Images from the 2014 NRA National Long Range High Power Rifle Championships
Port Clinton, Ohio - It's never easy to stand behind the big gun. Wait for the wind, brace for the recoil, breath when the moment calls for it and fire. It's a religious experience for some.
This week at NRA's Long Range High Power Rifle Championships, competitors faced these conditions and more as the wind and sun and rain of Camp Perry taxed each and every shooter to the extent of their limits. A majority of those who arrived buckled under the pressure. Though a few, a select few, managed to rise the occasion.
But instead of focusing on final results - as we will in the very near future - let's take a look at the experience. A look at the the ins and outs of what makes championship at the NRA National Long Range High Power Rifle Championships.