CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Rifle enthusiasts looking for a match that brings the challenge of fast, accurate firing and strong communication skills should consider signing up for the National Trophy Infantry Team (NTIT) match at the 2014 National Trophy Rifle Matches. The event will be fired on July 20 on the historic ranges of Camp Perry, Ohio.
The NTIT has been a staple at the National Matches since 1922. Also known as the “Rattle Battle,” the event is one of the most unique in the competitive rifling world. Six-person teams begin the match with 384 rounds of ammunition, which they fire upon eight silhouette targets from 600, 500, 300 and 200 yards during 50-second periods. Marksmen participating in the match must have all equipment in tow from firing line to firing line, giving the Rattle Battle its name.
Team members will require detailed and precise communication during the quick-paced shooting intervals in order to gain the highest scores possible. Since its beginnings, only two civilian teams have ever won the prestigious Infantry Trophy – once in 1930 and again in 2009 – proving the challenge of the difficult match and inspiring teams to make an attempt towards victory year after year.
The intense firing and rapid movements from each team also makes the NTIT an exciting match for spectators to enjoy. Teams often fly colorful flags during the event, making it a true spectacle during the National Match season.
For more on the National Trophy Infantry Team Match and other National Trophy Rifle events, visit http://www.thecmp.org/NM/Rifle.htm.
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