By Kyle Jillson | January 24 2012 14:55

HQ Moody, National Rifle Manager here at the NRA, wrote this bit on the upcoming 2012 NRA National Metric Championships, which will be held at its regular location this summer at the Wa-Ke-De Range in Bristol, Indiana.

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The dates for the 2012 NRA National Metric Championship have been established.

The Championships will be held on the Wa-Ke-‘Da Rifle Range, Bristol IN, in July, just prior to the National Conventional Championships at Camp Perry.

Championship dates for the Metric Prone Championship are planned to end one day prior to the first position practice, thus, giving interested shooters time to register for the Conventional National Championships. Camp Perry is just about a three hour drive from the Wa-Ke-De Range.

The dates are as follows:

  • Position – July 13-15 (Jul 13th is a practice day)
  • Prone – July 15-17 (The afternoon of Jul 15th is a practice day)

The Metric Awards will again feature the silver and gold belt buckles for the National Category and place winners. We are also planning a pay-as-you-go dinner Saturday, July 14, 2012 for competitors, families, and staff.

Registration for the NRA National Metric Championship will start April 2nd. Smallbore Rifle Position and Prone competitors can register by calling 703-267-1475. The Championship is limited to only 200 competitors for prone and 200 competitors for position due to range capacity. Competitors will receive their squadding immediately upon registration and payment of entry fee; a confirmation will be sent confirming registration and squadding.

Located just 10 minutes away from Elkhart, IN, the Wa-Ke-Da Rifle Range is located on Highway 120 just a mile and a half east of Bristol. Nestled within pine trees, the range boasts of 100 covered firing points laid out on an asphalt firing line.

Several major hotels and restaurants are just minutes away from the range. The local area has a lively Amish community with many shops for enjoyment. There are several golf courses and theme parks in the area.

Campers can camp on the range that has limited space with hook-up available. There are also several commercial camp grounds within a 15 mile radius of the range.

The Jameson Inn, 3010 Brittany Court, Elkhart, IN 46514 (574-265-7222), is the host hotel with the same special rates for competitors who identify themselves as part of the National Metric Championship.

The NRA National Metric Championship program will be available on line in March. Please contact HQ Moody, NRA National Rifle Manager (703-267-1475 or email: HMoody@NRAHQ.ORG), should you have additional questions or comments.

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