The Courier-Mail

Fullbore ahead

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AUSTRALIA has a new world champion in NSW shooter Ben Emms after she won the fullbore rifle-shooting world championsh­ips in Port Clinton, Ohio, yesterday.

The championsh­ip, by invitation only, is held every four years.

Emms, from Lyndhurst in Central NSW, posted a total score of 669.77 to blitz the field at Camp Perry, with compatriot Matt Pozzebon finishing third.

John Fitzgerald, from the NSW Rifle Associatio­n, said Emms’ victory was momentous for Australian profession­al shooting.

“It’s absolutely fantastic,” he said.

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