The first major match on HEXTA electronic targets in North America was held at Reade Range, Pennsylvania, on June 2-3. The 2017 Remington Open Long Range Regional Championships saw 75 competitors firing on 20 brand new HEXTA targets from 1000 yards.

Reade Range’s 10-target system was commissioned only a week earlier. Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club, Delaware, who also purchased 10 targets, loaned theirs to Reade Range for the event.

The prestigious event drew competitors from far afield. Ellis Berry, from North Carolina, who took out the silver in F-TR, was enthusiastic. “I’ve competed on electronic targets a few times now, and this is the first time I felt like I was’t competing against the targets!”

Golds were taken out by Nate Guernsey (Palma), Bill Gelet (Any Rifle), Becky Knickerbacker (F-TR) and Ken Livengood (F-Open), who shot a national record 200.17 (unofficial) in Match 1.

The next major event for the targets will be the 2017 Cabela’s Mid-Atlantic Long Range Regionals at Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club, Delaware, on June 24-25.

Photos: Jacob Friesen