Who is considered the best marksman in the world

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by CrudeBehavior, May 21, 2012.

  1. BadWool

    BadWool Former Guest

    Jul 29, 2012
    Central Virginia
    Ummm, Hathcock, Carlos Hathcock. Don't cut the guy short there....... :D

    PFFT! Josh Randall (Steve McQueen) all the way!
  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    I agree with cctango.

  3. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    Jerry is the man.....................
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    This is the post I would have made!:D
  5. A lot of people have become double distinguished but only a few are triple distinguished. Anybody who can shoot master in 3 or more classes and win triple distinguished may not be the very top in any particular field but they will give you a hard time with any gun they pick up. My vote is anybody who is triple distinguished belongs on the list.
  6. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    The one with the MOST current KIA's..........
  7. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

  8. karlrudin

    karlrudin Member

    Jul 26, 2012
    Phenix City, Al
    How about a man that shoots several different types of rifles, rimfire, hunter class, and national match and is still winning at camp perry, David Tubbs.
  9. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    SE Ohio
    People who win with different gun types impress me. The OP did say a competition shooter BTW. I know a guy who has set a bunch of records with a rimfire rifle and a rimfire pistol. His name is Joe Friedrich. He shot several perfect scores on ARA targets (the first to do so) using a rimfire rifle then did it with a rimfire pistol where he was again the first to ever do that (and AFAIK the only one). He stopped shooting competitions because he didn't have much left to prove really.

    But then there's guys like Bob Munden. He's actually an exhibition shooter but he does amazing things with a handgun.

    And this question really needs to be narrowed down a good bit. No one is the best at everything. Guys like Friedrich might have done great things in certain types of competition but there are others who have done great things in multiple areas too. I mentioned Joe because you said he needed to stand out in different fields and Joe does that. But the truth is the difference between the best shooter in any given field and the worst competitior in that field would not be as much as all that. Lots of people in this world can shoot very, very well including some people who show up on these boards. I won like 14 out of 16 competitions on another board but that certainly doesn't put me in the real of "world's best" at anything. l'm not even close. Yet the best in the world probably wouldn't shoot a whole lot better than me in certain areas. I mean at 50 yards 1/8th of an inch of difference is going to be a huge amount for average scores but we're still only talking 1/8th of an inch. I'm certainly not saying I'm the best or even close to being the best at anything. I know that ain't true.
  10. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel

    Oct 16, 2009
    NE Pennsylvania
    OK so I will be a "broken record" but Carl Bernosky won his 10th NRA National High Power Championship this August at Camp Perry. This goes with his Pitsol Championship and is impressive when you consider he is only around 55 yrs old and took almost 10 yrs off from competetion a while ago. Congrats on your 10th and your affiliation with Hornady ammo.
  11. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Al Toepperwein
  12. B27

    B27 New Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    The shooting disciplines are far too varied and distinct for there to be any one best.

    But, in bullseye target one discipline is considered to be the hardest.

    The guns are all capable of putting shot after shot through the same hole.
    The target bull is only fractionally larger than the .177 projectile.

    Olympic 10m air pistol.
  13. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Last I heard Tubb has 11 that is 2 more.
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