Sunday, December 30, 2012


Please note that there are some revisions and additions to the blog site.These have to do with the links and services which are available and are all listed on the right hand side of the page.

New  At the very top at the right is a new link to the Benchrest shooting site
Then, next is the link to the weather service.
Below that is the option to translate the page from English to any other language.
Third from the top is the option to have each new post arrive in your e-mail inbox automatically. 
Next is the option to search the blog-site (as well as the links).

Friday, December 28, 2012



New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
and to our friends in
other provinces
and the USA

We extend
 best wishes
for a joyful 
Holiday Season
 and for a 

New Year

We hope to see you all 
                at the range in

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The Annual meeting of the RNBRA - Fullbore Section was held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Blue Bird Motel in Sussex. The following members were present :
Daniel Chisholm, Don Coleman, Wayde Clifford, Bert deVink, Brian Doherty, John Holleran, Conrad  Leroux, Michael Lutes, Ron Mason, Paul McIlveen, Tom Nowlan, John Stamp,  Steven Stewart, Ron Surette.
The chairperson for the meeting was Daniel Chisholm and the recording secretary was Bert deVink. The meeting was called to order at 10:00 am. The agenda was as follows:

1.      Treasurer's Report
2.       Insurance
3.       Mandatory Membership to DCRA
4.       Electronic Targets
5.       Match Fees, Budgets, Awards
6.       Nomination and Election of Officers
7.       Batouche - DRSOs
8.       First Aid Courses
9.       Trophy Book, Blazer Crests         
10.     Membership List
11.     Pre-registration For RNBRA Fullbore Section APM
12.     2013 Shooting and Match Schedule

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New RNBRA Executive

Here is the new (for 2012 - 2013) executive of the RNBRA. These folks have already worked hard on behalf of shooters across the province and continue to do so. Hearty congratulations from the fullbore/long-range crowd.
Bob Kierstead - president
Steve Stewart - past president
Paul Richie - 1st vice president
Morrill Sisk - 2nd vice president
Lorraine Chapman - recording secretary
Don Coleman - membership secretary
Bobby Jones - treasurer
Matt Wolf - director at large
Ed Chapman - director at large
Wayde Clifford - director at large
Michael Lutes - fullbore section liaison 

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Sunday, November 25, 2012


On Sunday, 25 November, the three Maritimes Provincial Rifle Associations met in Amherst NS at the Wandlyn Motel for our annual scheduling meeting (This is known as the High Power or Full Bore Committee).  This is to confirm the dates of our shared matches, and to co-ordinate key dates in our schedules (e.g. so our APMs don't conflict with each other or with DCRA etc.).
New Brunswick was represented by Daniel Chisholm, Conrad Leroux, Mike Lutes, Ron Surette, and Bert deVink .  The chairperson of this meeting was Daniel Chisholm while Wendy Reid was the recording secretary.

The full minutes are available by clicking on this link - Full Bore Committee Meeting - 2012 .Below you will find some of the highlights of this meeting:

Monday, October 29, 2012


Every four years the World F-Class Championships are held somewhere in the fullbore world. In 2009 Bisley hosted this event. In 2013 Raton, New Mexico will  be the venue for the World Championships and in 2017 the Worlds will be shot at the Connaught Ranges outside of Ottawa. It would be cool if New Brunswick could send a shooter to be a member of the Canadian Team for 2017 (maybe too late for 2013 ?).

The National F-Class Team is raising money for the trip to Raton by selling raffle tickets on a custom built rifle. Here is a link to a poster describing the rifle etc.
Matt Wolf, who is on the DCRA F-Class Committee, has 7-8 tickets left. Only 500 tickets will  be sold and they are $20 each. You can contact Matt at

For those of you interested in looking into shooting at the 2017 World Championships you can begin by following the World Championship Thread on Gunnutz
Also look into the DCRA Website found here.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012


This year the mini Palma was held in Nashua, New Hampshire On September 15, 2012. It is a custom that the Mini Palma rotates between an Atlantic Provinces and a New England venue annually - so next year it will be in Canada again.

(above pictures thanks to Michelle Cormier)

Based on the pictures see here more pictures of the event, (thanks Jim Hahn) , and the reports, a very good time was had this year by all participants. Our American colleagues put on a terrific event and hosted a wonderful dinner as well.
Here are the results (part of this was borrowed from Jim Hahn who did a similar write up). Jim says that it rained for a while prior to beginning the match and then it turned sunny for the entire event. Light winds increased to fishtailing strong winds during the second match and became light again for match three. Although the Maritime Provinces shooters began the match with a good lead, by the end of the match three, New England shooters had won.
New England scored 5908.267 and the Maritime Provinces 5875.248
Many thanks to John Marshall for his able organization and captaincy before and during this event. Congratulations to Ray Smeltzer who had the High Individual Score.


          TR Class:       Ray Smeltzer           598.30
                               Jeff Jenkins               590.24
                               Daniel Chisholm        584.26
                               Mike Lutes                584.18
                               Michelle Cormier        582.18
                               Mitch MacLeod          573.14
        FTR Class:     Al Mutch                    598.39
                              Leo D'Amour              597.36
                              Conrad Leroux            594.25
        Captain and Coach:   John Marshall

Many Thanks to Jim Hahn and the other New England hosts for their time and effort in hosting this match. Also thanks to Berger Bullets for their support and prizes.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Saturday, September 8, 2012 we ran the second fullbore match of the year at Springfield. This is the Springfield Long Range Challenge and BBQ and is sanctioned by RNBRA Fullbore Section.  This was the last scheduled fullbore match of the 2012 season.
Firstly, many thanks to John Holleran for his work to make this match a success -  both in organizing the match and in learning to use the electronic scoring system.  Six shooters, all FTR, attended with the following results:

Name                                                      500m     600m     800m      900m       Grand Agg.

Bob Kierstead                                       50.8       50.7        50.6         48.3           198.24
Paul McIlveen                                       50.6       49.7        50.7         48.5           197.25
Jeff Seely                                              49.6       49.4        49.5         48.3           195.18
Brian Doherty                                        50.8       50.5        48.4         33.3           181.20
John Holleran                                       50.9       50.6        48.4          ----             148.19
Andre Charlebois                                  45.1       43.3        37.1          23.1           148.06

Match name: Springfield Long Range BBQ (PLEASE NOTE:  the BBQ portion has been cancelled)
Date: Saturday,  September 8, 2012
Time: registration 09:30, first shot downrange 10:00
Cost: $20
Course of fire: (total 48 rounds for the day)

500m - 2 convertible sighters and 10 rounds on score
600m - 2 convertible sighters and 10 rounds on score
800m - 2 convertible sighters and 10 rounds on score
900m - 2 convertible sighters and 10 rounds on score

Targets: standard DCRA 500m/600m and Long Range targets.  Note that electronic targets will be used; a sighted-in rifle is mandatory.  Please bring a tablet/smartphone etc if you have one.

Classes of Rifles: all regular RNBRA classes will be accommodated; new classes will be added if attendance permits
TR - iron sighted target rifle, jacket and sling, .223 or .308
MTR - .223 or .308, any sights, bipods permitted, no rear rest permitted
F-Open - any calibre, any sight, any means of front and rear support
F-TR - .223 or .308, bipod, any sight, any rear support

Prizes: RNBA Fullbore medals will be awarded to the winner of any class that has two or more shooters

Match Director: John Holleran - RSVP to  "John Holleran" <>

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Monday, September 3, 2012


The Atlantic Championships was held on September 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2012 in
 New Brunswick at the Batouche Range on Base Gagetown.
The Atlantic Championships this year were very well organized by Daniel Chisholm with the help of John Holleran. Conrad Leroux did an excellent job of record keeping, bookkeeping and statistics. Thanks to all those who helped out and who worked behind the scenes to make this a very successful event. Twenty two shooters were in attendance from all three Maritime Provinces and also from "La Belle Province". Our thanks to the shooters who travelled from a distance and who added to the success of this event.
The weather also contributed in that we had two days of perfect shooting weather and only one range with some rain on Sunday.
Conrad has prepared a detailed spreadsheet of results which are available here
A summary of results follow below:
Winners of the Overall Aggregate:   TR - Ray Smeltzer 595.63  
(HPS=600.120TR, 720FClass)           FTR -  Andrew Webber 689
                                                        FO - Leo d'Amour 698

Winners of the Lady Slipper Match:   TR - Ray Smeltzer 148.16
(HPS=150.30TR, 180FClass)              FTR - Andrew Webber - 169
                                                          FO - Leo d'Amour - 170

Winners of the Blue Nose Match:   TR - Daniel Chisholm - 150.19
(HPS=150.30TR, 180 FClass)         FTR - Paul Bastarache - 174
                                                      FO - Bert deVink - 177

Winners of the Herring Choker Match:  TR - Barry Langille - 149.20
(HPS=150.30TR, 180 FClass)                 FTR - Andrew Webber - 174
                                                              FO - Leo d'Amour - 178

Winners of the Down-East Match:  TR - Ray Smeltzer - 149.17
(HPS=150.30TR, 180 FClass)        FTR - Andrew Webber - 172
                                                     FO - Leo d'Amour - 177

DIRECTIONS: Enter Base Main Gate at Lawrence and Broad Road (Route 660); then second  right; continue to Range Control Gate; register with Range Control, (you'll need Driver's License and Registration), and get directions to Batouche Range.

MATCH FEES: Normal fee $100, $50 for juniors under 21

MATCH DIRECTOR: Daniel Chisholm
MATCH CONDITIONS: Basic rules for this event were discussed during the Fullbore Meeting in November of 2011. A link to this meeting is:   Maritime Fullbore Meeting - 2011

MINI-PALMA TEAM SELECTION: Based on the results of the Atlantic Championships, a 10 shooter team of 7 TR and 3 F-Class shooters will be selected. This team will represent Atlantic Canada at the September 15th Mini-Palma match against a team from New England in Nashua, New Hampshire (map link).

Saturday, September 1, 2012 (Registration at 12:00 noon; Shooting starts at 1:00)
          Lady Slipper - 300m - 2 practice, 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score
          Lady Slipper - 500m - 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score
          Lady Slipper - 600m - 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score

Sunday, September 2, 2012   (Shooting starts at 8:30am)
          Blue Nose - 300m - 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score
          Blue Nose - 500m - 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score
          Blue Nose - 600m - 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score

          Herring Choker - 300m - 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score
          Herring Choker - 500m - 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score
          Herring Choker - 600m - 2 conv. sighters, 10 shots on score

Monday, September4 3, 2012  (Shooting starts at 8:30am)
          Down East - 800m - 2 conv. sighters, 15 shots on score
          Down East - 900m - 2 conv. sighters, 15 shots on score
         (Award presentations on range)

1.   Registration is on Saturday, September 1st at 12:00 noon sharp and the first shot 
       down range will  be at 1:00 pm.
2.   The first match of each following day begins at 8:30am. Please be on time for each
       relay after that.
3.   Except when shooting, rifles will have a safety flag inserted into the breach or
      will have the bolt removed.
4.   Prior to removing a rifle from the shooting mound it must be cleared by your
      shooting partner and then by the Range Officer and a flag inserted.
5.   The following classes will be formed if there are three or more entries in that class:
       TR, F/TR(includes M/TR), F/O
6.   Squadding will be at the discretion of the Range Officer and just prior to firing any match.
      "Filling in" with shooters from following relays is also at his/her discretion.
7.   You will need a minimum of 142 rounds to shoot the Atlantic Championships.
8.   At the first match of the first day only, 2 practice shots are allowed. After that all relays   
      begin with 2 sighters and then the shots on score.
9.   Trophy and prize presentations will be at the range after the match has been concluded.   
10.  IMPORTANT: Please click on PROGRAM for further details

WEATHER OUTLOOK: (as of Friday Evening)
Saturday - sunny/cloudy periods; high 23; Pop 20%; wind N 10km/h
Sunday - sunny/cloudy periods; high 22; isolated showers, Pop 40%; wind S 10km/hr
Monday - sunny/cloudy periods; high 24; Pop 20%; wind W 5km/hr

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Saturday, August 25, 2012


Now that the F-Class National Championships are finished, the Connaught  ranges in Ottawa are the focus of the Fullbore National Championships which, for this year, is dedicated to TR shooters, (click on the link and you'll notice that there were 7 F-class shooters who chose to shoot these championships as well). These competitions began on August 17 and continue until August 25. I'll be reporting the results of four aggregates - the MacDonald-Stewart Grand Aggregate (in black type. HPS 830.166), the Canadian TR Championship (in red type, HPS 1130.226), the Canadian Masters (in blue type, HPS 745.149),  and the Governor General's Prize (in violet type, HPS 300.60). There are too many individual matches and other aggregates to include in this post but these are available by clicking on the link below.

Of the 220 competitors competing at the National Championships, the Maritime Provinces were  represented by 20 accomplished fullbore shooters (10 Senior Shooters and 10 Juniors).
In the MacDonald-Stewart Aggregate, David Luckman of the UK won with a score of 828.115, high Canadian was Des Vamplew of Ontario with 824.100. Justin Hearn of Newfoundland won the Walter Stewart Prize for the top Canadian under 25.
The Canadian TR Championship was taken by Des Vamplew with a score of 971.110 while Maritime shooters did extremely well as can be seen  below.
In the Canadian Masters Aggregate, Des Vamplew won top honors with 736.77 while Geoff Woodman(NL) placed 3rd with 734.74 and Ray Smeltzer (NS) placed 10th with a score of 720.64.
The Governor-General's Prize was taken by David Luckman(UK) with a score of 298.42 while Geoff Woodman(NL) placed 7th with 294.34; Justin Hearn (NL) placed 22nd with 290.31; Ray Smeltzer(NS) placed 32nd with 289.24 and Don Coleman(NB) placed 48th with 280.20.
The Selection Trials for the Commonwealth Games in  Glasgow in 2014 were shot on Sunday after the DCRA Champinships were completed. Ray Smeltzer (NS) scored in the top 5.
Below you will find a list of Maritime Senior Shooters with their  positions and scores in the MacDonald-Stewart Aggregate and the Canadian TR Championship.

                                          MacD-Stew Aggregate      Can. TR Championship     
Dan Chisholm (NB)  -          57th - 810.67                        41st - 810.67                
Don Coleman (NB)  -          62nd - 808.69                        24th - 941.76               
Justin Hearn (NL)  -             41st - 814.81                        14th - 954.93                
Ian Hogg (PEI)   -              216th - 538.58                       123rd - 538.58               
Jeff Jenkins (NS)  -             66th - 806.71                        32nd - 937.64              
Barry Langille (NS)  -         77th - 802.69                          25th - 941.73                
John Marshall (NS)  -          78th - 802.62                         34th - 934.64             
Ray Smeltzer (NS)  -          32nd - 815.88                         11th - 955.94        
Geoff Woodman (NL)  -       12th - 822.92                          3rd - 966.103                
Neilson Woodman (NL)-      75th - 803.57                         33rd - 935.65              

Next is a list of Maritime Junior Shooters with their results in the MacDonald-Stewart Aggregate and the Canadian TR Championship.

                                               MacD-Stew Aggregate       Can. TR Championship      
Sydney Allen (NS)  -                 205th - 692.42                     117th - 692.42
William Anderson (NB)  -          124th - 782.40                       67th - 782.40
Randy Aube (NB)  -                   107th - 788.58                       57th - 788.58
Micheala Burke (NL)  -               92nd - 796.60                       49th - 796.60
Morgan Cameron (NS)  -           166th - 753.40                      93rd - 753.40
Cheryl Hearn (NL)  -                  109th - 787.53                       58th - 787.53              
Reagan Mills (NS)  -                  186th - 736.30                     106th - 736.30
Patrick Roy (NB)  -                    161st - 756.45                       89th - 756.45
James Taylor (NS)  -                   95th - 794.53                      52nd - 794.63
Liam Williams (NL)  -                207th - 680.18                     118th - 680.18

You can find more details here Fullbore Championships - Results

Congratulations to each of the above shooters and our wishes for many successes in the future.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012


As many of you probably already know, our own Dan Chisholm has been very busy this year working on changes to the DCRA National Championships shot at the Connaught Ranges in Ottawa. This year, for the first time, an F-CLASS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP was shot from August 16 to August 18, 2012 and shot separately (mostly - there is still a little overlap) from TR competition. This format seems to have worked well with stiff competition from shooters around the country. The future for F-Class in Canada looks good with this development. Congratulations to Dan and many thanks for his excellent work.
For calculating the Grand Agregate, there were 16 F-Open and 25 F-F (FTR/MTR) competitors. Although no Maritimers were entered in the F-Open competitions, four shooters from the Maritime Provinces were among the F-F competitors. Matt Wolf(NB) placed 5th with a Grand Aggregate score of 542.27; Andrew Webber(NS) placed 15th with 520.29; Wendy Reid(NS) placed 16th with 516.23 and Francis Bezeau(NB) placed 22nd with 486.13
Congratulations to each of the shooters and our best wishes for future successes.

For details of the various matches and aggregates click F-Class Championship - Results

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Thursday, August 16, 2012


The RNBRA Annual Prize meet for 2012 was held on August 4 and 5 at the Batouche Range at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto NB.  
First of all, many thanks to Dan Chisholm, Conrad Leroux, Don Coleman and John Holleran for their work in making this a successful APM. Also thanks to others who worked behind the scenes.  The following highlights some of the results - details will be found at the links below.

Gibson Memorial 300:            TR - Don Coleman - 49.6
                                            FTR - Matt Wolf - 50.10
                                            FO - Leo d'Amour - 50.8
T. Eric Snow 300:         TR - Mike Lutes - 35.5
                                   FTR - Matt Wolf - 35.7
                                   FO - Leo d'Amour - 35.6
George Burge 500:              TR - Michelle Cormier - 50.6
                                         FTR - Ken Kyle - 50.10
                                          FO - Leo d'Amour - 50.7
Prince Of Wales 800:           TR - Don Coleman - 49.5
                                          FTR - Matt Wolf - 50.9
                                          FO - Leo d'Amour - 50.4
Prince of Wales 300/500/800 Agg:                    TR - Mike Lutes - 132.13
                                                                      FTR - Matt Wolf - 134.24
                                                                      FO - Leo d'Amour - 135.17
Alban Emery 500/600 Agg:             TR - Dan Chisholm - 98.10
                                                    FTR - Mark Cormier - 100.18
                                                    FO - Leo d'Amour - 100.16
Al Lockett 600:                     TR - Dan Chisholm - 50.5
                                           FTR - Ken Kyle - 50.10
                                           FO - Leo d'Amour - 50.8
Andy Gunther 800:            TR - Don Coleman - 47.3
                                       FTR - Matt Wolf - 50.6
                                       FO - Leo d'Amour - 50.8
Gov. Gen Final 900:                  TR - Don Coleman - 47.1
                                               FTR - Ken Kyle - 49.7
                                               FO - Raymond Turcotte - 49.4
Governor General 600/800/900 Agg:                    TR - Dan Chisholm - 143.8
                                                                         FTR - Matt Wolf - 148.15
                                                                         FO - Leo d'Amour - 148.20

TR:     Dan Chisholm - 421.35                        FTR:     Ken Kyle - 431.71
          Don Coleman - 418.31                                     Matt Wolf - 431.63
          Mike Lutes - 414.34                                          Mark Cormier - 430.65
          Michelle Cormier - 379.20                                Paul McIlveen - 428.59
                                                                                  Stuart Ferguson - 427.56
FO:    Leo d'Amour - 433.61                                        Ron Mason - 424.46
         Raymond Turcotte - 430.39                               Dale MacLeod - 422.40
                                                                                  Robert Kierstead - 421.49
BR:    George Cook - 429.47                                       Conrad Leroux - 419.44
                                                                                  Francis Bezeau - 411.32
                                                                                  John Holleran - 407.43
                                                                                  Donald Richard - 405.45
                                                                                  Joey Anderson - 372.10

Detailed match and aggregate results will be found at: Match Results

Details of medal winners and medals won will be found at: Winner's List

Details of cash prizes and cash winners will  be found at: Cash Prize List  Cash Prizes will be handed out to you at the Atlantic Championships if you're there or mailed to you if you're not.

DIRECTIONS: Enter Base Main Gate at Lawrence and Broad Road (Route 660); then second  right; continue to Range Control Gate; Register with Range Control, (you'll need Driver's License and Registration), and get directions to Batouche Range.

MATCH FEES: Normal fee $80, $40 for juniors under 21, fees for individual matches see program

MATCH DIRECTOR: Daniel Chisholm


                                   Saturday August 4, 2012
0800  Registration
0830  Match 1    John Gibson Memorial-300M                      2+10
0945  Match 2a  T. Eric Snow (Pr.of Wales 1st Stage)-300M  2+7
1100  Match 2b  G. Burge (Pr.of Wales 2nd Stage)-500M      2+10
1300  Match 3a  Alban Emery 1st Stage-500M                      2+10
1430  Match 3b  Alban Emery 2nd Stage-600M                     2+10
TBA   Informal Supper and Get-together

                                   Sunday August 5, 2012
0830  Match 4a  Al Lockett (Gov-Gen 1st Stage)-600M        2+10
0945  Match 2c  Pr. of Wales - (Final Stage)-800M              2+10
1100  Match 4b  Andy Gunther (Gov-Gen 2nd Stage)-800M  2+10
1300  Match 4c  Governor-General (Final Stage)-900M        2+10
1530  Awards Presentation On Range    

1.   Registration is on Saturday, August 4th at 8:00am sharp
2.   The first match of each day begins at 8:30am. Please be on time for each
       subsequent relay after that.
3.   Except when shooting, rifles will have a safety flag inserted into the breach or
      will have the bolt removed.
4.   Prior to removing a rifle from the shooting mound it must be cleared by your
      shooting partner and then by the Range Officer.
5.   The following classes will be formed if there are two or more entries:
       TR, FTR, MTR, FO
6.   Shoot-offs will be used to break ties in the overall aggregate for the Prince of Wales
       and the Governor General's matches only.
7.   Competitors are advised to bring snacks and lunches as well as water for each day
      as lunch breaks will be only about 30 minutes.
      Bring lots of water as the humidex is expected to be around 35-37 degrees.
8.   Cash prizes are awarded as per the program.
9.   Squadding will be at the discretion of the Range Officer and just prior to firing any match.
      "Filling in" with shooters from following relays is also at his/her discretion.
10. You will need a maximum of 105 rounds to shoot the APM - not including shoot-offs.
11. At the first match of each day only, practice shots are allowed until on paper.
      After that 2 sighters and then shots on score.

WEATHER: Saturday - a mix of sun and cloud with a low of 14 and a high of 29;
                  humidex is 35 and POP is 20% with NE 5km/h winds
                  Sunday - mainly sunny with a low of 14 and a high of 30; POP is 10%
                  humidex is 37 with S winds of 20km/h

contact if there are any errors

Saturday, August 11, 2012


The 2012 NSRA 138th Annual Prize Meet was held at the NSRA Bull Meadow 'A' Range Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 9, 10 and 11.
Firstly, thanks to Andrew Webber and the many people who worked hard behind the scenes for making this APM enjoyable for the participants. Shooters came from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and enjoyed 3 days of competition, camaraderie, and good food. Weather was hot and sunny for the first two days and overcast with a little rain on the third.
TR: In the Grand Aggregate, the top 5 shooters were Ray Smeltzer(NS) - 647.70; Bill Giles(NS) - 630.47; Steve Maly(NS) - 626.43; Alexandre Hamel(NB) - 622.56 and Eric Hurlburt(NS) - 619.38.
TR Winners of the Individual Matches were as follows:
                        The Kennedy 300 - Alexandre Hamel - 50.7
                        The Legion 500 - Bill Giles - 50.4
                        The Corbin 300/500/600 - Steve Maly - 104.9
                        The MacDonald-Stewart 500/800 - Ray Smeltzer - 125.15
                        The Stanfield 300/500 - Jeff Jenkins - 99.8
                        The Higgins-Merchant 600 - Ray Smeltzer - 49.5
                        The HH Morse 800 - Ray Smeltzer - 49.4
                        The Navy 600 - Ray Smeltzer - 75.10
                        The Higgins-Brown 800 - Jeff Jenkins - 50.6
FTR: In the Grand Aggregate, the top 5 shooters were Ron Hilche(NS) - 766,
Andrew Webber(NS)- 762; Wendy Reid(NS) - 758; Robert Smith(NF) - 750
and Jim Whitty(NS) - 749.
FTR Winners of the Individual Matches were as follows:
                        The Kennedy 300 - Wendy Reid - 60
                        The Legion 500 - Andy Webber - 60
                        The Corbin 300/500/600 - Ron Hilche - 125
                        The MacDonald-Stewart 500/800 - Robert Smith - 144
                        The Stanfield 300/500 - Andy Webber - 119
                        The Higgins Merchant 600 - Ken Ferguson - 59
                        The HH Morse 800 - Andy Webber - 58
                        The Navy 600 - Ron Hilche - 90
                        The Higgins-Brown 800 - Andy Webber - 60
Look for more details on the NSRA web site at

LOCATION:  NSRA's Bull Meadow range facility is located on Highway 354 near UpperRawdon in Hants County. See  for map

CONTACT PERSON:  Andrew Webber at                

                             Schedule and Course of Fire : Thursday 9 August 2012
0800    Registration on 'B' Range
0900    Kennedy Gold Medal Match            2&10 @ 300
1000    Legion Match                                   2&10 @ 500
1100    Macdonald Stewart 1st  Stage          2&10 @ 300
1200    Lunch
1330    Corbin Match- 1st Stage                  2&7  @ 300
1430    Corbin Match- 2nd Stage                 2&7  @ 500
1530    Corbin Match- Final                         2&7  @ 600

                              Schedule and Course of Fire: Friday 10 August 2012
0900    Stanfield Match 1st Stage                2&10 @ 300
1000    Stanfield Match 2nd Stage               2&10 @ 500
1100    Higgins-Merchants Match                2&10 @ 600
1200    Lunch
1330    H.H. Morse Match                          2&10 @ 800
1500    Dennis Team Match (optional)         2&10 @ 800

                              Schedule and Course of Fire: Saturday 11 August 2012
0900    Navy Match                                    2&15 @ 600
1030    Higgins-Brown Match                     2&10 @ 600
1130    Macdonald Stewart Final                2&15 @ 800
1330    Prize Awarding Ceremonies

1. You will need a maximum of 169 rounds to shoot this APM including the Dennis Team Match. This does not include shoot-offs.
2. Entry fee for TR and 'F' Class Senior $110.00 Junior $50.00. A
reduced entry fee of $40.00 day is available for single day Senior competitors.
3. Squadding will be at the firing point 15 minutes prior to start time. Thursday squadding will be at the 300M firing point at 8:45am.
On Saturday morning the shooters with the highest aggregate will fire on the first relay.
4. Those wishing to stay on site with tents or trailers during the
matches may do so with the understanding that there is no water or electrical service available
5. If you require access on Wed. Aug 8, please contact us before hand

 ACCOMMODATION: Motel accommodations are available in Lower Sackville and Bedford which is about a 25 minute drive from the Range. The Downsview Motel in Lower Sackville is the closest 1-800-565-1955. Bedford locations through Check In reservation service 1-800-565-0000.

LUNCHES: We have made arrangements for lunchtime BBQ's at the
range each day during the Prize Meet. For a reasonable fee grilled hot dogs, sausages, soft drinks and bottled water will be available. Fresh bulk drinking water will also be available free of charge at all times.

RSVP ACKNOWLEDGMENT: It would be appreciated if competitors
would acknowledge their planned attendance to allow for planning of relays and amount of food we need for lunches.
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Thursday - 28 degrees, mainly sunny, POP = 10%, wind = SW15km/hr, humidex = 33
Friday - 24 degrees, variable cloud, POP = 30%, wind = SE 10km/hr, humidex = 30
Saturday - 23 degrees, isolated showers, POP = 50%, Wind = NE 10km/hr, humidex = 30

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