By Lars Dalseide | July 23 2014 16:47

Lapua shooter captures another NRA crown with mastery of prone rifle

2014 NRA Smallbore Prone Rifle Champ Kevin Nevius

Bristol, Indiana - It's not the first time Kevin Nevius won the NRA Smallbore Prone Rifle crown. In fact, it's not even the second time he's won an NRA National championship. A surprising notion given his late start in the sport of competitive shooting. One he grabbed hold of with both hands.

"My brother got me into long range varmint hunting and I started building my own guns very early," Nevius told Dan Holmes in an earlier interview. "I had a hunting friend who shot indoor smallbore who started me in three position and I was hooked."

With a practically perfect score of 4799-390x, Nevius beat out second and third place shooters by two solid points ... both coming on the final day of the Conventional Championships.

"He showed his steel," said Assistant Match Director Victoria Croft. "On the last day, the final relay, when it really counted, he didn't miss a shot."

The 2014 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships wrap up this weekend with Metric Prone. Will we have another new 2014 smallbore champion or will there finally be a repeat?

Stay tuned.

2014 NRA Smallbore Prone Rifle shooters and scores

NRA Smallbore Rifle Position Championships

Place Name Score
1 Kevin Nevius 4799-390x
2 Eric Uptagrafft 4797-407x
3 Mark DelCotto 4797-390x
4 Dan Lowe 4796-388x
5 Erin McNeil 4796-362x

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