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ROCHESTER, NY --(Ammoland.com)- The Northeast Regional Field Target Championship (NRFTC) hosted by Crosman will welcome members of Team USA.

The competition, scheduled for July 12-14 2013, will be held on the campus of Crosman Corporation in Bloomfield, New York and the public is invited to attend this free event.

“Team USA is made up of the top field target shooters in the country and we look forward to nine of the thirteen team members competing in our event,” said Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. This year’s event will be an international affair as well, with shooters traveling from as far as Venezuela to participate.”

The air rifle event takes place over two days with competitors taking 60 shots each day. Those with the highest number of “hits” will be named winners. Competitors shoot in a variety of divisions and classes based on the equipment they use, taking both their airgun and support equipment into consideration. The event is governed under the rules of the American Field Target Association.

Field target requires a shooter to successfully manage a course of fire in which they attempt to knock down steel targets set at distances ranging from 15 to 50 yards. The event is open to all ages.

The public is invited to attend the competition as well.

“This event is the largest field target competition in the country outside of the National Championship and is likely the final time all these members of Team USA will compete together before the World Championships in August” says DeBoard.

“We’ve hosted this event the past four years and the field has gotten stronger each year. There are few opportunities to see world class competitors at the top of their game and we invite anyone who is interested to come out and watch it unfold,” states DeBoard.

The match fee is $60 and includes lunch on Saturday along with a free entry in the pistol competition. The pistol-only competition is $25. Those interested in shooting the course for only one day of competing may do so for a fee of $25. One day competitors do not qualify for awards. Registration closes June 30.

For more information, including rules, lodging options and online registration, visit the NRFTC page at http://www.crosman.com/nrftc . Participants may choose to register online, or download and mail their form.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, July 12th

  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Practice range open
  • 1:00 p.m. Crosman facility tour (open to public)
  • 2:00 p.m. Quigley Bucket Challenge*

*A re-creation of the famous scene in the movie “Quigley Down Under” starring Tom Selleck in which the lead character shoots a bucket at an estimated 700 yards. Scaled for airguns: Best of 5 shots at a 1.75″ bucket placed at 55 yards, 10-meter gun (6.5 ft.lb. limit), Open and Iron Sights or non-magnified sights only.

Saturday, July 13th

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 am Practice range open
  • 9:00 a.m. Match begins
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch begins (approximately)
  • Following lunch – Pistol match begins

Sunday, July 14th

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Practice range open
  • 9:00 a.m. Match begins
  • 1:30 p.m. Awards Presentation (approximately)

For further information on Crosman Corporation or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors precision optics products, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s web sites at www.crosman.com, www.centerpointhunting.com, www.gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, marketing coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7–AIRGUN (724-7486).

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Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, CenterPoint® optics, and Crosman®, Game Face™, and Undead Apocalypse® airsoft products. Crosman is a licensee of U.S. Marine Corps airsoft, U.S. Army airsoft, and the exclusive worldwide licensee of Marlin® airguns.

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