Opening Ceremonies for the World Long Range Championships

The US Army Golden Knights Parachuted in as part of the opening ceremony for the World Long Range Championships being held at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Three of our sister teams, The US Palma Team, the US Veterans Team and the US Under25 Team will be competing against teams from around the world. Several members of our team, Ray Gross, Steve Hardin, Bryan Litz and Lane Buxton, are part of the US Palma Team.

The format is very similar to our own World Championships. Everyone entered in the Individuals will shoot 15 shoots for record at 800, 900 and 1000 yards and they will complete that course of fire three times over the next several days. The team event, fires the same course twice.

The main difference from our style of shooting is that they will compete using aperture type target sights and will be using an arm sling as support compared to the scopes and bipods that we use. The rings on our target are substantially tighter to account for the the greater stability and accuracy of the type of rifles that we use.

Much of our team is headed up to Canada this week to compete in the Dominion of Canada Rifle Ass'n National Matches that start Thursday.