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.