2016 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships


2016 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships Program

The Championships will be held on the Wa-Ke'-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana, in July 2016.

July 9 Packet pickup and Practice (1:00 p.m., 3 Relays)
July 10-13 Conventional Prone Championship
July 14 Randle, Dewar, Fired Team Matches, and Mentor Match
July 15-16 Conventional 3-P Championship
July 17-18 Metric 3-P Championship
July 18 Drew Cup International Postal and Prone practice (1:00 p.m., 3 Relays)
Note: Dewar, Randle, Whistler Boy and Drew Cup dates may change at the team captains' discretion.

The Metric Prone Championship will be conducted in March 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Metric 3-P and Conventional Prone Awards Ceremonies will take place at Das Dutchman Essenhaus Convention Center, to include a sit-down dinner. The cost of the dinner is included in the competitor's entry fee, and tickets will be available at the range for family and other individuals up to the capacity of 280.

Registration for the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships is now available. Use the online entry form to register, or call 703-267-1456 with questions. The Championships are limited to 200 competitors per Championship (Metric 3-P, Conventional 3-P and Conventional Prone). Competitors MUST have a current NRA Classification Card. Competitors will receive squadding after registration and payment of entry fee; a confirmation will be sent confirming registration and squadding. Shooters who wish to shoot near each other must register together.

Located just 10 miles away from Elkhart, IN, the Wa-Ke'-De Rifle Range is located on Highway 120 just a mile and a half east of Bristol. Nestled among pine trees, the range boasts 100 covered firing points laid out on an asphalt firing line.

Several major hotels and restaurants are just minutes away from the range. The local area has a lively Amish community with many shops. There are several golf courses and theme parks in the area. You can find more information at www.amishcountry.org.

Lodging options for the NRA National Smallbore Championships will be made available. Mention that you are coming to town for the NRA National Smallbore Championships when you call to make your reservations to take advantage of discounts. (Indiana state tax is 12% and will be applied to all room rates.)

New in 2016! The NRA will be providing two bratwurst lunches, FREE to competitors, at the range. One will be during the Prone Championships and one will be during the 3-P Championships. The meals will be prepared by Mario's.

2016 Sponsors

The National Rifle Association appreciates the support of all of our 2016 sponsors!


  • St. Joseph Valley Rifle & Pistol Association
    St. Joseph Valley Rifle & Pistol Association is leasing the Wa-Ke'-De range and all of its facilities to the NRA for the 2016 National Championships. In addition, St. Joseph Valley will provide on-site coordination for the duration of the Championships to support the matches.