World and National Champion Nancy Tompkins likes to reach out and touch targets at 1000 yards with an iron-sighted rifle. She’s been competing in Palma (.308 caliber at 800 yards, 900 yards and 1000 yards), Long Range (1000 yards) and Smallbore prone for over four decades.
“There is nothing better than traveling, making new friends and competing with the best shooters in the world,” said Nancy. And she only shoots with the best equipment. Her Palma rifle is built on a McGee stock, Stolle Panda action, Krieger barrel, Anschütz trigger, Warne rear sight and a Right Sight (front sight). Her .22 Smallbore rifle is an Anschütz action and trigger with a Hart barrel, McGee stock, Right Sight (front sight) and Warne rear sight.
What’s in your range bag, Nancy Tompkins? Actually, Nancy stores stuff in her Creedmoor Sports shooting stool for High Power matches and in a large plastic box from Home Depot for her Smallbore matches. So, what do you keep in your shooting stool and plastic container?
- Sinclair timer
- Allen wrenches, small screwdriver and grease
- SPF-15 lip balm
- Magnifying glass
- Two slings
- Creedmoor shooting glove
- Decot shooting glasses
- TLC Gunworks’ elbow pad
- Champions Choice shooting visor
- CeCe’s custom ear plugs
Her cat, Sierra, placed a toy mouse in one of her shooting stools a few years ago. She considers it her lucky charm. Learn tips for better rifle shooting in Nancy’s newest book, Prone and Long Range