I shot with Bart Sauter once at my club up in NJ. At the time, he was not yet making bullets. He was a chopper pilot along with his buddy Billy Stephens (who bedded his gun). Our club was adjacent to McGuire AF base and when they were in the area and had the time, they would come over to our club and shoot a match. Bart makes some good bullets. I actually have some of his .224 BR. bullets on the shelf. That is the game I now play but have not shot smaller than one inch! His other three groups for the agg. were no where as good. But hey! He has the record for small group along with the score record since his small group put him better than the guy who shot 50 with a .5" group. Equal scores with a smaller group, breaks the record.
Not to minimize the feat that Bart accomplished but just to keep things in perspective: Bart's other three groups along with his record breaking group were not enough to win the heavy gun class at that match. He had other groups in the 2's and a 3" which averaged (agg'd) around 2.1". In our game you have to shoot four targets for an average to win the match. In fact back, when I shot my record 1K group, I did not win the shoot off! (the shooters with the smallest group from each relay (7 relays) shoot off to determine the winner) This is a tough game we play and all the stars have to align to do what Bart did! The man is a BR Hall of Famer in short range game and very deserving of the record.