Raton, New Mexico - Fresh on the heels of the America Cup Match this summer during the Long Range High Power Championships in Camp Perry, we're getting the proverbial band back together for another run. But this time we're going F-Class.
The F-Class World Championships will take place next August at the Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. For four days, shooters from across the globe will come from as far as Africa and Europe to compete for the crown.
"It's another first for us," said NRA National Rifle Manager Sherri Judd. "The first time the competition will be hosted here in the United States."
And what better place then the wide open plains of the Whittington Center.
For those of you who don't know, or remember, F-Class comes in two classes: Open & T/R. In the Open Category, you're shooting a up to twenty-two pounds worth of rifle from your shoulder with a caliber limit of .35. In T/R, it's 18.18 pounds of rifle fired from a sling or bi-pod with a caliber limit of .223 or an unmodified .308.
"You can come out early and catch the 2013 US F-Class National Championships from August 18-20," said Judd. "Then stay for the World Championships from August 23-27. Ten days of F-Class rifles."
Kind of sounds like the beginning of a song.