Doug Koenig captures his fifth prestigious European Bianchi Cup title

Like fine wine, Doug Koenig keeps getting better as we grow older.
Koenig, 43, formerly of Alburtis and now of Hamburg, just won his 15th Bianchi Cup ' far more than any professional shooter on the globe.
At the recent European Bianchi Cup handgun shooting tournament held 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 conditions forced him to shoot each event solo.
Aside from his custom 1911 pistol that's topped with a Leupold scope, Koenig used hand loaded 110 grain, JHP/XTP 38 Special Hornady ammo. Said Koenig inside a Hornady announcement, 'I require 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 the legendary Bianchi Cup located in the United States, that she won 15 times. In fact that win was televised this past Wednesday on the Outdoor Channel's Shooting USA program ' which 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 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,' in accordance with Neal Emery, Hornady Communications Manager. And as to the Master's win, Koenig said, 'Nothing else tests your abilities such as the Masters. I've been competing in this match since 1988 and winning never gets easier.' It's certain Hornady ammo helped the source.
NRA WEEKEND AT CABELA'S HAMBURG
According to Harold Luther, Retail Marketing Manager at Cabela's, the shop is providing free seminars as well as a free $25 Cabela's gift card if becoming a member of or renewing an NRA membership on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15.
The here free seminars are typical 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 gives 'Introduction to Personal Protection' classes; at 1:00 p.m. both days 'A Woman's Guide to Shooting and Self Defense will likely be covered. Both deals are so good to feed up.
BUSHNELL TO BE ACQUIRED BY ATK
Bushnell, the widely used optics and eyewear company, has inked a legal contract to get 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 belonging to MidOcean Partners, an individual equity firm who must either have to have the money or got a package they couldn't don't unload a real prestigious portfolio of outdoor companies.
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