August 2014

Author Kelly Denton looks at the plethora of good ear gear in this issue's "Hearing Is Believing" roundup. Today's top-of-the-line digital circuitry offers even better auditory clarity with less distortion and annoying background clutter. Some are even tunable to the specific frequencies you want to hear. Companies are making strides with new technology as well as the super-competitive pricing. After selecting the model that suites your tastes and wallet, however, you still have to wear the darned things—anytime you're in a noisy environment. Get in the habit now to save what hearing you still have. And you younger folks, pay attention. Don't make the mistakes far too many of us older guys did. Like not understanding back then the benefits of wearing sunscreen or protecting our eyes from UV rays that can bring on macular degeneration and other vision maladies. Everyone these days knows better. That means you.

Hearing Protection 101+
Understanding precisely how ear protection devices work is crucial before you shop for a model that's perfect for your specific needs and budget.

2014 World Sporting Championship
England's George Digweed ascends the award mountain in grand fashion as he claims yet another World title.

Making The Big Eye Switch
Learning to point a shotgun with both eyes open is a skill well worth the effort—no matter the gunner's age or experience.

Gamaliel Cup & Southeast Regional Championship
Southeast Regional champion Will Fennell accepted the trophy from Gamaliel’s Geoff Pare. Fennell’s score of 192 topped the runner-up by a single target.

Super Sporting Loads Aplenty
From venerable American shotshell companies to new foreign imports, feeding your smoothbore has never been more wide open.

The Bird Lady Of 20/20
A bird-cleaning business provided so much more than hard-needed dollars for a mother and her children.

The Almighty Alignment
Precisely matching the target’s speed while tracking its line will consistently produce that all-important target/muzzle alignment.

White Flyer Cup And FITASC Open
More than 140 shooters flocked to Claythorne Lodge in Columbus, Kansas.

The annual Browning/Briley sporting clays tournament took place March 27-30 at Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve in Simonton, Texas.

South Central Regional And National FITASC Championship
The South Central Regional Championship kicked off the qualification pursuit for 2015’s sporting clays and FITASC Team USA at Caney Creek Lodge in Teague, Texas.

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Clays Vehicles for World Shoot
If you plan to use a golf car or other type of clays vehicle at the World Skeet Championships — whether bringing your own or renting one — here’s what you need to know: Golf Car Rental The National Shooting Complex will offer golf car rental. All vehicles will be 4-seaters. Daily rate will be […]

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Pre-order World Shoot Merchandise
NSSA has launched an online storefront for members to pre-order their 2014 World Skeet Championships merchandise, including shirts, headwear, and towels. This is the same merchandise that will be available in the general store at the shoot. Now you can pre-order the size, quantity, and color you want and don’t have to worry about it […]

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