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TRENDING ON SHOOTERS UNION: TARGET SHOOTING

Our Guide To Finding Your Best Pistol Grip & Stance

Success in any handgun discipline requires a solid shooting platform, but in action pistol competition it becomes critical. Hitting multiple targets rapidly and accurately, combined with wide target arrays and varying target distances, places a premium on a solid grip and stance. Unfortunately, there is no one “Carved in Stone” right way to achieve that. The grip and stance that ...

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Have you ever wondered how often you should clean your rimfire rifle?

There are differing opinions about rimfire rifles, though most experts agree on how often you should clean a centrefire. Match winning rimfire scores are produced by individual shooters whose cleaning practices vary widely. We recently came across an article about cleaning a rimfire rifle and how it can affect accuracy. The article appeared in the NRA publication, American Rifleman, in ...

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How Bore Cleaning Affects Accuracy

From the June 1965 issue of American Rifleman, an article about cleaning the bore of a smallbore rifle and how it can affect accuracy. By L.F. Moore. Cleaning the bore The frequency of cleaning the bore of the smallbore rifle varies widely among shooters, and match-winning scores are produced by individuals whose cleaning practices differ greatly. Until 1937 several brands of smallbore ...

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‘Alpha Addy’ is the next shooting sensation and ‘NRA darling’ as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook profiles grow

“AS LONG as you’re out of the stroller and can show that you can handle firearms safely then there really is no age limit for them.” Addysson “Addy” Soltau is nine years old. She is pictured in a lot of bright colours, notably pink and purple, her long, blonde hair usually in pigtails or a plait underneath her bright pink ...

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Here’s How to Attract More Women Shooters

Recently we sent out a newsletter asking “where are our women shooters”. We have spent some time questioning ladies we know who love shooting and their answers follow a pattern which is perfectly summarised in the following email from Sally Jones. Do your club’s standing orders include a caution on unacceptable language and behaviour? Perhaps it’s about time some clubs ...

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Goodbye to Brass

Let’s skip the appetizer and get right to the meat and potatoes of a manufacturer’s claims for a new cartridge case technology to replace the 150-year reign of brass. Here’s what Shell Shock Technologies (SST) says about their two-piece, nickel-aluminum-stainless steel 9mm Luger NAS3 cases: Stronger, cheaper and half the weight of brass. Greater corrosion resistance. More internal volume. More ...

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Whats in your Range Bag, Cherie Blake?

The law in Australia states you have to be 12-years-old before you can obtain a junior firearms permit. So, as soon as Cherie Blake turned of age, she was shooting rabbits with a .22LR at the farm she grew up on. Blake’s father and sister were both already involved in handgun competitions, so it was only natural that Cherie join ...

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Where are our women?

Women are darn good with a gun so why don’t we have more women shooters and what should we do to attract them? Starting before Annie Oakley, women have always excelled at all disciplines in shooting sports; from pistol to rifle, shotgun and hunting, their names are engraved on the big trophies. In Australia we know how good they are ...

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Will Damage to a Rifle’s Crown Hamper Accuracy?

To test whether damage to a rifle’s crown affects precision, we measured several rifles’ accuracy, desecrated their barrels, shot them again and compared the groups. Here’s what we learned. If you’re like me, you are obsessed about preventing your rifle’s crown (where the barrel’s rifling is exposed at the terminal end of the muzzle) from being damaged because it’s commonly ...

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Real Rifle Cleaning For Real Results

Over the years probably the article most written is firearm care. About the only thing I can think of that may beat it for sheer volume is another 1911 article. But let’s give this a try anyway. If your rifle is a centerfire, you should get the bullet residue copper and carbon out of the barrel. This is especially true ...

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