Buhl boy welds safe, raffling off at fair to go to National Championships

Published: Aug. 31, 2018 at 2:24 PM MDT
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A 13-year-old boy from Buhl is going to the National Shooting Championships next year.

Seth Horton welded a gun safe all by himself. He's at the Twin Falls County Fair raffling it off to get a train ride to Nebraska for the competition.

"I competed in the state shoot, it’s right here in Idaho and I'm the second best shooter in Idaho for 4-H and that’s how I qualified for it," Seth said.

Seth will compete in the shotgun category.

"Ever since I was 6, I love pulling everything with a trigger. I just love shooting," he said. "My dad's always been an avid hunter, avid shooter, that’s kind of how I got into it."

Seth spent 170 hours welding the safe and cost him about $1,700 to put together.

"It took me a long time to build. It's probably 700-800 pounds. It's also very burglar proof," he said, adding that it holds about 20 to 30 guns.

He is raffling off the safe at the Twin Falls County Fair in the 4-H youth building located north of Kiddie Land.

Bidding will close Monday and the winner must claim the safe by Tuesday.

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