Like fine wine, Doug Koenig keeps getting better as they age.
Koenig, 43, formerly of Alburtis and now of Hamburg, just won his 15th Bianchi Cup ' much more than any professional shooter in the world.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament kept in Phillipsburg, Germany, Koenig shot a great score of 1920 and 182 center 'X' hits to win his fifth Euro Bianchi. That, after arriving late to Phillipsburg due to travel conditions forced him to shoot each event solo.
Aside from his custom 1911 pistol that's topped using a Leupold scope, Koenig used hand loaded 110 grain, JHP/XTP 38 Special Hornady ammo. Said Koenig in the Hornady announcement, 'I require the best, most accurate ammo and Hornady XTPs are tack drivers.'
The Euro Bianchi Cup was comprised of shooting Practical, Barricade, Falling Plates and Moving Target stages, each with 6 shots taken at various distances under a strict 6-second time restriction.
The European Bianchi Cup is patterned following your legendary Bianchi Cup locked in the United States, that they won 15 times. In fact that win was televised earlier this Wednesday about the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' that may be viewed online.
But the European Bianchi isn't Koenig's only win this coming year. He won his 20th Open Division Masters International Shooting Championship held Aug. 8 at PASA Park in Barry, Illinois, where he shot enough bulls-eyes to garner 582 points for a prefect 300 percent. As a comparison, the 2nd place competitor carried out with 466 points.
'The Masters tests a shooters precision, long range and action handgunning skills,' based on Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as for the Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your talent such as the Masters. I've been competing within this match since 1988 and winning never gets easier.' It's certain Hornady ammo helped the main cause.
NRA WEEKEND AT CABELA'S HAMBURG
According to Harold Luther, Retail Marketing Manager at Cabela's, the shop is offering free seminars plus a free $25 Cabela's gift card if subscribing to or renewing an NRA membership on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.
The free seminars are common on today's hot topics. Starting at 10 a.m. on both days, Berks County Sheriff Eric Weaknecht will conduct a 'Carrying Concealed in Pennsylvania' seminar; at 11 a.m. both days, instructors will offer 'Introduction to Personal Protection' classes; possibly at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense will be covered. Both deals are extremely good more info to give up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the popular optics and eyewear company, has applied for a legal contract to become acquired by ATK, an aerospace, defense company with 14,000 employees, such as their ATK Sporting Group.
Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, Bushnell was founded in 1948 by Dave Bushnell. The conglomerate also owns Bee Stinger, Butler Creek, Final Approach, Gold Tip, Hoppe's, Millett Night Optics, Primos, Simmons, Stoney Point, Tasco, Uncle Mike's, Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement, and Bolle, Cebe and Serengeti sunglass brands.
Bushnell has been owned by MidOcean Partners, a private equity firm who must either have to have the money or got an offer they couldn't will not unload a real prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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