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NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championship

June 23-25, 2019
NRA Whittington Center, Raton, New Mexico




Key Points for the Black Powder Target Rifle Nationals

  1. Black Powder only!
  2. The minimum bullet-velocity requirements for NRA Whittington Center are listed below. These requirements are for safety reasons 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 email

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