High-power rifle competition sets sights for Ben Avery Shooting Facility

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October 14th, 2008

Competitive marksmen using vintage military rifles with open sights will be shooting at long-range targets starting Saturday in two premier national competitions.

Creedmoor High Powered ShootingThe 2008 Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches will take place at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix on Oct. 11-19.

The CMP Games begin on Saturday and continue through Tuesday, Oct. 14. A “new shooters” clinic will start off Saturday’s events. On Sunday, another new event is the Rimfire Sporter Match, which is designed to give recreational shooters in the Southwest a chance to try this growing shooting sport.

The Creedmoor Cup Matches begin with a high-power rifle clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 15, followed by four days of matches for service rifles and match rifles from Oct. 16-19. Members of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Service Rifle Teams and Team Bushmaster will be on hand to assist with the clinic and subsequently compete in the matches.

To register online or for more event information, visit http://clubs.odcmp.com/cgi-bin/matchInfo.cgi?matchID=3773.

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