April 2nd, 2009

Superb New UK Target Shooting WebZine Launches

Lead by top UK shooter Vince Bottomley, a team of UK gun experts has launched Target Shooter, a new online “e-zine” dedicated to precision shooting. This is a great new offering — you should log on to TargetShooter.co.uk right now to check it out. Vince explains: “Our online magazine will cover target shooting in all its forms, including rimfire and centerfire benchrest, F-Class, classic military rifle, and tactical. We’ll deliver feature articles plus match reports and gear reviews.”

Target Shooter employs a publishing format called “Scribd” that delivers a print-magazine style format over the web. This is actually kind of cool, as you can zoom pages smaller and larger and download the entire “magazine” for off-line reading. A new edition of Target Shooter will be released every month.

Target Shooter Offers Great Content
The debut April 2009 edition, 109 pages long, is truly impressive. It contains many interesting articles including a 2009 IWA (Euro Shotshow) report from Vince Bottomley, a comparison test of budget scopes by Carl Boswell, a detailed F-TR Tubegun review by Laurie Holland and Vince B., and a fascinating discussion of Field-Target shooting by Tim Finley (covering all positions). And that’s not all — the magazine offers a two-month event calendar, plus match reports (check out Gwyn Roberts’ Gallery Shooting Tri-Nations tournament report).

Target Shooter also features many gear reviews and product evaluations. In the April edition, Carl Boswell provides a comprehensive review of the BullzeyePro optical boosters. If you are considering purchasing this product you should definitely read this review — it even includes through-the-lens photos, so you can see the magnification boost with your own eyes.

Overall, the new Target Shooter online magazine is a mighty impressive accomplishment. It is rich with content, the photography is excellent, and the level of technical expertise is high. We were very impressed by the diversity of disciplines covered — this magazine covers much more than conventional benchrest. Any gun enthusiast interested in precision shooting should log on to TargetShooter.co.uk. Not only is it one of the best sources of shooting information available, but it is currently 100% free. You can’t beat that.

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April 2nd, 2009

Junior Olympics Draw Nation's Top Young Shooters

usashooting junior olympicsFor two weeks in April, many of the nation’s top young shooters will compete for honors at the National Junior Olympics. Over 300 elite junior rifle and pistol shooters from around the U.S.A. will travel to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to compete for Junior Olympic Titles.

The women’s rifle competition will begin on April 4 and conclude April 7. Men’s rifle events will be held April 10-14 and the men’s and women’s pistol events will run from April 17-19. All events will be held at the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center.

To participate in the National Junior Olympic Championships, athletes had to shoot in their State Junior Olympic Championships and either win the match or shoot above a certain score to be invited to the competition. Athletes who are invited have the opportunity to stay at the Olympic Training Center and get a glimpse of what it is like for full-time resident athletes, living and training for the Olympic Games.

For a complete match schedule and to access results throughout the 2009 National Junior Olympic Championships for Rifle and Pistol, please visit www.usashooting.org.

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