NRA Announces Sponsors for 2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship

2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship

BRISTOL, Ind. -( The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the sponsors for the 2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship, scheduled for July 18-30, 2018, at Chief Wa-Ke'-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Ind. This year’s sponsors include Lapua, Ruger, SK, Champion’s Choice, ELEY, FN America, Krieger Barrels, Lauer Custom Weaponry, O.F. Mossberg & Sons and Otis Technology.

The NRA National Matches build upon a century of shooting sports heritage and traditions, and for the fourth year the NRA National Smallbore Championships will bring the legacy and excitement of the prestigious competitive shooting match to Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range, just 200 miles north of Camp Atterbury and 160 miles west of Camp Perry.

The nation’s finest civilian and military marksmen will convene on Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range’s 100 covered firing points ranges for nearly two weeks of smallbore rifle competition in a variety of formats. The matches will once again include Conventional Prone, Conventional Three-Position, Metric Prone and Metric Three-Position Championships, wherein competitors shoot Metallic Sights, Any Sights, and Team Matches. This year the championship will also feature Smallbore F-Class matches as a new addition to the lineup.

Just before the Smallbore Championships, Bristol will also host the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp scheduled for July 14-18, 2018. Relocated from Ohio and celebrating its inaugural year at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range, the camp’s new location will offer all of the same excellent intermediate camp experiences for high school age students, along with several new and exciting additions. This year’s NRA Junior Smallbore Camp will be sponsored by SK.  SK will provide product support during NRA Junior Smallbore Camp and continue to support junior shooters during the NRA/SK Mentor Match at the NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships.

For more information about the 2018 NRA Smallbore National Matches, including registration, calendar of events, official program, and more, visit the official website by clicking here. For more about the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp, click here.

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    1. Hello. Did you know this ? I.m wondering if any of the residents at this site can provide a logical explanation for why what I post below is happening. And if not, what can america’s leaders and courts do to fix this problem? Gun dealers and those incapable of simple logic need not respond. Stay on topic if you can.
      Why is there so little information about gun violence? It’s simple. Because the National Rifle Association and its friends in Congress don’t want us to know that guns are the key to gun violence. Beginning in the early 1990s, researchers examined whether having a gun in the home was more likely to protect occupants from crime (e.g., self-defense) or more likely to increase their risk of violent crime. Several studies showed that individuals with guns in the home were nearly three times more likely to die from homicide or suicide than those who did not.
      This research was so damning that the NRA sent its lobbyists to strong-arm politicians in Congress to stop it. Since several of those early studies had been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the NRA demanded that Congress eliminate all funding for gun violence research from the NIH budget. They succeeded, but only in curtailing NIH research.
      CDC continued to fund studies despite pressure from pro-gun groups. Again, the gun lobbyists descended on lawmakers and convinced them to put the industry’s profits first. In 1996, Congress passed the Dickey Amendment, which effectively banned the CDC from funding any research on gun violence as a public health issue. In the 22 years since, more than 600,000 Americans have died from gun violence. Be aware that the AMA is also wanting to examine how to reduce gun violence. The NRA? Any measure which reduces gun sales and ammo sales or accessories sales is rue to be opposed by the nra gun lobby and its network of politicians who accept their PAC and campaign money. The NRA is not a benign gun club . Far from it.

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