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I’m standing in a waist-high grouse butt at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School in rural Pangbourne, England. Jonathan Irby, the school’s Managing Director, really wants me to make this shot: an incoming formation of four clay targets strafing the scrub at about 50 miles per hour. In a way, this shot is a test to see if I have the stuff for hunting the 20-ounce, acrobatic, mind-bending red grouse that can burst to speeds of nearly 80 miles per hour – exasperating wingshooters throughout the U.K. for the past 150 years.
With critical support from Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund, a large group of partners led by Pheasants Forever and Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society are thrilled to announce the acquisition of 955 acres to be opened as public land. The Cupido Wildlife Management Area (WMA) addition features native prairie, one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet, and adds to a sprawling public lands complex now totaling more than 5,450 acres. The name “Cupido” references the greater prairie chicken’s Latin name – Tympanuchus cupido – as this property is located within some of the best remaining habitat for the bird in Minnesota’s northwest corner.
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Versatile, affordable and designed with clay shooters in mind, the CZ Redhead Premier Target line now features a 20-Gauge option, too!
With a stock design and weight intended for sport and competition rather than field use, the CZ Redhead Premier Target Over-and-Under 20GA features 30-inch barrels, auto ejectors, a mechanical selectable trigger and five extended choke tubes. Specifically designed to crush clay targets, the Redhead Premier Target 20GA comes fitted with a unique Monte Carlo stock that quickly and easily aligns the gun on your shoulder while keeping your head up to see the targets.
We tend to associate embellished shotguns with extravagant engravings of pastoral bliss rendered in masterpieces of steel. But head down-market to the other 99 percent and you can order a field or clays shotgun personalized with your own visual flash for about $600.
Your budget alternative comes courtesy of the same coatings that protect your shotgun against the elements and handling, and applied on the Turkish-made Pointer semi-automatics sold and customized by Legacy Sports International in Reno, Nevada.
But essential to the sport is the shotshell and its components. So Winchester® looked at one of the things it excels at, the manufacture of shotshells, and thought about how to make the best better.
ANOKA, MN – For decades, Top Gun loads have been pulverizing even the most challenging clay targets. New for 2020, two higher velocity (1,300 feet-per-second) loads have been added to the Top Gun product line. These are 1-ounce, 12-gauge, 2 ¾-inch loads in shot size 7.5 or 8. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.
Bentonville, AR - Escort's proven PS line of semi-automatic shotguns are now available in turkey-specific models. The PS Turkey Hunter is available in 12-GA, 20-GA, and .410-Cal and is tailored with the turkey shooter in mind. Common to many Escort semi-automatic shotguns, the PS Turkey Hunter features Hatsan's FAST Loading System and Smart Valve Piston technologies. The FAST Loading System enables faster and easier loading with one hand and without the need to change shooting position. The loading button acts as both a carrier latch release for loading and the bolt release when the bolt is locked back. This gun's Smart Valve Piston will cycle 7/8 oz, 2 ¾" all the way up to 3" full magnum loads, credited to its self-regulating design. This patented design is so reliable that one can mix heavy and light loads in the same magazine without a hiccup.
Chris Mathan has joined the ranks of local heroes working to introduce kids to the shotgun sports. Ms. Mathan, through her online field-trial publication Strideway, recently formed the non-profit Youth Field Trial Alliance to acquaint youngsters in the U.S. and Canada with the benefits and beauty of bird-dog field trial competitions.
WESTFIELD, Massachusetts –– Savage Arms’ new shotgun is redefining the way shooters think about versatility. With its Dual Regulating Inline Valve gas system and adjustable stock, Renegauge Field is one of the most ergonomic and adaptable semi-automatic shotguns ever made.
“Renegauge can do it all,” Jessica Treglia, Senior Brand Manager at Savage Arms said. “With the D.R.I.V. gas system, shooters can go from the range to the hunt without making any adjustments to the gas system. From target practice to dove hunts—or even high-flying geese—Renegauge Field can do it all.”
If you’re of the mind to start a quality shotgun collection, here’s one essential tip you need to know: understand the difference between a shotgun salesman and a consultant.
A salesman will sell you a shotgun that may not be in your best interest to own. A consultant should advise you on the best way to build your collection by identifying high-quality guns that are fairly priced, have investment potential, and satisfy the objectives and vision of your collection.