Like deep red, Doug Koenig keeps getting better as we grow older.
Koenig, 43, formerly of Alburtis and after this of Hamburg, just won his 15th Bianchi Cup ' a great deal more than any professional shooter in the world.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament held in Phillipsburg, Germany, Koenig shot an ideal score of 1920 and 182 center 'X' hits to win his fifth Euro Bianchi. That, after arriving late to Phillipsburg because of travel issues that forced him to shoot each event solo.
Aside from his custom 1911 pistol that's topped having a Leupold scope, Koenig used hand loaded 110 grain, JHP/XTP 38 Special Hornady ammo. Said Koenig in the Hornady announcement, 'I have to have the best, most accurate ammo and Hornady XTPs are tack drivers.'
The Euro Bianchi Cup consisted of shooting Practical, Barricade, Falling Plates and Moving Target stages, each with 6 shots taken at various distances within strict 6-second time restriction.
The European Bianchi Cup is patterned as soon as the legendary Bianchi Cup located in the United States, that they won 15 times. In fact that win was televised earlier this Wednesday around the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' which can be viewed online.
But the European Bianchi isn't Koenig's only win this year. He won his 20th Open Division Masters International Shooting Championship held Aug. 8 at PASA Park in Barry, Illinois, where he shot enough bulls-eyes to garner 582 points for any prefect 300 percent. As a comparison, the next place competitor finished 466 points.
'The Masters tests a shooters precision, long range and action handgunning skills,' as outlined by Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as for that Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your abilities such as the read more Masters. I've been competing in this match since 1988 and winning never gets easier.' It's certain Hornady ammo helped the main cause.
NRA WEEKEND AT CABELA'S HAMBURG
According to Harold Luther, Retail Marketing Manager at Cabela's, the shop is providing free seminars along with a free $25 Cabela's gift card if signing up for or renewing an NRA membership on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.
The free seminars are typical on today's hot topics. Starting at 10 a.m. on both days, Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht will conduct a 'Carrying Concealed in Pennsylvania' seminar; at 11 a.m. both days, instructors will give 'Introduction to Personal Protection' classes; possibly at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense will be covered. Both deals are extremely good to give up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the popular optics and eyewear company, has created a partnership to be acquired by ATK, an aerospace, defense company with 14,000 employees, which include their ATK Sporting Group.
Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, Bushnell was founded in 1948 by Dave Bushnell. The conglomerate also owns Bee Stinger, Butler Creek, Final Approach, Gold Tip, Hoppe's, Millett Night Optics, Primos, Simmons, Stoney Point, Tasco, Uncle Mike's, Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement, and Bolle, Cebe and Serengeti sunglass brands.
Bushnell has been of MidOcean Partners, an individual equity firm who must either require money or got a proposal they couldn't refuse to unload a real prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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