Beretta New Zealand News

Beretta’s Pre-Season Duck Shooters Claybird Shoot

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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Beretta Hunting and Fishing Duck Shooters Clay Bird Gallery

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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Beretta at Bracu – Duck Shooters Pre-Season Claybird Shoots

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


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World’s best shotgun…

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Beretta launches the 690 Field III. The perfect fusion of technology and tradition

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Beretta’s latest addition to the family, the 690, has just been announced. The 690 combines Beretta’s tradition of excellence and the latest technology to create this elegant, beautiful shotgun that will soon take its perch as the world’s most popular shotgun in its price range.

Equipped with the same chassis as the 692, with beautiful engraving,  stunning wood stock and with Beretta proprietary Steelium barrels, this new shotgun will soon capture the circa $5,000 (RRP) price market. Welcome to Beretta’s fusion of technology and tradition.

More more information click here

New Zealand Shooters Clinch Open and Ladies World DTL Titles

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Beretta New Zealand was very proud to present Jon Beddis from New Zealand with a Beretta DT11 after a stunning performance  to seal victory at the World Down the line Championships. The event was run over three days from the 10th to 12th March at the Waikato Gun Club near Hamilton.

Natalie Curtis from Matamata won the Ladies title, beating Natalie Rooney another New Zealander by one point. New Zealand teams were also successful claiming the Open title, Ladies 1st and 3rd places and Junior and Veterans 3rd place.

Beretta was the major sponsor of both the World Champions and the NZ National championships which were held the week before. Darryn Nicholls was the NZ  National High Gun, winning a Beretta 692.  With a major presence at both events, the Beretta team was pleased to see so many shooters from both NZ and around the world in the Beretta marquee and over 160 shooters making use of our free gunsmithing service. Our congratulations to all the World and NZ National Championship winners and to both the NZCTA and Waikato Gun Club for running two very successful events.

For a full list of results visit  the NZCTA web site here

To view a selection of the of the photos view the gallery here

New Antler Chandeliers now in stock

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Winners of NZ Secondary School Nationals presented with new Beretta SV10s.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Martyn Coe, Managing Director of Beretta NZ, attended the recent NZ Secondary School Nationals and was impressed with the calibre of the shooting he saw from the competitors. As a long time sponsor of the competition, Martyn was pleased to be able to present the two winners with their new Beretta SV10s. The winners, Kristy Havill from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and Baylee Parlato from Palmerston North Boys High were delighted to receive their new shotguns.

“The major prize of a Beretta gave me the determination to compete at my best and in doing so, achieving my best….the gun exceeded my expectations after trying it out” – Baylee Parlato

“With the inheritance of the Beretta SV10 I am excited to explore what it has to offer to my shooting in both Down The Line and Skeet. It is something I will cherish for many years. Without major sponsors such as Beretta, the calibre of such an event would not be at as high of a level” – Kristy Havill

Beretta Shooters Dominate World Shotgun Champs

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Beretta team shooters, the majority of which were competing with the new DT11s and 692s, won 16 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals at the recent 2013 World Shotgun Championships in Lima Peru.
Congratulations to all the medalists.

Skeet Men
Gold: Jesper Hansen (Danimarca) with  DT11
Silver: Ennio Falco (Italia) with DT11

Skeet Men Junior
Gold: Domenico Simeone (Italia) with692
Bronze: Cassandro Tammaro (Italia) with 692

Skeet Lady
Silver: Simona Scocchetti (Italia) with DT11

Skeet Lady Junior
Bronze: Chiara Di Marzantonio (Italia) with 682

Double Trap Men
Gold: Eller Walton (USA) with DT10

Trap Men
Gold: Giovanni Pellielo (Italia) with DT11
Silver: Anton Glasnovic (Croazia) with DT11

Trap Lady
Gold: Jessica Rossi (ITA) with DT11
Silver: Yukie Nakayama (JAP) with DT11

Trap Men Junior
Silver: Pavel Vanek (CZE) with DT11

Trap Lady Junior
Silver: Svetlana Krasheninnikova with 682

Steiner Safari Ultrasharp wins best compact bino award

Monday, September 9th, 2013

2013 Best Compact Bino –

Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 8×22

This year’s best compact binocular, the Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 8×22, is crazy small, but don’t you dare call it cute. The Safaris fold up and fit easily into a jacket or cargo pocket, but offer super-crisp 8X magnification in action. They’re waterproof and fog proof, and offer super-fast focus and comfortable eyecups, making them great for watching sports, spotting birds, or scanning the coastline. All of this is housed in the super-rugged, extra-grippy famous Safari body style.

For more information on this incredibly light and compact binocular click here and for a list of NZ stockists click here.

Natalie Rooney wins Gold Cup Beretta 2013!

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

New Zealander Natalie Rooney Wins Gold Cup Beretta 2013, Ladies Event  in Italy.





Hunting Aotearoa – 18th July 9.30pm Maori TV

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

On tonight’s show, Matua heads to Christchurch for a hunt with Hunting and Fishing Store owner Cameron Moore. Then it’s off to High Peak Station, an extensive 45000 acres in size and home to many different species of wild game, tune in tonight 9.30pm only on Maori Television.

Beretta are the Firearms and optics sponsor of Hunting Aotearoa. In Series 9, Matua has been hunting with a few
different Tikka and Sako models and is loving the accuracy he gets from using the Burris Eliminator laserscope.

Click on Hunting Aotearoa to go to their Facebook page for more information.

New Beretta 692 Trap and Sporter 30″ models in stock

Monday, July 1st, 2013


The new 692 from Beretta is a serious competition gun at an affordable price.

With an elegant new wider receiver design and latest barrel technology, felt recoil is neglible and balance is signficiantly improved. The result – better stability, faster acquisition and improved accuracy.


For more information click here.

Exclusive new 692 gun bags are also now available

New Steiner Cobra Binoculars – with game sensing optics

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The new Steiner Cobra binos are designed specifically for hunting with sharpness of image and a superb field of view foreasy spotting. The unique Dynamic-Contrast-Coating helps you spot hidden game by blocking the colours of haze and foliage, enhancing the contrast between wildlife and its natural habitat.  And all backed with the legendary Steiner ruggedness, as used by armies around the world.

Available in 10×42 and 8×42


For more information on Steiner Binoculars and NZ Stockists click here.

New Sako Quad Range now available

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Loaded with Sako features like the legendary Sako accuracy, smooth bolt operation, and perfect balance, the new Sako Quad Range is a delight to own and shoot.

Like  all Sako Quads, the Range has the ability to change barrels even when in the field. The Range’s ergonomic adjustable stock combined with this flexible caliber selection makes it an extremely versatile, accurate bolt action rimfire rifle –  perfect for both small game hunt and trips to the shooting range. Stocked in 22LR and  17HMR calibres , the rifle is also available in 17Mach2 and 22WMR.

Click here to see the Technical Specifications.

Beretta make a clean sweep at Australia DTL Nationals in Perth

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Australian and New Zealand Beretta shooters took out all the main events at the recent DTL Nationals in Australia. They include:

Australian Handicap Overall –  B Zimpel DT11

Handicap 25m – Craig Fitzgerald DT11

Champion of Champions – Darryn Nicholls DT11

Double Rise – Darryn Nicholls DT11 (Colin Waghorn from NZ came second  with his 682)

Deaville Doubles – Nick Kirley DT11 & Steve Sayers DT10

Family Deauville Doubles – Steve DT10 & Billy Baynes DT10

National single barrel – Robert Thompson (DT10)

Double Barrel Shoot off – Darryn Nicholls – DT11 (1038) with Colin Waghorn from NZ in 3rd place only 2 behind with 1036)

Team High Gun – Geoff Aston (DT10)

Pointscore – Gavin Searle NZ (DT10)


Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Surprisingly light and easy-handling, the new 486 Parallelo Beretta combines the best gunsmithing tradition with the round body receiver design using modern and innovative technology. The result is a classic and elegant look that will never go out of date.

Click here for more details.

Equine Estate to run professional shooting tuition days in April

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Brush-up on your current skills and learn new ones by receiving professional tuition at Equine Estate shooting grounds, providing bespoke clay pigeon shooting, simulated game targets at its best.

Spend the day with a small group of enthusiasts perfecting the skills to catch-up with those most challenging of targets. Scheduled for the 13th or 14th-21st or 27th of April.

Click here for more details

NEW Xtreme Duckers Optifade 2 in 1 jacket – AS FEATURED IN NZ HUNTER MAGAZINE

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

NEW Xtreme Duckers Optifade 2 in 1 jacket


Now available at selected Beretta stockists.

Designed to battle the elements and hide you from your prey more effectively than any jacket on the market. The outer jacket shell is constructed of long-lasting, waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex extra protection. The inner detachable jacket is made of Gore Windstoper micro-ripstop fabric with Primaloft insulation to guarantee superior lightweight warmth. Spend hours in a blind and you will appreciate the field tested functionality of its easy access shell pockets, preformed elbows, Neoprene cuffs, fleece lined collar, underarm zip vents, removable hood and more.


OPTIFADEs micro pattern outperforms traditional camo by breaking the symmetry of the human shape to make the body less detectable and confuse the bird.

Perfect for duck shooting with the NEW A400 Xtreme Optifade!





Hunting & Fishing Duck Shooters Circuit 2013

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Dates and locations for the 2013 Duck Shooters Circuit:

7th AprilWAIKATO - Clay Target Club, Holland Road, Ruakura, Hamilton
7th AprilWAIRARAPA - Blue Rock Gun Club
7th AprilWANGANUI - Waverley Gun Club
14th AprilNAPIER - Kennels Gun Club
14th AprilTHAMES - Thames Gun Club
14th AprilCENTRAL OTAGO - Mt Pisa Station, Cromwell-Luggate Road
21st AprilDUNEDIN - Clay Target Club

Congratulations to Beretta shooter Jamie Peryer Fursdon, the new 2012 NZ Skeet Champion

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012


Jamie, originally from Lower Hutt, was the 2011 recipient of  the Beretta NZ Junior Scholarship, an annual scholarship awarded to up and coming young shooters. As part of the scholarship, Jamie was provided with a custom fitted Beretta 682 E for a two year period as well as other support such as provision of RC ammo and financial assistance for travel to events.

Burris Caribbean 7×50 – now available nationwide

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Water is your element and the ocean your playground for adventures. Binoculars from the Caribbean line are your ideal loyal companion: waterproof and robust, they stand up to even the toughest conditions. Advantages of this line include: innovative, ergonomic design; high-contrast, clear images thanks to multi-coated lenses; robust and shockproof; waterproof to 1m. Suitable for wearers of glasses.  Ideal uses include sailing, yachting and watersports.

New – Burris Eliminator II Laserscope- Calculates distance out to 999 yards at ANY magnification

Thursday, November 8th, 2012


The new Eliminator is a new member of the revolutionary Eliminator laserscope range from Burris.

The Eliminator II 4x-12x-42mm laserscope has a new X38 reticle and can accurately calculate the distance to your target out to 999 yards at ANY magnification.

It can also be programmed for any gun and any load and comes standard with inclination/declination compensation, making up hill and downhill shots incredibly accurate. For maximum efficiency and fingertip control, the Eliminator II comes equipped with a remote activation switch that can be attached to the firearm’s forearm or the scope’s objective bell.
In stores now.


For more information visit the Burris website  here.

Steiner Binos stand the test of time

Monday, October 15th, 2012


We just received a great picture from one of our customers from Australia!

When he was diving in Greece he found old Steiner binoculars in an old wreck which may have belonged to the captain. The ship sunk in the 1970’s just outside Pylos.

“The binoculars were lying at around 47 meters below the surface. They were NOT full of water. Of course there must have been some leakage which explains the calcium fogging on the lenses. Incredibly none of the lenses were broken.

“When they say that Steiner’s are tough, they’re not mucking around. I’ve seen some amazing things under the water but I was really amazed by this instrument. It’s a credit to your company and you should be proud.” Thanks to James Michos from Sydney!

Beretta sponsors Junior Pheasant Shoot at Glencoe

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Beretta was delighted to be able to sponsor the annual Hawke’s Bay Fish & Game junior shoot at Glencoe recently. It’s the 4th year Beretta New Zealand has been involved in the event which is a great opportunity for young shooters to ‘have a go’ on a pheasant preserve.  Every year Fish and Gam invite holder of junior season game bird licenses to go into the draw to attend one of two shoots on local preserves. 25 were selected, and 16 juniors took part in the Glencoe event. At Glencoe they were split into two groups taking turns with one group shooting while the other got the experience of flushing pheasants into the open from the beating line. All junior shooters managed to bag a pheasant that they then took home to the table.




See the images here.

Testing the A400 Action 20ga in Argentina

Monday, October 1st, 2012


Managing Director Martyn Coe recently went to Argentina where he went Dove shooting with the new A400 Action 20ga. Doves are a pest in Argentina, so a good chance to put the new shotgun through its paces.

See the Images here.

Beretta NZ to sponsor Hunting Aotearoa

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Beretta New Zealand is delighted to announce that it will be the firearms and optics sponsor for the new season of Hunting Aotearoa, Maori TV’s hugely popular  show.

To help them get a kick start, Matua and the crew from Hunting Aotearoa were recently given a run through the Beretta firearms and optics that they will be using the new series.  Beretta gunsmith, Christian Neubauer, was also filmed giving Matua some hunting and firearm maintenance tips, and we hope to be able to get those up on the Beretta NZ web site when they become available.

Hunting Aotearoa series 8 is currently showing on Maori TV on Thursdays at 9.30pm. Take in the spectacular scenery and watch some  keen huntsmen bag some big, and small,  game in the best shooting show on television.   Click here for the Hunting Aotearoa web page.

RC Ammo achieve top results at the London Olympics 2012

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Beretta New Zealand, exclusive distributors of RC ammo in New Zealand are pleased to  announce  that RC Cartridges achieved the highest consent and results at the latest London Olympics

2012.  Competitors using RC Ammo won 5 medals

•         GOLD in Trap Men
•         GOLD in Double Trap Men
•         SILVER in Skeet Women
•         BRONZE in Trap Men
•         BRONZE in Double Trap Men

Beretta shooter claims Olympic golds

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

US shooter Vincent Hancock is again Olympic Skeet Champion after scoring 148/150 to become the first Olympian to win back to back gold medals for shooting.

Hancock won his first gold at Beijing at the age of 19 shooting a Beretta DT10, also his shotgun of choice for the London Olympics.

Nathalie Rooney wins World DTLs Ladies

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Timaru’s Nathalie Rooney is once again the Ladies World DTL champion after recently taking gold  in the competition in Wales.

She scored 879 out of 900 shooting her Beretta DT10 to come out three points clear of her nearest rival.

Another Beretta shooter,  Sheryl Anglem came forth in the ladies field which had 53 competitors.

New test fires on Beretta Xtreme and Beretta Outlander shotguns now online

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Beretta NZ is pleased to announce the availability of three recent independent test fires of their new shotguns.

NZ Hunter and Rod and Rifle have both reviewed the new Beretta Xtreme waterfowl shotgun.

Sporting Gun UK has published a review of the new great value Beretta Outlander shotgun in the March 2012 edition of their magazine, this review is also available online.

Click here to go to the Beretta test review page and read these new reviews in full.

2012 Beretta NZ Junior Scholarship Announced

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Junior Scholarship 2012 Winner Hamish Bell

The NZCTA and Beretta New Zealand are pleased to announce the winner of the 21012 Beretta NZ Junior Scholarship.

Hamish Bell from Southland is the 2012 winner of the Beretta NZ Junior Scholarship. Hamish  was presented with his new Beretta 682 E at the DTL Nationals in Christchurch recently.

The scholarship is designed to support up and coming young shooters and will run for a two-year period.

Hamish will receive assistance from Beretta New Zealand via the provision of shooting equipment for the two-year duration of the Scholarship period. This includes the use of a custom fitted shotgun, clothing, glasses and an initial quantity of RC ammunition. The NZCTA will also provide financial assistance for travel to events and ongoing ammunition supply.

Beretta congratulate Hamish and wish him well in his shooting career.

Beretta NZ wins Top Sales Awards for Sako and Benelli

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Martyn Coe MD of Beretta NZ with Lucio Porreca, Sales Director, Benelli

Beretta New Zealand was pleased to be recently awarded Top International Sales (outside the US) for both Benelli and Sako/Tikka.

Beretta NZ founder and MD Martyn Coe was presented with the awards at the prestigious Beretta Group Gala Dinner, held at IWA in Germany, Europe’s largest firearm and hunting show.

This is a significant milestone for Beretta New Zealand, set up 8 years ago to service New Zealand shooters with direct factory access for these popular shotgun and rifle brands.

These awards confirmed what the team at Beretta New Zealand have known for a long time,  that New Zealand hunters are passionate about their sport and know the importance of choosing quality firearms backed by exceptional service.

Springboks try out new Beretta A400 Xtreme

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Beretta  New Zealand and Boomrock were pleased to host some of the South African Springbok players at the recent NZ launch of the new Beretta A400 Xtreme shotgun.

Springboks Francois Louw and Patrick Lambie took a break from training for their match against Wales to visit  Boomrock, set on stunning coastal location near Wellington.

They  are shown here trying out the  A400 Xtrema Camo and Synthetic models at Broomrock’s ‘The Bunkers’ sporting clay fields. click here for more pics.

This new generation of waterfowl shotguns will be widely available in New Zealand for the 2012 Duck Season. Click here for more details or check out the dedicated Xtreme web site on . Be sure to keep an eye out in the local hunting magazines for up and coming test fires.

SIKA Trophy Hunt Winners Announced

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Beretta New Zealand is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Sika Trophy Hunt Prize Draw.

First prize is a Sika Trophy Hunt at Ngamatea during the  2011 roar.

The winner is

  • Craig Jenkins from Dunedin.
    Rifle purchased in Allan Millars Hunting & Fishing, Dunedin

 Meat Hunt prizes go to:

  • Michael Williams from Silverdale.
    Rifle purchased in Fly & Gun, Taupo.
  • Renata Sadlier from Brooklands / Christchurch.
    Rifle purchased in Ballingers, Christchurch.
  • Chris Stedman from Wanganui.
    Rifle purchased in Bronco Sports, Tauranga.
  • Scott Paterson from Napier.
    Rifle purchased in Hamills, Hastings.

All winners will be contacted directly by Beretta NZ with details of their prizes.

2011 Beretta Junior Scholarship Recipient Announced

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

2011 Beretta Junior Scholarship Winner Jamie Peryer-Fursdon with Chris Ziesler, Beretta NZ marketing Manager

The NZCTA and Beretta New Zealand are pleased to announce the winner of the 2011 Beretta NZ Junior Scholarship.

Jamie Peryer-Fursdon from Lower Hutt, now at Waikato University, is the 2011 winner of the Beretta NZ Junior Scholarship. Jamie was presented with his new Beretta 682 E at the DTL Nationals in Waikato recently.

The scholarship is designed to support up and coming young shooters and will run for a two-year period.

Jamie will receive assistance from Beretta New Zealand via the provision of shooting equipment for the two-year duration of the Scholarship period. This includes the use of a custom fitted shotgun, clothing, glasses and an initial quantity of RC ammunition. The NZCTA will also provide financial assistance for travel to events and ongoing ammunition supply.

Beretta would like to congratulate Jamie and wish him well in his shooting career.

Success for Beretta shooters at 2011 DTL Nationals

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Beretta shooters once again came away with many of the major prizes at this years New Zealand DTL Nationals.

Beretta High Gun Winner 2011 Arty Del Ben

The 2011 Championships, held at Waikato Gun Club in March,  saw Beretta shooters win the majority of the Championships including:
Ball Trap- Boston Walker;
 Double Rise- Colin Waghorn;  Handicap- Brendon Malcom;  Single Rise – Brendon Malcom;  Point Score – Brian Hartley.

Other wins for Beretta shooters included the Kilwell Trophy Match and 2010 Vic Ball Long Run- both won by Gavin Searle,  and the Whisky Trophy Match  – Colin Waghorn.

Four of the past and present Junior Scholarship winners also shot their way into the senior Mackintosh team.

This year the Beretta High Gun competition was won by Arty Del Ben from Australia with a score of 438.   Sheryl Anglem from Amberley took out top honours in the Ladies’ competition with her Beretta DT10  and another Beretta shooter William Rooney, from Timaru, won the Junior competition with a score of 424. .

For images from this year’s DTL Championship click here.

Beretta New Zealand congratulates all the winners, to access the full list of results from the NZCTA web site, click here

2011 Beretta Junior Scholarship Winner To Be Announced At DTLs

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Applications for the 2011 Beretta Junior Scholarship have closed and the  winner will be announced at the forthcoming DTL National Championships at Waikato Gun Club in March. The scholarship is designed to support up and coming young shooters and will run for a two-year period.

Beretta at the NZ Secondary School Championships

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

On 25th September the Beretta DTL High Gun secondary school championships kicked off at the Canterbury Clay Target Club just out of Christchurch. 

This 3  day event attracted 300 secondary school shooters from all over New Zealand. With the caliber of shooting being very high in testing conditions this year it was fantastic to see so many reaching the shoot off stages. 

 The team at Beretta New Zealand would like to congratulate the DTL  High Gun winners, Grant Ramsay and Jessica Sutherland  on their outstanding  achievement and wish them both great shooting with their new Beretta 682 Gold-E Trap guns they won for their efforts.               


  Beretta New Zealand congratulates all the winners, full results can be found on the NZCTA web site, click here.

2010 Beretta Scholarship Recipient Announced

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Beretta New Zealand and the NZCTA are pleased to announce the winner of the 2010 Beretta NZ Junior Scholarship.

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Beretta Shooter wins DTL High Gun

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Beretta has once again dominated the major prize giving at the DTL National Championship.  The Championships, held at  Canterbury Gun Club from the 27th February until the 6th of March saw Beretta shooters win both the men’s High Gun Title and the women’s competition.

Gavin Searle, a long time Beretta shooter and popular local competitor, won the NZ Beretta High Gun with a score of 444. Nathalie Rooney from Timaru took out top honours in the Ladies’ competition.

The Junior’s competiton was won by Jack Norwood of Putaruru with a score of 433. For images from this year’s DTL Championship click here.

Beretta New Zealand congratulates all the winners, full results can be found on the NZCTA web site, click here.

Beretta shooters are regional DTL champions

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Beretta shooters Brendan Malcom and Colin Waghorm have taken High Gun honours at the North Island and South Island DTL Championships respectively.

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Beretta NZ takes over Avery distribution

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Beretta New Zealand is pleased to announce that it has taken over the master distribution license for Avery decoys, blinds and accessories, from immediate effect.

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Beretta launches the A400 Xplor.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The A400 Xplor is Beretta’s semi-automatic platform of the future.   It’s up to 36% faster than comparable semi automatics, and with 70% less recoil you can expect the unexpected.

Click here to open the A400 web site.

Beretta shooters selected for NZ team to compete in the World Sporting Clays.

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Emily Olsen and Maria Dunnett, both shooting with the Beretta 682 Gold E, have been selected to shoot for the NZ ladies team at the forthcoming World Sporting Clays.

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2010 Beretta Junior Scholarship applications now open

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

This scholarship is designed to support up and coming junior clay target shooters to achieve higher honours.

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