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Zak Smith
March 14, 2005, 06:20 PM
Monthly Precision Rifle Field Match in RATON

http://demigod.org/srm
http://demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.03/small/154_5487_img.jpg

OVERVIEW

The "Sporting Rifle Match" at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton NM is designed to test a rifleman's skills shooting small targets from approximately 175 to 700 yards in the natural terrain, with what he can carry throughout the course.

Typical equipment used includes: a rifle capable of 1 MOA accuracy; rifle optics allowing precise hold-over for small targets from 175 - 700 yards; binoculars to spot for other shooters; and a backpack to carry water, ammunition, and a couple power bars.

The typical format is 10 stages over a 2 mile distance. Each stage typically has 6 targets to be engaged with only one shot each. Score for the match is total number of hits.

SCHEDULE
The shooters' meeting is at 7:30AM. Do not be late.

Match cancellations will be announced on the web page ASAP before the match, ideally by Friday morning, but it could be as late as Saturday afternoon for a last-minute emergency.

2005 SCHEDULE
First Sunday of every month, January - September, except July which is TBD.

* Sunday January 2nd
* Sunday February 6th CANCELED DUE TO 18" SNOW
* Sunday March 6th
* Sunday April 3rd
* Sunday May 1st
* Sunday June 5th
* JULY - TBD
* Sunday August 7th
* Sunday September 4th

The rest of the important details including match cancellation information and the rules is on the web page: http://demigod.org/srm

Mike Kolar is the Match Director, and I'm the PR/Web Lackey. I can answer your questions here, you can email me ( zak@computer.org ) or my phone number is listed on the web page.

Hope to see you there.

http://demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.03/small/155_5512_img.jpg

Erich
March 15, 2005, 11:00 AM
Aren't you guys under about 30" of new snow? :D

I've got about 10" in the yard, myself. It's a far cry from the mid-70s that we had on Saturday.

Zak Smith
March 15, 2005, 11:52 AM
I don't know what it's like down there now. It was clear for the March match, and we have a little snow up here in Fort Collins this week.

Erich
March 16, 2005, 11:03 AM
It'll all be melted by the time you drive down there. :)

Zak Smith
March 28, 2005, 05:31 PM
Reminder: The next match is this coming Sunday Apr 3rd.

Check the web-page for last-minute details or cancellation news on Thursday or Friday.

Zak Smith
July 7, 2005, 01:07 AM
Here are pictures from the July 3rd match
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/small/166_6661_img.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6661_img.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6661_img.jpg)
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/small/166_6671_img.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6671_img.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6671_img.jpg)
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/small/166_6673_img.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6673_img.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6673_img.jpg)
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/small/166_6678_img.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6678_img.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6678_img.jpg)
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/small/166_6679_img.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6679_img.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6679_img.jpg)
http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/small/166_6692_img.jpg (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6692_img.jpg) [ link to LARGER image ] (http://apollo.demigod.org/~zak/DigiCam/SRM-2005.07/?medium=166_6692_img.jpg)

Erich
July 7, 2005, 09:20 AM
Thanks for the nice pictures. I'm ashamed that I don't head up there as much as I should - just so much (chores!) to do on weekends down here in ABQ/SF. :(

Zak Smith
July 7, 2005, 10:25 AM
It's about the same distance for you up from ABQ as it is for most of us down from Denver. It's about 290 miles from Fort Collins.

Erich
July 7, 2005, 11:30 AM
I know! I have no excuse, other than I have to commute a lot for work and I don't really feel like getting in the car on weekends. :rolleyes:

Zak Smith
January 23, 2006, 08:18 PM
The first match of 2006 is Feb 5th.