September 6th, 2007

Frazier Wins IBS 1000-yd Nationals. Bower Breaks HG Group Record.

Results are in from the 2007 IBS 1000-yard Nationals, hosted at Quantico, Virginia. With over 100 competitors in both Light Gun and Heavy Gun classes, the match was a resounding success, producing impressive scores and at least one new world record, Phil Bower’s 3.391″ HG 10-shot group. CLICK HERE for photos from the Nationals by Rich DeSimone.

Quantico Virginia Range

Dan Frazier, shooting a 300 WSM (in at least one class), was the Two-Gun Overall Champion. Dan had a 46 Rank Aggregate, edging runner-up Eric Springman by 12 points. The next three finishers in the Two-Gun were John Buhay, Shannon Ammerman, and Clay Earhart.

IBS 2007 Champion

Shannon also won the Light Gun Overall, followed by Clay Earhart and Lori King. Jay Cutright captured the Heavy Gun Overall, ahead of Eric Springman, and Dan Frazier. Regan Green, always a tough competitor, placed first in HG group, with a 5.797″ Agg (3 groups, 10 shots per group). Regan edged out Phil Bower (6.131″), and Matt Dienes (6.212″).

Bower Sets a Record
Phil Bower dazzled the field in his second Heavy Gun stage, nailing a phenomenal 3.391″ 10-shot group. This should be a new IBS Heavy Gun group record, edging Lee Fischer’s one-year-old 3.427″ mark. Congratulations to Phil–that’s mighty impressive shooting.

Small 6mms Hold Their Own
Shooting a 6-6.5×47 smithed by Mark King, Jeffrey Mottern shot consistently small groups to win Light Gun Group with an impressive 4.185″ Agg, based on 4.010″, 5.667″, and 4.767″ 5-shot groups. That proves that this new cartridge has serious potential in the 1K game. In another strong performance for a 6mm, Ray Carly’s little 6BR delivered a 2.691″ five-shot group — the LG small group for the match. Matt Dienes reports: “The 6mms did very well so did the 6.5s, but the Two-Gun was won shooting a 300 WSM. Ray Carley shot a 2.691″ with a 6mm BR and a lot of three-inchers were shot with 6mm Dashers.”

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