Columbia Falls, MT. (August 2017) Less than three weeks after winning the NRA National Silhouette title-and then going on to win both the Standard and Hunter High Power Rifle Silhouette Championships at Ridgway Rifle Club in Pennsylvania-Cathy Winstead-Severin, a Team Lapua shooter, dominated north of the border, taking the Canadian NFA National Smallbore Silhouette Championship. On her rifle for the large-bore competitions (Standard and Hunter class) was a PROOF Research medium contour, cut-rifled steel barrel chambered in 6mmBR.
“I swept all four guns in the U.S., and then I swept all four in Canada,” Winstead-Severin said of her recent victories. “It’s kind of surreal, me being at the top of my game and having everything come together for so many matches.”
This is Winstead-Severin’s first year shooting a PROOF barrel, but she said it was a good match from the very beginning. In fact, since switching to PROOF, she’s done nothing but rack up championships.
“I debuted it in Montana, up in Missoula, and we shot the Iron Man,” she explained. “I shot three new national records up there on its debut, and I believe I got five new national records with it at the U.S. Nationals, so in its first summer, I set eight new national records.”
Her Canadian victory marked the end of the season for Winstead-Severin until next year, when she will no doubt begin collecting wins once again.
“Cathy is a great brand ambassador for our product,” said PROOF Research Chief Marketing Officer Derek McDonald. “We are proud of her accomplishments and excited to have contributed to her success by providing world-class gear that enabled her to translate her phenomenal shooting skills into wins.”