August 6th, 2007

NW 1000-Yard BR Club Championship

The Northwest 1000-Yard Benchrest Club holds its annual Championship this upcoming weekend at the Deep Creek Range in Missoula, Montana. The Championship Match will be held on August 10th, 11th and 12th, 2007. August 10th will be a practice day. Bench positions will be drawn on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Many valuable prizes will be awarded including a BAT Action, three Nightforce scopes, and numerous custom barrels (including 4 Kriegers, 2 Lawtons, and 2 Harts).

Deep Creek Range Missoula Montana

Many world records have been set at this range, including Smallest Light Gun 10-Shot Group 3.835″ by Cody Finch, and Light Gun High Score 100 (5.185″) by Barney Lawton, set just last month.

If you can spare a weekend and the travel time, this is a great event to attend, and all long-range bench shooters are welcome. The new rules instituted last year will continue, allowing 17-lb IBS and NBRSA guns in the 16 1/2 lb. and Heavy Gun Classes. This will apply to the Championship Shoot only. However, only guns 16.5 lbs (or less) will qualify for World Records under Pennsylvania Rules (The Montana Club is affiliated with Williamsport, PA). All guns will be qualified for prizes. To be eligible to compete in the Championship Shoot competitors must be members of the Northwest 1000 Yard Club and yearly dues are $30.00. Shooting fees for the Championship Shoot will be $30.00 each gun, each day. There will be a steak dinner on Saturday night for $5.00 per person. Camping spots (with electricity) are available at the club for $5.00 per night (call in advance to reserve).

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August 6th, 2007

Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Utah

The mega-event of the general outdoor sports retail industry, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow convenes this week (August 7-12) in Salt Lake City. Some 21,000 industry professionals and scores of journalists will attend. While you won’t see firearms at the show, you will find every other kind of outdoor gear–backpacks, spotting scopes, boots, binoculars, tents, kayaks, hydration packs, mountain bikes, GPS units, canoes, and complete clothing lines from big-name makers such as 5.11, Merrell, North Face, Patagonia, and Woolrich. If you want a sneak peak at new products that will hit the outdoor retailing shelves for the 2007 holiday season, Salt Lake is the place to be for the next five days.

A two-day Open Air Product Demo will be held August 7-8th at Pineview near Ogden, Utah. The Demo will be held at Cemetery Point, a peninsula reaching into the heart of the large reservoir. This new location provides an enhanced terrain with easy and convenient load-in and load-out capabilities, ample parking, accessible beachfront and nearby trails. The Magellan GPS Treasure Hunt and Teva Trail Run will be going on as planned at the new venue, with the Trail Run accessing the Wheeler Ridge trail via a short shuttle ride.

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