Year In Review: 10 Best 2022 Camp Atterbury GIFs

Our choices for the 10 greatest GIFs from the 2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury

posted on December 29, 2022
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Whether you love them or hate them, GIFs have become a part of daily life for many people. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled 10 of the best GIFs from this past summer at the 2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury. See them below in no particular order.

Camp Atterbury

Silver Mountain e-targets were in use during this year’s NRA High Power Rifle National Championships at Camp Atterbury. Competitors could see targets and scores updated in real time on tablets and smartphones.

High Power Long-Range

A frequent competitor request, the addition of electronic targets eliminated the need for target-pit duty during the NRA High Power Nationals at Camp Atterbury. The above GIF is from the 2022 NRA Long-Range Championships.

Smallbore Metric Prone

Held on the covered rifle and pistol range at Camp Atterbury, the 2022 NRA Smallbore Conventional Prone National Championship was held July 31 to August 5, followed by the Metric Prone National Championship (above), which wrapped up on August 7.

NRA Trophy Collection

Above you can see Smallbore Rifle trophies from the historic NRA Trophy Collection during the 2022 Smallbore 3-Position National Championship awards ceremony at Camp Atterbury. The majority of NRA National Championship trophies travel each year to be displayed in a specially designated trophy room.

Smallbore target change

Here you can see 2022 NRA Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone Championship competitors changing their targets between strings of fire at Camp Atterbury’s covered Precision Pistol and Smallbore Rifle range.

Rain at Camp Atterbury

The covered range at Camp Atterbury provided excellent protection for shooters from the rain that greeted them the morning of Thursday, August 4, at the NRA Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone National Championship. Solid rain gear had to suffice for shooters venturing out during target changes, as seen above.

Precision Pistol

Above are three past NRA Precision Pistol National Champions—Jon Shue, Philip Hemphill and Keith Sanderson—competing shoulder-to-shoulder during the .45 Pistol Team Championship at the 2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury.

Camp Atterbury pistol competition

The NRA Precision Pistol National Championships are comprised of a 2700-point aggregate drawn from the .22 Rimfire, Centerfire and .45 Championships. In 2022 during the Pistol Nationals at Camp Atterbury, the NRA distributed awards across 33 different events.

Bullseye pistol turning targets

Above, 2022 NRA Precision Pistol Nationals competitors are waiting for targets to turn during the .22 Rimfire Championship at Camp Atterbury.

Howard J. "Walt" Walter receives award

Above you can see longtime NRA Director, Walt Walter, honored with a special lifetime achievement award during the 2022 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury. In front of a packed house in August during the Pershing International Trophy Match Banquet, the award was presented to Walter, who is 90 years old, by NRA Second Vice President David Coy and NRA Competitive Shooting Director Cole McCulloch. Walter received a standing ovation during the presentation at the Pershing International Trophy Match Banquet that lasted several minutes.



Team Federal’s Klemashevich, Bell Take Top Spots At 2023 Steel Classic Texas Precision Match

Team Federal shooters Cory Klemashevich and Greg Bell won their respective divisions at the Leupold Steel Classic Precision Match last month in Navasota, Texas. This was the first PRS match of the 2023 season.

USA Shooting: Sagen Maddalena, Alison Weisz Earn Gold Medals At Back-To-Back European Competitions

Last month in Europe, Sagen Maddalena landed a gold medal at the Meyton Cup and Alison Weisz captured a gold and bronze at the H&N Cup. The two U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooters earned their medals in Women’s Air Rifle events.

U.S. Air Force Pistol Team: A Hardball Odyssey

Dr. Robert “Doc” Engelmeier documented his time as a member of the U.S. Air Force Pistol Team after joining in the late 1980s, providing us a fascinating glimpse into what being a competitor was like back then.

U.S. Army Contracts Winchester For 6.8 mm NGSW Ammunition Production

Winchester Ammunition lands U.S. Army contract to produce five million 6.8 mm NGSW rounds at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Missouri.

Competitors’ Corner: February 2023

Highlights from the February 2023 issue of Shooting Sports USA, the NRA’s competitive shooting journal.

Pistols With ‘Stabilizing Braces’ Are Now NFA Short-Barreled Rifles

Field Editor Art Merrill reviews new law amending ATF factoring criteria for firearms with attached “Stabilizing Braces.”


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