Crane dont support the squid team any more and not even the van. They should allow retired Navy as the majority of the current group is pretty mediocre compared to the other services.well that hits me in the gut. I won seven trophy Garands in the early 2000's for pistol shooting, made P100 in '06. I would make sure I won one a M86 if I was still allowed to. There was a time when even retired Navy could earn a trophy rifle.
BTW, the M86 was followed up on the teams with the M89 in .300WM, then they went to building the R700 in 300WM. I knew the armorer at Crane that built them. He would come out to San Diego with the support van for the PACFLT matches every summer and also Camp Perry. The M86 has a 5P barrel, supposedly made by one of the McMillan's, maybe Rock? They might have used Bill Wiseman for a time. Mine has the original barrel, 5P. Still shoots well.