Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

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

Developing Shooting Habits for Success

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU The premise for this paper is that no matter how much you shoot or how many competitions you win, the basic fundamentals of marksmanship remain the same. You never graduate from reinforcing the fundamentals, or … Continue reading

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DON’T GO UNDER GUNNED

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU So what does it mean to be under gunned? Much of this discussion is situation dependent, but in short, under gunned means that the firearm that you are carrying or selected lacks either power, range, … Continue reading

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ELR Shooting & Half Value Adjustments

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Team Global Precision – Derek, Paul & Mark One of the (many) potential mistakes made in ELR shooting is over compensating for a miss and then missing again but in the opposite direction. This can … Continue reading

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FCSA ELR Matches in Raton, NM

This week was the first major competition for Team Global Precision competing as a team. Paul and Derek have been competing together in both FTR and ELR matches for years, making Mark the new addition to the team. Team Global … Continue reading

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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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LONG RANGE PRS – LESSONS LEARNED

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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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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