Port Clinton, Ohio - During the Smallbore section of the NRA National Rifle & Pistol Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio, Shane Barnhart of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit finished his Any-Sight Prone portion of the competition with 40 straight bullseyes.
“I’m not sure if that approaches the World Record,” said one of the officials. “But we know that it tied the Nationals record.”
Per competition rules, Barnhart was then permitted to continue shooting from the prone position until registering a score outside of the X-ring.
Weather delays pushed the extra session to the following day. Once all was clear, Barnhart was ready and set to shoot. Six shots later, after scoring bullseye number 45, it was over.
“Sometimes they can go for another twenty and sometimes it’s just a few,” said the same official. “But you shouldn’t be disappointed with the results. This young man accomplished an amazing feat. Setting a new National Championship Matches record. That’s what counts.”