World Record Clay Target Attempt: The Shooting Stage Is Set

Can a team of five shooters break more than 4,602 clay targets in exactly 12 hours?

World Record Clay Target Attempt: The Shooting Stage Is Set

One of the CZ-USA semi-auto shotguns David Miller used to set the world record for most clay targets shot in 1 hour.

I’ve always considered Argentina the quintessential proving ground for shotguns — old or new. Where else can wing-shooters burn through box after box of their favorite flavors of shotshells at an endless stream of live targets? Ducks, pigeons, doves, parakeets, oh my! Where it’s not uncommon to tug the trigger more than a thousand times in a single day. The fields and marshes of this South American dream destination provide a stringent test of a shotgun’s durability, functionality and reliability — not to mention the skill of the shooter. And it’s the reason why many shotgun manufacturers travel there to evaluate new models before releasing them to the masses.

So, Argentina it is — if you want the fully test a shotgun’s mettle.

Not so fast. What if I was to tell you that there’s a much more stringent trial — one where five shooters will attempt to break more than 4,602 clay targets in the span of only 12 hours?

CZ-USA Shotgun Product Manager and Pro Shooter David Miller
CZ-USA Shotgun Product Manager and Pro Shooter David Miller

This Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, CZ-USA’s Shotgun Product Manager and Pro Shooter David Miller (right) and a team of four junior shooters will attempt to set the new Guinness World Record for busting the most clay targets shot by a five-person team in a 12-hour period. The team members were selected based on an essay they submitted to CZ-USA and their shooting score from a qualifying event at AIM or SCTP Nationals. In addition to Miller, the team consists of the following junior shooters:

  • Levi Hendrichs/Sibley, Iowa
  • Makayla Scott/White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
  • Jessica Strasser/Waterford, Wisconsin
  • Weston Zolck/Herman, Nebraska

“I’m really proud to be working with these young people for our record book attempt,” said Miller, the current Guinness World Records title holder for the most clay targets shot in 1 hour. “They are dedicated shooters with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm. With their amazing work ethic, I know we can set that new record!” (Click here to watch the video of Miller’s world record; he shot from the hip!)

The record attempt will take place at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas, on Oct. 12, 2019, starting at 10:12 a.m. and is open to the public. This is an Official Guinness World Record attempt. All team members will use the new CZ-USA 1012 shotgun, the company’s latest semi-auto (below), featuring a new gas-less inertia system.

CZ-USA 1012 semi-auto shotgun
CZ-USA 1012 semi-auto shotgun

Hold on to your hats! We’ll have the results to you on Monday.

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