PUBLISHED: 4:01 PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Under overcast skies with periods of drizzle, Lynn Bennett coming from behind in the first match stage, won the Alaska, short range (200 yard) NRA Hi-Power Championship with a hi-master score of 485.13x/500. The match began with Lonnie Miller firing a near perfect 97.1x/100 in the offhand (standing) position against Lynn's 91.2x/100. Lonnie went on to shoot a master score of 475.9x/500 with a service rifle. Lynn fired a service rifle re-built into a match rifle. Individual event results are attached.
| Courtesy photo |
| From left: Lonnie Miller, second place; Chris Salazar; Mal Menzies, third place; Ray Coxe; Linda Flynn and Lynn Bennett, first place. Not shown, Brad Flynn. |
Following Lynn and Lonnie was Mal Menzies firing a 464.11x/500 (service rifle), Ray Coxe 460.5x/500 (match rifle) and Chris Salazar, 428.3x/500 (service rifle).
Firing in a practice hunter/sporter rifle match was Brad and Linda Flynn. Both shot master scores. Brad shot a 310.12x/320, while Linda fired a 298.7x/320. The major difference in events is that hi-power is shot with open sights while hunter is shot with either scope or open sights. All rapid fires in hi-power start in the standing position while sporter/hunter rifle start in the firing position (sitting or prone).