By Lars Dalseide | August 1 2014 11:56

Ideal conditions at National Rifle Matches sets stage for high scores

Shooter takes aim during the early rounds on day three at the NRA Long Range High Power Rifle matches at Camp Perry

Port Clinton, Ohio - There are five days in NRA’s National Long Range High Power Rifle Championship. Five days of firing round after round at 6’ by 6’ targets up to 1,000 yards away. Five days of Camp Perry’s wind bouncing off Lake Erie while the sun fights to break through the occasional cloud.

Two sets of relays have already taken their respective Shooter Shuttles out to The Pits … home of those 6’ by 6’ targets. There competitors take their turn at lifting and lowering the behemoth paper squares with every shot. Once fired upon, the target is lowered, scored, and raised back into place.

Currently there is only one round of relays in the score books. Some will continue to battle atop the scoreboard while others will fall to the leaders in the following relays. No matter where they eventually place in this five day race, rest assured that all is well as past champion Nancy Tompkins leads the way with a collection of U.S. Marksmanship Unit shooters hot on her heels.

Competitors take the shooter shuttle out to The Pits at NRA's Long Range Rifle Championships

NRA Long Range High Power Rifle
Overall Aggregate

Place Name Score
1 Nancy Tompkins 798-46x
2 Brandon Green 797-45x
3 Waylon Burbach 797-39x
4 Trevor Hengehold 793-40x
5 Shirley Mcgee 793-40x
6 Amanda Elsenboss 791-93x
7 Bob Gustin 791-47x
8 John Kiley 791-35x
9 Tyrel Cooper 790-31x
10 William Walter 790-29x

Sighting flags flying straight and high at the NRA Long Range High Power Rifle Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio

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*Five days includes the Palma Team matches on Sunday.


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