CAMP PERRY, Ohio –-(Ammoland.com)- At the 2018 National Matches at Camp Perry, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) introduced its new series of Long Range events to competitors. Three days of long range rifle matches, held at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards, were added to the event schedule to allow long range marksmen the opportunity to fire on the Camp Perry grounds following the National Rifle Association’s decision to leave the annual event in Ohio.
Those who participated in the inaugural matches were generally pleased with the series lineup and the organization of the competitions brought back to Camp Perry after a two-year absence, leaving such comments with the CMP as:
“Being back at Camp Perry already put things in such a positive light, but once we started shooting, how smoothly things ran made it a very positive experience.”
“Camp Perry is one of the best ranges in the U.S. with a long and proud history. Thank you, CMP, for all of the work expended on the 2018 season.”
“The matches were well organized and went smoothly.”
“I liked the fact that they were held at Camp Perry. That's where the National Matches should be.”
“Good job! I enjoyed the matches. It was great being back at Perry for long range.”
“Overall a very positive and fun championship for me. I applaud your efforts in bringing long range back to Camp Perry and your efforts to improve. Thank you!”
Competitors at the 2018 National Long Range Matches at Camp Perry fired in service, match and Palma rifle classes.
Geissele Automatics served as a generous sponsor for the new Long Range events, donating a prize to every winner in each category. Capstone Precision, the parent company of such