This shoot will be our annual Guns of August (WWI) in which it encouraged that weapons of this period be used from both the Allied and Central Powers of the conflict. The shoot wil be taking place at the Albuquerque Shooting Range Park, where we meet up at the 200 -1000 'shooting club' range at 0830 to set up the targets and such, then at 0900 we go down to the office to sign in and pay for the range $6.00 for all day shooting unless you have an annual pass for it. We then go back up to the range to get safety brief by the President of the club and then start shooting the course of fire ....
The course of fire will consist of the following:
We will start out shooting at the 500 meter target where you will shoot 5 rounds at it from any position you desire, prone support or un-supported, kneeling, sitting or off-hand (table/bench shooting will be prohibited), then you will engage a target a 385 meters with 5 rounds again from any position you desire except table/bench. We will then move down the next firing station to shoot at the 300 meter and then the 200 meter targets, shooting 5 rounds at each target again from any position you desire except table/bench, the only difference will be at the 200 meter where you will shoot behind the barricade in the standing position simulating a trench position.
What this course of fire will do is simulate an enemy moving about on a field of battle until they get deadlocked in trench warfare as the average trenches in the war were only 100 to 200 meters apart.
If you do not have a weapon that was used by the belligerents do not worry, you still can shoot the course of fire but in a complete seperate category of non-period weapons.
Here is a listing is of the Main Battle Rifles as used by each participant which does not include any of the secondary weapons used, dates also have been included of when these countries declared war in the conflict.
Britian/Australia, Commonwealth (August 4 1914) ... Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) No.1 Mk.III and No.1 Mk.III* (.303 British)
Rifle, Magazine, .303-inch Pattern 1914, Mk.1 (.303 British)
United States (April 5 1917) ... U.S. Magazine Rifle, Caliber .30, Model 1903 (30-06)
Rifle, Caliber .30, Model 1917 (30-06)
Canada (August 4 1914) ... Rifle, Ross, .303-inch, Mk.I to Mk.III (.303 British)
Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) No.1 Mk.III and No.1 Mk.III* (.303 British)
France (August 3 1914) ... Fusil d'Infanterie Modèle 1886 Modifié 1893 dit "Lebel" (8x50Rmm), Fusil de Tirailleur Indochinois Modèle 1902, Fusil de Tirailleur Senegalais "Colonial" Modèle 1907, Fusils de Infanterie Modèle 1907 - 1915 and Modifié 1916, Mousquetons d'Artillerie Modèle 1892, Modifié 1916, Carabine de Cavalerie Modèle 1890, Carabine de Gendarmerie Modèle 1890, Carabine de Cuirassiers Modèle 1890 (8x50Rmm)
Russia (August 1 1914) ... Trekhlineinaya Vintovka obr.1891g (7.62x54Rmm)
Kazachya and Dragunskaya Vintovka obr.1891g (7.62x54Rmm)
Italy (May 23 1915) ... Fucile di Fanteria Modello 1891 (6.5x52mm)
Moschetto Mo.1891 and Truppi Speciali (6.5x52mm)
Belgium (August 4 1914) ... Fusil d'Infanterie Modèle 1889 (7.65x53mm)
Carabines d'Cavalerie Modèle 1889 (7.65x53mm)
Serbia (July 28 1914) and Montenegro (August 7 1914) ... Puska vz.1899 (7x57mm)
Krata Puska vz.1908 Mauser Rifles (7x57mm)
Portugal (March 10 1916) ... Espingarda Portugueza 6.5 Mo.1904 (6.5x58mm)
Carabina M.1893 Roumanian (6.5x53Rmm)
Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) No.1 Mk.III and No.1 Mk.III on Western Front only (.303 British)
Greece (July 16 1917) ... Model 1903 Mannlicher-Schoenauer (6.5x54mm)
Romania (August 27 1916) ... Pusci M.1893 (6.5x53Rmm)
Japan (August 23 1914) ... Sampachi Shiki Hoheiju (Type 38 Infantry Rifle) (6.5x50SRmm)
Sampachi Shiki Kiju (Type 38 Carbine) (6.5x50SRmm)
Yonyon Shiki Kiju (Type 44 Carbine) (6.5x50SRmm)
Luxembourg (August 4 1914) ... Model 1896 Mauser (6.5x55mm)
Germany (August 1 1914) ... Infanterie Gewehr 1898 (7.92x57mm)
Karabiner 1898 A and AZ (7.92x57mm)
Austria-Hungary (July 28 1914) ... Infanterie-Repetier-Gewhr M.1895 (8x50Rmm)
Repetier-Stutzen M.1895 (8x50Rmm)
Ottoman Empire (November 3 1914) ... Model 1890 (7.65x53mm)
Model 1893 (7.65x53mm)
Model 1903 Mauser Rifles (7.65x53mm)
Bulgaria (October 4 1915) ... Infanterie-Repetier-Gewhr M.1895 (8x50Rmm)
Repetier-Stutzen M.1895 (8x50Rmm)
Switzerland ... Infanterie-Repetier-Gewehr and Karabiners 1889, 1889/96, 1911 (7.5x55mm)
Sweden ... Gevar m/1896 (6.5x55mm)
Karabin m/1894 and m/1894/14 (6.5x55mm)
Denmark ... Gevaerer M1889 (8x58Rmm)
Netherlands ... Geweer and Karabijner M1895 (6.5x53Rmm)
Norway ... Krag-Jorgensengevaer M/1894 (6.5x55mm)
Krag-Jorgensenkarabins M/1895, 1897, 1904, 1906, 1907 and 1912 (6.5x55mm)
Spain ... Fusil Mauser Espanol Mo.1893 and 1916 (7x57mm)
Carabina Mauser Espanol Mo.1895 (7x57mm)
As I get more information I will post it up.