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The historic move to Camp Atterbury,
although controversial to some, was
embraced by competitors who participated
in the championships at the new venue.
One shooter who wanted to share an
objective view of both venues had this to
say about Camp Atterbury, via the NRA High
Power Rifle Facebook page:
"I, no doubt, love Camp Perry. I earned all
my distinguished points at Perry, made the
Presidents 100 there,
and I have [made]
countless memories

Camp Atterbury,
he said,
"The NRA made the right decision
moving to Camp Atterbury, this facility
is fantastic and I would know! The
surrounding area has more places to eat,
more things to do, and the people here
on base are very easy to work with. Even
better, the airport makes it easy to get here."

there. However, as a match rifle shooter, I will
undoubtedly be back at Atterbury next year."
Additionally, 2017 Long Range Champion
John Whidden chimed in on the Camp
Atterbury experience. "A nice place and a
very nice facility, everything was very
well manicured. It
was exciting to be
at a new venue."

PHOTOS BY JOHN PARKER

he finest civilian and military
marksmen in the country made the
trek to Camp Atterbury, IN, for 20 days
of High Power Rifle competition at the NRA
National Matches. Shooting this summer at
Camp Atterbury included the National High
Power Championships, National Mid Range
Championships, and National Long Range
Championships. Additionally, new for this
year, side matches that included the debut of
the NRA Extreme Long Range One Mile Club.
Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb helped
to kick off the NRA National High Power Rifle
Championships this year during the First
Shot Ceremony. The First Lady is a staunch
supporter of the Second Amendment, certified
NRA pistol instructor, and a multi-discipline
shooter with experience in pistol, shotgun, and
rifle. She and her husband, Indiana Governor
Eric Holcomb, are both Life Members of the
NRA. The First Lady has led training classes
throughout the state of Indiana, and especially
enjoys sharing her passion for the shooting
sports with other women.
Match Director Mid Tompkins is no stranger to
the NRA High Power Rifle Championships, his
first year was in 1954 and he has never missed
a year since. Regarding the move to

Anette Wachter after winning the Andrus Trophy Match.

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