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The first day for a shooter consists of qualification targets at ranges of 1,543 yards, 1,722 yards, 1,888 yards, and 1,953 yards. Five shots were allotted to the first target, and three shots for the subsequent targets. If at any point you don’t make a single hit at a given distance, do not pass go, do not collect $200, and you’re out of the competition.
Scoring is designed to reward early hits. For example, since 1,543 yards has five shots, a first round hit equals 1543*5 points (7,715), a second round hit equals 1543*4 points (6,172), and so on. Total time for these targets must not exceed nine minutes — when you count in bullet flight time, there’s not a whole lot of room for error and correction.
After every shooter completes the qualification stages, the top 10 scores move onto the finals. Ranges for the finals were 2,667 yards, 3,028 yards, and 3,368 yards. Each target had five shots allotted, and the scoring system remained the same: Hit early and rack up the points, miss all and you don’t advance.
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Shooters can take part in competitive shooting, rifle and pistol silhouette, bullseye disciplines, and even black powder muzzle-loading rifles.
Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.