Bald Eagles Rifle Club


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  • 17 Feb 2018 10:36 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    This past month the Bald Eagles Rifle Club helped the US veterans rifle team financially for its trip to New Zealand. The Veterans fielded two four man coached teams, and made a very good showing during very tricky wind conditions. Congratulations to all that participated and especially to Dave and Christine Crandall for putting things together. 

    The Rocky Mountain Palma is coming up July 10-13 followed by the Santa Fa long range regional July 14-15 . 

    September 8-14 we will have the annual Spirit of America match followed be the “F” class US Nationals, September 16-23.

    All of those events are held at the NRA Whittington center 1000 yard range.

    Of special notice , we are raffling off a prone/ FTR rifle.  The winner being drawn at the awards dinner at the end of the SOA . You are able to purchase tickets off our web site or in person in the Eagles nest (Bald Eagles club house) at the Whittington Center. All proceeds will go to support the U.S. National rifle teams during the 2019 World Championships in New Zealand.

    - Robert Churchill, Secretary Bald Eagles Rifle Club

  • 11 Sep 2017 4:46 PM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    2017 Fullbore National Champions:  Trudie Fay, Target Rifle; Lige Harris, F-TR; Bob Mead F-Open not pictured.

    Sunday:  Cimarron Team Match Results

    Monday:  Angel Fire Team Match Results

    Tuesday: Raton Team Match Results

    Team Match Aggregate

    Wednesday:  SOA Day-1

    Thursday:  SOA Day-2

    Friday:  SOA Day-3

    Saturday:  SOA Day-4

    Grand Aggregate

    Short Range Aggregate

    Long Range Aggregate

  • 22 Jul 2017 12:17 PM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)


    It seems that there are no able bodied persons in Raton who are willing to pull targets for the Spirit of America matches.  Despite the going rate of $20 per shooter per target ($60 to $80 per day) no volunteers could be found.  So on the entry form ignore the question "Do you want a paid puller?"  It's not going to happen.  On the other hand, if you have a family member who would like to make some money, we will try to fit them in.  It would be nice if the people who work to put on the match and who also shoot the match could have a paid puller.  This frees them up to be radio operators, scorers, assistant range officers, etc.  The Club will hire at least one and maybe two.


    If you are coming to the Spirit of America and if you have certain talents like driving a 54 passenger bus or the port-a-pottie truck, we need your services.  Every pit change needs a bus driver and every yard line change needs a truck driver.  Please speak up when you get to the range.  

    Also, if you volunteer to help with the match, like the guys who come a day early to paste targets, or help in other ways, you are automatically invited to a volunteer dinner usually held later in the week.  Last year we went to the "Cold Beer Tavern" 18 miles west of the Whittington Center for BBQ and all the trimmings.     

  • 30 Jun 2017 5:22 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    Early Bird Rates for the Spirit of America Match will end on July 15, 2017.  If you are planning to attend, enter before that date to take advantage of the lower cost entry.

  • 16 Sep 2016 5:31 PM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    Cimmaron Team Match

    Angel Fire Team Match

    Raton Team Match

    Combined 4-Person Team Match

    Individual Day - 1

    Individual Day - 2

    Individual Day - 3

    Individual Day - 4

    Short Range Aggregate

    Long Range Aggregate

    Individual Aggregate

    The Queen of Raton, Target Rifle Aggregate Winner, Trudie Fay.

    Scott Harris, F-TR Aggregate Winner

    Jeff Padilla, F-Open Aggregate Winner

    Jerry Pullens, Drawing Winner - Savage Rifle

    Robert Churchill, Drawing Winner - Christenson Rifle

    Christine Crandall, Drawing Winner - Nightforce Spotting Scope

  • 19 Jul 2016 7:56 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)
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  • 14 Jul 2016 12:48 PM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    We are receiving reports of Phishing attempts based up on some member's email addresses. 

    It is recommended that you do not respond to these solicitations.  

    -The Management

  • 17 Sep 2015 6:43 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    Team Matches

    Team Aggregates

    Individual Matches (by Day)

    Day 1

    Day 2

    Day 3

    Day 4




    Brits at Raton....

  • 27 Jul 2015 10:48 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)


    Fullbore Rifle Prone Championship

              Sponsored by the Bald Eagles Rifle Club, the 2015 Spirit of America matches will be held at the NRA Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico on 12-19 September.  The match is open to sling shooters, F-Open and F-TR shooters, and include matches at 300, 500, 600, 900 and 1000 yards.  This year’s F Class competition will be the “Fullbore F Class National Championship”.

              Since 2002 the Bald Eagles have hosted the Spirit of America match, and it has grown in both stature and reputation with every year of competition.  It is one of the premier fullbore matches in the world, and the range at Raton is one of the most beautiful in United States. 


     Wildlife is a common sight.

              The short ranges are fired in the mornings and the long ranges in the afternoon.  Short range matches (300, 500, and 600) are fired “two to the mound” while the long ranges (900 and 1000) are fired “string fire”.  Both individual and team matches are fired and competitors not belonging to a recognized or hometown team are encouraged to join a “make-up” team for the experience and the camaraderie of team shooting.  The total round count for the week is more than 400 (counting practice and “blow-off” shots.)  That’s lots of shooting on one of the best ranges in the world.  It’s worth the trip!



    Healthy competition is always in evidence.

              In addition to cash, trophies, and medals there will be a door prize table containing a variety of merchandise from recognized companies in the shooting sports industry.  Top door prize will be a Savage M12 F Class rifle with a Nightforce Competition ‘scope.  Other merchandise includes items from such notable firms as Sierra, Krieger, Berger, Lapua, and Brownell’s along with certificates for work by well-known rifle-smiths.



     The Whittington Center main gate.


    For complete details of the match download the program from the on-line entry system under "Events" on this site.


    John W. Gaines, President

    The Bald Eagles Rifle Club, Inc.


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