Camp Perry & NRA to host U.S. Fullbore Nationals and World Long Range Championships

Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio has been fortunate to host the CMP/NRA National Matches since 1907. This year brings yet another exciting event to Camp Perry when it hosts the U.S. Fullbore Nationals and World Long Range Championships for the first time, August 8-14.

The United States only has the opportunity to host the Palma Rifle Long Range Championships once every 25 years. The NRA chose Camp Perry to be the site because the range is capable of shooting up to 1000 yards.

According to Sheri Judd, Manager, High Power Rifle Dept.,NRA Competitive Shooting Division, “We have registered 11 international countries to include the United States Palma Team that will vie for the Palma Team Trophy which is one of the most prestigious trophies in international marksmanship competition. Those countries coming to compete against the U.S. Palma Team are Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Great Britain, West Indies, Channel Islands, Republic of South Africa and Kenya. They are bringing their Veterans Teams which to us would seem like military teams, however in international competition are actually our Senior/Grand Senior Teams here in the U.S. They will also be bringing their Under 21/Under 25 Teams similar to our Junior Teams. Several of the countries will be arriving early enough that they will be participating in the NRA Long Range Matches to get acclimated to the range, time zone and climate before competing in the international phases. This will be a welcome addition for the U.S. shooters to the NRA National Matches.”

The U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team will be jumping for the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 8 beginning at 8:00 AM which will also include the flag raising for each country along with their respective National Anthem. NRA President Allan Cors will be a guest speaker, along with Dennis Willing, U.S. NRA Director of Competitive Shooting Division.

For the match programs of the U.S. Fullbore Nationals and the World Long Range Championships, please see and on the left hand side you will see links for both of the match programs. Just click on those separate links and you may view each match program independently.

Linda Walker is Vice President of Buckeye Firearms Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association. Linda sits on the Legislative Policy, State & Local Affairs Subcommittee, Women's Policies and Grassroots Development committees for the NRA Board of Directors, is a 2009 recipient of the NRA's "Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award," an NRA certified instructor and serves as NRA-ILA EVC for Ohio's 12th Congressional District.

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