By Kyle Jillson | August 2 2011 16:27

The Charleston Gazette has a piece on Catherine Kauffelt, a smallbore shooter who recently attended the NRA Smallbore Prone Championships at Camp Perry.

If she could practice, she'd be lethal

Catherine Kauffelt is a freak of nature.

She shows up at national rifle competitions, often with precious little practice, and shoots very, very well.

Case in point: At the recent National Prone Rifle Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio, Kauffelt — a Charleston native studying at the University of California — shot some pretty sporty scores.

In the Dewar Course Metallic Sight match, she captured runner-up honors with a score of 400 (out of 400 possible) with 35 x-ring shots. She also took High Woman and High Collegiate honors in the match.

She then shot another 400 (with 29 x-ring shots) to win the High Expert Civilian Category in the 100-yard Metallic Sight Match. In the next match — the 50-meter Metallic Sight competition — she shot a 397 with 26 x-rings to take second in the Expert Civilian Category.

Her three-match 1,197 aggregate on the competition’s second day earned her top honors in the Expert Civilian Category, one point ahead of runner-up Ben Haney. Her four-day total was good for a second-place overall finish in the category.

Continue reading the article at The Charleston Gazette's website here.

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