August 14, 2017

Industry Legends Collaborate for Auction Prize Package Supporting CSF

Three legendary, family-owned, American companies join forces to support the common goal of furthering the shooting and hunting sports.  Hornady Manufacturing Co., Leupold & Stevens, and Nosler combine to offer an amazing prize package that will be auctioned off to support the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), a non-profit organization that works with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.

The prize package valued at $4,163 consists of a Nosler Model 48 Long Range rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and topped with a Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 scope with pre-cut ballistic drop compensating turret and a case of Hornady Precision Hunter 143 gr ELD-X ammunition.

“CSF is very grateful for the support of Hornady, Leupold & Stevens, and Nosler. The contribution from these three iconic American family businesses help us protect and advance our outdoor traditions,” said Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation President Jeff Crane. “Any hunter would be proud to take this package into the field or to the range. The proceeds will be used to support CSF’s policy efforts to ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.”

“Everyone thinks we’re competitors, but we are friends and respect each other,” said Jason Hornady, Vice President of Hornady Manufacturing Co. “And when it comes to preserving and protecting shooting, hunting, trapping and angling, we’re proud to partner with everyone at Nosler, as well as our mutual colleagues at Leupold to support the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.  We must stand together to protect our industry and our way of life.” 

This amazing rifle, scope and ammunition package will be auctioned off at CSF’s 28th Annual Banquet on Wednesday, September 13 in Washington, DC.  Interested parties may also submit bids for this package directly through this link.  All bids must be submitted by Friday, September 8, by 5:00 p.m. EST. The winner of the package, will be notified via email on Thursday, September 14.  Contact Dante Swallow at with any questions.

About the Nosler Rifle:

The Nosler Model 48 Long Range rifle has been designed from the ground up with the serious hunter and target shooter in mind.  Nosler’s rugged, innovative action is machined from a solid block of steel and built to provide a rigid platform for the utmost in tack driving accuracy. The bolt rides smoothly on precisely machined action rails, while the front of the receiver is faced perfectly square to true up with the mirror smooth, match grade 26” Shilen stainless steel barrel.  The Model 48 Long Range rifle uses a crisp, single stage Timney trigger with integral two position safety.  The action is precisely bedded with the barrel free floated in a Manners® MCS-T stock that incorporates both aluminum pillars and a robust recoil pad to absorb recoil and retain zero in the harshest conditions imaginable.  In short, the Model 48 Long Range rifle is the ultimate choice for the open expanses of the west, the beanfields of the Southeast, the arroyos and senderos of Texas and the Southwest, or any shooting range.  The legendary Nosler Model 48, top shelf American made components and unwavering attention to detail.  For more, visit

About the Leupold Scope:

The VX-5HD takes optical performance to a new level with the incorporation of a High-Definition optical system for sharpened clarity. The Twilight Max™ Light Management System delivers extreme low-light performance, giving hunters a visible advantage at dawn and dusk when the biggest game is on the move. The new CDS-ZL2 (Custom Dial System ZeroLock 2) elevation dial locks in place so it cannot be inadvertently rotated off zero. A mere press of a button will allow the user to dial up two turns of elevation, if necessary. On the 2nd revolution of the elevation dial, the button sinks in to show you are on the 2nd turn so you can dial for extended ranges and never lose your place. The covered pop-up windage dial provides fast and accurate sight-in and easy rezero. All VX-5HD CDS-ZL2 riflescopes include one free Custom Ballistic Dial with purchase. FireDot illuminated reticles provide daylight bright, red dot-like performance with an easy to use 1 button intensity adjustment. For more, visit

About Hornady Precision Hunter ammunition:

Accuracy and terminal performance are the cornerstones of Hornady® Precision Hunter™ factory loaded ammunition. Great care has been given by Hornady® engineers to develop superior, match accurate hunting loads that allow the ELD­X® bullet to achieve its maximum ballistic potential. The ELD-X® (Extremely Low Drag – eXpanding) bullet is a technologically advanced, match accurate, ALL-RANGE hunting bullet featuring highest-in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at ALL practical hunting distances. Propellants used in the Precision Hunter™ ammunition line are clean burning and loaded to uniform capacity for consistent shot to shot results regardless of temperature. This attention to detail provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance uniformity for the most demanding and diverse hunting situations. For more, visit

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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