By Lars Dalseide | August 11 2013 16:46

Rookie & veteran members of US Army Marksmanship Unit sit in first & second on second day of Long Range

Members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit coaching a teammate on day two of NRA Long Range Rifle Championships

Port Clinton, Ohio - The second day of NRA's National Long Range High Power Rifle Championships ended in a somewhat familiar tune ... that with members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit sitting alone at the top of the standings. But they're not alone.

A mere point or two behind are a collection of female civilians. In fact, a couple of those civilians have a few National Long Range High Power Rifle titles of their own. The mom and daughter team of Nancy Tompkins and Michelle Gallagher find themselves in prime position to push the boys and girls of the Marksmanship Unit for all their worth.

As the cool conditions continue, and a hint on rain reside on tomorrow's forecast, there is all the chance in the world that someone is going to find a rhythm. Shoot a string or two of perfection while the others struggle for mediocrity. One question is who blinks first.

While the rest of you find comfort in the security of house and home, those here in campers and hotel rooms will keep fighting the elements and their own drive for perfection face sleepless nights contemplating tomorrow's shot selection. Two more days. Just two more days to keep your aim true.

It's a living.

Here's where we sit at the end of day two:

NRA Long Range High Power Rifle

Place Name Score
1 Shane Barnhart 599-36x
2 Tyrel Cooper 598-36x
3 Nancy Tompkins 598-33x
4 Brandon Ketih Green 598-32x
5 Shirley Mcgee 598-30x
6 Mark Laramie 598-28x
7 Michelle Gallagher 597-34x
8 Bob Gustin 596-36x

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