by Hap Rocketto
As the sun slants in from three o’clock and glints off of the brass cartridge cases as they click into the magazine the shooter, readying for the President‟s Match, is not thinking about history. Yet history is all about at Camp Perry and if one ignores it one ignores the very essence of the sport. To understand why the President‟s Match Trophy, and by extension, the Presidents Hundred, has such a special aura in a trophy room full of venerated shooting icons it is only necessary to let your mind travel 4,000 miles east and nearly 150 years back in time.
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