Is there just not enough competition going on for you even with Camp Perry? Can't wait until Camp Perry's rifle phases? Good, because NRA's third annual Metric National Championship is about to start.
Held on the Wa-Ke-‘Da Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana, July 13-17, the championship consists of both Position and Prone portions.
Despite being so close to the National Matches, the championship ends just before Camp Perry's smallbore practice begins on July 18. Bristol is also a short drive from Camp Perry and many shooters compete at both places, using the Metric Championship as some last minute practice before the big show.
"Without doubt, the NRA National Metric Championship is one of the most enjoyable NRA Tournaments that provides a great competition on a fabulous facility," said H.Q. Moody, NRA's Rifle Manager and the Match Director.
If you're not going this year, there's always 2013. You'd better keep your tabs here or on Metric's website for registration information. Due to range capacity, the championships are limited to 200 shooters for both Position and Prone.
So you can show off your accomplishments, the Metric Championship's awards for the National category and place winners are silver and gold belt buckles - pretty cool.
Starting with Metric, the National Matches at Camp Perry follow, which are in turn followed by The Olympics. This is going to be a great summer for smallbore fans.