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Gearing up first time at Camp Perry

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Post by DGW Sun Dec 18, 2022 10:46 pm

This year I went to Camp Perry for the first time.  I shot rifle in the Unlimited Military class. Now Im hooked.  Ive been shooting Bulleye indoor for a few years. Now I want to get started in outdoor matches. My Uncle Bill lived and breathed bulleye. For him a Gold Cup was the holly grail so I picked up a Gold cup Trophy the other day. My first question is ammo SWC and jacketed, second is what class to fire in and do I need a rimfire, will my Walther GSP 22 be legal ?

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Post by SteveT Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:43 am

Yes, you will want a 22 pistol, otherwise you have to sit out 1/3 of the match. The GSP should be fine.

SWC or Jacketed is your own preference. Most of the top dogs shoot jacketed hollow point because its maybe a little bit more accurate. In reality for most of us the difference is negligible. Get a good load for your gun and shoot it. 

The one exception is service pistol matches have to be fired with jacketed ammo.
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Post by CR10X Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:52 am

Camp Perry will be a CMP match.  Get the appropriate rule book and get started reading first.  

https://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2022PistolRules.pdf

You will have the option of shooting several types of pistol matches (EIC, Presidents and Match Pistol with Service Pistol Match Pistol and/ or .22, etc.).  

The equipment, shooting raise process, and ammunition requirements are different for the various matches. Your classification and other related questions will be answered as well (or quite possibly a bunch of other questions will arise).  

Make a list and post here as they come up and the resources on this site will help you find the answers (sometimes). 

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Post by shanneba Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:29 am

If you don't reload 45 Auto, Wilson Combat has remanufactured 45 200 gr LSWC load at about 770 fps.
45 ACP | 200 gr. GLC L-SWC | 770 FPS - 5" Barrel (shopwilsoncombat.com)

It functions well in my recent production Colt Gold Cup.

Atlanta Arms has a 185 gr JHP at about 800 fps, only cases of that load available right now.
45 ACP | 185GR JHP | Elite Ammo (atlantaarms.com)

I used to shoot (many years ago), the Winchester and Remington 45 185 gr JSWC.
Now only Federal lists that load, I have not seen any of it available in the last year except a few boxes sold here.
Buy Gold Medal Handgun for USD 72.99 | Federal Ammunition (federalpremium.com)

Norma Shooting DOT Com has had the 45 Auto 230 gr FMJ loads on sale recently at about $22.19 / 50, free shipping at $149.00.
.45 Auto Ammo Deal - View our inventory today! | Norma Shooting

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Post by WRH56 Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:00 pm

Do not know where you are located, but to find "outdoor matches" you can search the forum, use "Match Directing/Administrating & Promoting our sport" or "Announcements or Promotions" topics.  Here are a couple additional links that may be helpful:

From the CMP website (2023-2025 National Match calendar):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uCgLkHYEv4XWO1GXwGy3aoQfICXkFh1dms9-NqWNB6U/edit#gid=1155438217

NJ Pistol is also a good resource (there is a link to matches on the left side of the page): http://www.njpistol.com/

As CR suggested, get and read the CMP Rulebook (to know what you are jumping in to).  Most bullseye shooters will gladly answer your questions, some may even let you borrow a gun or ammo if there is an issue (happened to me a couple of times).  Wish you luck.


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