From Swarovski Optik North America - Swarovski Optik North America Announces New STR 80 Spotting Scope

Swarovski Optik NA Announces New STR 80 Spotting Scope Cranston, Rhode Island - Swarovski Optik North America, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, is pleased to announce the new STR 80 spotting scope. Offering HD optics and an illuminated reticle, the STR 80 is excellent for estimating distance and will allow you to see targets at long range.

Great at the range or in the field, the new rugged and ergonomically designed STR 80 scope offers an illuminated MOA or MRAD reticle with 15 brightness levels, 10 day levels and 5 night levels. The reticle, which will get larger or smaller with the object in view as the magnification is adjusted, is extremely useful to help a shooter adjust shots in ¼ MOA or 0.10th MRAD increments at a long range. Also versatile, the STR 80 can be used as a regular spotting scope as needed by allowing the reticle to be completely removed from view. Current Swarovski Optik eyepieces, the 20-60x and the 25-50xW (wide), can be used with the STR 80, adding to its versatility.

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From USA Shooting - Brown Scores U.S. Olympic Quota on Final Shot

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (October 13, 2014)

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Will Brown (Twin Falls, Idaho) was unnerved on his final shot and the result was a win and an Olympic quota to start things right for the USA Shooting Team competing at the Championship of the Americas in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Brown becomes the first rifle and/or pistol athlete for the USA Shooting Team to earn an Olympic quota.

Down .3 of a point going into the his final shot of the Air Pistol finals and with an Olympic quota on the line, Brown, the 2013 World Cup USA gold medalist, calmly stepped forth, put aside all the distraction being generated from the Cuban entourage cheering on Cuban shooter Jorge Grau, and shot a 10.2. Grau would follow with a 8.8, providing all the satisfaction to Brown and his USA Shooting teammates.

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From the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Hunters Against Hunger: Donate Big Game for Hungry Montanans

Helena, Montana - "A Montana law passed during the 2013 state session allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana Food Bank Network to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.  The law came into effect when Montana State Senator Kendall Van Dyk sponsored SB123 which passed to become 87-1-293 http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/87/1/87-1-293.htm

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From the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission - Commission adopts big game regulations and plan to hire new director

Linda Marr Medford, Oregon - The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today adopted the 2015 Oregon Big Game Regulations, which includes increasing the statewide cougar quota. 

Major changes include several modifications to archery season regulations as a result of the recent Archery Review Public Advisory Committee process, including:

  • Adding three controlled archery deer hunts in Walla Walla, Mount Emily and Wenaha units, and removal of the requirement to have a controlled elk archery tag to deer hunt. The tag will also be valid during the general archery season.
  • Adding a new November controlled archery white-tailed deer hunt in the Wenaha unit (estimate 30 tags, will be the hunters only archery deer opportunity).
  • Severing the link between archery deer and elk tags in Sled Springs, Chesnimnus, Maury, and Warner units, meaning an archery elk tag will no longer be required to hunt deer.
  • Adding new Maury and Warner unit controlled archery elk hunts. Tags will also be valid during the general archery season.
  • Returning Sled Springs, Chesnimnus, and Steens Mountain units to the general archery deer season.

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From GLOCK - GLOCK to donate $50,000 to the Young Marines at the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting

GLOCK to donate $50,000 to the Young Marines

Smyrna, Georgia - GLOCK will continue to support the Young Marines organization by contributing another $50,000 at 10 a.m. (EST), Monday, Oct. 13, at the GLOCK Booth #3824 at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Expo, held Oct. 13 – 15, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon PL, NW, Washington D.C.

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From Chesapeake Testing - Chesapeake Testing partners with Laser Techniques Company to provide industry-leading gun bores inspection services

Cross Sectional View of a Barrel from Chesapeake Testing Belcamp, Maryland Chesapeake Testing and Laser Techniques Company (LTC) have partnered to provide non-destructive laser-based mapping of gun bores, utilizing LTC’s industry-leading BEMIS™ technology. Located in Belcamp, MD, just minutes from the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground, this new laboratory will be the industry’s first commercial service.

Chesapeake Testing will offer inspection services utilizing the BEMIS-SC™ (Small Caliber) starting in September 2014. The BEMIS-SC™ is intended for 5.56 - 12.7 mm (.22 to .50-cal.) barrels. Chesapeake Testing plans to offer testing to accommodate additional calibers in the future. We are also using the BEMIS system in-house as part of our Quality Assurance Program to ensure the accuracy of our ballistic test barrels.

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From GLOCK - Designing Spaces™ Welcomes GLOCK as Sponsor of Military Makeover Series on Lifetime TV

Designing Spaces

Made possible by GLOCK, R. Lee Ermey “The Gunny” will host the “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” series which will chronicle the renovations of the home of an injured vet and his family

Pomapno Beach, Florida - Award-winning home improvement show Designing Spaces airing on the Lifetime channel has teamed up with GLOCK for the “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” series, scheduled to air three consecutive Fridays beginning November 21, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT). R. Lee Ermey, spokesperson for GLOCK, will host the three-part series.

Ermey, “The Gunny”, is a retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and drill instructor is best known for his TV and Movie career which has spanned over three decades, including his break-out role as the tough drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.

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From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Early Muzzleloader Deer Season to Open October 16

Deer in a field The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens on October 16. This season serves as one of many that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers from September to January each year to manage deer populations, and provide hunters with recreation and food. Annapolis, Maryland - The early muzzleloader season will run from October 16-18 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western Washington counties (private land codes 250 & 251) and Region B is the rest of the State. Also in Region B, hunters can harvest antlerless-only deer from October 20-25.  

As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for antlered deer (bucks) of one per weapon season (i.e., bow, muzzleloader and firearm seasons). Hunters in Region B have the option to take one additional bonus buck after purchasing a Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp and taking two antlerless deer. The antlerless bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions

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From GLOCK - Tori Nonaka Earns the 2014 USPSA National Ladies Championship

Tori Nonaka wins the Ladies Limited National Title for Team GLOCK

Smyrna, Georgia – Team GLOCK’s Tori Nonaka once again captures the USPSA Lady’s Championship, taking the Limited Class and B Division National titles home for 2014

The Back-to-Back ladies champion took the Limited 10 title in 2013 marking the record books as the youngest female competitor (now age 19) to win a National title... more on Nonaka's win at the USPSA Lady's Championship ...

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