Team Hornady sent their key precision rifle competitors to Kingsville, Texas, April 6 – 8, 2012 to participate in the Bushnell Brawl, held at the Rifle Only Training Center. A field of 95 elite precision rifle competitors representing Law Enforcement, Military, and Civilians, came together to demonstrate their accuracy, agility and abilities to work under time limits over the three-day individual event.
Twenty-four courses of fire featured targets as close as seven yards for pistol, and 600+ yards for rifle. Shooters shot from prone, seated, and otherpositions, to running through concrete tunnels. Marksmanship skills were further tested as competitors were airlifted by helicopter to hover 100 feet above the range, and engage targets at 45-degree angles.
Rob Ormond tied for fourth place with a score of 1700 points, shooting Hornady 140 grain A-MAX 6.5 Creedmoor in his rifle, and Hornady 125 grain 9mm Steel Match in his pistol. “The 124 grain Steel Match gives me the knock down power as well as the accuracy to engage targets for maximum points,” Ormond said.
Competing with a broken ankle didn’t prevent Michael Voigt from finishing strong in eighth place with a score of 1640. Voigt shot Hornady 105 grain 6mm BTHP Match bullets in his rifle, and Hornady 125 grain 9mm HAP bullets in his pistol. Voigt commented, “The new AMP jackets, high ballistic coefficient, and legendary Hornady accuracy make this a shooter test, as I know my ammunition is as good as it gets.”
Tate Moots turned in a score of 1565 to finish in 13th place, shooting Hornady 140 grain A-MAX 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition in his rifle, and Hornady 9mm 115 grain XTP in his pistol. “Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor is factory ammunition that performs at single digit standard deviation, which is amazing,” said Moots. “There is no room for sloppy ammunition at this type of match and Hornady is always accurate and dependable.”
Tony Gimmellie rounded out the team’s performance in 15th place with a score of 1545, shooting Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor 140 grain A-MAX in his rifle, and Hornady 9mm 124 grain in his pistol. “Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor ammo offers me a high velocity/high ballistic coefficient round that cheats the heavy winds of South Texas,” he said.