2018 NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championship

October 1-7, 2018
NRA Whittington Center, Raton, NM

Click Here to Register for the National Championships

For more information:
National Rifle Association
Competitive Shooting Division
Silhouette Department
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone - 877-672-6282

For information about the NRA Whittington Center, go to www.nrawc.org

You can also request program packets as well as ANY OTHER program material via email to Silhouette@nrahq.org. Be sure to include your complete mailing address.

Key points for the BPTR Nationals:

  1. Black Powder only!
  2. Please see the 2012 NRA National BPTR Championship Match Director's Bulletin
  3. There will be category awards for Junior, Woman and Senior as well as special award categories to include Muzzleloader and Scope.
  4. To comply with time restraints, "pair firing" and "block time" will be in effect.
  5. Both shooters, at each point, will be given 63 (Creedmoor) or 53 (Mid-Range) minutes to fire a 10-shot string plus sighters.
  6. The minimum bullet-velocity requirements for NRA Whittington Center are listed below. These requirements are for safety reason ONLY. These requirements are for safety reason ONLY. The figures below are also for the Creedmoor matches ONLY.
Cal Min Bullet Wt. Min Bullet Vel.
.38 Cal 408 (375) 1300 (1375)
.40 Cal 408 1280
.44 Cal 450 1240
.45 Cal 510 1200
.50 Cal 600 1200

(There may be a 2% variance on bullet weight or velocity; also, please note the changes in .38 Cal. as velocity allowances will be given within the above stated minimums.)

Programs will be available at the championship, and the preferred method for entering is via the online entry system. If you need paper copies, please write to the address or email below.

Write or call:
NRA Silhouette Department
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-267-1474
Email: silhouette@nrahq.org