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  • DAY THREE BLACK HAWK OPEN

    DAY THREE BLACK HAWK OPEN:   Congratulations to the trophy winners and thanks to everyone who attended!  Thanks too to all those who made this match work so smoothly.  A quick review of results: Winner – Mounsey – Eric Uptagrafft

    June 12, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Day Four: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400

    Day Four: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400   The four day 640 shot grind began its final day with a leadoff 400-39X at the hands of Justin Tracy. Two thirds of the competitor cleaned the match with Reya Kempley tailing

    June 11, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • DAY TWO: BLACK HAWK OPEN MATCH

    DAY TWO: BLACK HAWK OPEN MATCH   More beautiful weather to match some really nice targets!  Eric Uptagrafft continued his winning ways taking the Iron Aggregate and the Harry Tevis Memorial Trophy with a 1599-141X over first aster  Mark DelCotto

    June 10, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Hap's Corner (more)

  • Edgar Martinez, Ron Blomberg, Ed Jensen, And Me

    by Hap Rocketto While leafing through an old Sports Illustrated magazine, as I waited for Dr. Ron Serra, my optometrist, to call me in for my annual pre-outdoor shooting season checkup. my eye caught an article celebrating the fortieth anniversary

    June 1, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Morton Mumma, Mr. Bryson, and Me

    by Hap Rocketto While researching an article on the Herrick Trophy I ran across an old photo taken at the National Matches featuring ‘Kernel Mumm’s Amateurs.’ LTC Morton C. Mumma, the National Match Executive Officer, had organized a pick-up team

    April 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three-Oh-Eight or 7.62mm

    by Hap Rocketto One of my passions is aviation. It is often said among true aviators that, even in these days of jet powered stealth aircraft; that real airplanes have axles. This harkens back to the early days of flight

    April 2, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • 2017 Nite Owl League, Match 8 Results

    Results from Match 8 of the 2017 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2017-Nite-Owl-Match-8 (PDF, 27KB) 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 21, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Nite Owl League, Match 7 Results

    Results from Match 7 of the 2017 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2017-Nite-Owl-Match-7 (PDF, 29KB) 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 […]

    June 15, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • DAY THREE BLACK HAWK OPEN

    DAY THREE BLACK HAWK OPEN:   Congratulations to the trophy winners and thanks to everyone who attended!  Thanks too to all those who made this match work so smoothly.  A quick review of results: Winner – Mounsey – Eric Uptagrafft 3199-283 Regional 2nd – Mark DelCotto 3199-279 Regional 3rd – Howard Pitts 3197-256 Iron Agg […]

    June 12, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Day Four: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400

    Day Four: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400   The four day 640 shot grind began its final day with a leadoff 400-39X at the hands of Justin Tracy. Two thirds of the competitor cleaned the match with Reya Kempley tailing Tracy by and X for second. George Harris pulled into second on a tie breaker […]

    June 11, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • DAY TWO: BLACK HAWK OPEN MATCH

    DAY TWO: BLACK HAWK OPEN MATCH   More beautiful weather to match some really nice targets!  Eric Uptagrafft continued his winning ways taking the Iron Aggregate and the Harry Tevis Memorial Trophy with a 1599-141X over first aster  Mark DelCotto who shot a 1599-133X.  Uptagrafft was winner of the first three matches of the day […]

    June 10, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Day Three: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400

    Day Three: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400   With the metallic sight match completed scopes came out of their boxes and the Mid Atlantic took on a new flavor. As expected 400s bloomed like desert wild flowers after a rain storm. The handsomely mustachioed George Harris jumped to the fore with a near perfect 400-39X […]

    June 10, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Day Two: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400

    Day Two: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400   Day two of the 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400 began much the same as day one. With good conditions 15 shooters cleaned the 50 yard metallic sight match. Steve Angeli, the most recent member of the 6400 club-a score he shot with irons at the Mid Atlantic in […]

    June 10, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Day One of the Black Hawk Open

    Day One of the Black Hawk Open has concluded.  Winner of the English Match was Eric Uptagrafft with a 597-39X, followed by first Master Howard Pitts, 589-36X, second Master Patrick Sunderman, 589-32X close behind.  F-Class was a tight race with Richard Bordelon pulling out the win 596-46 over David Rabin’s 595-38  In the 3-P event, […]

    June 10, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Day One: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400

    Day One: The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400   The 2017 Mid Atlantic 6400 began today as one would expect the premier east coast 6400 to begin, hard and fast. In the first event, 40 shots with metallic sights at 50 yards, 16 perfect scores were recorded. Leading the pack was Reya Kempley, even though her […]

    June 9, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Yes. HPM is ON tonight.

    Yes. HPM is ON tonight. Mike will open the gate around 5pm.

    June 8, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Nite Owl League, Match 6 Results

    Results from Match 6 of the 2017 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2017-Nite-Owl-Match-6 (PDF, 15KB) 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 […]

    June 7, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Edgar Martinez, Ron Blomberg, Ed Jensen, And Me

    by Hap Rocketto While leafing through an old Sports Illustrated magazine, as I waited for Dr. Ron Serra, my optometrist, to call me in for my annual pre-outdoor shooting season checkup. my eye caught an article celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the Designated Hitter by Steve Rushin. The minutia and out of the ordinary things […]

    June 1, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Nite Owl League, Match 5 Results

    Results from Match 5 of the 2017 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2017-Nite-Owl-Match-5 (PDF, 29KB) 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 […]

    May 31, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Rhode Island NRA Conventional Prone Regional

    2017 Rhode Island NRA Conventional Prone Regional Spring in Rhode Island had been long in coming. The long awaited sun warmed the smallbore range at the Smithfield Sportsmen’s Club as shooters unrolled mats and began assembling their equipment for the 2017 Rhode Island NRA Conventional Prone Regional which also piggy backed the Rhode Island Revolver […]

    May 25, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Nite Owl League, Match 4 Results

    Results from Match 4 of the 2017 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2017-Nite-Owl-Match-4 (PDF, 32KB) 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 […]

    May 24, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Nite Owl League, Match 3 Results

    Results from Match 3 of the 2017 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2017-Nite-Owl-Match-3 (PDF, 32KB) 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 […]

    May 17, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Nite Owl League, Match 2 Results

    Results from Match 2 of the 2017 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2017-Nite-Owl-Match-2 (PDF, 31KB) 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 […]

    May 10, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2017 Nite Owl League, Match 1 Results

    Results from Match 1 of the 2017 Nite Owl League can be viewed below: 2017-Nite-Owl-Match-1 (PDF, 29KB) 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 […]

    May 3, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Joe Farmer - Smallbore Prone Shooting's Rip Van Winkle

    Joe Farmer – Smallbore Prone Shooting’s Rip Van Winkle

    Joe Farmer – Smallbore Prone Shooting’s Rip Van Winkle By Hap Rocketto Joe Farmer, who passed away on April 30, 2017, was raised in Rifle, Colorado and, perhaps, that is all that might need be said about this outstanding octogenarian rifleman, but the story is more involved then that simple fact. As a young man he found […]

    May 1, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Morton Mumma, Mr. Bryson, and Me

    by Hap Rocketto While researching an article on the Herrick Trophy I ran across an old photo taken at the National Matches featuring ‘Kernel Mumm’s Amateurs.’ LTC Morton C. Mumma, the National Match Executive Officer, had organized a pick-up team of some of the most prominent shooters of the day, the likes of Frank Kahrs, […]

    April 30, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) Start Thursday, 4/27/17

    Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) Start Thursday, 4/27/17

    Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) start this Thursday, April 27th. Don’t forget to bring your outdoor stuff…like clips for your target and a windmill if you have one. First shots down range at 6 p.m. Range gate is generally open by 5:15 p.m.

    April 24, 2017 | 1 comment | View Post