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Magnum Research’s SwitchBolt Rifle – The Record Breaking Advantage

By Steve Foster
Pictures by Doug Frazier Photography

There are quite a few shooting disciplines for people to enjoy from Precision Rifle Series (PRS), to the run and gun action of the United State Practical Shooting Association (USPSA). For those with a need for speed, there is no other faster competition with a firearm then the USPSA owned Steel Challenge. Competitors from all over the world test their training in firing 5 shots as fast as they can while striking each plate across eight pre-determined stages. What was previously thought to be unthinkable was realized by a young shooting phenom and sponsored shooter for Magnum Research, Chris Barrett. Chris broke the long coveted 60 second barrier. In the modern era of Steel Challenge, there have been a few low 60’s times recorded at major matches, but no one has shot a sub-60 until the 2019 Alabama Steel Challenge Championship at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) range in Talladega Alabama.

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