Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

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

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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Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25x56mm FFP

By Mark V. Lonsdale Looking for a top quality scope for long range shooting? Check out the Leupold Mark 5HD – a truly awesome piece of glass for the serious shooter, complete with a lifetime warranty.  Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25x56mm … Continue reading

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Reloading Tech Tip

By Mark V. Lonsdale “Accuracy is the Product of Uniformity” Looking for that added precision or tighter groups? Do you batch your bullets? Even with match-grade bullets you will find a variance in weight ranging two or three tenths of … Continue reading

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Sierra 195 TMK & VihtaVuori N560

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Whether it’s called social distancing, stay at home, or shelter in place, it doesn’t mean you can’t get to the range. With reduced air travel and postponement of competitions, I have definitely had more time … Continue reading

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Bubble Levels

By Mark V. Lonsdale Is it important that your rifle is level when shooting? You bet! And the further you are shooting the more critical it is that your rifle has an anti-cant device. High quality Holland’s scope level to … Continue reading

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Bix’n Andy’s Dakota Trigger

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Looking for a solid, no nonsense trigger for tactical or practical applications? You won’t be disappointed with the Bix’n Andy Dakota. I’ve been running one for over a month on one of my .300 Win … Continue reading

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