We will be having our regular monthly Sandia smallbore rifle match this Saturday at the Albuquerque Shooting Park at 9 AM. 

We also will be having the Smokey Bear Prone Regional Championship  (3200) in Capitan, NM Oct 12-13 at 8:30. Program attached.

If you need to borrow a rifle please let me know ASAP!

 For more information contact Virginia McLemore (1219 Hilton Pl, Socorro, NM  87801; phone 575-835-5521, virginia.mclemore@ nmt.edu).



October 5, 2019        Capitan smallbore league (Capitan, NM)

October 12-13, 2019    Smokey Bear Prone Regional Championship    (3200) Capitan, NM

Nov. 2, 2019        Sandia, Albuquerque Shooting Park (1200)

Nov. 22-24, 2019        NM State Air Rifle and Pistol Championship (Socorro, NM)

TDB            Regional Metric Prone Championship Albuquerque Shooting Park (1200)

December 7, 2019    Sandia, Albuquerque Shooting Park (1200)


This schedule is subject to change.  More information: contact Virginia McLemore, 1219 Hilton Pl, Socorro, NM 87801, 575-835-3823, 575-835-5521, virginia.mclemore@nmt.edu.


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Smokey Bear Conventional Smallbore Rifle Prone Regional Championship


Date: October 12-13, 2019


Sponsored by the Capitan Highower Rifle Club, Socorro Gun Club, New Mexico Tech Shooting Sports Club 

Directions to the range: range entrance on US Hwy 380 is 3 miles east of Capitan, NM. http://www.capitanhipower.com/

Competition is open to all competitors.  NRA registered match.


Entry fee:  $50.00 adults; $25.00 juniors and collegiate (includes $10/day range fee and $9 regional) for entire 2 days. One day package will be $35.  Includes a BBQ on Saturday at the range.


Advanced entries are preferred.  Firing begins at 8:30. Entries accepted on match day up to range capacity without adding another relay (18 firing points).


Current NRA prone regional rules apply.


The course of fire will consist of: 

IRON SIGHTS: Match 1: Dewar course (20 shots, 50 yds, target A23; 20 shots 100 yds, target A-25); Match 2: 100 yds (40 shots, target A-25); Match 3: 50 meters (40 shots, target A-26); Match 4: 50 yds (40 shots, target A-23/5); 1600 aggregate Match 5.  

ANY SIGHTS: Match 6: Dewar course (20 shots, 50 yds, target A23); 20 shots 100 yds (target A-25); Match 7: 100 yds (40 shots, target A-25); Match 8: 50 meters (40 shots, target A-26), Match 9: 50 yds (40 shots, target A-23/5); 1600 aggregate Match 10, Match 11 3200 aggregate


There will be a team match on Saturday afternoon ($10.00).  Two members each and will fire the Dewar (50 yd and 100 yd). NRA medal/money will be awarded to the winning team.


NRA classification will be used (rule 19.15).  Competitors will be grouped by age: novice (10 or younger), subjunior (11-14), inter. junior (14-17), junior (18-20), and adult (over 21).  Less than 3 competitors will be combined. 


Competitors may elect to shoot scope all 2 days. On Saturday, they will compete in the any sight class and on Sunday they will be placed in their respective class. Competitors who choose scope only will not be eligible for Regional Championship, nor for credits to the National Championships.


F-CLASS SHOOTERS:  There is an F-Class division.  Current NRA F-Class rules will apply in regards to equipment.  There will be no classes, categories or division of rifle.  F-Class shooters will use NRA metric targets (A-51 (reduced for 50 yards), A-50 (50 Meters) and A-33 (100 yards).  F-Class will have its own award pool.  F-Class Smallbore is now recognized by the NRA. Competitors who choose F-Class only will not be eligible for Regional Championship.                    


Awards: Regional champion will receive medal. Cash awards in each match for each class, if there are 5 entries; juniors will receive medals or cash.  


Each competitor who shoots the regional will receive a NRA regional pin.


General information:  There is no food available at the range.  Restrooms are available.  For more information contact Virginia McLemore (1219 Hilton Pl, Socorro, NM  87801; phone 575-835-5521, ginger@nmbg.nmt.edu). Camping is available.


The range will be open on Friday for practice, but call Ginger for scheduling.  

We will have a barbeque Saturday afternoon, 3:00 PM or after shooting.  Bring utensils, drinks, and something to share for desert or main course.  Capitan Gun Club will provide charcoal and plates and main dish. We must have a minimum of 10 competitors to continue having this regional championship 



Sandia Gun Club 2019 Metric Smallbore Prone Rifle League

conducted at  Albuquerque Shooting Range Park (ASRP)


Safety -- Everyone must comply with all Park rules and with instructions of the ASRP Manager and staff.  Firearms may not be brought to the firing line until the match director has called the line hot.  All firearms, cased or not, must be carried straight up between the line and your vehicle. 


Dates  -  February 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, Aug 3, Oct. 5, Nov 2, Dec. 7, state championship June 1-2, 2019

Location  -  Albuquerque Shooting Range Park, (505-836-8785)  Take exit 149 from I-40, go north about 4 miles to turnoff to ASRP, follow pavement west until you reach the range.


Time -    Registration begins at 0900.  Firing starts at ~0930.  


Registration Procedure - First, pick up a target frame. Come to the 100 yard range immediately east of the range house for the match.  Please sign in on the match/league signup sheets.  When the line at the Range Office has dwindled to a reasonable length please sign in and pay the Park fee (separate from league fees).  Print your name on the back of your receipt. The match director will collect receipts. Firing will begin when all competitors are signed in and ready to fire. If you have your own portable frames please bring them!


Fee  -  Match fee is $1 for Sandia members, $2 for non-Sandia members, and free to juniors and colligiates.  There is no league fee.


Insurance – SGC members are covered by the Club’s insurance.  Non-members pay an additional one dollar ($1.00) per match fee to register as a SGC “match member.”  


Rules  -  Current NRA Conventional Smallbore Prone rifle rules will apply (league is not NRA approved). Additionally, an F-Class or Unlimited Rifle category has been created, though scores fired by shooters in this unsanctioned category will not be turned in to the NRA, and they will not compete directly with shooters using complying equipment. Any safe .22 caliber rimfire rifle may enter the F-Class category. Telescopic sights may be used for all stages, and rests and sandbags will be allowed. Please contact the match director if you have questions.


Course of fire  -  Match will be conducted at 50 and 100 yards.  Match is one-hundred twenty (120) shots for record.  Time is 20 minutes per target card (20 shots), including unlimited sighters during that period.

    Stage 1 -  40 record shots, 50yds, iron sights (50 meters reduced, target A51)

    Stage 2 -  40 record shots, 100yds, iron sights (100 meters, target A-33)

    Stage 3 -  20 record shots, 100yds, any sights + 20 record shots, 50yds, any sights (Dewar) (50 meters reduced, target A51, 100 meters, target A-33)


Awards – No awards will be given.


Targets and Frames - The league will provide a target frame and targets (A-51 and A-33).  Participants may provide any special frames they require.  Participants will need their own stapler and staples and tape or clips to secure targets to frames on windy days.


Contact – The Match Director, Virginia McLemore, can be reached via email at virginia.mclemore@nmt.edu or via phone at 575-835-5521 (I do not have internet at home, only at work).


Match Program and Results -- This program and match results can be found on the Sandia web site.

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