Doug Koenig captures his fifth prestigious European Bianchi Cup titleLike dark 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 ' far more than any professional shooter on earth.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament located 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 using a Leupold scope, Koenig used hand loaded 110 grain, JHP/XTP 38 Special Hornady ammo. Said Koenig in a very 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 under a strict 6-second time restriction.
The European Bianchi Cup is patterned following the legendary Bianchi Cup locked in the United States, that they won 15 times. In fact that win was televised earlier this Wednesday about the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' which is often viewed online.
But the European Bianchi isn't Koenig's only win in 2010. 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 to get a prefect 300 percent. As a comparison, the next place competitor through with 466 points.
'The Masters tests a shooters precision, long range and action get more info handgunning skills,' in accordance with Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as for your Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your talent such as the Masters. I've been competing within this match since 1988 and winning never gets easier.' It's certain Hornady ammo helped the cause.
NRA WEEKEND AT CABELA'S HAMBURG
According to Harold Luther, Retail Marketing Manager at Cabela's, the store offers free seminars plus a free $25 Cabela's gift card if registering for or renewing an NRA membership on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.
The free seminars are 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 likely be covered. Both deals are far too good to pass through up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the most popular optics and eyewear company, has entered into a legal contract being acquired by ATK, an aerospace, defense company with 14,000 employees, including 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 belonging to MidOcean Partners, a personal equity firm who must either need the money or got a package they couldn't won't unload such a prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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