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Last updated on September 19th, 2018 at 08:14 am

Palma Alliance™

 

You are cordially invited to join the Palma Alliance™!  

 

Founded in 2017, we are a coalition of prone shooters who have banded together to make prone shooting great again.  The Alliance is made up of brave men and women who have sworn a solemn blood oath to shoot only Palma Rifles with iron sights and 155-grain bullets (sub-82gr bullets for .223) for Long Range and Mid-Range Prone matches – the way God intended it. 

As the 2019 World Long Range Championship approaches, we feel that this strategy will help prepare prone shooters for the unique challenges associated with shooting this platform in international competition. 

Membership in this prestigious club is free, and all members will receive limited edition commemorative “PALMA ALLIANCE™” stickers to proudly display on their rifles.  In addition to the free sticker, all member names will be forever etched in granite on the hallowed walls of Valhalla.  The names of these heroes will ring out through all eternity.

 

 

Do you have what it takes?

 

To join the Palma Alliance™: Send your email, name and address to Erik Rhode: erhode_1@charter.net

Official "Palma Alliance™" polos and t-shirts are now available for purchase!

Stay up-to-date and follow the official Facebook Page of the Palma Alliance™.

For more information on High Power, Long Range, F-Class, and Smallbore shooting in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest and beyond, check out Life Of A Shooter's Wife's  "Rifle Shooting Blog"  HERE.

Announcements

September 19, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

Kim Rowe moves into the lead in the 600-yard agg!  Kim Hasn’t shot a ton of matches with the Palma gun at 600 this year, but she’s made them count when she has.  99.70% average will be tough to catch in the next 3 weeks.  I have no more 600-yard matches left on my schedule, so I’m out.  Can Nate Guernsey do it?

Speaking of Guernsey, he still leads the 1000-yard agg with a stout 98.11% average.  Brian Mrnak remains atop the Palma agg with a ridiculous 99.49%, probably uncatchable at this point.  There is a 2-day Palma regional coming up this weekend in windless Montana where at least a few league members will be, so there could be some movement lower on the list.  Kerry Spurgin set a new NRA National Record at this match last year with a shocking score of 1097 out of 1100 possible points (2 palma matches + and extra 20 shots at 1000).  That’ll probably hold for a while.  

We are getting down to the wire in the league.  There will be 3 more weekly updates on 9/26, 10/3, and 10/10.  The last day to submit scores will be Monday, 10/15 - anything sent in after that will not count.  I will start compiling the final numbers after that, and I should have a 2018 season summary put together and ready by 10/22 or so.
Keep sending your scores to PalmaAlliance1@gmail.com!
Thanks,
Erik

Current Standings

September 12, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

We broke the 20,000 round mark this week!  No major changes to standings, but some updates on individual scores.  The league will run until October 15th, too make sure to get your scores in before then!
As always, send your scores to me at PalmaAlliance1@gmail.com
Thanks,
Erik

          Current Standings

September 5, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

Ok, we are back online after 2 weeks in Canada.  The league should hit the 20,000 shot mark in the next week, that’s a lot of shooting!  With the low numbers in the 600 aggregate, I made an executive decision to lower the qualifying number again, this time to 200 shots.  This gets a bunch more people qualified, and makes it a better competition.  If I do this again next year that agg will be lower from the start.

As I type this, Nate Guernsey is leading the 600 and 1000-yard aggs, and Brian Mrnak remains on top of the Palma agg.  

We have about 6 weeks left of the 2018 league season, the end date will be October 15.  If anyone has any feedback on the league so far, I’d appreciate hearing it.  I have not run one of these before, so am mostly just making it up as I go, based on whatever good/stupid ideas that come to me.  Are you enjoying it?  Would you participate again next year?  If so, would you be willing to pay a modest entry fee to cover some awards/trophies/etc for winners?  Any other ideas?  Please post them here on the Facebook page.
As always, send your scores to me at PalmaAlliance1@gmail.com
Thanks,
Erik

          Current Standings

 

August 8, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

Just an FYI, I decided to lower the qualifying number for the 600-yard agg from 400 shots down to 300.  People just aren’t shooting as much 600 as I expected, so hopefully this will get some more people into the agg.  This change gets both Nate Guernsey and Brian Mrnak in this week, and moves Guernsey into the #1 spot.

It’s not too late to join the league!  It will run until October 15, 2018, so if you want to get in on the fun, send an email to PalmaAlliance1@gmail.com!

There will probably not be a league update until late August or early September due to the Canadian Fullbore Nationals.  Good luck to everyone going up there to shoot.

Keep sending in those scores!

          Current Standings

August 1, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

No major changes from last week.  Leaders in all 3 aggs are the same, but Nate Guernsey is 10 points away from qualifying in the 600 and his 99.64% average has me scared.  Nate had another dominant performance over the weekend, breaking his own national record for the Fullbore course of fire.  I think he may be the best overall Palma shooter in the country right now.

We are less than 3 weeks away from the 150th DCRA Fullbore National Championships in Ottawa, where some of the best Palma shooters from the USA and the rest of the world will all be competing head to head.  This will be my first trip there, and I can’t wait to see all of my friends from around the world and shoot against the best of the best!

Keep sending your scores to PalmaAlliance1@gmail.com!

          Current Standings

July 25, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

          Current Standings

 

July 18, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

 

Last week’s Long Range National Championship Matches at Camp Atterbury have pushed the total league round count up to almost 16,000, and got us 2 more qualifiers in both the 1,000-yard and Palma Aggs.

My good buddy Brian “Short Pants” Mrnak delivered on his promise to own the Palma Agg - his awesome 448 score at Atterbury locked down the number #1 spot with a ridiculous 99.47% average over 5 matches.  That’s going to be tough to catch.  Adam Fitzpatrick is the only other qualified shooter over 99%, and he and Chuck Rowe round out the top 3.

The Beard of Destiny Nate Guernsey is still in command of the 1,000 yard agg; sitting pretty with a 98.08% average over 520 shots. John Field (97.78%) and Adam Fitzpatrick (97.47%) are in 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

I am still on top of the 600 agg with a 99.55% average over 555 shots.  That could all change this week with the Mid Range Nationals going on.  There could be some tough shooters qualifying in that agg, so we will see what happens…

Just a reminder, please send all match results to the PalmaAlliance1@gmail.com email address!  Results sent via text or Facebook messenger have a tendency of getting lost and/or forgotten.

 

Thanks!

          Current Standings

 

July 11, 2018

 

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June 27, 2018

 

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Current Standings

June 13, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

Current Standings

June 6, 2018

 

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May 30, 2018

 

Postal League Update:

Current Standings

 

May 23, 2018

 

Postal League update:

 

The league is moving right along.  We have 40 shooters signed up, and so far 22 of those are actively participating.  Hopefully the rest of you will start sending scores in soon. 5,160 shots have been fired so far in the aggs, so the data is beginning to shape up.  A few shooters are already getting close to required minimums to qualify for the aggs, and we still have 5 months to go.

I didn’t receive many scores this week.  I know a lot of you were down at the Sinclair matches, and are just getting back home.  PLEASE SEND ME YOUR SCORES FROM SINCLAIR ASAP!!!  That match is a little more complicated for me than most, as there are so many different yard lines and days.  You can save me a lot of work by including in your email your scores broken out by the 3 pertinent aggs.  I believe there were 3 600-yard stages, 4 1000-yard stages, and 2 Palma aggs, so the ideal email would look something like this:
 
John Q Palma, 2018 Sinclair Fullbore scores:
 
600: 100-10x,  98-6x, 90-9x (oops)
1000: 143-3x, 148-6x, 150-15x
Palma: 437-16x, 444-21x, 450-53x (new national record!)
 
Thanks for playing!

Current Standings:

May 16, 2018

Postal League Update:

The Palma Alliance Postal League is picking up steam, with 40 shooters signed up as of today.  A little over half are already sending in scores.  Standings are all preliminary at this point as no one has reached the required minimums yet, but some of us are getting close.

The league season will run until October 15th, 2018.  The league is free to join, and you can join at any time.  You do not have to be member of the Palma Alliance to participate in the league, but only scores shot with iron-sighted Palma rifles and sub-156 or sub-81 grain bullets are eligible.

 

Send me an email if you’d like to join!

 

Erik Rhode

President

Palma Alliance

PalmaAlliance1@gmail.com

Current Standings:

 

 

 

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 May 9, 2018

ATTENTION PALMA ALLIANCE™:

 

The Palma Alliance™ is now officially registered as an NRA Club.  This means that Alliance Members can enter NRA team events as

a Palma Alliance™ Team and be recognized for awards.

Members are encouraged to use the Palma Alliance™ club name for team events.

February 14, 2018

 

Attention Palma Shooters:

The 2018 Palma Alliance Postal League is live!

CLICK HERE for details and sign-up.

April 23, 2018

 

Hey all,

Since the season is getting into full swing in most parts of the country, I will be posting weekly Postal League updates on Wednesdays. If you want your scores to be listed, make sure to get them to me by Tuesday night, otherwise they will be on the next week's update.

It's never too late to join the league, send me an email at PalmaAlliance1@gmail.com to sign up.

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