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Erik Cortina of Team Lapua Wins TSRA Long Range Championship

Erik Cortina of Team Lapua has won the 2024 Texas State Long Range Championship for an unprecedented fifth time. Loading Berger 7mm 180 Gr Hybrid Target bullets in his own 7mm PRCW cartridge (formed from Lapua 6.5 PRC cases) Cortina outshot all competitors and scored a 993-51X.

The Texas State Long Range Championship hosted by Bayou Rifles, Inc., took place April 12-14 at the Juliff Rifle and Pistol Range in Rosharon, TX. The TX Long Range Championship hosted the top shooters from around the US, competing in both F-Open and F-TR disciplines.

“This year, the Texas State Long Range Championship adopted the Bisley pair fire format. This format requires shooters to alternate shots rather than string fire. Time limit is 45 seconds per shot. Reading the wind and staying focused is essential, so I decided I was going to ignore my partner’s shots and shoot my own match the entire weekend,” commented Cortina. “It worked out and I secured my 5th TX State Championship with a five point margin. It’s one of the most fun matches I have ever attended.”

The F-Open category has requirements of a rifle weighing no more than 22 pounds and chambered in any caliber .35 and under. Rifles are fired from the prone position with an adjustable front rest and rear sandbag.