Aussie smashes world record at Bisley

The SSAA’s Mark Sobierajski was one of the stars of the 2019 MLAIC Long Range Muzzleloading World Championships at Bisley in England, smashing a 10-year-old record en route to the gold medal in the individual 500yd competition with a 48.5 total.

Sobierajski also took silver in the mid-range aggregate contest along with the Pedersoli Trophy for the most ‘V’ bulls shot throughout the tournament, a significant achievement considering the ‘V’ measures just five inches at 500yds.

The SSAA sent a team of four shooters to the event marking the 150th year of competition at the National Shooting Centre in Surrey, regarded by some as the global home of target shooting, countries represented including Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand, France, Spain, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Holland.

Competitions were shot at distances ranging from 300yds to 1000yds with the Australians shooting mid-range (300, 500 and 600yds) and placing in the top 10 at their favoured distances, firing on average 60 shots a day in unseasonably warm conditions in the mid-30s.

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