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Heena Sidhu tests her ammunitions ahead of ISSF cup

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Fellbach, [Germany] | May 19, 2018 8:41:28 PM IST
Ahead of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Munich, Ace shooter Heena Sidhu had tested her ammunition in Germany's Fellbach on Saturday.

The ISSF world cup will take place from May 22 to 29.

Shooting being a precision sport, the minutest of errors decide a winner from the rest.

Heena took four hours to test her ammunitions today.

"We underwent testing of 19 different batches with different velocities that were available as pistol ammunition at the Eley Tenex (.22 Long Rifle ammunition) ammunition testing facility in Fellbach and found that something that consistently offered high accuracy from the barrel of Heena's 25m pistol," said shooting coach Ronak Pandit.

A total of 520 shots were fired in all to find the best batch of bullets for Heena to use in the upcoming world cup.

The batch number has been reserved for Heena and she will now be coordinating with the Eley Company in the UK to import it under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme and will also receive administrative support from the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).

"So despite using the best ammunition in the world, there could be variations in results with some shots say 1 in 15 which mean about 3-4 shots in a match could be flying off as much as 6-8mm away at 25m. That is a lot in a precision sport like shooting," said the ace shooter Heena Sidhu.

Heena thanked the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and Sports Authority of India for organizing the camp in Germany to test out the ammunition.

"This testing will help get even better results from the existing technical skill levels," she added.(ANI)

 
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