December 13th, 2014

Dream Jobs: NRA Seeks High Power Rifle Program Coordinator

So you’d like a job in the shooting industry? Looking for a position with responsibility? Well how’d you like to help run the NRA’s High Power Shooting Program for the whole darn country? That’s enough responsibility for a lifetime, we figure.

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This is the real deal — we kid you not. The NRA is now seeking a National High Power Rifle Program Coordinator to work at NRA Headquarters in Virginia. The job description says the High Power Coordinator, in coordination with the High Power Manager, will “assist in the daily management of all traditional High Power programs and High Power Tactical programs.” This is a full-time position.

Here Are the Specific Job Duties:

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist the Manager in compiling and maintaining complete and accurate National Records and assumes the responsibility of initiating the National Records procedures.
2. Accurately maintain the database of Honorary Club Awards and provide accurate and timely recognition thereof.
3. Provide input to the establishment of a departmental budget as directed. Such input is based on participation in departmental activities that require budgetary support.
4. Assist in maintaining the departmental inventory and ordering of awards for High Power Rifle Championships and achievement programs as directed.
5. Research, compile, review, edit and draft program promotional materials as directed.
6. Work within traditional NRA High Power Rifle programs to bring in new equipment and courses of fire that will enhance the existing programs and increase participation.

If you are interested, CLICK HERE for more information and to submit a resume.

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August 13th, 2011

Carl Bernosky Wins 2011 High Power National Championship

Ninth High Power Title for Bernosky
Carl Bernosky has won the 2011 NRA National High Power Rifle Championship with a final Aggregate score of 2393-160X. Rodrigo Rosa finished second, just three points behind, but Carl had a huge edge in X-Count, 160X for Carl vs. 132X for Rosa. Over the course of the past week, while amassing his winning Aggregate, Carl won a number of trophy matches without dropping a point, including the Scott Trophy Match (200-15X), Appreciation Cup Match (200-18X), Crescent Cup Match (200-15X), and the Crowell Trophy Match (200-17X).

One of his most impressive accomplishments this year was tying a National Record for slow fire standing from 200 yards. The record, a 200-15X, was originally set by Gary Anderson in 1971 in the Navy Cup. “When I shot that 200 with 15X standing, that was discipline. I didn’t shoot a bad shot,” Bernosky said. “That was the best target I’ve ever shot, including practice.”

Shooting for Team SOG in 2011, this win marks Bernosky’s Ninth National High Power Championship*. This was a sweet victory for Carl, as last year he finished just one point behind 2010 Champion SGT Sherri Gallagher. As far as we can tell, Carl’s 2393-160X was the second highest National High Power Championship Winning Agg in history, exceeded only by Gallagher’s 2396-161X record set last year. Congratulations to Carl for his impressive victory! Now a nine-time champion, Bernosky has won the High Power Championship in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1992, 2000, 2007, 2008, and 2011. *In 1981 Carl won the Match Rifle division, but D.I. Boyd, a Service Rifle shooter, had the highest overall Aggregate.

The top five finishers in the 2011 NRA National High Power Rifle Championship were:

  • 1. Carl Bernosky, 2393-160X
  • 2. Rodrigo Rosa, 2390-132X
  • 3. Brandon Green, 2385-126X
  • 4. Sherri Gallagher, 2383-146X
  • 5. Norman Houle, 2381-114X

Watch Bernosky in Action in Video
In this video from the 2011 Crowell Trophy Match segment of the National High Power Championships, Carl Bernosky (in maroon shooting coat) shoots prone with his AR spacegun. Note the minimal recoil after shots.

Bernosky Explains How to Read the Wind
Below is a video interview with Carl Bernosky recorded at the 2010 Shot Show. Carl explains when you need to shoot fast, and when you need to be patient and wait for the conditions.

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August 13th, 2010

Sherri and Carl Battle Down to the Wire in NRA High Power National Championship

Carl Bernosky High PowerUpdate from Camp Perry: Today is the final day of the 2010 NRA High Power National Championship. SGT Sherri Gallagher of the USAMU remains just one point ahead of 9-time National Champion Carl Bernosky. The hardware battle is interesting — Sherri’s Tubb 2000 Bolt Gun vs. Carl’s AR-platform rifle shooting a 6mm Hagar.

Carl’s first (and perhaps best) chance to catch Sherri came in the Crescent Cup match this morning. With the entire Crescent Cup event shot standing at 200 yards, this was Carl’s great opportunity to tie Sherri, or even pull ahead. The standing position is one of Carl’s strengths — he is considered one of the best standing position shooters in history. But Sherri matched Carl shot for shot and they both finished with the same 199-4X score. So Sherri has maintained her one-point margin. If Carl and Sherri end up tied at the end of the day, Sherri will win the High Power National Championship because she has a huge X-count edge. But right now either Carl or Sherri could end up on top of the Podium.

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