How’s that for alliteration before 10am? Here’s the press release from Sig:
The world renowned SIG SAUER Academy, located in Epping, New Hampshire, will be hosting the New England Regional Ruger Rimfire Series for pistol and rifle on June 19, 2010 at their state-of-the-art facility. Slots are limited for both the Open and Limited Divisions. Plenty of prizes will be awarded by random drawings and will include both Ruger and SIG SAUER rimfire rifles and pistols. This family oriented event is a great opportunity to introduce new shooters to the sport. The SIG SAUER Academy Instructors will be on hand providing guidance and safety instruction throughout the day at the newest and largest official Steel Challenge range in New England.
The Open Division allows any firearm with scopes, optical sights or compensators. The Limited Division is for any firearm with iron sights (fiber optic inserts are allowed.) For competitors that will not be bringing their own firearms, the SIG SAUER Academy will have .22LR pistols and rifles available on loan and .22LR ammo will be available for sale. Eye and ear protection will also be provided for everyone by the SIG SAUER Academy. The fun starts at 8:00 a.m. with registration and a safety briefing followed by a full day of competition. Each class will shoot 150 rounds.
The match fee for the Ruger Rimfire Series event is $30 per shooter if registered in advance of June 12th and $40 at the door on the day of the event. Juniors, under the age of 18, when accompanied by an adult competitor, shoot for free. The match fee includes both pistol and rifle matches.
The New England Regional Ruger Rimfire Series competition is an event for the entire family at the SIG SAUER Academy, a firearms training facility known worldwide for training military, law enforcement, government agencies and responsible citizens. The 150+ acre facility is situated at 233 Exeter Road, Epping, New Hampshire. For more information on the Ruger Rimfire Series contact the SIG SAUER Academy at 603-679-2003 or email Jeff Creamer at[email protected]
The Ruger Rimfire Challenge itself is an all steel, all rimfire match sanctioned by Ruger which is a great gateway sport to promote the shooting sports. As the number 1 maker of rimfire handguns and rifles in America, Ruger has a vested interest in promoting action rimfire shooting.