Carl Bernosky: World Class Champion
Carl Bernosky Wins 10th Career NRA High Power Rifle Championship at Camp Perry
World Class High Power Rifle Champion, Carl Bernosky defended his title at Camp Perry, Ohio on August 11, 2012, with a back-to-back winning performance. Despite crosswinds and intermittent rain throughout the match, Bernosky shot a final aggregate score of 2391-141 to bring in his 10th career win.
Using an AR-15 platform based match rifle, Bernosky shot Hornady® 6mm bullets throughout the competition, including Hornady® 75 grain V-MAX™ from the 200 yard line, 87 grain V-MAX™ from the 300 yard line, and 105 grain A-MAX® from the 600 yard line. "It's easier to concentrate on each shot's performance when I'm confident I have the best ammunition," Bernosky said.
Bernosky won impressive first place wins in the following trophy matches over the four-day match:
- Mumma Trophy Overall National Championship
- NRA Match Rifle Championship
- McCann Trophy
- Marine Gunner Boyd II Memorial Match
- Civilian Championship Award
- Vandenberg Cup Match
- Clarke Trophy Match
- Erdman Trophy Match
- Scott Trophy Match
Bernosky prepared for his 18th return to Camp Perry with a serious physical fitness regime beginning last winter. He shoots various disciplines throughout the year, but focuses completely on high power in July.
"With every match throughout my career, I learn something which adds to the level of experience," said Bernosky. "This championship is special to me because the match is rich in tradition and history. It's the shooting world's Super Bowl."