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TRENDING ON SHOOTERS UNION: TARGET SHOOTING

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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Results in Rio creates interest in sports shooting

After gold medal success at the Rio Olympic Games, sports shooting has seen a growth in popularity across Australia. At the recent games, Australia took home two gold medals for events involving shooting. Catherine Skinner won in a tense shoot off to claimed the Women’s Trap title, while Chloe Esposito excelled in the pistol shooting section to win the Modern ...

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Willett grabs double trap top five on debut

SHOOTING: Making his OIympic debut in Rio, double trap shooter James Willett was chuffed with making the final and grabbing a fifth place finish. The youngster performed strongly in the morning’s qualification to make the final, only to be out-shot by gold medallist Fehaid Aldeehani (IOA), silver medallist Marco Innocenti (ITA) and bronze medallist Steven Scott (GBR). “I was pretty ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Australian Catherine Skinner wins shooting gold

Rio de Janeiro: Having only just qualified for the semi-finals, Australian Catherine Skinner has overcome an early deficit in the gold medal match to triumph in the women’s trap. The Victorian trailed New Zealand’s Natalie Rooney by two shots but came back to win 12-11. “Really, you’ve just got to keep going for it because it’s not uncommon for people ...

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Proper Trigger Pull & Dry Fire Practice Technique

Click the play button to watch “Proper Trigger Pull & Dry Fire Practice – Handgun 101 with Top Shot Chris Cheng” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukuq-QhAXDY Top Shot Champion Chris Cheng demonstrates for beginners how to execute a proper trigger pull and introduces dry fire practice. Firearm instructors and experienced shooters are encouraged to watch and share these tips with newcomers to the shooting ...

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