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Old December 9, 2001, 11:38 AM   #1
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Competition O/u´s?

Does anyone know who´s the gunsmith for the olympic shotgunning team?

how are these shotguns different from standard ones?

any brand?
any website?
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Old December 9, 2001, 07:37 PM   #2
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Olympic Shotguns

As far as I can tell, shooters on the USA shooting team use their own personal guns. Every shooter uses what he or she is familiar with.

Kim Rhode the gold medalist at Atlanta uses a Perazzi. The Perazzi importer sponsors her and provides the guns she uses. Other teammates use Beretta, Browning and Krieghoff guns. If you go back through pictures of our Olympic competitors you will see a variety of guns used. Some shooters get guns from importers/makers. The team armorers must be familiar with various different makes.

The guns are fitted to each individual shooter. They go through gunfitting sessions and coaching from experts. The guns however ane the same guns you can purchase from the various makers.
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