There was a new competitor on the firing line at this year's Vintage Sniper Match held at Camp Perry, OH during the Civilian Marksmanship Program's National Games on July 31 thru August 4, 2012. And when the shooting ended that competitor walked away with the 2nd, 3rd and 11th place awards, plus placed in several other Top 25 spots. We're talking about the new-made copy of the scope used by U.S. Marine Corps snipers during WWII - the Leatherwood/Hi-Lux "Wm. Malcolm" 8x USMC SNIPER scope, which was making its debut at the Camp Perry matches.
This is a new competition for Camp Perry. Still, 241 two-man sniper teams competed, firing vintage scoped military rifles from the prone position. Each team consists of a shooter and a spotter, and each team member first fires 10 rounds on a target at 300 yards, firing in 20 second intervals. Both then repeat the sequence, spotting then shooting, at 600 yards. Their scores are then combined for a team aggregate.
One observer said there had to be at least 50 of the new-made Hi-Lux Optic "Wm. Malcolm" 8x USMC SNIPER scopes on the line. The scope had been in production for less than 6 months, and many shooters were amazed at how quickly the model has been accepted by serious competition shooters.
Company president John Wu attended the match to speak with competitors, and says he was pleased to receive a tremendous amount of positive feedback, and to listen to the wants and needs of those competing in this match. He said, "We appreciate everyone who took time to visit us and we congratulate all the competitors on helping this years' CMP match to be a very successful event."
Here is a link to the video Hi-Lux Optics posted about the CMP and Vintage Sniper Match on YouTube:
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