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    U.S. Army Soldier shoots first-ever perfect score of 800 with a Service Rifle [Image 1 of 5]

    U.S. Army Soldier shoots first-ever perfect score of 800 with a Service Rifle

    OAK RIDGE, TN, UNITED STATES

    06.01.2019

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    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

    U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin Cleland set a new national record by shooting the first-ever, perfect score of 800 with a service rifle at the 2019 Charlie Smart Memorial Regional in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on June 2.

    Cleland, a Soldier with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Service Rifle Team, competed in the National Rifle Association’s 80-Shot Regional High-Power Rifle Course along with several other servicemembers and top civilian competitors. And at the end of four different matches, his aggregate score of 800-34x easily made him the Regional Champion.

    More importantly though, that aggregate score of 800 meant that this Swanton, Ohio native hit the 10-ring on ALL 80 shots, something that has never been recorded as accomplished on a service rifle in this type of match.

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    Date Taken: 06.01.2019
    Date Posted: 06.05.2019 14:50
    Photo ID: 5438505
    VIRIN: 190601-A-ZG444-001
    Resolution: 984x2025
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    Location: OAK RIDGE, TN, US 
    Hometown: SWANTON, OH, US

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