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June 5th, 2023

SSUSA Report on 2023 F-Class World Championships

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There’s a good report on the F-Class World Championships, held earlier this year in South Africa. The current issue of Shooting Sports USA (SSUSA), available for free online, features a detailed 6-page report on the F-Class Worlds. This major event features individual and team competitions. F-Open Team USA, shown above, won the F-Open World Championship, while the American F-TR team finished second to F-TR Team South Africa.

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F-Class World Championships south africa f-open f-trTeam USA won Gold and Silver at the 2023 F-Class World Championships in South Africa. With a strong, come-from-behind performance on the last day of the team match, The U.S.A. F-Open Team topped South Africa to win the F-Open Team Championship with a 3540-366V score (South Africa finished with 3535-374V — a “V” is like an “X” in the USA).

SSUSA Editor John Parker notes: “In March for this year’s F-Class World Championships held in Bloemfontein, South Africa, the United States sent a united F-T/R and F-Open team, shooting different guns, but with the shared goal of returning to America with as many team medals as possible. Our F-Open rifle shooters defeated South Africa on its home range for the first time in over two decades, capturing the F-Open Team Aggregate gold medal in a historic victory. Preceding the F-Class World Championships in Bloemfontein was the 2023 South African National Championship, where U.S. rifle shooter Erik Cortina [led] the F-Open leaderboard with a score of 687-65V. See Cortina, along with his 7mm PRCW rifle, on the cover.”

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The F-Class World Championships were held March 26 – April 1, 2023 at the Genl De Wet Shooting Range outside Bloemfontein, South Africa. The multi-day individual matches had some tough conditions with strong, twitchy winds and rain delays. And the winds were challenging for the team matches as well.

Both F-Open and F-TR team matches were shot at multiple metric distances: 700m, 800m, 900m. The high-scoring American F-Open shooter was B. Kolodziej with 448-50V. His team-mate Todd Hendricks (444-53V) had the most Vs with 53.

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May 31st, 2023

CMP New England Games Will Be Held September 16-24, 2023

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Register for CMP New England Games, High Power Rifle and Pistol Matches
On September 16-24, the CMP 2023 New England Games will take place in Jericho, Vermont. Hosted jointly by Camp Ethan Allen National Guard Training Site and the Vermont State Rifle and Pistol Association (VSRPA), the New England Games will be conducted at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, a beautiful facility. The New England Games features a full lineup of mathces including recreational-style rifle and pistol CMP Games events as well as High Power Rifle matches.

» CLICK HERE to Register for 2023 CMP New England Games

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New England Games Registration is currently open. Competitors are encouraged to register right away, though interested shooters will also be able to register for additional matches while attending the event. The CMP expects over 150 competitors this year. The New England Games have become extremely popular for the serene, scenic environment and fun competition.

Popular Rifle Events
Popular events like the Garand/Springfield/Vintage and Modern Military (GSMM), Rimfire Sporter, Carbine and Vintage Sniper matches combine classic and contemporary rifle competitions that are suitable for those just beginning as well as those seasoned in the sport. Additionally, High Power rifle matches like the 80 Shot Aggregate series, a 4-Man Team event and a Service Rifle Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) match offer even more exciting challenges on the range, fired on CMP electronic targets.

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Rifle Training Programs at New England Games
A basic Rifle Training Class will be held at New England Games. Also, an M1 Maintenance Clinic will show M1 owners how to maintain and preserve the historic M1 Garand rifle. And a GSMM New Shooter Clinic will be offered for novice GSMM competitors.

Electronic Targets Speed Up Matches and Eliminate Pit Duties
The 202e New England Games will feature the CMP’s electronic High Power targets. The electronic target system is now well-sorted and provides accurate scoring. Shooters have monitors right at their shooting stations, providing instant scoring info — no more waiting for the targets to be marked manually. And with the elimination of pit duty allowed by the target system, matches are completed more quickly.

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Pistol Matches and Handgun Training Courses
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The CEATS Pistol Range hosts centerfire and rimfire matches in a lovely, tree-lined setting.

The CMP New England Games will include Service Pistol, .45 Cal, and .22 Rimfire Pistol EIC events, along with As-Issued 1911 Pistol and Military & Police Service Pistol matches. the CMP will host a Pistol Marksmanship 101 course with hands-on training on the firing line covering gun safety, target shooting skills, positioning, mechanics and more. All firearms and equipment will be provided.

Accommodations and Meals
Competitors may stay at Camp Ethan Allen in the Barracks for $20.00 per night (advance application required). Meals are also available and must be requested in advance. There will also be Camp Transient Quarters available to former and current military personal. Competitors interested in Transient Quarters will contact the Billeting Office at (802) 899-7028.

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May 31st, 2023

SAF Fights New York Law Requiring License for Semi-Auto Rifles

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The Second Amendment recognizes Americans’ right to “keep and bear arms”. That right is NOT limited to bolt action or single-shot rifles. But in defiance of the Second Amendment, New York state has imposed a discretionary licensing requirement for persons who want to acquire semi-auto rifles. That essentially allows New York to arbitrarily deny law-abiding citizens their Second Amendment rights.

Consequently, that New York rifle license law is now being challenged in court, in the case of McGregor et al v. Suffolk County, NY, recently filed in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York. That lawsuit challenges: “(i) enforcement of Senate Bill 9458, which requires ordinary people to apply for and obtain a discretionary license to purchase, receive, sell, exchange, and/or dispose of semiautomatic rifles, and register their weapons with the government, all under penalty of criminal sanctions; and (ii) enforcement of policies that result in exorbitant 2-3 year delays in issuing a license to purchase, receive, sell, exchange, and dispose of semiautomatic rifles.” Download COMPLAINT HERE.

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has filed an Amicus brief in McGregor v. Suffolk County. The SAF argues that New York State’s “rifle license” requirement under New York SB 9458 is unconstitutional.

In its opening section, the SAF brief states, “The State of New York’s requirement to obtain a ‘rifle license’ before an individual may acquire a semiautomatic rifle is repugnant to the plain text of the Second Amendment and this nation’s history and tradition.” SAF founder and Executive V.P. Alan M. Gottlieb notes that there is nothing in the Second Amendment which supports a “requirement that government give its permission so that an individual may exercise the right to keep and bear arms.”

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“The state’s requirement that an individual obtain a license prior to acquiring a long gun is simply incompatible with the text of the Second Amendment as informed by this nation’s history and tradition,” said attorney Adam Kraut, who also serves as SAF Executive Director. “New York has continuously imposed additional burdens and regulations on peaceable individuals on the purchase, transfer, and possession of firearms that do not conform with constitutional limitations on the state’s power. It is time for New York to recognize that, despite its preference to the contrary, it does not have the constitutional authority to enact these types of laws which only serve to impede an individual’s ability to exercise their constitutional rights.”

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May 29th, 2023

Honor Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives — Memorial Day

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Each year, on the last Monday in May, Americans honor the sacrifices of military men and women who paid the ultimate price in their service to our nation. More than 1.35 million American men and women have died in military service during wartime, including more than 666,400+ combat deaths. On May 29, 2023, we again pay tribute to these men and women and remember their service to their country.

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This is what Memorial Day symbolizes — a time Americans take a clear look at both our past and our future. One day each year, when we acknowledge the debt we owe to those men and women who — because they so cherished peace — chose to live as warriors.

Could anything be more contradictory than the lives of our soldiers? They love America, so they spend long years in foreign lands far from her shores. They revere freedom, so they sacrifice their own that we may be free. They defend our right to live as individuals, yet yield their individuality in that cause. Perhaps most paradoxically of all, they value life, and so bravely ready themselves to die in the service of our country. — Deborah Y. Parker

Moment of Remembrance
Memorial Day Observances will range from parades to memorial ceremonies and organized moments of silence. The Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance honors America’s fallen warrriors. Established by Congress in 2000, the “Moment” asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for one minute, in an act of national unity and respect for the fallen.

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What Is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.

On Memorial Day, the United States flag is traditionally raised to the top of the staff, then solemnly lowered to half-staff position until noon, when it is raised again to full-staff for the rest of the day. The half-staff position is to remember the more than one million men and women who have given their lives for this country.

Six Things Every American Should Know About Memorial Day.

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Flags placed in Arlington National Cemetery by members of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, the “Old Guard”.

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Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

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May 28th, 2023

BargainFinder 401: Deals of the Week Plus Memorial Day Sales

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At the request of our readers, we provide select “Deals of the Week”. Every Sunday afternoon or Monday morning we offer our Best Bargain selections. Here are some of the best deals on firearms, hardware, reloading components, optics, and shooting accessories. Be aware that sale prices are subject to change, and once clearance inventory is sold, it’s gone for good. You snooze you lose.

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NOTE to Readers: Monday, May 29, 2023 is Memorial Day. Many vendors may be running special SALES today, or over the next few days. Check with vendors Brownells, EuroOptic, Creedmoor Sports, Bruno’s, Graf & Sons, Midsouth, Precision Reloading, Bullet Central, Powder Valley, and MidwayUSA to see all the products they have on sale. For example, MidwayUSA offers free shipping on orders over $75 with code FREESHIP052723. You can find other promos and sales with web searches.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

1. Precision Reloading — Memorial Day Sale 10% Off Orders $75+

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Save 10% on virtually all items in stock — Act soon

Save 10% sitewide this Memorial Day weekend on nearly all Precision Reloading orders over $75. Important — you can get 10% savings even for most items otherwise listed with discounts or “on sale”. To save 10% on your order, use coupon code MEM23 at checkout. Don’t delay folks — this deal expires at 11:59 pm CST on Monday, 5/29/2023.

2. CDNN Sports — Sauer 100 Rifles, $699.99 – $799.99

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Great prices on high quality hunting rifles

As part of its Memorial Day Sale, CDNN Sports has slashed prices on German-made Sauer 100 rifles, both short-action and long-action, in a wide variety of chamberings and stock types. Now you can save $300 on an excellent hunting rifle with a 3-lug bolt, 60-degree bolt lift, and accurate hammer-forged German barrel. The Sauer 100 trigger adjusts from 2.2 to 4.2 pounds.

3. Academy Sports — Sports Afield 64-Gun Safe, $799.99

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Excellent deal on big, 40″-wide safe with six looking bolts

Here’s an excellent, large gunsafe with good user reviews, priced at $799.99. That’s 33% OFF the regular $1199.99 price, a great deal. Rated for 64 guns, this Sports Afield safe measures 55″ high x 40″ wide and comes with a door organizer with 6 handgun pockets and long gun holder. Weighing 374 pounds, this safe rivals other safes costing $1400 or more. It is waterproof and has a 30-minute fire resistance rating.

4. KYGUNCO — Savage 64 Precision Rimfire Rifle, $249.99

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Great deal on good starter rifle for NRL22

Here’s a bargain-priced .22 LR rifle in a nice, modern chassis. The semi-auto Savage 64 Precision houses a semi-automatic action in a chassis with M-LOK slots and an ergonomic pistol grip. The heavy barrel has a threaded muzzle for easy attachment of brake, tuner, or suppressor. This is a good starting rifle for NRL22 — the semi-auto action allows fast follow-up shots. Get this rifle on sale now for $249.99.

5. Midsouth — Memorial Weekend, FREE Shipping or FREE Hazmat

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Save with FREE Shipping or FREE HazMat on $99+ Orders

Midsouth is offering a very attractive promotion for Memorial Day weekend. Now through 11:59 pm on Monday, 5/29/2023 you can get FREE shipping on orders over $99.00 with code MDSHIP23. Alternatively, with code MDHAZ23 you can choose FREE Hazmat for an order with powder and/or primers that exceeds $99.00. Act soon, this deal expires at the end of the day on Monday, 5/29/2023.

6. Primary Arms Memorial Day Sale

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Significant discounts on hundreds of products

Primary Arms is running a big Memorial Day Sale with hundreds of products with big discounts. Save on AR parts, AR receivers, Optics, Slings, Shooting Mats, Carry packs, magazines and more. You can save $30 on a shooting mat, $70 on a trigger, $27 on premium electronic muffs, $26 on a rifle case — just as a few examples. There are also special Bonus Bucks credits on Vortex rifle scopes.

7. Powder Valley — Winchester #41 Small Rifle Primers, $79.99

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Very high quality Winchester primers at best price we’ve seen

Top-quality primers are still pricey and in very high demand. Thankfully, Powder Valley obtained a large supply of Winchester #41 small rifle primers. These mil-spec primers work great in ARs as well as bolt-action rifles. Grab these for just $79.99 per thousand while supplies last — these could sell out quickly.

8. Sportsman’s Warehouse — Memorial Day Optics Sale

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Big savings on rifle scopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and LRFs

Sportsman’s Warehouse is running a major Memorial Day Optics Sale with big discounts on scopes, spotters, binoculars, and rangefinders from Vortex, Leupold, and SIG Sauer. We recommend the Vortex 20-60x85mm Spotter for $799.99 ($200 off), the Vortex Ranger 1800 Rangefinder for $279.99 ($40 Off), and the Vortex BX-1 10×42 Binoculars for $149.99 (30% Off). And for AR shooters the SIG Sauer 1-6x24mm Tango-MSR scope is a real bargain at $349.99 ($130.00 off).

9. Palmetto SA — PSA AR15 Complete Lower Sale, $119.99 and up

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Large Selection of complete lowers with adjustable buttstocks

Need a complete AR15 lower — equipped with internal controls, trigger, and buttstock? Well, as part of its Memorial Day SALE, Palmetto State Armory is running a big AR15 Lower Sale. Get a plain black (blem) lower with M4 stock for just $119.99 or get a complete lower with the MagPul MOE adjustable stock for just $159.99. And there are many other options.

10. KYGUNCO — Memorial Day Sale Ammo and Primers

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Good deals on rifle and pistol ammunition plus primers

KYGUNCO is running a Memorial Day weekend sale with attractive pricing on ammunition. For you varminters, we found good deals on Hornady .223 Rem Ammo with V-Max bullets. In addition, hard-to-find CCI BR-4 Small Rifle primers are in stock at $119.99/1000. Many pistols are discounted also this weekend.

11. Amazon — GuardTech Plus Gun Cleaning Kit, $48.95

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Excellent full-featured cleaning kit for all types of guns

This big GuardTech Plus Cleaning Kit will work for rifles, pistols, and even shotguns. You get a big selection of brushes, jags, and mops that fit calibers .17 to .50. In addition, there are picks and tooth-brush-style brushes for cleaning your action, plus a pull-through cleaning rope. You get all this, in a nice fitted hard case, for just $48.95 on Amazon. Choose green case (as shown), or black case.

12. Amazon — Dual-Diameter Scope-Mounted Bubble Level

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Essential leveling accessory for 1″ and 30mm scopes — real bargain

Avoid bad rifle canting by using a bubble level fitted to rail or scope. One very affordable option is the Jialitte Scope Bubble Level. This features a 30mm diameter ring, plus an inner insert ring so it will also fit 1″-diameter main tubes. The Jialitte unit, just $10.99 on Amazon, is nicely radiused with a low profile. User reviews have been very positive. You could easily pay $35.00 or more for a 30mm scope level.

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May 28th, 2023

This .009″ 5-Shot Group Set a Record That Stood for 40 Years

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Mac McMillan .009 benchrest record group nbrsa.009″ — The Record That Stood for 40 Years.
In 1973 Mac McMillan shot an amazing 100-yard, .009″ five-shot group in a benchrest match. The .009″ group was measured with a 60x microscope for verification. Mac McMillan shot the group using a handbuilt prototype McMillan rifle with an early McMillan stock.

Mac’s .009″ group was the “Holy Grail” of rifle accuracy. This .009″ record was considered by many to be unbreakable, a record that would “stand for all time”. Well, it took 40 years, but someone finally broke Mac’s record with an even smaller group. In 2013, Mike Stinnett shot a .0077″ five-shot group using a 30 Stewart, a .30 caliber wildcat based on the 6.5 Grendel. Stinnett’s .0077″ group now stands as the smallest 100-yard group ever shot in registered benchrest competition.*
Read About .0077″ group HERE.

Stinnett’s success doesn’t diminish the significance of Mac McMillan’s .009″ group in the history of benchrest competition. For four decades Mac’s group stood as the ultimate standard of rifle accuracy*. For those of you who have never seen Mac McMillan’s .009″ group, here it is, along with the NBRSA World Record certificate. The target now hangs in the McMillan Family Museum.

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*Somebody else might claim a smaller group, but unless moving backers or electronic targets were used, it cannot be verified. Moving target backers are used at registered benchrest matches to ensure that five (5) shots are actually fired in each group. That eliminates any doubt.

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May 27th, 2023

Concealed Carry Insurance Options for Gun Owners — 7 Programs

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Over 22 million Americans are currently licensed/permitted to carry concealed weapons.* And with the important U.S. Supreme Court decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, we can expect that number to increase significantly. That landmark case stated that the Second Amendment guarantees citizens the right to bear arms outside their homes.

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There are now seven (7) major business entities which provide insurance coverage and legal services for CCW holders. These providers are listed below. We suggest, BEFORE you commit to any particular policy/membership, you comparison shop at least three different options. We also recommend you read the full 3400-word GunDigest Article that examines, in detail, the coverage offered by these seven companies:

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Gun Insurance Program:

Attorney Fees and Expert Fees
The key benefit of any CCW insurance plan is coverage for attorneys fees. If you need a lawyer for a civil case or criminal defense, the fees pile up very fast. Good lawyers can charge $400-$500 per hour, and a trial can go on for many days. GunDigest explains: “If your case goes to trial you might find a bill that runs up to six figures.” You should check to see if a policy covers lawyer retainer, hourly fees, expert fees, AND potential damages.

Bail Bond Coverage
If you are involved in an incident, and an arrest is made, you want to avoid spending time in a jail cell. That’s why it’s important to have a CCW insurance plan that will quickly provide funding for bail bonds. As GunDigest notes: “bail-bond coverage is typically part of a sound concealed carry insurance policy”.

Multi-State Coverage
Gun laws vary among states, and state insurance laws vary as well. This affects the coverage an insurance program can and will provide. When choosing a policy, ask questions to determine how coverage may vary from state to state. With some programs you can purchase additional coverage for trips outside your home state. These can be time-limited for cost savings.

Policy Limits (Dollar Amounts)
When considering a CCW insurance program you need to look at the policy limits — the amount the program might pay to provide legal assistance and potentially settle a claim. You need to read the fine print here, just as you would with an automobile or home policy.

The detailed GunDigest article on CCW Insurance Coverage, notes that there are some additional factors to consider when choosing CCW Insurance:

“You’ll find there are other areas covered by some concealed carry insurance plans worth contemplating. Many of them fall within the policies themselves, however, some cost extra. In many cases, CCW policies go well beyond legal expenses and cover some other aspects you might not have considered:”

Crime Scene Clean Up
Negligent Discharge
Spouse And Family Self-Defense
Property Damage
Firearms Replacement
Work Loss Coverage
Personal Use Of Firearm (non-defensive)

* According to a 2022 report by attorney John Lott, of the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of concealed handgun permits now stands at 22.01 million – a 2.3% increase since 2021.

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May 26th, 2023

NSSF Challenges CA Law Promoting Lawsuits vs. Gun Makers

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is challenging California’s firearm industry liability law, AB 1594, passed in 2022 and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law, which goes into effect on July 23, 2023, encourages civil suits against the firearm industry for the illegal actions of criminals with guns. This law is an affront to the U.S. Constitution and is an attempt to circumvent the will of the U.S. Congress when it passed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).

The litigation, NSSF v. Bonta, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The NSSF now seeks a preliminary injunction to halt enforcement of the unconstitutional law as challenges to AB 1594 progress through the courts.

“California’s General Assembly and Governor Newsom made a spectacle of defying the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision when this bill was passed and enacted,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This law is openly hostile to the firearm industry and also defiant to Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Constitution. Governor Newsom [seeks] to exert California’s radical gun control agenda across the United States. NSSF will defend our Constitutionally-protected industry against the broadsides of this extremist agenda.”

NSSF’s challenge explains that AB 1594, misleadingly titled the “Firearm Industry Responsibility Act,” is a law that was drafted prior to the Bruen decision and signed just weeks after the Supreme Court published the landmark ruling. Rather than re-examining the legislation to ensure it complied with Supreme Court precedent, Gov. Newsom forged ahead, challenging the ruling when he signed it.

The law bans the manufacture, sale and marketing of firearms the state deems “abnormally dangerous” regardless if they are commonly-owned. It also encourages civil lawsuits by a person who has suffered harm in California, the Attorney General, or city or county attorneys against a firearm industry member for the harm caused by the criminal misuse of a firearm by a remote third party. This is expressly prohibited by PLCAA. The law unconstitutionally invades the sovereignty of sister states by directly regulating lawful commerce occurring entirely and wholly outside the state of California in violation of the Commerce Clause and our system of federalism.

The NSSF argues that AB 1594 not only infringes on Second Amendment rights but chills First Amendment rights by restricting advertising of Constitutionally-protected products that are lawfully made and sold — even when that advertising takes place outside of California’s borders.

California’s AB 1594 is clearly unconstitutional on several fronts.

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May 23rd, 2023

SFC Brandon Green Is Speaker at 2023 Camp Perry Nat’l Matches

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The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is privileged to announce the 2023 National Matches First Shot Speaker will be renowned rifle marksman Sergeant First Class (SFC) Brandon Green. After being part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) since 2004, Green has announced his retirement in 2023 — making this year’s National Matches his last in uniform.

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SFC Green is a shooting superstar — one of the most talented riflemen on the planet. He is a multi-time High Power Rifle National Champion. SFC Green was the 2022 Overall Long Range Champion, and he won every other major individual NRA Long Range Trophy in 2022 — something never done before. With this truly dominant Long Range performance, along with his three previous National High Power Championships, Green has established himself as one of the greatest American marksmen who has ever lived.

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In 2022, Green was the first shooter to sweep ALL FOUR NRA Long Range Championship events. Green is also a 5-time champion of the Interservice Long Range Championships.

With the USAMU, he has been an integral part of multiple record-setting teams in both service rifle and long range rifle and has acted as the lead instructor of the unit’s Marksmanship Training courses. Green also served as Team Chief for the USAMU Service Rifle Team until 2022.

SFC Brandon Green Marksmanship Highlights

SFC Brandon Green is a multi-time Service Rifle National Champion. At the National Matches in 2017, Green fired a record score of 499-30X during the National Trophy Individual (NTI) event. He went on to earn the Mountain Man title, setting a national record score, beating the score the following year for a new record of 1296-83X that still stands today. Additionally, in 2017, he earned the championship title during the CMP’s inaugural 2400 Aggregate Rifle event during the National Matches High Power rifle series.

Green is a three-time winner of the Mountain Man Trophy, awarded to the highest aggregate score in the President’s Rifle, NTI, and National Trophy Team (NTT) matches, and is a three-time winner of the NTI itself, among several other individual National Trophy wins and records.

SFC Brandon Green — 300m Rapid Fire Prone Training with Tubb 2000:
You’ll be amazed at how quickly and smoothly SFC Green cycles this bolt-action rifle.

Greene Shoots Perfect Score at President’s 100
At the 2018 National Matches, Green fired a new national record for the prestigious President’s 100 Match, shooting a perfect score of 400-20X while winning the match. No other competitor had ever achieved a perfect score in the President’s 100 match since the event began (in its current form) in 1894.

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SFC Green’s Military Accolades
Green has earned many military accolades, including being named Soldier of the Year by the Military Marksmanship Association in 2013. Along with his marksmanship honors, his military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medals (4), Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon and the Army Service Ribbon.

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About the First Shot Ceremony at Camp Perry
Each year, the First Shot Ceremony serves as a welcoming event for the National Rifle and Pistol Matches at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility. The National Matches attract the nation’s top rifle and pistol shooters for a month of competitions.

The 2023 First Shot Ceremony takes place Monday, July 10, at 4:30 p.m. on the grounds of Camp Perry. SFC Green will speak and make the traditional First Shot to officially open the National Matches. Green will be firing the M70 bolt rifle once used by DCM Emeritus and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Gary Anderson, to shoot the National Matches 200-yard standing record in 1971.

CLICK HERE for CMP Camp Perry National Matches INFO PAGE »

High Power Rifle Registration Page

Smallbore Prone and 3P Rifle Registration Page
Rimfire Sporter Registration Page

Airgun Registration Page

SEE the full 2023 National Matches schedule and other event info on the CMP website.

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May 22nd, 2023

BargainFinder 400: AccurateShooter’s Deals of the Week

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At the request of our readers, we provide select “Deals of the Week”. Every Sunday afternoon or Monday morning we offer our Best Bargain selections. Here are some of the best deals on firearms, hardware, reloading components, optics, and shooting accessories. Be aware that sale prices are subject to change, and once clearance inventory is sold, it’s gone for good. You snooze you lose.

NOTE: All listed products are for sale to persons 18 years of age or older. No products are intended for use by minors.

This week we mark a special milestone — our 400th BargainFinder Deals of the Week! That works out to 7.7 YEARS of bargains, promos, and discounts. To mark our 400th Week of Hot Deals, we are doubling the number of deals listed, for a total of TWENTY deals — all under $400.00.

The Frankford Arsenal Intellidropper powder scale/dispenser has earned positive owner reviews. This unit is FAST, and you can program your loads with a smart-phone App. Get it now for $179.49 on Amazon, a great deal.

Teslong borescope rigid regular sale

Everyone needs a borescope to check barrel fouling. Teslong makes very good borescopes. Get the Basic Model for $55.99 or get the Rigid Model for $99.99 with a metal shaft. Both work well.

berger bullet sale

Berger bullets are hard to find but we found these 7mm 184gr Hybrid bullets in stock and ready to ship. Grab them now before someone else does.

shooting target sale

Simple targets are hard to beat at the range. We love these Champion Sight-In Targets for only $3. Grab a bunch and go have some fun.

S&W pistol 9mm crimson trace laser

This is a great deal — Get a 9mm Smith & Wesson SD9VE pistol with built-in Crimson Trace Laser and extra night sights for just $389.99.

vortex diamondback binoculars

These 10-power Vortex Diamondback Binoculars are rubber-armored and 100% weatherproof with O-Ring seals. Get these for just $137.99, a 40% savings off the regular $229.99 price.

hornady press sale

Hornady makes it easy to start reloading with the Lock-N-Load Classic Single Stage Reloading Press Kit. This kit has everything you need to get started, for a very good price.

rifle trigger sale

If you want to upgrade your AR15 rifle, consider grabbing a RISE AR-15 Trigger. This trigger has a clean break with a short reset and comes with anti-walk pins for installation.

Frankford arsenal universal bullet seating die .224 .243 .264 .284 .308 .338 6mm 6.5mm 7mm

With this Frankford Universal Seating Die you can load NINE different bullet diameters: .224, .243, .257, .264, .277, .284, .308, .325, .338. Now just $62.24 on Amazon this kit includes micrometer stem, 9 bullet alignment sleeves, 3 VLD bullet seating stems, and molded storage case.

feastoria dual soft gun case backpack hunting carbine 42

This dual-mode rifle case for hunters and tactical shooters boasts comfortable shoulder straps, plus large external pockets. This case is offered in green or black in 28″, 36″, 42″, and 51″ sizes. The 36″ model starts at $65.25 on Amazon.

rcbs primer sale

Seat primers easily and reliably with the RCBS hand primer tool. The tray holds 100 primers and allows good feel of seating depth. The universal mount fits all common rim sizes.

MTM R-100 ammo box sale

Carry up to 100 rifle rounds confidently with the MTM R-100 Ammo Box. This is the latest model with an actual hinge for long life and ease of use. Get Blue Box for $15.99 or Green Box for $17.99

vortex diamondback spotting scope spotter sale 20-60x60mm 20-80x

Every serious shooter needs a good spotting scope. Get a quality Vortex 20-60x60mm Diamondback spotter for just $239.99 at MidwayUSA. Or get the larger 20-60x80mm spotting scope for $324.99.

cmp .30-06 sprg springfield m2 ball ammo sale

Do you shoot an M1 Garand or 1903 Springfield? Here’s a great deal on genuine mil-spec .30-06 SPRG ammo from the CMP. Get 400 rounds of 150gr .30-06 M2 Ball ammo for just $392.00. This comes in original ammo can with 20rd boxes.

simmons scope sale

Sometimes you just need a simple, inexpensive scope for your hunting rifle. The Simmons 2.5-10x40mm Aetec is great for the price and is even illuminated for those dusk and dawn shots.

hornady bullet sale

Match target bullets are still hard to find but we saw these Hornady 6.5 A-Tips and the price is great. These are top level bullets so don’t hesitate to grab some for your next match.

Here’s an excellent package deal. Get a S&W 9mm M&P Shield M2.0 pistol plus range bag, cleaning kit, AND a nice folding knife — all for just $374.99 — a $53 savings.

Federal 9mm pistol FMJ brass ammunition ammo

Get high-quality, American-made Federal brass-cased 9x19mm FMJ ammo at a great price — just $13.99 for 50 rounds at Midsouth.

ear muff shooting sale

Protect your ears while hearing those around you with these Walker Electronic Muffs. They feature comfortable cups and 27db NRR for your protection.

shooting book sale

You have the equipment but do you have the skills to shoot in the wind? Grab The Wind Book and you’ll get tips and tricks from wind experts so you can dominate your next match.

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May 21st, 2023

Sunday Gunday: SAKO S20 Hybrid Rifle — Hunter & Precision

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Finnish gun manufacturer SAKO Ltd. offers an impressive S20 series of “hybrid” rifles. These are offered in a Hunter model and a Precision model. Both feature an internal aluminum chassis, adjustable trigger, and integral Picatinny rail on top. Users can change fore-ends and rear sections to suit different disciplines. Use the rifle for a PRS match one weekend and hunt with it the next.

Sako S20 modular hybrid rifle

SAKO states: “The user will be able to switch between the stocks and fore-ends quickly and easily and can change the rifle from a tactical to a hunting rifle or vice versa in a matter of minutes with no need to re-zero optics after assembly. The stocks can be taken down easily by loosening up two screws between the rear stock and fore-end.” Both 20″ and 24″ barrel versions have been offered, with a wide variety of chamberings/calibers: .243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .270 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, .308 Win, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win Mag.

The SAKO S20’s stainless steel action features a 3-lug, push-feed bolt with plunger ejection. The Cerakoted receiver of the S20 features a machined Picatinny rail for easy scope mounting. The trigger of the S20 is adjustable for pull weight and for position within the trigger guard (± 7mm) to ensure good length of pull for the shooter. The muzzle of the rifle is 5/8×24 threaded, allowing for the addition of muzzle devices such as suppressors or brakes (some models come with factory brakes installed).

Sako S20 modular hybrid rifle

The Picatinny rail is machined directly on the receiver. The S20 action features a 3-lug bolt with 60° bolt throw. SAKO says the “high locking-lug surface area increases both safety and performance.” The full length of the action mates with a matching V-bed in the aluminum chassis. S20 factory accessories include monopod, muzzle brake, barricade stop and a thumb rest add-on.

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SAKO sells the S20 in a variety of configurations. You can buy a single stock system or with both stocks. The Hunter model is offered with a variety of camouflage finishes. The SAKO website lists six different camo options for the S20 Hunter model: First Lite Fusion, Roughtech Green, Roughtech Desert, Hunter Camo, Polyfade Gray, and Polyfade Gray/Green.

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sako beretta finland s20 rifle hunting modular action stock
PHOTO: SAKO Hunter Model S20s are available with Camouflage stocks in multiple colors and patterns.

sako beretta finland s20 rifle hunting modular action stock

The SAKO S20 Precision model has a more vertical grip, wider fore-end (with rail mount), and a flat section in the buttstock that enhances bag riding. This can be used for tactical-style competition as well as varminting and hunting. M-Lok system allows mounting of bipods and other accessories.

SAKO S20 Review in GunsAmerica Digest

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GunsAmerica Digest has published an excellent, very thorough SAKO S20 field test and review. That article explains how to swap stocks and fore-ends and how to adjust the trigger. The reviewer, Jeff Cramblit, noted the smooth function of the action and gave high praise to the modular stock system (see above):

“Sako was right all along, the S20 is a ‘Hybrid’ rifle. My favorite configuration after all the testing … is the Hunter buttstock and the Precision forearm. This gives me the ability to use all my rail mounted accessories and I like how the thumbhole stock feels even better than the Precision grip. It [was] 11 pounds 5.5 ounces when outfitted with the Leupold Mark 5HD 3.6-18x and the Hatch bipod[.]

The Sako S20 is an impressive rifle. It carries and balances well, shoots fantastic, has a great trigger, smooth action, reliable magazines, and the fact that you can have it your way is an added bonus.”

SAKO S20 Proves Very Effective for Hunting

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The SAKO S20 is definitely a good hunting rifle. SAKO has offered the S20 with many popular hunting chamberings including: .243 Win, 6.5 CM, 6.5 PRC, .270 Win, 7mm Rem Magnum, .308 Win, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win Magnum. The photo above was taken by a hunter in Europe who purchased the S20. He used it successfully to nail a wild hog.

SAKO S20 Specifications

Calibers/Chamberings: .243 Win, 6.5 CM, 6.5 PRC, .270 Win, 7mm Rem Magnum, .308 Win, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Win Magnum.
Receiver: Grey Cerakoted Stainless Steel with integral scope bases
Barrel: 20″ or 24″, Grey Cerakote, Cold Hammer-Forged (some models fluted); muzzle 5/8×24 threaded
Trigger: Adjustable 2 to 4 pounds
Stock: Chassis mounted Hunter or Precision model, adjustable cheek piece, adjustable length of pull
Magazine Capacity: 5- or 10-rounds for standard cartridges, 3- or 7-rounds for magnum cartridges

Hunter Model PRICE: $1599 MSRP, $1049-$1299 at (Camo models $1699.00).
Precision Model PRICE: $1699 MSRP, $1099-$1299 at

Take-Down Stock with Modular Front and Rear Sections

Sako S20 modular hybrid rifle
Sako S20 modular hybrid rifle

The takedown stock of the SAKO S20 allows for great modularity, so that S20 rifles can be configured according to owner preferences with different rear stocks and fore-ends. The S20’s aluminum chassis is covered by a strong but comfortable outer shell material that SAKO calls H.I.R. – High Impact Resistant. The same H.I.R. material is used on car dashboards. The outer shell is currently offered in two styles — a thumbhole hunter and a more tactical style with straight toe and conventional grip.

Full Adjustability — Even Trigger Position
Adjustable ergonomics are a big part of the S20 design. The multi-adjustable trigger (available in both single-stage and two-stage variants) can be moved backwards or forwards to better fit different hand sizes. An adjustable cheek piece and LOP spacers help provide a proper fit.

Sako S20 modular hybrid rifle

M-Lok System Allows Easy Mounting of Accessories
The new SAKO S20 can accept a wide range of accessories, attached via aluminum M-LOK placements. SAKO-made accessories include Rear Mono-Pod, Barricade Stop, and Thumbrest. And yes SAKO threads the muzzles 5/8×24 for use with brakes and suppressors. This video shows how accessories mount:

Field Sports Unboxing Video of SAKO S20 with Hunter Stock

This S20 “first look” video was created by the UK Fieldsports channel. The reviewer was impressed with the S20’s interchangeable stock system: “The modularity allows the rifle to be configured to the shooter’s preferences with different rear stocks and fore-ends. At launch, SAKO introduced both the tactical precision stock and the ergonomic hunting stock, the latter being an improved version of a traditional thumbhole stock more like a pistol grip. Switching between rear stocks is fast and easy, virtually changing the rifle from a target rifle to a hunting rifle, or vice versa, with the correct grip, in a matter of minutes.”

The Fieldsports review added: “Overall, the adjustable ergonomics are a big part of the S20 design. The multi-adjustable trigger can be moved backwards or forwards to better fit different hand sizes and to achieve the optimal trigger position, and its weight and length of pull can be adjusted. The quick-adjustable cheek piece and spacer adjustable length of pull help to achieve the best possible shooting posture. Combined with a wide selection of M-LOK and QD compatible accessory options, S20 adapts to all body sizes and shooting situations.”

Field Test of SAKO S20 — Sub-MOA Accuracy with .300 Win Mag

In this test, using factory ammunition, the shooter achieved sub-MOA accuracy with a SAKO S20 Precision chambered in .300 Win Mag. The very first three shots out of the gun went into about 3/4″ with two shots touching (SEE 04:25 – 4:50 time-marks). The tester offered this rifle description: “Boasting a cold hammer-forged, fluted stainless steel barrel with a recessed crown and a durable Cerakote® finish, this precision rifle ensures impeccable accuracy in virtually any environment. The sculpted stock features an adjustable cheek pad and recoil pad for a customizable fit[.] An M-Lok monopod is easily fitted for added stability in the rear, while the adjustable trigger ensures a consistent, user-specific pull[.] The receiver is mounted to a full-length bedding for improved strength and durability. Plus, the oversized bolt handle ensures intuitive, snag-free manipulation, while a low throw profile easily clears your scope.”

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May 19th, 2023

2023 Bianchi Cup Competition Runs May 23-26 in Missouri

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2023 cmp bianchi cup pistol match missouriStarted in 1979 by former police officer John Bianchi, the Bianchi Cup is a prestigious and challenging action pistol tournament. The event, the second longest-running action pistol championship, attracts top pistol shooters from around the world. Shooters compete in multiple events including the Barricade, Falling Plate, Practical, and Moving Target.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) now oversees the Bianchi Cup. Christie Sewell, CMP Programs Chief, stated: “The Civilian Marksmanship Program is honored and excited to be the governing organization for the historic and treasured Bianchi Cup International Pistol Competition.”

This year’s competition will be held May 23-26 at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club in Hallsville, Missouri. Spectators are invited to attend the championship each day. For more information, visit the CMP 2023 Bianchi Cup Web Page.

Bianchi Cup — the Richest Handgun Match on the Planet

Over the past 30+ years the Bianchi Cup has become the richest handgun event in the world, with cash and prizes for the best scores on four stages of fire for both revolver and semi-auto pistol divisions.

19-Time Bianchi Cup Winner Doug Koenig
NRA Bianchi Cup Missouri Hallsville Green Valley Dough Koenig Jesse Harrison Duff

Women of the Bianchi Cup

About the CMP Bianchi Cup
The Bianchi Cup International Pistol Tournament was first held in 1979, making it the second longest running action pistol championship in the world. This year, it will be hosted by the CMP for the first time, May 23-26, 2023, at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club in Missouri. The Bianchi Cup has been called the world’s most prestigious pistol tournament. Due to the high accuracy required in each stage of the Bianchi Cup, the tournament is considered one of the most difficult handgun championships on the planet.

The Bianchi Cup is Comprised of Four Events:

Practical Event: Competitors fire at distances from 10 yards to 50 yards under varying time limits from the shooting line.

Barricade Event: Competitors fire at targets on either side of the barricade at different distances and under varying time limits from within shooting boxes and behind barricades.

Falling Plate Event: Competitors fire at eight-inch round steel plates arranged in banks of six at distances from 10 to 25 yards under varying time limits.

Moving Target Event: Competitors fire from within shooting boxes at distances ranging from 10 to 25 yards at a target moving from left to right, with the target exposed for six seconds.

Bianchi Cup Open Class Pistol — Features in Review

Position Shooting with Pistols at Bianchi Cup
Competitors shoot from both standing and prone positions and are also required to shoot with both strong and weak hands at various stages. There are no make-up shots in the Bianchi Cup, adding to the difficulty.

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May 19th, 2023

Access Travel Guides for Gun Owners — State by State Booklets

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Summer is approaching. That means many of our readers will be on the road traveling to matches or holiday destinations. LawShield, America’s largest provider of Legal Defense for Self Defense® coverage, offers a National Travel Guide for Gun Owners and state-specific Travel Guides for Gun Owners. These guides feature practical information for people traveling through nearly every state in the USA.

State-Specific Travel Guides — Access for FREE
State-specific Travel Guides and a National Travel Guide for Gun Owners can be accessed for FREE on the the U.S. LawShield website. For planning future travel, bookmark,

Lawshield Travel guide state national PDF

Lawshield Travel guide state national PDFAccording to Kirk Evans, President of U.S. LawShield, “Because there are so many details for people to understand before they leave home, we developed state-specific guides to help folks stay on the right side of the law. Take the time to learn the laws before hitting the road because they are not the same everywhere. Don’t wait until after the fact to plan for your guns when preparing for your trip.”

Travel Guide for Gun Owners Topics:
Permits/licenses recognized by specific states
State laws you should know, including vehicle carry, duty to notify law enforcement, and open and concealed carry laws
Where you can legally carry your gun
Federal laws you should know
Carrying in National Parks
Transfer of firearms
Traveling from state to state and the Safe Passage provision
Flying with a firearm, including TSA requirement warnings and how to pack ammunition
Driving with a firearm

See Travel Guide for Gun Owners Summary (8-page PDF) »

Two Knowledgeable Attorneys Explain State Law Issues When Traveling

In this video U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorneys Richard Hayes and Emily Taylor provide essential information for traveling with firearms. Discussion includes essential information needed to stay safe and responsible while traveling with firearms.

Know the Laws of Every State You Travel Through
“There is no standardization of gun laws within the 50 individual states, so even if a state recognizes your handgun license or permit, they may have additional restrictions on certain types of firearms, magazines, or ammunition,” said Evans. “In some states, it’s illegal for a non-resident to possess a firearm in the passenger compartment of their vehicle. And, because you are subject to a state’s laws when you are in that state, if you break their laws, you could be committing a crime — whether you think you intentionally broke the law or not,” he added.

“Remember, not knowing the law is not a valid defense,” stated Evans. “Use our Travel Guide for Gun Owners for whatever state you’re traveling through, and learn which states honor your carry license or permit before you go.”

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May 18th, 2023

E-Targets for Rifle Championships at Atterbury This Summer

NRA High Power National Matches Camp Atterbury Silver Mountain electronic Targets

After a successful first year at the 2022 NRA National Matches, electronic targets are returning to Camp Atterbury for the 2023 Rifle Matches. Shooting Sports USA reports that: “Last year at the NRA National Matches at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, the High Power Rifle Nationals were fired on electronic targets from Silver Mountain Targets. The e-targets that made their debut last summer … will be returning for use again in competition this year at Camp Atterbury during the High Power … National Championships.”

CLICK HERE for Official Camp Atterbury 2023 Summer Rifle Championships Schedule »

Cole McCulloch, NRA’s Director of Competitive Shooting explained: “For 2023, we are continuing with range improvements, including 50 Silver Mountain electronic targets to support High Power Rifle and F-Class. We will have these targets in place for the 2023 National Matches.” (NOTE: The 2023 F-Class National Championships will be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 6 at the Ben Avery Range in Arizona.)

The e-targets on Camp Atterbury’s Range Six at Camp Atterbury last summer eliminated pit duty last summer and, importantly, allowed real-time scoring. Competitors could immediately see their shot placements and scores using mobile devices (such as iPads) connected via WiFi to the e-targets. Shooting Sports USA noted that: “After a few hiccups on day one of the 2023 NRA High Power Nationals, which were quickly rectified, the Silver Mountain electronic targets performed without any major issues for the duration of the championship.”

NRA High Power National Matches Camp Atterbury Silver Mountain electronic Targets

Camp Atterbury competitors last summer were generally impressed with the electronic targets: “E-targets were a godsend, as they totally eliminated the need to pull in the pits, which was especially valuable this summer in the scorching Indiana heat,” Charles Rowe, a longtime NRA High Power shooter, said.

NRA High Power National Matches Camp Atterbury Silver Mountain electronic Targets

At the 2023 NRA Nationals at Camp Atterbury, the High Power Rifle matches (Over the Course (OTC), Mid-Range, Long-Range) will have electronic targets. That means faster relays, quicker scoring, and NO PIT DUTY! Relays can proceed much more quickly and efficiently, so matches can be completed in significantly shorter time-spans.

NRA High Power National Matches Camp Atterbury Silver Mountain electronic Targets

Silver Mountain Targets Electronic Targets at Camp Atterbury
The Silver Mountain Targets (SMT) electronic target system is an OPEN SENSOR system fitted to conventional wood target frames. It uses four sensors to plot shot location (and score value) with great precision. Scores are transmitted via a WiFi network to mobile devices placed at each shooting station. Along with shot location, the score values are listed and recorded on the receiving devices.

The electronic target systems from Silver Mountain Targets provide instantaneous scoring, with scores instantly transmitted to WiFi monitors at each station on the firing lines. This shows competitors their shot locations immediately. That helps with wind calls. For the most part, the system worked very well in 2022 after some glitches on Day One.

Silver Mountain Target’s David Schnelle explained “The system is designed to be easily expandable and provide a high level of reliability. System components are battery-powered to simplify deployment on a military range and allows the system to even operate if there is a power outage. Communications between targets and the firing line is via a highly reliable WiFi connection, utilizing any WiFi-capable device to display competitors’ shots.”

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May 17th, 2023

50th Anniversary Edition of Petersen’s HUNTING Magazine

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2023 Petersen’s Hunting 50th Anniversary Issue
Outdoor Sportsman Group has released a special 50th Anniversary commemorative issue of Petersen’s HUNTING Magazine. Since 1971, Petersen’s HUNTING magazine has been a leading source of information and stories for hunters from around the world.

This special, 120-page commemorative issue is filled with history, from a remembrance of magazine pioneer, Robert E. “Pete” Petersen, to an in-depth look at the innovations that have shaped hunting for the last half-century. The issue also includes flashback feature stories from legendary writers as Jack O’Connor, Peter Hathaway Capstick, John Wooters and more.

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“Petersen HUNTING’s continuing longevity and relevance in the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry is a testament to Mr. Petersen’s vision a half-century ago and the quality and content of the publication, which continues to resonate with our vast audience of readers… we thank them most sincerely for their decades-long support,” shared Kevin E. Steele, Publisher.

CLICK HERE for sample content from this commemorative issue of Petersen’s HUNTING. Current Petersen’s HUNTING subscribers will receive a copy of the special 50th Anniversary issue as part of their regular subscription. Newsstand price is $10.00.

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