January 7th, 2008

ShootingUSA Features Camp Perry

The January 9th, Wednesday-night broadcast of ShootingUSA will feature the 2007 National Championships conducted at Camp Perry, Ohio. 2007 marked the 100th year of competition at Camp Perry and ShootingUSA’s weekly show will include highlights from last year’s Centennial rifle and pistol matches. Broadcast times are:

Eastern Time – 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM
Central Time – 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Mountain Time – 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Pacific Time – 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM

Camp Perry is now an Ohio National Guard base on the shore of Lake Erie. The annual national matches are a combined effort of the Guard, the Civilian Marksmanship Program and the National Rifle Association. Among the most popular events during the National Championships at Camp Perry are the Service rifle competitions. The first Service rifle competition dates back to the late 1800s. In 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt formally authorized the national matches to encourage better marksmanship for soldiers and civilians. In the beginning, the matches were held at different locations across the country, but in 1907 Camp Perry became the permanent site. 100 years later, the tradition continues as America’s most prestigious shooting competition.

Camp Perry Nat'l Championship

CLICK HERE to view a flash video showing the USAMU Service Rifle Team in action, firing rapid-fire prone at 600 yards.

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