November 2014

Call it being "in the groove" or, as shotgunners are apt to phrase the feeling, "in the zone." When your shooting system is firing on all cylinders, targets loom like slow-moving trash can lids, and you're cracking clays with near-boring consistency, the edge that confidence lends performance in any sport is palpable. Once you feel it, you'll never forget itónor fail to strive to duplicate it on every trip to the gun range.

Painting The Hunter's Heart
So much more than the consummate artist, John James Audubon was also the most varied, accomplished, and passionate wingshooter this country would ever know.

Top-Flight Choke Tube Picks
Premier offerings from aftermarket choke tube makers will let you customize your scatter-gunís patterns to match virtually every conceivable target presentation.

The Perfect Shooting Formula
Complement gun skills with the right strategy and the right shooting method for the perfect shooting formula.

Nebraska State Championship
Fair weather prevailed for the Nebraska State Championship in early August, providing a welcome break from the rain and mud that have been common themes running through state shoots in the Midwest this summer.

Ohio State Championship
The first weekend of August saw Mad River Sportsmanís Club in Bellefontaine host the Ohio State Sporting Clays Associationís 20th anniversary tournament for a record 271 shooters.

Missouri State Championship
When thereís a passel of accomplished shooters and champions on the field, itís tough to predict who will win any competition.

Pennsylvania State Championship
Jared Rumer had one fine weekend, August 17-20, wresting 89 down from Thunder Ridge on Saturday, followed by 86 on Sunday to win his second Pennsylvania State Championship in five years.

Vermont State Championship
Special thanks goes to the crew at the NEK Skeet & Sporting Clays Club who put on a terrific event, plus all the sponsors who send each shooter home with something by which to remember the event.

2014 Reloading Roundup
Despite current shortages of some powders, rolling your own shotshells is still popular among many gunners.

Bridging The Gap
Preserves perfectly fill the void between sporting clays and wild bird huntingóand shooting.




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Lieske, Edmunds Win National Titles
It was a good week to be Pat Lieske. On Thursday evening, Pat was inducted into the NSCA Hall of Fame for his shooting accomplishments. On Friday night, his name was drawn as the winner of an E-Z-GO clays vehicle during the annual Kids & Clays raffle. And on Sunday evening, Lieske won his first […]

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Four Honored with Hall of Fame Inductions
The National Sporting Clays Association held its 14th annual Hall of Fame ceremonies on October 23, awarding sporting clays’ highest honor, the Gold Medallion, to Pat Lieske, Anthony Matarese, Jr., and Scott Robertson, signifying their induction. In addition, Mike Hampton, Sr. accepted the du Pont Service Award for his dedication and service to the sporting […]

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