Like deep red, Doug Koenig keeps getting better as we grow old.
Koenig, 43, formerly of Alburtis and after this of Hamburg, just won his 15th Bianchi Cup ' far more than any professional shooter on the planet.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament locked 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 due to travel conditions that forced him to shoot each event solo.
Aside from his custom 1911 pistol that's topped which has a Leupold scope, Koenig used hand loaded 110 grain, JHP/XTP 38 Special Hornady ammo. Said Koenig in the Hornady announcement, 'I require best, most accurate ammo and Hornady XTPs are tack drivers.'
The Euro Bianchi Cup contains 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 after the legendary Bianchi Cup locked in the United States, that she won 15 times. In fact that win was televised the 2009 Wednesday on the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' which is often viewed online.
But the European Bianchi isn't Koenig's only win this season. 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 through with 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 the Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your skills such as the Masters. I've been competing with this match since 1988 and winning never gets easier.' It's certain Hornady ammo read more helped the main cause.
NRA WEEKEND AT CABELA'S HAMBURG
According to Harold Luther, Retail Marketing Manager at Cabela's, the store is providing free seminars and 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; at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense is going to be covered. Both deals are so good to feed up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the popular optics and eyewear company, has entered into a legal contract 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 owned by MidOcean Partners, a personal equity firm who must either require the money or got a deal they couldn't won't unload this type of prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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