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While Hap is no longer with us he did leave over two dozen unpublished articles. Beginning August 1, 2021 the remaining articles will be published. One will be published each month on the first of the month. Once all the … Continue reading
Visiting hours are on Thursday July 22 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, RI. Funeral service will take place Friday July 23 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial with Full Military … Continue reading
It is with great sorrow that pronematch.com announces the passing of Harold “Hap” Rocketto on July 8, 2021 at the age of 74. The shooting community has lost it historian who was also a distinguished rifleman. Harold “Hap” Rocketto, his … Continue reading
Hopkinton Prone Matches (HPM) start this Thursday, April 25th. 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.
by Joe Graf The 2014-2015 Rhode Island Indoor Smallbore rifle season has come to an end. This was a challenging year due to the number of storms causing a record number of make-up matches. When the season did finally end … Continue reading
Day one of the prone phase of the National Matches has greeted shooters… Continue reading
With the start of the Smallbore National Championships next week it is time to begin thinking about the post summer matches. RI will kick off the post Labor Day outdoor matches with a one-day Metric Prone Regional on Saturday September … Continue reading
The RI Smallbore Rifle League held its annual dinner and awards night on Saturday April 28th at the Varnum Memorial Armory. Attendees were able to tour the museum containing military firearms, uniforms, equipment, and artifacts from the 16th century to … Continue reading
Each year the top shooter from the Massachusetts South Shore League compete against the top shooter from the RI Smallbore Rifle League in the Goodwill Trophy Team Match. The two leagues alternate hosting the match and this year Rhode Island … Continue reading
The RI NRA Indoor 3-P State Championship is set for Sunday March 25, 2012. The program can be downloaded below. The big change this year is that the match is a half-course (60-shots) instead of a 120-shot full course. Hopefully … Continue reading
Founded 80 years ago in 1931, the RI Smallbore Rifle League is kicking off another season next week. The league shoots Thursday evenings with half the matches being postal matches and the other half being shoulder-to-shoulder competition. The course of … Continue reading
submitted by Joe Graf The RI conventional prone regional/state championship is being held at Newport Rifle Club in Middletown, RI on Sunday September 11th. We are limited to 18 participants. When registering, please provide the following: Name NRA Outdoor Conventional … Continue reading
The 2011 RI Metric Prone Regional / State Championship drew 20 competitors from 4 New England states. This year’s one-day metric prone regional brought about a change to the course of fire from prior years. A second Dewar match was … Continue reading
Top shooters from MA and RI face-off at the annual Goodwill Match… Continue reading
The Varnum Memorial Armory was the site of RI Smallbore Rifle League’s 2011 awards banquet. Attendees were able to tour the museum containing military firearms, uniforms, equipment, and artifacts from the 16th century to the present before enjoying their dinner. … Continue reading
Metric Day 1 Metallic Sights 1. Shawn Carpenter-1131 2. Bill Neff-1126 3. Joe Graf-1122 Conditions: Gusty winds to 40mph, cloudy and 50 degrees.
This week we get to know Josie Burzynski a bit better… Continue reading
The purpose of the “Shooter Spotlight” is to help shooters get to know their fellow competitors a little bit better. We cover a wide range of shooters from “Marksman to Master.” This is the 53rd interview in the series. Where … Continue reading
The 2010 RI combined Regional State Championship was hosted by Newport Rifle Club… Continue reading