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Bighorn Steel Classic

Bighorn Steel Classic presented by Thunder Beast Arms is the second match of NRL’s 2018 Season

Santa Ana, CA – The National Rifle League (NRL), a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a range of outdoors-related public interest activities, announced today that the second match of the 2018 season will be the Bighorn Steel Classic presented by Thunder Beast Arms.

The 2-day match will take place March 3rd-4th, 2018 in Nehawka, NE. This will be the first NRL sanctioned match ever held in the state of Nebraska. Competitors can expect target distances from 200 to 1,300 yards, with a mixture of both prone field stages and man-made obstacles for positional shooting. Registration cost is $260 per person.

Chaz Macrander will be match directing the Bighorn Steel Classic. Chaz has been involved in the firearms and precision rifle industry for 5 years. He is currently a sales engineer, and has had experience competing, range officiating, and match directing matches in the past. Chaz first got into the precision rifle industry through his father, who was a Recon Marine in the early 70s, and taught him the proper shooting fundamentals. Chaz also credits his friends from Nosler and Magpul, for opening the doors for him to make an impact on the sport today.

“I became a match director in an attempt to grow the sport of precision rifle shooting in the eastern Nebraska – western Iowa region,” Chaz on why he decided to become a match director and contribute as a board of director on the NRL. “I would love to see the sport grow in popularity so that every competitor in the country could shoot a monthly match within an hour of their homes.”

Registration for the Bighorn Steel Classic is now open to both NRL Members and the public. The match will be open on a first come basis.

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