Congratulations to Bob Blaine for winning Factory Class of the Auto-Benchrest Association (ABRA) 2021 Nationals. Blaine won using his blueprinted 10/22 target rifle firing Lapua Center-X ammunition. The Center-X was test-fired and matched to his platform at the Lapua Rifle Performance Center in Marengo, OH.
Blaine commented, “The Lapua Performance Center was an experience like no other. They tested several different lots of Center-X, allowed me to view group sizes at 50 and 100 meters simultaneously, and then helped identify the best performer in my platform. This gave me the confidence to succeed, knowing if I paid attention to the wind and range conditions, I could bring home the win. A game-changer for any rimfire competitor!”
The ABRA Nationals were held September 3-5th at the Kettlefoot Rod & Gun Club in Bristol, OH. Course of fire consisted of six targets, with a maximum score of 200 points per target, totaling 1,200 points. Blaine’s winning score of 1,114 tied with Pam Gates, and the tie-breaker determined by their “high target” for the event. Blaine’s high target score of 190 bested Gates 189 for the victory. Congrats to Pam for her 2nd place finish, and to her husband Doug with a 3rd place score of 1,110.