Ian Klemm

F/TR, F-class

Ian Klemm

"Reload in a space where you can concentrate and be thoughtful”

Ian Klemm, F-Class shooter

Ian started shooting F-class in 2010 and, has since then excelled in the sport, with top ten results in nearly all F-class US National Championships, becoming the F/TR National Champion in 2017 with the largest winning margin since the beginning of the sport. He has broken several US National Records and has won gold medals while team shooting in the Nationals.

Ian’s feature article for Vihtavuori

Favorite powder

“My favorite Vihtavuori load for the .308 Winchester is 45.5 grains of N140 powder with the Lapua 155 grain Scenar bullet. Vihtavuori lists this combination as one of their identified “accuracy loads” and it’s no wonder. Out of hundreds of combinations tried to date, it is THE most precise shooting .308 load I have ever tested. For this reason, it’s my go-to load for most of my training. The superior accuracy and modest recoil of this load means the cause and effect information I get while training to read the wind’s effects on the bullet is the highest quality possible. This translates to more effective training, a higher degree of development for wind-reading, and better results during competition.”

Latest Results

Competition highlights

SouthWest Nationals, F-TR Division 3rd Place
SouthWest Nationals, F-TR Division, 1st place Team USA Independence

1K F-TR Nationals, 2nd place overall
SouthWest Nationals, F-TR Division 3rd Place

F-Class Long Range Nationals – F/TR National Champion
FTR Palma Long Range Record
Wisconsin State FTR Long Range Champion

F-Class Long Range Nationals – F/TR National Champion
World F-Class Long Range Championship – F/TR – Champion Team Shooter
SWN Midrange Championship – F/TR Champion & Record Holder