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A trophy is a tangible, durable reminder of a specific achievement, and serves as recognition or evidence of merit. Trophies are often awarded for sporting events, from youth sports to professional level athletics. In many sports medals (or, in North America, rings) are often given out either as the trophy or along with more traditional trophies.
Originally the word trophy, derived from the Greek tropaion, referred to arms, standards, other property, or human captives and body parts (e.g., headhunting) captured in battle. These war trophies commemorated the military victories of a state, army or individual combatant. In modern warfare trophy taking is discouraged, but this sense of the word is reflected in hunting trophies and human trophy collecting by serial killers.

A slang term for an individual or team's collection of trophies is silverware.

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    Federal premium trophy copper

    Just picked up a couple boxes for my 7mm. Anyone use them and care to shed some light on performance on game and such?
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    I was reading an article about 1,000 hunters in North Dakota polled and very few men hunted for meat. However, twice as many women hunters said they hunted for meat. Many men said they hunted for other reasons than for food. I suspect most men will have a multiplicity of reasons, and it will be...
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