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Anette Wachter


Seattle, Washington

Age when you first shot a gun?


First or favorite gun?

My Palma rifle that helped me make the US Rifle Team.

Favorite gun accessory?

Red scope mount on my JP rifle.

Favorite place to shoot or hunt?

Camp Perry.

Favorite shooting/hunting apparel?

Shooting jacket for high power.

Favorite shooting/hunting partner?


Best shooting/hunting memory?

First high power match ever. Wore shorts. Borrowed a shooting jacket and was shooting offhand. It looked like I had nothing on underneath the jacket except my boots.

I own a gun because…

Love them.

How do you feel about pink guns?

No thanks.

Do you go to the range to amp up or chill out?

Chill out.

Best gun tip?

Take care of them. They will take care of you.

Guns or shoes?

Guns. I actually think when I buy shoes what part of a gun that could buy.

Who or what inspires you?

Showing up at a match with all the great shooters in our country present.

What’s one thing you can’t live without?

Choc. chip mint ice cream.

What’s your favorite app?

Book you’re reading?

With Winning in Mind.

Favorite TV shows?

Don’t have TV.

What’s new on your iPod?

Eek. Don’t own one.

Favorite sports team?

UW crew team.

My theme song is?

American Woman and Never Met a Girl Like You Before. According to my hubby.

Favorite vacation spot?

Hawaii. It's easy.

Your greatest accomplishment?

Made the U.S. Rifle Team in only 1 1/2 years of taking up the sport. Second woman and first American woman to win the BC Rifle Championship in 127 years.