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James Sharp



Gray, KY



“I grew up in southeastern Kentucky, and it is where I still currently live with my wife and two boys. As a kid Spent most of my time outdoors doing anything from hunting, fishing, riding ATVs, or just out shooting for fun. I’ve always had a competitive side when it came to various ventures, including fishing and racing ATVs. When I came across a local gun range having shooting competitions, I tried it out and was instantly hooked. After shooting bench rest for a while, I was introduced to NRL22 and PRS Rimfire. That has led to traveling across several different states shooting matches every month. The rest of my time is spent with my family and teaching my boys about the outdoors. For my full time job, I work in the Transmission Department for a natural gas company, operating and maintaining pipelines and a natural gas storage field.”


What led you to competitive shooting?

I’ve always been a competitive person with a huge interest in rifles after attending the first match I was hooked. 


What are your favorite calibers to compete with?

22LR and 6mm Creedmoor


What is your go to Bergara model for matches?

B14r in a MPA chassis for rimfire and Premier Action in a MPA chassis for centerfire 


What is the number one piece of advice you would share with a new shooter?

Always have fun and don’t be afraid to ask questions.


What two pieces of gear, other than your rifle, are most important at matches?

My kestrel and shmedium game changer.


What is your favorite part about representing Bergara?

Representing a company and a team that puts so much support back into the shooting community.


Any other sponsors?

Athlon Optics, B&T Industries, A&J Sporting, Armageddon Gear, Lapua/SK Ammo, Bullet Central/ Bix N Andy, Anarchy Outdoors.