Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

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

ELR Trigger Time & Ballistic Solvers

By Mark V Lonsdale In the past year I’ve made a couple of observations about ELR shooting that readers may find helpful, particularly shooters new to ELR: Shooters don’t shoot their ELR rifles enough because of lack of opportunity or … Continue reading

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MUZZLE VELOCITY IS NOT A CONSTANT

Why Long Range Shooters Need to Periodically Chronograph their Rifles and Ammunition By Mark V. Lonsdale One of the most important data points that needs to be entered into any ballistic program or solver, such as AB Analytics, is the … Continue reading

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Extreme Long Range (ELR) Shooting and the Practical Value

By Mark V. Lonsdale Testing your skills at long range shooting is neither expensive nor overly difficult. Anyone with a modicum of rifle shooting skills, a good 300 Win Mag, 7mm Mag, or even 6.5 Creedmoor, and a box of … Continue reading

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Why Run a Charlie TARAC?

Why Run a Charlie TARAC? By Mark V. Lonsdale The short answer is to be able to shoot longer distances than the internal scope elevation adjustments will allow. Most of the high-end scopes are running about 30 MILS or 100 … Continue reading

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Interview with a Champion

INTERVIEW WITH A CHAMPION – DEREK RODGERS FTR World Champion / 2017 Ko2M Champion     By Mark V. Lonsdale With the 2018 King of 2 Miles (Ko2M) only 5 weeks away, those selected to compete in July 2018 are all  … Continue reading

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New Stock from McMillan – the A6

McMillan A6 stock with Graphite shell and molded in Woodland Carbon Ambush camo, adjustable cheek rest, and spacer system to adjust length of pull (LOP). Atlas Tactical action; 6.5 Creedmoor Bartlein medium Palma barrel cut to 24″; Badger M5 bottom … Continue reading

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The Importance of Measuring Cartridge Headspace – Part 2

By Mark V. Lonsdale As a continuation to the series of reloading fundamentals for rookies, we will take a look at the importance of measuring headspace and accurately bumping the shoulder on your brass. But keep in mind that this … Continue reading

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Rifle Reloading 101 – A Primer for Beginners – Part 1

By Mark V. Lonsdale Warning: Hand loading ammunition is a potentially dangerous activity that requires serious consideration, training, and attention to detail. It becomes even more dangerous if the individual is inattentive, drunk, or easily distracted. It cannot be overemphasized … Continue reading

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LabRadar Simplified

By Mark V. Lonsdale For those who are intimidated by technology, here is a shooting range Quick Start guide to the LabRadar. Once you become familiar with the functionality, you will find the LabRadar to be quick and easy to … Continue reading

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ELR Central World Record Event

INAUGURAL WORLD RECORD EVENT  Las Vegas, NV – Sunday, 21 Jan 2018 Location:         Front Sight Range, 1 Front Sight Road, Pahrump, NV 89061 Time:               Registration: 0600-0700         Range Brief: 0700 Morning Relays: 0800-1000   Afternoon Relays: 1400-1600 Awards Dinner: 1800 – … Continue reading

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