Like fine wine, Doug Koenig keeps getting better as they age.
Koenig, 43, formerly of Alburtis now 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 locked in Phillipsburg, Germany, Koenig shot a perfect score of 1920 and 182 center 'X' hits to win his fifth Euro Bianchi. That, after arriving late to Phillipsburg as a result of travel conditions 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 inside a Hornady announcement, 'I require 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 a strict 6-second time restriction.
The European Bianchi Cup is patterned after the legendary Bianchi Cup located in the United States, that she won 15 times. In fact that win was televised earlier this Wednesday for 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 the prefect 300 percent. As a comparison, the other place competitor finished with 466 points.
'The Masters tests a shooters precision, long range and action handgunning skills,' as outlined read more by Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as to the Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your skills much like 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, a shop is providing free seminars along with 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 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 gives 'Introduction to Personal Protection' classes; at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense will probably be covered. Both deals are far too good to give up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the favorite optics and eyewear company, has created a partnership to get acquired by ATK, an aerospace, defense company with 14,000 employees, which includes 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 continues to be belonging to MidOcean Partners, a private equity firm who must either need the money or got a package they couldn't don't unload a real prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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