Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

Dedicated shooter, seeker, traveler, teacher, trainer, educator

The Training Never Stops

Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Wednesday Wisdom

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Cheap Scopes Don’t Go the Distance

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU After over three decades of running training for law enforcement and military snipers, plus civilian long range precision rifle classes, one of the single most significant roadblocks has been inexpensive scopes and mounts. While poor … Continue reading

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Where Were You on 9-11?

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU “No matter how long it takes, no matter where we have to look, our United States military will patiently and surely hunt down the murderers and killers and terrorists, and bring them, one by one, … Continue reading

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Alaska Fish & Game Rifle and Ammunition Recommendations

Drawn from: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=hunting.firearms Firearms and Ammunition There are no simple answers when it comes to selecting a firearm and accompanying ammunition. How accurately you shoot is far more important than the type of rifle, cartridge, and bullet you choose. Alaska … Continue reading

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Know your .338s and .375s

By Mark V. Lonsdale I’ve talked to several individuals in recent years who had confused 338 WinMag with 338 Lapua Mag, and 375 H&H with 375 CheyTac. In short, these are very different cartridges in both purpose and range. While … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tech Tip – Labradar and Light Loads

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU The training never stops and the goal is to learn something everyday. Yes, we have all learned that the radical left social democrats are willing to destroy our 1st and 2nd amendment rights (free speech … Continue reading

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.243 Winchester – Peterson Brass and the Berger 109 Hybrid

By Mark V. Lonsdale Growing up hunting, the .243 Winchester was one of the most popular light deer rifles. It was also a popular caliber for long range target competition shooting. The Sierra 107 SMK was the most popular 600 … Continue reading

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The Ideal Truck Gun

By Mark V. Lonsdale Warning: Be sure to check out state and local laws and ordinances when storing or transporting firearms in a vehicle. Let’s first define a truck gun. For anyone who has worked on a ranch, it’s a … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Pre-Range / Pre-Shooting Ritual

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Over the years, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen fellow shooters and competitors perform poorly or blow a match because they forgot a critical piece of equipment or failed to prepare adequately. … Continue reading

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The Project Rifle – .375 H&H

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Whether for FT-R, PRS, long range, ELR, or hunting, every custom built rifle begins with a fleeting thought deep in the brain-housing group. Then it moves to a little online research looking for similar rifles, … Continue reading

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