Doug Koenig captures his 5th prestigious European Bianchi Cup title

Like fine wine, Doug Koenig keeps getting better with age.
Koenig, 43, formerly of Alburtis and now of Hamburg, just won his 15th Bianchi Cup ' a great deal more than any professional shooter on the globe.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament locked in Phillipsburg, Germany, Koenig shot an ideal score of 1920 and 182 center 'X' hits to win his fifth Euro Bianchi. That, after arriving late to Phillipsburg as a result of travel issues that 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 a very Hornady announcement, 'I have to have the best, most accurate ammo and Hornady XTPs are tack drivers.'
The Euro Bianchi Cup consisted of shooting Practical, Barricade, Falling Plates and Moving Target stages, each with 6 shots taken at various distances with a strict 6-second time restriction.
The European Bianchi Cup is patterned as soon as the legendary Bianchi Cup held in the United States, that they won 15 times. In fact that win was televised earlier this Wednesday on the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' that may be viewed online.
But the European Bianchi isn't Koenig's only win this season. 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 to get a prefect 300 percent. As a comparison, the 2nd place competitor through with 466 points.
'The Masters tests a shooters precision, long range and action handgunning skills,' as outlined by Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as for that Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your abilities like the Masters. I've been competing with 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 store is providing check here free seminars as well as a free $25 Cabela's gift card if registering for 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 give 'Introduction to Personal Protection' classes; and at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense is going to be covered. Both deals are too good to pass up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the popular optics and eyewear company, has created a legal contract being acquired by ATK, an aerospace, defense company with 14,000 employees, including 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 continues to be belonging to MidOcean Partners, an exclusive equity firm who must either require the money or got a deal they couldn't don't unload this kind of prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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