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Becky Yackley

The Shooting and Hunting Sports See a Surge in Female and Youth Participation


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There’s an adage about hands that rock cradles ruling the world. As American households evolve into more female heads of household, we see fewer people putting women on a pedestal so to speak, and more women in the trenches. But it’s okay, because that cradle-rocking hand can’t do it from a pedestal – women who […]

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Ammunition for Self-Defense Training


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Between 2007 and 2015, the number of concealed carry permits grew from 4.6 million to 12.8, with 1.7 million added in 2015, the largest single increase in history at the time. And while the motivation for many of these permit holders is to improve their opportunity to protect themselves in the event of a violent […]

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How to Select the Proper Choke Tube


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While selecting a quality shotshell is critical to getting top performance from your shotgun, to get the most out of that ammunition, choosing the right choke is critical. Most shotguns today utilize screw-in choke tubes to change the constriction at the muzzle end of the barrel. The purpose of the choke is to improve the […]

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How to Bust More Clays at the Skeet Range


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Spring is back and warm weather is upon us. Hunters may be hitting the turkey woods, but for many competitive and recreational shooters, the skeet range is where they cut their clay busting teeth and the skeet range is where they return to perfect the wingshooting skills that make this and other competitive clays games […]

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Winchester Unveils Updated Retail Outlet for ACUI Collegiate Championships


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The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) recently held the 49th annual Collegiate Clay Target Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas. The event hosted 828 student competitors representing 85 schools from across the country. That was 120 more students than the previous year, making it one of the largest collegiate clays […]

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Going Long: Long-Range Shooting Tips


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Want to up your overall shooting ability, learn to make long-range shots on targets and then everything closer will feel like a chip shot. Follow these basic steps to improve your long-range game. Make Sure Your Rifle Fits—Being able to control your rifle and maintain consistent attachment and form with every shot is key to […]

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Women, Interest in Self-Defense Shooting Driving Crowds at Local Ranges


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Depending on the source, it’s estimated there are between 20 million and 40 million recreational shooters in the United States. When you factor in that this crowd includes clay target shooters, rifle and handgun competitors, self-defense practitioners, weekend plinkers and even those who own a firearm and maybe only shoot it once or twice a year […]

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Nikki Boxler

How to Build an Inexpensive Yet Sturdy Shooting Target


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If you have a half hour or so and about $35.00, you can easily build a very sturdy shooting target for rifle or pistol. Come along on this video blog with Winchester Life co-host Nikki Boxler to find to how easy this is to do. Plus, it’s collapsible so you can easily take it with […]

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