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May 2nd, 2007

CMP Games & Creedmoor Cup Matches

CMP Games 2007 Creedmoor CupThe Eastern CMP Games begin with a clinic on Saturday, 5 May, followed by two days of Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military Rifle Matches and conclude with an “as-issued” M1 Garand EIC Match on 8 May. The Creedmoor Cup Matches, for Service Rifle and Match Rifle classes, begin on Wednesday, 9 May, with an advanced training clinic. This free shooting clinic will be conducted by members of the U. S. Army Service Rifle Team and former Camp Perry Winner Dennis DeMille from Creedmoor Sports. The clinic features lecture, demonstration and dry-fire activities with lots of hands-on coaching. The Creedmoor Cup Matches include a Practice Match, a Long Range Match, the 80-shot Creedmoor Cup Match, and a team match.

Both the CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup events feature hospitality events and prize awards. A New Bushmaster DCM-XR Competition Rifle will be awarded to both the High Senior Shooter and the High Junior. Black Hills will award 1000 rounds of .223 to the High Junior, and 500 rounds of .308 to the High .308 shooter. The Creedmoor Match Overall winner receives a $1,955 Kowa TSM 881 spotting scope, and $4,000 worth of other Kowa optics will be awarded as door prizes.

Tubb Match Rifle Creedmoor Cup

Click this LINK for complete information on the Eastern CMP Games and Creedmore Cup, with rules, event schedule, contact info, and Online Match registration. Click HERE for a map of the Camp Butner area in Stem, NC 27581. A limited number of bunks in the barracks and tent space are available at Camp Butner. Contact Mike Halsey at for more info and to make lodging reservations. Competitors who plan to stay overnight near Camp Butner should stay in the Butner or Raleigh, NC areas.

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May 2nd, 2007

Quality Anschütz MODEL 8002 Air Rifle from CMP

At my club’s recent 7-gun shoot (see report below), this editor had a chance to try out a high-end Air Rifle shooting .177 Pellets. I came away very impressed. Dead-quiet and very accurate, a match-grade air rifle allows one to train in the backyard, or even indoors with a bullet trap. If you’re looking for a great deal on a premium-grade air rifle, the Civilian Marksmanship Program offers the Anschütz Model 8002. This is a full-size club rifle fitted with the superb, fully-adjustable Anschütz 9003 trigger and Anschütz 6834 sight set. The ambidextrous stock (for both right- and left-handed shooters), boasts an adjustable cheekpiece and butt-plate. The CMP logo is engraved on the right side of each stock. The rifle is supplied with normal accessories including air cylinder, additional carrier bolts (longer), refill adapter, 5 Allen wrenches, extra set of O-rings, barrel weight, instruction booklet, and original test group. The large compressed-air cylinder allows 300 shots of .177 pellets per charge.

Anschutz 8002 CMP Air Rifle

If you are looking for a high-quality, ultra-quiet short-range training rifle, the $1195.00 CMP model 8002 is hard to beat. You should easily pay nearly as much just for equivalent sights, trigger and stock. Sales are available to CMP clubs and individuals who belong to CMP clubs (must provide membership card or have card on file). If you don’t have your CMP card yet, it is relatively easy to qualify by shooting a match at a CMP-affiliated club.

Air Gun Shooting — A Primer, from AirGun Express
Air Rifle Basics and Competition, from
Official 10 meter Air Rifle Targets, from

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