Shane Barnhart Wins 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone Championship

Shane Barnhart wins 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone title during the NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, Ind., after posting a score of 6391-525X.

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posted on August 7, 2023
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Shane Barnhart with his Critchfield Trophy award plaque at Camp Atterbury after winning the 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone Championship title.
Cole McCulloch

Shane Barnhart of Cardington, Ohio, is the winner of the 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone grand aggregate title after posting a score of 6391-525X.

The NRA National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone Championship is part of the NRA National Matches, which are held each summer at Camp Atterbury, an Indiana National Guard base located about 37 miles south of Indianapolis. The championship was held from July 31 to August 4.

For his NRA Conventional Prone victory this year at Camp Atterbury, Barnhart earned a Critchfield Trophy award plaque and a $200 check.

Finishing as runner-up three points behind Barnhart with a score of 6388-524X was Mark Del Cotto of Lexington, Kentucky. Del Cotto received a championship medallion and a $150 check from the National Rifle Association for his second-place finish in the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone grand aggregate. Del Cotto also landed the 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone Metallic Sights aggregate title with a score of 3194-246X.

Rounding out the top three at the 2023 NRA Conventional Prone Nationals at Camp Atterbury was Virginia T. McLemore of Socorro, New Mexico, who walked away from the competition with a score of 6383-469X. Her third-place finish this year at Camp Atterbury earned her a championship medallion, along with a $50 check.

Ruger is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury.

There were 32 total entries this year in the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Conventional Prone Championship.

You can view the full results of the 2023 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships here. A full match report will be published in a future issue of the digital magazine.

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