Monthly Archives: August 2017

Kestrel Elite 5700 ABS

Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Training Director It is not too difficult to build a rifle that will shoot sub-MOA at long range (1000 yards). It is even not that difficult to dope the temperature, altitude and humidity, but the wind … Continue reading

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Building a Project FTR/Sniper Rifle

It is always interesting to begin a new project rifle – to try and turn goals and vision into a tack driving lead-slinger. But it requires some thought and planning since mistakes can be costly. So, the first question you … Continue reading

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Badger Ordnance Bottom Metal

For hunting and many forms of rifle competition, the integral magazine system is adequate. Very rarely does the competent hunter require more than two or three rounds to ensure the kill, and in many bolt action rifle competitions rounds are … Continue reading

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Long Range Shooting on a Budget

Reading the various facebook pages related to precision rifle shooting or long range shooting, one of the most common questions is, “How can I get into long range shooting on a budget?” This is closely followed by, “What’s a good … Continue reading

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Designated Defensive Marksman – DDM

Designated Defensive Marksman (DDM) is a term that came out of security contractor operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. While the prerequisite for DDMs was 3-4 years of sniper training and experience (military or law enforcement), it would not have been … Continue reading

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The Importance of Indexing Your Scope Mounts

Originally posted on Specialized Tactical Training Unit – STTU:
By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Training Director While running the return to zero evaluations in the previous article, we decided to try moving the mount further up the rail to see…

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American Defense AR Patrol Rifle

Originally posted on Specialized Tactical Training Unit – STTU:
By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU I have just begun evaluating the American Defense UIC Mod 2 so check back for progress and updates. What I can tell you is that,…

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Rifle Calibers for F-TR and PRS Tactical Division – and Why .308 Winchester?

Originally posted on Specialized Tactical Training Unit – STTU:
By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU Based on a number of questions from shooters hoping to get into F-Class Target Rifle (F-TR) of Precision Rifle shooting, there is obviously some confusion…

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Which Applied Ballistics Mobile App or Firing Solution is Right for You?

Originally posted on Specialized Tactical Training Unit – STTU:
By Mark V. Lonsdale STTU Training Director If you are involved in long range shooting, for competition, recreating, or taking care of “more serious business,” then you will be familiar with…

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