Shooting Sports USA - July 2017 - 23
C SOKOLOWSKI SHOOTS PERFECT METALLIC SCORE
BY JOHN PARKER
the match staff and the NRA. There was some
concern about what we might find when we
got here, but as usual the match was awesome
and everything went off without a hitch-I tip
my hat to everyone involved."
This year's runner-up was five-time Bianchi
Cup Champion Bruce Piatt. In one of the
closest Colt Championship Finals yet, Piatt's
score of 1920-181X was only separated by
three Xs from Koenig. During Match X, Piatt
dropped an eight during the Practical Event
while shooting at 50 yards. "I never "called"
the shot out of
the black area.
Bianchi Cup Champion
a 1918-173X is second in my division," Piatt
commented about his results this year.
A notable long-standing record was broken
at Green Valley this year. Going into the last
day of shooting Match X, Kyle Schmidt broke
the Metallic record score fired by Rob Leatham
in 2005 (1910), shooting 1913. It was a shortlived record, however, because subsequently
Robert Vadasz shot a 1914, earning the record
himself. Finally, AMU Metallic Division shooter
SFC Adam Sokolowoski made history-firing
a perfect 1920-148X score. This was the first
time ever a perfect 1920 was scored with iron
sights at Bianchi. He was
shooting a custom long
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