Lapua Monarch Cup

The Lapua Monarch Cup (LMC) is a series of World-Class Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Matches conducted throughout North American.

The LMC was first introduced in 2022 with a (2) match series competition in the USA and Mexico. The 2023 LMC was expanded to a (3) match series competition in Canada, the USA and Mexico.

The 2024 LMC will revert back to a (2) match series competition in the USA and Mexico. The 2024 LMC will once again be the must-attend event of this year’s rifle silhouette shooting season in North America.

So don’t miss out in 2024 as competitors earn points from each match within their respective classification (Master, AAA, AA, & A), giving all shooters an opportunity for big cash prizes!

2024 Press Releases & Videos

Dear Silhouette Shooters,

We hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. It is with a mix of feelings that we write to inform you about a necessary change regarding the Mexican stage of the Lapua Monarch Cup. Originally planned for October 5-6, we have rescheduled the event to October 26-27.

This decision was not made lightly, and it comes from a place of deep respect for your time and dedication. Due to requirements from Mexican law enforcement agencies, the host range for the Lapua Monarch Cup must accommodate a championship match for their shooting teams which conflicts with our established dates. We understand that adjustments like these can disrupt plans, and for that, we sincerely apologize. We have taken great care to align the new dates with other silhouette matches in October to minimize any inconvenience for you.

Your support and understanding mean the world to us, and we are genuinely grateful for your flexibility during this transition. Your enthusiasm and passion for the sport inspire us every day, and we are committed to making the rescheduled event a memorable and rewarding experience for all.

Thank you once again for being a part of the Lapua Monarch Cup community. We look forward to seeing you on October 26-27 and celebrating our shared passion for shooting sports together.

Warmest regards,

The Lapua Monarch Cup Board of Directors

Official Lapua Monarch Cup Press Release Video!

Here is the Official Press Release Video from the Lapua Monarch Cup Board of Directors announcing the 2024 Lapua Monarch Cup! This covers the much anticipated match locations and match details you can learn about by clicking on the links below:

2024 Lapua Monarch Cup Official Video Announcement!

Here is the Official Lapua Facebook Post released March 20, 2024 announcing the 2024 Lapua Monarch Cup!

Lapua Monarch Cup Schedule Finalized for 2024

Lapua Monarch Cup Schedule is here! The Lapua Monarch Cup, in its third year, is a two-part series of smallbore standard rifle silhouette matches contested in the USA and either Canada or Mexico. In 2023, the cup featured a three-matches taking place in each participating country, for a total of 6 matches.

“After feedback received from participants from last year, we’re excited to announce a few changes to the match in 2024,” stated Erich Mietenkorte, Lapua Monarch Board Member. “The next evolution of the Lapua Monarch Cup will be two matches instead of three. The board of directors would like the Lapua Monarch Cup to be sustainable and accessible to as many shooters as possible while maintaining matches that are worthy of the prestige that the Lapua Monarch Cup brings. This means more prizes from our amazing sponsors at each match and larger payouts. Plus, less travel obligations.”

The Lapua Monarch Cup is centered around the annual US Smallbore Rifle Silhouette National Championships, with the second hosting country selected through proposal process. Schedule for 2024 is as follows:

1st Match – NRA Smallbore Rifle Silhouette National Championship – Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway, Pennsylvania, USA (July 28-30, 2024)

Competitors earn scores from each match within their respective classification (Master, AAA, AA, & A), giving all shooters an opportunity for $25,000 in cash prizes to be distributed within the two countries.

Lapua Monarch Cup Board Members are Erich Mietenkorte, Daniel Salazar, Jason Marsh, Jose (Pepe) Valdes, and Chris Cawthorne. Adam Braverman, Lapua’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, serves as an advisor.

For registration information and complete Lapua Monarch Cup details, visit

For information on the North American Silhouette Shooting Association (NASSA), visit

Here is the Official Lapua Monarch Cup Prize Table for Ridgway, Saltillo and the Aggregate released April 11, 2024!

About Us

With the 2022 LMC and 2023 LMC in the books, this championship event is now recognized as a World-Class Event in Rifle Silhouette. Silhouette shooters from all over North America gathered to compete against the best. Friendships made and friendships renewed also made the Lapua Monarch Cup Series one to remember for all the participants. So come join us next year in 2024!

The birth of LMC began at the 2019 Mexico Smallbore Silhouette Championships. A small group of top Silhouette Shooters from Mexico, Canada and the USA met during this Championship Match and agreed to organize a North American Smallbore Silhouette Championship Series.

Work soon began with the Capstone Precision Group and Lapua agreeing to be the Title Sponsor for this newly created LMC Championship Series. Soon after, a LMC Board of Directors and Advisors was formed along with the establishment of the LMC Vision, Mission and Goals. While the Covid Epidemic delayed the launch of the LMC Championship Series until 2022, the dream born in 2019 in Saltillo is now a successful reality.

Get ready and plan to attend next year’s 2024 Lapua Monarch Cup!

To learn more about the Lapua Monarch Cup Championship Series, click on the link below:

Match & Cash/Prize Awards Information

The match schedule for the 2024 Lapua Monarch Cup (LMC) is as follows:

  • 1st Series Match – NRA Smallbore Rifle Silhouette National Championship (July 28-30, 2024) – Ridgway Rfile Club, Ridgway, PA, USA.
  • 2nd Series Match – Club De Tiro Saltillo Safari – Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (October 5-6, 2024).

Match criteria has been established to ensure the integrity of each match of the LMC.

The Lapua Monarch Cup Board of Directors has also set specific requirements for hosting an LMC Championship Match. They are open to all clubs in North America submitting a proposal to host one of these historic events!

To join us for the 2024 Lapua Monarch Cup, simply register for any of the 2024 LMC series matches as the match registration material becomes available. Scores will be used from these matches to award the winners.

For more 2024 LMC Match & Cash/Prize Information and Registration Details, click on the link below:

Travel Information

Many Rifle Silhouette shooters have never experienced crossing the International borders between Canada, Mexico and the USA to shoot a Leg of the Lapua Monarch Cup (LMC). Regardless of the country hosting the match, the Host Clubs and Match Directors are required to assist all Rifle Silhouette shooters from other countries with travel tips, accommodations, lodging and other logistical matters. This is done to ensure every shooter is encouraged to participate in all LMC matches, have an exceptional experience and do so in a safe and orderly manner.

Mexico, Canada and the USA all have specific requirements for traveling through Customs with a firearm. We have included a summary of information on these specific requirements to get you started. You will be rewarded with perhaps the highlight of your time shooting Rifle Silhouette!

To learn more about travel arrangements, click on the link below:

Lapua Monarch Cup Sponsors

The Lapua Monarch Cup (LMC) has been blessed to acquire numerous LMC Sponsors from the shooting community as well as relationships cultivated at the 2022-2024 SHOT Shows. We are very thankful for these Sponsors contributing to our prize tables to ensure that this is the biggest and best Rifle Silhouette event ever organized!

For a full listing and links to all 2023 Lapua Monarch Cup Sponsors, click on the link below:

Lapua Monarch Cup Results

Jake Stine – 2023 Lapua Monarch Cup Champion!

The 2023 USA LMC final results are in and 19-year-old Jake Stine (USA) held on to his lead from the USA second series to win in Saltillo, Mexico! It has been a meteoric rise for West Texan Jake Stine in his five years of shooting Rifle Silhouette.

John Mullins (USA), tied with Jake coming into this 3rd and final series, ended up finishing 3rd overall. Gabriel Villareal (Mexico) would squeak by John Mullins with a fine performance for 2nd overall. We knew this would be a closely fought 2023 LMC Championship and the final results only proved this to be the case!

Dustin Flint – 2022 Lapua Monarch Cup Champion!

Congratulations to Dustin Flint (Baton Rouge, LA), the 2022 Lapua Monarch Cup Champion! Dustin was in a great position after winning the 1st Leg of the LMC Championship Series at the 2022 NRA National Smallbore Silhouette Championships in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, USA. He held on and added to his LMC points lead in the 2nd Leg of the LMC Championship Series in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.

Congratulations were also in order to Nancy Leal Navarro’s performance in Saltillo to close out the LMC Championship Match Series in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Simply outstanding shooting!

To see all competitors’ 2022 & 2023 LMC aggregate results, click on the link below:

Contact Us

Whether you are in the Shooting Sports Industry and interested in becoming a LMC Sponsor, a Silhouette Club interested in hosting a Lapua Monarch Cup Match or a Rifle Silhouette Shooter wanting more information on attending, we would love to hear from you!

For contact details, click on the link below: