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Melissa Bachman

Summertime is for Plinking!


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Summer in Minnesota means lots of time outside finding fun things to do on the weekends.  One of my favorite activities is heading out to my parents place in the country.  We have lots of space to run around, drive ATVs, shoot our guns, bows, clay pigeons, fish, and almost anything we can think of.  […]

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Team USA Shooting for Shotgun Ready for Rio Game


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The 2016 summer Olympics in Rio are a mere month away and the members of the USA Shooting Team who earned the right to represent our country at the games are ready to make America proud. As the official shotshell sponsor of USA Shooting, Winchester, with their AA line of shells, is looking forward to […]

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Champion Rhode Goes for Her 6th Olympic Medal


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Kim Rhode had already secured her status as a competitive shooting legend before nabbing a spot in her sixth consecutive Olympic games at Rio later this summer. She is one of only 51 athletes in history to win five or more Olympic medals and was the first U.S. Olympian to win medals at five consecutive […]

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Catch Some Great Competitive Shooting This Summer


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Baseball players can lay claim to being the unofficial “boys of summer,” while in August, the eyes of the sporting world will turn much of their attention to the Olympic games in Rio, but for competitive shooters across America, it’s not a bad time to be a competitor either. In fact, the next few months […]

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Hot Fun in the Summertime – Honing Your Shooting Skills


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The days are longer with hours of sunlight remaining after many of us have returned home from work and the weather is nicer with shorts and t-shirts the standard casual dress. Let’s face it, summer is a great time for enjoying a little shooting outdoors and it’s particularly a fun time to sharpen your handgun […]

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Winchester Congratulates Team USA and Kim Rhode as They Prepare for The Rio Olympics


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Winchester congratulates Kim Rhode, whose pursuit of gold in Rio—and Olympic history—all moved a step further at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Tillar, Arkansas, May 18-25, when she secured her spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Rhode locked up her spot before even competing in the Friday final—14 points ahead of her […]

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Say It Ain’t So – Scope Brow…And How To Prevent It


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Shooters and hunters often fall prey to their scopes. Bang, whack, ouch. And the blood flows. Sir Isaac Newton explained how this happens: For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. When this lesson is delivered by a recoiling scope hitting your brow, you tend to remember it. But how can you prevent […]

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Like The Phoenix, The .264 Will Rise Again


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You’ve heard how some things appear “ahead of their time?” The .264 Winchester Magnum was one of those. These days 6.5mm cartridges are all the rage, and that’s the metric dimension of the .264-caliber. The 26-caliber bore diameter is just below the .270 and just above the 25-caliber. It’s the perfect size for whitetails, mule […]

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