Change in distance and targets leads to trouble for some at Rifle Championships
Port Clinton, Ohio - The final championships held on the hallowed ranges of Camp Perry is reserved for Fullbore. Call it a modified version of our Palma Championships. Actually, to be accurate, Palma is a modified Fullbore Championship. Here are the basics.
Competitors fire the same rifles used in the Long Range High Power Rifle competitions. The primary differences are two; distance and target. At the NRA Fullbore Championships, competitors will fire from 300, 600, 800, 900, and 1,000 yards (internationally the 800 is usually replaced with 500). The targets, somewhat smaller, are of the ICFRA (International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations) 5v variety.
Day One consisted of 15 shots from 300, 600, and 800 yards. Day Two, yesterday, was 15 shots from 600, 900, and 1,000 yards. It might not seem like much, but adjusting to new distances on top of 23 minute time limit (21 for shorter distances), makes for more of a challenge than you might imagine.
As the morning relays began, here’s where our shooters stood.
NRA Fullbore Rifle
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