Team Hornady demonstrated the superior power of Hornady ammo in all courses of fire, by scoring impressive wins during several April matches.
FIRST UP: THE FNH USA 3-GUN NATION PRO SERIES
The FNH USA 3-Gun Nation Pro Serieskicked off at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia on April 13, 2013. Reigning 3-Gun Nation Champion, Keith Garcia, finished in second place, and Adam Popplewell finished third. Dianna Liedorff and Maggie Reese finished in third and fourth place in the inaugural Ladies Pro Series.
Garcia shot Hornady Superformance 53 grain V-MAX 223 Rem in his rifle, and Hornady 115 grain XTP 9mm in his pistol. “The key to this match was delivering fast and accurate shots while being on the move. Both loads were extremely accurate with light recoil,” said Garcia.
Popplewell shot Hornady 9mm 124 grain XTP, and Hornady 55 grain 223 Rem FMJ ammunition. “This match was fast running and gunning,” he said, “and Hornady 55 grain rifle ammo was a perfect choice.”
Patrick Kelly, 3-Gun Nation expert analyst described the match’s tense atmosphere. “The drive to push the limits of speed while maintaining accuracy puts tremendous pressure on shooters to perform as close to 100% as possible,” he said. “It doesn’t get edgier than that.”
NEXT STOP: THE 2013 SUREFIRE TEXAS MULTI-GUN CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Best of the West Shooting Range in Liberty Hill, Texas welcomed 400 shooters from 24 states to the 2013 Surefire Texas Multi-gun Championships, April 19-21, 2013. This year’s match theme honored the sacrifices of servicemen and women who served in Vietnam, as well as the competitive passion that drive the growth of multi-gun competition.
In a match that featured 12 stages with static clays, steel poppers, cardboard silhouettes and reactive targets set from one to 615 yards, Team Hornady posted strong performances in three divisions.
Michael Voigt won the Open division for the third time, shooting Hornady 75 grain Match, and 55 grain TAP in his 223 Rem rifle, and Hornady 125 grain HAP bullets in his 9mm pistol.
Jerry Miculek placed High Senior, finishing second overall in the Open division shooting Hornady 75 grain Match 223 Rem in his rifle, and Hornady 147 grain FMJ bullets in his 9mm pistol.
Travis Gibson finished fourth in the Tactical division, and Barry Dueckfinished second in the Tactical Heavy division.
Dianna Liedorff won High Lady in the Open Division, and Maggie Reesefinished second High Lady in the Open division.
THE WINNING CONTINUED DURING THE 2013 USPSA MULTI-GUN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Experience, determination and skills led Team Hornady to two division wins at the 2013 USPSA Multi-Gun Championships on April 24-28, 2013. Held at the Desert Sportsman Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Level III match was scored using Time Plus, and consisted of 12 stages for a 348 total round count for pistol, rifle and shotgun.
Michael Voigt won his 13th USPSA Multi-Gun National title, and his third Open division title shooting Hornady 75 grain Match and 55 grain V-MAX 223 Rem in his rifle. Voigt commented, “Knowing my Hornady ammo would be accurate and dependable allowed me to concentrate on the technical aspects of running the stages.”
Keith Garcia celebrated his first USPSA Multi-Gun National Championship, claiming seven stages to win the Heavy Metal Tactical division. Shooting Hornady 110 grain TAP FPB in his 308 Win rifle, Garcia said, “This choice of ammo was amazing for light shooting, and it was just enough to deliver a major power factor.” Garcia hand loaded Hornady 180 grain HAP bullets in his .40 caliber pistol.
Jerry Miculek placed High Senior and finished second overall in the Open Division. Miculek shot Hornady 147 grain FMJ bullets in his 9mm pistol and Hornady 223 Rem 75 grain Match in his rifle. “It was a fast paced match with shots out to 260 yards. The lack of long range targets was offset with very challenging shooting positions,” said Miculek.
Dianna Liedorff won the Open Ladies National Champion, shooting Hornady 124 grain FMJ RN bullets in her 9mm pistol. Liedorff shoots Hornady 223 Rem 55 grain FMJ BT for everything within 200 yards, and changes to Hornady 75 grain BTHP Match for distance. Liedorff explained, “The heavier, longer bullet has a better ballistic co-efficiency, and handles the distance and wind much better than the 55 grain. I’m extremely happy with the performance of my Hornady ammunition!”
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