Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

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

Reloading for Long Range and ELR Shooting (Simplified)

By Mark V. Lonsdale Your reloading process should begin by clearing the bench of any powders or primers from the previous caliber being loaded. More than a few shooters have had nasty accidents by loading the wrong powder and blowing … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Last weekend, Derek Rodgers and I had the pleasure of being invited to shoot in the Guardian Long Range Competition Shoot at Big Sandy AZ, as Team McMillan/ELRHQ. This was the first Long … Continue reading

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Consistency & Concentration in Shooting

The Importance of the Mental Game  By Mark V. Lonsdale Any individuals involved in competitive or precision shooting know the importance of consistency in form and technique to produce repeatable accuracy, but do they appreciate the equally important role of … Continue reading

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Practice with a Purpose

How developing a training program will improve your shooting By Mark V. Lonsdale As much as we would like to believe that there are “naturals” in any sport, and we hope that we may have at least some natural ability, … Continue reading

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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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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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