First shot kicks off National Matches

First shot kicks off National Matches – One of the grand traditions of our area is the annual National Rifle and Pistol Championships at Camp Perry. One of the even grander traditions of the National Matches is the First Shot Ceremony that opens the matches. Monday’s event was no...

Syracuse biathlon club offers summer training and competition

Syracuse biathlon club offers summer training and competition – The cross-country skiing and rifle shooting of the winter biathlon is one of the Winter Olympics’ most popular events, with 37 nations competing the last time in 2010. Fewer people have heard about the summer’s version of the sport – summer biathlon — where competitors run instead of ski the course. It isn’t an Olympic event yet, but it is becoming more popular in Central New York and nationally. A course at Pratt’s Falls Park in Pompey has hosted the summer biathlon national championships twice over the last 10 years. Members of the Syracuse Biathlon Club train on the...

USA Shooting and NRA to hold junior pistol match

USA Shooting and NRA to hold junior pistol match – Not too long after the National Junior Air Gun Championship coming up at the end of the month is another great junior competition – the USA Shooting/NRA Progressive Position Air Pistol National Championships.  Held July 6-8 at the CMP South facility in Anniston, Alabama, the championships are a great competition for young air pistol shooters to get championship experience.  Anyone can shoot in the championships until they reach the year of their 21st...

Olean High Power Rifle Matches for 2012

Olean High Power Rifle Matches for 2012 May 20: M1 Garand/Vintage Military Match June 17: NMC July 15: NMC Camp Perry Warm Up Match August 12: NMC Sept. 16: 0900 M1 Garand/Vintage Military Match; 12Noon Presidents 100 Match (30 rounds, no sighters) Oct. 28: Deer Rifle Match (20 rounds, all fired at 200 yards from the prone, sitting or kneeling, and offhand positions) All matches commence at 0900 Hr. unless noted otherwise above. Register no later than 0830.  M1/ Vintage matches 30 rounds plus 5 sighters, all fired at 200 yards.  NMC (National Match Course) 80 or 50 rounds, plus sighters.  Be prepared for an 80 shot match plus sighters.  Match fired at 200 and 300 yards, and reduced targets at 300 yards for 600 yard stage.  Match fees still only $10. ($5. for Junior shooters) Only $5 for M1 and Deer rifle and Presidents Hundred Matches. Questions or more information call: Charlie Jurenko 716-373-3413 or Gary Bobseine...

4-H Shooting Sports Program Starts April 6th

4-H Shooting Sports Program Starts April 6th – The annual 4-H Shooting Sports Program is geared toward young people interested in shooting and the conservation of natural resources.  In addition to firearm safety and archery, topics may include wildlife identification, forestry and outdoor skills.  The program meets at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club and occasionally at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm in Canton.  The program is appropriate for youth 9 to 19 years of age. Parents are also encouraged to get...
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