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  • Bristol Wrap-Up

    Bristol Wrap-Up

    The 2015 Smallbore Championships closed out today with the Metric Any Sight Match. The conditions changed remarkably from metallic sights with a benign wind and comfortable temperatures. A 398-28X shot by Howard Pitts won the meter match with the Dewar

    July 22, 2015 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Bristol Metric Prone Day One

    by Hap Rocketto Perhaps Aeolus had grown upset by the cavalier attitude of the many riflemen and women who, grown complacent during the any sight phase of Conventional prone, presumed that Metric’s only challenge would be the smaller target. The 71 shooters

    July 21, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bristol Conventional Prone Wrap Up

    Conventional Prone Wrap Up by Hap Rocketto Anysight competition was tough. There was rain and wind and heat, and humidity, delays but the competition seemed to be inured to the discomfort. Octogenarian Joe Farmer took day one of any sights

    July 19, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Hap's Corner (more)

  • When I am dead and opened…

    by Hap Rocketto Calais lies just 21 miles across la Manche from the White Cliffs of Dover. The closest French territory to England, it was annexed by Edward III in 1347, and would remain an important English economic entity for the next

    July 2, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Jacksonville and Bristol

    by Hap Rocketto Being a New Englander one can never be far from some of the nation’s greatest philosophers and writers. Not only because Bay State author John Cheever once proclaimed that all literary men are Red Sox fans, but

    May 31, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes…

    by Hap Rocketto It has been more than six decades since I wiled away lazy days in the cradle of my education, Mrs. Levinson’s kindergarten class, at Harbor School. The boxy three story red brick building, known to its inhabitants

    May 1, 2015 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • 2015 Nite Owl League, Match 12 Results

    Results from Match 12 of the 2015 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2015-Nite-Owl-Match-12 (PDF, 63KB) The Nite Owl League is a smallbore prone league that shoots 40 shots at 100 yards, each week, throughout the summer. HPM participates in this league and scores are submitted weekly to the the Nite Owl statistician. Complete results are posted at http://pronematch.com/all-results/nite-owl-league/ so you […]

    July 24, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • No HPM Match Tonight (7/23)

    A reminder that there is NO HPM match tonight (7/23). We will resume next Thursday, July 30.

    July 23, 2015 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Bristol Wrap-Up

    Bristol Wrap-Up

    The 2015 Smallbore Championships closed out today with the Metric Any Sight Match. The conditions changed remarkably from metallic sights with a benign wind and comfortable temperatures. A 398-28X shot by Howard Pitts won the meter match with the Dewar going to Joe Farmer who shot a 398-26X and then fired 393-25 which game the […]

    July 22, 2015 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Bristol Metric Prone Day One

    by Hap Rocketto Perhaps Aeolus had grown upset by the cavalier attitude of the many riflemen and women who, grown complacent during the any sight phase of Conventional prone, presumed that Metric’s only challenge would be the smaller target. The 71 shooters were taught the error of their false pride as the winds flicked left and right, […]

    July 21, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bristol Conventional Prone Wrap Up

    Conventional Prone Wrap Up by Hap Rocketto Anysight competition was tough. There was rain and wind and heat, and humidity, delays but the competition seemed to be inured to the discomfort. Octogenarian Joe Farmer took day one of any sights with a 1200-108X. Intermediate Junior Clayton Hanson was second posting a 1200-97X, while IJ Woman […]

    July 19, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2015 Nite Owl League, Match 11 Results

    Results from Match 11 of the 2015 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2015-Nite-Owl-Match-11 (PDF, 62KB) The Nite Owl League is a smallbore prone league that shoots 40 shots at 100 yards, each week, throughout the summer. HPM participates in this league and scores are submitted weekly to the the Nite Owl statistician. Complete results are posted at http://pronematch.com/all-results/nite-owl-league/ so you […]

    July 16, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bristol Day Two Conventional Prone

    On the second day of metallic sights the wind took a 180 degree turn, metaphorically speaking. The unpredictable gusts and let offs of Day One gave way to a more readable and consistent wind. Newport Rhode Island Rifle Clubs, Michele Makucevich lead the 12 possible shot at 50 Meters with a 400-36X. Howard Pitts cleaned […]

    July 16, 2015 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Bristol Day One Conventional Prone

    It was a tough day at Bristol for the first day of conventional prone. Nice and bright with a comfortable temperature but with very devious winds. There was little mirage and the wind flags spent most of the day dancing in seemingly random directions unrelated to each other. With about 390 chances to shoot a […]

    July 15, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Bristol Position

    Virginia Thrasher, who will attend West Virginia in the fall, led the youth movement at the position matches by sweeping metric. After the first day she had a 30 point lead on the field and never looked back. Around 75% of the position competitors were juniors. In conventional position Thrasher started strong but could not […]

    July 15, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2015 Nite Owl League, Match 10 Results

    Results from Match 10 of the 2015 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2015-Nite-Owl-Match-10 (PDF, 73KB) The Nite Owl League is a smallbore prone league that shoots 40 shots at 100 yards, each week, throughout the summer. HPM participates in this league and scores are submitted weekly to the the Nite Owl statistician. Complete results are posted at http://pronematch.com/all-results/nite-owl-league/ so you can […]

    July 8, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • When I am dead and opened…

    by Hap Rocketto Calais lies just 21 miles across la Manche from the White Cliffs of Dover. The closest French territory to England, it was annexed by Edward III in 1347, and would remain an important English economic entity for the next two centuries for it gave the “Sceptered Isle” entry to Europe and its important wool, […]

    July 2, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2015 Nite Owl League, Match 9 Results

    Results from Match 9 of the 2015 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2015-Nite-Owl-Match-9 (PDF, 72KB) The Nite Owl League is a smallbore prone league that shoots 40 shots at 100 yards, each week, throughout the summer. HPM participates in this league and scores are submitted weekly to the the Nite Owl statistician. Complete results are posted at http://pronematch.com/all-results/nite-owl-league/ so you […]

    July 1, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • July 2015 Issue of Shooting Sports USA

    July 2015 Issue of Shooting Sports USA

    The latest issue of Shooting Sports USA is available here.

    July 1, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • CT: Perry? Warm-Up Results

    CT: Perry? Warm-Up Results

    2015 Bell City NRA Metric Prone Regional by Digby Hand The 2015 Bell City NRA Metric Prone Regional was a bit of a family affair. Among the competitors spreading their mats on the Bell City firing line on June 27th were three sets of siblings, the Rocketto brothers, the Reynolds sisters and the brother and sister […]

    June 28, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2015 Nite Owl League, Match 8 Results

    Results from Match 8 of the 2015 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2015-Nite-Owl-Match-8 (PDF, 56KB) The Nite Owl League is a smallbore prone league that shoots 40 shots at 100 yards, each week, throughout the summer. HPM participates in this league and scores are submitted weekly to the the Nite Owl statistician. Complete results are posted at http://pronematch.com/all-results/nite-owl-league/ so you […]

    June 24, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • PA: Mid-Atlantic 6400 Results

    PA: Mid-Atlantic 6400 Results: 2015-pa-6400 (PDF, 1.4MB)

    June 22, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Blackhawk Open Results

    English Match Winner: Hank Gray 592-31 Black Hawk Annual Match Mounsey Trophy (Grand Agg) Hank Gray 3197-265 Tevis Trophy (Iron Agg) Hank Gray 1599-132 Waters Trophy (Any Agg) David Chesser 1599-120 Carlsen Trophy (High Lady) Abigail Wensell 3117-124 Archer Trophy (Civilian Dewar Agg) Doug McNash 799-52 Recker Trophy (100 Any Winner) David Chesser 400-26 Moroney […]

    June 21, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • CT: 3P Regional Results

    CT NRA 3-Position Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Regional submitted by Deb Lyman The 2015 Connecticut NRA 3 Position Outdoor Smallbore Regional was contested on the quaint, secluded Dinan Range on June 20th in Wallingford and featured a tough sparring match between Sydney Katz, Michael Acampora, Josh Lindgren, and Sophia Cuozzo. Cuozzo jumped to the front winning […]

    June 21, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • RI: Conv Prone Results

    The 2015 NRA Conventional Prone Regional and RIRRA Championship by Digby Hand American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes on June 6, becoming the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since 1978, ending a drought of 37 years. Two weeks later Jeff Doerschler won the 2015 NRA Conventional Prone Regional winning the Rhode Island Smallbore Triple […]

    June 21, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • CT: Midnite Moonlite Results, Match 3-4

    CT: Midnite Moonlite Results, Match 3-4: 2015-midnite-moonlite-3 (PDF, 191KB) 2015-midnite-moonlite-4 (PDF, 189KB)  

    June 19, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2015 Nite Owl League, Match 7 Results

    Results from Match 7 of the 2015 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2015-Nite-Owl-Match-7 (PDF, 73KB) The Nite Owl League is a smallbore prone league that shoots 40 shots at 100 yards, each week, throughout the summer. HPM participates in this league and scores are submitted weekly to the the Nite Owl statistician. Complete results are posted at http://pronematch.com/all-results/nite-owl-league/ so you can see […]

    June 17, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post