Randle Doubles and Made In America Match Results

Two of the more popular matches fired each year at Camp Perry during
smallbore are relatively new. Conceived by Patti Clark, of the NRA Board of
Directors, who is a long time smallbore competitor and a member of the
Smallbore Committee, the Randle Doubles Match pairs an seasoned competitor
with a less experienced one.  The two person teams, which are allowed a
coach, shoot across a Dewar Course using either metallic or any sights.  The
idea is to enable the experienced shooter some shooting knowledge with his
partner.  By and large the teams are made up of an adult and a junior, with
the junior quite often being the more experienced shooter. Occasionally a
tyro adult is teamed with another adult.

The match is more commonly known as the Mentor Match although the winners
come to the stage to be presented Randle Double Cup Plaques, which gives the
match its more formal name.  Awards are distributed by the Lewis System
which gives a broad spectrum of shooters a chance to win class awards which
are awarded on the firing line.

This year there were 72 teams in competition with Bill Neff and Amy Fister
posting a 799-55X top win.  It might be noted that the mentor dropped the
point on this team, not the mentee.

The second match is the Made In America Match which required that all major
equipment used in competition be home grown. The line is usually packed with
Winchester 52s, Remington 40Xs and 37s, Kimbers, and the occasional Hall,
Turbo, Morgan, or Ballard action.

In addition to an award to the high score there are two presentations for
the most unique and original rifle. This year Long Range specialist Kent
Reeve won the match with his Turbo action. George Pantazelos took the most
unique award with his plumber’s nightmare home built around a Hal action.
Tom Bubolz’s pristine Remington Model 37 was the most original.

Complete results can be downloaded here:
2012-Mentor-Match (PDF, 14KB)
2012-Made-In-America (PDF, 7KB)


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, pronematch.com.
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2 Responses to Randle Doubles and Made In America Match Results

  1. Jim says:


    Regarding the Made in America match – Rule 23.3.17 Ammunition, states “Must be made in America”.

    Is that rule enforced at Perry and if so, what made in America ammunition are the top finishers using?



  2. Hap says:


    I do not believe that the Made In America Match sponsor enforces the MIA ammunition rule at Perry.

    While the NRA Rule Book requires it, the MIA at Perry is not approved or registered. This allows for the match director-a member of the Smallbore Commitee for this fun event, to be more liberal in the application of the rules.



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