View Full Version : Monthly Sporting Rifle match, NRAWC, Raton NM

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



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.

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.

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
* 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 ( [email protected] ) or my phone number is listed on the web page.

Hope to see you there.


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.

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)

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.

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.