By Kyle Jillson | July 28 2014 18:50

High winds keep targets grounded at NRA National Rifle and Pistol Championships

Wind flags at Camp Perry during the 2014 NRA National Rifle and Pistol Championships

Port Clinton, Ohio - The scores for this year's High Power Rifle Championship and Mid-Range Rifle Championship are going to be a little lower than normal. No, shooters haven't suddenly become more inaccurate than last year. It's because unrelenting winds bore down on Camp Perry today, making it impossible to hold any matches.

But Camp Perry is known for it's punishing heat, out-of-nowhere storms, and wind, right? At 20 miles per hour and gusting up to 28 mph, today's wind was ripping the targets clean off their frames and even cracking a couple. And that was for the brief time they even tried putting the targets up.

More on what today's cancellation means for the National Matches ...

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