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FEATURE | HIGH POWER

Anette Wachter with her Andrus Trophy Match plaque.

PHOTOS BY JIM POWELL

The One Mile Club Match uses 36-inch
square AR500 steel targets at distances of
1,400-, 1,575- and 1,788-yards. Rifle calibers
had to be smaller than .50 BMG. Any sights,
bipod, tripod or bench is allowed. The timed

course of fire allowed for 15 rounds in 10
minutes-five rounds at each of the three
distances. Only after confirmed impacts are
competitors allowed to continue to the next
distance. Shooters that hit the 1,788-yard
target were awarded the NRA One-Mile
Certificate and Club pin. Scoring was pointbased with multipliers-5x bonus for making
a first shot hit, 4x for second, etc.
Some of the best rifle shooters around
attended the inaugural event-David Tubb,
Bryan Litz, Corbin Shell, and 2016 King of
2 Miles champion Mitchell Fitzpatrick-
just to name a few. For ELR, knowledge
of the equipment used and the ability to
adapt to conditional factors such as wind,
temperature, light, etc. is paramount for
successful shooting at such long distances.
Shell and Fitzpatrick showed off their long
range rifle shooting prowess-both shooters
were tied with zero misses at all three
yardages going into the shootoff. To break
the tie, an NRA LR (1,000-yard) target center
was attached to the backer at a mind-blowing
1,988 yards (1.13 miles). After Fitzpatrick
continued his perfect streak of hits,
Corbin had his first miss of the day, giving

Mid Tompkins and wife Nancy are one powerhouse
shooting couple.

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