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SHOOTERS' NEWS

WHAT'S IN YOUR RANGE BAG,

CORY KRUSE?
BY MICHELLE CERINO

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What are your very first memories of
handling a firearm?
I don't know my age, but it must have been
a little too young. I remember stealing my
older brother's pellet gun and shooting
my mom's pots and pans-indoors. Just
because it sounded cool. Things were just
different back then.
The gun was a Daisy Power Line 880. I could
get one pump in easier than I could cock a Red
Ryder. However, if BB guns don't count, then a
Winchester pump .22 LR was my first gunpowder burning cartridge. It was my Grandpa's and
I learned to hit flying Coke cans with it.
Tell us how you got your start in
competitive shooting.
My first competition was with my Dad in
1997. He finally let me compete in a local
event with him after being his caddy on
sporting-clays courses and carrying his bag

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MARCH 2020 | SSUSA.ORG

PHOTOS BY CORY KRUSE

pro shooter for 20 years, sporting
clays expert Cory Kruse boasts
quite the shooting resume, with
prestigious accomplishments such as winning the 2018 U.S. Open Sporting Clays
Championship, 2019 World Sporting Champion and a five-time Texas State Champion.
Learn what he keeps in his range bag.

for a year. I won my division and kept the
ball rolling since then.
What firearms and other gear do you use for
competitive shooting?
For competition I shoot my beautiful Blaser F3,
12-gauge with 32-inch barrels. They are choked
and ported by Rhino Chokes. My custom stock
was fitted by my buddy Larry Feland and cut
out by Tommy Shurley out of Austin, TX.
My ammunition is Aguila 1-ounce, 1,275
fps competition loads. It pulverizes clays
and birds. This combination of shotgun,
ammunition, chokes and stock has been a
pivotal part of my recent successes.


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