Dustin Flint of Team Berger won the Spindletop Regional Smallbore Silhouette Championship for the third year in a row with a championship score of 139/160.
The 2023 Spindletop Regional Championship was held at the Golden Triangle Gun Club in Beaumont, TX, April 1-2. Saturday’s course of fire was (2) 40-shot relays in the standard rifle division, where Flint scored 36/40 and 33/40. Leading into Sunday, Flint was tied with fellow shooter Erich Mietenkorte for the Grand Aggregate. Flint was able to secure a 70/80 in the hunter rifle division, giving him the win. For each relay, shooters engaged ten chickens at 40 meters, ten pigs at 60 meters, ten turkeys at 77 meters and ten rams at 100 meters.
Flint commented, “The Spindletop Championship is usually the first big test of the shooting season so it’s great to get a win here and especially great to win this match three times in a row. The range always has tricky wind conditions, and the competition is excellent. To win here takes teamwork between the shooter and spotter and precise shot selection. My spotter, Jerry Tureau, was excellent as usual and Lapua Midas+ was perfect as always.”
Flint will compete next at the Louisiana Silhouette Championship in May.