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We had the distinct pleasure to return to the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas for the 31st Ducks Unlimited Continental Shoot also known as “Duck in the Desert” as a major sponsor last week.  The weather made things interesting from mid-day Thursday thru Saturday night.  Wind and rain made it perfect conditions for ducks, however clay targets were the game of choice.

There were plenty of shooting opportunities with a 200 target Main Event, 100 target Preliminary, & 50 target 5-Stand, 20 ga., 28 ga., .410 bore, and new this year, Super Sporting.  On top of all that, shooting a practice round also netted the shooter a drawing ticket for fabulous prizes including guns drawn daily.

One of the highlights is the Saturday night banquet.  The host hotel, Aliante Casino & Hotel, did a marvelous job with steak dinner and all the trimmings.  A plethora of raffle items, silent and live auction items surrounded the huge room.  Speaking of the silent auction, I went to pay for an item I won and left my raffle tickets with my lovely wife Linda.  As luck would have it, she won a gun with my…. I mean our… I mean her ticket.

The Fiocchi “star” of the week was our Sporting Clays Pro Staffer Josey Martin.  Josey was the High Overall (HOA) in the Super Sporting event not only breaking 49 out of 50 targets, but beat target and flyer veteran Jimmy Heller in a shoot-off.  She also cleaned up in the other events.  First, she was Main event Lady Champion, and tied for Junior Champion with a 190 out of 200.  In the Preliminary, she took Runner Up in both Lady and Junior.  Finally, Josey was the Lady Champion in the 5-Stand.

Josey shoots the Fiocchi Little Rino (12TX75) with #7 ½ shot from the Exacta line.  This 1 oz. 1250 fps load is soft on the shoulder while crushing the targets with high antimony shot.  These are one of our most popular loads with women and younger shooters who want the best performance possible with less recoil.  Make no mistake, they guys love them too!!

Clean burning, less felt recoil, best patterning… there is no other choice than the Fiocchi Exacta line.  Remember, in the end it’s the shot that breaks the target!!!


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