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Hornady® Joins with Leupold & Stevens and Nosler to Support Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Grand Island, NE - Hornady® has joined with two other legendary, family-owned American companies again this year to support the common goal of protecting and advancing the shooting and hunting sports.

Industry leaders, Hornady, Leupold & Stevens and Nosler have combined for a prize package to be auctioned at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) 29th Annual Banquet & Auction on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Washington, D.C.

Last year, the American Families Rifle Package generated $25,000 for CSF, a nonprofit organization that works with Congress, governors and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, fishing, recreational shooting and trapping.

The prize package consists of a Nosler Model 48 Long Range Carbon™ rifle chambered in 6.5 PRC, topped with a Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm with the Twilight HD Light Management System and 200 rounds of Hornady® Precision Hunter® 6.5 PRC 143 gr ELD-X® ammunition.

rifle with precision hunter ammunition

The rifle, scope and ammo make the perfect combination for mountain hunting, backcountry excursions and long-range competition.

In addition to bidding at CSF’s Annual Banquet, interested parties may also submit bids via: All bids must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST Friday, August 31. The winner will be notified via email on Thursday, Sept. 6. Contact Dante Swallow at with any questions.

About the Nosler® Model 48 Long Range Carbon™

The Nosler® Model 48 Long Range 6.5 PRC Carbon™ includes a PROOF Research™ carbon-fiber-wrapped, match-grade barrel, which reduces overall rifle weight and dissipates heat better than traditional stainless barrels, ensuring the utmost accuracy and durability. Find out more:

About the Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 scope

The Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm CDS-ZL2 scope with pre-cut ballistic drop compensating turret takes optical performance to the next level with an incorporated High-Definition optical system for sharpened clarity. The Twilight Max™ HD 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. Find out more:

About Precision Hunter Ammunition

The superior, match-accurate hunting loads of Hornady® Precision Hunter® ammunition allow the technologically advanced ELD-X® (Extremely Low Drag eXpanding) bullet to achieve highest-in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at all practical hunting distances. Find out more:

"Hunting and recreational shooting are imbedded in our culture and protecting the rights of those who love outdoor sports is fundamental to our American way of life." said Jason Hornady, vice president of Hornady® Manufacturing Co. "That’s why we’re not only glad to join with Nosler and Leupold to support the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation in its important work, we’re proud to do it too."

“CSF is grateful to our partners, Hornady, Leupold & Stevens, and Nosler, for donating this special hunting package to our Annual Banquet & Auction,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “The proceeds of this generous donation will go directly back to CSF’s mission of protecting and advancing our angling, hunting, recreational shooting, and trapping traditions in the halls of government.”

Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture.

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