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California Teen Claims World Junior Skeet Title
from the Bakersfield Californian
Brian Foley didn't think much of it when he was blasting clay targets with his "beat-up Beretta" on a neighbor's skeet shooting range at age 8. But the young shooter from Bakersfield, Calif., caught the attention of others. "Everyone else noticed I was a good shooter before me," said Foley, now 18, who won the Junior Division high overall title Sunday at the National Skeet Shooting Association's Junior World Championship. More

U.S. Open at Rochester Brooks International Trap and Skeet Club
from NSSA
Attention Skeet Shooters ! The 2009 edition of the U.S. Open will be held at Rochester Brooks International Trap and Skeet Club, Sept. 10-13. Plan now to attend this prestigious skeet shoot at one of the premier clubs in the country. Rochester Brooks can accommodate up to 325 shooters, so plan early so that you don’t miss out on all the fun and competition. For more information, an entry form and the shoot program, click here.

Clays Tune Shooting Eyes
from the Tulsa World
Sporting clays are a fun way to tune up your shooting eye, no question. For this reporter, 10 hours into a sporting clays odyssey, the shotgun coaching turned a little funky, literally. Picture three middle-aged guys toting shotguns in the middle of the woods with Kool and the Gang's "Get Down On It" playing. More

On the Firing Line
from the National Post
In this weekly series, National Post writers go back to school to learn something odd, interesting or quirky, from Zen camp to circus school. This week, Post reporter Charles Lewis learns the art of skeet shooting. More

   Product Showcase: SV10 Prevail

For the most demanding clay target shooters, a new Beretta Shotgun is born. The SV10 Prevail integrates the latest technology into every component. Kick-Off recoil reduction, Q-Stock, extraction/ejection selection system, removable trigger group, Optima-Bore HP barrels and many other innovations make the SV10 Prevail ready for any competition. More info

Shotshell Reloading 101
from Gun Dog Magazine
We shotgunners have a number of reasons for stuffing empty hulls with shot and powder and one of them is saving money. The availability of cheap ammunition presently being imported from Russia and other places has narrowed the cost gap compared to what it once was but the difference is still enough to make reloading worthwhile. More

Sporting Clays Fun for All Ages
from the World-Herald
Powder -- not feathers -- will be flying near Brainard for the Nebraska State Sporting Clays Championship next weekend. About 250 shotgunners from across the region are expected to compete Friday through Aug. 9 at Oak Creek Sporting Club. Rookies need not stay home. There are competition categories for all skill levels, including youngsters and women. More

Quarterly Firearm and Ammunition Excise Taxes up 43 Percent
from the National Shooting Sports Foundation
During a time period of great economic uncertainty, firearm and ammunition sales have continued to increase throughout the country. According to the most recent Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Collection Report, released earlier today by the Department of the Treasury, firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid more than $109.8 million in the first calendar quarter of 2009; up 43 percent over the same time period reported in 2008. More


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