Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association

Long-Range

Long-range is a sub-discipline of highpower rifle shooting which is shot at 800-1,000 yards. The matches are shot in prone only.

Ohio hosts matches for Long-range shooters on Camp Perry's 1000-yard Viale Range. Each year ORPA enters several Long-range teams into the National Matches in August.

At the 2012 Long-Range Championship, eight of the top ten spots for the master class were held by military shooters, but the two which belonged to civilians were won by ORPA members Ed Agle and Ed Shank.
ORPA's adult long-range team won first-place in the state association category.

In order to become a new Long Range Shooter, one begins in regular Highpower shooting. When range time is available, highpower shooters try shooting at the longer distances. Because Camp Perry is in Ohio, ORPA shooters have access to the range several times per year and are better prepared for Camp Perry.

For more information on learning to shoot long-range highpower or on joining an ORPA Long-range team contact Ed Shank by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Long-Range Events

Long-Range Rifle Shooting Programs will be listed here when they become available.

 

O.R.P.A. State Team Development for the Nationals

O.R.P.A. State Team Development for the Nationals

by Ed Shank, Long Range Team Coordinator

 

As a person listens to conversations about the vast amount of time and money spent on load development, practice, matches, reloading, rifles, replacement barrels, scopes and all the associated equipment, one must come to the conclusion that all of this is being done to excel at this sport. When I first started deer hunting I was given some advice that I have never forgotten. I should get the best rifle and scope I could get, so that I did not have to worry about my rifle or scope, only my shooting abilities. The same idea holds true for shooting at paper targets regardless of what type of firearm is used. The key is to get the best equipment one can mustard and the rest is up to the shooters ability. The only way to improve scores after that is time on the range. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. This also applies to a team’s success. A lesson on team performance can be learned from the small-bore junior team. The O.R.P. A. small-bore team shoot together all year long as a team, whether it is in a practice or at a match. We also can find this strategy in the winning teams at Camp Perry, regardless if it is small-bore, high-power, civilian or military.

Read more: O.R.P.A. State Team Development for the Nationals

Long-Range Match Bulletins

Match results will be posted here as they become available.

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