2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay One-Day Conventional Position

2017 NRA National Smallbore Prone Rifle ChampionshipsDay One-Day Conventional Position



The first day of the 2017 NRA National Smallbore Conventional Position Rifle Championships opened with 120 shots in three positions with metallic sights.



Army’s Patrick Sunderman, who had a solid prone performance in that championship, opened with the tournament with a 400-38X. Mike McPhail, perhaps one of the best prone shooters in world, followed up 400-37X and, in perfect descending order, civilian Daniel Martz closed out the top three with his 400-36X.


Moving into standing young Malori Brown, an intermediate junior held hard shooting a 397-18X Army shooters Erin McNeil and Sunderland and junior Jared Desrosiers, who has his eye set in joining the pair at the AMU, battled it down to Xs when they all posted 396s on their feet. McNeil prevailed by five Xs, 25 to 20. Sunderman’s 17X left him in fourth.


McPhail shot his second perfect score of the day, 400-30X, to win the kneeling match. Sunderman was second just an X behind the winner. Desrosiers was again in the money with a third place score of 399-29X.


Final results have Patrick Sunderman winning the National Smallbore Conventional Position Metallic Sight Championship with a score of 1596-114X. Mike McPhail is second at 1595-124X. Jared Desrosiers out Xed Antonio Gross, 1594-109X to 1594-104, for third.


The paper team match saw an Army runaway as they carded a 4766-338X to have a 30 point pad on the second place Coast to Coast Team’s 4736-267X effort. The Illinois State Association was third with a 4679-210X



About H

Dan started shooting competitive smallbore in 1986. During his Junior career, he earned two national junior team titles as well as local and regional wins. After a 10 year year hiatus to attend college and start a family, Dan returned to the sport and has added local, sectional and regional wins to his shooting resume. Dan is a Distinguished Rifleman, National Record Holder, U.S Dewar Team Member, Black Hawk Rifle Club Member, Digby Hand Schützenverein member, and is the founder of pronematch.com. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and 2 children.
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