Madison, N.C. – At the recent 2009 Grand American World Trapshooting Championships held in Sparta, Illinois, Remington’s Premier® STS target loads were the shotshells of choice for the sixth consecutive year. Not only did Remington dominate Shell house sales, but shooters who used Remington ammo won more trophies than their competitors during the 10-day event in August. Grand American shooters bought more than 4,300 cases of Remington STS target loads – an amazing 54 percent of all ammo purchased – and then they used those loads to take home a total of 480 trophies, 133 more than the closest ammo competitor.
Remington shooter David Shaeffer, of Glyndon, Maryland, shattered a 21-year Singles Long Run Record by breaking 2,166 consecutive targets without a miss using Remington Premier STS Target Loads. His record-breaking Long Run streak, which began June 20, 2009, and ended two months later, bested the old record of 1,695 targets and earned David the title of 2009 ATA Clay Target Champion. Shaeffer also broke 100 straight from the 27 yard line to capture the Remington Nitro 27® Handicap Title during the Grand American. Asked why he uses Remington target loads, Shaeffer said, "I use them because they are the most consistent shell on the market today. They’re phenomenal."
Another Remington shooter Stuart Welton, of Star, Idaho, was crowned Doubles Champion after breaking 100 straight in the program and then winning a shoot-off that went well into the night.
Several other Remington shooters performed well at Grand American events including Harlan Campbell of Tribune, Kansas, who earned championship titles in the Preliminary All-Around 400 and the Preliminary HOA 1500. Kay Ohye of North Brunswick, New Jersey, became a Veteran Champion in the Preliminary All-Around 400, Preliminary HOA 1000, Preliminary HOA 1500 and the HOA 2500. Meanwhile, Deborah Ohye-Neilson, also of North Brunswick, won Lady Champion titles in the Preliminary All-Around 400, Preliminary HOA 1000, Preliminary HOA 1500 and the HOA 2500.
Notable performances also were turned in by Shane Richardson of Bethune, Colorado; Rachel Hopkins of Pattonsburg, Missouri; Stephanie Sandler of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania; and Bronson Castleberry, manager of the Remington Gun Club in Lonoke, Arkansas, won Class AA in the Doubles Class Championship.
Remington target loads provide softer recoil, better pattern performance and more consistent velocities. Available in 12, 20 and 28-gauge and 410 bore, Remington STS shotshells have set the standard at all major skeet, trap and sporting clays shoots across the country while providing handloaders with unmatched reloading ease and hull longevity. Why shouldn’t you choose Remington STS…the choice of champions?
About Remington Arms Company, Inc.
Remington Arms Company, Inc., headquartered in Madison, NC, designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 65 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.