Competitors approach half-way point of High Power's National Championship
Port Clinton, Ohio - Ominous rain clouds hang over Camp Perry's ranges today as the High Power Rifle Championship soldiers on through its second day.
Sunday's three matches have competitors beginning at 200 yards with the slow fire, standing match of the Navy Cup, before taking a seat - or knee - for the rapid fire Coast Guard Trophy. Shooters then move all the way back to 600 yards for the Army Cup, a slow fire match shot from the prone position. Every match in the High Power Championships consists of 20 shots, all at once in a slow fire match and broken into two 10-shot strings when doing rapid fire.
Local shooter SSGT Jesse Bragg, USMCR of Fremont, Ohio, shot a new personal best today during the Coast Guard Trophy Match. His 196-6x beat out his previous high by one point and two x's.
"It's not much, but it still feels good to set a new record and get that feeling when you know you're hitting ten after ten after ten," Bragg said. After posting an eight in his third-to-last shot, Bragg was able to refocus and finish strong with two x's. Oh, and it was all done with a service rifle.
Bragg had a grin from ear to ear when he finished. Victories like these, when everything clicks, don't come around often enough.
Scores are trickling in and need to wait out the challenge period, but in the meantime enjoy some shots of the action.
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