Published On: July 10th, 2020Categories: Shooting Competitions, Vihtavuori

Vihtavuori’s Paul Phillips Wins Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship

Sedalia, MO – Congratulations to Team Vihtavuori member, Paul Phillips, on winning the 2020 Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship, F-TR division.

Phillips, who regularly shoots Extreme Long Range (ELR) disciplines, hadn’t picked up his F-TR rifle in nearly two years yet found a way to win. He loaded Vihtavuori N140 behind Berger 200 Grain Hybrid’s in Lapua cases to score to score 445-23X.

The Michigan Fullbore Prone Championship, hosted by the Midland County Sportsman’s Club, took place on Independence Day (7/04). F-Open, F-TR and Target Sling divisions were represented.    

“I was able to secure the win using ammunition previously loaded for our Team USA 2017 World Championship Gold Medal victory. The leftover ammo printed a 15-shot string that had a Standard Deviation (SD) of just 6.3 fps. It’s a testament to Vihtavuori powder’s temperature stability and clean burning characteristics still shooting well after laying dormant for over three years!” stated Phillips.

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