Western Double Rifle Championships

Rock Springs Ranch & Lodge, May 2/3, 2003
Proudly presented by Krieghoff International

The Roosevelt Cup,
for the Western Double Rifle Champion


Eligibility: Any registered participant at the Gold Medal Concours.
Rifles: Any breechloading rifle of these types: side-by-side; over/under; Drilling; cape gun; single-shot (falling-block [Henry, Gibbs, Fraser, etc.], pivot-block [Martini] and break-open design). See also Classes, below.
Sights: Open sights only; telescopic sights may not be used
Course of Fire: click here
Classes: Stomping: Blackpowder: 8 bore [.840] and above, using an 8-dram/1250-grain-bullet load, at minimum. Smokeless: .577 3-inch, .600 and .700 caliber, using a 750-grain bullet/2,000 fps load, at minimum

Stopping: Blackpowder: 12 bore [.720] and 10 bore, with a minimum bullet weight of 700 grains. Smokeless: Full-power loads for .450 3-inch, .450 No. 2, .458 Winchester, .465, .470, .475, .475 No. 2, .476, .500 3-inch, .500/416, etc.

Stalking: Under 5,000 foot-pounds of energy and not a Rook cartridge. All Blackpowder Express (BPE) cartridges fall in this category.

Rook: .22s with a case length of no more than 1.4 inches; and any other cartridge of .36 caliber or smaller with a case length no more than 1.9 inches.

1. Ear and eye protection must be worn.
2. Smoking and eating at the shooting sites is prohibited.
3. Rifles must be transported unloaded, in a case or with the action open
4. Competitors must thoroughly check their firearms and ammunition prior to the match. Special attention should be given to the proper chambering of ammunition.
5. Competitors who wish to fire sighting-in or
fee-paid full practice rounds prior to shooting for score may do so.
6. Competitors are responsible for their own reloading; referees or bystanders
may not assist a competitor.
7. Drilling and cape gun competitors will shoot the shotgun requirement first.
8. Matches will be timed with a Competition Electronics, Inc. Pocket Pro Timer.
9. If there is a substantive question about the power of a competitor’s loads (with respect to Classes), an Oehler 35P chronograph will be available for testing on-site.
10. Questions concerning assignment of a rifle/cartridge combination to a particular class will be resolved by the NRA staff members administering the match. Shooting the British Double Rifle, by Graeme Wright, and The History and Development of Small Arms Ammunition, Vol. III, by George Hoyem will be used to assist in decision-making.

11. Competitor must use the same rifle throughout the round except as indicated below.
12. In the event of a rifle malfunction, a competitor will have one minute to perform repairs.
After one minute, if the rifle is ruled non-operational by a referee, the competitor may substitute a rifle of the same caliber and type so long as it can be brought to the shooting line and put into service within one minute after the first rifle was ruled non-operational.
13. Referees’ decisions are final.
14. Violation of safe firearms-handling practices may result in disqualification.

Awards: The Roosevelt Cup–high overall; the Western Double Rifle Champion
Stomping Rifle Champion,
Stopping Rifle Champion
Stalking Rifle Champion
Rook Rifle Champion
Single-Shot Champion
Drilling Champion
Cape Gun Champion

Side by side winners are encouraged to represent the West at The Vintage Cup
World Side by Side Championships, September 18-21, 2003, in Millbrook, New

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