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Edmond's Kurt Miller wins senior division at international shooting competition

by Ed Godfrey Published: August 31, 2014

Edmond marksman Kurt Miller has added another international shooting crown to his resume.

Miller, 55, won the senior division (ages 50 and older) of the International Practical Shooting Confederation’s Nordic Rifle Championship last weekend in Heinola, Finland.

He also was the top overall international shooter (contestants not from a Nordic country) in the competition. It is the second time Miller has won the Nordic Rifle Championship, which attracts the top shooters in the world.

Miller also owns two world shotgun championships and two American titles in three-gunning (a pistol, rifle and shotgun competition).

At the Nordic Rifle Championships, contestants had to shoot at targets with a scoring zone that was 7 inches tall by 4 inches wide from distances as much as 300 meters. A shooter is scored for time and accuracy.

About 250 shooters from 11 different countries competed in the Nordic Rifle Championships, a prestigious event among shooters in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway.

“People from the Nordic countries are amazingly good shooters,” Miller said. “They take it very seriously. They are some of the best shooters I have ever seen.”

For that reason, Miller takes great personal satisfaction in winning the Nordic Rifle Championship because of the level of competition in the event.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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