McCann was first out of the gate with his winning the Vandenberg Trophy score of 795-27X, while Tubb posted a 792. Tubb recorded a 794 in the Nevada Trophy Match and maintained a record pace through the Clarke Trophy aggregate matches. When Tubb laid down on the firing line for the last match, he had a two-point advantage over McCann. Once he was sighted in for the 600-yard Crowell contest, he methodically fired 20 shots in the 10-ring, collecting 10 X's in the process.
G. David Tubb of Canadian, TX, claimed his second NRA National High Power Championship in 1986. His final score of 2380-107X upped the championship record by three while McCann finished three points back in second place. An inveterate experimenter, Tubb would develop a number of innovations in the high power rifle shooting game, including the Tubb 2000 Match Rifle.