by NRABlog Staff - Thursday, July 30, 2015
Each summer the National Matches at Camp Perry wrap up with long range shooting. Very long range. One thousand yards long range.
The world's best marksmen and women are here competing for some of America's oldest trophies - across all sports - at the NRA National Long Range High Power Rifle Championships and they're making it look easy. Think you can get on paper at 1,000 yards with the wind that comes off Lake Erie? (Hint hint. If you've always wanted to learn, take a look at NRA Outdoors' Long Range Schools.)
This year is a little extra special. Camp Perry is hosting the World Long Range Championships next week. Held every four years, with the U.S. only having the opportunity to host every 25, this is a big deal. Eleven countries will be duking it out for some serious bragging rights and many teams are already here to use NRA Long Range as practice.
Besides the usual Camp Perry wind, the weather has cooperated so far, but there's a lot of long range shooting ahead and plenty of time for things to get as wet as the NRA National Pistol Championships earlier this month.
Enjoy some shots from the firing line: