May 2015

In this issue, Shotguns Editor Nick Sisley profiles the best of the best in scatter-guns. There's no shortage of fine new models to consider. The problem for many might be that with so many choices, how does a sporting enthusiast choose the best clays buster from the plethora of offerings?

Sisley has unearthed many models that offer the shooter unmatched options to personally fit the gun to themselves. Shims that go between the buttstock and receiver can let the shooter achieve their proper cast and comb height dimensions. Ditto for spacers that can be added or removed from between the stock and butt pad to fine tune the preferred length of pull. Triggers that can be adjusted back and forth also help you achieve a perfect grip-to-trigger length.

You'll also want to consider inner bore diameters, enlarged, back-bored tubes lessening felt recoil while also typically throwing more even patterns, as can models that come from the factory with elongated forcing cones. The same applies to choosing a model that comes equipped with a good assortment of high-performance screw-in choke tubes. The key to consider here is that the more fine tuned and adjustable the model is right out of the box, the less you'll have to spend on making it a better shooter for you.

USA Sporting Storms Dubai
America's shotgunners once again finished atop the podium at the Nad Al Sheba Dubai Desert Clay Shooting Championship.

Shotguns Roundup
Here's a look at some of the new scatter-guns hitting dealers' shelves this year.

A Night At The Movies
While seeing a good mental game is relatively easy, feeling it is where the real task lies.

Florida Challenge
A few miles north of the University of Florida in Graham, Florida, is Bradford Sportsmen's Farm. This is the home of the annual big blast the Florida Challenge.

Seminole Cup
For the first time, the Seminole Cup was held outside of Florida in Woodbine, Georgia, at Sea Island’s Broadfield Club.

Gator Cup
A new major shoot has been born in Okeechobee, Florida.

Ducks Unlimited Las Vegas Continental
This year’s tournament was rousing great fun, punctuated weather-wise by exquisite winter-escape timing.

Octane For Your "X" Count
Our relentless pursuit of consistency and improvement always comes back to executing the swing basics correctly.

Hot "SHOT" Gear
Here are some top pics from the 37th annual SHOT Show that we think will make your days at the range—or in the hunting field—better than ever.

Starting Young Guns The Right Way
When introducing kids to shotgunning and doing it right from the get go, it not only works, the vast majority of kids will have a positive experience.

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It is time to begin staffing the 2015 World Skeet Championships, September 25 through October 2 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, and we’re looking for well-qualified referees to officiate at the event. To attract our best referees, we have made the compensation package more attractive, including a raise in pay, hotel accommodations […]

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Video: Don’t Miss the Junior World!
It’s time to get those registrations in for the Junior World Skeet Championships! If you’re still on the fence about attending, just watch this short video to hear from your fellow Junior shooters about why they can’t wait for July 24-26 to roll around. Gene Stewart video While breaking targets is the reason for attending […]

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