Ken Parr wins Gold in Dortmund

Ken Parr made Team GB proud in Dortmund this weekend as he battled against the world’s elite to win the 50m Prone.


Ken-Parr-at-Dortmond-ELEY-tenexKen had been eagerly awaiting his new .22LR rifle from Grünig & Elmiger which was delivered just in time for this year’s important session. Unlike many teams on the world Olympic circuit, GB athletes have to work their training around full time employment which left Ken in a tough position. He had a brand new rifle but had no time to ‘bed in’ the barrel with the amount of shots it needed before Dortmund. He also knew he wanted barrel matched ELEY tenex to shoot with.

With limited time due to work commitments Ken quickly turned to ELEY for help. ELEY’s GB Range Officer Martyn Buttery started the task of ‘running in’ the rifle for Ken. After shooting 500 rounds through the barrel (50 shots followed by cleaning the rifle, repeated for a total of 500 rounds), Martyn then conducted the standard ELEY tenex selection test.

This test resulted in an expected score on an ISSF 50m target (Ex. 654) of 637.46 with batch number 101403356. This was a great result for a brand new rifle and demonstrates a Grünig & Elmiger / ELEY tenex combination delivers excellent performance.

Following batch testing, the ELEY team carefully packaged and shipped the rifle back to Ken’s local dealer and the ammunition was delivered the day before the team travelled to Germany.

The ELEY team were delighted to see that their hard work had helped Ken achieve his goal in winning the competition.


Ken will be back to test his rifle again before the World Cup in Fort Benning, having taken the advice of ELEY engineers (aware of how barrels can change in the early stages), to ensure a good match.

We look forward to seeing Ken at the test range and wish him every success this season. Keep the good shooting up!