Team SK member, Erich Mietenkorte, scored an overall aggregate of 272 x 320 to secure first place at the “Iron Man” Regional Silhouette Championship. Mietenkorte scored first place in both High-Power Standard and Hunter rifle, first place in Smallbore Standard rifle and second place in Smallbore Hunter rifle.
Mietenkorte’s results were as follows:
1st Place High-Power Standard – 67 X 80
1st Place High-Power Hunter – 67 X 80
1st Place Smallbore Standard – 73 X 80
2nd Place Smallbore Hunter – 65 X 80
The “Iron Man” Regional Silhouette Championship was hosted by the Hellgate Civilian Shooters Association on June 4-6th at the Deep Creek Range in Missoula, Montana. The two-day match kicks off with Smallbore (.22LR) on Saturday where competitor’s shoot two Smallbore Standard rifle 40-shot relays, followed by two Smallbore Hunter rifle 40-shot relays. For each relay, shooters engage ten chickens at 40 meters, ten pigs at 60 meters, ten turkeys at 77 meters and ten rams at 100 meters. Sunday’s match has the competitors shooting centerfire with two High-Power Standard rifle 40-shot relays and two High-Powder Hunter rifle 40-shot relays. With centerfire the chicken targets are at 200 meters, pigs at 300 meters, turkeys at 385 meters and rams at 500 meters.
Mietenkorte stated, “When the wind is blowing you around while shooting-offhand, it’s incredibly important to know that your bullet is going to go exactly where you want. SK Rifle Match was the key component to a successful weekend and gives me the confidence to perform at the highest level. Especially in the shoot-off I experienced before winning the Smallbore Standard rifle aggregate.”