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Henares tops PNSA Benchrest rifle tourney

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Danby Henares displayed nerves of steel to capture the gold medal in the Philippine National Shooting Association (PNSA) bench rest rifle quarterfinals championship recently at the Marine Range in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

Danby Henares

Danby Henares

Henares, the assistant team manager of the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball Association, posted 737 points on 62-of-75 shooting from the bullseyes to defeat Binggy Lopez and Nick Lagustan.

“I was able to find tune my equipment before the competition and it helped me get a 62-of-75 centershots (bullseyes),” said Henares, one of the country’s highly-respected bench rest rifle practitioners.

“The equipment we used is currently evolving and the new shooters are coming with all the new technology that makes the competition tighter,” Henares added.

After Henares’ gold medal performance, the competition went so tough Lopez and Lagustan as both shooters ended up tied with 725 points for the second place that needed to settled through a tiebreaker.

Lopez was down seven points after two shooting cards but came back in the last card to secure the silver medal. Lagustan then settled for the bronze medal.

The sport of Benchrest Rifle shooting requires a shooter to hit a 1mm target at 50 meters. They are allowed to use high power scopes and they are given 75 shots to complete the event.

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