Day Two 2016 National Smallbore Conventional Prone Championships


The second day of the 2016 National Smallbore Conventional Prone Championships was overcast, but hot and humid, with challenging winds from six  O’clock

The 50 yard match was shot with the best conditions of the day as Kevin Nevius topped Eric Uptagrafft and Katie Bridges in an incredible three way tie as all posted 400-40X.

The 50 meter line seemed to offer no real challenge to Nevius and Uptagrafft  both with 400-37X with Nevius again taking the upper hand. Mark Gould pulled into third shooting a 400-36X

Uptagrafft at last topped the field in the Dewar posting a 400-35. George Norton and Mark Delcotto were second and third with a 400-37X and 400-36 X respectively.

At the100 yard line Matt Griffin emerged triumphant on the back of a 400-33X with Norton, 400-32X and Mike Serry, 400-29X rounding out the top three.

The aggregate went to Nevius, who was scurrying to make up ground lost on Day One,

and rebounded with a 1600-134X followed by Billy Azzanaro’s clean with 121Xs and Uptagrafft at 1599-139X.

The metallic sight champion is DelCotto who dropped a point on day two to end up with a 3199-265X. Silver and bronze medalist are Uptagrafft, 3198-277X and Hank Gray, 1598-267X.

For two dozen competitors the day ended 7:30 PM with the last shot of the shooting of the Dewar International Postal, which is part of the Roberts team selection. Scores were not available at press time.

Day three begins the any sight matches and the day will end with the metallic sight team match.

Your correspondent in the field wishes to thank Joe Graf for sending him images of the score sheets.

About Hap Rocketto

Hap Rocketto is a Distinguished Rifleman with service and smallbore rifle, member of The Presidents Hundred, and the National Guard’s Chief’s 50. He is a National Smallbore Record holder, a member of the 1600 Club and the Connecticut Shooters’ Hall Of Fame. He was the 2002 Intermediate Senior Three Position National Smallbore Rifle Champion, the 2012 Senior Three Position National Smallbore Rifle Champion a member of the 2007 and 2012 National Four Position Indoor Championship team, coach and captain of the US Drew Cup Team, and adjutant of the United States 2009 Roberts and 2013 Pershing Teams. Rocketto is very active in coaching juniors. He is, along with his brother Steve, a cofounder of the Corporal Digby Hand Schützenverein. A historian of the shooting sports, his work appears in Shooting Sports USA, the late Precision Shooting Magazine, The Outdoor Message, the American Rifleman, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s website, and most recently, the apogee of his literary career,
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2 Responses to Day Two 2016 National Smallbore Conventional Prone Championships

  1. Tony Leone says:

    How many competitors?

  2. Hap Rocketto says:


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