; I had a good time running the matches again this year and want to thank Brian for doing the scores too.I hope to see everyone […]

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