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

    2015 SPIRIT OF AMERICA

    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. 

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     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!

     

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    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.


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     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.

    jrgaines@gvtc.com

     


  • 24 Oct 2014 7:32 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    To read the appreciation letter from the North London Rifle Club, click here

  • 25 Jul 2014 11:08 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    Review the July 2014 Newsletter here.

  • 28 Jun 2014 7:33 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

     The June 2014 is available here:  2014-06 NEWSLETTER.pdf.

  • 07 Oct 2013 10:34 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)
  • 01 Apr 2013 8:37 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    As you know the Bald Eagles is hosting the 2013 World F Class Championships to be held at the Whittington Center August 23-27, 2013. This is a world-class match andwe want to put on a great tournament.

    We need volunteers!

    In particular, we need target pullers for the 8-man teams, line officers and block officers in the pits. Of course these duties are open to women as well as men. There will be about fourteen eightperson teams from other nations and they each will require two target pullers. We may need line officers and block officers in the pits, and perhaps other positions. We are still working on the staffing. We will compensate the Bald Eagle volunteers in one of several ways:

    • Giving a free entry to the F Class Nationals ’13.
    • Giving a free entry to the Spirit of America ’13.
    • Providing a double occupancy room at the Microtel in Raton (the number of nights dependent on duties and days worked for the World Championships).

    We would like for Bald Eagles to fill these positions because you all know what you are doing, but outsiders will be considered…like your kids or grandkids if they are at least 14 years old and have experience pulling targets. Volunteers pulling for 8-person teams or providing other significant duties will be compensated by the Bald Eagles.

    Other volunteers will be needed to pull for certified handicapped competitors during the F Class Nationals and the F Class World Championship individual matches and will be paid by these competitors in cash.

    These volunteer positions are for the F Class World event. Volunteers are expected to work full time during that period of time. You can’t shoot and work. Pullers will be in the pits all day when on duty and must give fast and accurate service.

    Please note that we are still receiving entries from abroad and from the USA. We need a list of interested volunteers for planning purposes. Much will depend on the actual number of team entries we receive.

    If you are interested in volunteering or for more details please contact John

    Gaines at jrgaines@gvtc.com or call 830-249-2095 (before 8:00 PM central time

    please).

  • 24 Sep 2012 10:12 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)
    The results from the 2012 F-Class Nationals are available at the following link:

    2012 F-Class National Championship Results
  • 17 Sep 2012 8:41 AM | Leo Cebula (Administrator)

    The results from the 2012 Stars and Stripes F-Class Championship are available at:

    2012 Stars and Stripes Championship Results

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