Who says girls can’t shoot?

    I had the pleasure of meeting Susannah’s parents at SHOT Show. This was written by her father Dr. Jim Clary …

    Susannah L. Clary, my daughter, now age 19 and beginning her junior year in college shoots F-Class high power.

    She shoots a Savage Model 12 rifle custom chambered in 6.5 x 284 Norma by Alan Warner in the US. She uses Lapua brass with a 139 grain Lapua Scenar bullet with 49.4 grains of H4350 powder. It gets out there pretty good at 2,950 fps. The scope is a Nightforce 12-42x-56 NXS with NP-R2 reticle.

    She hopes to compete at the Creedmor matches in Ireland in 2011……… for the Irish team or as an individual competitor… and of course, she will be shooting in the 2013 world championships – but, not on the US team, but, as an individual……. she has no time for the prelims across the US with college. And me? I’m her “free-loader” on the ammo.

    Who says female shooters can’t be good looking? Not me…. and of all things… she wants to be a sniper. She has completed the NRA rifle and pistol instructor’s courses, and must now wait until she is 21 to be fully certified. In the meantime, she works parttime at a gunshop and shooting range in New Mexico… just to “keep her hand in”. Oh yea, she does hold one record that I know of for high power at 1,000 yards for juniors…. picking that up in 2007 at the US Nationals in Raton, NM (NRA Whittington Center)

    Best of luck to Susannah.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!