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July 29th, 2023

Amanda Elsenboss Wins 2023 NRA High Power and Service Rifle Championships, Setting New Service Rifle Record

Amanda Elsenboss NRA High Power Service rifle national guard Camp Atterbury
Image from 2021 when Amanda was serving with the USAMU.

Amanda Elsenboss has won the 2023 NRA National High Power Rifle (Mumma Trophy) and Service Rifle (Dupont Trophy) Championships with a Grand Aggregate score of 2387-113X. Shooting at Camp Atterbury in Indiana, Elsenboss set a new Service Rifle record and also earned High Woman and High National Guard honors. Amanda was a member of the USAMU Team for many years and now serves in the National Guard. This is not Amanda’s first trip to the podium — she also won the NRA High Power Championship in 2021 shooting a service rifle in all matches (Read More HERE). And last year, Amanda won the prestigious President’s 100 Match at Camp Perry, the first woman in history to do so.

At the 2023 NRA National High Power Rifle Championships, held July 8-14th at Camp Atterbury Elsenboss triumphed over a strong field of 54 of the nation’s top service rifle competitors.

Here are Elsenboss’s individual 2023 Championship scores, event by event:

Grand Aggregate — 2387-113X
Erdman Trophy – 594-21X
Centenary Trophy – 596-28X
Nevada Trophy – 795-34X
Scott Trophy – 200-15X
Crescent Cup – 199-5X
Crowell Trophy – 199-11X
Marine Gunner DI Boyd II Memorial Trophy – 1190-49X
Vandenberg Cup – 796-40X
Clarke Trophy – 796-39X

Amanda Elsenboss NRA High Power Service rifle national guard Camp Atterbury

In addition, Elsenboss, who shoots with Team Berger, was a member of the Veteran’s Family Brigade Anderson team, who won the RNDC Trophy team match with a 1985-93X score. Team members included: Samuel Freeman, Hugo Adelson, Julia Carlson, James Mauer (Captain), and Norman Anderson (Coach).

For her service rifle, Elsenboss used Berger .22 Cal 80.5gr Fullbore Target Rifle bullets and 77gr OTM Tactical Rifle bullets. Elsenboss will also be competing at the 2023 Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Rifle Matches at Camp Perry.

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March 29th, 2023

Register for 2023 NRA Nat’l Championships at Camp Atterbury

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Online registration for the 2023 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury is open now at the NRA Competitive Shooting web portal. If you want to shoot at Camp Atterbury this summer, register soon.

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for 2023 NRA Championships »

The 2023 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury will run July 8 and conclude August 6, 2023. The Nationals will include the High Power Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, and Precision Pistol National Championships.

CLICK HERE for Camp Atterbury National Matches Program »

NRA National Matches Calendar schedule 2022 summer Camp Atterbury Indiana

The 2023 NRA Rifle and Pistol Championships at Camp Atterbury will start with OTC (Over the Course) High Power Rifle competition. The High Power events run July 8 through July 28, 2023. This overlaps with the Precision Pistol Championships, slated for July 18-22, 2023. In 2023, the Smallbore 3-position event runs from July 25 through July 29, with Smallbore prone competition running July 30 through August 6, 2023.


Camp Atterbury, Indiana: July 8 – August 6

High Power Rifle Events — July 8-28
OTC (Over the Course): July 8-15
Team Match: July 14
Mid-Range: July 16-21
Long-Range: July 23-28
Palma Individual Match: July 27
Palma Team Match: July 28

Precision Pistol Events — July 18-22
.22/.22 EIC: July 20
Center Fire/Dist. Revolver: July 21
.45/Service Pistol EIC: July 22

Smallbore (.22 LR Rimfire) Rifle Events — July 25-August 6
3-Position: July 25-29
Prone: July 30-August 6

2023 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury Calendar

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Camp Atterbury is a National Guard training facility located in Edinburgh, Indiana, which is about 37 miles south of Indianapolis.

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Last year (2022) was the first time the NRA National High Power Championships were fired on electronic targets. Range Six at Camp Atterbury was outfitted with 30 Silver Mountain Targets Solo e-target systems, along with 10 more in reserve. One other nice feature of Camp Atterbury is the large, modern covered range. This is used for smallbore and pistol competitions.

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To view the full program for the 2023 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury in Indiana (and other events), go to

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June 21st, 2021

NRA 2021 National Championships Schedule for Camp Atterbury

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The 2021 NRA National Rifle and Pistol Championships will be held July 6 through August 28, 2021 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Registration for the 2021 NRA National Championships for Smallbore Rifle, High Power Rifle, F-Class, and Precision Pistol is now open. Competitors can REGISTER ONLINE for the 2021 NRA National Championships via the NRA Competitive Shooting Web Portal.

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The following 2021 NRA Rifle and Pistol Championships will be held at Camp Atterbury this summer, starting with Smallbore Rifle. Camp Atterbury has hosted the High Power Rifle Nationals since 2017. Here is the schedule for the Major events. NOTE: There is NO ELR event this year:

Smallbore Rifle Championship: 6-18 July, 2021
Precision Pistol Championship: 20-25 July, 2021
F-Class Mid-Range Championship: 22-26 July, 2021
F-Class Long Range Championship: 27-30 July, 2021
Fullbore Championship: 1-7 August, 2021
High Power Mid-Range Championship: 9-13 August, 2021
High Power Long Range Championship: 14-19 August, 2021
Over-the-Course (OTC) Competition: 22-28 August, 2021

View Latest Match Calendar (6/18/21) — CLICK TO ZOOM!

NRA 2021 Championships schedule

Note, this year the Smallbore Nationals will include Rimfire F-Class, starting on July 11th. Among notable specific rifle matches include: Fullbore America Match (August 7); Palma Team Match (August 15); Wimbleton Cup Match (August 18). For 2021, the NRA will NOT host an Extreme Long-Range Championship. Specific start dates are listed at end of article.

In addition to the main NRA matches, there are Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association (ISRPA) events including: Junior Intermediate Smallbore Clinic, Ladies’ Day on the Range, Family Day on the Range, Basic Safety Class, Introduction to Shooting Sports Class, Laser Range.

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Lodging Options at Camp Atterbury — Summer 2021
Shooting Sports USA (SSUSA) recently released information on the NRA Championships at Camp Atterbru. The SSUSA article states: “As for lodging, there are several options. The most convenient are on-base, with Camp Atterbury offering hotel-style buildings with suites, along with standard rooms, and ‘open military squad bay’-style quarters available by reservation. Camp Atterbury also offers a limited number of RV spots, plus the MWR campground and cabins. NOTE: Lodging is controlled by the Camp Atterbury Lodging Office, not the NRA.

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To REGISTER for the 2021 NRA National Matches, go to

Key NRA Championship Start Dates by Discipline
6 July — Smallbore Nationals 3-Position
11 July — Smallbore Nationals Prone and Rimfire F-Class
17 July — Metric Smallbore Prone and Rimfire F-Class
20 July — Precision Pistol (including Revolver)
22 July — F-Class Mid-Range Individual
26 July — F-Class Mid-Range Team Match
27 July — F-Class Long-Range Individual
29 July — F-Class Long-Range Team Match
1 August — Fullbore Match
7 August — Fullbore America Match
9 August — Midrange Cycle
14 August — Long Range Cycle
15 August — Palma Team Match
16 August — Palma Individual Match
18 August — Wimbleton Cup Match
22 August — OTC (Over the Course) Week

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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.

NRA High Power Competition Camp Perry

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:

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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