Madison, NC – The Remington Outdoor Company (“ROC”)hosted the annual Remington Long Range Open on May 30 – June 1, 2014 at Reade Range in Fallen Timber, Pennsylvania.
Reade Range, located on Lookout Mountain in the central part of Pennsylvania, provided a beautiful setting for 105 of the nation’s top long range, high-power rifle competitors to go head-to-head in three long range disciplines. The match is regarded by many as the premier long range NRA regional competition. All NRA Long Range rules and classification system were used.
The NRA Palma Team Match, which consists of four man teams firing from 800, 900 and 1000 yards, was held on the first day. Team Remington took top honors in the Palma match with a score of 1766- 31x.
Firing members for Team Remington were - Joe Hendricks, Carl Bernosky, Mark Laramie and Tom Rider. Team Coach was Ken Roxburgh and Team Captain for the event was Dwight Briggs.
Day two and three of the competition, consisted of three individual 1000 yard, any rifle, iron sight and service rifle competitions.
Individual Match Winners:
High NRA Match Rifle and overall individual champion – Matthew Lechliter, score: 984-35x
High NRA Palma Competitor- Bill Gelet, Team Reade, score: 968-36x
High NRA Military Match Rifle- Corporal Diconza, USMC Rifle team, score 955-22x
High NRA Service Rifle- Joe Sopko, score: 930-20x
High NRA F-Class Open- Jim Fowler, score: 953-27x
High NRA F-Class Tactical Rifle-John Pierce, score: 946-21x
High Junior NRA match Rifle- Tommy Ferraro, Team Reade, score: 949-28x
Remington Outdoor Company was the title sponsor of the matches and awarded trophies, Remington products and hosted the awards ceremony dinner on the range.
About Remington Outdoor Company
Remington Outdoor Company headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods and products for the hunting, shooting sports and self defense markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816, the Company is the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturer. Remington is privately-held and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Remington Family of Companies has 23 locations across 14 states employing over 4,200 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries and includes some of the most globally recognized brands on the market including Remington®, 1816™, Bushmaster®, DPMS®, Marlin®, H&R 1871®, The Parker Gun, Mountain Khakis®, Advanced Armament Corp.®, Dakota®, Para®, Nesika™, Storm Lake Barrels®, and Barnes® Bullets
More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.