June 25th, 2008

Shooting USA Covers Camp Perry Centennial This Week

This week, Shooting USA repeats its broadcast featuring the 2007 Centennial matches at Camp Perry. If you missed it the first time, this “must-see” episode also highlights the 100-year history of the Camp Perry National Championships.

The first Service Rifle competition dates back to the late 1800’s. 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 (now an Ohio National Guard base) became the permanent site. 100 years later, the tradition continues as America’s most prestigious shooting competition. The annual national matches are a combined effort of the Guard, the Civilian Marksmanship Program and the National Rifle Association.

Shooting USA airs Wednesday Nights on the Outdoor Channel:

Eastern Time 4:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 2:00 AM (Thursday)
Central Time 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 1:00 AM (Thursday)
Mountain Time 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM, Midnight
Pacific Time 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 11:00 PM

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