October 2014

Reloading shotshells is a breeze. In this issue, author Kelly Denton takes a look at the myriad reloading presses and accessories as well as the components available to shotgunners today. And in addition to the cost savings you’ll realize by rolling your own, he allays the fears of those unfamiliar with reloading. If you don’t own a press and reliable scale, perhaps now’s the time you took the plunge. Denton’s “2014 Reloading Roundup” shows you how.

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 hunting—and shooting.

2014 World FITASC Championship
The UK's Ed Solomons bests nearly 800 top guns to win his first World title in Portugal this July.

Iowa State Championship
The Mahaska County Izaak Walton League hosted this year’s Iowa State Championship at its clay target facility near Oskaloosa June 27-29, the largest event it had ever hosted.

Michigan State Championship
Defending champion Robert Harford of Lakeview, Ohio, battled back from a two-bird opening-round deficit to shoot a sparkling 98 on Sunday and claim back-to-back Michigan State championships.

Ohio Cup
West Virginian Randall Sleeth, riding momentum from his runner-up finish in Hill ’n’ Dale’s Marlin Mid America Cup, raided across state lines a second time in a week to claim the 2014 Ohio Cup sponsored by AcuSport and shot June 13-15 at Mad River Sportsman’s Club near Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Whole Hog Open
Nebraska farmer Robin Irvine, a self-taught shotgunner and member of the Professional Sporting Clays Association, bested a field of over 100 shooters by a significant margin to win the fifth running of the Whole Hog Open’s main event at Oak Creek Sporting Club in southeast Nebraska June 19-22.

2014 Shooting Glasses Roundup
Eye wear makers continue to make giant strides in satisfying the discriminating demands of serious shotgunners.

2014 NSCA US Open
The UK's Richard Faulds continues his tornado tear through the sporting world, this time twisting through 922 competitors in Kansas.

Northeast Regional Championship
Wendell Cherry came close to an unprecedented running of the table on the two-day, 200-target main event during the Northeast Regional Championship held May 14-18 at New Jersey's M&M Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays.

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Clubs, Top Shooters Honored at HOF Dinner
In addition to Hall of Fame inductees being honored at the 2014 Hall of Fame Banquet, several other awards were presented to clubs and shooters. Those awards included:

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Talbott, Williams, Castillo Inducted into Skeet Hall of Fame
Three individuals received NSSA’s highest honor, induction into the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame, on Monday evening, September 29, during the 45th annual Hall of Fame Banquet. John Castillo and Minka Williams were recognized for outstanding shooting achievement, while Cotton Talbott was the Ray Boller Award recipient for outstanding contributions to the sport of […]

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