October 2015

Our "Sporting Road" author Richard Owen well remembers the first sporting clays target he shot. But after decades or traveling the globe with shotgun at the ready, this issue he chronicles the 300th club he's gunned, which he shares with us all this month. God bless 'ol uncle Richard for his legion effort to pop primers in locales that most of us merely dream of—and for telling us about it within these pages.

Same Song, Different Key
Why we love the gray ghosts of early fall—and how to up your odds in the dove field from the get-go.

2015 Reloading Roundup
Saving money is not the only reason those of us who reload like to refill our hulls.

2015 NSCA US Open Championship
Mike Wilgus earned his second Open crown this June at Illinois' Northbrook Sports Club.

Oklahoma State Championship
Over 200 shooters, slightly more than half from neighboring states, flocked to Silverleaf Shotgun Sports for this year’s Oklahoma State Championship.

23rd Annual Ohio Cup
Diana Crawford claimed top Lady honors during the annual event held at Mad River Sportsman's Club in June.

Whole Hog Open
Junior Cody Escritt won HOA at Oak Creek Sporting Club in Brainard, Nebraska.

Getting Better By The Handfuls
Whether seeking training for your gun dog or your shotgunning stroke, group workshops offer advantages that even the best individual instruction cannot match.

Cutting-Edge Eye Wear
From eye protection and ultimate vision health to seeing targets better than ever, shotgunners should always be on the lookout for the latest, greatest shooting glasses frames and lenses.

The Rise of Super Sporting
This more challenging version of sporting clays blends the variable pairs of FITASC with the higher-volume rotational stations of traditional sporting.

Marlin Mid America Classic
Two perennial heavyweight contenders in Ohio sporting clays squared off at the Hill ’n’ Dale Club in Medina, Ohio, June 6-7, trading punches over two separate championship courses set for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Marlin Mid America Cup weekend.

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Thanks to World Sponsors & Participants
Those who attended the 2015 World Skeet Championships seem to agree that this was one of, if not the best World Shoot ever! It takes the tireless efforts of many people and a great deal of support to make this happen. To every shooter, sponsor, exhibitor, headquarters and registration staff member, and everyone else who […]

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Michael Peterson Is Mini World Champ
Michael Peterson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin described winning his first Mini World Skeet Championship as “surreal,” surprising even himself with his 399 that took the HOA Championship outright and the 499 that earned him the HAA medal. Jason Ward and Paul Giambrone III were one target back to take runner-up and 3rd, respectively, and Rebecca McCumber […]

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