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Hornady® adds Phillip Velayo to Sponsored Shooting Team

Grand Island, NE — Hornady® is proud to add Phillip Velayo to Team Hornady.

“I’ve been using Hornady ammunition for years and it’s always exceeded expectations” said Velayo. “From podium finishes, to harvesting deer and elk, their ammunition allows me to do it all, in every practical application to long range shooting – I’m excited and beyond humbled to join Team Hornady” Velayo added.

“Phillip is a well-known, nationally ranked precision rifle competitor in the Precision Rifle Series and National Rifle League circuit” said Neil Davies, Hornady Marketing Director. “His skillsets and extensive knowledge of long-range shooting make him the perfect addition to our team” Davies added.

Phillip is a 10-year Marine Corps veteran, having served his entire career in the Scout Sniper community. During this time, Phillip completed four overseas deployments and served in all billets available to a Scout Sniper, to include Scout Sniper Team Leader, Chief Scout Sniper and Scout Sniper Instructor.

In 2016, Phillip was nominated for Scout Sniper Instructor of the year for his meticulous instruction that resulted in institutional changes in the training of Marine Scout Snipers in both formal schools and unit level training.

Upon exciting the Marine Corps in 2018, Phillip served as the Lead Instructor for Gunwerks Long Range University for two years. Phillip is one of the co-founders of Modern Day Sniper and now serves as the Lead Instructor and Marketing Manager for Modern Day Sniper.

Hornady sponsored shooters represent Hornady across the nation. The top competitors in 3-Gun, Benchrest, Action Pistol, High Power, Precision Rifle Series, National Rifle League and ELR competitions rely on Hornady products to deliver the accuracy and consistency needed to win time after time. Hornady is proud to endorse our team and their efforts industry wide.

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, accessory and security product design and manufacturing.

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