I am Anette Wachter aka 30CalGal. I am a member of the United States National Rifle Team and 2015 US Palma Team. I have 6 US National Team Championships, 3 personal national records and over 25 International trophies.
To explain this we shoot at bulls-eye targets out to 1000 yards. We are shooting a 308 bolt action rifle. I self support the rifle with a sling in the prone position. We use iron sights not scopes. I also compete professionally in Precision Rifle.
In 2011 I became the second woman and first American woman ever to win the B.C. Rifle Championship in 127 years. I have the NRA 300 yard Civilian National Record. In 2013 I traveled to S. Africa and competed with the US Team in the SA Nationals. USA took the Silver Medal for The America’s Match. I placed 2nd overall in the BC Rifle Championships and at Camp Perry US Nationals my team took home 3 National championships and possibly one national record at 1000 yards (Waiting for confirmation) and I placed 3rd in nation individually for The Doc Aiken Trophy at 1000 yards.
More accomplishments; 2015 – 80th individual overall in the world at the World Long Range Championships held at Camp Perry, Ohio. 2015 Berger Long Range Nationals – Palma Team Tompkins Win. 2014 US Long Range Nationals – Gold Roumanian Palma Team, 2nd Overall Roumanian Trophy, 2014 US Nationals Full Bore – Gold Medal Open Mini Palma 4 man Team, Silver Medal Commodore 12 man team. 2014 Long Range High Power Champion Rattlesnake Mtn. 2014 SW Nationals Gold Medal US Team Tompkins. 2014 SW Nationals 4th Overall Individual Palma TR Agg. 2014 Wes Hall Memorial 300 Yd. – 2nd Overall. 2013 Silver Medal America’s Match Team South Africa, Bronze metal S. Africa Protrea International, S. Africa State’s Presidents One Hundred, 2012 US Team Hayes Silver Medal – Camp Perry Palma. 2012 Team USA Silver medal at the BC Championship. 2012 BC Championship Flintoff Trophy. WA St Governor’s Ten, 2011 41st Division Regional High Power Champion, 2nd Place 2011 Wa St Palma Championship, 2010 Camp Perry Nationals – 1st Place – Remington Band of Brothers Match 1000 yards, 4th Place and HW – Mustin Trophy 1000 yards, 9th Place and HW – Sierra Trophy 1000 yards, and made 2 of 5 1000 yard Shoot Offs. 2006 Camp Perry Army Cup – 4th. 2006 Camp Perry Crowler Cup – 4th.
I live in Mercer Island, WA. I am a jewelry designer and gun blogger.
This blog started out as a diary of my adventures in shooting and competitions. Turns out people have been reading it! If you are one of those following my stories I thank you. I have been very fortunate to receive sponsors to further my career in this game. All of them are the best in their field. I hope you enjoy reading my blog.
Thank you to my awesome management team Lawson & Palmer! A huge shout out to my Sponsors! Gemtech Silencers Nosler, ESS Eyepro, Killer Innovations MEGA Arms H&H Precision Rifles, Rainier Arms Beck Defense Geissele Triggers Warne Scope Mounts Spartan Arms (beautiful hydrodip on my precision rifle)