Shooting USA | NRA National Matches: 2021 High Power Rifle Championships at Camp Atterbury

At Camp Atterbury this year, shooters from across the United States saw six weeks of intense competition during the NRA High Power Rifle National Championships. The matches began with the F-Class Mid-Range and Long-Range Championships in July, followed by the International Fullbore Championship in August, followed by the High Power Mid-Range, Long-Range and Across the Course Championships .

Here is Camp Atterbury’s High Power Range in action for 1,000 yards during the Long Range Nationals

The High Power Nationals are part of the 2021 NRA National Matches in Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The three phases of the NRA National Championships – Pistol, Smallbore Rifle, and High Power Rifle – began in July with Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb firing the ceremonial first shot.

Sarah Bart

Army shooters dominated the NRA Long-Range Nationals 2021 at Camp Atterbury. Here AMU competitor 1LT Sarah Beard receives the Mustin Trophy High Woman Award.

F class

At the end of the NRA F-Class Long-Range Target Rifle Nationals at Camp Atterbury, Ian Klemm was crowned Match Champion 2021 with a score of 1571-65X. The game took place July 27-30. Classified as a High Master participant, Klemm previously won the NRA F-Class Long-Range T / R Championship in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

The Alexandria, Virginia, Klemm Score of 1571-65X was seven points ahead of runner-up Matthew Schwartekopf of Waddell, Az., With 1565-54X. Third place went to Carl J. Matthews from Houston, Texas, with 1560-55X.

F-class Nationals

Madison Bramley (left) and others in the line of fire during the F-class championships. (Photo by Cole McCulloch)

On the Open side, Tod S. Hendricks of Anacortes, Washington, is the great overall winner of the 2021 NRA F-Class Open Long-Range with a score of 1591-89X. Classified as a high master, Hendricks led runner-up in the match, Keith Glasscock of Lake Stevens, Washington, with four points: 1591-89X through 1587-79X. Third place went to Jason Pagan from Owensboro, Ky., With 1587-71X.

Here’s what Hendricks said about his win in an interview with “To be able to refocus and lose only three points in the last six seasons is something that I will forever use as a mental tool will use … I never felt like I was suffocated. ”in the end, but after a while you start to question yourself a little. Of course, this victory tore the monkey from my neck. “

International full drilling

Daniel Altman won the NRA International Fullbore Target Rifle National Championship in 2021 with a score of 1792-100X. Altman’s score was one point ahead of runner-up Matthew Griffin, who had a score of 1791-113X.

The battle for runners-up in the 2021 International Fullbore Nationals was close, with Griffin’s X-rating ahead of third-placed Larry Sollars, who scored 1791-101X.

Daniel Altmann

Daniel Altman outperformed the Grand Aggregate of the International Fullbore Target Rifle with a good score of 1792-100X. (Photo by Cole McCulloch)

Middle class

Larry Sollars of Cumming, Georgia is the 2021 NRA National Mid-Range Rifle Champion with a score of 2392-165X. Classified as a high master, Sollars won the shoot-off for this year’s mid-range overall title. The game took place from August 9th to 13th.

Second place went to Oliver Milanovic from Gilbert, Arizona with 2392-165X. Rounding out the top 3 in the mid-range Nationals that year was John Wilson from Ankeny, Iowa, who scored 2389-143X. Wilson’s score also earned him the High Military Veteran Award. Both Milanovic and Wilson are classified as high masters.

The High Woman Award was given to Shirley McGee of Brookville, Kan., With a score of 2384-135X.

Larry Sollars

Larry Sollars won the shoot-off over Oliver Milanovic and thus secured the middle class championship. (Photo by Cole McCulloch)


With a score of 1245-73X, Oliver Milanovic of Gilbert, Arizona is this year’s NRA National High Power Rifle Long-Range National Champion and winner of the Tompkins Trophy. Classified as a High Master, Milanovic’s score also earned him the High Palma Rifle Award.

Camp Atterbury

The three best high-power long-range shooters (from left): Second place SSG Amanda Elsenboss, winner Oliver Milanovic and third Jeffrey Miles.

Milanovics Palma .308 win. Weapon is an Eliseo chassis with a Borden action, and he also mentioned that it uses a 155-grain bullet. When I asked him to say something about his Palma load, Milanovic said: “My load is nothing special, it’s very simple. I’ve been using the same charge for a long time. Since it works, I just keep taking pictures. Chasing after your cargo never gets much better. If you find something that works, just stick with it and then work on your game. “

Allguard Coggshall won the Herrick Trophy Team Match: (with plaques) SSG John Coggshall, SSG Amanda Elsenboss, SGT Josh Hanrahan and LTC Aaron Grimm.

Second place went to SSG Amanda Elsenboss, formerly with the US Army Marksmanship Unit and now competing with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Team. The high master class shooter finished the match with a score of 1245-69X, just a few Xs behind Milanovic. Regular readers will remember when Elsenboss won the NRA Long Range Nationals in 2019. Third place went to High Master Jeffrey Miles from Phoenix, Arizona, with a score of 1244-73X.

Thomas McGowan

After winning the high junior title at the Long-Range Nationals, Thomas McGowan received a special award from Sierra Bullets.

Remington trophy game

U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Staff Sergeant Erin McNeil is this year’s Remington Trophy Match winner after winning the shoot-off with a score of 100-6X. The match was fired at the NRA High Power Rifle Long-Range Nationals on Thursday, August 19.

The Remington Trophy is presented to the winner of the 1,000-yard Any Sight Match at the NRA National Long-Range National Championships. This is a prone match with 20 slow shots at the NRA LR target.

McNeil, who arrived unclassified in the NRA High Power Long Range at Camp Atterbury, finished the regular match with a score of 200-10X. (In the NRA competition, unclassified shooters are placed in the shooting class until they are classified.)

SSG Erin McNeil

SSG Erin McNeil of the US Army Marksmanship Unit is this year’s Remington Trophy Match winner after winning the shoot-off with a score of 100-6X

Andrus commemorative trophy

Charles Rowe secured first place in the Edward D. Andrus Memorial Trophy Match after winning the shoot-off by a score of 150-9X.

The Andrus Memorial Trophy Match is a slow-firing, 20-shot prone match with targets at 1,000 yards. Competitors use Palma rifles in accordance with NRA High Power Rifle Rule 3.3.1. The game has a time limit of 30 minutes.

Rowe, who traveled to Indiana from Wadsworth, Ohio, holds a High Masters classification in the NRA High Power Rifle Long Range discipline. Before winning the shoot-off, his regular score was 197-8X.

Charles Rowe with the Andrus Trophy

Charles Rowe secured first place in the Edward D. Andrus Memorial Trophy Match after winning the shoot-off by a score of 150-9X.

About the course

SSG Amanda Elsenboss is the 2021 NRA High Power Rifle Champion after winning the Grand Aggregate with a score of 2386-133X. The win crowned her successful season of competition at Camp Atterbury after she won the Canadian Cup and finished second in the 2021 NRA Long-Range Nationals, which took place shortly before the High Power Rifle Nationals.

Amanda Elsenboss

SSG Amanda Elsenboss won the Across-the-Course Championship and second place in the Long Range Championship. (Photo by Cole McCulloch)

Runner-up was SSG John Coggshall of the Army National Guard with a score of 2380-125X. Originally from East Hampton, Connecticut, Coggshall is ranked a high master in the NRA High Power Rifle discipline.

Third place went to Kenneth Lankford of Laramie, Wyo., With a score of 2379-104X. Like Elsenboss and Coggshall, Lankford holds a High Master classification in the NRA High Power.

Both Elsenboss and Coggshall competed in the Service Rifle category, while Lankford was Match Rifle Shooter.

Camp Valor outdoors

This year Camp Valor Outdoors sent a sizeable contingent of shooters to Camp Atterbury for the High Power Nationals.

2021 NRA High Power Rifle Nationals Leaderboard

2021 NRA high-performance rifle leaderboard

See the full results of the 2021 NRA High Power Rifle National Championships.

Photo above: Samuel Freeman set a new national record (100-6X) in a shoot-off and won the George Farr Trophy Match.

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