21st Annual Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot Set For Saturday, March 23rd

Shown Here is a scene from last years Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot

Shown Here is a scene from last years Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot

The 21st Annual  Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the York Farm in the Valley of the Three Forks of the Wolf River in Pall Mall, Tennessee.

The event is a recreation of the shooting matches held during Sergeant York’s day and features X-Center/Over-the-Log shooting at 60 paces with Black Powder Muzzle-Loading Rifles.

The match fee will be $35.00 for 10-one-shot matches.  Score will be total measurement of all shots.

A Grand Prize will be awarded to the top overall score, with special prizes for Best “X” of the shoot.

Choice-cut beef will be awarded to the top 40 places or more.  Everyone will take home 2 pounds of ground chuck.

Dress will be 1920s-30s attire-Men in Bib Overalls, wide ties with loud, flowery colors, long trench coats, old suits with wide lapels, wide-brimmed Fedora Hats, and WW1 uniforms.  Ladies — fancy old 20’s dresses, hose with seam up the back.

There is lots of room at the site for camping.  Trailers, motor-homes, tents or truck campers are all ok.  Portable toilets will be provided.  Participants must bring their own firewood and water.

On Saturday, food concession stand will be open all day.

RULES: Rifles may be flint or percussion ignition, of either traditional hunting or ‘old style’ traditional target type, with no limit to weight or caliber. No false muzzles, no sealed ignition, no in-line actions, no thumbhole or adjustable stocks and no padded buttplates. Rifles must shoot black powder w/ patched lead round balls, no bullets. Shaders are permitted, but must not extend pass the rear of the breech. Rear sights should be open sights at least 6” in front of the breech. Front sights should be blade, pin-head or post. The use of barrel rests (cant blocks) or sandbags on the chunk are permitted and encouraged. Only the shooter’s hand may support the butt of the rifle, no sandbags or blocks of wood  allowed under the butt of rifle and no gloves of any kind. Butt of the rifle may not touch the ground.  REGISTRATION: $35.00 [$5.00 membership & $30.00 match fee]. Pre-registration $35.00 can be sent to:  Ron Borron –  496 Village Drive  Bargersville, IN  46106. Home phone: 317-422-9750,  e-mail ronborron@comcast.net.

Cut off date for pre-registration is March 17. For more info call Ron or Mel Hankla – 106 Bunny Trail, Jamestown, KY 42629,  Phone: 270-566-3370.  Cut-off for registration is mandatory at  230 shooters. That’s just all that can safely be handled.  Pre-registration cut-off date is March 15.

Campers may set up after noon on Thursday and the range will be set up Friday. Anyone wishing to help with the range setup on Friday is asked to contact Sandi Swanson at (815)624-6725. Saturday safety talk is 7:25 AM CST and the shoot starts at 8:00 AM CST. This event is a re-enactment of the Jamestown Shoot as described in Walter Cline’s book and as seen in the Sgt. York movie. Everyone participating is asked to please focus on proper period clothing, accouterments, load-ing stands and shooting boxes.

Please remember and stress  – SAFTY FIRST !!!

*SPECIAL NOTE: Because of increased liability, there will be no shooting on Friday – no exceptions!  Also, to eliminate some confusion, shooting chunks should be flat on top. Grooves in the chunk that hold or cradle the rifle are going too far. Build a cant block that clamps to the rifle and set it on top of the chunk. The rifle (with the cant bar) should be able to slide side to side and back and forth on the chunk.

No more grooves or rails on the chunk!

In addition to the meat, there will be several other great prizes given.

You can go here to see pictures from last year’s Sgt. Alvin C. York Memorial Shoot