Congratulations to Erich Mietenkorte on sweeping the Washington Smallbore Silhouette State Championship! Erich scored first place in both the Smallbore Hunter Rifle and in Smallbore Standard.
The Washington Smallbore Silhouette State Championship was held on August 27-28 at the Pe Ell Sportsman’s Club in Pe Ell, Washington. The two-day match kicked-off on Saturday with shooters competing in the Standard Rifle category with (2) 60-shot matches. The matches were fired offhand at steel targets with each match consisting of 15 chickens at 40 meters, 15 pigs at 60 meters, 15 turkeys at 77 meters, and 15 rams at 100 meters. Sunday had competitors repeating the course of fire with rifles limited to 8 ½ pounds and a minimum 2-lb trigger pull.
Final results were as follows:
Smallbore Standard Rifle
State Champion – Erich Mietenkorte 113×120
2nd Place – Paul Davis 104×120
3rd Place – Keith Cairns 92×120
Smallbore Hunter Rifle
State Champion – Erich Mietenkorte 111×120
2nd Place – Paul Davis 98×120
3rd Place – Eric Boos 97×120
“Managing wind, distance, mirage, oddly shaped targets, and of course the instability of shooting from the offhand position, makes rifle silhouette incredibly challenging. The work I have done training with SK Ammunition gave me the confidence to shoot a personal best aggregate score of 113 points out of 120 and take home both Championship Trophies,” commented Erich.