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Event Information


2020 25M, 50Y, and 100Y Benchrest US Nationals at NRA Whittington Center September 24th -27th
 

The NRA Whittington center in Raton, NM is a premier shooting  destination with something for everyone. We will be using the 75  concrete benches at the covered Coors Shooting range for all 3  distances.
 

I am currently going to limit registration to 75 so all contestants can  be on the line at the same time. There is mandatory bench rotation of 25  benches after each card. If it appears that its necessary to have 2  relays due to increased demand, I will handle that as it comes.
 

There is no qualification necessary.
 

Registration cost is $275.00. You are entered in every event.
 

I will maintain a list of entrants on this page as they come in.
 

The big differences from last year are the inclusion of 50y and 100y events and cash prizes for Grand Aggregates.
 

The events planned for the contest are as follows:
 

25m
 

Light Varmint 12fpe 22 maximum caliber. Pellets only
Heavy Varmint 20 fpe 22 maximum caliber Pellets only
Open Unlimited fpe 22 maximum caliber Pellets only
 

50Y
 

Open
22 Caliber maximum. Pellets only
 

There are no restriction regarding electronics. There will be no  restriction on weight for any class. You may use any type of rest you  like. None of these things make any difference in performance, so it is  pointless to govern them. No electronic wind devices. No  magazines…single load only.
 

100Y
 

Open
Any Pellet rifle up to .30 caliber. No weight or power restrictions.  Only single reservoirs allowed with no tethering. No Slugs. You may  refill at your bench. There will not be anything out of the ordinary,  except the entire scope of this match will be single load only. No  magazines of any type will be allowed. No electronic wind devices.
 

Each event will be 3 cards.
 

The WRABF World 25m target (or facsimile) will be used for all 25m events. .224” plug used
 

The WRABF World 50y target (or facsimile) will be used for the 50y event. .224” plug used.
 

The 100y event will be shot on targets similar to ASA specs or other  typical 100y events. I will provide a PDF or Vector drawing available in  the near future for use as practice.
 

100y ring sizes will be as follows.
 

X- .200
10- .500
9- 1.25
8- 2.00
7- 2.75
6- 3.50
5- 4.25
4- 5.00
 

100y scoring will be inward with a .350' plug. All typical rules will apply. I will make a complete rule set available soon.
 

All match targets will be 25 shots each with one shot per bull.
 

There will be a minimum of $5000.00 cash awards divided up for the top 5  shooters. This will not be an individual event award, but an award for  the Grand Aggregate of the best 4 of 5 events taking place.
 

The scores for each event included in the grand aggregate will be  normalized to create fairness. The top score in each individual event  will receive a 100…with the scores below being the respective percentage  of the top. Xs are X's. A tie score will be decided by X count.
 

There will be non-cash individual awards for the top 5 of each event.
 

There were rumors that lodging was unavailable for the event. The  on-site lodging at Whittington Center is full, however there is no  shortage of room available in Raton at this time. Over 150 double queen  rooms were available as of March 12th from the Best Western Plus,  Holiday Inn Express, and another top choice.
 

Last year we had our banquet catered by the food service at the  Whittington Center and it turned out to be the best meal we had  experienced for the entire time we were there.
 

This year we will have 3 catered dinners (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) each evening supplied with entry  by the Whittington Center at the Coors Benchrest building. Homemade  brisket, Steaks, Fajitas and some great sides and desserts all homemade  on site. It really was some great food.  The awards ceremony will be held at Sunday's dinner.
 

There will be a food truck available for lunches with typical fare….burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, etc.
 

I'm going to set up some electronic dart boards and some cornhole for  those that feel like unwinding with some fun after dinner at the Coors  building. You may bring your own alcohol after the shooting is done, but  please be sensible. We may have a wine/beer truck, but that is still  waiting on approval.
 

This is just a preliminary announcement so folks can start thinking about it and see it on the calendar.
 


REGISTER & PAY

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