CMP’s Petrarca Range at Camp Perry Opens for 2024 Season

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has announced its outdoor electronic target line, located on Petrarca Range at Camp Perry, will open for the season on Monday, March 18!

Every Monday, the public is welcome to use Petrarca during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March through April, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May through September. The covered range includes 10 electronic rifle targets set at 100 yards (capable of simulating 200, 300 or 600 yards) as well as five cardboard pistol targets (able to be arranged at 50 feet or 25/50 yards).

Utilizing KTS (Kongsberg Target System) technology, monitors located at each firing point instantly display shot scores – adding ease for guests, eliminating the need for target changes and allowing more time on the range. CMP personnel are also on hand to ensure safe range procedures and to provide guidance, as needed.

During the summer months (June through August), Petrarca Range hours may change to accommodate the annual National Matches. The range will also remain open on select Mondays in October and November.

Please note the Range will be closed: April 8, May 27, June 17, July 8, July 12-28, August 2, August 11, September 2 and October 7.

View a complete schedule and other important information, such as acceptable ammo and firearms, on the CMP website at

Matches Held on Petrarca Range!

The CMP hosts Garand, Springfield, Vintage and Modern Military (GSMM) rifle matches throughout the year on Petrarca Range – open to all experience levels!

Dates for the 2024 GSMM events at Petrarca Range currently include:

  • Saturday, April 27
  • Saturday, June 22

These recreational events are designed to create a comforting environment for marksmen and women new to fundamental match procedures while also challenging seasoned athletes through friendly competition.

In addition to the Petrarca matches, a set of highpower rifle Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) events are also scheduled to be held on Camp Perry’s outdoor Viale Range. The Viale matches are fired on CMP’s highpower electronic target line and offer the same conveniences as the Petrarca targets. Both adult and junior competitors welcome!

  • National Matches Warm-Up, June 20-23. Featuring both individual and team events, these matches are ideal for those in the hunt for a Distinguished Rifleman Badge as well as those looking to gain more time on the range before the National Matches, set to be held July 11-Aug. 10. The Warm-Up series also includes 3×600 Mid-Range competitions.
  • CMP June Long Range Match, June 29-30. For the first time, the CMP will host a 1,000-yard, long range rifle event prior to the National Matches – all fired on electronic targets! The match is open to Service, Palma, Match/Any Sight, AR Tactical, F-Open and F-T/R rifles.

Registrations for the Warm-Up and Long Range events are available on the CMP website at

– – Ashley Dugan, CMP Staff Writer

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