Matt Alwine Clinches Top Title At 2024 NRL High Desert Hunter Match

Team Savage’s Matt Alwine finished first overall at the 2024 NRL High Desert Hunter competition in Vernal, Utah, May 3-5.

posted on May 24, 2024
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Team Savage’s Matt Alwine (r.) posted another impressive performance at the 2024 NRL High Desert Hunter competition, held at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex in Vernal, Utah, May 3-5. He picked up the match win and Factory division title.
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Team Savage’s Matt Alwine topped both the Factory division and Overall category leaderboards at the 2024 NRL High Desert Hunter competition presented by Pure Precision, held at the Buckskin Hills Shooting Complex in Vernal, Utah, on May 3-5.

At the match, competitors faced off against each other to hunt targets in a desert environment and enjoy the sights of the surrounding mountains. The competition consisted of 20 stages over a three-quarter mile stretch, with only three stages completely visible from the shooter staging area.

Demonstrating prowess and precision in competitive shooting, Alwine secured his victories at the NRL High Desert Hunter match with his Savage Carbon Tactical rifle chambered in 6.5 mm Creedmoor, the same rifle used in his previous victory at the Manners Elite Hunter match in April.

He earned 151 match points at the competition.

“Matt Alwine’s start to the 2024 NRL season has been especially impressive,” Savage Arms Director of Marketing Beth Shimanski said. “This event is notable for its particularly daunting terrain, and Matt seems to only improve in the face of a challenge. Savage Arms is proud of Matt’s performance throughout the 2024 season, and we look forward to watching him continue to build on these victories.”

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